Vintage, yesteryear and retro biking
I'm sad. The ride home was all nice and all. But for some reason the bike is in the lower half of 9kg. That's as light as the Cadex and its not even carbon. I don't know why it's so light. Wonder what the frame by itself weighs. It's running 600 STI, FD, RD and brakes. Cranks are Superbe Pro. Front hub is a Superbe Pro laced with some bladed spokes to a Araya CTL-370. Rear is a Sachs together with an Ambrosio Super Elite I think. Sachs 13-21t freewheel as well. It's quite a good deal.
Saddle has come apart. The foam and cover is barely stuck to the saddle body now. New saddle it is, good thing I've got a whole bunch lying around. Frame is missing decal on the left side, and paint is chipped around the bottle cage area, but not too bad. Maybe I can persuade my bro to do a repaint. One of the bidon holes is stuck to the screw. Unscrewing would twist the threaded portion. Weld/glue holding it there must have failed.
bychosis, do you know if they made custom bikes? Or just rebadged some frames? Was Rod Martin a framebuilder or something?
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Dirt works has them new for about half that start price with a not too dissimilar build Does 'hand built' mean TIG welded on a production line in Taiwan, like every other bicycle? Or does it mean it was put together with hands, like, uhh, every other bicycle.. Obviously whoever did this 'hand-build' only spent about 4 minutes fitting those mudguards.
According to some stuff I read this morning while reminiscing rod Martin is a qualified bicycle and automotive engineer. As far as I know he did some building. He definately built some nice cars. Others will know more.
Edit: little more googling revealed a Australian made rod Martin built fixie.
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bychosis (bahy-koh-sis): A mental disorder of delusions indicating impaired contact with a reality of no bicycles.
I hope that you and your brother are fairly light. I don't know much about that bike, or how much a similar aluminum bike should weigh. But if its a custom bike, it might have been designed to suit someone light and hence they can shave more weight off sacrificing strength.
Also nobody go buying any tandems this week...
Interesting Shogun in Brisbane?
http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/brisbane ... 1025490650
Long day's journey into alt-bars
Do you mean this one?
Someone's been playing silly B's with the 531 stickers. Even Dawes were not that slack.... Certainly would be 531 throughout but.
yeah, i'm surprised it's still there (the shogun tourer). looks smallish. maybe too small for genpop
My bro is nearing 70kg, and I'm at 60kg. I guess that'll be light enough for a low 50cm frame. It was apparently a female triathlete's old bike, so it should be able to take some hard riding.
I didn't know they made aluminium versions of the Repco Vertex.
http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/downer/b ... 1022912950
Weren't they rebadged litages?
Shogun Team Issue
http://www.bikeexchange.com.au/bicycles ... /100153355
Tange Prestige Tubing
Not getting any bigger or closer though
That's the one! Stickers are a little odd, but here's an identical one - they're just in the wrong place. http://www.flickr.com/photos/93231247@N02/sets/72157632775905416/with/8475964497/
The rear wheel has been re laced, but it's great nonetheless, I'm just waiting on a reply for the captain's top tube length. The last tandem I was chasing about 6 months ago sold for $10 over my maximum bid... So this time I'm armed with a tax return.
Just in case anyone is interested, I have scans of the 1984 Dawes catalogue here http://s1142.photobucket.com/user/ldrcy ... t=3&page=1 , unfortunately doesn't show any tandems.
When man invented the bicycle he reached the peak of his attainments- Elizabeth West.
...not enough photos to really see what it's all about imo.
That's code for "talk it down so I can buy it" usually
haha.... yeah good point - will keep it mind if I ever find something worth buying.
That's interesting, they were definitely around in 1985/86 cos that was when we had our Swallow built, I thought they had been around a few years before that. The one on e-bay is much later, from the early-mid 90's maybe?
Thanks for that. Hard to believe the Super Galaxy *still* had centre pull brakes in 1984. I already own a late 70s Super Galaxy, so this will be my second (and third?) Super Galaxy! Although the tandem is much better equipped for touring than the 70s model, which lacks bottle braze ons and a proper rack mount. I'd call it more of an overnighter.
A super galaxy is on my must have list, so I am envious. The tandem looks awesome, good luck!
Never seen one of these before. Pretty interesting bit of kit - a Proflex
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Mountainbike ... 3a83ae1087
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