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On the way to work today I came across a Indi Condor (stamped 84 ) 6 speed freewheel with full Shimano arrow group.
Its a Kuhawara frame with the inscription lightweight and another badge with Ishiwata Magny- there's more writing on it but to faded to read.
The seat post is 26.8mm.
Any ideas what type of steel this may be
Ishiwata is a high quality Japanese tubing manufacturer.
Their Magny tubesets came in two flavours, Magny X & Magny V.
I believe that it is a Manganese-Molybdenum alloy of steel (as is Reynolds 531) rather than the more common Chromium-Molybdenum (CroMo) alloy
The tubeset is seamed rather than seamless.
The following link is a great resource for finding out about steel tubesets:
http://desperadocycles.com/The_Lowdown_ ... Tubing.htm
Good luck with your Indi Condor!!
hope you picked it up.
ishiwata magny v/ex/exo tubing.
shimano golden arrow components.
certainly not a cheap bike in it's day.
worth saving and passing on i reckon
Snap - although yours is in much better condition.
Even the garage door is a similar colour!
Mine originally had the Shimano 105 "Golden Arrow" group and most likely will again.
By the way that groupset will polish up really nicely with a bit of effort.
Wish I knew, it had already had a crappy repaint in white (and had no decals) before I repainted it green .
I used a buffing wheel on a bench grinder with an alloy buffing compound, then finished off with Autosol
nice bike is in great condition
I have the same frame myself with the same groupo on it, just missing the FD. decals have been almost scraped off can just read the indi condor. It has a kurahara headset on it and looked like kurahara lugwork so I figured it for a good quality kurahara frame. then I found 'by kurahara' written on the chainstay. the tube sticker is mostly gone can read the magny but all the other writing is rubbed/faded away. do you have any closeups of the tubing sticker? other than that the frame is in good condition.
I got a picture but you cant read anything apart from Magny and just faintly Ishiwata. At the moment having problems with photobucket
My frames 55cm cc ST X55cm cc TT
with 165 cranks-to small for me
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