Indi Condor-Lightweight

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Indi Condor-Lightweight

Postby zues » Mon Nov 02, 2009 6:32 pm

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 :?:
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Re: Indi Condor-Lightweight

Postby Minority » Mon Nov 02, 2009 8:12 pm

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!!
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Re: Indi Condor-Lightweight

Postby munga » Mon Nov 02, 2009 8:17 pm

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
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Re: Indi Condor-Lightweight

Postby zues » Tue Nov 03, 2009 12:39 am

Munga wrote
hope you picked it up.



Yeah I did the right thing and saved it from scrap :D .
I will post a pic once I give it a clean.
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Re: Indi Condor-Lightweight

Postby zues » Thu Nov 05, 2009 12:06 am

A few pics of the CondorImage
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Re: Indi Condor-Lightweight

Postby zues » Thu Nov 05, 2009 9:44 am

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Golden Arrow RD
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Re: Indi Condor-Lightweight

Postby thommo09 » Thu Nov 05, 2009 11:00 am

That's hot, I look forward to seeing it all nice and shiny :wink:

...and with the bars lowered a bit! :shock:
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Re: Indi Condor-Lightweight

Postby Minority » Thu Nov 05, 2009 7:46 pm

Snap - although yours is in much better condition.

Even the garage door is a similar colour!

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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.

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Re: Indi Condor-Lightweight

Postby zues » Thu Nov 05, 2009 10:17 pm

Minority-Yeah but your garage door looks better than mine.
That green frame looks nice what is it?
And what did you use to polish up that RD :?:
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Re: Indi Condor-Lightweight

Postby Minority » Fri Nov 06, 2009 8:47 am

zues wrote:That green frame looks nice what is it?


Wish I knew, it had already had a crappy repaint in white (and had no decals) before I repainted it green .

zues wrote:And what did you use to polish up that RD :?:


I used a buffing wheel on a bench grinder with an alloy buffing compound, then finished off with Autosol
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Re: Indi Condor-Lightweight

Postby rustguard » Mon Nov 23, 2009 1:47 pm

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.
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Re: Indi Condor-Lightweight

Postby zues » Mon Nov 23, 2009 2:27 pm

Hi Rustguard
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
What's yours :?:
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Re: Indi Condor-Lightweight

Postby zues » Mon Nov 23, 2009 4:34 pm

here's the decal[img][IMG]http://i668.photobucket.com/albums/vv48/hjs_09/DSC_1637.jpg[/img][/img]
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Re: Indi Condor-Lightweight

Postby rustguard » Mon Nov 23, 2009 8:48 pm

mine is a 57 or 58 it too has 165mm cranks on it. how tall are you?
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Re: Indi Condor-Lightweight

Postby zues » Mon Nov 23, 2009 9:23 pm

Rustguard Im 186cm and a bit.
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