Vintage, yesteryear and retro biking
Well I know nothing about the Guy Leech repcos but that reminds me of when I saw a picture of Greg Lemond riding a Huffy branded bike. He was sponsored by them for some time. That bike he was riding though was some super duper light weight Colombus tubed custom build.
You could ask a clever electrician
I have a Repco frame from 1958. Tips were chromed in about 1961. Only the areas that were to display chrome in the finished job were polished before electroplating.
Now to my electrical question ay koshari
I believe Koichi Yamaguchi had a hand in the US Team Huffy/Raleigh bikes of that era: http://www.yamaguchibike.com/content/Hi ... Experience
This thread is a great read, guy documents his time at the Yamaguchi frame building school. Lots of cool photos and info.
And checkout Post #10 for a department store Huffy TT bike: http://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vinta ... -bike.html
Hmm, that is a question that could have many answers, and in the end it would be how much are you willing to pay for it? I would imagine one of these would have been around $500-$600 new if that is any help. Personally I don't think any of the Repco bikes with the exception of the Vertexes are really worth more than about $200 now, although I have paid more than that for particular bikes I have wanted. Then I have also got a 1989 Eurosport for free, so it is really up to want you want and what you find. It seems sometimes that the price is based more on a particular colour than the bike itself.
Bear in mind that those fluoro colours will fade (if they have not already) on any bike that you are using outside a lot
Remember that you will probably need to replace tyres and cables. Allow for them in your cost calculations.
Thinking about buying one . Not to sure about the build of the frame, origin, tubing and weight that sort of thing . I'm happy to let it go but if it's desirable and above midrange for its period them I'm in ...
the Oly 14 I have is certainly nothing special tubing wise. Heavy as and tig welded butt joins. I think I even I had to drill out the unicrown fork to put some half decent later recessed nut dual pivot brakes on it.
Main reason I held onto it because it's my size at 60cm and it built up into a good flat bar runabout to leave at my Mum's place.
After all is said and done; a lot more is usually said than done.
certainly not midrange, or above midrange, in the grand scheme of things.
i loved mine to bits, but i wouldn't swap any of my current bikes to have it back.
I have never had an Olympic 14, however I do have an Olympic 12 and 16. It is interesting that the seat post changed from 26.6 on the 12 to 26.2 on the 16. At some stage they have obviously moved to much cheaper, heavier tubing. I only discovered this last night when trying to swap over some parts!
Sorry it has been a while, but I am reposting the 1988 Repco catalogue after the demise of Flickr (or at least of logging in without a Yahoo account, which I refuse to ever open). So I have gone for everyone's favourite Photobucket (after struggling with Picasa for some time and not being able to just post an image). I know how much of a pain it is to not have these available when you are looking for info so thought it was time to get off my butt!
Catalogue is here.
Also if anyone is interested in pics of my ultimate 80s bike, the 1988 Eurosport Tri-A in smokey fuchsia and white, soon to be upgraded to 6400 "tricolour" 7 speed Ultegra.
Also check out The Eggmans Eurosport pickup, looks like another Repco getting back on the road. I know it is one of the colours I have heard people here lusting after
Another picture that went missing from one of my earlier posts, my current work bike built and photographed earlier this year. It has done over 1 500km now (and badly needs a clean)!
And the sad state of my garage. The blue bike (which was an Olympic 16) has now moved to my brother's place on the Gold Coast, but of course has been replaced (with a lower spec Ricardo, a story for another topic).
Wow, love both of those Repcos schuberj.
Mine's also undergone a bit of surgery. I bought this Superlite from another member on here a few months back for the uni commute:
But to use it for the work commute as well, I needed some lower gearing. Well, luckily enough, I scored a good deal on some R500 wheels ($100 including some half-decent Specialized tyres) and a Tiagra groupset ($200), and off to work I went.
Took (almost) everything off:
And put it together again:
I just love all the funky colour schemes the Superlites came in. If anyone knows the build year of the frame (and/or can link me to a catalogue), I'd be very happy. Exage parts had a build code dating them to '89 - so I assume a 1990 frame?
2wheels check out the catalogs at http://www.bloggingadeadhorse.com/
but I was just having a look and I couldn't see your superlite.It has the same decals as the 90-91 year model, but the color scheme doesn't match with any year, through closest in style to 91-92. The 93 catalog is missing, if it exists.
Nice bikes you and Schuberj both have.
I'm sure this has come up before on this long thread, but I was pretty surprised to see this in the 88-89 catalog:
Reynolds 531 made in Australia hellenic frame with campag bits.
It was not unusual for the Japanese manufacturers to bring out a new colour mid model year (such as the smokey green and white Victory Tri-A and Fuchsia Splatter Eurosport in 88-89) so I would not be surprised if this tradition continued with the Taiwanese built bikes. I would definitely put it in the 90-91 model year as the victory from that year had a similar colour scheme. Love the purple cables by the way!
There are a number of Vertex Vicenzas around in various stages of originality. I swear we are getting to the stage where we need a photo only thread for each model!
Noted your post, Wed Nov 05, 2014 11:24 pm... "pics of my ultimate 80s bike, the 1988 Eurosport Tri-A in smokey fuchsia and white"
I have picked up the bigger version of yours
Seat Tube - 610
Top Tube - 565
Down Tube - 630
Rear Stay - 575
Chain Stay - 405
Head Tube - 140 (O/A 195)
Stand Over - 855
Wheelbase - 1000
Seat at 1090, and stem at max ht top of bars is 970. more drop than I'm used to
I find the sizing a bit odd compared to the:
Seat Tube - 618
Top Tube - 580
Down Tube - 645
Rear Stay - 575
Chain Stay - 400
Head Tube - 150 (O/A 205)
Stand Over - 870
Wheelbase - 996
Seat at 1090, and stem at max ht top of bars is 990.
Seat Tube - 630
Top Tube - 570
Down Tube - 625
Rear Stay - 585
Chain Stay - 420
Head Tube - 160 (O/A 212)
Stand Over - 878
Wheelbase - 996 with race fork (1020 with standard fork)
Seat at 1090, and stem at max ht top of bars is 1000.
Yours looks like a 22&1/2" frame
=>> What are the dimensions?
by munga » Fri Nov 07, 2014 11:12 pm
schuberj wrote:There are a number of Vertex Vicenzas around in various stages of originality.
show me the money!
=>> If you have or see a 64cm one for sale let me know.
Is there a post somewhere that shows what the standard is for getting all those measurements, i.e. centre to centre, length of actual tube etc.? I don't mind measuring it but want to make sure I am getting the correct measurements for you.
I remember in the day we used to think these frames were 22" square, not sure what that was based on because I am sure I have measured more recently and got different results. The Victory and Eurosport (Japanese) frames were definitely smaller than the Giant ones though (no pun intended )
Hi schuberj re
"Is there a post somewhere that shows what the standard is for getting all those measurements"
You can then Put data into Here or Here
I've measured centre to centre for all. Except Head tube where 1st measurement is centre to centre & 2nd measurement in brackets is Overall just the frame head tube ie not including bearing cups.
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