singlespeedscott wrote:PawPaw wrote:
Drools ...... The mythical Apollo VI
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singlespeedscott wrote:I thought the pearl white ones were the elusive VI? They were fitted out with Suntour Superbe.
Ill see if I can find some piccies of the bike and frame. From memory it had full Shimano 600 6200 series parts. The post was an SR laprade. Nitto stem and bars.
samrobertprovost wrote:Do you know which Nitto stem it came with? And what seat post?
I've been enjoying this thread for the last week or so, as I recently bought an old Apollo and have been doing some research into its origins. Also getting some great ideas on how to fix her up. There are some amazing restoration jobs on here.
Here are some pics.
The serial number is MCF2973 which doesn't seem to follow the Kuwahara numbering, so I haven't been able to pinpoint a year, or even a model at this stage. But everything on the bike is pretty much clamp on, so I'm guessing late 70s early 80s? I'm completely new to this, so there's a lot to learn!
The bike has Suntour VX gears, Dia-Compe brakes and KKT pedals.
It's taken me to work and back along the Brisbane river a few times and rides quite well, but I'm really looking forward to getting it back into top condition.
Anyway, just wanted to say hi and thanks for all the info on here. I'll post more pics as I go along
LugNut wrote:Noice. Those Suntour power ratchet shifters are great to use, I have a set on my Dawes.
An update on the nice Apollo that I nearly bought a few posts above, seller rocked up with a completely different, far inferior bicycle, turns out he just got the ad picture off of google. Made it out like I had wasted his time and should have known, very unapologetic. Pencilled it down as another bad Gumtree experience and went home...
Just googled Apollo and sure enough...