Apollophiles - The Apollo Appreciation Thread

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Postby singlespeedscott » Wed Mar 16, 2016 5:43 pm

That's about your only chance unless you can find one on a bike at the tip shop
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Re: Apollophiles - The Apollo Appreciation Thread

Postby Thurlo » Sun Mar 27, 2016 9:33 am

Salvaged this from the gutter last night. I am guessing it is an Apollo 1 or 2. The serial number is - 84 12 30516. From what I have googled - 84 12 is the month and year of production. Does the 30516 indicate anything of significance?

Rear derailleur was dangling from the chain. Front wheel missing.
Have stripped it back to what you can see in the picture now.

Next step is to find a socket thin enough to get the nut out from the cranks.

Just a quick question as I am very curious as to the weird brackets and the bottom of the forks. What are they from/what is the idea for these?

Thank you!

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Re: Apollophiles - The Apollo Appreciation Thread

Postby grantw » Sun Mar 27, 2016 3:23 pm

Those brackets could be for mudguards perhaps.

You'll want a cotterless crank extractor tool to undo the crank nuts and to pull them off the bottom bracket axle. It's a pita otherwise.
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Postby ironhanglider » Wed Apr 27, 2016 9:35 pm

Was picking up a wheel which I purchased off eBay, and I noticed that the seller also has a large gold Apollo V which he said will be posted on eBay for sale soon. It was shiny clean with what appeared to be a complete 600 groupset. I didn't ask the price.

PM me if you want the bloke's contact no or eBay seller ID.

Cheers,

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Postby Rob74 » Sun May 01, 2016 10:40 am

For those with an Apollo V or VI
Specs on Ishiwata 019
1974 Ishiwata Tubing Catalogue
Ishiwata Cat

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Re: Apollophiles - The Apollo Appreciation Thread

Postby koshari » Wed May 18, 2016 12:39 pm

got myself an Apollo Vitesse this week, its really good nick, so i have a foot in the repco appreciation thread and now one in the apollo appreciation thread :-)

got a lot of bikes to source some mid school BMXs to build a bike for the granddaughter and it happened to be among them.

here it is waiting for some tires..
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love the paintwork.
time and priority atm taken up by the BMXs , learning about gyro brakes and u brakes atm to sort the bmx out then will give the Vitesse a bit of attention and put a few Kms on it.
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Postby a-frame81 » Fri May 20, 2016 3:50 pm

Wow Koshari! That's pretty much exactly what mine looked like before I stripped it back and rebuilt it.

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Postby koshari » Fri May 20, 2016 4:21 pm

a-frame81 wrote:Wow Koshari! That's pretty much exactly what mine looked like before I stripped it back and rebuilt it.

yes i remember commenting that i really liked the original paint scheme on yours, now i have one of my own :-)
I dont have to covet thy neighbors vitesse now.

was showing a bloke i work with it, he said, "what are you gonna do with it" Ride it i replied.
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Re: Apollophiles - The Apollo Appreciation Thread

Postby koshari » Wed May 25, 2016 3:36 pm

first ride on the new/old steed, very nice all though took a little bit to get used to the downtube shifters again, not all bad, reminded me of how easy the big rings shift with friction shifters, missed the compact crank on a couple of the hills though.
http://www.strava.com/activities/587150057
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Postby eldavo » Tue Jun 28, 2016 12:16 am

Apollo Raceline Tripower



New old stock frame built up, My googlefu has failed to get any further info.

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Postby koshari » Wed Jun 29, 2016 10:58 pm

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Vitesse now with tires,
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Re: Apollophiles - The Apollo Appreciation Thread

Postby eldavo » Wed Jun 29, 2016 11:29 pm

Is that regulation seat angle? ;)

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Re: Apollophiles - The Apollo Appreciation Thread

Postby slidetaker » Thu Jun 30, 2016 1:17 pm

I am hoping to see a celeste bar tape...

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Re: Apollophiles - The Apollo Appreciation Thread

Postby koshari » Thu Jun 30, 2016 1:37 pm

eldavo wrote:Is that regulation seat angle? ;)

firstly i ride with seats a lot lower than level, but that seat has a lot of foam on the lower/skinny region which meant that i had to adjust it lower again than i normally would,

I am hoping to see a celeste bar tape...

indeed, actually ordered some last night, interesting colour that, i suspect its right on the green/blue boundary, its sometimes called aqua and sometimes celeste, the tires colour was called baby blue! go figure? or maybe iam just colourblind.
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Postby eldavo » Thu Jun 30, 2016 1:55 pm

koshari wrote:
eldavo wrote:Is that regulation seat angle? ;)

firstly i ride with seats a lot lower than level, but that seat has a lot of foam on the lower/skinny region which meant that i had to adjust it lower again than i normally would,

Just poking fun, the classic FB group had a grumble about modern downward angled seat trend.

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Re: Apollophiles - The Apollo Appreciation Thread

Postby koshari » Thu Jun 30, 2016 2:18 pm

eldavo wrote:
koshari wrote:
eldavo wrote:Is that regulation seat angle? ;)

firstly i ride with seats a lot lower than level, but that seat has a lot of foam on the lower/skinny region which meant that i had to adjust it lower again than i normally would,

Just poking fun, the classic FB group had a grumble about modern downward angled seat trend.

cheers ,
well as much as i have tried level seats, 20mins into the ride the crown jewels go numb.
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Re: Apollophiles - The Apollo Appreciation Thread

Postby eldavo » Thu Jun 30, 2016 2:27 pm

When I have longer reach it seems to squash things and it's quickly apparent something needs to change ;)

For upright ergos my seat is probably level.

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Re: Apollophiles - The Apollo Appreciation Thread

Postby uart » Thu Jun 30, 2016 4:12 pm

^ Thanks guys. We've now got the best ever excuse for having a downward sloping saddle. Massive nads! :wink:

BTW. I still prefer to have my saddles level. :?

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Re: Apollophiles - The Apollo Appreciation Thread

Postby a-frame81 » Wed Jul 20, 2016 4:43 pm

koshari wrote:Image
Vitesse now with tires,


Seeing those tyres kind of makes me wish I kept the original colour. I still like my silver though. I'm still trying to decide whether to get new decals made up though.

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Re: Apollophiles - The Apollo Appreciation Thread

Postby koshari » Wed Jul 20, 2016 5:37 pm

if you do get some decals made up just use clear waterslides and paint some clear over them, aparantly apollo kept is pretty easy for us and just used good old arail font, the bold black font would look fine with your silver behind it,
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Re: Apollophiles - The Apollo Appreciation Thread

Postby koshari » Thu Oct 13, 2016 1:38 pm

last piece of the puzzle, got my celeste tape on and 9 speed 105 brifters.

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Postby thomashouseman » Thu Oct 13, 2016 1:54 pm

Nice!

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Postby elfoam » Thu Oct 13, 2016 8:17 pm

My Vitesse has the exact same paint job and tyres :p lol. I converted mine to a single speed though as the wheels were stuffed. Such a good frame, heavy but very stiff and sporty. Given the deep dish alloy wheels I put on it it probably isn't any lighter than it was :p it's a fast bike though

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Apollo I

Postby hugemutha » Tue Oct 25, 2016 9:26 pm

Hi folks

I am so glad I stumbled upon this group, I recently purchased a 12-speed Apollo I which I want to restore for the Strada Bianchi Fondo in Tuscany in 2018.
The bike needs rust removal and a respray before being restored and I was wondering where I could obtain a decal set.
There is also an issue with the down tube shifters which have been replaced with plastic Shimano STi shifters - I need to replace these with metal units.
Where can I find the original build and component specs for this model? Google is becoming increasingly cluttered with vendors jockying for position on the top of page one and this is affecting searches in a bad way.
What do you know about this model and where it fits in the pecking order of Apollo bikes?
Any help will be appreciated.

Eugene

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Re: Apollophiles - The Apollo Appreciation Thread

Postby koshari » Thu Oct 27, 2016 1:42 pm

i think the first step would be to post a couple of pics that may give viewers an idea of the model and also show the decal style your seeking,
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