Apollophiles - The Apollo Appreciation Thread

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Re: Apollophiles - The Apollo Appreciation Thread

Postby Derny Driver » Tue May 01, 2018 6:13 pm

10speedsemiracer wrote:
Derny Driver wrote:Apollo experts -
I have an ancient Apollo 3 frame, Tange 900, seatpost 26.6 (building a pub bike)
Bottom bracket size is 68mm
Im guessing its BRITISH thread, not Italian?

I want to put Golden Arrow cranks on it. So Im looking at Shimano 600 English BB 1.37 x 24 119mm JIS spindle.
Can someone confirm before I buy the BB?
Cheers
DD


Which Golden Arrow cranks?
7sp(1055) double is 113 or 115mm
8sp(1056) double is 107mm
8sp(1058) triple is 118mm

:shock: :?: :|
No idea!
They are doubles. How can I tell?

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Re: Apollophiles - The Apollo Appreciation Thread

Postby 10speedsemiracer » Tue May 01, 2018 6:28 pm

Derny Driver wrote:
10speedsemiracer wrote:
Derny Driver wrote:Apollo experts -
I have an ancient Apollo 3 frame, Tange 900, seatpost 26.6 (building a pub bike)
Bottom bracket size is 68mm
Im guessing its BRITISH thread, not Italian?

I want to put Golden Arrow cranks on it. So Im looking at Shimano 600 English BB 1.37 x 24 119mm JIS spindle.
Can someone confirm before I buy the BB?
Cheers
DD


Which Golden Arrow cranks?
7sp(1055) double is 113 or 115mm
8sp(1056) double is 107mm
8sp(1058) triple is 118mm

:shock: :?: :|
No idea!
They are doubles. How can I tell?


Hang on, ignore my earlier post, came from a spreadsheet which I didn't filter properly (so those are later 105s).

Need the component number from the rear of the crank arm, should look like FC-S125 or FC-S105.

Golden Arrow also had 3 different BB widths, but the only one I have listed is 119mm but this is a non-symmetrical BB (has an overhang) so if you're using a symmetrical cartridge BB instead, would need to be 122mm to compensate.
Mmm, SunTour

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Re: Apollophiles - The Apollo Appreciation Thread

Postby Derny Driver » Tue May 01, 2018 6:35 pm

10speedsemiracer wrote:
Derny Driver wrote:
10speedsemiracer wrote:
Which Golden Arrow cranks?
7sp(1055) double is 113 or 115mm
8sp(1056) double is 107mm
8sp(1058) triple is 118mm

:shock: :?: :|
No idea!
They are doubles. How can I tell?


Hang on, ignore my earlier post, came from a spreadsheet which I didn't filter properly (so those are later 105s).

Need the component number from the rear of the crank arm, should look like FC-S125 or FC-S105.

Golden Arrow also had 3 different BB widths, but the only one I have listed is 119mm but this is a non-symmetrical BB (has an overhang) so if you're using a symmetrical cartridge BB instead, would need to be 122mm to compensate.

Awesome mate, you're a legend.
Thanks for the info, appreciate it.

Oh also..... its English thread, right??

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Re: Apollophiles - The Apollo Appreciation Thread

Postby 10speedsemiracer » Tue May 01, 2018 6:41 pm

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Awesome mate, you're a legend.
Thanks for the info, appreciate it.

Oh also..... its English thread, right??[/quote]

So the cranks are FC-S125 ? Then yeah, what I said. The original Shimano BB was BB-3P11.
I can't find an entry on my stupid database for FC-S025.

And yes, Apollo III would be English.

I do like an Apollo III, hope it turns out nice. Looking forward to pics.
Mmm, SunTour

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Re: Apollophiles - The Apollo Appreciation Thread

Postby Derny Driver » Tue May 01, 2018 7:09 pm

Thanks 10ssr :)

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Re: Apollophiles - The Apollo Appreciation Thread

Postby apollo95 » Mon May 07, 2018 2:08 pm

Still got my Kosciusko I've put a a nice chunky rear tyre on it just for something different, I ride it occasionally, such an awesome bike!
I bought a new 7spd sprocket and chain from Cyclingdeal and this has freshened it up nicely! :)

koshari wrote:
Bird wrote:
apollo95 wrote:I thought I would share with you all my pride and joy its my 1995 Apollo Kosciusko. :P

I purchased this bike in 1995 for somewhere around $400-500.
Over the years I have replaced derailleurs and shifters, but its an awesome bike and I've never come across one on the net the same as mine. The paint colour scheme is just beautiful .
Here are the pics of it!
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So happens I have 2 of these at home in the same colours :)

1 I bought new in around same time as you did, which is in need of a FULL rebuild, so gives me something to do, but I've found chasing bits a little bit hard...

Any clues in Melb where to find old school parts would be appreciated.. :) Mainly I need a pair of wheels for it, the rest I can hopefully resurrect...



The other I bought for bits, but its way too nice for that... It is in great condition, E-nasty auction site score for $80... The only thing I'd like to do is convert wheels to Quick release so I can fit in the car.

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The backup auction bike looks nice. Changing that rear wheel to quick release is pretty cheap and relatively straight forward. Just get an axle set and some skewers for around 10 bucks. Can provide links if you like.
I Just picked up a himalaya without wheels for 10 bucks. It will be getting A lick of paint and the cantis replaced with tektro mini Vs so i can keep the nice integrated brifters. It will also be hosting a e-bike rear wheel . As the missus wants the giant back to standard.

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Re: Apollophiles - The Apollo Appreciation Thread

Postby singlespeedscott » Fri May 11, 2018 2:16 pm

G'day All. I am looking to sell this Apollo V. Frame and fork only.

The frame was made by Kuwahara in 1981, using from Tange 2 tubing.

Seat tube length is 59cm, centre to to;
Top tube is 57cm, centre to centre.

Condition is good with a few scrapes and chips to the paint.

I am open to any reasonable offers over. PM me if your interested.

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Re: Apollophiles - The Apollo Appreciation Thread

Postby paulos » Thu Jun 21, 2018 7:57 am

G'day all, I've just picked up an early 80's Apollo 111 in pretty good original condition, except for the mismatched pedals.

Can someone please give me some advice on what brand or style of pedals would suit? They don't necessarily have to be oem , just something period and aesthetically correct.

Cheers.

P.s. I'll post a pic of the bike when i figure out how to do it.

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Re: Apollophiles - The Apollo Appreciation Thread

Postby find_bruce » Thu Jun 21, 2018 8:07 am

paulos wrote:P.s. I'll post a pic of the bike when i figure out how to do it.

How to post images on the Australian Cycling Forums

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Re: Apollophiles - The Apollo Appreciation Thread

Postby paulos » Thu Jun 21, 2018 8:48 am

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Re: Apollophiles - The Apollo Appreciation Thread

Postby Releng » Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:14 pm

https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/frenchs-forest/men-s-bicycles/1980-s-retro-road-bike-apollo-vi-with-suntour-superbe-groupset/1189189276

Hey guys,
Someone from here should buy this!!!!

I do not know the guy, just came across it on Gumtree.
Too small and too far away for me.

Cheers,
Mick

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Re: Apollophiles - The Apollo Appreciation Thread

Postby singlespeedscott » Wed Jul 11, 2018 12:05 pm

It’s certainly little.
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