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Have you heard of this old bike?(2 posts)

Have you heard of this old bike?Dale
Jan 27, 2002 4:35 AM
My buddy just gave me an old bike, I think its from the early 80's, and it is in very good shape. It has all shimano parts. The company on the bike says Vista, and the model is Silver Shadow. Has anyone ever heard of them? If so, how was the quality? Was it a bike shop sold bike or K-Mart?
re: Have you heard of this old bike?walter
Jan 27, 2002 3:29 PM
I remember them but I can't tell you a whole lot. They were a shop quality bike. The quality of the Shimano components will tell you alot. 600 is now Ultegra. DA is DA but I don't recall Vista as the sort of bike likely to sport DA. Basically one of many Asian brands to enter the US during the "2nd phase" of the bike boom, the 1st phase being Euro "10 speeds" such as Peugeot, Raleigh, etc.

I'm a bit of a retro-grouch so I say if it fits keep it and ride it, can't beat it for the price. I wouldn't spend much money on upgrades though.