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Maruishi(8 posts)

Jun 20, 2003 7:29 AM
I picked this up a couple days ago for free and was wondering if any body had any info on it. I know its not high end or anything but buts better that what I do have.
It has suntour 3000 components.

Any help is appreciated.

re: Maruishibicyclerepairman
Jun 22, 2003 11:56 PM
I'm guessing very late 80's or ver early 90's. Its better than what a lot of people ride. If you're finding bikes as nice as that one for free, then we have to start hanging out...
re: Maruishieddie m
Jun 23, 2003 6:46 PM
That's an early 80's bike. The brazed on shift levers were unusual before 1980, and aero brake levers were standard by 1985.
Hmmm. Don't believe Suntourhad 3000-series components in theOldEdScott
Jun 25, 2003 7:24 AM
early 80s. Sounds like late Suntour to me, which would make it early 90s. Aero brake levers weren't necessarily standard by 1985.
Hmmm. Don't believe Suntourhad 3000-series components in thecrackmunch
Jun 26, 2003 8:42 AM
If it is any help the shifters are indexed and not friction. I was surprised to find that out.
So it's late '80s. Suntour wasOldEdScott
Jun 26, 2003 9:17 AM
behind the curve on indexing. One reason they went belly up.
Maybe 86 probably 87 or a bit laterWalter
Jul 4, 2003 7:02 PM
I'm a little surprised to see non-aero levers.

Bike looks very clean. What do the tubing decals say? If it's Tange the lower the number the better. Tange #1 compared more than favorably to any tubing coming out of Europe during its time.
Maybe 86 probably 87 or a bit latercrackmunch
Jul 5, 2003 2:41 PM
The sticker says Tange 900. The bike looks like it never was on the road. It is odd that it didnt have aero btake levers. Thats why I was asking how old it was. The brakes just kinda threw me off.