The company history began more than one hundred years before then, in a time and in a Europe that would be wholly alien to those of us brought up over the recent generations. To be concise, the origin was some decades before then in when Josef Werndl b. He improved manufacturing techniques and diversified their offerings. They would continue the manufacturing but also develop the Werndl-rifle Model , a new modern breech loading rifle system. Working with talented engineers including Ferdinand Mannlicher the company became the leading European producer of small arms. The company began producing bicycles in , and “Steyr” brand automobiles in


The Thorn Raven is a heavy-duty touring bike built around the fabulous Rohloff Speedhub 14 speed rear hub. This bike also has two sets of handlebars, for an unusually wide choice of hand positions. I sold it in July, to a cyclist from Louisiana. Read all about it! They “parted it out” and put the frame on the floor with a sign that said “Ride it if you dare!

Cinelli AUD The shapes of the Ram have been slightly modified and the result is an even more aggressive product, something between a Manta Ray and Formula One.

They were produced in small quantities in the best years till the company was sold to A. Columbo group in the late 70’s. Cinelli frames made up until that point where used used mainly for Olympic and World Championship teams. He started using some of the ideas he had created in his head during those year s of racing, when he began building frames after Word War II. Cinelli thought that frames needed to be stiffer and that the geometry was to relaxed on most of the models of that era.

He created a fork crown that had sloping shoulders and internal lugs. This allowed the blades to be shorter and created a stiffer fork. Cinelli also redesigned the seat collar, bring the seatstays in behind the lug rather that along side it. Fausto Coppi was one of the first to use these new features when he raced on a Cinelli frame in Cinelli also was known for components, his steel stems and bars where classic.

There where a number of innovations that he brought to cycling. The first clipless pedal, the M71 was released in

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History[ edit ] According to Frank J. Raleigh America ordered 2, bicycles from Tano and Company of Osaka but their parent company in England, TI-Raleigh, disapproved — concerned that the Tano-built bikes were too well made and would have outsold their own British bikes. Raleigh’s sales agent, Mitchell Weiner, who was reading The New Centurions at the time, took receipt of the bikes, placed Centurion decals on the bikes and marketed them successfully, subsequently forming Western State Imports after merging with Rick Wilson’s company, Wil-Go of Santa Clara, California.

Cozy Yamakoshi served as the company’s product development manager, designing the bike’s frames, coordinating the manufacture of the bikes by Japanese manufacturers, and importing the bikes into the US. Early bike sales were limited to the West Coast, with the brand receiving wider exposure by the late s.

Moto Handlebars 1″ – Chrome. He was meant to celebrate his retirement with a four-month motorbike trip to South Africa, but ten years later Ian Coates is still abroad having visited 70 countries. Explore our range of handle bars for MTB, BMX Bikes, and Road bikes including Cinelli, CRE8, and Deda Elementi.

In the photo above you can see the same stem that I have, a Cinelli 1A stem with the wide milling on the sides, and narrow milling on top. You can see the side milling is filled in with Molteni orange paint and the top milling is filled with black paint. I believe this is a promotional mini-poster dating from the early to mid 80’s, put out by the Merckx factory in its early years of production. By the way, the mini-poster is dedicated “To Ray, best wishes!

A friend called Ray gave it to me after his girlfriend trashed his apartment, including his bikes, and this mini-poster was one of the few things that survived intact. In the photo above you have a better view of the narrow milling on top of the stem, painted black. Note the first generation Super Record rear derailleur. This is another mini-poster from the 80’s.

And in this photo you can see a variation on the stem, with the side milling painted orange, but with no milling on top.

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I got it a few weeks ago and due to the awful weather I have just put about km on it, not many but enough to get a good idea and impression about its characteristics, pros and cons if any at all. I have mainly ridden in poor roads, not on purpose but because this is the current situation in this area of Spain. As I needed an extended headtube to get a difference of height from saddle to handlebars smaller than 3cms due to back problems and poor flexibility , he used a headtube longer than usual.

Apart from that measurement, all the other dimensions are quite common, as well as seat and head angles. He fitted a Reynolds Ouzo Pro carbon fork with the desired rake:

Building on a legacy of firsts dating back to Japan’s first Olympic cycling appearances in the s, sponsorship of the first U.S. women’s road racing team (Fuji-Suntour) in the ’70s, and numerous world championship and national titles over the past century, Fuji’s pinnacle moment came in when Juan Jose Cobo earned the brand its first.

Larger Image The name says it all – the top of the Schwinn line. Schwinn today is part of Pacific Cycle. While Schwinn often had a reputation for building heavy bikes for kids, the Paramount line had a reputation for finely crafted, relatively light road bikes. That is obviously a great price. The very nice woman selling it was good natured about the low price. The bike had belonged to her uncle who no longer used it.

I believe the frame was built in The same site has the original price list. There is a larger photo in the Consumer Catalog. I like the and earlier catalogs where they took photos on location. The fashions are a hoot! See, for example Paramount and Paramount.

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While racing, there is just one rule: You can’t be clever. Even if you find out that it’s truly your day, that you don’t feel the chain, that you’re going like a motorcycle.

Jun 24,  · Drillium Style There was a time when, in the quest to shave every last gram from a bike, riders took a drill bit to any component they could — turning solid shiny metal into shavings and air. The practice took on the name “drillium” as a bit of word play, as .

December 08, Long Top Tubes and Drop Bars I was reading the Rivendell blog today, where Grant Petersen revealed a “mystery bike” that has been in the works for some time. It looks like this. And aside from the obvious oddities, it is endowed with an unusually long top tube for its size: That is also an unusually long top tube, given the frame size. Aside from the standover, the 52cm frame fits like a much larger one – possibly too large for someone of my stature to set up as a roadbike.

When I first got the bike, I could not ride with drop bars and so we did everything possible to ease me into it.

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Included at his site is Jalon’s excellent write up of the geometry and physical properties of the various tubings and what it all means. The length of some of the tubes in a set is different between makers as is the length of butted sections. As a result, the total tubeset weights are not indicative of the relative weight of the resulting bike.

They were a clever French innovation using a special cassette of cogs that mounts onto a special hub.

Stem Clamp Diameter (Handlebar Diameter) – The majority of vintage road Treks (with drop handlebars) have a clamp diameter of mm. Two exceptions: 1. the Cinelli bars and stems, used on upper level bikes, use a mm clamp diameter.

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What to do when it’s wet outside — Rebuild the Hetchins Well, its maintenance to the Hetchins Part Two — The Rebuild Up to this point, Hettie had had her worn out cassette, her old bar tape and bars removed, her ergo 9sp controls taken off, and her wonderful but uncomfy Brooks saddle removed. And thus, she lived in the cottage until a certain Easter rainy weekend.

Leaving Hettie, ready for her surgery, like this Here she is, ready for a re-vamp.

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Are there other things to look for to try and determine the date? Centerpull brakes and 5-speed freewheels went out of fashion around I have another interesting one. It says made in Japan on the Seat stay by the Bottom bracket but no mention of type of tubing. Nicely lugged, Has Dia-Compe center pull brakes which according to Sheldon Brown puts it before I think it’s a local distributor’s brand, perhaps DC area. They were good quality Japanese bikes, not high-end.

It also has huret downtube derailers but a shimano eagle rear derailer. Unfornately most of the original other parts besides the stem were replaced. It’s in OK condition with a little rust and worn thru paint. Am curious why they would mate low-end components with a Reynolds frame fork is also not seamed. Reynolds main triangle only]?

My fork blades have big ugly seams running down their backs, but Gitane and Motobecane workmanship and finishing tend to be superior. My Columbus tretubi Bianchi is reputed to have seamed CrMo fork blades, but the seams are not visible.