Author Archives: Bobby Sapovits

About Bobby Sapovits

The creator of the Bicycle Info Project. Dedicated to scanning hundreds of old bicycle catalogs for restoration work, research, and general bike curiosity.

Early Suntour Catalog now up.

Been a while. Since moving to the wunderbar Windows 10, I’ve decided to go open source for most of my software. I was testing BlueGriffon to replace Dreamweaver and used an early 1970’s Sun Tour catalog as my guinea pig. … Continue reading

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Seeking info - Fantini frameset

I received a nice note from Vic in South Africa. An alter kaker like myself, he wanted to know if I ever heard of a frame called “Fantini”. I figured it was your typical Italian frame, but when he sent … Continue reading

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What kind of tubing is that?

Several times a year, I receive an email asking about a what kind of bicycle tubing is being used on a bike. The decal is not in any of the catalogs and the owner is stumped. The most recent of … Continue reading

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More mail on Aero tubing

Subject: Bottecchia Hi, Would anyone know how I can find out more about an oval tubed frame, steel, Bottecchia? Even the seat post is Oval. Thanks, Hugh Hugh, Please pardon my late reply. Ovalized (or Aero) tubing was all the … Continue reading

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Some mail

Subject: Tenax tubing Attempting to find info on this tubing used on my Premis. Is this abbreviated in any way in this listing? 63 cm frame weight around 2340 grs. Be interested to find what size frame is used for … Continue reading

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Just added: Suntour Superbe from 1977

It’s been a while boys and girls.A Sorry to have kept you waiting.A I’ve got a big ol’ box of Suntour ephemera that needs scanning.A I put up a binder from Suntour that has the Superbe stuff in it.A Unfortunately, … Continue reading

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Shimano AB-100 "Auto-2" Automatic 2-Speed Hub

I got a note from Matthias in Germany asking if I had any more information on the aforementioned hub that is shown in the Shimano catalog from 1975 on page 30.A I have never seen it in person and told … Continue reading

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Hard steel and stuff from Spain

A couple of new pages at the BIP.A Firstly, a bunch of material about Carpenter Technology’s Aermet 100 steel alloy for bicycles (and landing gear).A Man, did I get a hard one when this stuff came out.A It was 1994 … Continue reading

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More Suntour and CLB Brakes

Six inches of snow and my daughter is playing on her computer so time to put up some more stuff.A Another Suntour catalog from 1988Ahas both road and ATB in it.A Some highlights include the (I believe) last edition of … Continue reading

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Suntour 1979 Catalog

http://www.equusbicycle.com/bike/suntour/catalog79jap/index.html I finally got my UMAX working with Windows 7 (x64) and took her for a test run by finally scanning this old Suntour catalog.A There are some interesting tidbits in this one, but one big problem; the catalog is … Continue reading

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