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.

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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Locked Out

Always check your SQL version before an upgrade!A Locked myself out when I upped to WP 2.9.2 and because I’m on a shared server, my provider would not upgrade the SQL to work.A C’est la vie.A At last I figured … Continue reading

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Wolber Super Champion and the Sugino Tension Disc

http://www.equusbicycle.com/bike/wolbersuperchampion/index.html http://www.equusbicycle.com/bike/sugino/tensiondisc/index.html The Wolber brochure is mostly tires but does have the Super Champion rim line as well.A Perhaps the most interesting item that merits the “what the hell is that for?” prize is the Mixte rim.A This rim could … Continue reading

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Dave Moulton FUSO

http://www.equusbicycle.com/bike/moulton/fuso/index.html From the eighties, I believe.

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Shimano Dura-Ace Brochure from 1985

http://www.equusbicycle.com/bike/shimano/duraace1985/index.html The introduction of SIS.A Shimano Indexing System.A It had been done before, by Suntour a few years prior, but Shimano really made it their own.A I remember the complaints I heard from back then. My favorite?A “The clicks will … Continue reading

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Parlez vous LOOK?

Excuse my french but I just put up a 1988 LOOK catalog.AA Remember the Mondrian years?AA Ah, mais oui.AA It’s a big glossy book, great printing.AA Those must have been some good years for LOOK.AA It has the usual lineup … Continue reading

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Haden Components

You know; it’s either feast or famine around here.A And right now it’s a feast.A I put up two early 80’s brochures from the British frame component manufacturer, Haden.A I never built with any of their lugs or crowns so … Continue reading

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More about me

As I’m sure many of you have noticed, the Bicycle Info Site contains a wealth of knowledge about steel tubing.AA One of the reasons for this is that I once thought of becoming a framebuilder.AA I built about a dozen … Continue reading

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True Temper steel tubing catalog

. . . is finally up on the site at http://www.equusbicycle.com/bike/truetemper/index.html.AA It dates from around ’87 judging by the order form I found inside.AA For the bean counters out there, the most expensive tube set was the ATX and it … Continue reading

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Someone looking for some help.

I get a lot of email about my site, most of it looking for some more specific information.AA Every once in while, though,AAa request comes along that I have no idea how to answer.AA I received one the other day … Continue reading

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