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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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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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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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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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