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1982 Lotus Classique

Bought this pretty much as you see it, just needed an overhaul/cleanup.

Frame:
Tange Champion #1 54cm

Fork/Headset:
Tange Chrome-moly Tange steel

Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
Sugino GP Tange ball-bearing

Pedals:
SR (MKS Sylvan copies) Sakae toe clips Sakae leather straps

Drivetrain/Cog/Chainring/Chain:
13-24 6sp Suntour freewheel 52/42 Sugino chain rings SRAM PC80 chain

Derailleurs/Shifters:
Suntour Arx FD Suntour Arx RD Suntour Symmetric piggy-back shifters

Handlebars/Stem:
SR Road Champion (not the Cinelli shown) SR 85mm stem (not the Cinelli shown)

Saddle/Seatpost:
Selle San Marco Regal in honey SR Laprade fluted post (26.8)

Brakes:
DiaCompe calipers DiaCompe levers

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Ukai 700c rim Suntour sealed bearing hub IRC Roadlite 700x23c tire

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Ukai 700c rim Suntour sealed bearing hub IRC Roadlite 700x23c tire

Accessories:
Brooks leather wrap - honey

More Info:
I was buying some used parts from a CL seller, and a neighbor overheard us talkling about bikes. He was an elderly guy, and he went into his apartment and came out with this bike, asking about it's value. I gave him my opinion, and made a "standing offer" on it. Over a year later, as part of a trade with the same CL friend, I asked if he could get the bike into the deal. He came through, and all I've really done is clean it up. I did swap in Cinelli steering until I had the SR stuff cleaned up and ready to go. It is very smooth and in great shape.

Added by RobbieTunes. Last updated over 4 years ago.

As of over 4 years ago, RobbieTunes has indicated that they no longer own this bike.

2 Comments

RSchwentke

RSchwentke says:

nice paintjob!

Posted about 4 years ago

sloman

sloman says:

One of the best Japanese rides(along with the "Bianchis" by Nishiki). Solid and not to heavy. the Suntour parts are some of my favs.

Posted over 4 years ago