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1982 Lotus Classique

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

Tange Champion #1 54cm

Tange Chrome-moly Tange steel

Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
Sugino GP Tange ball-bearing

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

13-24 6sp Suntour freewheel 52/42 Sugino chain rings SRAM PC80 chain

Suntour Arx FD Suntour Arx RD Suntour Symmetric piggy-back shifters

SR Road Champion (not the Cinelli shown) SR 85mm stem (not the Cinelli shown)

Selle San Marco Regal in honey SR Laprade fluted post (26.8)

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

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 about 9 years ago.

As of about 9 years ago, RobbieTunes has indicated that they no longer own this bike.



RSchwentke says:

nice paintjob!

Posted over 8 years ago


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 about 9 years ago