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A place for pictures, articles, and discussion of bikes and parts pre 1986. Why 1986? Shimano introduced Shimano Index System (SIS) in 1986. While it was not the first indexing system, Shimano refined it to a simple, reliable, and easy to use system that sent them down the path of the modern shifting we use today. So basically, most of the bikes and parts postings here should be pre-index.


Please try to make posts about bikes and parts from the pre index era (pre 1986). Just like most bike forums, if you can only take one picture of your bike, TAKE A PICTURE OF THE DRIVE SIDE! It's hard to tell the nature/quality of the bike without seeing the majority of the components.

If you need help trying to ID a bike/frame, please take pictures of: The whole bike, head badge, decals, lugs/welds, serial number, components/parts, and anything else of note on the bike. Pictures should not be taken with a potato, i.e. good res, close up, not blurry, good lighting.

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