Bicycle Archaeology: This beast was bought new in which year?


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Comment by Daniel S on September 9, 2010 at 9:32am
very nice cranks! with those cranks, and the tange infinity tubing, i'd say early 80s. maybe 1984.
Comment by Neil Alexander on September 9, 2010 at 10:19am
Wow! Look at those "relaxed" frame angles. I think my wife has a very similar bike which is still in use, though much modified. It has the same stem but has advanced into the 1990s with index shifting...

Yeah, early '80s would be about right, I think. I'll go 1983.
Comment by Davidtcr on September 9, 2010 at 2:09pm
Ok. I'll pick another early 80's year and say 1982.
Comment by baa baa on September 10, 2010 at 8:55am
$850 from Wooleys Wheels in 1985.

My brother and I bought one each. This is my brothers, which is almost as is apart from a few rust spots.
I have trashed mine commuting and touring to a point of it needs yet another respray so I have decided to retire her.
The Shimano “deerhead” Deore XT groupset still works pretty well....
Comment by Kevin H. on July 24, 2015 at 1:13pm

Hello! do you remember the brand of the bike. I just pick one up the other day and was trying to get a little history behind it. 


Comment by Neil Alexander on July 24, 2015 at 1:51pm

I wanna know how you found this thread, Kevin!

Comment by Kevin H. on July 24, 2015 at 2:12pm
Comment by baa baa on July 24, 2015 at 8:21pm

Howdo Kevin.
Don’t worry about Neil, he is just that little bit jealous as he knows that almost everyone on SydCyc has this page sitting at the top their bookmarks....
The brand is Woollys Wheels bought from Woollys Wheels in Paddo, I think they called it the “Ultimate”.
The owner Michael Kamahl (back when he had hair which was woolly) imported a small batch of them. The frame is/ was a gooden and the bits he speced it out with was close to the best of the batch for the time. I dropped in as many Suntour XC Pro stuff as I could find stem, seatpost, bottom bracket and freewheel. I killed mine by over use, commuting, touring, beach bike, lugging stuff which is really too heavy for a bike. The bare frame now sits in the shed. I miss it.

Comment by Kevin H. on July 24, 2015 at 9:16pm

Thanks baa baa, I'm about to send it off to the powder coaters next week. Really looking forward to using it as a daily commuter dropping off and picking up my daughter from daycare. Most of the Shimano HeerDead group set is in 'good' condition. The RD does have a little road rash but other than that seems to be okay. The ONLY thing I have to find is the a seatpost clamp, anychance you still have yours? 



Comment by Kevin H. on July 24, 2015 at 9:18pm
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