okay, this didn't go through the first time so let me give it another shot...
i love your web site and am new to this mailing list, so i thought i would introduce myself and ask a question that has been itching at me for the past two weeks. well, i guess i really like bikes but haven't been the richest girl in the world (c'mon folks! i just got our of college!), so i don't own any sweet vintage bikes that fit the focus of this mailing list--except maybe one. i currently have a raleigh technium pro bike and a cannondale r600. needless to say, i love road riding. i live in corvallis oregon (which happens to be a very bicycle friendly town) and hold a research position in a molecular lab on campus. the question i have concerns my newest (and oldest!) bike....
i recently picked up what seems to be a very nice and very well-loved touring bike at a thrift store. i've been asking local bike shops and even sent out an email to some vintage bike shops around the country to try and identify this thing, but have had no luck. i'm very curious about the frame maker and the bike in its original condition. i know the bike is probably late 80's and that you prefer to deal with pre 1983 bikes, but i thought i would give this list a shot.
to start with, this bike has a joe bell custom paint job (identified by the JB logo) and the word "nadine" on it (the bike's name? it's owner's?). the head badge is a chrome capital R inside a rectangle. also, the name "D. Gillogly (i;m not sure i spelled that right) is on the bottom bracket shell (no serial number). other than that, it seems to be a very well put together bike and the only bummer is a ding in the steel frame. here are some more details:
full component braze-ons frame is brazed campy drop-outs and headset chrome L-shaped chain hanger maybe not original, but it also has cable sheaths on the downtube
otherwise, this thing is sort of a frankenbike with a mix of mostly suntour components on it.
please let me know if you have any info on this bike. i can take pictures of the logo and any other parts if that would help!
thank you! -ming
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