Tunturi road bike with Shimano AX groupo
This is one rare bike for sure. It is a Tunturi road bicycle. Yes, the
same company that makes high end exercise equipment. Built in the
early 1980s and equiped with the early Shimano 600 AX component
groupo. And it has it all, the aero headset cover, the aero water
bottle & holder, the aero derailers, aero shift levers, brakes, brake
levers, pedals, toe clips. Note the cool AX hub flanges where all the
spoke heads are on the inside of the flanges. Note the special clip to
restrain the brake cables! Have you ever seen that?
Nitto stem, SR bars & seat post, Concor saddle, rims? are straight, tires?
This frame is "Made in Finland", not the world renown center for
bikes, but is for exersise equipment. So what is with the Lion of
Flanders on the head tube logo?
Frame is about a 23" or 59cm.
The good: This bike is in pretty good shape. 99.99% complete, missing
one rear dropout adjuster nut. No rust except for the rear brake
caliper mounting nut and the awful spokes. Just decades of grime from
storage. I don't think this bike was ridden all that much.
The fair: tires are fair, tubes not inflated. slight scratches on each
brake lever from getting passed around in storage but not from any crash.
The bad: this bike has been sitting for a very long time and needs a
complete overhaul. The oem shimano grease has petrified and all the
bearings need a thourough cleaning & regreasing. The spokes are shot
and need to be replaced. The front brake caliper has some damage. The
gouges could be filed out and polished. Not sure what part of the
caliper is bent, either the back plate or the pivot bolt or maybe the
one arm. It works as is but would need expert tlc to make it right.
The rare: This stuff is so rare. Shimano first introduced the AX lines
(duraace and then the 600) prior to the '84 Los Angelos Olympics and
it didn't survive long at all before shimano dropped production.
The Ultra rare: a Tunturi bike? I've only seen 1 other and that was
mtb bike with the same turturi exercise bike color scheme, white with
green decals as this road bike.
Price is quite firm. If it doesn't sell, it will be parted out via e b
I've shipped many bikes and it will be packaged quite well if shipping
is needed. I typically use fedex ground and will include insurance to
the asking price & shipping cost. Est $30-40 for fedex ground max.
Local pick up is always welcome.
Payment: personal checks will cause a 10 day delay in shipping (66
months delay for nigerian money), I will accept paypal, usps money
orders or cash.
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