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How do you offer so many nice refurbished bike for such low prices? I run a small, home-based vintage bicycle restoration shop out of my house in the North Suburbs of Chicago, IL. A home-based shop means low overhead, no storefront to pay for and no payroll. I have over 20 years experience fixing and restoring vintage road bikes and this is my passion.
I'm very selective when I choose bikes to restore for resale. Only solid, high-quality bikes (good restoration candidates) make it through my shop. You will be impressed with the attention to detail that goes into every bike I offer for sale. This is a classic domestic Japanese market 1985 Maruishi Professional racing road bike acquired from a US Navy veteran who was stationed in Okinawa, Japan.This is Maruishi's top, pro-level production racing bike with build quality which parallels 3Rensho and other premium Japanese bike manufacturers from its time. Unique light green metallic factory paint (looks very similar to Bianchi's Celeste Green in hue) with all the original decals still in place. Masterfully handcrafted lugged Tange Champion No. 2 butted chromoly steel frame with top-tier components. Weighs just 21 lbs as shown.
The bike was just professionally refurbished to a high standard, tuned, detailed and ready to ride. The frame paint/chrome has been polished out to a like-new luster, components removed and cleaned in an ultrasonic cleaner and rebuilt for the reconditioning work. Over 12 hours of labor spent on getting the bike ready.
Panasonic Panaracer Pasela Protite 700c x 25 classic-spec gumwall tires. Kenda presta valve inner tubes. Brake cables and housings (correct clear tubing).
Shifter cables and housings (correct clear tubing). 2 butted steel w/forged Suntour Pro dropouts.2 w/ forged Suntour Pro dropouts. Crankset: Sugino AS 170mm length, 52/42 chainrings.
Rear Cassette: close-ratio racing-spec 6 speed. Brake Calipers: New Gran Compe NGC 400. Brake levers: Dia Compe Gran Compe. Wheel set: 700C Mavic MA 40 charcoal anodized clinchers. Tires: NEW Panasonic Panaracer Pasela Protite 700c x 25 classic-spec gumwall tires.Seat Post: Sugino Mighty fluted alloy with dual adjustment bolts. Handlebars: Sakae Custom Road Champion aluminum. Saddle: Selle San Marco SA Titanio 601 Pirelli black leather (Italy). Pedals : aluminum toe clips (unmarked).
57cm (from the center of the crank to the top of the seat tube). 32..5 (top tube stand over height). Based on the above geometry, the bike would be ideal for most cyclists 5'7" - 6'0" in height.The original paint is in overall nice condition showing some abrasions (some spots were previously re-touched). Wheels, saddle and components are in nice shape showing some light signs of wear.
The frame is 100% solid - NO dents, bends or cracks. The bike is tight, fast, smooth, quiet and handles like it's on rails. This one has been professionally serviced and is ready to go.More pictures are available upon request. Local pick-up is available and encouraged if you're within driving distance to the Chicago/Milwaukee areas. Some assembly and set up will be required upon arrival since we remove the wheels, handlebars, pedals.
To ensure that the bike arrives to you safely. If you are not familiar with assembly/set-up of bicycles, we suggest that you have a bike shop assemble and set up the bike for you - we cannot be responsible for damage or injury caused by improper assembly. Please ask if you have any questions!
The item "1985 MARUISHI Professional, 57cm, Superbe, Pro-refurbished! Japanese market NICE" is in sale since Friday, April 3, 2020.
This item is in the category "Sporting Goods\Cycling\Bicycles". The seller is "roundlakebeacher" and is located in Round Lake, Illinois.
This item can be shipped to United States.