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PostPosted: Thu Dec 11, 2014 4:17 am 
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I recently completed restoration of a 1981 Lotus Super Pro Aero, the first of the "aero" racing bikes showcasing the then new Shimano Dura-Ace AX components and Tange Aero Dynamic tubing. These were made by Tsunoda, Japan, for Lotus and were the only ones made of Tange Aero in butted tubing rather the more common D.P.G. (Double Plain Gauge tubing).

Full details and many photos are here:

http://www.ipernity.com/doc/286349/album/738034


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 11, 2014 7:58 am 
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sweeeeeeeet


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 11, 2014 9:22 am 
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Very nice!


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 11, 2014 10:36 am 
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WOW


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 11, 2014 10:37 am 
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WOW


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Whoot Whoot :o


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Ace 8) 8) 8)

and love the full story on the other site :idea:


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Oh my, that really pushes all my buttons.


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 11, 2014 9:50 pm 
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Not too struck on the handlebar stem, Personally I think it needs a DA AX stem.

Other than that I have a lovely 'stiffy'


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Devout Dirtbag

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Oh no... the Nitto Crystemblue stem (the first detachable plate stem which came out in 1980) and the ADX 'bars were original to these machines and uber rare now although Nitto has reissued the 'bars I think. The catalogue spec listed the AX stem but none of the actual bikes were fitted with them.


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