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PostPosted: Wed Apr 12, 2017 9:43 am 
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Just saw this sign on Ebay along side an Sbike being sold ...


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 28, 2017 11:03 pm 
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Now that's interresting ...I recently bought a Daytona that has the exact same reinforcement triangle above the front derailler. I was thinking that it was a repair made by a previous owner, but actualy it could have been like that from when it left the factory ..!

Any other pics of similar version of Daytona frame ?


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 01, 2017 4:26 pm 
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thnos wrote:
Now that's interresting ...I recently bought a Daytona that has the exact same reinforcement triangle above the front derailler. I was thinking that it was a repair made by a previous owner, but actualy it could have been like that from when it left the factory ..!

Any other pics of similar version of Daytona frame ?


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The triangles weren't present on the older bikes. My 1992 728 didn't have that reinforcement, I assume they started doing that in 1993.

Obviously it was needed, as these 2 examples show :

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The top one obviously had some repairs done, the bottom one even more.

Note that on the bottom one there's a weld across the side of bottom chainstay, on the rear half of the seat tube. That's the classical weak spot for Daytonas.
That particular frame is dead. Even if the owner rebuilt it, it would just crack again half an inch further to the back.

I also know of a black 700c Daytona that had its BB welded back on twice, so there definitely is an issue with the lower triangle of the Daytonas.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 8:30 pm 
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I’ve just got back from visiting family during an Easter break in Spain. Left behind by a previous occupant, tucked away in the garage was this lovely steel Sbike 523.
After slopping around the UK on an over-the-top enduro bike, this rigid beauty (I love the frame) flew along the dusty Spanish tracks.

I struggled to find any info on the brand until the Singletrack forum point me in this direction.

Simon


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