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1985 Detel Marathon Road Bicycle

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1985 Detel Marathon Road Bicycle

1985 Detel Marathon Road Bicycle

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1985 Detel Marathon Road Bicycle Ishiwata 022 tubing. Suntour Superbe brakes, levers, rear derailleur. Suntour AR front derailleur. Modolo carbon shift levers with a Campagnolo clamp. Campagnolo hubs Sekae aluminum handle bars. EDCO headset, bottom bracket. EDCO cranks are cracked from over-tightening on to the BB spindle. Detel Bikes were made in the USA for less than a year in 1985 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. They went out of business about seven months after production began when they did not have the cash promised to start up, or as some say, an investor backed out. Once the company went out of business the bikes were mostly given away as bonuses by companies selling autos or appliances, although quite a few were sold in real bicycle stores. I've found them with Ohio bicycle store labels on them. Only two models were made, the higher-end Marathon (Ishiwata 022) and the more standard Legend (Ishiwata 024). There was also a numeric designation (either 6000 or 4000) added to the model name to indicate the grade of the componentry. REF# 134713

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Size No
Manufacturer Detel
Decade 1980s
Year 1985
Color Anodized Silver
Finish No
Speeds 12 Speed
Gender Mens
Country of Origin USA
Used or New Used
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