This is the third bike I’ve owned. The first one, probably a Raleigh, was given to me by my parents when we moved to Karori, a suburb of Wellington, the capital of New Zealand. Unfortunately, I don’t remember much about it other than it was red. The second bike I owned was white, make long lost. I lent it to a colleague at work and it was crashed in quite a bad off road accident.
This Montari I purchased in 1992 with the insurance money from my second bike. At the moment it’s in pieces ongoing a ground up rebuild.
Avanti Montari 1992 looking pretty rough in 2019
The current pre-rebuild details are (Shimano unless otherwise noted):
|Name||Avanti 1992 Montari|
|Weight||13.5 kg 29.7 lbs|
|Rims||Araya 26×1.50 HE VP-20 Japan|
|Tubes||CST 26x 1.25-1.375|
|Tyres||Swiftor IA2018 26×1.5 (Muddy Wolf 26×2.1 original)|
|Forks and frame||Tange CrMo|
|Crank||Altus A20 FC-AT20 48/38/28 170 mm Japan|
|Rear Derailleur||Altus A20|
|Shifters||Shimano 21 Speed HG SIS|
|Headset||Tange Seiki UQ-7 Unique-X Japan|