Avanti 1992 Montari

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):

Year 1992
Name Avanti 1992 Montari
Frame Size 50cm
Colour Blue-green
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)
Hubs HB RM50
Forks and frame Tange CrMo
Brake Tubes SM-HB90
 Pads L02A
Seat SellePrima
Crank Altus A20 FC-AT20 48/38/28 170 mm Japan
Rear Derailleur Altus A20
Cassette HG50 12-14-16-18-21-24-28T
Chain HG-40
Shifters Shimano 21 Speed HG SIS
Stem 22.2 mm
Headset Tange Seiki UQ-7 Unique-X Japan