1985 KHS John Howard Turbo
Tange Infinity / 23" c-t / 1985
Kusuki Winpista / Kusuki 105 mm
Tange Mangalloy 2001? / Tange
Suzue Sealed-Tech / Araya 700C / Cheng-Shin Super HP 700 x 25
Suze Sealed-Tech / Araya 700C / Continental Ultra Gatorskin 700 x 28
Sugino GLP 170 mm
TFI Liberator / 27.0 fluted alloy
Suntour friction / Suntour Cyclone
Dia-Compe / Dia Compe Gran Compe
52/42 chainrings / 14/28 Suntour Perfect 6 speed freewheel
Bought at a swap meet for . Restored for dad, or backup. See my blog entry. I completely disassembled it before putting it back together.
Saddle is nice but probably not original. Replaced tires. Tubing sticker is gone, but the three main tubes are Tange Infinity from online research and observing that they are seamed and double-butted. Stays (also seamed) are thicker than on some frames; probably Mangaloy 2001 or Hi-Ten. Serial number is M5G37958.
Frame + fork + headset frame cups and fork race + fixed bottom bracket cup = 7.14 lb
Frame + headset frame cups + fixed bottom bracket cup = 5.27 lb (frame alone would be about 5 lb even).
Total weight: 24.1 lb, w/ one thorn guard in front tire
It appears to be a lower end John Howard series, but it's nice enough. It feels very solid on the road, although you can tell it's heavier than my Trek 1500. The Suntour components shift perfectly, and the brakes are nice enough. The pink color is actually kind of cool.
Repacked, replaced bearings in hubs, bottom bracket, headset, pedals
Lubricated cables / replaced derailleur housing
Installed toe clips, straps.
Replaced, upgraded tires