Thanks to Escalante, we continue to make our way up the Roadace ladder. We’ve met the 303, we’ve met the 404, we’ve even met the RX-5, now we meet the 707. Movin’ on up…to the…top! To a de lux…. Oh, never mind!
Hi, Great site!
I was going to fix this up a bit more before submitting but considering the week’s theme I thought now was a good a time as any.
I believe this is a late 70’s early 80’s Maruishi Roadace 707 (12 speed). I found it in my fathers shed and it was covered in grime and dirt. It’s a bit banged up and allot of the decals have seen better days. It has a full set of Shimano ‘arabesque’ 600 components. All of the date codes I found date to late 1978. It has custom SR drops and stem and a Avocet Touring I saddle. I had to replace tubes, tires, cables, pads and tape. Unfortunately the pedals were missing so right now I have some admittedly lame modern pedals on there. Nothing like riding a bike the same age you are!
Thanks again for the site!