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i just acquired this bike, however i am uncertain about the identity of the frame. i believe it's a medici based on the rampant lion decoration on the head tube. also, there's a logo by clycart of san marcos, ca on the bottom bracket. which i believe was affiliated with some people from masi, or medici. the bike is a hybrid of italian and japanese parts. the shifters, seat post, brakes, and cranks are all shimano dura-ace. possibly dating the bike sometime in the early 80s? galli headset, ttt stem/bars, and mavic rims. it has aero tubing; the down tube and seat tube are teardrop shaped, and the brake and shifter cables are all internal. also, interesting is the rear brake which mounts of the frame near the bottom bracket. it has some nice hand lugging on the frame. anyone can help identify anything about the bike? thanks.

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Wow..that is a very cool bike.... Unfortunately, I have no clue who made it.... I love the aero tubing and rear brake placement

The components aren't original or if they are, they mixed years....The cranks and rear derailleur are newer mid-late 80's 7400 series Dura Ace. It appear the brake levers are too but I can't tell from the picture. The rest of the parts are early 80's Dura Ace AX....

any idea if the BB is English or Italian? Cyclart is still around...They might know
 

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I sure looks like it was spect for the Dura Ace AX components. The mounting of the shifters and the rear brake. IIRC, the AX crank set required special pedals where the bearings were inside or very nearly inside the part of the axel that was connect to the crank. This allowed the foot to be in the center of the rotation of the pedal. I may not be describing it exactly right, it's been a very long time since I have seen that group. It would probably be very difficult to find pedals now anyway so you are better off with the 7400’s. I would be kind of cool to have a complete AX group on the bike though.
 
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