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#1 2013-01-23 8:46pm

ibisboy1
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Standard STA 500

I am new to mid/new school bikes.  I always liked Standards and one came up for sale by me.  I picked it up along with a spare wheel set Peregrine hubs and sun chrome rims (twisted spokes as well!) for a fairly reasonable price.  Just wondering if any experts on Standards can help me out. 

The bike was spray bombed at some point - paint is thick and I am having a hard time making out the serial number.  The guy mentioned that it was probably a 2000 (year he graduated high school).  Looking at pics it does like like it is from that period.  However, wanted to run it by some people who could help me to make that determination.  I also took some pics of the frame/fork and other parts of the bike.  Trying to work out what is era correct etc. 

My plan in the short term is to let me son ride it - however longer term I would like to repaint it. So, if anyone has a line on decals, please let me know.

Thanks for your help.

http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac218/ibisboy1/Standard/photocopy10_zps4ee5f2d9.jpg

I can't make sense of the serial number
http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac218/ibisboy1/Standard/photocopy11_zps5539b7bb.jpg

I assume that the holes in the gusset are normal?
http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac218/ibisboy1/Standard/photocopy9_zps0e455e64.jpg

http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac218/ibisboy1/Standard/photocopy8_zps02d22f72.jpg

Any idea what stem this is?  Also, I assume the tongue looking thing on the front of the stem is a hammer mark and not normal?  Also, is the bolt normal for this stem?  Looks fairly raw.
http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac218/ibisboy1/Standard/photocopy7_zps029b703a.jpg
http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac218/ibisboy1/Standard/photocopy6_zps0ee4a830.jpg

Correct fork for the bike?
http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac218/ibisboy1/Standard/photocopy4_zps1d2678f9.jpg

Correct clamp?  If not, is it era correct and what is it?
http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac218/ibisboy1/Standard/photocopy2_zpsf5475c08.jpg

Era correct?
http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac218/ibisboy1/Standard/photocopy3_zps680a7d5f.jpg

Era correct?
http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac218/ibisboy1/Standard/photocopy_zps2549d403.jpg

Head tube decal
http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac218/ibisboy1/Standard/photo_zps54bd99cb.jpg

Head tube - without cups
http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac218/ibisboy1/StandardHeadTube_zps609e0e0e.jpg

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#2 2013-01-23 9:12pm

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Re: Standard STA 500

Looks like a 1999 going by the serial number and the stickers. The fork is correct. The bolt sticking out of the forks/stem looks like a Kink I-Beam (it is used to tighten the headset).
Stem is a Standard stem. That mark definately looks like a hammer mark.

All the parts look to be correct for the era. Nice pick up, I want to build an STA for my next Standard project.


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#3 2013-01-23 10:36pm

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Re: Standard STA 500

Thanks for the info.  Is the I-Beam used to repair a headset, or, just to keep everything together?  Not sure if it is needed - couldn't find any info using google so I figured I would ask.


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#4 2013-01-23 10:38pm

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Re: Standard STA 500

ibisboy1 wrote:

Thanks for the info.  Is the I-Beam used to repair a headset, or, just to keep everything together?  Not sure if it is needed - couldn't find any info using google so I figured I would ask.

Just to keep everything together and tight.

It was a stronger alternative to crappy press-in star nuts. They don't make them anymore so you probably won't find much info. They were made when Kink still made stuff in the USA.

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#5 2013-01-23 10:41pm

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Re: Standard STA 500

Can you get a pic of the headtube stcker on that frame? Kind of looks like a headtube sticker from a Standard Tao.


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#6 2013-01-24 6:26am

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Re: Standard STA 500

nice!!!!   Im with Milhouse all they way his info is correct to my knowledge. the kink i beam is a crazy find deffently hard to find

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#7 2013-01-24 6:28am

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Re: Standard STA 500

the paint is og i believe big_smile

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#8 2013-01-24 9:53pm

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Re: Standard STA 500

Looks more like a early STA   June '93    '99 Had  machined head tubes and different drop outs,  Looks like repainted and stickered with STA 500 and tao stickers,  With the bearing cups left  on.


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#9 2013-01-25 12:15pm

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Re: Standard STA 500

I don't think they changed the dropouts till 2000??  I think 99 also!


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#10 2013-01-29 11:36pm

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Re: Standard STA 500

Bearing cups were left on when it was painted.  Guy cracked both the upper and lower cups.  Just removed them.  I also got a warranty card from the owner today.  It says 5/99 on the card, so, if it is for this bike than I guess I have a 99.  However, the serial number still throws me.  My understanding of the serial numbers was that the first char represented the month of production, next two digits were the year and the final 3 related to the number of the frame produced in a month.

So, it would be (something I can't read) maybe a B - then 93 then 99. 

So, Feb of 93 - 99th frame built?

If there is anything more information send it my way.

Thanks

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#11 2013-01-29 11:59pm

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Re: Standard STA 500

I just added a pic of the head tube with the cups removed.  Looking at pics of the later model STAs there was a difference.  The later models had a raised lip around the opening.  This one looks more like some of the older STAs - which is in line with what DKGobbler said.  Any thoughts?  Does this make it an early STA?

Honestly, with the wear on the bike, I am guessing it is older, but, there is evidence that it is a 99 based on the card I got.  Just trying to nail down the date so I know what I have.

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#12 2013-01-30 6:05am

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Re: Standard STA 500

The raised lip on the externally machined headtubes didn't appear until 1999 or so. All the frames before then had a smooth looking headtube like yours.

Is the "3" in the serial number possibly a badly stamped "8" or "9"?

Try to email Standard with your pictures and see what they say about the year.
info@standardbyke.com


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#13 2013-01-30 1:54pm

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Re: Standard STA 500

Good idea.  I just shot them a note to see.  Maybe it is a 98 - hadn't though of that.  I will post the reply back to to this discussion to let people know what I find out.

Also, if anyone has a standard M3 sprocket - like the one on their home page, a standard seat clamp (search and destroy) or any decals for sale, let me know.  I am interested.

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#14 2013-01-31 10:06pm

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Re: Standard STA 500

I heard back from Standard. 

The color is not a '93 or '94 color but the frame because of the dropouts, headtube and extra gussetts is a '94, possibly a '93. 

So, looks like an early one.  That's good news for me.


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#15 2013-02-01 1:55am

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Re: Standard STA 500

I've got a '95 1 1/8" STA here with exactly the same headtube gusset plate setup, think (from memory) they stopped using that setup around '95 or so, dunno if that helps smile

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#16 2013-03-16 7:12pm

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Re: Standard STA 500

Thanks for the info.


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