Tuesday, November 8, 2011
1987 Lotus Excelle
Beautiful Lotus Excelle, Ishiwata triple butted chromoly lugged frame.
Lotus was an american brand selling japanese made bikes (Tsunada and Ishiwata), to be sold only in the US, similar to Shogun, Univega and many others.More about lotus here and a 1981 catalogue here, and a great lotus fan page here.
they started making bikes in the late 70's and stopped in the late 80's. they are usually mid to high end bikes and this is a beautiful example. sold to a student in boston college who came with his friend, who bought a Fuji del rey.