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APOLLO CS - INTRO

FINDING THE APOLLO CS

BUILDING THE APOLLO CS

 

APOLLO CUSTOM SPORT - INTRODUCTION

Apollo road bicycles were prominent in Canada from the mid seventies to the early eighties.  The bicycles were well made and offered a good model selection, from entry level to fairly high end machines.  The Custom Sport was one of the better Apollo bicycles to roll off of the assembly line.

As is the case with most bicycle brands, entry level Apollo road bikes, the "Sport" and "Sport 10" were fairly common bicycles.  The better quality models, such as the Custom Sport or the Gran Touriste, were few and far between.  However, it made little difference if a bicycle was entry level or cream of the crop.  Apollo bicycles were well made and well finished, sporting cosmetics that tended to weather the passing of the years better than many other bicycles of the day.

With one exception, every Apollo encounter, to date, has sported both the lovely Apollo headbadge as well as a two tone paint jobs complete with lug pin striping.  (The exception?  Apollo's entry level 48cm offering, which featured a single head tube lug).  Both features added to the manufacturing cost per unit and both speak to the quality of the Apollo bicycle.  True, both features are cosmetic and do nothing to enhance performance.  But what do such little features suggest about the bike?  In a word - quality.

Apollo bicycles hold their own with the passing of time.  The paint is usually glossy and, thought the art might get scratched up, it resists peeling and fading.  The chrome, too, seems to stand up well against the ravages of Mother Nature and her Old Man, Time.

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