Please help me identify my uncle's old bike. I will greatly apppreciate all of you that willing to help mi.

Thanks to all in advance who help!

Vintage Elevated Chainstay

  • Not that old, with V-brakes. Commented Jul 17, 2020 at 12:49
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    The logo looks like it says Yoshimura. There’s a modern company with a very similar logo. yoshimuracycling.com/pages/faqs
    – Weiwen Ng
    Commented Jul 17, 2020 at 12:53
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    @DanielRHicks Shimano introduced their V-brakes in '96. It might also have been a later upgrade. The frame has old-fashioned quill stems. Those dissappeard from quality mountain bikes also in the mid 90s. (Road bikes were later 96' (Pinarello) and 98' quill stems (Trek), '97 threadless (Pinarello).
    – gschenk
    Commented Jul 17, 2020 at 13:54
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    Antonius, let us know a bit more about the bike, if you please? Let's sumarize what we see here: 6-speed Shimano indexed derailleur. Shift levers on the bars. That indicates Rust on rear triangle has been oversprayed, bike has not been moved since (still paint on the cogs). Brake tracks worn, must have been actually ridden. Aluminium platform pedals that are certainly newer than rest. With that amount of rust, the bike is not worth fixing.
    – gschenk
    Commented Jul 17, 2020 at 14:08
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    @gschenk - To me, "old" is a bike with cottered cranks. Commented Jul 17, 2020 at 17:22

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I might be wrong but this looks awfully similar to an AlpineStars CroMega.

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1991 AlpineStars Cro-mega from Retrobike

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    Do you have a picture tied to an AlpineStars CroMega? If so, could you add it to your answer?
    – Ted Hohl
    Commented Feb 6 at 5:15
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    Similar but not it. Seatpost on Alpinestars is bend, and seatstay/seatpost intersection detail is very different.
    – mattnz
    Commented Feb 6 at 7:52
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    Good spotting but this bike has a straight downtube between headtube and BB, whereas OP's is a straight line from headtube to rear dropouts. They are of similar overall aesthetic, so the time period of 1991 probably lines up within a year or two. That certainly helps.
    – Criggie
    Commented Feb 6 at 9:29

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