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Views: 257
Posted By nesteel

My gut says $275-300 would be the top of the...

My gut says $275-300 would be the top of the market.
Replies: 45
Views: 998
Posted By nesteel

You didn't miss anything by not reading it. Just...

You didn't miss anything by not reading it. Just a rambling off target post with various inaccuracies.
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Views: 216
Posted By nesteel

1986. Likely a Nova Special or Special X. Does...

1986. Likely a Nova Special or Special X. Does not appear to have aged well; paints not great and I spy some rust at the top tube cable guides. Frameset is likely worth $250-275.
07-27-20, 07:07 AM
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Views: 260,857
Posted By nesteel

They 3D print with metal also. Many layers of...

They 3D print with metal also. Many layers of powdered metal, each sealed or "melted" to the layer below.
07-22-20, 07:18 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,741
Posted By nesteel

Restore it? No, it will be expensive and no...

Restore it? No, it will be expensive and no return on the investment. Refurbish it and enjoy it? Certainly. Tear it down, treat the rust, clean EVERYTHING and locate the missing components. All the...
07-10-20, 11:15 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,026
Posted By nesteel

Bike in question: ...

Bike in question:
https://i.imgur.com/2fC86y1.jpg

Original brakes:
https://i.imgur.com/By8zN2c.jpg
07-10-20, 11:13 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,026
Posted By nesteel

'73 P-13-9, so "new" generation with no cable...

'73 P-13-9, so "new" generation with no cable guides brazed on, just uses clips.
Replies: 28
Views: 1,169
Posted By nesteel

Put it in perspective: $750 is more than halfway...

Put it in perspective: $750 is more than halfway to a very nice vintage Paramount.
Why waste it on a low level Trek, even if it is "new" in the box. BTW, once you pull it out of the box and...
07-05-20, 12:11 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,096
Posted By nesteel

Buy once, cry once. Everything else is just an...

Buy once, cry once. Everything else is just an imitation.
Replies: 20
Views: 1,085
Posted By nesteel

I sold my restored '80 (signature version) for...

I sold my restored '80 (signature version) for $1100 about 4 years ago. The ask on this one isn't out of line, especially if that's the original paint.
07-02-20, 10:19 PM
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Views: 574,212
Posted By nesteel

1983 Serotta Club Special, full Super Record....

1983 Serotta Club Special, full Super Record. Frame is too large even for me, so it'll find a new home. Group is earmarked for my '81 Trek 957.


https://i.imgur.com/tKwbt7D.jpg
06-25-20, 08:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 410
Posted By nesteel

Which is why I still have one, even though I have...

Which is why I still have one, even though I have no more C-Record hubs.
Forum: Touring
06-19-20, 08:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,751
Posted By nesteel

Buying an RB-1 to go touring is like buying a 5...

Buying an RB-1 to go touring is like buying a 5 pound hammer to drive trim nails.
Dedicated job deserves dedicated tools.
Replies: 12
Views: 385
Posted By nesteel

Depends upon which hubs the wheel set was built...

Depends upon which hubs the wheel set was built on. Record, or Chorus hubs; price is good. Anything less; not so much.
Replies: 20
Views: 1,094
Posted By nesteel

Even having just the top tube repainted will put...

Even having just the top tube repainted will put you upside down, value wise, on this. Not much original left on it either. Hope it's REAL cheap. Unless you plan on keeping it for yourself, the price...
05-04-20, 12:35 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,059
Posted By nesteel

The shop I work for part time pays okay, and the...

The shop I work for part time pays okay, and the shop discount is nice.
However, both are eclipsed by the deals the vendors toss at shop employees through their programs.
04-23-20, 09:14 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 7,092
Posted By nesteel

New bike sales are nuts. The number of $400-$500...

New bike sales are nuts. The number of $400-$500 bikes we're selling is way past where we were at this time last year (think stimulus check money). We're also booked two weeks out on service.
And...
04-20-20, 08:12 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,263
Posted By nesteel

I'm just going to say it: you're a nightmare...

I'm just going to say it: you're a nightmare customer.
If you're brakes worked when you picked the bike up, the rest was an unrelated problem. Bring your bike in every year for a checkup/service, or...
Replies: 4
Views: 347
Posted By nesteel

Looks to be Athena, so not Record. In current...

Looks to be Athena, so not Record. In current condition, maybe $30. Rusty hardware and grime are sort a value killer.
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Views: 776
Posted By nesteel

They may hold their value better, but I have to...

They may hold their value better, but I have to agree with Plonz; those individuals looking to add a titanium bike to the stable are not looking for 8speed shifting or a mid-range aluminum fork.
For...
Replies: 19
Views: 875
Posted By nesteel

At $250, its a buy for me. You get one of the...

At $250, its a buy for me. You get one of the best '80's touring frames made, and you don't have to worry about scratching it.
Parts are mix, but you're going to make changes to suit your tastes...
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Views: 1,248
Posted By nesteel

We had a local listing last year for a one owner...

We had a local listing last year for a one owner Competition GS, everything upgraded to Campy NR, including high flange hubs. It sat for months and months at $375.
Even $600 for a local sale is...
03-30-20, 10:05 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,617
Posted By nesteel

Correct. They are the enforcement arm of "the...

Correct. They are the enforcement arm of "the man". We (the citizens) are not "the man".

And yes, the thieves were very likely working for a buyer. In no way was that a random theft. If it were,...
03-29-20, 05:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 499
Posted By nesteel

I have an RD in the "soon to be listed pile"....

I have an RD in the "soon to be listed pile". Definitely in used/worn condition, complete with minor rash, but fully functional.
03-22-20, 05:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 406
Posted By nesteel

I miss my 930.

I miss my 930.
03-17-20, 06:23 PM
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Views: 628
Posted By nesteel

With that much post exposed, perhaps the frame is...

With that much post exposed, perhaps the frame is just too small. And no, not nearly enough seatpost left in the frame to make me the least bit comfortable.
03-14-20, 07:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,003
Posted By nesteel

My next Merckx will be blingy, that's all I know...

My next Merckx will be blingy, that's all I know :eek:
Replies: 17
Views: 1,023
Posted By nesteel

You may have found the smallest niche bike market...

You may have found the smallest niche bike market ever.
Tri bikes are a tough sale by themselves.
Any thing related to Lance Armstrong is a really tough sale.
You have both wrapped up into one....
03-02-20, 06:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 517
Posted By nesteel

iirc, 170.

iirc, 170.
Forum: Introductions
02-28-20, 02:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 471
Posted By nesteel

Some of those are gone. Currently in downsizing...

Some of those are gone. Currently in downsizing mode (not counting what's in storage).
Born overseas, traveled around the states a little after that.
02-26-20, 11:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 949
Posted By nesteel

1983 620 would be my guess judging from equipment...

1983 620 would be my guess judging from equipment and color scheme.
02-05-20, 07:28 PM
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Views: 587
Posted By nesteel

Whichever one has Suntour Superbe Pro installed.

Whichever one has Suntour Superbe Pro installed.
01-28-20, 09:30 PM
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Views: 1,093
Posted By nesteel

Thats an '83 720, first year for canti brakes....

Thats an '83 720, first year for canti brakes. The '82 would've used center pull Gran Compes. The crank is a nice upgrade over stock. Personally I would leave it; but I'm biased as it's the same one...
01-05-20, 06:33 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,051
Posted By nesteel

Simple Green for general cleaning. Go to a local...

Simple Green for general cleaning. Go to a local Dollar Store and look for a yellow cleaner in their cleaning supplies section. Stuff works great, wear gloves if your skin is sensitive.
WD40 is a...
12-27-19, 12:58 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,952
Posted By nesteel

I don't consider it "upgrading". If its a keeper,...

I don't consider it "upgrading". If its a keeper, I look at it as tailoring or customizing it to my tastes and fit. And even then, I keep an eye on the funds invested in such endeavors.
If it's a...
12-27-19, 12:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 626
Posted By nesteel

Nope. It disappeared like a fart in a stiff...

Nope. It disappeared like a fart in a stiff breeze.
12-27-19, 07:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 615
Posted By nesteel

That's who I would use. In fact, I bought the...

That's who I would use. In fact, I bought the overhaul/conversion parts for my shifters from him just two weeks ago. IIRC he repairs/rebuilds all flavors of Ergopower shifters.
11-05-19, 09:51 PM
Replies: 57,465
Views: 8,347,450
Posted By nesteel

'Tis my old frame you bought. That bike rode...

'Tis my old frame you bought. That bike rode above it's class, IMHO.
10-30-19, 09:33 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 13,357
Posted By nesteel

From a young lady who attempted to cut me off...

From a young lady who attempted to cut me off when she was entering a traffic circle ( I was IN the circle with the right of way): "Get on the sidewalk!"
To which I replied: "Go **** yourself!"...
09-25-19, 10:14 AM
Replies: 1,937
Views: 550,663
Posted By nesteel

Moderating is a tough, sometimes thankless job. ...

Moderating is a tough, sometimes thankless job.
Some of us don't make it any easier either.:saweeet:
Replies: 18
Views: 1,417
Posted By nesteel

I'm always amused by people asking full market...

I'm always amused by people asking full market value, who can't be bothered to take care of that last little detail. NEW BRAKE HOODS!!!
09-10-19, 01:20 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 8,012
Posted By nesteel

riverdrifter, I know you live in a bit of a bike...

riverdrifter, I know you live in a bit of a bike desert, but if you'd like to try a raised/wide cockpit, I can loan you a spare setup I have. That way you could try it out with no financial risk...
09-10-19, 10:58 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 8,012
Posted By nesteel

I've had good success with raising the bars on...

I've had good success with raising the bars on the vintage touring iron I have, and going to a wider bar to match up closer to what the norm would be on the modern Jamis you have.
09-08-19, 11:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 437
Posted By nesteel

3x9 is one of my favorite gearing setups. You're...

3x9 is one of my favorite gearing setups. You're crankset will likely run fine with a 9speed chain. The vintage triples I've run with a 9speed rear have never proven to be an issue.
08-20-19, 02:17 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 8,012
Posted By nesteel

You've done a nice job refurbishing that bike....

You've done a nice job refurbishing that bike. Enjoy it for a long time, hand it off to your kids when you're done with it.
08-17-19, 01:57 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,981
Posted By nesteel

That persons review is worth the paper it's...

That persons review is worth the paper it's written on. I've personally never seen a Sun Mystral steel rim. If you can't tell the difference between steel and aluminum, can't spell Deore correctly,...
07-18-19, 05:42 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,198
Posted By nesteel

Randy, my personal opinion is that any buyer with...

Randy, my personal opinion is that any buyer with any integrity at all would gladly swap the Cyclops back for the QR.
I know I would.
07-17-19, 01:45 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,198
Posted By nesteel

Campy 10 = ten cogs in back. Not the "10 speed"...

Campy 10 = ten cogs in back.
Not the "10 speed" you're thinking of.
Forum: Want To Buy
07-07-19, 07:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,606
Posted By nesteel

I'm over in Lincoln. Does a 53cm Fuji America...

I'm over in Lincoln. Does a 53cm Fuji America Touring Series interest you?
07-07-19, 06:43 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 7,241
Posted By nesteel

You're getting hosed. We charge $20 for truing a...

You're getting hosed. We charge $20 for truing a wheel, and $5 to remove a freewheel. And we'll do that while you wait (provided you're wheel doesn't look like a taco), no reason to keep you're wheel...
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