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07-05-20, 08:22 PM
Replies: 56,823
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Posted By nesteel

NOS? Seller must've lifted the brake hoods for...

NOS? Seller must've lifted the brake hoods for themselves, along with the original saddle. A bunch of these have popped up on CL, Ebay, and even our sale here after one old bike shop closed and sold...
07-05-20, 12:11 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 937
Posted By nesteel

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

Buy once, cry once. Everything else is just an imitation.
Replies: 8
Views: 256
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.
07-04-20, 08:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 326
Posted By nesteel

I originally found a Park for $75 on the local...

I originally found a Park for $75 on the local CL, which I liked. Then I happened across a V.A.R. Atomic for $50. Gave the Park to a friend and mounted the Atomic to the workbench.
A truing stand is...
07-03-20, 10:53 PM
Replies: 5
N-3
Views: 348
Posted By nesteel

Good choice. I was never impressed with my...

Good choice. I was never impressed with my Ironman. My affinity for vintage Treks is no big secret though...………….
07-02-20, 10:35 PM
Replies: 2,297
Views: 432,151
Posted By nesteel

:thumb:

:thumb:
07-02-20, 10:19 PM
Replies: 6,415
Views: 553,685
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.


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Replies: 8
Views: 470
Posted By nesteel

Duopar Titanium RD, rear rack, and front pannier...

Duopar Titanium RD, rear rack, and front pannier mounts all missing. It's a nice clean bike though. I'd stick to $650-$675. Paint looks very nice.
06-25-20, 08:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 377
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: 16
Views: 831
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.
06-19-20, 12:25 AM
Replies: 2,297
Views: 432,151
Posted By nesteel

I'm very pleased to know it's getting ridden the...

I'm very pleased to know it's getting ridden the way it was intended to. Damn fine riding bike BTW. Also, at that frame size I believe they were using Columbus SP tubing.
06-16-20, 05:47 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 922
Posted By nesteel

DansComp used to sell Sapim straight guage for a...

DansComp used to sell Sapim straight guage for a VERY good price, IIRC 35c each or so. Their website no longer carries spokes, sadly.
Niagara Cycle changed they're name/restructured. They are now...
Replies: 12
Views: 356
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.
05-30-20, 07:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 464
Posted By nesteel

Black. Simple and classic.

Black. Simple and classic.
Replies: 3
Views: 223
Posted By nesteel

Modolo made a range of components. What do you...

Modolo made a range of components. What do you have?
Also, it's pretty darn easy to search Ebay for sold items. Give it a shot.
05-29-20, 08:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 343
Posted By nesteel

What keeps the AX not super fun to ride?

What keeps the AX not super fun to ride?
05-29-20, 09:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 366
Posted By nesteel

I'm aware of how to deal with the cracks. You...

I'm aware of how to deal with the cracks. You need to file the entire crack out, or they'll come back. However, there is a limit to how much you can file before the crank arm is junk. If a previous...
05-28-20, 03:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 366
Posted By nesteel

Which means its susceptible to the same cracking...

Which means its susceptible to the same cracking issues the Record arms (no difference between the SR and NR arms of the period) are known for.
05-26-20, 08:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 574
Posted By nesteel

I've only regretted letting go of one frameset....

I've only regretted letting go of one frameset. Everything else, not so much.
Replies: 25
Views: 969
Posted By nesteel

Yep. It's called ethics: some people have it,...

Yep. It's called ethics: some people have it, some don't. Craigslist is sketchy as heck anymore anyway.
I'd rather do my business or Ebay (ackk), a few select internet forums, and Facebook.
I...
05-14-20, 07:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 492
Posted By nesteel

Nicely equipped 720 you've got there.

Nicely equipped 720 you've got there.
Replies: 20
Views: 958
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...
05-07-20, 10:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 340
Posted By nesteel

Shimano Deore LX.

Shimano Deore LX.
05-07-20, 06:13 AM
Replies: 2,297
Views: 432,151
Posted By nesteel

That's a TX900

That's a TX900
Replies: 18
Views: 750
Posted By nesteel

Since Trek was reasonably decent about...

Since Trek was reasonably decent about serializing framesets, I'll wait to see that to determine age and model.
The screw on head badge by itself does not mean is a '76-78 TX anything. They used it...
05-05-20, 09:13 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,052
Posted By nesteel

Very limited basis. Online sales only, almost...

Very limited basis. Online sales only, almost always ship to a different location. Local sales a bust around here.
As usual, parts move much better than complete bikes.
05-04-20, 12:35 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,020
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.
05-03-20, 11:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 785
Posted By nesteel

Proper etiquette would've been to wait for a...

Proper etiquette would've been to wait for a reply to a deal YOU initiated. If it were too much "hassle" to work a trade versus a direct sale, why did YOU tender the offer?
As for "serious...
05-03-20, 11:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 785
Posted By nesteel

Seriously? You send me a PM last night at 8:48pm...

Seriously? You send me a PM last night at 8:48pm asking if I'd take the SR rear derailleur as partial trade for some parts I'm selling, I send you a PM back less that 12 hours later stating I would,...
04-28-20, 06:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 767
Posted By nesteel

All spoken for.

All spoken for.
04-27-20, 02:30 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,142
Posted By nesteel

My wife of 27 years (this July) has no desire to...

My wife of 27 years (this July) has no desire to cycle, EVER. She hates riding a bicycle. The key word towards my bike "habit/obsession" is tolerance, which she displays.
Seeing how I'm a...
04-27-20, 12:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 326
Posted By nesteel

Your "scuffed up" rear wheel is normal, and...

Your "scuffed up" rear wheel is normal, and perfectly fine. You should find a matching front.
Your original rear wheel does not have a modern machined brake track; the brake pads will eventually...
04-27-20, 10:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 767
Posted By nesteel

Stem and crankset are spoken for. All else still...

Stem and crankset are spoken for. All else still available.
04-24-20, 06:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 767
Posted By nesteel

If there's enough interest, I would certainly be...

If there's enough interest, I would certainly be willing to go down that path.
04-24-20, 06:44 PM
Replies: 56,823
Views: 8,170,274
Posted By nesteel

Overpriced by a factor of 2. And I love the line...

Overpriced by a factor of 2. And I love the line in his ad "stupid offers get stupid replies". Start off with a realistic asking price and perhaps the offers would not seem so stupid, you tool.
04-24-20, 09:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 767
Posted By nesteel

Would consider partial/full trade for one of , or...

Would consider partial/full trade for one of , or a combo of, the following, in rider condition:

Suntour Superbe headset, ISO.
Campagnolo NR brake calipers (must be complete), recessed mounting....
04-24-20, 09:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 422
Posted By nesteel

Sold.

Sold.
04-23-20, 08:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 422
Posted By nesteel

Dura Ace 7400 stem

100mm Dura Ace 7400 stem. Good condition, some markings from install and typical use. All hardware and caps in place.
$30 shipped

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04-23-20, 08:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 767
Posted By nesteel

Dura Ace 7100/7200 group

Crankset, 170 arms, 53/39 rings with Shimano dust caps. Crane RD (black edition) with claw, FD, BA-100 brake calipers and levers with black AME hoods (some scratches, ferules present) Dura Ace bar...
04-23-20, 07:10 PM
Replies: 3,317
Views: 280,774
Posted By nesteel

Well, if you're gonna make a mistake, do it with...

Well, if you're gonna make a mistake, do it with torque-to-yeild bolts. Once they go past their elastic limit, they actually provide almost no extra load. Take a GOOD straight edge (like a Starret)...
04-23-20, 10:03 AM
Replies: 2,804
Views: 243,771
Posted By nesteel

I know I have the long cage version sitting on my...

I know I have the long cage version sitting on my work bench. Moved it out of my way last night.
04-23-20, 09:14 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 6,765
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...
Replies: 14
Views: 461
Posted By nesteel

Toss 700c wheels in first before you rule them...

Toss 700c wheels in first before you rule them out.
Replies: 4
Views: 267
Posted By nesteel

As noted on another forum, that fork may not be...

As noted on another forum, that fork may not be original. To my eye it does not match the era of the frame.
The fruit salad parts mix is a turn off, personally, as are the mismatched (it appears)...
04-21-20, 10:17 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,196
Posted By nesteel

Thank you. I'll retract my previous statement. It...

Thank you. I'll retract my previous statement. It would appear the mechanic did not complete the service you paid for. That is unfortunate, and should be addressed. You have every right to be...
04-21-20, 09:37 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,196
Posted By nesteel

Nope, not missing the issue. Post up a pic of...

Nope, not missing the issue. Post up a pic of your receipt (please cover the shops name and other personal info) and we'll go from there.
04-20-20, 08:12 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,196
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: 14
Views: 461
Posted By nesteel

Good mid level touring bike, quality components...

Good mid level touring bike, quality components (the rear derailleur really should be replaced; they were dogs, and tolerated no abuse/neglect) with a nice upgraded saddle (appears to a Colt). I'd...
04-19-20, 11:45 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 895
Posted By nesteel

^^This. Life is too short to deal with crap that...

^^This. Life is too short to deal with crap that was marginal back in it's day, let alone now.
Replies: 4
Views: 340
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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