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Posted By nesteel

There's a separate forum just for these such...

There's a separate forum just for these such questions. Most people will likely overvalue it.
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Posted By nesteel

Even if that is the original fork, $800 is pie in...

Even if that is the original fork, $800 is pie in the sky pricing. Price it that far above value and people assume you're so unreasonable that you can't be bargained with. It's wearing Campy Triomphe...
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Posted By nesteel

They are great bikes. If it were mine, I'd keep...

They are great bikes. If it were mine, I'd keep it.
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Posted By nesteel

You need to take your entire price scale and drag...

You need to take your entire price scale and drag it down a bit. In shabby condition, these go for $300 or so. In your condition, closer to $800. That is 2.6x to go from "rider quality" to "very...
09-01-20, 05:42 AM
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Posted By nesteel

Any action at $40?

Any action at $40?
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Posted By nesteel

That's still pretty decent pricing territory....

That's still pretty decent pricing territory. What were you expecting? They are plenty collectible, and sought after, but they're not valued the same as a Cinelli or De Rosa. If you were anticipating...
08-31-20, 12:17 AM
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Posted By nesteel

N.O.S. Suntour VX shortcage RD

New in bag Suntour VX shortcage. I believe at one time this was an FD/RD set, but someone previously removed the FD. The RD and small bag containing the claw mount and associated hardware are still...
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Posted By nesteel

Chain rings and brake calipers are Super Record...

Chain rings and brake calipers are Super Record (calipers being the final version with the reshaped arms)
Pedals are way too "modern" to be considered part of the group.
Condition is key. Better...
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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.
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Posted By nesteel

$400 for a Varsity? Seller saw you comin' from a...

$400 for a Varsity? Seller saw you comin' from a mile away.
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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.
07-28-20, 12:00 PM
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Posted By nesteel

No real world reason to be set on stainless....

No real world reason to be set on stainless. Shapeways black steel has held up fine, both strength wise and corrosion wise, for me on the Huret RD locating tabbed washers. Pretty similar stress...
07-28-20, 11:56 AM
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Posted By nesteel

Order forms from that period show tubular tires...

Order forms from that period show tubular tires being an option, so it could've come with 700c wheels as original equipment.
07-28-20, 10:38 AM
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Posted By nesteel

If they were still also available as frameset...

If they were still also available as frameset only in '83 (like the 950/750 were in 80-82) that could actually be the original build done by a shop.
07-28-20, 10:18 AM
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Posted By nesteel

Yep. I am aware. However, I'd prefer to use the...

Yep. I am aware. However, I'd prefer to use the original stem from the Sports Tourer, so Schwinn steerer tube is the preferred solution.
All else fails, I'll splice in a "normal" steerer tube....
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Posted By nesteel

Good grief; no way at $450. No brake lever hoods,...

Good grief; no way at $450. No brake lever hoods, low end/junk saddle, paint is not great. Pass.
Maybe at $250. At the end of the day its a large, low end Trek.

BTW, it isn't about height when...
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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, 11:51 AM
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Posted By nesteel

Wanted: Schwinn fork, mid '70's "lightweight"

Need an old schwinn fork for a steerer tube splice on a mid '70's Sport Tourer. Condition of the fork blades and crown are immaterial. Cannot be threaded for half the length, like the service...
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Posted By nesteel

We need pics. Condition is king when it's come to...

We need pics. Condition is king when it's come to value.
You're rear derailleur will determine how big of a cassette or freewheel you can use. Does your replacement wheelset use a freewheel or a...
07-27-20, 07:07 AM
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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.
07-26-20, 03:14 PM
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Posted By nesteel

3D printing these items is where it's at. Had...

3D printing these items is where it's at. Had good luck with that.
07-24-20, 10:05 PM
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Posted By nesteel

Mixed group actually: some NR, some SR. No,...

Mixed group actually: some NR, some SR.
No, it's is not difficult to find an NR or SR group in this condition, they're just costly. Mixed groups not so much.
07-23-20, 07:26 AM
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Posted By nesteel

Looks to be a 710, hard to read the serial. ...

Looks to be a 710, hard to read the serial.
Price should be regarded as an example of why you shouldn't smoke crack and price bicycles at the same time.
Rusty hardware and covered in storage grime;...
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Posted By nesteel

There's also a strong chance this frame is built...

There's also a strong chance this frame is built with something less than SL. They pop up on Ebay occasionally, and over half of the ones I remember seeing have been made from Aelle.
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Posted By nesteel

That indeed looks like the fork at least one Ebay...

That indeed looks like the fork at least one Ebay seller was advertising as being surplus Titan stock about 18 months ago.
07-22-20, 07:18 AM
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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...
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Posted By nesteel

Brake calipers appear to be 7100 DA, which puts...

Brake calipers appear to be 7100 DA, which puts them about 10+ years older than the bike. That is a medium negative.
07-16-20, 11:30 PM
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Posted By nesteel

53mm in front, 56 in the back. I may have to use...

53mm in front, 56 in the back. I may have to use a drop bolt in back and maybe a touch of filing the slots on front caliper, but I'll mock it up before deciding. This bike would've come with 700c...
07-16-20, 01:18 PM
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Posted By nesteel

Found a pair of pre CPSC calipers on the 'Bay...

Found a pair of pre CPSC calipers on the 'Bay this morning. Already have a set of Campy SR levers on the bars, so the brake situation is settled. Now for rims; clincher or...
07-13-20, 10:48 PM
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Posted By nesteel

Wanted: Campagnolo 2040 calipers, pre CSPC-nutted

Must be for nutted mounting, standard reach. Complete, I'm not dealing with missing pieces. Not looking for a "bro" deal, I know what they go for on the open market. N.O.S. or concourse condition is...
07-12-20, 06:57 PM
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Posted By nesteel

I believe the BJ denotes February of 1973. Must...

I believe the BJ denotes February of 1973.
Must be Sport Tourer month. Picked one up myself on Wednesday. Looking forward to see how this one turns out.
07-10-20, 11:20 PM
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Posted By nesteel

That's good info to know, thank you. The...

That's good info to know, thank you.
The Modolo setup just doesn't look right. Those will likely find their way onto the '83 Serotta that showed up last week should I decide to keep/build it....
07-10-20, 11:19 PM
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Posted By nesteel

Pictars: https://i.imgur.com/2fC86y1.jpg ...

Pictars:
https://i.imgur.com/2fC86y1.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/yIK2Ats.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/D8PAFPH.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/hpZPF1z.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/By8zN2c.jpg

The big Opaque Green...
07-10-20, 11:15 PM
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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
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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.
07-10-20, 04:34 PM
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Posted By nesteel

1973 Paramount brake quandry

I recently acquired a decent 1973 Schwinn Paramount; not a perfect bike but the flaws it has I can live with. It is currently equipped with Modolo Speedy brakes, but I did come with the original...
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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...
07-08-20, 10:04 PM
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Posted By nesteel

No pics yet, but scored a 1973 Schwinn Paramount...

No pics yet, but scored a 1973 Schwinn Paramount P-13 in Silver Mist paint.
07-05-20, 08:22 PM
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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
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Posted By nesteel

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

Buy once, cry once. Everything else is just an imitation.
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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
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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
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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
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Posted By nesteel

:thumb:

:thumb:
07-02-20, 10:19 PM
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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
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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
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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
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Views: 2,060
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
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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
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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...
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