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07-19-21, 11:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 262
Posted By nesteel

TX700 built in June of '78.

TX700 built in June of '78.
07-06-21, 09:33 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,500
Posted By nesteel

Pretty sure bikemig grows these things in his...

Pretty sure bikemig grows these things in his garage. I got my 60cm '83 720 frameset from him several years ago.
06-24-21, 06:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 416
Posted By nesteel

Twofer: suntour pro compe 14-18-22-27-32 and a...

Twofer: suntour pro compe 14-18-22-27-32 and a suntour perfect 14-18-22-26-32. $30 shipped in the states.
Forum: Framebuilders
04-17-21, 06:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 744
Posted By nesteel

Carr-Lane carries a pretty thorough selection of...

Carr-Lane carries a pretty thorough selection of fixturing parts and equipment.
03-26-21, 10:12 PM
Replies: 317
Views: 23,804
Posted By nesteel

Vintage kits and select built ups. Been on an AMC...

Vintage kits and select built ups. Been on an AMC kick lately.

https://i.imgur.com/WS49iGz.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/6nnbYLM.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/SknLAX5.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/wyHWnm6.jpg
...
Replies: 17
Views: 889
Posted By nesteel

It's all about proportions and body geometry....

It's all about proportions and body geometry. 65cm center to top puts it at about 63.5-64cm c-c which, at barely over 6' with a long legs/short torso combo, is at the very tippy top of my "ridable"...
Replies: 12
Views: 798
Posted By nesteel

Interesting wrinkle; I had been told of the story...

Interesting wrinkle; I had been told of the story about John Kerry donating this bike to a charity auction where one of the previous owners purchased it.
Well, upon listing the framset on Facebook,...
Replies: 8
Views: 624
Posted By nesteel

Where in this country did you get a fork...

Where in this country did you get a fork rechromed for only $65?
02-25-21, 10:11 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 834
Posted By nesteel

Frankly, the specs on the Panasonic look...

Frankly, the specs on the Panasonic look functional, but lower midrange at best. Not much brand "cache" with the Panasonic either.
What year is the Cannondale?
02-21-21, 10:07 PM
Replies: 7,182
Views: 694,741
Posted By nesteel

If you need any Testors colors, get 'em now. I've...

If you need any Testors colors, get 'em now. I've heard rumor that Rustoleum (crap paint anyway) is going to kill the rest of the Testors hobby paint line. They already chopped the excellent Model...
Replies: 12
Views: 1,215
Posted By nesteel

Seat tube lug has been mangled by driving the...

Seat tube lug has been mangled by driving the seat post too far in, and the paint looks pretty toasty. That being said, if you can confirm through the serial number that it is indeed a Columbus...
12-12-20, 10:16 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,531
Posted By nesteel

What passes for a "large" frame in a bike shop...

What passes for a "large" frame in a bike shop that sells new, does not equal what you and I consider "large", so any metric you attempt to glean from that market segment will be skewed.
None the...
12-11-20, 06:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 743
Posted By nesteel

@guelphite...

@guelphite (https://www.bikeforums.net/members/guelphite-276469.html) was looking for a set of these.
Replies: 34
Views: 2,499
Posted By nesteel

Nice find, but it's going to be a tough sell....

Nice find, but it's going to be a tough sell. $2100 U.S. buys ALOT of bike here in the states, ready to ride and needing nothing.
Sadly, I believe you've been the victim of over valuing.
Replies: 10
Views: 752
Posted By nesteel

My money says the stem and seatpost are likely...

My money says the stem and seatpost are likely stuck. For $75, you could do worse. I'd try to get it for less.
Replies: 5
Views: 811
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.
Replies: 17
Views: 1,493
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.
Replies: 17
Views: 1,493
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...
Replies: 8
Views: 981
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: 2,071
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.
Replies: 3
Views: 451
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
Replies: 4,106
Views: 389,762
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: 80
Views: 5,515
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: 1,693
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: 1,693
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: 30
Views: 2,686
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: 53
Views: 5,005
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: 1,582
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
Replies: 7,182
Views: 694,741
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: 798
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: 2,588
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: 541
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: 1,805
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: 1,327
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: 8,414
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: 1,683
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: 422
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.
Replies: 17
Views: 2,169
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: 1,184
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...
Replies: 29
Views: 1,912
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: 3,062
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: 632
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: 765
Posted By nesteel

I miss my 930.

I miss my 930.
03-17-20, 06:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,311
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: 2,245
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: 1,581
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: 631
Posted By nesteel

iirc, 170.

iirc, 170.
Forum: Introductions
02-28-20, 02:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 649
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: 1,160
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
Replies: 22
Views: 727
Posted By nesteel

Whichever one has Suntour Superbe Pro installed.

Whichever one has Suntour Superbe Pro installed.
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