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04-13-24, 08:59 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 863
Posted By nesteel

My sincere condolences to you and your family. ...

My sincere condolences to you and your family.
I know how tough it is.
04-10-24, 02:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 214
Posted By nesteel

I'm disappointed that your disposing of that 930...

I'm disappointed that your disposing of that 930 frameset.
03-06-24, 07:09 PM
Replies: 292
Views: 13,159
Posted By nesteel

The TX900 is a very recent acquisition. I've...

The TX900 is a very recent acquisition. I've never ridden it, was purchased as a disassembled "bike in a box". It'll be refinished and reassembled.
The 957 ive had built upa couple different ways...
03-06-24, 06:48 PM
Replies: 292
Views: 13,159
Posted By nesteel

The TX900 is a very recent acquisition. I've...

The TX900 is a very recent acquisition. I've never ridden it, was purchased as a disassembled "bike in a box". It'll be refinished and reassembled.
The 957 ive had built upa couple different ways...
03-06-24, 04:08 PM
Replies: 292
Views: 13,159
Posted By nesteel

Keeper list: Centurion Cinelli Trek 720 ...

Keeper list:
Centurion Cinelli
Trek 720
Trek TX900
Trek 957
Merckx Strada OS
Colnago Super

To go list (complete bikes so far. Subject to change, may be parted out depending upon mood and...
03-06-24, 12:13 PM
Replies: 292
Views: 13,159
Posted By nesteel

Some of the current completes will be stripped...

Some of the current completes will be stripped and the build kits put on keeper frames. Im only keeping what i consider the cream if the crop for vintage. I have two modern bikes that'll stay no...
03-06-24, 11:57 AM
Replies: 292
Views: 13,159
Posted By nesteel

Losing my wife last May has brought this entire...

Losing my wife last May has brought this entire subject into an entirely uncomfortable focus. Cycling is just one of four hobbies that'll be slimmed down as to not leave my two boys with a pile of...
01-27-24, 04:42 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,268
Posted By nesteel

The dropouts are likely original; my '81 957...

The dropouts are likely original; my '81 957 (bought from the second owner, who knew the first) has them, one of which was replaced by trek under warranty.
I'm also betting the color is orignal as...
12-10-23, 10:36 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,634
Posted By nesteel

Rode it in 2015. Then we were supposed to take a...

Rode it in 2015. Then we were supposed to take a vacation up there in 2016 so I could ride it again. That got interrupted by a death in the family and we never got around to planning another trip up...
12-10-23, 10:05 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,634
Posted By nesteel

The universe saw fit to make me into a solo act,...

The universe saw fit to make me into a solo act, so I will do my very best to make it to Cino 2024.
Replies: 10
Views: 796
Posted By nesteel

They're Shimano UF. They have a reputation for...

They're Shimano UF. They have a reputation for cracking through the adjuster screw bore. If they've made it this long, they're likely never going to Crack. It would not surprise me if they've been...
Replies: 22
Views: 1,454
Posted By nesteel

Welcome to DuPont Imron. Great very durable...

Welcome to DuPont Imron. Great very durable product. Terrible environmental nightmare.
Replies: 38
Views: 3,342
Posted By nesteel

Earlier Paramounts would be worth this kind of...

Earlier Paramounts would be worth this kind of coin. IMHO, not this generation. If youre asking this question, chances are the vintage bike world likely isn't your thing. Buy a modern bike and move...
Replies: 13
Views: 781
Posted By nesteel

With very FEW exceptions, a bike is worth more in...

With very FEW exceptions, a bike is worth more in parts than it is as a whole bike.
Want a max return: spend your time parting it out.
02-06-23, 05:52 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,450
Posted By nesteel

It's a real struggle. I wish I had any form of...

It's a real struggle. I wish I had any form of answer, but my garage, shed, bike room, and hobby room upstairs all tell the same tale as you've outlined in your post.
02-01-23, 10:38 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,177
Posted By nesteel

When you get this figured out, let me know. I'm...

When you get this figured out, let me know. I'm in the same situation.
Every hobby I've ever had has turned into an obsession/hoarding issue and it's quite tiring.
Replies: 5
Views: 717
Posted By nesteel

This would be an '84. In '85 they stopped putting...

This would be an '84. In '85 they stopped putting 720 on the downtube. The equipment does look to be correct for an '84 also.
12-26-22, 07:28 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,978
Posted By nesteel

Bikes started out as my first escape vehicle from...

Bikes started out as my first escape vehicle from daily existence, which was pretty bleak at times. After meeting the gal who would become my wife and moving to a location that allowed for much more...
12-25-22, 06:17 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,312
Posted By nesteel

I thought I was pretty nice this year, but...

I thought I was pretty nice this year, but evidently not? I got covid again, starting on Wednesday. That leaves me at home away from people and unable to go to the hospital to see our new...
11-03-22, 06:09 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 10,236
Posted By nesteel

My single biggest pet peeves is someone telling...

My single biggest pet peeves is someone telling me how to setup my bike. Hands down.
10-31-22, 07:09 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,479
Posted By nesteel

I'm in the wide bars are better camp. My minimum...

I'm in the wide bars are better camp. My minimum is 42, and I several at 50. I prefer the stability, and not having my shoulders pinched in seems to open my chest and lungs up.
Replies: 25
Views: 1,606
Posted By nesteel

Figure out the worth of the parts. Having the...

Figure out the worth of the parts. Having the frame fixed and refinished makes it a total loser, if it even can be done remotely affordable. Which it likely cant.
07-25-22, 06:55 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,201
Posted By nesteel

This is disappointing. Very knowledgeable person,...

This is disappointing. Very knowledgeable person, always seemed happy to share his experience with this forum.
06-22-22, 06:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,016
Posted By nesteel

https://i.imgur.com/yR1izyR.jpg ...

https://i.imgur.com/yR1izyR.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/FANKqZ9.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/NRh9hgZ.jpg
06-22-22, 06:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,016
Posted By nesteel

Fuji Touring Series V F/F/HS/Canti's-53cm

Fuji Touring Series V, I believe it's an '85. Dark green and chrome. Paints a 7.5/8 out of 10. Chrome is decent. Headset has superficial corrosion on exterior of cups. Inner cups/cones look great. No...
Replies: 4
Views: 419
Posted By nesteel

They're NOT Shimano of any flavor. Certainly...

They're NOT Shimano of any flavor. Certainly Campagnolo, likely 8 speed. You'd need to pull the collar out of the right shifter to see if it's a 2 spring or 3 spring mechanism. The 3 spring can go 8,...
Forum: For Sale
06-09-22, 05:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,232
Posted By nesteel

Great bike, highly ambitious pricing given the...

Great bike, highly ambitious pricing given the condition.
Replies: 25
Views: 2,028
Posted By nesteel

Wrong forum. But that's the least of your...

Wrong forum. But that's the least of your worries.....
Replies: 13
Views: 983
Posted By nesteel

Frame by itself, likely 175-200, heavily...

Frame by itself, likely 175-200, heavily dependent upon paint condition. The rest of the components I have no clue on.
Replies: 17
Views: 1,330
Posted By nesteel

I feel like that's a pretty common excuse thats...

I feel like that's a pretty common excuse thats used when the shop no longer feels like performing a particular service. Shop owner can discontinue it, and they're not the bad guy.
Replies: 7
Views: 591
Posted By nesteel

Keep in mind, if you're the OCD type who likes...

Keep in mind, if you're the OCD type who likes matching components, that correcting the missing items will likely take around $200.
Replies: 7
Views: 591
Posted By nesteel

Brake levers do not appear to be Campagnolo, the...

Brake levers do not appear to be Campagnolo, the brake pad holders are missing, and the FD isn't Nuovo Record. Seems a tad bit over priced.
If I could get a $1000 for mine, it would be GONE.
03-20-22, 04:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 701
Posted By nesteel

Parts have been sold.

Parts have been sold.
03-20-22, 12:10 AM
Replies: 2,264
Views: 778,128
Posted By nesteel

Big, 63.5cm C-C seat tube, Serotta Club Special,...

Big, 63.5cm C-C seat tube, Serotta Club Special, originally owned by John Kerry. One spot of corrosion on the underside of the DT. Paint still shines quite nicely, a few chips. Decals are tired, but...
09-02-21, 01:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,969
Posted By nesteel

Lower mid range Trek frame in need of a refinish...

Lower mid range Trek frame in need of a refinish @ $199 bucks = TURD. Unless you have some sentimental attachment, MOVE ON. It's nothing special.
Here local, in the states, that would be, AT BEST, a...
08-31-21, 05:55 PM
Replies: 7,820
Views: 927,510
Posted By nesteel

Couple new projects have wandered in. First up is...

Couple new projects have wandered in. First up is the Eisentraut Limited. This is one of three frames (two are currently in the bike room, third inbound) that came into my possession via a trade with...
07-19-21, 11:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 943
Posted By nesteel

TX700 built in June of '78.

TX700 built in June of '78.
07-06-21, 09:33 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,628
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: 1,505
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: 6
Views: 1,972
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: 353
Views: 46,609
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: 2,194
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: 2,544
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: 826
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: 1,638
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: 8,792
Views: 1,105,310
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: 3,776
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: 3,302
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: 1,498
Posted By nesteel

@guelphite...

@guelphite (https://www.bikeforums.net/members/guelphite-276469.html) was looking for a set of these.
Replies: 34
Views: 3,803
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.
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