anyone in socal, play it again sports in simi valley is selling one for $180 via cl. get it soon since i am tempted. :)
Attachment 324412Attachment 324413I bought my Downtube 4 years ago and posted here on this thread. I love the Downtube. I have custom gearing and Schwalbe Big Apples as well as a Brooks Saddle. It has been to Mexico and Argentina in a suitcase. Finally Miami tore it up. Miami has no bike lanes so bikers are forced to ride on sidewalks going up and own constantly on the ramps and sometimes curb jumping. It has taken a beating. I am 180lbs and sometimes I use it for grocery shopping and load my Ortlieb panniers with 20lbs of stuff. So I was not shocked when the frame broke on the weld. Thankfully I got a weld shop to weld it for $40. Now I plan to repaint it. Just thought I would share here. I love the bike enough to fix it and keep riding. I have put probably 5000 miles on the bike, perhaps more.
Wow!! That's a scary looking break. Apparently you're still in one piece.
Just gives me more things to think about, the 8H I ride is nearing that many miles.
very nice reading this thread. Has anyone converted there Downtube Nova to 10 speeds and bullhorns with sti shifter? that would be an interesting project.
What is the Crank's teeth count?
Impressive looking bike you have! I think you put over 5k miles...it looks well used. I normally put about 1k miles on my bikes before I swap them out.