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Forum: Classic & Vintage 03-12-16, 11:14 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 790
Posted By thenomad
depends what year but I always go with the...

depends what year but I always go with the cantilever brake versions.
Sheldon fender nuts are your friend
Forum: Classic & Vintage 09-23-15, 09:43 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 24,455
Posted By thenomad
the $1000 is apparently so he can buy a camera...

the $1000 is apparently so he can buy a camera and photo lessons
Forum: Southern California 09-20-15, 09:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 656
Posted By thenomad
yeah, no riding for me lately but life has many...

yeah, no riding for me lately but life has many stages. enjoy!
Forum: Southern California 09-19-15, 10:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 656
Posted By thenomad
hey, i said HI! I was driving down the coast in...

hey, i said HI! I was driving down the coast in carlsbad with my wife (15yr anniversary) nd saw two riders up ahead. la vie claire jersey? i know a guy that has one... got closer... white bike? no...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 09-05-15, 04:46 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,604
Posted By thenomad
im the only steel rider if i groupride anymore....

im the only steel rider if i groupride anymore. nobody minds, we dont talk bikes much. one guy shows sometimes on a pegoretti. occasionally someone new notices the bike is vintage but it doesnt slow...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 08-30-15, 08:05 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,588
Posted By thenomad
I take it off with the quick link, place it in a...

I take it off with the quick link, place it in a small tupperware with mineral spirits, let soak overnight, spray with water to clean and WD40 to rid it of water and let it hang somewhere till I'm...
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 08-29-15, 07:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 778
Posted By thenomad
More important is to consider the...

More important is to consider the storage/theft/vandalism issues and spend money on locks, and get something you can stand to lose. I'd consider making a MTB SS as it would be less desirable, more...
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 08-29-15, 07:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 420
Posted By thenomad
Its a conversion. It'll work as a single speed....

Its a conversion. It'll work as a single speed. Just rent a track bike if you actually go to a track.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 08-29-15, 07:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 480
Posted By thenomad
3 in 1 oil is not adequate. You should...

3 in 1 oil is not adequate. You should disassemble, clean and regrease all bearings. Headset, bottom bracket, wheels and pedals. Replace any that are galled and worn out. It should be better then....
Forum: Classic & Vintage 08-23-15, 09:20 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 24,455
Posted By thenomad
looks good

looks good
Forum: Classic & Vintage 08-22-15, 09:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 654
Posted By thenomad
Tange headset on amazon for $10 right now...

Tange headset on amazon for $10 right now...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 08-22-15, 09:17 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,019
Posted By thenomad
Wow, no way I'd take that deal. You can almost...

Wow, no way I'd take that deal. You can almost always get $100 for a bike, but do you have time to sell 300 hotwheels? Neither does he.
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 08-22-15, 06:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 508
Posted By thenomad
Draft Lite - Urban Series, Bikes | SEBikes.com...

Draft Lite - Urban Series, Bikes | SEBikes.com (http://www.sebikes.com/bikes/cat/urban-series/draft-lite)
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Forum: General Cycling Discussion 08-22-15, 09:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 559
Posted By thenomad
Actually I believe the Univega Viva Tech is steel...

Actually I believe the Univega Viva Tech is steel and aluminum. It is a bike from the era when manuafacturers were transitioning to alloy frames. The fork, headtube bottom bracket and rear triangle...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 08-21-15, 10:43 PM
Replies: 2,229
Views: 402,455
Posted By thenomad
Another one run through my workshop this week. ...

Another one run through my workshop this week.
Trek 500 with 30 years of grime and a bit of wear.
Completely cleaned and boeshield the frame but didn't try to address any of the paint's "patina"....
Forum: Classic & Vintage 08-03-15, 09:52 PM
Replies: 15,327
Views: 4,792,940
Posted By thenomad
ISO Road Brake calipers and levers with good...

ISO
Road Brake calipers and levers with good hoods (or easy to find)?
I have some basic Tektros que'd up to order but only need a basic set. Prefer dual pivot but would take nice single pivots.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-27-15, 04:13 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,379
Posted By thenomad
I'll double your money right now. Yes, you...

I'll double your money right now.

Yes, you could sell it for about $175 - $200 on CL as is (good condition)
Or you can ride a very nice handling and riding Japanese lugged steel bike for...
Forum: Recreational & Family 07-20-15, 09:15 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,797
Posted By thenomad
If they are dedicated to it, you can do several...

If they are dedicated to it, you can do several things. If they dont want to then good luck.

Slight decline, just have them "walk the bike" along and practice raising their feet and coasting. You...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-20-15, 08:49 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,314
Posted By thenomad
How tall are you? cycling inseam? From the pic it...

How tall are you? cycling inseam? From the pic it looks like you are fairly upright and if you get into the drops you might even be fairly scrunched up? Knees far inside of elbows? Your saddles all...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-20-15, 08:31 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 3,734
Posted By thenomad
Sounds very familiar to my experiences of late...

Sounds very familiar to my experiences of late Robbie.
I posted here and there were several "ebay buyers" who piped up automatically saying the buyer must have been right, sight unseen. It just...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-20-15, 08:12 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 798
Posted By thenomad
of all the treks that have passed through my...

of all the treks that have passed through my hands i've yet to see but one trident. That bike looks legit. And come on, that Imron pink? That's as original as it gets.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 05-22-15, 08:16 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,473
Posted By thenomad
Mixte for a college girl ...

Mixte for a college girl
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-xNvjTeb92fs/Ul32RORI69I/AAAAAAAAAH0/OQ5JWCnglZ0/s640/005+(2).JPG

City bike for a friend...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 05-15-15, 11:26 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 2,984
Posted By thenomad
Oh gosh, this issue again? We like the bicycle...

Oh gosh, this issue again? We like the bicycle riding for goodness sake...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 05-07-15, 09:50 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,685
Posted By thenomad
At $30 a day for a bike that could sell for $300...

At $30 a day for a bike that could sell for $300 means that to get your money's worth you'd need to rent it more than 10 times. One the bike has "paid for itself" then its making money in my eyes and...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 04-13-15, 09:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 749
Posted By thenomad
look like a much better option for bum bars

look like a much better option for bum bars
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