Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 05-24-05, 09:07 PM   #1
emayex
The Silver Hammer
Thread Starter
 
emayex's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Philadelphia
Bikes: Surly Steamroller, Specialized Hardrock, Lynskey Cooper
Posts: 787
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Looking for Nitto Drops in Wash DC

hey are there any good shops for track stuff in Washington DC...im particularly looking for nitto b123 drops...i want to be able to play with sizes before i buy (thats why i dont want to buy on line)

and yes...i searched the LBS/OBS thread

thanks
emayex is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-24-05, 09:09 PM   #2
BostonFixed
Banned.
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Bikes:
Posts: 4,416
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
It would be cooler if you titled the thread: "L@@KING for Nitto..."

I'm sorry for wasting your time. I'm a jack@$$. I have no idea where to get nittos in DC, I've never even been there!

Last edited by BostonFixed; 05-24-05 at 10:03 PM.
BostonFixed is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-24-05, 09:10 PM   #3
emayex
The Silver Hammer
Thread Starter
 
emayex's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Philadelphia
Bikes: Surly Steamroller, Specialized Hardrock, Lynskey Cooper
Posts: 787
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
th@nk y@u b@st@nfix@d
emayex is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-24-05, 09:17 PM   #4
Ceya
Guest
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Bikes:
Posts: 3,242
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
try college town where there is a cool shop there. it has been 91 since I walked in there.

S/F<
CEYA!
Ceya is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-24-05, 09:20 PM   #5
emayex
The Silver Hammer
Thread Starter
 
emayex's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Philadelphia
Bikes: Surly Steamroller, Specialized Hardrock, Lynskey Cooper
Posts: 787
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
which college town? american, gerogetown, gwu?

are you talking about those two shops in georgetown by that bridge?
emayex is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-24-05, 09:48 PM   #6
tink20seven
sleeper class
 
tink20seven's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: noVa % dC
Bikes:
Posts: 790
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
yeah right? college town? wthell is that?

if you're talking about revolutions and georgetown bike pro,
well one things for sure they don't have some nitto's laying around

actually the guys down at revolutions were working on a track bike this afternoon.
someone had powdercoated a bent frame and put on some phil wood parts

*sigh* yeah,, had a good chuckle about that one

but if he was talking about college park i seem to remember a really cool shop out there somewhere. route 1 runs straight through it so i'd check it out.

wish i could help you more there
but im coming up all sixes and sevenz
__________________
tink20seven is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-24-05, 09:57 PM   #7
votedean
Drunken Harmonica Band
 
votedean's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Philly / CT
Bikes: Windsor, Schwinn Le Tour, Schwinn Varsity
Posts: 118
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
emayex, aren't you in philly? If so, stop by drivesports, I'm pretty sure they tryed to sell me a set of nittos last time I was there.
votedean is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-24-05, 10:05 PM   #8
jrowe
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: DC
Bikes: De Rosa Corum, custom Kalavinka, Bianchi RC Pista, Cannondale MT Track, Workcycles Gr8
Posts: 795
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
No, no, no. The only place with any track stuff in dc is citybikes on columbia in adams morgan. See Shawn. I can all but promise you he won't have any nitto drops, but he will have some mks stuff, eai cogs, clips & straps, cranks, etc. He'll also order anything you want. I mention that because he frequently uses a single order as an excuse to order five things (like maybe five pairs of drops). Just go see him.

--Jeff
jrowe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-24-05, 10:05 PM   #9
chrisgraham81
Senior Member
 
chrisgraham81's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Baltimore mentality
Bikes: many
Posts: 390
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
id check out city bikes in adams morgan.
Dont bother going to college park bike. off rt. 1. they have nothing in the way of bars unless you want to get something 48 cm wide.

go to adams morgan my friend.
chrisgraham81 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-24-05, 11:33 PM   #10
chrisgraham81
Senior Member
 
chrisgraham81's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Baltimore mentality
Bikes: many
Posts: 390
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
beat me to it damnit
chrisgraham81 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-05, 05:22 AM   #11
emayex
The Silver Hammer
Thread Starter
 
emayex's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Philadelphia
Bikes: Surly Steamroller, Specialized Hardrock, Lynskey Cooper
Posts: 787
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
awesome
emayex is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-05, 06:59 AM   #12
maynard g krebs
The G is for Walter
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: DC
Bikes:
Posts: 2
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
http://www.bike123.com/

Mt Airy Bicycles and it's sister shop College Park Bicycles. These guys always seem to have some unique stuff and are good folks. I'd give them a shot.
maynard g krebs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-05, 07:27 AM   #13
flythebike
Wher'd u Get That Jacket?
 
flythebike's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Somewhere in the Tubes
Bikes: Calfee Dragonfly, Lemond Poprad, Airborne Manhatten Project, Calfee Luna Fixie
Posts: 1,317
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by maynard g krebs
http://www.bike123.com/

Mt Airy Bicycles and it's sister shop College Park Bicycles. These guys always seem to have some unique stuff and are good folks. I'd give them a shot.
Chad and Larry are good guys its true. But trust me I mined out the majority of their track stuff in about 1995. They have a couple frames and maybe some old cranks on the wall, but they don't have any Nitto drops. Still, the place is like a shrine (CPB) and it is nice to go there and pray.
flythebike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-05, 07:41 AM   #14
*new*guy
ambassador of good will
 
*new*guy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: NOVA
Bikes: many.
Posts: 2,019
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by flythebike
Chad and Larry are good guys its true. But trust me I mined out the majority of their track stuff in about 1995. They have a couple frames and maybe some old cranks on the wall, but they don't have any Nitto drops. Still, the place is like a shrine (CPB) and it is nice to go there and pray.
If the PDF of their classic/vintage inventory is accurate, they have some amazing stuff stashed away.
*new*guy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-05, 08:33 AM   #15
mcatano
Crapzeit!
 
mcatano's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Bikes:
Posts: 2,553
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
It'd be nice if that PDF inventory contained prices. That is a lot of bikes.

m.
mcatano is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-05, 08:35 AM   #16
flythebike
Wher'd u Get That Jacket?
 
flythebike's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Somewhere in the Tubes
Bikes: Calfee Dragonfly, Lemond Poprad, Airborne Manhatten Project, Calfee Luna Fixie
Posts: 1,317
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by *new*guy
If the PDF of their classic/vintage inventory is accurate, they have some amazing stuff stashed away.
Larry has been around for over 30 years and he likes to buy neat stuff and hold onto it and wait until its vintage to sell it, and he knows what it is worth. For track they list:

TRACK Goodies
Spiff up your Courier ride or hit the boards!
FRAMES
Hubs
Cogs
Cranks
Chains
Chainwheels
Dura Ace 10
Suntour
Tubulars
Tandem track frames and Complete Bikes
24" Kids Track bikes - over 20 from the Velokid Club Sale
flythebike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-05, 08:40 AM   #17
*new*guy
ambassador of good will
 
*new*guy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: NOVA
Bikes: many.
Posts: 2,019
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by mcatano
It'd be nice if that PDF inventory contained prices. That is a lot of bikes.

m.
I emailed this AM and Mr. Black replied w/ pricing and info w/in 30 minutes
*new*guy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-05, 08:40 AM   #18
flythebike
Wher'd u Get That Jacket?
 
flythebike's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Somewhere in the Tubes
Bikes: Calfee Dragonfly, Lemond Poprad, Airborne Manhatten Project, Calfee Luna Fixie
Posts: 1,317
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I noticed the "missive from Larry" on May 3rd includes a piece about Coombe pedals. I'm happy to say that is what I ride and I agree with Larry. www.coombe.com. I ride them on both fixed and road and they are 'the' pedals as Larry would say.
flythebike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-05, 08:41 AM   #19
flythebike
Wher'd u Get That Jacket?
 
flythebike's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Somewhere in the Tubes
Bikes: Calfee Dragonfly, Lemond Poprad, Airborne Manhatten Project, Calfee Luna Fixie
Posts: 1,317
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by *new*guy
I emailed this AM and Mr. Black replied w/ pricing and info w/in 30 minutes
Gotta love it.
flythebike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-05, 08:52 AM   #20
mcatano
Crapzeit!
 
mcatano's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Bikes:
Posts: 2,553
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by *new*guy
I emailed this AM and Mr. Black replied w/ pricing and info w/in 30 minutes
That's good service. However, I hate being a tire kicker - asking questions about prices when I don't have a real strong intention of buying anything. Also, I'm more curious about what their prics are like generally than for any one specific bike.

If you don't mind sharing, what did you ask about and what were the prices like?

m.
mcatano is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-05, 09:08 AM   #21
*new*guy
ambassador of good will
 
*new*guy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: NOVA
Bikes: many.
Posts: 2,019
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I don't mind sharing, but I'll PM you the pricing.

1985 Sanino Track in 59cm was my primary interest http://www.bike123.com/photo%20gallery/543.htm

I asked about two others, but they were wayyyyyyy old school museum pieces. And as for tire kicking, we're promoting their business by talking about them on a board. I'm sure they'll appreciate the extra walk ins.
*new*guy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-05, 06:16 PM   #22
Ceya
Guest
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Bikes:
Posts: 3,242
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by tink20seven
yeah right? college town? wthell is that?

if you're talking about revolutions and georgetown bike pro,
well one things for sure they don't have some nitto's laying around

actually the guys down at revolutions were working on a track bike this afternoon.
someone had powdercoated a bent frame and put on some phil wood parts

*sigh* yeah,, had a good chuckle about that one

but if he was talking about college park i seem to remember a really cool shop out there somewhere. route 1 runs straight through it so i'd check it out.

wish i could help you more there
but im coming up all sixes and sevenz


Hey I am not from the area..first! I gave my input..second.. If you knew what I was saying just post" Ceya the place is College Park not TOWN..Simple! If you know what spots have them post, if not say they don't have..Simple!

I was there when NYC messengers and DC messengers used to ride to each city during the year..For us was July 4th. Last known one was 1992 first on was 1989.

S/F<
CEYA!

Last edited by Ceya; 05-25-05 at 08:29 PM.
Ceya is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-05, 08:10 PM   #23
chimblysweep
dc pirate, 4evah.
 
chimblysweep's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: seattle
Bikes: several. blue. fun.
Posts: 3,193
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
hey, at least city bikes has nittos in stock (maybe not the drops you seek, but they have some nittos on the rack) and has a messer discount...
chimblysweep is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:06 AM.