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Old 03-31-10, 06:03 PM
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Picked up this Nashbar brand road bike today for $100. Tange 2 & full Shimano 600.

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Picked up a cool project bike today. Late sixties Graziella folding 16" tandem.

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Does anyone know where I can find white or creme colored non-BMX 16" tires?
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Update on the master. I popped a drive side spoke on the way home, ARRRRGH!!! I found these rims a few weeks ago at the flea market, so
I gave them a minimal truing(barely needed it) and swapped the new tires and tubes over. I thought it was nice before!!! I put these semi
aero rims on, and it completely changed how the bike felt. It's even more stable, and less "swimmy" than before. This is quickly becoming
one of my top five bikes. The BB is beginning to complain though, so it will probably get a cartridge this weekend. When I give it more gas
there's a vibration in the pedals. It's not loose at all, so the races or spindle has some pitting going on.,,,,BD



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oops...my fingers added a cog to the rear cluster of the World Sport...it's 12 Speed
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Originally Posted by fender1
Picked up this Nashbar brand road bike today for $100. Tange 2 & full Shimano 600.

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You should be proud of yourself for that fender1 - you'd be hard pressed to find a better deal anywhere!
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Originally Posted by fender1
Picked up this Nashbar brand road bike today for $100. Tange 2 & full Shimano 600.
Good move! Great bike. Read your thread on it before you bought it...hope the responses were a help. You should have fun racking up the mileage with it this summer. Nashbar, by the way, has some Selle saddles on sale every now and then for between $8 & $12. I ditched the yellow saddle that came on my Nashbar bike with a new one I bought from them...keeping it 100% Nashbar. The bike looks really sharp!
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Old 04-01-10, 06:10 PM
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Originally Posted by fender1
Picked up this Nashbar brand road bike today for $100. Tange 2 & full Shimano 600.

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Glad you got it! Now enjoy it (and rotate those handlebars )
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Originally Posted by fiataccompli
I'm pretty excited about this one. Don't get to pick it up 'til the weekend, but it appears to be an early '70s Raliegh Professional with "all Italian components"....should be hard to go wrong unless it's too much of a detour off the Interstate on the way home....

I'm looking forward to the update on this one! You'd better have your camera with you when you buy, to post pics to C&V of course.
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Looks like 1985 600EX on that Nashbar. In the year or three after that, Biopace came on the scene, and it got even nicer.
I am one of the Biopace afficionados, hehe. The group itself is probably worth more than you paid for the whole bike. It
would be to me, anyways.,,,,BD
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Originally Posted by Bikedued
Looks like 1985 600EX on that Nashbar. In the year or three after that, Biopace came on the scene, and it got even nicer.
I am one of the Biopace afficionados, hehe. The group itself is probably worth more than you paid for the whole bike. It
would be to me, anyways.,,,,BD
Yeah I really like this era 600. It was the main reason I picked up the bike. The frame is a 56cm so it is too small for me. The frame has some odd touches, wrap around seat stays. unicrown fork, rear eyelets but no front, chrome Shimano drop outs, black Nitto Pearl stem and the good n' plenty color combo.......
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Originally Posted by cycleheimer
Good move! Great bike. Read your thread on it before you bought it...hope the responses were a help. You should have fun racking up the mileage with it this summer. Nashbar, by the way, has some Selle saddles on sale every now and then for between $8 & $12. I ditched the yellow saddle that came on my Nashbar bike with a new one I bought from them...keeping it 100% Nashbar. The bike looks really sharp!
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You know it's kind of a funny thing, but that really looks a LOT like a Schwinn frame? Have you done any closeup shots yet?,,,,BD

IE: It is probably a Panasonic frame. Does it have the serial number on the front of the lower head lug? Check out
this eighties Circuit? The similarities are eerie, dropouts aside.

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Originally Posted by Bikedued
You know it's kind of a funny thing, but that really looks a LOT like a Schwinn frame? Have you done any closeup shots yet?,,,,BD
I started a thread a couple of days back titled Nashbar Road bike:Opinions. I am not sure how to link to it. I did include a series of close ups to try and get a better read on the frame maker (if possible). Here is a pic of the serial number on the seat tube.

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Old 04-01-10, 08:17 PM
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Same spot as my SR, and a couple of Japanese made Bianchi road bikes I have run across. It is a nicely finished frame from what I can see. NICE catch
for sure!,,,,BD
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Originally Posted by fender1
Yeah I really like this era 600. It was the main reason I picked up the bike. The frame is a 56cm so it is too small for me. The frame has some odd touches, wrap around seat stays. unicrown fork, rear eyelets but no front, chrome Shimano drop outs, black Nitto Pearl stem and the good n' plenty color combo.......
It's not a unicrown, which is basically fork legs welded directly to the steerer tube. You have what looks like an internally lugged fork crown. Very nice looking.

I only mention this if you decide to market the frame, because some snobs turn their noses up at unicrown fork construction.
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Originally Posted by JunkYardBike
It's not a unicrown, which is basically fork legs welded directly to the steerer tube. You have what looks like an internally lugged fork crown. Very nice looking.

I only mention this if you decide to market the frame, because some snobs turn their noses up at unicrown fork construction.
Thanks for the edumacation!
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Thanks for the edumacation!
You can thank JohnDThompson. He's the one who schooled me on the difference!
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Originally Posted by Bikedued
You know it's kind of a funny thing, but that really looks a LOT like a Schwinn frame? Have you done any closeup shots yet?,,,,BD

IE: It is probably a Panasonic frame. Does it have the serial number on the front of the lower head lug? Check out
this eighties Circuit? The similarities are eerie, dropouts aside.

https://velospace.org/files/Sir_Kitty_032109.jpg

Wow I think you nailed it! Thanks!
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Originally Posted by Bikedued
Same spot as my SR, and a couple of Japanese made Bianchi road bikes I have run across. It is a nicely finished frame from what I can see. NICE catch
for sure!,,,,BD
Same spot as my Lotus and by all accounts it was manufactured by Tsunoda. I need to take a better look at it as it is not stamped deep but the sequence looks a little different then my Panasonic. (number letter and 5 digit sequential serial on. )

My PT3500 Panasonic is a simular sequence but on the bottom lug of the head tube. My 77 Super LeTour 12.2 is a simular sequence but stamped on the bottom of the BB shell. None of the three use the same BB shell.
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Originally Posted by khate
The value of vintage bicycles depends on each make and model. Originality is the key to making it valuable. There's also great price range variance and shifting interest with vintage bicycles.
Can we lose this newbie spammer please. First indication is a statement out of left field having nothing to do with the conversation at hand, second is the
spam link in the sig.,,,,BD
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Originally Posted by JunkYardBike
You can thank JohnDThompson. He's the one who schooled me on the difference!
I was curious so I dug up John's post about fork crowns.
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Picked up this Nashbar
Fender, that's spiffy. I like the black chainrings with the red.
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Two 1950's English 3-speeds saved from being crushed in the back of a garbage truck.

The garbage truck missed these tastey snacks by about 20 minutes.
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Two 1950's English 3-speeds saved from being crushed in the back of a garbage truck.

The garbage truck missed these tastey snacks by about 20 minutes.
NICE save ! (Those garbage men look pretty mad though - do they know where you live?)
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I got these two road bikes today, both had all the parts before I poed at them, not sure where i'm going with the yellow one, just building it randomly. the norco has a neat crank i've been eyeballing


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