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07-25-22, 06:55 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,248
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: 629
Posted By nesteel

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

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06-22-22, 06:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 629
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: 253
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: 1,039
Posted By nesteel

Great bike, highly ambitious pricing given the...

Great bike, highly ambitious pricing given the condition.
Replies: 25
Views: 955
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: 505
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: 853
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: 403
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: 403
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: 568
Posted By nesteel

Parts have been sold.

Parts have been sold.
03-20-22, 12:10 AM
Replies: 2,130
Views: 689,446
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: 1,010
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: 5,235
Views: 600,122
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: 707
Posted By nesteel

TX700 built in June of '78.

TX700 built in June of '78.
07-06-21, 09:33 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,000
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: 825
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: 5
Views: 1,050
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: 330
Views: 34,378
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
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Replies: 17
Views: 1,086
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: 1,218
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: 714
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: 1,080
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: 7,690
Views: 859,619
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: 1,985
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: 2,667
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: 1,195
Posted By nesteel

@guelphite...

@guelphite (https://www.bikeforums.net/members/guelphite-276469.html) was looking for a set of these.
Replies: 34
Views: 3,071
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.
Replies: 10
Views: 908
Posted By nesteel

My money says the stem and seatpost are likely...

My money says the stem and seatpost are likely stuck. For $75, you could do worse. I'd try to get it for less.
Replies: 5
Views: 1,575
Posted By nesteel

There's a separate forum just for these such...

There's a separate forum just for these such questions. Most people will likely overvalue it.
Replies: 17
Views: 2,176
Posted By nesteel

They are great bikes. If it were mine, I'd keep...

They are great bikes. If it were mine, I'd keep it.
Replies: 17
Views: 2,176
Posted By nesteel

You need to take your entire price scale and drag...

You need to take your entire price scale and drag it down a bit. In shabby condition, these go for $300 or so. In your condition, closer to $800. That is 2.6x to go from "rider quality" to "very...
Replies: 8
Views: 1,720
Posted By nesteel

My gut says $275-300 would be the top of the...

My gut says $275-300 would be the top of the market.
Replies: 45
Views: 2,449
Posted By nesteel

You didn't miss anything by not reading it. Just...

You didn't miss anything by not reading it. Just a rambling off target post with various inaccuracies.
Replies: 3
Views: 524
Posted By nesteel

1986. Likely a Nova Special or Special X. Does...

1986. Likely a Nova Special or Special X. Does not appear to have aged well; paints not great and I spy some rust at the top tube cable guides. Frameset is likely worth $250-275.
07-27-20, 07:07 AM
Replies: 5,117
Views: 547,458
Posted By nesteel

They 3D print with metal also. Many layers of...

They 3D print with metal also. Many layers of powdered metal, each sealed or "melted" to the layer below.
07-22-20, 07:18 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 7,692
Posted By nesteel

Restore it? No, it will be expensive and no...

Restore it? No, it will be expensive and no return on the investment. Refurbish it and enjoy it? Certainly. Tear it down, treat the rust, clean EVERYTHING and locate the missing components. All the...
07-10-20, 11:15 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,290
Posted By nesteel

Bike in question: ...

Bike in question:
https://i.imgur.com/2fC86y1.jpg

Original brakes:
https://i.imgur.com/By8zN2c.jpg
07-10-20, 11:13 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,290
Posted By nesteel

'73 P-13-9, so "new" generation with no cable...

'73 P-13-9, so "new" generation with no cable guides brazed on, just uses clips.
Replies: 30
Views: 3,949
Posted By nesteel

Put it in perspective: $750 is more than halfway...

Put it in perspective: $750 is more than halfway to a very nice vintage Paramount.
Why waste it on a low level Trek, even if it is "new" in the box. BTW, once you pull it out of the box and...
07-05-20, 12:11 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,980
Posted By nesteel

Buy once, cry once. Everything else is just an...

Buy once, cry once. Everything else is just an imitation.
Replies: 20
Views: 2,088
Posted By nesteel

I sold my restored '80 (signature version) for...

I sold my restored '80 (signature version) for $1100 about 4 years ago. The ask on this one isn't out of line, especially if that's the original paint.
07-02-20, 10:19 PM
Replies: 7,690
Views: 859,619
Posted By nesteel

1983 Serotta Club Special, full Super Record....

1983 Serotta Club Special, full Super Record. Frame is too large even for me, so it'll find a new home. Group is earmarked for my '81 Trek 957.


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06-25-20, 08:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,377
Posted By nesteel

Which is why I still have one, even though I have...

Which is why I still have one, even though I have no more C-Record hubs.
Forum: Touring
06-19-20, 08:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,164
Posted By nesteel

Buying an RB-1 to go touring is like buying a 5...

Buying an RB-1 to go touring is like buying a 5 pound hammer to drive trim nails.
Dedicated job deserves dedicated tools.
Replies: 12
Views: 633
Posted By nesteel

Depends upon which hubs the wheel set was built...

Depends upon which hubs the wheel set was built on. Record, or Chorus hubs; price is good. Anything less; not so much.
Replies: 20
Views: 2,537
Posted By nesteel

Even having just the top tube repainted will put...

Even having just the top tube repainted will put you upside down, value wise, on this. Not much original left on it either. Hope it's REAL cheap. Unless you plan on keeping it for yourself, the price...
05-04-20, 12:35 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,811
Posted By nesteel

The shop I work for part time pays okay, and the...

The shop I work for part time pays okay, and the shop discount is nice.
However, both are eclipsed by the deals the vendors toss at shop employees through their programs.
04-23-20, 09:14 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 10,503
Posted By nesteel

New bike sales are nuts. The number of $400-$500...

New bike sales are nuts. The number of $400-$500 bikes we're selling is way past where we were at this time last year (think stimulus check money). We're also booked two weeks out on service.
And...
04-20-20, 08:12 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,900
Posted By nesteel

I'm just going to say it: you're a nightmare...

I'm just going to say it: you're a nightmare customer.
If you're brakes worked when you picked the bike up, the rest was an unrelated problem. Bring your bike in every year for a checkup/service, or...
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