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06-27-18, 04:40 AM
Replies: 26
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Posted By oldroads

I sold the site about 2 years ago. Nothing has...

I sold the site about 2 years ago.
Nothing has been updated by the new owner.
BUT, the part of the site which does a global search of eBay and craigslist prices is still up and running and...
03-30-16, 05:37 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,424
Posted By oldroads

Can't tell you how much I appreciate the...

Can't tell you how much I appreciate the feedback.
Blue is now white.
Thanks,
Vinny
03-30-16, 10:44 AM
03-30-16, 10:43 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,424
Posted By oldroads

Sounds good to me.

Sounds good to me.
03-30-16, 10:42 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 9,940
Posted By oldroads

bso ??

bso ??
03-28-16, 02:50 PM
Replies: 20,847
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Posted By oldroads

I'm seeing the same error.

I'm seeing the same error.
03-28-16, 07:14 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,424
Posted By oldroads

Thanks. We've done some more work on it and...

Thanks.
We've done some more work on it and simplified a few things:

OldRoads.com - USED and Vintage Bicycle Price Guide (http://oldroads.com/p_query_full.asp)
03-28-16, 07:14 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,075
Posted By oldroads

Thank you, and I believe we will complete the...

Thank you, and I believe we will complete the sale on March 31st.. !
03-28-16, 07:12 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 9,940
Posted By oldroads

Yeah, the one I bought around 1972 had wingnuts,...

Yeah, the one I bought around 1972 had wingnuts, cottered crank and steel rims.
01-21-16, 09:49 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,075
Posted By oldroads

Cambridge Used Bicycles...

Cambridge Used Bicycles (http://cambridgeusedbicycles.com/)
How 'bout this?
01-21-16, 09:26 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,075
Posted By oldroads

So, we opened up the retail shop 8 years ago and...

So, we opened up the retail shop 8 years ago and it's been a great success. We've grown a lot since the original post and now stock 80 cycles.

And I'm turning 60 this year so I'm going to sell or...
10-17-15, 08:05 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,265
Posted By oldroads

Damn I got scared for a minute. I thought this...

Damn I got scared for a minute. I thought this was a eulogy thread.

Kurt, I remember talking on the phone with you about bikes a number of times, maybe 10 years ago?
09-23-15, 05:46 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,424
Posted By oldroads

We've changed it to allow searches on a minimum...

We've changed it to allow searches on a minimum of 3 characters, and tweaked a couple other things.
Thank you for your feedback.
09-19-15, 04:34 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,424
Posted By oldroads

Thanks for the feedback. We do have some more...

Thanks for the feedback.
We do have some more things we will do to it, including archiving more sales.

I could change the 3-letter limit to 2. We'll try to get that done over the weekend.
09-16-15, 10:32 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,424
Posted By oldroads

Used Bicycle Price Guide

We just finished building a new price guide which goes through our databases and also the big auction and marketplace

sites. It gives a decent picture of what people are asking for prices on...
06-26-15, 05:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,211
Posted By oldroads

Curious Velo Gathering - A Bicycle Swap Meet - Lexington, MA

There's no Larz Anderson bicycle show this year, but there will be this:

Curious Velo Gathering - A Bicycle Swap Meet

Sunday, July 12, 2015

97 Mass Ave, Lexington, MA

FREE ADMISSION
03-10-15, 07:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 756
Posted By oldroads

No prob, you ain't the only one to say it. I...

No prob, you ain't the only one to say it. I just want to set the record straight.
-Vinny
03-10-15, 06:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 756
Posted By oldroads

Hey, lemme make sure people understand this. ...

Hey, lemme make sure people understand this. There is no OLDROADS SWAP, unless you come to my shop in Cambridge.
We post local shows on our site, but we do not endorse anyone but ourselves......
02-04-15, 07:06 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,840
Posted By oldroads

MTBs with no suspension make great commuters. ...

MTBs with no suspension make great commuters. The brakes are fantastic. Put smooth street tires on them.
In Boston you're talking $200 for one all tuned up.
02-04-15, 07:02 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,757
Posted By oldroads

Don't mess with painting and sourcing decals. ...

Don't mess with painting and sourcing decals. Find an original. It should be easy. Your frame has the clamp for the earlier hockey stick chainguard. Don't buy the one that uses brazed on tabs.
02-04-15, 06:53 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 40,722
Posted By oldroads

The Chen Shin 27 x 1 3/8 knobbies are a good...

The Chen Shin 27 x 1 3/8 knobbies are a good value. I see them lasting a long time as commuter tires, though they do not fold. They prob retail for $12 max.
02-04-15, 06:48 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,558
Posted By oldroads

Someone came to my shop today wanting to sell a...

Someone came to my shop today wanting to sell a similar Lemond.
05-08-14, 06:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,872
Posted By oldroads

Whaddya mean no diagrams? I've had one on my site...

Whaddya mean no diagrams? I've had one on my site for 20 years:
http://oldroads.com/shim3spd.asp
You need to replace part 38 or part 38 and 39.
02-27-14, 07:10 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 493
Posted By oldroads

Annual Jim Huntington Bicycle Show and Swap

Annual Jim Huntington Bicycle Show and Swap
Sunday, MARCH 23, 2014
AMVETS Post 74 2150 Main St., Three Rivers, MA

http://oldroads.com/monson.asp
01-07-14, 06:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 968
Posted By oldroads

Yeah, any 3-spline bmx/single speed/3-speed cog...

Yeah, any 3-spline bmx/single speed/3-speed cog will fit.
01-07-14, 06:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,558
Posted By oldroads

WTF, somebody else will take credit for this,...

WTF, somebody else will take credit for this, too.
You don't need to go to the UK for a key.
Your local Home Depot will have the the blank.
It's an Ilco TM-10

I don't get no respect.
01-07-14, 06:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,558
Posted By oldroads

Hey, that diagram came from my site! Give me a...

Hey, that diagram came from my site! Give me a credit!

http://oldroads.com/mn0.jpg

You've got a problem with those rims. Somebody painted them and the bumps from the rust are going to wear out...
01-07-14, 06:34 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,297
Posted By oldroads

Doesn't look bad if it's the right size. Hey,...

Doesn't look bad if it's the right size.
Hey, you live in Dudley. There's a bike swap meet every 3 months there and it's winter now so you have time.
I always put up a page for them: ...
12-29-13, 07:29 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,485
Posted By oldroads

Good advice. I've been working on bikes for 50+...

Good advice. I've been working on bikes for 50+ years, the past 20 as a business. About 8 years ago I sold everything and just kept up a website devoted to vintage cycles. It was great turning all...
12-27-13, 05:25 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,593
Posted By oldroads

Antique: 75+ years old Vintage: 25+ years old ...

Antique: 75+ years old
Vintage: 25+ years old
Classic: could be any year

That's the way I see it.
12-04-13, 05:44 AM
Replies: 20,847
Views: 1,990,374
Posted By oldroads

Hundred Year bicycles, they are.

Hundred Year bicycles, they are.
11-21-13, 05:59 AM
11-21-13, 05:54 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,220
Posted By oldroads

C.Itoh, all steel, I mean everything was heavy...

C.Itoh, all steel, I mean everything was heavy straight steel, but it had drop bars.
Bought it at Lechmere Sales in Cambridge MA with money from my busboy job.
40-something years later, Lechmere...
11-21-13, 05:50 AM
Replies: 20,847
Views: 1,990,374
Posted By oldroads

+2

+2
11-12-13, 06:17 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,690
Posted By oldroads

Patina .vs. Rust. When I'm buying a bike I...

Patina .vs. Rust.

When I'm buying a bike I tell the seller it is Rust.
When I'm selling a bike I tell the buyer it is Patina.
11-12-13, 06:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 873
Posted By oldroads

I was gonna say Sears Spaceliner or JC Higgins...

I was gonna say Sears Spaceliner or JC Higgins Flightliner.

Spaceliner:

http://oldroads.com/pqdb_img.asp?p=pz65s.jpg&mod=Spaceliner&mak=Sears

Flightliner:...
11-11-13, 05:56 AM
Replies: 20,847
Views: 1,990,374
Posted By oldroads

Yes, the leverage helps a lot, as do the...

Yes, the leverage helps a lot, as do the Koolstops.
Koolstops and clean rims are the easiest change, so I'd recommend people try that first.
Forum: Northeast
11-10-13, 05:58 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 555
Posted By oldroads

Bicycle Swap Meet, Dudley, MA, Sunday Nov 24, 2013

Indoors. Free admission.

http://oldroads.com/dudley/
11-10-13, 05:44 AM
Replies: 20,847
Views: 1,990,374
Posted By oldroads

One quick/cheap/easy fix we do to improve braking...

One quick/cheap/easy fix we do to improve braking on some of the 3-speeds we sell as commuters in Boston:

a) Clean the wheel's braking surface with soap and then acetone
b) Koolstop brake pads...
11-03-13, 06:43 AM
Replies: 20,847
Views: 1,990,374
Posted By oldroads

Great combination.

Great combination.
11-02-13, 05:27 AM
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Views: 1,990,374
Posted By oldroads

It would have come with a vinyl Brooks

It would have come with a vinyl Brooks
11-02-13, 05:24 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,172
Posted By oldroads

Me in 1962, working on a bike.

Me in 1962, working on a bike.
11-01-13, 06:46 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,225
Posted By oldroads

I went retail 6 years ago and hope to do another...

I went retail 6 years ago and hope to do another 10 or so.
You gotta have good employees and a good location.
And know your target customer.

Repairs can be profitable but you have to be...
11-01-13, 06:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,455
Posted By oldroads

'Resolve' works

'Resolve' works
11-01-13, 06:37 AM
Replies: 255
Views: 9,714
Posted By oldroads

In my retail shop it's James Brown as the Pandora...

In my retail shop it's James Brown as the Pandora seed.
When I'm not there I don't know what the mechanics play.
11-01-13, 06:35 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,172
Posted By oldroads

Makes me want to see some George Barris creations.

Makes me want to see some George Barris creations.
11-01-13, 06:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 508
Posted By oldroads

Watch for tears around the rivets in the nose.

Watch for tears around the rivets in the nose.
11-01-13, 04:57 AM
Forum: Commuting
10-24-13, 05:15 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,100
Posted By oldroads

When a thief has an angle grinder it doesn't...

When a thief has an angle grinder it doesn't matter what kind of lock you have.
Park in a well-lit, heavily-trafficked area.
Never lock up in your building's basement - if gives a thief too much...
Replies: 4
Views: 669
Posted By oldroads

The Prestube rack alone is worth $50+. Here in...

The Prestube rack alone is worth $50+.
Here in Boston that would sell for $225 ish
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