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Posted By oldroads

Great idea. I'm out of the buying and selling...

Great idea.
I'm out of the buying and selling business but I did make some of my best purchases in the winter.
10-12-21, 03:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 870
Posted By oldroads

I do think the fork absorbs some of the road, but...

I do think the fork absorbs some of the road, but without wasting energy as suspension forks do.
10-12-21, 03:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 870
Posted By oldroads

The plan is to go through it mechanically, but to...

The plan is to go through it mechanically, but to keep the patina.
10-08-21, 04:41 AM
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Views: 870
Posted By oldroads

No, I bought it off a guy in Somerville who used...

No, I bought it off a guy in Somerville who used it as a commuter.
10-07-21, 05:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 870
Posted By oldroads

Thanks. It was an awesome two decades. After I...

Thanks. It was an awesome two decades.
After I sold the website and the shop I retired. For about a month.
But haven't touched a cycle except for family and friends.
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Posted By oldroads

This is always a slow time. The student needs...

This is always a slow time.
The student needs have been filled and the weather is getting cooler.
Sit tight.
Don't drop your prices trying to unload one, things will start moving again in a few...
10-06-21, 04:38 PM
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Posted By oldroads

1956 Humber

I owned a vintage bicycle business for 20 years.
The last 8 years included a retail shop in Cambridge, MA.
Sold it all in 2016.
Of the thousands of cycles I bought/sold/repaired, this was the only...
09-30-21, 04:44 AM
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Posted By oldroads

Sometimes it's best to just buy an oversized pin...

Sometimes it's best to just buy an oversized pin and file it down yourself.
09-30-21, 04:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 802
Posted By oldroads

Let us know how you make out. Colts aren't as...

Let us know how you make out.
Colts aren't as common as other models.
09-28-21, 09:08 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 973
Posted By oldroads

When you replace the valve core, be sure to wet...

When you replace the valve core, be sure to wet it first.
Saliva, though gross, works well....
05-21-21, 06:54 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,919
Posted By oldroads

this!

this!
05-21-21, 06:53 AM
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Posted By oldroads

Yes, they came standard with a lot of old English...

Yes, they came standard with a lot of old English 3-speed cycles.
Very handy and will fit every nut on the cycle, including cones (though not large enough for a headset adjustment)
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Posted By oldroads

Always happy to help!

Always happy to help!
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Posted By oldroads

I saw the pics were not from the OP so I thought...

I saw the pics were not from the OP so I thought it was someone else's bike.
Yeah. It's a Varsity, so:

https://oldbikeguide.com/p_query_full_2.asp?qvalue=VARSITY
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Views: 4,810
Posted By oldroads

Really need at least one photo. Does it have...

Really need at least one photo.
Does it have fenders?

I've seen a lot of Schwinn Suburbans in that color, so maybe this will help:

https://oldbikeguide.com/p_query_full_2.asp?qvalue=SUBURBAN
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Posted By oldroads

A photo would help a lot. They kind of are...

A photo would help a lot.
They kind of are becoming popular again.

https://oldbikeguide.com/p_query_full_2.asp?qvalue=fairlady
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Views: 344
Posted By oldroads

That sounds like a great price. It looks like...

That sounds like a great price.
It looks like it has new tires and has been taken care of
03-06-21, 04:12 PM
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Posted By oldroads

Excellent!

Excellent!
03-06-21, 04:07 PM
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Posted By oldroads

I love the way the nuts and bolts have worn.

I love the way the nuts and bolts have worn.
03-06-21, 04:04 PM
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Posted By oldroads

I'm not sure it's worth the cost or effort to...

I'm not sure it's worth the cost or effort to replace all of the spokes
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Posted By oldroads

Should have bought it and flipped it!

Should have bought it and flipped it!
12-02-20, 05:28 PM
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Posted By oldroads

1956 Humber Sports. Bifurcated forks. Nice...

1956 Humber Sports.
Bifurcated forks.
Nice winter project.
The year I was born.
...
05-23-20, 09:20 AM
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Posted By oldroads

Bicycles When You Were In School

Too much time on my hands...

https://oldbikeguide.com/bicycles_when_you_were_in_school.asp
12-29-19, 06:25 AM
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Posted By oldroads

Yes! keep the nut on there! Just back it off a...

Yes! keep the nut on there!
Just back it off a little.
12-29-19, 06:19 AM
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Posted By oldroads

Yes, though they were heavier.

Yes, though they were heavier.
11-24-19, 08:02 AM
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Posted By oldroads

The camelback frame is similar to a Raleigh Colt....

The camelback frame is similar to a Raleigh Colt.
I recognize both chainrings but at the moment can't remember what the the one on the right is.

The chainring one on the left is more common.
11-19-19, 05:27 AM
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Posted By oldroads

Ooops. Maybe I should research a bit before I...

Ooops.
Maybe I should research a bit before I speak ;)
11-18-19, 05:55 PM
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Posted By oldroads

I'm thinking it's 20 years newer but the price is...

I'm thinking it's 20 years newer but the price is good.
11-12-19, 05:21 AM
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Posted By oldroads

Great score!

Great score!
11-11-19, 05:01 PM
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Posted By oldroads

The average Nishiki you'll find on craigslist or...

The average Nishiki you'll find on craigslist or a yard sale will most likely be a steel-framed 1980s or 90s cycle with mid-level components.
Not much (if any) collectible value, but they make...
10-22-19, 07:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,136
Posted By oldroads

Thanks. It'll take a while to build out the...

Thanks.
It'll take a while to build out the site, but hopefully it will become useful.
10-17-19, 05:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,136
Posted By oldroads

Menotomy Vintage Bicycles is coming back.

Menotomy Vintage Bicycles started on the internet in 1995.
In 1999 we created OldRoads.com
In 2016 we sold OldRoads.com and the buyer ran it into the ground.
So we are building a new site:...
06-27-18, 04:40 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,767
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: 5,767
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
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Posted By oldroads

Sounds good to me.

Sounds good to me.
03-30-16, 10:42 AM
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Views: 13,067
Posted By oldroads

bso ??

bso ??
03-28-16, 02:50 PM
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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
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Views: 5,767
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: 4,251
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: 13,067
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: 4,251
Posted By oldroads

Cambridge Used Bicycles...

Cambridge Used Bicycles (http://cambridgeusedbicycles.com/)
How 'bout this?
01-21-16, 09:26 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,251
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: 5,521
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: 5,767
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: 5,767
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: 5,767
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: 1,583
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: 993
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: 993
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......
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