Anybody need any nos stuff?
Last Post 06/05/2013 09:47 AM by abe dashner. 28 Replies.
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pretender

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05/22/2013 01:17 PM
Local shop shutting down after 40+ years. The owner is sad and a little frustrated, but she's really been nice in letting me go through the cabinets and is super amenable to letting stuff go. Tons of odds and ends- da, sante, record, chorus, superbe pro stuff. Crank arms, hubs, bbs, brake levers. Not much in the way of complete groups, but close depending on make/model. Lemme know if there's anything you may be looking for in particular. Would be nice to help her get through this as expediently as possible.
pretender

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05/22/2013 01:23 PM
Oh... TONS of nos tubby rims.
Keith Richards

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05/22/2013 02:00 PM
superbe pro stuff

Talk to me my brother!
----- It is his word versus ours. We like our word. We like where we stand and we like our credibility."--Lance Armstrong.
pikeHillRoad

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05/22/2013 02:13 PM
Wowee, let me take a look at the needs tonight. Possibly a lot of things on my list. Any brakes (v or cantilevers that work with road levers to start)? Crank/bb combos? regular brakes and brifters (105 or ultra; 9-speed)? pedals?
Keith Richards

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05/22/2013 02:25 PM
If you can get together any sort of inventory list that would ROCK!
----- It is his word versus ours. We like our word. We like where we stand and we like our credibility."--Lance Armstrong.
jacques_anquetil

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05/22/2013 02:49 PM
or even easier a bunch of pics.

i used to love poking around the dark basement recesses of the old neighbourhood bike shop.
Keith Richards

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05/22/2013 02:55 PM
----- It is his word versus ours. We like our word. We like where we stand and we like our credibility."--Lance Armstrong.
79pmooney

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05/22/2013 04:07 PM
I''ve had some nos bike parts. Nice. But not nearly as nice as the nos tubes in my amplifier. The bike bits are simply bike parts after that first ride. But getting the real '50s sound every time I play through that amp? Doesn't get much better.

Ben
pretender

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05/22/2013 04:11 PM
I'll head back in the morning and try and get a better grip. There's just so much stuff... Killed 3 hours down there this morning- I gots bacon to bring home.
pretender

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05/22/2013 04:13 PM
I bought a serotta fit bike from her for a song. A little extravagant at this point in the game, but too good to pass up.
79pmooney

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05/22/2013 04:19 PM
I just looked at the thread again. Tubby rims? What kind are they? (I'd love to have some Fiamme Ergals or the like again!)

Ben
Keith Richards

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05/22/2013 05:24 PM
Just go crazy with the smartphone photos man.
----- It is his word versus ours. We like our word. We like where we stand and we like our credibility."--Lance Armstrong.
Dick Howard

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05/23/2013 08:42 AM
I am looking for some oldish 36 hole tub rims. I am flipping a circa 1973 road bike to a single speed and need rims from that era. Thanks.
Inferno7

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05/23/2013 09:25 AM
Sad for her. It has to be a tough business.
Keith Richards

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05/23/2013 10:00 AM
Inferno7, not to take this thread off track, but the biggest problem with bike shops is that as retail has gotten more savvy, it has become harder and harder for the older shops (and some new ones too, I see shops open and close all the time around here) to compete with big box retail for the avg cyclist. Add in not educating their sales staff on product and how to ask for sales, and things can get bad real quick.
----- It is his word versus ours. We like our word. We like where we stand and we like our credibility."--Lance Armstrong.
Yo Mike

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05/23/2013 10:36 AM
Any 9 speed Ultegra or 105 brifters?
pretender

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05/23/2013 12:56 PM
Photos: http://www.flickr.com/photos/literallyspeaking/sets/72157633601687631/

Keith- not much left. I snagged the short reach levers and dt levers, they're yours if you want them, otherwise I'll use them.

Ben- they have 3 sets... In 650c.

Otherwise, take a look, it's a bit of a mess but I didn't want to be any bigger of a p.i.t.a.

Lemme know. Oh, obviously the higher end stuff she's not coming off of quite as much, but I just have to talk to her. If'n you want, shoot me an email- adashner-at-hotmail.
Keith Richards

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05/23/2013 01:02 PM
What is up with the GL280/330 rims? How many holes?

Any decent 1" headsets?
----- It is his word versus ours. We like our word. We like where we stand and we like our credibility."--Lance Armstrong.
jrt1045

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05/23/2013 01:51 PM
Unfortunate, but I can see how this happened - all too common in the bike biz. Keith hit the nail

Imagine the cost of all that stuff to stay dry for for 20-25 years. Sante and XC Pro was great, Galli rims not so much. No matter what it sells for it will never cover the loss - dead inventory. ROI is where its at if you want to stay afloat, tight inventory too

The tell was the box of 9 speed Ultegra cranks all missing the chainrings. I have seen this too many times, especially in the old Schwinn shops. Sucks, because I love digging thru memory lane
pretender

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05/23/2013 09:23 PM
Keith, I'll find out tomorrow, letcha know.

Can't believe y'all aren't battling over the assos rims. There's 3 or 4 pairs.
pikeHillRoad

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05/24/2013 07:36 AM
Pretender: How much for these:

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3744/...d255_d.jpg

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2816/...f16e_d.jpg

tak, phr
pretender

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05/24/2013 08:07 AM
phr- i know those cranks are half off whatever the original retail was, i'll get a firm number. gotta work a few hours this morning, i'll head over there around lunch. what length you need? pretty sure there's a variety.
pikeHillRoad

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05/24/2013 09:37 AM
pretender - 170's would be great as would 175.
pretender

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06/01/2013 01:37 PM
sorry for the lack of updates here fellas- sick kids (outbreak of parvo in kids here- wtf?) kept me from getting back there until yesterday. the rims are gone. most of the higher end stuff (including those cranksets) is going into storage- she's gonna take a week or two and decompress, then i'm supposed to go over with her and spearhead the fleabaying of remaining stuff. i'll give you a heads up when that happens, and let you know what you could maybe get your hands on before it goes to ebay.
pretender

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06/01/2013 01:47 PM
oh, and i now own approx. 200 boxes of spokes- mostly dt comps and champions, but lots of odds and ends in quantities of <10- everywhere from 250 up to 307s. so, if you gotta wheel build you need to do, or an old campy neutron spoke that needs replacing or whatever, lemme know. they'll be cheap.
Keith Richards

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06/04/2013 10:19 AM
Bump...she still got stuff to sell?
----- It is his word versus ours. We like our word. We like where we stand and we like our credibility."--Lance Armstrong.
Master50

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06/04/2013 09:31 PM
Any Campy neutron or nucleon rims?. Early ones are interchangeable. Both are 24 spoke with a specific front and rear rim. My brake tracks are wearing out and the rim is going to split soon.
CB2

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06/05/2013 06:57 AM
We joke about the owners holding on to things, but that's nutz! These days there just isn't a reason to keep that much stock around.
pretender

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06/05/2013 09:47 AM
keith- she's taking a week or two off, is supposed to call me and we're gonna go through what's left and i'll have an idea then. will keep y'all posted.

the shop was, for a very long time, THE shop in town for anybody who something other than a schwinn. over the last 10 or 15 years the number of shops in town has absolutely exploded. and yeah, there are plenty of other issues too (sitting on a real estate goldmine/property tax sinkhole is a big one i suspect)- but the death of her husband several years ago (the guy who originally opened the shop) and an apparent lack of interest of any of their kids to continue on i think were the main factors.


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