|my first bike: a restoration story completed||_rt_|
Jan 3, 2003 10:14 AM
|X-post from MTBR Passion & RBR General
|Are those 20" tires?||Dave Hickey|
Jan 3, 2003 11:31 AM
|I have a Nomad that has 24" tires. I thought mine was small. Great job on your restoration. Aren't those drive side French BB cups are fun to remove? :-)|
|18" tires (actually, 450's)||_rt_|
Jan 3, 2003 11:53 AM
|this is one teeny bike!
we actually couldn't get one of the BB cups off, but i cant remember which side it was on. i had a friend help me with that and he actually took a hammer to it to try to knock it loose. no luck though! so it just stayed put. :o)
|18" tires (actually, 450's)||Dave Hickey|
Jan 3, 2003 12:57 PM
|That makes sense. My Nomad has 520's. I bought it for my son who did a couple of charity rides with me. He's since upgraded to a small 700c Cannondale so the Nomad just sits in the garage. I can't bring myself to sell it.|
|don't sell it....||_rt_|
Jan 4, 2003 7:16 PM
|you (or your son) might need a 6 month restoration obsession, i mean project, one day! ;-)
my next project has 550's, i think. hopefully they will be easier to find than 450's.
|Sheldon Brown has all kind of odd size tires.||Dave Hickey|
Jan 4, 2003 7:20 PM
|I bought mine from Sheldon.|
Jan 6, 2003 6:41 AM
|i ended up buying the 450's directly from Schwalbe. if you're ever looking for stuff that they migh have, Celeste was amazing helpful.
speaking of which, i need to send her pics of the finished product.
|Great pics of the progress||wspokes|
Jan 6, 2003 6:44 AM
Very cool! That bike is teeny. I love it. Nice restore...