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my first bike: a restoration story completed(8 posts)

my first bike: a restoration story completed_rt_
Jan 3, 2003 10:14 AM
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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 progresswspokes
Jan 6, 2003 6:44 AM
Very cool! That bike is teeny. I love it. Nice restore...