[CR] Nobilette Auction Addendum/clarification


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Date: Sun, 31 May 2009 18:30:51 -0700
From: Thomas Adams <thomasthomasa@yahoo.com>
To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Subject: [CR] Nobilette Auction Addendum/clarification


Dear List:

As we pack for our various journeys to Leesburg, the lugged promised land, no doubt we are noticing various odd items on our bikes.  So it is with me:  on the early white 60cm Nobilette I'm auctioning off, there are a few corrections from the last announcement:

Pictures:  It was pointed out to me that the pictures on Flickr were private and not viewable.  It took me a while to figure out how to undo that.  The pics should now be visible.  If you can't see them, email and I'll try to send some as attachments.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/thomasthomasa/sets/72157600963854411/detail/?savedsettings‡6284550#photo876284550

Cranks:  The pictures show some later Suntour Aero cranks.  These were replaced by 1st generation Suntour Superbe 175mm cranks.  These were the Sugino made fluted arm style.  A set of Superbe road pedals were also added:  the gold Superbe labels are visible but are worn.

Derailleurs:  The derailleurs are silver Cyclones with a short cage rear.  This was the hot set up when I was a wee lad, as the Cyclones were 10 or 20 grams lighter than the Superbes.  None of us could understand why the higher priced stuff was heavier:  thoughts such as shifting accuracy and durability were strangers to us:  weight was all.

Headset:  I didn't specify a headset, and in fact there is a Stronglight A9 (in silver) on the bike.  I finally gave up on finding a Superbe headset that didn't have a 27.0 crown race.  You can continue the quest if you win the bike. 

Otherwise, all of the rest of the announcement is reasonably accurate.  I intend to have the bike available for exhaustive examination pre auction. 

Tom Adams
Manhattan KS