[CR] 60 cm Nobilette for Cirque charity auction

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Date: Wed, 27 May 2009 18:04:48 -0700
From: "Thomas Adams" <thomasthomasa@yahoo.com>
To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Subject: [CR] 60 cm Nobilette for Cirque charity auction

This one breaks my heart, but once again I've too many bikes for my storage space, and so something has to go.   I will be putting my mid 70's Nobilette up for auction at Cirque.  This frame dates back from the Ann Arbor shop days, with a fairly recent pearl white repaint by Matt Assenmacher with correct decals.  Check out the Master's work back from when he was a fuzzy cheeked lad.  Pictures of the frame are here:


The bike is built almost entirely with 1st Generation Sun Tour Superbe, including the uber rare 175mm crank arms.  After the pictures were taken, I added Superbe 36 spoke hubs laced to Ambrosio Synthesis rims, shod in Conti Sprinters.  Light but tough wheels, able to hold up to my 240 + lbs.  The shift levers and seatpost were also "upgraded" to Suntour.  A correctly sized set of brakes were also added, so no more rear drop bolt brake.  The frame is 60 cm C-C, with a 58 cm TT.  Very nice riding bike, more sport/race than touring (no eyelets on the drop outs), but still comfortable.  Beautifully thinned lugs, with a hypnotic fast back seat cluster.  I'll cry when this one goes, but it's for a good cause.  So take out that 2nd mortgage, cash out those IRAs and retirement savings, and come ready to bid your socks off.  The donation will be at least 30%.

Tom Adams
Manhattan, Kansas, USA