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PostPosted: Wed May 26, 2010 3:29 pm 
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AC dh cranx which will be built with 3 chainrings


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PostPosted: Thu May 27, 2010 12:16 am 
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Absolutely agree. Can't think of a good reason for. It just IS. Thanks for sharing mate.


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PostPosted: Thu May 27, 2010 3:42 pm 
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Sure is... But then you have the big dilemma – To use or not to use? :wink:

Kudos for being brave novekili! :D


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PostPosted: Thu May 27, 2010 4:11 pm 
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No dilemma at all for me. Cast it straight into the crucible of dirt!


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PostPosted: Thu May 27, 2010 9:31 pm 
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me too, just spent 3 hours spinning the thing...


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 21, 2012 1:42 am 
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Just recieved a NOS Shimano XT 750 V-brake set from America, brand new in the boxes with instructions - lovely! Almost too good to fit and use, but it will be.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 22, 2012 9:08 am 
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Nostalgia


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 22, 2012 10:57 am 
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Yes. With the smell of a dusty bike shop :lol:


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 22, 2012 11:17 am 
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NOS stuff should by definition, largely come in the original packaging shouldnt it?

NOS is over used these days to describe stuff in good condition, in order to squeeze a few more pennies out of the buyers hands, and that's not what it means at all.

I saw a great description on here from a seller a week or so ago, they described something as "NOS, until it was fitted to my bike". Brilliant.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 22, 2012 12:07 pm 
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Russell wrote:
NOS stuff should by definition, largely come in the original packaging shouldnt it?

NOS is over used these days to describe stuff in good condition, in order to squeeze a few more pennies out of the buyers hands, and that's not what it means at all.

I saw a great description on here from a seller a week or so ago, they described something as "NOS, until it was fitted to my bike". Brilliant.


Yes, I totally agree, NOS is used far too much these days instead of the phrase 'mint condition'.

I buy and sell quality vintage watches and the only way we could legally ever use the term 'NOS' would be if it came in full original packaging, with instructions and have never been worn at all, not even for a day!

I think now that vintage bike parts are getting very expensive and collectable we need a different way of describing the condition.

In the vintage watch world we grade each piece out of 10, where 10 being totally unworn i.e. 'NOS', 9 very light use but still mint in every way and 1 being in need of total renovation.

Just realised that I have caught the 'NOS' bug on here and even describe 2 of my collectable bikes as 'NOS' were as in the 'real world' they are only a 9 out of 10 as they have been slightly used although still mint. :oops:

Any thoughts?


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