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The ones with the hand-drawn pictures of everything. Those things were sweet. Uh I'd like to purchase your ofmega mistral rear derailler?!?!...and some campagnolo loose ball bearings in the 100 pack...and the solar powered cateye computer looks pretty nice also...as do those crochette gloves
 

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Solar Powered Cat Eye

Someone I ride with has one of those solar powered Cat Eye cyclocomputer. It also has a heartrate monitor function but you have to clip the thing on your earlobe. Schweet! The thing is honking huge and it looks like a Commodore VIC 20 attached to his handlebar.
 

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I've still got one around. All of the bar mounts were broke in crashes, but I still have the head. I don't remember any solar models with heart rate function, just cadence. Now that I think about it, I believe that there was a aftermarket thingy that would plug in, into the cadence port.
I think that I still have the first catalog where they changed their name from "Bike Warehouse" to Bike Nashbar"
Some of the ones from 88 & 89 were half photos and half drawings. Some of the ones I have, date back to 83 or 84
 

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JaeP said:
Someone I ride with has one of those solar powered Cat Eye cyclocomputer. It also has a heartrate monitor function but you have to clip the thing on your earlobe. Schweet! The thing is honking huge and it looks like a Commodore VIC 20 attached to his handlebar.
I sold about a bazillion solar powered cyclocomputers. Boy did the customers get P-Od when the battery died after about 6 months (sooner than a non-solar model) and we told them that a new battery for the solar unit cost much more than a battery for the standard unit.

Good times...
 

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My batteries would last two years if I kept the computer in the window 12 months a year. The rechargeable batteries cost a little more than the normal ones, and you could always use the normal ones if you were cheap.
 

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yo grumpy

how about getting one of your mid 80-s catalogs and scanning something in for us? Say like some suntour arx componetry or old school dura ace or suberbe pro pedals, ofmega anything, detto shoes,....surprise us. do you have a scanner?
 

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I'll try to get at it this weekend. If I remember correctly, you could buy Vittoria CX's for $28
I'll see if I can fire up the old scanner.
 

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i have a few from around 82 or 83. they are fun to look through.
 

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The original bike porn!

Those catalogs were so awesome! I remember my first purchase. A pair of Shimano 600 EX sidpulls to replace the Diacompe center pulls on my first real road bike, a Fuji S-10-S.

got'damn I'm getting old!
 

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Those catalogs were so awesome! I remember my first purchase. A pair of Shimano 600 EX sidpulls to replace the Diacompe center pulls on my first real road bike, a Fuji S-10-S.

got'damn I'm getting old!
For me, it was a Suntour VGT rear derailleur to replace the derailleur I tweaked on my Fuji Sports 12. It was quite a step up from the Suntour "7" (I think I'm remembering correctly...) derailleur it was replacing and cost about half what the LBSs were asking.

I've never looked back. I've always bought everything I could from Nashbar, except when I was getting cost plus 10% parts as a shop employee. People like to badmouth Crashbar, but I love 'em!

- FBB
 

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1984

Sun Tour ARX rear D. $10.50. ARX front D. $6.10
Sun Tour V GT rear D. $9.95. Comp V front D $4.90
Superbe Pro rear D. $27.80
Alfredo Binda Extra toe straps ( The best ever made) $11.75
Vittoria CX $24.80, Vittoria CG $25.80
Wolber Aspin sew up rims $34.80 / pair.
Brooks Team Pro $33.50
Specialized Turbo/S clincher racing tire $11.97
Colnago Superissimo racing frame $449.00
Colnago Profil CX racing frame $595.00
Detto Pietro Article 74 shoes $27.95
Duegi 101 shoes $52.95 (Wooden inner sole)
 

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Here you go

I don't have the complete catalogs anymore, but here are some scans from a May 1977 Bicycling magazine. If I remember right, Bike Warehouse became Nashbar, and Bikeology morphed into Supergo.
 

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Faster, Harder!

more porn, more porn!

Thanks, you are bringing back the memories. I have owned or currently own a number of those items.

Still going strong.
1.Fiamme Red Label Tubulars
2. Rigida 13 mm clinchers (maybe, mine are the 1320's, might be a more recent model)
3. Bike-a-lite Reflexit
4. Suntour winner 6 speed steel freewheel.
5. Detto Pietro shoes

no longer have
1. christophe toe clips (everyone had these at one point, people that have been cycling 20 years at least).
2. dia compe gran compe brakes (mine were the aero model though)

want
PHIL WOOD PEDALS!!!

keep em' coming people and thanks again for scanning those

I remember that zeus stuff....
 

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Is there anything in those catalogs showing an Eclipse carbon-fiber frame, that was made by Vitus/Look? I've got one and I'm trying to get a sense of when it was made.
 
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