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“Life is like riding a bicycle.  To keep your balance you must keep moving.” — Albert Einstein

 

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The bicycle is an amazing invention. It can carry over ten times its own weight, doesn't pollute the environment, and is one of the best forms of exercise there is. Many people don't think twice about spending a ton of money on a used automobile. But used bicycles are a mystery to most. Every year millions of new bicycles are purchased and most of the old ones end up in land fills. My mission is to rescue these gems and bring them back to their properly functioning state.

There is a "wow" factor to getting on a new bicycle. But most of us can not afford a new bicycle every year. Hence, reconditioned used bicycles. A reconditioned bicycle is perfect for many different people for many different reasons. Perhaps you need a second (or third, or fourth) bicycle for just riding around the neighborhood or going to the store. Maybe you would like to try a new type of riding and plan on buying a new bicycle but would like to try one for a while before shelling out thousands of dollars on a new one. Or, maybe you are new to cycling and don't have the money to spend on a new bicycle yet. Or, perhaps, like me, you just love the look, feel, and ride of older classic bicycles. For whatever reason, a good reconditioned bicycle will be one of the best investments you can make.

Nova Bicycles specializes in restoring bicycles mainly from the 1970s. During this time period there were many well built bicycles - many with hand made brazed frames. In working condition many of these older bicycles rival new bicycles in feel and performance. Most of my bicycles are of steel construction. I truly believe that steel is the best material for bicycles. It has a lively feel, yet is not harsh like aluminum or titanium. A well made steel bicycle will last virtually forever if it is cared for properly. I try to find classic, well built bicycles for restoration. I love 1970's 10-speeds and 3-speeds. I also have a large inventory of parts for both. 

It is my world view that everyone should have the privilege of riding a bicycle. Nova Bicycles was created in part to help achieve that goal.

 

 

 

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