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New or second-hand bicycle parts that are still in mint condition.

Example usage: I'm looking for some NOS parts to finish off my bike build.

Most used in: Urban cycling communities.

Most used by: Cyclists who build and maintain their own bikes.

Popularity: 8/10

Comedy Value: 4/10

Also see: NOS, Vintage, Retro, Classic,


Understanding NOS (New Old Stock) Parts in Cycling

Cycling is a popular activity around the world, with an estimated 1.4 billion people riding bikes in 2018. Many cyclists look to upgrade or replace their existing parts with new ones, but some may opt for something a little different: NOS (New Old Stock) parts.

NOS parts are those that have been produced and stored for long periods of time without being used. They are usually discontinued parts that have been kept in storage for years, and are now available on the market. These parts can provide an alternative to buying new parts, as they are often cheaper and can provide a vintage look to a bike.

When buying NOS parts, it is important to check that they are still in good condition and will be suitable for the bike. It is also worth noting that some NOS parts may be difficult to find and may be more expensive than new parts. However, for those looking for a unique look or a way to save on costs, NOS parts can be a great option.

The Origin of 'NOS' (New Old Stock) Parts in Cycling

The term 'NOS' (New Old Stock) parts in cycling is believed to have originated in the early 1990s, when bicycle shop owners would use the term to describe parts that were new, but had been sitting in storage for a long time. This was particularly common in the United States, England and the Netherlands.

The term was likely first used to describe vintage parts that were still in their original packaging, but had been sitting on shelves for a long time. This was a way for bicycle shop owners to distinguish these parts from newer parts, which were often called 'new' or 'modern'.

The term 'NOS' quickly became popular among vintage bicycle collectors, and is now widely used in the cycling world to refer to any parts that are new, but have been sitting in storage for a long time.

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