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05-10-19, 06:56 AM
Replies: 52
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Posted By El Chaba

Where in Maryland are you located, Eric?>

Where in Maryland are you located, Eric?>
04-08-19, 08:06 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,203
Posted By El Chaba

French blue, of...

French blue, of course...https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/500x375/meralf1_62d42aeeb9196e7d1ff709a8f6af238feaac0bef.jpg
04-04-19, 05:59 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,916
Posted By El Chaba

In the past 10 years or so, the marketing of...

In the past 10 years or so, the marketing of "innovations" for cycling has increased at an accelerated pace. My observation has been that when participation in the sport stopped growing at the same...
04-02-19, 11:12 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 8,570
Posted By El Chaba

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My Primato. The Primato is the DeRosa model I associate with the mid 90's in...
04-02-19, 07:32 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 8,570
Posted By El Chaba

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I got this Nuovo Classico back in 1992. It remains the best riding...
04-02-19, 05:24 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 8,570
Posted By El Chaba

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04-01-19, 05:27 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 984
Posted By El Chaba

I agree. I appreciate the goal of Jan at Rene...

I agree. I appreciate the goal of Jan at Rene Herse to make certain important niche products to a very high standard. I really don't have much use for VO. I don't even regard them as bike parts but...
03-29-19, 11:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 641
Posted By El Chaba

I searched for YEARS for a PRO10 in my size until...

I searched for YEARS for a PRO10 in my size until finally I found the right one. The Peugeot bikes from the Prestige shop are rare, and while the numbers were always small, they built way more bikes...
02-22-19, 11:39 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,280
Posted By El Chaba

Just to add to some of the previous comments. The...

Just to add to some of the previous comments. The Dura Ace freewheels were excellent and the body mechanism in particular was well made. If yours is wobbling, I would guess that it is a high mileage...
02-21-19, 06:38 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 870
Posted By El Chaba

That's right about variation of details for...

That's right about variation of details for different customers...and also for different importers/markets...Considering everything, I would guess the frame as a little earlier...early 1980's based...
02-19-19, 08:57 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 617
Posted By El Chaba

Great project, beautifully executed....

Great project, beautifully executed....
01-25-19, 10:03 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,128
Posted By El Chaba

Nice bike, Peter. It took me about 30 years to...

Nice bike, Peter. It took me about 30 years to find mine!...I wanted to put some money that I had received as high school graduation gifts toward the purchase of one just after I had graduated high...
01-25-19, 07:38 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,128
Posted By El Chaba

That's a great article and I think it's great...

That's a great article and I think it's great that Phil got one of his bikes back. It always strikes me that for as many bikes as Peugeot produced, the bikes from the Prestige shop were very rare. At...
11-15-18, 11:36 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,341
Posted By El Chaba

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10-26-18, 12:20 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,687
Posted By El Chaba

I have a lot of C&V weak spots....One I would...

I have a lot of C&V weak spots....One I would like to fully confess, though, is my affinity for nice French bikes from the time period when they wrere building in what they considered an "Italian"...
10-26-18, 06:21 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,073
Posted By El Chaba

It's flat-rolling where I live. A 52 (or 53)...

It's flat-rolling where I live. A 52 (or 53) tooth ring gets the vast majority of the mileage. When I started racing-back in the Pleistocene- and was moving up in categories I convinced myself I...
10-26-18, 06:12 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,257
Posted By El Chaba

I should clarify...by "limited range" I meant...

I should clarify...by "limited range" I meant that they don't offer cyclocross tires or tires suitable for heavy gravel roads, etc.....I find that the mileage that I get out of Veloflex tires is at...
10-26-18, 06:07 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,257
Posted By El Chaba

My personal experience ended 2 years ago at which...

My personal experience ended 2 years ago at which Time I was finished with them. I have a friend who just ditched a pair last month...I'm not aware of him having a stash of aging tires so I would...
10-25-18, 10:46 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,257
Posted By El Chaba

Just a few comments and personal...

Just a few comments and personal opinions/observations...I don't care for the harsh ride and mounting difficulty of Continental tubulars...especially the Gatorskins..
.Challenge tubulars are all...
10-23-18, 11:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 622
Posted By El Chaba

This is true, and I'm thankful those builders-and...

This is true, and I'm thankful those builders-and a few others- are continuing the tradition,
10-23-18, 11:17 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 622
Posted By El Chaba

It's really hard to do a tribute to constructeurs...

It's really hard to do a tribute to constructeurs like Singer or Herse. The reason is the details. the closer you look at those bikes, the more there is to see. None of this can be glossed over or...
10-23-18, 05:30 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 14,478
Posted By El Chaba

Mine was red...silver components...Super Vitus. I...

Mine was red...silver components...Super Vitus. I was a kooky bike crazy kid and had developed a obsessive interest in French bikes and parts. I remember sending a request for a catalog from a small...
10-22-18, 11:39 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,605
Posted By El Chaba

It's a useful skill if one of your buddies...

It's a useful skill if one of your buddies dismounts to answer a call of nature....you can take his bike several hundred meters down the road....
10-22-18, 11:07 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 14,478
Posted By El Chaba

*Small world. It must have been you folks* (R.C...

*Small world. It must have been you folks* (R.C Hallett World Champion Bicycles?) who sold me a lovely c37 racing bike when I was 15...so 1978...I would love to still have it, but reluctantly sold it...
10-10-18, 11:13 AM
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Views: 600,004
Posted By El Chaba

That is an incredible collection....hors...

That is an incredible collection....hors categorie….
08-17-18, 05:42 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,579
Posted By El Chaba

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Another favorite in the more vintage category is this set on my Peugeot Pro...
08-17-18, 05:37 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,579
Posted By El Chaba

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I have a number of favorites, but there are a few standouts...first in the...
08-13-18, 08:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,150
Posted By El Chaba

They are 43 mm fenders and 30 mm tires. Keep us...

They are 43 mm fenders and 30 mm tires. Keep us updated on this project...
08-13-18, 07:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,150
Posted By El Chaba

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08-08-18, 08:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 411
Posted By El Chaba

That appears to be a Stronglight/Spidel mod. 700...

That appears to be a Stronglight/Spidel mod. 700 or one of its close cousins. I'll bet the bearings are still as smooth as silk, because they always are....These in either titanium or steel were team...
07-26-18, 11:12 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,689
Posted By El Chaba

This is my observation as well. The really nice...

This is my observation as well. The really nice stuff always holds its value. In addition to Campy, the nice French parts have been pretty solid.
05-16-18, 10:21 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 5,278
Posted By El Chaba

In contradiction to the long standing rule of...

In contradiction to the long standing rule of 'the group" stopping to allow for repair or assist with a mechanical or flat, I have a few exceptions. I have decided that certain categories of modern...
05-01-18, 06:25 AM
Replies: 242
Views: 32,682
Posted By El Chaba

LaRedoute.....https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...

LaRedoute.....https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/640x480/motohw_a761f0e16ec2f75af976e8403d5919e5ef64ec72.jpg
04-20-18, 05:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 661
Posted By El Chaba

This is the Eroica that I would like to do...

This is the Eroica that I would like to do most....Please post photos....
04-18-18, 05:45 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,428
Posted By El Chaba

This one had pretty rough paint. I just got it...

This one had pretty rough paint. I just got it back and it will be put together soon.....
04-06-18, 12:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 680
Posted By El Chaba

The Lightrace headset has a stack height of 34mm,...

The Lightrace headset has a stack height of 34mm, too.....Allow another 2-3 mm for a centerpull cable hanger if needed....
04-03-18, 09:04 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 910
Posted By El Chaba

I have two 3TTT black stems from the late 80's...

I have two 3TTT black stems from the late 80's early 90's period and both are anodised.
03-23-18, 07:16 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 9,335
Posted By El Chaba

I'll chime in with a few recollections, which...

I'll chime in with a few recollections, which could be corrupted some over time.... The New Success indexing was always set up for Shimano 4.8 spacing. Sachs made 5.0 spacing freewheels, but they...
03-13-18, 12:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 946
Posted By El Chaba

Regardless, there is no way that the Sugino, SR,...

Regardless, there is no way that the Sugino, SR, or Shimano chainrings from the 70's-90's were made from 7000 series alloys. Just my seat of the pants observation was that a Sugino Mighty...
03-13-18, 08:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 946
Posted By El Chaba

This makes a lot of sense to me. Most of my...

This makes a lot of sense to me. Most of my experience with TA rings has been with recent production, and they are good. I have one older TA crankset-a pro vis 5- that I can swap onto my randonneur...
03-13-18, 06:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 549
Posted By El Chaba

I've used the 1x24 Delta headsets with both BSC...

I've used the 1x24 Delta headsets with both BSC and Italian threads with nothing but excellent fit. In any event, the steel steerer tube is far harder than the alloy threaded cup and locknut, so any...
03-13-18, 06:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 946
Posted By El Chaba

To say that French metals are soft is a gross...

To say that French metals are soft is a gross oversimplification at best and an incredible inaccuracy at worst. I have several TA cranks and chainrings on various bikes and have found them to be...
02-27-18, 01:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 443
Posted By El Chaba

Mine is a 54....You are spot on WRT corrosion. I...

Mine is a 54....You are spot on WRT corrosion. I have seen a few that I wouldn't touch, let alone ride. The good news is that you have to abuse them pretty badly for them to get that way. Chombi has...
02-27-18, 12:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 686
Posted By El Chaba

Fabulous idea. I only wish that I were closer....

Fabulous idea. I only wish that I were closer....
02-27-18, 12:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 443
Posted By El Chaba

Good luck in your search. They are interesting...

Good luck in your search. They are interesting bikes with a great history, and they have unique ride qualities. I bought mine years ago, and it's a bit of a mystery. I have only seen one other. The...
02-16-18, 08:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,073
Posted By El Chaba

Giuseppe (Beppi) Saronni won the world...

Giuseppe (Beppi) Saronni won the world championships on a Colnago in 1982 on a Colnago. His teams bikes that year (Del Tongo) were painted a gorgeous deep red and that color is usually referred to...
02-16-18, 08:36 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,849
Posted By El Chaba

It's a Meral Super Randonneur from the early...

It's a Meral Super Randonneur from the early 1980's. When I got it was complete and original (good "bones") but its drivetrain parts were well worn making it a good candidate for what I had in...
02-16-18, 07:17 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,849
Posted By El Chaba

These have worked out quite well....

These have worked out quite well....
02-16-18, 06:18 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,367
Posted By El Chaba

Chombi hit several high points, that is for...

Chombi hit several high points, that is for certain!....A note about the Mafac LSX...These brakes are often mistaken for the LS2 model, but they have a shorter reach. the calipers are also made of...
02-14-18, 02:01 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,367
Posted By El Chaba

FWIW, back in the day I could adjust my record...

FWIW, back in the day I could adjust my record Deltas to accommodate 25 mm Pave tubulars with reasonable clearance to spare. Of course some of this depends on the frame clearance as well.... In...
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