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04-08-17, 08:18 PM
Replies: 1,783
Views: 165,726
Posted By Chombi

So, picked up a pair of Bontrager RL (Racelite)...

So, picked up a pair of Bontrager RL (Racelite) tubs from a local Trek dealership this afternoon. They are for my brother's wheelset that I just sold to him as he wants to finally try tubs.
The...
04-08-17, 01:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,050
Posted By Chombi

Looks really nice! Great job resurrecting that...

Looks really nice! Great job resurrecting that beauty!:thumb::thumb: The colors on that frame really pops too!
It is unusual though to find French threads on a British built bike's BB from the...
04-08-17, 01:28 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,461
Posted By Chombi

On the subject of removing old glue from rims, I...

On the subject of removing old glue from rims, I stopped by Oddesey Cycles in Sausalito a few months ago, and I noticed they were selling a drill attachment which had what looked like a blue rubber...
04-07-17, 03:14 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,461
Posted By Chombi

http://rs2.pbsrc.com/albums/y44/BeckVFR/tmp_20339-...

http://rs2.pbsrc.com/albums/y44/BeckVFR/tmp_20339-20170406_231530-822994729_zpstibt4gls.jpg?w=480&h=480&fit=clip

I have four of these stretching on two wheelsets.....
Michelin a service Course...
04-06-17, 08:00 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,461
Posted By Chombi

Me, on the other hand, was cleaning off old glue...

Me, on the other hand, was cleaning off old glue from a wheelset I just sold to my younger brother, who wants to try tubs for the first time. It took almost an hour to get the dang stuff off from the...
04-06-17, 04:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 795
Posted By Chombi

Soooo...... maybe they should have thought twice...

Soooo...... maybe they should have thought twice about naming this bike the TDF?...... maybe if should be the "Super Corsa" instead.... and vice versa?......
I guess after all, Gitane is French, so...
04-06-17, 02:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 795
Posted By Chombi

This version of Gitane's TDF was quirky, in that...

This version of Gitane's TDF was quirky, in that a bike that pays homage to the great French bike race, will be equipped with an Italian component gruppo, from what most consider a second tier...
04-06-17, 10:34 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,904
Posted By Chombi

What I did not like about the Brooks leather bar...

What I did not like about the Brooks leather bar tape was, they tend to look lumpy, between each wind around the bar. Something that had to do with how they made the edges of the tape which I think...
04-06-17, 10:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 748
Posted By Chombi

You need cable casing end ferrules that reduce...

You need cable casing end ferrules that reduce the diameter of the ends of the casing to fit against the edge of that small tube which functions as cable stops, as it goes into the top tube. I...
Replies: 2
Views: 797
Posted By Chombi

That looks like a 52 cm frame. Usually fits most...

That looks like a 52 cm frame. Usually fits most people from 5'-6" to 5'-8" tall.
Interesting brand, never heard of it before but it looks like good quality ("Tomi", is it Japanese?), but it will...
04-05-17, 05:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 819
Posted By Chombi

I think "Service Course" might be more of a...

I think "Service Course" might be more of a description than a model name. I think it means something similar to "Team Issue(d)".....
04-05-17, 05:50 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,426
Posted By Chombi

But those pumps are not "C&V!......:eek:

But those pumps are not "C&V!......:eek:
04-05-17, 03:10 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,426
Posted By Chombi

One pet peeve I have with brazed on pump pegs at...

One pet peeve I have with brazed on pump pegs at the head tube is, they almost never result in a pump perfectly parallel with the top tube.....Maybe call me a perfectionist, but frankly, it just look...
04-05-17, 02:58 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,562
Posted By Chombi

One can most likely hire cottage industry...

One can most likely hire cottage industry contractors here or in places like India, to copy those even with "patinated finish"...... but then you might have to have Cost Plus or Pier 1 import it in...
04-05-17, 02:43 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,498
Posted By Chombi

Every time I see a 7400 series DA RD, I realize...

Every time I see a 7400 series DA RD, I realize how well it has aged, aesthetically.... such a clean, timeless, modern design. Other RDS from the same era, line the Simplex SLJ6600, might have...
04-05-17, 02:35 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,498
Posted By Chombi

Keeping it on the road does not necessarily mean...

Keeping it on the road does not necessarily mean you have to go with modern components, there are still many C&Vers out there still love to shift their bikes from the down tube without any clicks and...
04-05-17, 02:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,000
Posted By Chombi

Ironic that the thieves stole the bike shop's...

Ironic that the thieves stole the bike shop's entire stock of bike locks.
I guess they feel the threat of theft temselves where they stash their stolen bikes......No honor among theives, the saying...
04-04-17, 07:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,035
Posted By Chombi

The black finish on the rims seem to be the...

The black finish on the rims seem to be the weakness on the Rovals, It does not take too many miles to get the sidewalls all messed up looking from wear from brake pads, and the rest of the rim seems...
Replies: 15
Views: 1,981
Posted By Chombi

Not sure if the steel frames from Cilo were...

Not sure if the steel frames from Cilo were actually made in Switzerland (could have been contracted out to a builder in neighboring Italy) as half the Cilo we encounter out there were the (aluminum,...
04-04-17, 12:44 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,562
Posted By Chombi

Can someone post a pic (or a link to) of this...

Can someone post a pic (or a link to) of this "grail" of a double bottle holder??
I suspect that it's now certifiably unobtanium, but does it even look nice??
04-03-17, 07:14 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,417
Posted By Chombi

It's an "aero" design prototype then if all the...

It's an "aero" design prototype then if all the cabling's internal.......
The fork crown looks correct to be a Cinelli, and the chrome is mostly at the right places..... Curious though why they did...
Replies: 41
Views: 1,790
Posted By Chombi

Could it be a Treviso?

Could it be a Treviso?
04-03-17, 12:59 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,417
Posted By Chombi

Geeze, why not discuss it with the...

Geeze, why not discuss it with the Forum.......lots hear can always do with more info on Cinellis......
I guess we are not worthy?....:(
04-02-17, 01:01 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,583
Posted By Chombi

In this instance both locknuts on the two...

In this instance both locknuts on the two wheelsets hubs (DA & Campy Record) I had to deal with when transferring the FW have round locknots, with small flats behind the knurled mushroomed face for a...
04-01-17, 10:22 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,583
Posted By Chombi

Thanks John and DD,:thumb: PM'D the seller,...

Thanks John and DD,:thumb:
PM'D the seller, hopefully it is still available.
04-01-17, 10:17 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,583
Posted By Chombi

I have that Park tool, it does not fit over the...

I have that Park tool, it does not fit over the axle locknuts on many hubs.....
The walls on the splined section is just too thick......or the Regina splined socket is just too small. Most likely,...
04-01-17, 08:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,102
Posted By Chombi

Hi wesmamyke, Is the Phil Wood thin walled...

Hi wesmamyke,
Is the Phil Wood thin walled Regina compatible splined FW remover still available?
If it is, I'll take it!
04-01-17, 07:48 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,583
Posted By Chombi

Thank you for the tip Salamandrine!:thumb: ...

Thank you for the tip Salamandrine!:thumb:
There's a few for sale by one guy at eBay right now,.....but cheapskate me can't pull the trigger just yet as it's priced at a bit expensive 23 bucks...
04-01-17, 07:33 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,583
Posted By Chombi

Thank you, Looked for that, but I can't find...

Thank you,
Looked for that, but I can't find the post..... Seller might have sold everything and deleted the post?
04-01-17, 05:47 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,583
Posted By Chombi

Regina freewheels strikes again!

I was about to remove a hand tightened (hand spun and never ridden) Regina America FW from one of my wheelsets,...... and sure enugh, the Park remover tool I had wouldn't fit over tha DA knurled...
04-01-17, 01:58 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,883
Posted By Chombi

NO!!,.......THAT IS NOT SLX!!:foo::p

NO!!,.......THAT IS NOT SLX!!:foo::p
03-31-17, 04:33 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,134
Posted By Chombi

In the end, with bicycles, money cannot buy...

In the end, with bicycles, money cannot buy strength and speed.......:rolleyes:
03-31-17, 04:29 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,921
Posted By Chombi

I just can't get used to the look of any road...

I just can't get used to the look of any road bike with such sloping top tuhes. Based on that, I put the Linus Libertine as best value for $1Kish....
Replies: 5
Views: 2,076
Posted By Chombi

Supervitus:foo:? I think that French tubeset...

Supervitus:foo:?
I think that French tubeset would be unusual to find on a 70's or 80's Italian race bike. The French were quite open to use Italian and English tubeset for their bikes but I don't...
03-29-17, 09:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,093
Posted By Chombi

Yes, one can also see how the A9's needle bearing...

Yes, one can also see how the A9's needle bearing design kinda evolved from it....
03-28-17, 12:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,210
Posted By Chombi

PM coming.....a few questions re: bike....

PM coming.....a few questions re: bike....
03-24-17, 07:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,093
Posted By Chombi

Perfect for a 70's PX10 project!:thumb:

Perfect for a 70's PX10 project!:thumb:
03-24-17, 07:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,082
Posted By Chombi

IIRC, even Trek was using Helicomatics on many of...

IIRC, even Trek was using Helicomatics on many of their bikes, well into the mid 80's, so it 8s not surprising to come across them in 85....
03-24-17, 03:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,082
Posted By Chombi

Peugeot did the big switch away from French and...

Peugeot did the big switch away from French and Swiss spec components around 1984\85.......
Although they did have quite a few bikes already with British threading, much earlier......
03-24-17, 06:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,415
Posted By Chombi

Very unusual name for a bike, but I guess it must...

Very unusual name for a bike, but I guess it must be a surname. I was first thinking it might be an owner that found a use for a set of letter decals, but I suspect that the head badge also has the...
03-24-17, 05:59 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,082
Posted By Chombi

Yes most likely a Swiss threaded BB on that bike....

Yes most likely a Swiss threaded BB on that bike.
I thought I've seen Swiss threaded BB's being sold by VO through retailers on the internet. They should also still be available (Swiss threaded cups...
03-23-17, 07:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,583
Posted By Chombi

Keyed washers just make it more possible that...

Keyed washers just make it more possible that your steerer tube thread might get damaged by the key or flats on them when it puts pressure against the steerer tube thread edges. It does not help when...
03-22-17, 07:55 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,756
Posted By Chombi

I'm 5'-8 1/2", but my torso is short and my legs...

I'm 5'-8 1/2", but my torso is short and my legs are longer than"normal" for my height (my arms are also on the long side), so I ride mostly 56cm bikes. My minimum ride size is at 53cm.....
So it's...
03-22-17, 12:46 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,717
Posted By Chombi

Don't know what it is, but forged Simplex...

Don't know what it is, but forged Simplex dropouts could mean at least a mid-level model bike. The lugs do not look that plain either. Definitely not a UO8...
03-22-17, 08:49 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,396
Posted By Chombi

Actually, keeping a bottle filled with water,...

Actually, keeping a bottle filled with water, weight low on a bike can only positively contribute to its stability......
03-21-17, 10:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,249
Posted By Chombi

PM coming for the SR RD......

PM coming for the SR RD......
Replies: 6
Views: 947
Posted By Chombi

Most of the value on the PSV is in the frameset....

Most of the value on the PSV is in the frameset. The components original to the bike was middling at best. Upgrading to better and/or newer components is more for personal satisfaction, and will not...
03-19-17, 12:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 892
Posted By Chombi

I'm interested in buying the Turbo SLG, PM coming!

I'm interested in buying the Turbo SLG, PM coming!
03-17-17, 07:45 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,441
Posted By Chombi

I guess they could not make up their minds...

I guess they could not make up their minds whether to slope that top tube or not.....
If they were going to slope it don't do it had assed! If they were going to have it level, ....don't do it half...
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