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08-15-22, 11:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 203
Posted By Chombi1

They look to be very similar to mid model Campy...

They look to be very similar to mid model Campy brakesets of the era....
So performance should be also similar.
08-15-22, 11:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 267
Posted By Chombi1

Just wondering, what makes this saddle to be an...

Just wondering, what makes this saddle to be an MTB saddle and not a road??......
08-15-22, 11:42 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 8,706
Posted By Chombi1

I think AVA stems are lighter than most other...

I think AVA stems are lighter than most other brands because the tube walls are thinner.
The thinner tube wall results in the propensity to crack at the slits machined for the quill wedge.
Chances...
08-15-22, 11:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,393
Posted By Chombi1

In the 80's, my brother and I threw out a lot of...

In the 80's, my brother and I threw out a lot of crank dust caps as part of gram strategy for our bikes that we continuously modded up. I remember having a box full stuff removed from our bikes when...
08-15-22, 10:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 151
Posted By Chombi1

Yes, AC even stocks Campy brake cable top tube...

Yes, AC even stocks Campy brake cable top tube clamps! :thumb:
AC carries sew ups but mostly the cheap stuff like Giros and Rally. They even sometimes run out of those (I guess they order anything...
08-15-22, 01:29 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,236
Posted By Chombi1

I always bought my spokes from two brick and...

I always bought my spokes from two brick and mortar shops that I was glad to support. American Cyclery in SF or from Tony Tom at Odyssey Bicycles in Sausalito to build up my wheelsets as they are...
08-13-22, 02:16 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,236
Posted By Chombi1

My LBS won't sell me spokes??.....

I'm needing spokes to build up a wheelset for my latest build (A1983 Gitane Pro). So I called my LBS (American Cyclery in SF). To find out how much it might cost for the 64 double butted SS DT spokes...
08-13-22, 11:48 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 641
Posted By Chombi1

So,.......what were the BB shells threaded...

So,.......what were the BB shells threaded as??......
08-11-22, 11:21 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 641
Posted By Chombi1

Congratulations on getting the Peugeot...

Congratulations on getting the Peugeot Tandem!:thumb: It looks great!
Now you'll maybe have two Swiss threaded BB's under your care(?), as those were the years they were still into it..... ( I...
08-08-22, 06:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 539
Posted By Chombi1

One waterbottle I had in the mid 80's was the one...

One waterbottle I had in the mid 80's was the one with a big Columbus tubing dove logo on it. Had it for many years till it eventually crumbled to pieces due to UV exposure and plastic outgassing, I...
08-08-22, 05:10 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,105
Posted By Chombi1

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Pulled out my late brother's Strida that had been parked folded in off my...
08-08-22, 04:42 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,015
Posted By Chombi1

I think one leg of the clamp legs is actually...

I think one leg of the clamp legs is actually hinged at the mount body....
08-08-22, 04:30 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 774
Posted By Chombi1

One will have consider that many bike owners...

One will have consider that many bike owners genuinely do not know what bent forks will look like snd assume that everything's ok with their bike, post crash, if it still seems to ride with no...
08-06-22, 09:02 AM
Replies: 248
Views: 28,964
Posted By Chombi1

Wow!! :eek::eek: That's like the "Mother of all...

Wow!! :eek::eek:
That's like the "Mother of all cracks" on a Ti frame......
Sorry that it turned out to be a wall hanger.....
Someone.might still be brave/rich enough to get it repaired by a Ti...
08-05-22, 10:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 536
Posted By Chombi1

Dang!!.... I stil remember that magazine cover...

Dang!!....
I stil remember that magazine cover very well because of that very pretty cover model they had on it!.....
Big hair 80's style too.....
08-04-22, 12:46 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 949
Posted By Chombi1

3TTT is similar to ITM in terms of quality and...

3TTT is similar to ITM in terms of quality and market volume. With 3TTT being slightly more common on Italian C&V high line bikes.
I think both brands are generally considered to be slightly below...
08-04-22, 03:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 321
Posted By Chombi1

I believe the Swiss Titan bikes from the 80's...

I believe the Swiss Titan bikes from the 80's were also painted by that company.
And the paintjobs were one of the main features of the bikes with them done in all sorts of fade and hatch patterns...
08-02-22, 05:51 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,492
Posted By Chombi1

I remember spreading the rear triangle on my 82...

I remember spreading the rear triangle on my 82 Peugeot PH10S back in the early 80's. The only bike I ever cold set
I built up a new wheelset (w/ 126mm OLD rear wheel)for the bike and I was...
08-02-22, 01:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 528
Posted By Chombi1

FYI, Simplex also made a lot of bar end...

FYI,
Simplex also made a lot of bar end shifters. They even had a model that had retrofriction function....
08-02-22, 01:41 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,907
Posted By Chombi1

All these years they had been around,, the Sachs...

All these years they had been around,, the Sachs Duopar RDs always looked weird to me as it looked like it was a mess of stamped sheet metal parts ( I understand some in Ti), riveted together....
08-02-22, 04:23 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,061
Posted By Chombi1

Weird thing about the Portecatana is it looks...

Weird thing about the Portecatana is it looks like it was never installed or used on the many bikes I saw with the drilled rear dropout. Maybe racers and mechanics just saw it as a bit of added...
08-02-22, 04:15 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,061
Posted By Chombi1

I hope the janky looking seatcover on the OP's...

I hope the janky looking seatcover on the OP's Bianchi had been thrown as far away from the beautiful bike......
07-30-22, 01:13 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,907
Posted By Chombi1

Campy,s Super Record RD is just the C&V bike...

Campy,s Super Record RD is just the C&V bike world's typical ultimate RD spec and aesthetics. And I agree.........
07-30-22, 05:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 406
Posted By Chombi1

FYI....... Mavic also issued an FD with a...

FYI.......
Mavic also issued an FD with a French style front braze on mount.
It was their 801 and SSC derailleur sets that had an optional body pivot the slot to use with the French mount....
07-30-22, 04:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 415
Posted By Chombi1

Fantastic that things like these are still being...

Fantastic that things like these are still being put together by people in the solid state world we live in!:thumb:
A nice addition to his bike might be a spinning speed governor and maybe a brass...
Replies: 4
Views: 264
Posted By Chombi1

Maybe $175 - $200 for these wheels if in near...

Maybe $175 - $200 for these wheels if in near mint, un-used condition.
The wheelset could get more money the rims were the more popular/sought after like the GL330 or the SSC's.
having less than...
Replies: 17
Views: 681
Posted By Chombi1

Peugeot bikes in general might be considered the...

Peugeot bikes in general might be considered the "common man's" bicycle. They were just never built to any real high levels of quality like many Italian bikes typically were.
Especially as classic...
07-23-22, 01:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 350
Posted By Chombi1

I would not worry about the handlebar being...

I would not worry about the handlebar being drilled.
Lots of riders did it back then without any consequence.
Just as long as the holes not too big or all torn up at the edges (Ease the hole edges...
07-23-22, 01:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,344
Posted By Chombi1

Yes, I had to use the same method to modify...

Yes,
I had to use the same method to modify the shifter band clMo diameter, but it was much easier with the shifters because of the thinner profile of the shifter strap that made it easier to...
07-10-22, 05:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 428
Posted By Chombi1

Did you also consider going with maybe a Gilles...

Did you also consider going with maybe a Gilles Berthoud Galibier saddle?
it hS a similar shape to the Brooks Swift but is lighter weight because of the Ti rails they have.
07-10-22, 04:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 178
Posted By Chombi1

It's from a later 80's Bottecchia....

It's from a later 80's Bottecchia....
07-09-22, 09:50 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,007
Posted By Chombi1

I have to admit that I would be reluctant to...

I have to admit that I would be reluctant to install DA components of this era on a bike like the Cinelli SC.
it's just that I find the design of the DA's look a bit too slick and sometime a bit too...
07-05-22, 10:15 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 640
Posted By Chombi1

I remember a Technobull featured in one of the...

I remember a Technobull featured in one of the cycling magazines in the mid 80's.
It was a special super lightweight racer that was like only 14 pounds or so. My brother and drooled over the pics...
07-04-22, 08:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 226
Posted By Chombi1

I'll take it! PM coming.

I'll take it! PM coming.
07-04-22, 08:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 459
Posted By Chombi1

A good soaking in mineral spirits and blasting...

A good soaking in mineral spirits and blasting with WD40 and scrubbing with an old toothbrush works very well. All the time.
Also breaking down the derailleur to its individual parts helps get into...
07-01-22, 02:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 277
Posted By Chombi1

I submerged the tire while pumping it up and the...

I submerged the tire while pumping it up and the bubbles are coming from the seam where the base of the valve stem goes ibto the base tape. I examined the joint closely and could not see any signs of...
06-30-22, 04:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 328
Posted By Chombi1

Better double check whether that's anodizing or...

Better double check whether that's anodizing or just black paint.......
06-30-22, 02:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 7,603
Posted By Chombi1

Only thing I know to base on whether it's an...

Only thing I know to base on whether it's an early or late 979 is the style of the seatpost lug clamp.
Vitus changed the the seatpost clamp to the one with a center jamb bolt and the special Rubis...
06-30-22, 01:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 277
Posted By Chombi1

Is there a way to seal a leak on the base of a tub's valve stem.....

On a tubular tire, where it goes into the base tape?
Would an injectable sealant work to seal the leak?
06-30-22, 01:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 554
Posted By Chombi1

I too was not familiar with 26.6 mm diameter post...

I too was not familiar with 26.6 mm diameter post either till I started building up my 1983 Gitane Pro.
Was surprised to find out the Simplex SLJ seatpost on it was a 26.6 diameter as I thought most...
06-25-22, 08:59 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 739
Posted By Chombi1

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Remember when Velcro was the answer for everything??!
Replies: 4
Views: 290
Posted By Chombi1

Yes, I think this is the "Vegan" version of the...

Yes, I think this is the "Vegan" version of the re-issued Turbo saddle with the Lycra covering (instead of leather).
They don't go for that much money these days as they are widely available new and...
06-22-22, 01:04 AM
06-22-22, 01:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 413
Posted By Chombi1

Those gloves will go period perfect with an Exxon...

Those gloves will go period perfect with an Exxon Graftek bike!:thumb:
06-20-22, 04:36 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 893
Posted By Chombi1

SR Laprade seatposts were the most common...

SR Laprade seatposts were the most common "budget" replacement seatposts used in the 80's.
There must have been millions of them made.
Nothing fancy, just got the job done..... At least they looked...
06-19-22, 03:58 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 893
Posted By Chombi1

That's the tricolor "Coq de sportif" decal right...

That's the tricolor "Coq de sportif" decal right below the bottle mount.
I don't remember it being in that location on these Peugeots, but maybe I just did not notice..
They are usually on the top...
Replies: 18
Views: 621
Posted By Chombi1

I think the values being suggested for this bike...

I think the values being suggested for this bike is way optimistic.
Sure it's unique, but the passion for collecting this type/era of bike has not yet developed to the point as it had with artisanal...
06-18-22, 10:09 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 893
Posted By Chombi1

There's a nice classic French race bike under all...

There's a nice classic French race bike under all that "stuff"....
All one needs is a bunch of Mafac, Stronglight and Simplex SLJ components to bring it back
06-16-22, 07:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 583
Posted By Chombi1

I would suspect that it's a touring bike, because...

I would suspect that it's a touring bike, because of the low slung second waterbottle mount under the downtube + the long wheelbase.....
06-16-22, 06:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 381
Posted By Chombi1

Yes, the Tommaso looks gorgeous, but it having...

Yes, the Tommaso looks gorgeous, but it having that pristine and expensive white Almarc leather handlebar cover makes it seem to be "untouchable" to mortal cyclists....
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