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04-29-21, 12:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 410
Posted By Chombi1

Surely a re-decaled frame if there's no flaking...

Surely a re-decaled frame if there's no flaking evident on them.
Heck, if those decals were original, they would have started flaking off like crazy, the moment that sunlight and the slightest...
Replies: 5
Views: 267
Posted By Chombi1

I have that hub on one of my wheelsets. I think...

I have that hub on one of my wheelsets. I think it most likely a C-Record hub, because of the presence of an oiler port......
04-18-21, 11:30 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 603
Posted By Chombi1

When I replaced the brake pads on my Weinmann...

When I replaced the brake pads on my Weinmann Carrera 400 calipers with new ones from Kool Stop, I just pulled out the old pads with pliers and then put the new brake pads in really hot water for a...
04-15-21, 08:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 811
Posted By Chombi1

Could be an 82, as my 82 PH10S had the same frame...

Could be an 82, as my 82 PH10S had the same frame graphics and plastic head badge......
04-11-21, 10:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 493
Posted By Chombi1

This does not just happen with the cheap...

This does not just happen with the cheap brands......
I had a Cinelli 1A stem with it's little, oval, pressed on engraving on top of the neck, off to one side. Otherwise the stem was close to...
04-09-21, 12:54 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,621
Posted By Chombi1

Mehhhh...... this guy's way overthunk his...

Mehhhh...... this guy's way overthunk his bike.....
Here's the right way to ride wood!...
04-09-21, 12:46 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,621
Posted By Chombi1

Thousands of years from now, when even the last...

Thousands of years from now, when even the last UO8 had finally turned into tiny flakes of rust, blowing in the radioactive winds, this bike will still be around, ready for a million more miles
04-09-21, 11:17 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,621
Posted By Chombi1

It's called the "Brutalist"...

It's called the "Brutalist" bicycle.......
04-08-21, 02:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 680
Posted By Chombi1

Most of the time, these zig zag scratches on...

Most of the time, these zig zag scratches on stems and seatlosts are caused by people that are impatient and tried to twist off the stem or sestpost from the bike, before the stem quill or sest lug...
03-30-21, 08:36 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,956
Posted By Chombi1

Blame it on bean counters too.... With back...

Blame it on bean counters too.... With back sloping top tubes, the bike manufacturers can get away with just making three frame sizes. Small, Medium and Large...... The modern companies jump at these...
03-30-21, 08:24 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,083
Posted By Chombi1

I suspect the headset means you can angle the...

I suspect the headset means you can angle the roll towards the user...... kewhl!......:thumb:
03-28-21, 10:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 493
Posted By Chombi1

Because of the plain, snap on, domed bearing dust...

Because of the plain, snap on, domed bearing dust caps, this pedal set cannot be "700" level model, which were the top of the line components from Maillard/Spidel. The 700's always came with screwed...
03-28-21, 06:35 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,521
Posted By Chombi1

I have a Trek OCLV 5500 in kind of a limbo state...

I have a Trek OCLV 5500 in kind of a limbo state of build right now. It was kind of an "thinking out of the box" project I took on, because its 90's vintage is out of my C&V era range, never mind the...
03-28-21, 06:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 493
Posted By Chombi1

There were lot of lower model pedals made by the...

There were lot of lower model pedals made by the French where they applied minimal branding, or sometimes, none at all, especially when provided as part of large quantity contract groups used on...
03-28-21, 06:02 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,426
Posted By Chombi1

Doesn't the availability of relatively affordable...

Doesn't the availability of relatively affordable home laser etching equipment might offer a sort of back up to actual machining pantographic work and opens it up to the amateur "pantographers" out...
03-28-21, 01:39 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,521
Posted By Chombi1

Going through a "phase" myself. Just yesterday,...

Going through a "phase" myself.
Just yesterday, I gave my younger brother my NOS, BSC threaded, Stronglight 106 crankset with NOS Spidel 700 pedals and NOS aluminum Christophe toe clips for a Gitane...
Replies: 24
Views: 1,017
Posted By Chombi1

Another example of a classic 80's bike that shown...

Another example of a classic 80's bike that shown the peak of design aesthetics! It just ticks all the boxes for me.
To me, nothing give an 80's bike more class than a fully chromed fork.
It was...
03-28-21, 12:17 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 7,504
Posted By Chombi1

Did Raleigh screw up their 40th Anniversary...

Did Raleigh screw up their 40th Anniversary Replica??
Sure they definitely did,.......... otherwise we would not be going through all the palaver in this long thread, and everybody would have been...
03-22-21, 02:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 361
Posted By Chombi1

So, it could maybe be just a matter of time when...

So, it could maybe be just a matter of time when Selle Royale will be making Brooks saddles in China, like Selle Italia had been doing with their Turbo saddles?
if that's the case, I'm sure that...
03-22-21, 01:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 507
Posted By Chombi1

Straight parallelogram derailleurs do shift OK,...

Straight parallelogram derailleurs do shift OK, most of the time, just a bit slower shifting and a bit less precise that offset pivot (Like Simplex SLJ6600) and slant/offset pivot (Like Suntour...
03-18-21, 05:10 PM
Replies: 3,441
Views: 810,705
Posted By Chombi1

I suspect the edge of the paper was burned when...

I suspect the edge of the paper was burned when they were brazing the steerer tube to the fork crown in the factory?
Maybe your daughter should scan the original and put the copy in the steerer...
03-14-21, 08:26 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,867
Posted By Chombi1

All those 1st gen Campy SR RD's!!...... Yummy!!

All those 1st gen Campy SR RD's!!......
Yummy!!
03-03-21, 01:21 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,687
Posted By Chombi1

I suspect, BSC?.......

I suspect, BSC?.......
02-21-21, 08:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 623
Posted By Chombi1

Not the Vitus 979's..... Those frame's use 25.0...

Not the Vitus 979's.....
Those frame's use 25.0 mm diameter seatppsts. Not 25.4......
IIRC, the Cannondales used 27.2 mm.....
02-17-21, 05:53 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,787
Posted By Chombi1

Also note that in addition to not having any of...

Also note that in addition to not having any of the spoke ends proud of the spoke nipple heads, ideally, no spoke threads would show on the other end of the nipples when the wheel spokes are fully...
02-15-21, 08:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 562
Posted By Chombi1

At first, I did not like that Rustines molded...

At first, I did not like that Rustines molded their name on the hoods they sell, so I kind of ignored them for my builds, but I realized in the end that it is really great that a company like...
Replies: 7
Views: 639
Posted By Chombi1

300 bucks is a bit on the high side for this...

300 bucks is a bit on the high side for this Bottecchia, especially considering the major paint loss on the top tube. You might be able to get a bit off (try maybe 60 bucks off?) the asking, if you...
02-08-21, 04:38 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 5,821
Posted By Chombi1

Uhmmm...... that rear wheel placement must be...

Uhmmm...... that rear wheel placement must be keeping him from smiling for the camera.......:twitchy::rolleyes:
02-05-21, 08:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 456
Posted By Chombi1

You noted that they are "special" alloy nipples....

You noted that they are "special" alloy nipples. Do they actually have a unique, proprietary shape that will keep you from replacing them with nipples from other manufacturers?
I suspect that the...
02-05-21, 05:53 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 5,821
Posted By Chombi1

Add crackle and splatter finishes on some late...

Add crackle and splatter finishes on some late 80's bikes to the list of "fair warnings"......:rolleyes:
Some "fade" finishes aren't aging thst well, either....:rolleyes:
01-29-21, 11:22 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 951
Posted By Chombi1

An excellent tubular tire to try out is Vittoria...

An excellent tubular tire to try out is Vittoria Corsa G's.
Great supple ride and very low rolling resistance even in the narrow 23mm width.
I have them on four of my C&V bikes now and cannot...
01-26-21, 04:17 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,714
Posted By Chombi1

Just be aware that the Comete and Galaxie...

Just be aware that the Comete and Galaxie "Pechiney" dry joint (What I understand was, a friction/wedge fit at the joint with no glue) aluminum framed bikes from Peugeot have a "tainted" history....
01-24-21, 06:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,096
Posted By Chombi1

This is why I suspect that Stronglight went to...

This is why I suspect that Stronglight went to cartridge ball bearings in the last version of their A9.
The original ones with needle bearings just never wore out enough on people, so they did not...
12-27-20, 07:33 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,680
Posted By Chombi1

I was never disappointed with DT stainless steel...

I was never disappointed with DT stainless steel spokes I had on most of my bikes since the 80's.
I had used straight gauge, double butted and aero bladed stainless steel spokes from DT and had...
12-17-20, 11:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,687
Posted By Chombi1

The 84 Gitane Pro with the Columbus SL frame...

The 84 Gitane Pro with the Columbus SL frame tubing had been my "Moby Dick" bike for many years now, and I still have not found one to add to my stable. Most that come up for sale out there are...
12-10-20, 05:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 631
Posted By Chombi1

Nice 70's video of the Giro with Eddy, Battaglin, Fuentes.....

Never saw this one, but it's a great video of 70's Giro d' Italia.
https://youtu.be/PxgqI8GIVhM
12-01-20, 06:40 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,925
Posted By Chombi1

Many of my racing college friends used Brooks...

Many of my racing college friends used Brooks Team Pro saddles on the race bikes back in the early 80's. They did not even bother with then, newest and popular saddles of that time like the Turbo or...
11-29-20, 08:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 367
Posted By Chombi1

RIP Eddie B...... Just seeing his name bring...

RIP Eddie B......
Just seeing his name bring back lots and lots of memories of thos golden days of competitive cycling in the 80's.
11-07-20, 12:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 309
Posted By Chombi1

I try to avoid using keyed washers on my...

I try to avoid using keyed washers on my headsets, as they tend to bung up the threads on steerer tubes.
I just always use two headset wrenches to cinch up the locknut against the top crown securely.
10-29-20, 12:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,578
Posted By Chombi1

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Threading on my PY10FC is English. Only odd sized items on the...
10-21-20, 12:40 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,129
Posted By Chombi1

For some reason, the word seemed to have been...

For some reason, the word seemed to have been used more by the Euro bike companies when naming their bikes and components.......
10-14-20, 05:11 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,592
Posted By Chombi1

I guess, the aesthetic sense of the frame builder...

I guess, the aesthetic sense of the frame builder just couldn't force him or herself to install an upsidown heart on this hand brazed frame.....:rolleyes::thumb:
10-10-20, 04:44 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,482
Posted By Chombi1

What ever happened to all those millions and...

What ever happened to all those millions and millions of reflectors, dork discs, Campy derailleur adjustment screw horns and turkey levers that the bike industry produced??
Is there some sort of...
09-21-20, 06:12 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 7,354
Posted By Chombi1

If the dents were really already there when they...

If the dents were really already there when they received the bike, you'd think that a good shop that deals with a lot of older bikes would have pointed it out as a possible reason not to ride, thus...
09-09-20, 08:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 553
Posted By Chombi1

I still remeber having 32H wheels for the first...

I still remeber having 32H wheels for the first time in the mid 80's and I felt like I was tempting fate with them, thinking that they will asplode, the first little bump I ride them...
09-04-20, 12:39 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,032
Posted By Chombi1

Aero levers.....done!

Aero levers.....done!
08-28-20, 09:55 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 8,000
Posted By Chombi1

Agree!.... After the early 80's Colnagos just...

Agree!....
After the early 80's Colnagos just turned into gaudy, Italian, rolling peacocks.....
08-27-20, 12:58 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,362
Posted By Chombi1

When I see such, I always wonder if most if them...

When I see such, I always wonder if most if them were ever even ridden once, by the present owner, after aquisition.
08-21-20, 05:17 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,998
Posted By Chombi1

Looks like a PY10 from Peugeot's special custom...

Looks like a PY10 from Peugeot's special custom build shop that built bikes for their team pros!
Fantastic find!
The domed stay ends are just what was typical on Peugeots. Gitanes had better...
08-19-20, 10:49 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,105
Posted By Chombi1

Same here....... Grand Daddy of Grafteks...... ...

Same here.......
Grand Daddy of Grafteks......
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Built in 1972....
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