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05-09-21, 08:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 169
Posted By Chombi1

Has any used this stuff to restore black anodized aluminum parts finish?

https://www.cheaperthandirt.net/birchwood-casey-aluminum-black-metal-finish-3-oz-bottle-15125/CLN-17-004.html?gclid=CjwKCAjwkN6EBhBNEiwADVfya_zHJxmy_CsXbPHpBtNG95RpJxDVZu2psHgu29mGfCHJGBwskP6YIBoCKaAQ...
05-09-21, 08:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 294
Posted By Chombi1

Hs anyone tried this stuff to restore small aluminum parts with black anodized finish

https://www.cheaperthandirt.net/birchwood-casey-aluminum-black-metal-finish-3-oz-bottle-15125/CLN-17-004.html?gclid=CjwKCAjwkN6EBhBNEiwADVfya_zHJxmy_CsXbPHpBtNG95RpJxDVZu2psHgu29mGfCHJGBwskP6YIBoCKaAQ...
05-03-21, 04:51 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,321
Posted By Chombi1

Yes, it took me a while to warm up to the 1st gen...

Yes, it took me a while to warm up to the 1st gen Chorus crankset aesthetics, with its bent looking arms and strange puckered center bolt section, but after a whileI appreciated the aero concept that...
05-03-21, 04:35 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 732
Posted By Chombi1

If you have a Park Tools remover that does not...

If you have a Park Tools remover that does not fit over axle locknuts, you can actually thin down the removal wall by using a Dremel with a drum shaped grinding tip. I did it on mine and it now fits...
04-29-21, 12:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 384
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...
04-25-21, 09:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 525
Posted By Chombi1

I'll take it! PM coming....

I'll take it!
PM coming....
Replies: 6
Views: 474
Posted By Chombi1

Even though it's just as good (or maybe even...

Even though it's just as good (or maybe even better in some aspects like stiffness) as the PSV, the PGN was always the lower model of the two, and was priced accordingly. You can most likely expect...
Replies: 5
Views: 256
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......
04-23-21, 06:27 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 3,339
Posted By Chombi1

My family all rode motorcycles, so we were used...

My family all rode motorcycles, so we were used to wearing hard shell helmets when we rode on two wheels. In the 80's I used a Bell Tourlite helmet, then switched over to the Giro-like expanded foam,...
04-21-21, 10:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 235
Posted By Chombi1

Anyone tried this Easy Chrome paint??

https://youtu.be/KBtdU10PIcE
Yes, it's just paint, but it looks really good and could most likely fool most people to think it's real chrome....
04-21-21, 03:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 851
Posted By Chombi1

Worse comes to worse, you can get a Stronglight...

Worse comes to worse, you can get a Stronglight 106 or 107 crankset with BSC threading, then you will open up the option for all sorts of modern pedals for your bike. Stronglight did make those two...
04-20-21, 12:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 516
Posted By Chombi1

The white bike pictured does have the typical...

The white bike pictured does have the typical flower shaped cutouts on the lugs, as seen on most Pinarellos......
The absence of Pinarello pantographs on the BB, fork crown and seat stay caps and...
04-18-21, 11:30 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 574
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...
04-18-21, 10:55 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 10,787
Posted By Chombi1

Has anyone else wondered too, if "pleating" of...

Has anyone else wondered too, if "pleating" of the frame tubes might make them more prone to cracking...
because of possible work hardening and all those little sharpish dents introduced on to the...
04-18-21, 09:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 445
Posted By Chombi1

Ever compare the durometer ratings between...

Ever compare the durometer ratings between typical disc brake pads and traditional rubber brake pads? The interface between the more rigid hydraulic disc brake pads and brake disc makes more sense...
04-16-21, 08:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 445
Posted By Chombi1

Interesting how hydraulic bicycle brakes with...

Interesting how hydraulic bicycle brakes with rubber brake pads were only taken on by just a couple of manufacturers (Mathauser and Magura) I guess the kinda odd interface between traditional rubber...
04-15-21, 08:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 771
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......
04-14-21, 01:05 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,111
Posted By Chombi1

I think, the same had been happening to the older...

I think, the same had been happening to the older ALAN frames with their lower aluminum head lugs that has a wreath decoration "pantographed" (most likely just pressed.) on them. When the aluminum ...
04-13-21, 11:16 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,210
Posted By Chombi1

I think those guys bought child sized Brancale...

I think those guys bought child sized Brancale helmets and tore our any padding there was in them, thus the tight skull cap look....
04-13-21, 09:54 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,210
Posted By Chombi1

Geeze,.....Campy belt buckles at 100 bucks...

Geeze,.....Campy belt buckles at 100 bucks each??........
Even today, that would be silly expensive.....
04-13-21, 09:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 724
Posted By Chombi1

I much prefer the earlier version with the...

I much prefer the earlier version with the contrasting silver lugs, cause what's the point in having the fancy lug point design if you cannot really see them when painted over.
04-11-21, 10:26 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,111
Posted By Chombi1

Back then, not too many really cared or even...

Back then, not too many really cared or even understood the problem with introducing stress risers when designing components. Even if you bring it up, they might say, anecdotal evidence shows that...
04-11-21, 10:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 319
Posted By Chombi1

They must work much better to retain bottles as...

They must work much better to retain bottles as the big side loops gives a lot of lateral stability.
Can't get used to how they look on a bike though. As they tend to look bigger than the older...
04-11-21, 10:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 481
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...
04-10-21, 07:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 328
Posted By Chombi1

The epoxy bond between the down tube and the boss...

The epoxy bond between the down tube and the boss had failed which caused the FD cable tension to pull up the leading edge of the boss to where it is, most likely, bending the screw that goes through...
04-09-21, 12:54 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,589
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: 1,589
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: 1,589
Posted By Chombi1

It's called the "Brutalist"...

It's called the "Brutalist" bicycle.......
04-08-21, 02:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 644
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...
Replies: 5
Views: 390
Posted By Chombi1

IIRC, the new, reissued saddles from a few years...

IIRC, the new, reissued saddles from a few years ago did not even get date stamped.
The original, old ones from the 80's get more money these days, NOS, especially if they happen to have perforated,...
04-06-21, 08:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 396
Posted By Chombi1

Try looking at Ofmega CX sealed bearing hubs. I...

Try looking at Ofmega CX sealed bearing hubs. I think they might be identical to those Avocets.
IIRC, there were two versions of the CX issued by Ofmega. The earlier one having oil ports and the...
04-05-21, 08:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 558
Posted By Chombi1

Back in the mid 80's, my younger brother bought a...

Back in the mid 80's, my younger brother bought a new Cannondale Black Lightning frameset that came with a black and gold anodized (Black pivots and gold arms) Suntour Superbike Pro derailleurs. I...
04-05-21, 08:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 396
Posted By Chombi1

Only chain whip that ever asploded on me while I...

Only chain whip that ever asploded on me while I was taking off a freewheel, was a brand new one made by Sunlite.....
Bought it because I was cheap....
Whether that means their other stuff is junk,...
04-04-21, 09:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 297
Posted By Chombi1

I was going to say Philippe too.....

I was going to say Philippe too.....
04-02-21, 01:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 619
Posted By Chombi1

In iffy areas, always ride in the daylight and do...

In iffy areas, always ride in the daylight and do not ride alone (A group, preferably).....
The Berkeley hills has a long running history of such crimes occurring regularly.
04-02-21, 01:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 875
Posted By Chombi1

Yup, it was the wire beads that kept higher...

Yup, it was the wire beads that kept higher pressure tires on rims back then....
04-01-21, 04:44 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,757
Posted By Chombi1

Wow! What an awesome ashtabulatic bike that is!!

Wow! What an awesome ashtabulatic bike that is!!
03-31-21, 10:53 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,034
Posted By Chombi1

What's missing is a front fork rack, where you...

What's missing is a front fork rack, where you can put your phone down on when you will need two hands to manage the tissue square consumption.......
Mehhh,.... might as well also toss in a...
03-30-21, 09:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,380
Posted By Chombi1

Dang! That's really Nice! Super classic frame...

Dang! That's really Nice!
Super classic frame details, plus a really pleasant shade of blue Too details!:thumb::thumb:
Maybe if I didn't have enough unfinished projects, I would have jumped on this...
03-30-21, 08:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 323
Posted By Chombi1

The CLB professional brakesets are great. Super...

The CLB professional brakesets are great. Super light, very smooth action and beautiful styling that only the French can do.
World champion Jeannie Longgo used CLB professional brakesets on most of...
03-30-21, 08:36 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,918
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: 1,034
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:
03-29-21, 09:56 PM
Replies: 3,441
Views: 809,263
Posted By Chombi1

Now I see the drillium on the big ring!:thumb: ...

Now I see the drillium on the big ring!:thumb:
The SJA222 French braze on mount FD is cool, because of it's clean, minimalist mounting style, but at the same time disappointing, because it's the...
03-28-21, 10:21 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 859
Posted By Chombi1

Those rear dropouts were around till about 1983...

Those rear dropouts were around till about 1983 on bikes...... then most bikes just reverted to plain chain hanger pegs brazed on to the lower seatstay. A simpler, less expensive approach, I guess....
03-28-21, 10:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 465
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, 09:57 PM
Replies: 3,441
Views: 809,263
Posted By Chombi1

Definitely a 1982 model, based on the frame's...

Definitely a 1982 model, based on the frame's graphics. Most of their bikes back then, came in this blue color or in pearl white.
That looks like a Stronlight 104 crankset. You can mod that up to be...
03-28-21, 06:35 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,463
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: 465
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: 5,354
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, 02:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 465
Posted By Chombi1

French thread would be "D" for "Droite" and "G"...

French thread would be "D" for "Droite" and "G" for "Gauche"......
Looking for these letter stamps on French made pedals (Usually on the spindle flats) is a quick way to find out what threading they...
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