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04-08-17, 08:18 PM
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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
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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: 2,139
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
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Views: 2,139
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
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Views: 2,139
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: 529
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: 529
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: 891
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: 507
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...
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Views: 586
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: 624
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: 5,780
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: 5,780
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: 3,294
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: 4,139
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: 4,139
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: 668
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: 1,720
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: 1,004
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: 3,294
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: 2,326
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: 1,174
Posted By Chombi

Could it be a Treviso?

Could it be a Treviso?
04-03-17, 12:59 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,326
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: 25
Views: 1,226
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: 25
Views: 1,226
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.
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