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Posted By Chombi1

I don't think Peugeot ever used Vitus dropouts on...

I don't think Peugeot ever used Vitus dropouts on their bikes. They were pretty much locked on to Simplex DO's.
Gitane was a big user of Vitus DO's in the 80's (But I do not really see anything...
06-09-19, 01:12 PM
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Posted By Chombi1

I put them in boiling water for a couple of...

I put them in boiling water for a couple of minutes to soften the old pads which then comes off easy by prying them out of the holder at one end with a small flat bladed screw driver and then pulling...
06-07-19, 09:58 AM
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Posted By Chombi1

Lovely bike!! The awesome (and rare) Assos...

Lovely bike!! The awesome (and rare) Assos crankset is fine icing on the......pie!:thumb:
A example from a great Amercan builder from the golden bike era of the 80's!:thumb:
06-06-19, 04:38 AM
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Posted By Chombi1

Back in the 80's, usually, all I carried in my...

Back in the 80's, usually, all I carried in my jersey back pockets were my driver's license, for ID , a house key, a couple of bills (10-20 bucks) and a bit of change for pre-cell phone era phone...
06-04-19, 10:59 AM
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Posted By Chombi1

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Another vote for the Davidson!
Mine is not an Impulse but an older 1983...
06-03-19, 02:23 PM
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Posted By Chombi1

Holy Canoli!!:eek::eek: Those lever air pump...

Holy Canoli!!:eek::eek: Those lever air pump chambers and caliper doohickies are gigantorically huuuugemungous!!
06-03-19, 02:14 PM
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Posted By Chombi1

I didn't think I'd miss lugs that much,..... but...

I didn't think I'd miss lugs that much,..... but I do on these "retro" modern bikes....
Welds just look hideous to me, unless they do a fillet job (A good, clean, well proportioned one).....
05-31-19, 10:01 AM
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Posted By Chombi1

Just my opinion, being an owner of an ALAN...

Just my opinion, being an owner of an ALAN Carbonio and a couple of other bikes of the same type and era, I would frankly say, that these early bonded CF bikes will not be the best candidates for...
05-31-19, 01:25 AM
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Posted By Chombi1

The most recent model (This one) actually got...

The most recent model (This one) actually got smaller (And lighter) than the last two versions. It's supposed to be close to the same length as the first version. You might try the "NC" version that...
05-31-19, 01:21 AM
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Posted By Chombi1

Only had the car for 3 weeks now. Haven't had a...

Only had the car for 3 weeks now. Haven't had a chance to take her on a nice drive on the coast or up the mountains yet. Soon enough..... Summer's just beginning....
05-30-19, 07:47 PM
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Posted By Chombi1

Those are stick-on scuff guards. You can buy em...

Those are stick-on scuff guards. You can buy em at places like O'Reilly Auto Parts Stores. Parking in the SF area is really tight and you need to put on some protection if you want to preserve your...
05-30-19, 04:41 PM
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Posted By Chombi1

Had a 3 before this Miata. Pretty much the best...

Had a 3 before this Miata. Pretty much the best car I ever owned. Looked fantastic and bandled great with good power from the 2.5 litre normally aspirated engine. Traded it in for this Miata when the...
05-30-19, 04:06 AM
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Posted By Chombi1

They are the four different generations of Miata...

They are the four different generations of Miata MX-5s. NA first gen, NB second gen.....etc.... ND is the newest gen, introduced in 2016.
05-29-19, 08:53 PM
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Posted By Chombi1

I actually owned a 1955 MGA convertible, given to...

I actually owned a 1955 MGA convertible, given to me by my Dad when I was in highschool (before I was old enough to drive.) I did not really get to drive it, but as we had to sell it before I can...
05-29-19, 06:00 PM
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Posted By Chombi1

Thanks for the suggestions! I looked into the...

Thanks for the suggestions!
I looked into the racks with the suction cups but have been told to avoid putting any weight on top of the rear trunk lid as it is made of aluminum for light weight. A...
05-29-19, 02:19 PM
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Posted By Chombi1

Only company that got my attention was VO.... ...

Only company that got my attention was VO....
But their products are still a bit "off" for me, in terms of aesthetics and mechanical spec, to install on my C&V bikes..... cause I'm sort of into...
05-29-19, 02:13 PM
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Posted By Chombi1

Haven't been around this forum for a while... Tending to my mid-life crisis(?) "toy".

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05-29-19, 02:00 PM
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Posted By Chombi1

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HHere's what 80's Roval wheels look like as I have on my Vitus Carbone....
05-26-19, 04:12 PM
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Posted By Chombi1

I guess I'm not up to date to what has happened...

I guess I'm not up to date to what has happened with Flickr's free hosting site. I do remember announcements that they will start limiting free photo and video hosting, and also start deleting pics...
05-26-19, 03:31 PM
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Posted By Chombi1

O.T., About posting pics from Flickr.....

Looks like since I cannot get to my "Camera Roll" in Flickr, to copy my image addresses, i cannot post pics into the forum.
Per the posted message from Flickr, it seems like "Camera Roll" will not...
05-26-19, 10:22 AM
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Posted By Chombi1

Always wanted to try the Huret Jubilee on my...

Always wanted to try the Huret Jubilee on my French bikes, since the 80's, but just never seems to happen. I guess it does not help that all my French bikes had been mostly Peugeots, a company that...
05-26-19, 10:12 AM
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Posted By Chombi1

Yes, my mistake, I meant steerer tubes.....

Yes, my mistake, I meant steerer tubes.....
05-25-19, 09:43 PM
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Posted By Chombi1

I think the spirals exist in non-SLX head tubes...

I think the spirals exist in non-SLX head tubes too (SL).
Only real way to assure one has an SLX frameset, is to look for the spirals in the down and seat tube ends, in the BB....
05-20-19, 04:30 PM
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Posted By Chombi1

The best US builders used Imron on their bikes...

The best US builders used Imron on their bikes back then. It gave the bikes a wet paint look gloss that never dulls. I have it on my 83 Davidson and it makes the bike look like it was built yesterday.
05-19-19, 05:48 PM
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Posted By Chombi1

Black sidewalls are "Blahhh sidewalls" on most...

Black sidewalls are "Blahhh sidewalls" on most C&V bikes, IMO......
05-14-19, 11:15 AM
05-13-19, 08:36 PM
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Posted By Chombi1

I vote for a race number tab on the top tube!!:D

I vote for a race number tab on the top tube!!:D
05-12-19, 04:08 AM
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Posted By Chombi1

They all pretty much crack at the seam where the...

They all pretty much crack at the seam where the plastic flowed from two sides and met inside the mold you will see it in the flow pattern visible on the surface of the jockey wheels.
The plastic...
05-08-19, 08:53 PM
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Posted By Chombi1

Regarding the Simplex brazed on boss FD mounting...

Regarding the Simplex brazed on boss FD mounting system, it wasn't bad at all if only it was not snubbed by other bike makers other than Peugeot and Gitane (The Gitane pros had them on their race...
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Posted By Chombi1

Yup, cranks and headsets usually get beat up the...

Yup, cranks and headsets usually get beat up the most from handling and use......
Really did not like it when most manufacturers turned to silk screening their brand on their cranksets in the 80's,...
05-08-19, 04:58 AM
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Posted By Chombi1

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My 1984, "Tout French" (100% French, down to the water bottle and tubs), Gitane Tour de France....
05-07-19, 10:44 AM
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Posted By Chombi1

6 speed FWs are easy enough to find at eBay.......

6 speed FWs are easy enough to find at eBay.... It's the 7 speed FWs that are harder to find and usually quite a bit more expensive.....
05-07-19, 10:42 AM
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Posted By Chombi1

When person "shrinks" as they age, doesn't the...

When person "shrinks" as they age, doesn't the shrinkage happen mostly at the torso, when the cartilage between the segments of the spinal column compress with time? Will there be any significant...
05-04-19, 03:41 PM
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Posted By Chombi1

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I know what you mean......
But my Mavic 851 SSC fever happened some years ago...
05-04-19, 03:07 PM
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Posted By Chombi1

Most likely an 84....... That's the year when...

Most likely an 84.......
That's the year when Peugeot shifted over to the diagonal color band graphics and about the time they were last using Carbolite 103 tubing. After which the switched over to...
05-04-19, 03:00 PM
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Posted By Chombi1

I might be able to live with the Campy bottle,...

I might be able to live with the Campy bottle, just to match up to my pate 80's gruppos on two of my Italian bikes...... but I think it's the Gigantor looking size of the Campy aero bottles that is...
05-01-19, 11:44 AM
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Posted By Chombi1

Some of the Japanese aero bottles from the 80's...

Some of the Japanese aero bottles from the 80's look really "gimmicky to me with their very exaggerated "Spaceship" - like, delta shapes (usually molded in silver plastic) that did not look easy to...
04-28-19, 04:43 PM
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Posted By Chombi1

Fantastic build.:thumb::thumb: Always been a...

Fantastic build.:thumb::thumb:
Always been a fan of Vitus bikes as they are the quintessential 80's French bikes for me.
The Fabric saddle with the yellow base is icing on the cake! Very nice...
04-27-19, 08:12 PM
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Posted By Chombi1

Getting brake cables through is easy peasy with a...

Getting brake cables through is easy peasy with a vacuum cleaner and some string....... That's how I did it on my Montello and I think on my Bottecchia Professional......
04-26-19, 06:13 PM
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Posted By Chombi1

What irks me with my Deltas is it makes doing...

What irks me with my Deltas is it makes doing other stuff around it like just changing brake cables or even just re-wrapping bars, a bit more touchy and more work, especially if you have them set up...
04-26-19, 03:37 PM
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Posted By Chombi1

I guess they just never made any engineering...

I guess they just never made any engineering sense, or otherwise, every later brakeset would have gone with the Delta design.
Campy kept throwing more and more bellcrank joints and pivots on it with...
04-26-19, 03:24 PM
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Posted By Chombi1

The Campy straight parallelogram RDs were just...

The Campy straight parallelogram RDs were just marginally good. Many stuck with them, I think because, of their toughness and maybe they just never got to try better shifting derailleurs with offset...
04-26-19, 10:41 AM
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Posted By Chombi1

Unfortunately, the words "Affordable and...

Unfortunately, the words "Affordable and "Deltas"are rarely seen next to each other.....:rolleyes:
04-26-19, 10:37 AM
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Posted By Chombi1

You can cover levers with Plasti Dip if you just...

You can cover levers with Plasti Dip if you just want to cover up road rash.
It should work well as Plasti dip was originally sold as a coating for tool handles......
Good thing is, they are easy...
04-25-19, 02:14 PM
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Posted By Chombi1

Not sure if they have that much more space to...

Not sure if they have that much more space to accommodate wider tires, but you might check out Campy Cobalto sidepulls. Of the same time period but not as cool as Deltas IMO, but for some reason,...
04-24-19, 08:43 AM
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Posted By Chombi1

"Dura All"??:foo:..... If the brand name's real...

"Dura All"??:foo:..... If the brand name's real then, it must be one of the least imaginative name to come up with for a bike when it was sold (Shimano must have not been too happy about it either),...
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Posted By Chombi1

Isn't this essentially a "Volumetrica"? At...

Isn't this essentially a "Volumetrica"?
At least, that's what I see with the lugs....
04-23-19, 09:51 AM
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Views: 851
Posted By Chombi1

I'm wondering if the Performace decals were...

I'm wondering if the Performace decals were replaced by altered Shimano "Dura Ace" decals....
Maybe the previous owner wanted it to be something else other than a PBS bike??:rolleyes:
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Views: 670
Posted By Chombi1

Cool! That's a bike that would interest me...

Cool!
That's a bike that would interest me (especially as it looks like it could be my size....56cm?:rolleyes:), having been a "regular" patron at Rainbow Jersey in Milwaukee in the early to mid...
04-22-19, 10:24 AM
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Views: 392
Posted By Chombi1

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The subject Peugeot bike and the Donnay posted are definitely 2nd...
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