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08-15-22, 11:42 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 8,699
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...
08-13-22, 02:16 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,230
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...
08-11-22, 11:21 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 640
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, 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, 04:30 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...
08-05-22, 10:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 535
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, 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, 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....
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.........
07-09-22, 09:50 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,004
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...
07-04-22, 08:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 226
Posted By Chombi1

I'll take it! PM coming.

I'll take it! PM coming.
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??!
06-18-22, 10:09 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 892
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, 03:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 815
Posted By Chombi1

Mehhh!,.... that's pie in the sky valuation by...

Mehhh!,.... that's pie in the sky valuation by the shop that lost it.
Even a bikes ridden to a TDF wins will have a hard time getting valued at $100K.
Makes one wonder if there could be any...
06-14-22, 12:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 389
Posted By Chombi1

I've seen quite a few seatposts with this type of...

I've seen quite a few seatposts with this type of rail clamp.
Usually found on seatposts with zero setback, used on bikes with more upright riding positions.
Here's a seatpost that takes the cake...
06-13-22, 10:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 329
Posted By Chombi1

Blackburn's "Competition" racing cage from the...

Blackburn's "Competition" racing cage from the 80's is a classic that looks really good on any race bike from that era.
It is nice because of its very minimalistic all aluminum welded tube design....
06-10-22, 10:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 292
Posted By Chombi1

What was interesting about Puch/AD was that they...

What was interesting about Puch/AD was that they were willing to use Japanese components on their bikes while most other Euro bike companies stay with just Euro components.
06-01-22, 04:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 295
Posted By Chombi1

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Here's a good pic of the triple version.....
The double version usually go for...
06-01-22, 01:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 295
Posted By Chombi1

I believe that's for a double chainring, not a...

I believe that's for a double chainring, not a triple......
Triple has a much larger inner chain plate.....
05-31-22, 06:51 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,275
Posted By Chombi1

The pearl white paint and graphics on this era of...

The pearl white paint and graphics on this era of Peugeots were the most beautiful from the company.
These were the Peugeots that attracted me in a big way to the brand in the 80's.
If this bike...
05-29-22, 02:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 702
Posted By Chombi1

Looks like it could have been rusting from inside...

Looks like it could have been rusting from inside out.....which means it could be all rotten in other parts, inside the frame......
Try tapping the tubes with a screwdriver all over to check. If you...
05-29-22, 02:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 889
Posted By Chombi1

This reminds me of when I was a kid, I'd tape on...

This reminds me of when I was a kid, I'd tape on leftover balloons from or children's parties to my bike's fender stay.
The booming sounds the balloon made as the spokes bumped against it made my...
05-27-22, 09:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 453
Posted By Chombi1

I remember running a 26 cog with my Cyclone MkII...

I remember running a 26 cog with my Cyclone MkII RD, back in the 80's.
Even though the MkII RD looked and weighed like serious racing tackle, it had a long enough pulley cage to accomodate the...
05-24-22, 12:21 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,280
Posted By Chombi1

I have these hubs laced on to 28H Wolber Profil...

I have these hubs laced on to 28H Wolber Profil 20 rims for my Vitus Carbone and they are excellent! Glass smooth bearing feel and bomb proof shell construction!
I've also been hoarding a 32H set...
05-13-22, 11:21 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,528
Posted By Chombi1

I was hoping someone would post pics of their...

I was hoping someone would post pics of their "Fides" bicycle in this thread..........:D
05-12-22, 10:10 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 21,919
Posted By Chombi1

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My 1988 Pinarello Montello w/ SLX.......
05-06-22, 09:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 655
Posted By Chombi1

I really like the look of the Brooks Pro because...

I really like the look of the Brooks Pro because of the large copper rivets. I did not know that the Ideale 90's can also come with the oversized rivets like the Brooks Pro.
The large rivets gives...
05-03-22, 10:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 328
Posted By Chombi1

One of the new problems that came up with the...

One of the new problems that came up with the Look clipless pedal intro was, the shoe technology needed to catch up to work with the pedals. Along with having to adapt the three bolt Look Delta cleat...
05-02-22, 12:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 441
Posted By Chombi1

I never heard if Ofmega cranks have a different...

I never heard if Ofmega cranks have a different size threaded hole compared with other cranks, but it does happen, at least with Stronglight cranks, which had bigger threaded holes on their older...
04-26-22, 06:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 272
Posted By Chombi1

Dark anodized rims on wheelsets look really cool,...

Dark anodized rims on wheelsets look really cool, but only look good when they are new. Once the anodizing start to wear off on the braking surfaces, they start looking trashy. Makes me sometimes...
04-20-22, 07:56 PM
Replies: 1,785
Views: 372,680
Posted By Chombi1

I'd be really scared too if two real big,...

I'd be really scared too if two real big, muscular men in tights and capes were trying to teach me to ride a unicycle....
04-20-22, 07:38 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 743
Posted By Chombi1

Holy cow!, are you sure you have enough stem in...

Holy cow!, are you sure you have enough stem in the steerer tube to be safe?
I know they (Nitto?) made long necked stems, but did not think they came that long.....
04-20-22, 06:48 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 775
Posted By Chombi1

I use "coiled" RD cable housing for most of my...

I use "coiled" RD cable housing for most of my bikes and do not have any problems with them, plus they look great on a C&V bike.
04-19-22, 06:25 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,038
Posted By Chombi1

Sell it in Japan and maybe you can double the...

Sell it in Japan and maybe you can double the price........ in the land where they sell 100 dollar melons and mangoes like jewelry in display boxes.....
I actually feel sorry for people who would...
04-18-22, 10:18 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 8,688
Posted By Chombi1

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My Rovals on my Vitus Plus...
04-15-22, 04:40 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 11,167
Posted By Chombi1

I was 50/50 with wearing helmets in the 80's....

I was 50/50 with wearing helmets in the 80's. Half the time I wore one and half the time I didn't depending on how I feel and how hot the weather might be. Being also a motorcycle rider, I did feel a...
04-14-22, 04:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 559
Posted By Chombi1

I always defaulted to Maillard's 6 and 7 speed...

I always defaulted to Maillard's 6 and 7 speed FWs, but have also started to use the later Sachs/Maillard FWs after experiencing some chain skating at the rear cogs because of the grooved tooth ends...
04-13-22, 02:08 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 7,520
Posted By Chombi1

When you are puzzled when drones pop up when you...

When you are puzzled when drones pop up when you do a search for "Mavic" Components and rims......
When you expected the young salesperson at the bike shop to know what tubular tires are......
When...
04-13-22, 02:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 512
Posted By Chombi1

I'm a bit surprised than not that many prople...

I'm a bit surprised than not that many prople used clipped, slotted cleat cycling shoes with their quill type pedals. I would think that using anything else could result in bad hot spots and pressure...
04-12-22, 03:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 436
Posted By Chombi1

That's cool! I wonder though if this a book...

That's cool!
I wonder though if this a book about their production models or their competition history within those years, or hopefully, both?
A bit pricey a 60 bucks, but could be something...
04-12-22, 11:06 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 800
Posted By Chombi1

A tip for Avocet 20 Cyclometer fans: if your...

A tip for Avocet 20 Cyclometer fans:
if your fork blades have the typical holes at the top and bottoms that the manufacturer provided for letting out gasses during the brazing process, you can route...
04-10-22, 09:27 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 800
Posted By Chombi1

I think most of Avocet's components came from...

I think most of Avocet's components came from Ofmega. Basically, their higher end stuff re-branded as Avocets.
One of my favorite items from Avocet was their Cyclometer, with its nice, simple, and...
04-06-22, 11:06 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,478
Posted By Chombi1

I agree, Straight bladed forks just killed it...

I agree,
Straight bladed forks just killed it for me, just as much as brifters, unicrowns, ergo bars and non-quill type stems did...... yechh....
04-05-22, 04:26 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,661
Posted By Chombi1

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Here's a seapost/saddle I got a couple...
04-04-22, 06:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 555
Posted By Chombi1

Looks like you caught it in time and it was just...

Looks like you caught it in time and it was just mostly surface rust.
Was there a folding side stand mounted on this bike? Asking cause it looks like a stand clamp might have caused most of the...
04-04-22, 06:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 301
Posted By Chombi1

IIRC, The thread pitch of the mounting pivot...

IIRC, The thread pitch of the mounting pivot screws that came with the clamp-on Retrocriction levers are actually different from the ones provided on the ones meant for brazed-on shifter bosses....
03-28-22, 01:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 416
Posted By Chombi1

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I have a Davidson that's supposed to have been a 1983 custom build.
I...
03-28-22, 06:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 270
Posted By Chombi1

I use Campy's wound SS RD cable housing on almost...

I use Campy's wound SS RD cable housing on almost all my C&V builds, even for my bikes from the late 80's because it just looks really kewhl.....😎:thumb:...
03-25-22, 10:59 PM
Replies: 3,622
Views: 982,154
Posted By Chombi1

Great job! It looks brand new and complete. The...

Great job! It looks brand new and complete.
The PH10 line from Peugeot was very good and "responded" well to getting modded up with nicer than standard components.
It was the first bike I ever...
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