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01-31-16, 04:47 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 9,181
Posted By Chombi

They are useful as you set the axle position...

They are useful as you set the axle position relative to the upper pivot bolt of the rear deraillleur, as some RDS shift better with the right distance dialed in.
But once you set it you pretty much...
06-21-15, 04:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,234
Posted By Chombi

My Peugeot PY10FC Grail Bike Build is finally done! Pics!

Took about a year and 1 month to complete the bike because of a few technical challenges and mostly build budget limitations over the year and so many decision that had to be made on what components...
10-30-14, 05:03 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,140
Posted By Chombi

The Mavic groups are quite interesting being that...

The Mavic groups are quite interesting being that about half of their components were actually made by other manufacturers, re-branded for Mavic.
Other than the "Erector" style and electronic RDs...
06-20-14, 11:15 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 55,213
Posted By Chombi

There are bad low priced C&V bikes and there are...

There are bad low priced C&V bikes and there are low priced C&V cheap bikes, Peugeot bikes with Carbolite 103 frames and internally brazed construction happen to be good bikes. and people who tend to...
01-02-14, 07:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 11,176
Posted By Chombi

At first I was thinking that maybe we can get the...

At first I was thinking that maybe we can get the best tips on how to "re-hydrate"/preserve old saddle leather from archaeologist types that deal with mummies and Austrian frozen icemen like the...
08-17-13, 06:48 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,413
Posted By Chombi

Actually a mixed group on the bike, French:...

Actually a mixed group on the bike,
French: Mavic 851 SSC derailleurs and retrofridtion shifters, Sedis narrow chain, Look Keo Classic pedals (Having a French Mavic derailleurs and shifters on an...
08-17-13, 06:17 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,413
Posted By Chombi

[QUOTE=Zieleman;15971225]Of course since my last...

[QUOTE=Zieleman;15971225]Of course since my last purchase I decided to put N+1 in the freezer and be satisfied with what I already have. But that's obviously unrealistic, especially when an offer...
08-20-12, 05:26 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 14,665
Posted By Chombi

It's because it's the bikes I rode in the 80's,...

It's because it's the bikes I rode in the 80's, when I was deep into the sport. I also consider the bikes from the 80's as the highest form of the bicycle as mechanical art with the most minimal of...
01-19-12, 12:52 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 53,656
Posted By Chombi

I don't think Strock meant anything condescending...

I don't think Strock meant anything condescending to owners with non-megabuck racing bikes. Just could have maybe used different/better words to express his thinking on that point. Otherwise the post...
01-18-12, 05:03 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 53,656
Posted By Chombi

You can also blame it on period bicycling...

You can also blame it on period bicycling magazines/publications whose writers also pooh-poohed such components and added theories like "slower, less precise shifting action due to more cable legnth...
05-10-11, 11:56 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 32,273
Posted By Chombi

A genuine dead horse topic if there was ever one...

A genuine dead horse topic if there was ever one in C&V.....but I guess I cannot resist commenting.
I think they are generally OK for casual, level ground, low speed, street riding, as long the...
09-20-10, 06:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 19,705
Posted By Chombi

As mentioned already, you can route them in front...

As mentioned already, you can route them in front of your bars if your stem is on the short side (less than 100mm?). Only thing with routing them in front of the bars is there is a tendency for the...
06-02-10, 03:29 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 45,532
Posted By Chombi

I guess the quad butting could result in a...

I guess the quad butting could result in a stiffer tubeset as it might place more steel farther down the tube, away from the lugs, but as some have mentioned, it could mean a slight weight penalty. I...
02-04-10, 01:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,956
Posted By Chombi

+1 on late 80's/early 90's Fork crowns as we knew...

+1 on late 80's/early 90's Fork crowns as we knew it pretty much dissapeared at this time. Personally, I like "stronger looking shoulders" on a fork crown.

Chombi
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