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08-07-20, 08:52 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 721
Posted By Chombi1

After I bought my Davidson Signature from fellow...

After I bought my Davidson Signature from fellow BF member, DD, a couple of years ago, I don't look at bikes the same way again, as it defined for me what a custom grade bike is, compared to a...
07-30-20, 02:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 317
Posted By Chombi1

Back in college, our LBS (Rainbow Jersey in...

Back in college, our LBS (Rainbow Jersey in Milwaukee) sold these "generic" bike decal sets and I remeber my brother using them on his Gitane Criterium to replace all the decals on it that were...
07-29-20, 02:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 683
Posted By Chombi1

Funny how the article notes the Campy SR RD to be...

Funny how the article notes the Campy SR RD to be "The Racer's Standard"...... and then give it just a "Fair" rating for shifting performance on their data table......:rolleyes::rolleyes:
Heck! Even...
07-29-20, 01:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 617
Posted By Chombi1

Quite a few lugged CF frame restorations had come...

Quite a few lugged CF frame restorations had come through this forum in the last few years and most of them came out even better than most expected and I never heard of these restored frames failing...
07-27-20, 09:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 530
Posted By Chombi1

I always file down any sharp edges on the inside...

I always file down any sharp edges on the inside faces of FD seatube clamps to avoid paint damage. Never had any problems with them slipping down on me.
07-27-20, 09:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 743
Posted By Chombi1

What's scary about those cracks is it can...

What's scary about those cracks is it can literally be just the tip 9f the iceberg, where there's actually a lot more damage within the crank, under the surface, not visible from the...
07-27-20, 08:44 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,657
Posted By Chombi1

Back jersey pocket works OK, but you do start...

Back jersey pocket works OK, but you do start noticing that bottle back there after a few miles...
07-27-20, 01:13 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 818
Posted By Chombi1

I agree. It's kind of pointless and capricious of...

I agree. It's kind of pointless and capricious of the Eroica organizers to keep aero levers out of the rides, just for aesthetics' sake. Same goes for clipless pedals that were commercially available...
07-26-20, 02:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 609
Posted By Chombi1

The thieves were most likely not cyclist but just...

The thieves were most likely not cyclist but just plain robbers that will try to flip everything they stole, asap, to get the heat off their backs, so the next couple of weeks will be critical in...
Replies: 17
Views: 742
Posted By Chombi1

Nice,.......as already noted, must have been...

Nice,.......as already noted, must have been bought during the big Titan warehouse sale just a few years ago. I wanted to get one too, but by the time I noticed the sales, most of the frames they...
Replies: 19
Views: 907
Posted By Chombi1

I think they had the "Professional" decal pretty...

I think they had the "Professional" decal pretty much on all or most of their race bike models during the late 80's.
My 1989 SL Chorus also has the decal on the left chainstay. The frame design...
07-25-20, 05:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 609
Posted By Chombi1

During the dot com boom, an Archirectural firm I...

During the dot com boom, an Archirectural firm I worked at in SF had many cameras, bicycles and laptops dissapear on them when strangers snuck in during lunch hour and end of the day to steal them....
07-24-20, 11:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 482
Posted By Chombi1

Lovely crankset, I have a set that could...

Lovely crankset, I have a set that could eventually find a home on a project bike. The only thing I don't like about them is they don't have shoulders on the spider tips at the back to support a...
07-24-20, 02:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 241
Posted By Chombi1

Yes, IIRC, my Peugeot PSV has "SV 980" stamped...

Yes, IIRC, my Peugeot PSV has "SV 980" stamped somewhere on the frame tubes.....
07-23-20, 02:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 497
Posted By Chombi1

Nice to see a really special French bike that's...

Nice to see a really special French bike that's not the usual Peugeot, Motobecane or Gitane for a change!......:thumb:
07-23-20, 02:27 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,284
Posted By Chombi1

You must have been literally jumping out of your...

You must have been literally jumping out of your pants at that age, seeing such...AND with Farrah Fawcett and Suzzane Sommers further stirring up your hormones ever week on TV, it must have been...
07-23-20, 02:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 398
Posted By Chombi1

Maybe they don't have the right shade of red on...

Maybe they don't have the right shade of red on them to get that red color spectrum boost??.......:rolleyes::D
07-21-20, 03:16 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 7,135
Posted By Chombi1

like agree, the coolness factor with "naked"...

like agree, the coolness factor with "naked" finish,matte black CF modern bikes, wear off very quickly. CF just does not look that interesting, after spending just a short time looking at the...
07-21-20, 02:16 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 7,135
Posted By Chombi1

Quick release paint and decals do not seem to...

Quick release paint and decals do not seem to keep people from loving a lot of Italian bikes.:rolleyes:
Replies: 16
Views: 544
Posted By Chombi1

You can't sell it but you can give the frame away...

You can't sell it but you can give the frame away to a cyclist that has access to aluminum welding equipment and the skill to weld that crack close. Which would keep the otherwise good bike on the...
07-17-20, 09:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 449
Posted By Chombi1

A lot of early disc wheels did not have a dish to...

A lot of early disc wheels did not have a dish to them (Faces of the discs were flat, not conical). Offset for freewheels was accomplished mostly at the hub which were proprietary to the disc wheels....
07-14-20, 09:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 418
Posted By Chombi1

Thanks for considering me if you ever decide to...

Thanks for considering me if you ever decide to sell your frame. I'm just a real big fan of Bottecchias and my dream is to also get to own and ride an SLX Bott like your ADR Replica. I'm sure it will...
07-13-20, 02:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 418
Posted By Chombi1

I wish I could trade bikes with you, My 89...

I wish I could trade bikes with you, My 89 Bottecchia Chorus Professional is a 52cm, but it's SL, not SLX, so it's not what you are looking for. I really prefer a slightly bigger 54cm frame. Might...
07-11-20, 06:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 342
Posted By Chombi1

Windowed lugs and chisel point rear stays linda...

Windowed lugs and chisel point rear stays linda says Gitane, but if that's a Simplex rear dropout, says Peugeot.
the bottom bracket cable guides are unusual to both brands though. Definitely a...
07-08-20, 01:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 420
Posted By Chombi1

Yup, if that was your bike on the pics, it does...

Yup, if that was your bike on the pics, it does look like you are maxed out with your chain legnth. Which will make it hard for the derailleur to move the chain over to your biggest cog, if it's even...
07-06-20, 12:42 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 945
Posted By Chombi1

I dunno, but the black and chrome plastic head...

I dunno, but the black and chrome plastic head tube lion was an 82 item......
My 1982 PH10S had it.
07-05-20, 04:29 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,321
Posted By Chombi1

I believe the riv nut mounted levers were part of...

I believe the riv nut mounted levers were part of the feature the Motobecanes had with the "permanent" rubber handlebar wrap they had on some of their bikes back then. Maybe the rubber cover was...
07-05-20, 04:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 230
Posted By Chombi1

........and don't forget to remove the...

........and don't forget to remove the washer.......
06-30-20, 07:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 362
Posted By Chombi1

Front pull SLJ FD.... I used to see these at...

Front pull SLJ FD....
I used to see these at eBay regularly as it is not as popular as the back pull version.
Make sure your frame has the proper cable casing stop on the down tube, near the BB, as...
06-30-20, 07:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 806
Posted By Chombi1

If it's a lawyer lip thingamajig, what does it...

If it's a lawyer lip thingamajig, what does it attach to on the fork to retain the wheel??
Schwinn had bosses on their fork ends to interface with layer lip clips but if the wheel came originally...
06-30-20, 02:18 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 806
Posted By Chombi1

If it's marked left, then there could have been a...

If it's marked left, then there could have been a right side version..... which makes me think that it could work like a fender stay mounting eye, if your dropouts do not have them. It might work the...
06-26-20, 07:32 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 30,891
Posted By Chombi1

OK,..... ...

OK,.....
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And here's my red Gitane too.......
06-26-20, 02:42 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 30,891
Posted By Chombi1

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06-26-20, 01:27 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,556
Posted By Chombi1

Just because you can have more, does not mean...

Just because you can have more, does not mean it's better.......:rolleyes:
06-22-20, 08:55 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,915
Posted By Chombi1

Every time I see a Follis, I remember the day in...

Every time I see a Follis, I remember the day in college when I met a student from Lyon and she instantly recognize the bicycle name when I mentioned it to her as part of my ice breaking approach to...
06-20-20, 07:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 690
Posted By Chombi1

Funny how they called Avocet's resin aero...

Funny how they called Avocet's resin aero platform pedals (rebranded Ofmega Mistrals) "featherweight" I have The Ofmega originals and featherweight, they certainly are not. A lot of quill pedals from...
06-18-20, 11:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 619
Posted By Chombi1

Just make sure there's still enough sound steel...

Just make sure there's still enough sound steel under that bubbling chrome and rust.
06-18-20, 11:13 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 35,084
Posted By Chombi1

My first "real" bike was a 1982 Carbolite 103...

My first "real" bike was a 1982 Carbolite 103 framed Peugeot PH10S and it was an excellent riding bike. I dare say that after upgraded component mods it actually gave my later PSV a good run for the...
06-15-20, 10:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 790
Posted By Chombi1

And that's the better old (original) version of...

And that's the better old (original) version of the A9, with the needle bearings.
I guess the tapered cartridge bearings they have on the newer version might he cheaper than the needle bearings and...
06-14-20, 01:14 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,691
Posted By Chombi1

Maybe Fangios were re-branded Philippes??

Maybe Fangios were re-branded Philippes??
06-12-20, 03:49 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 711
Posted By Chombi1

I remember how beautiful Benotto s white tape...

I remember how beautiful Benotto s white tape looked on Peugeot's pearl white painted bikes in the early 80's. My pearl white 82 PH10S came with the white Benotto tape, and it looked really classy....
06-07-20, 10:47 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,255
Posted By Chombi1

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06-07-20, 10:06 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,536
Posted By Chombi1

I've been thinking of buying a wheel dishing tool...

I've been thinking of buying a wheel dishing tool for some years now...... but cheapey cheapskate me just could not get myself to spend for even the cheapest I've found!:rolleyes: So, I've been...
06-06-20, 02:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 712
Posted By Chombi1

One might consider an orange jumpsuit instead, if...

One might consider an orange jumpsuit instead, if riding a modern bike??:rolleyes::D
06-06-20, 02:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 571
Posted By Chombi1

Not sure if I have this all correct, but IIUC, AD...

Not sure if I have this all correct, but IIUC, AD was always under Puch. Puch came into the US market using the AD name as it was considered a big challenge to market a bike in the US called "Puch" ....
06-04-20, 02:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 492
Posted By Chombi1

For the long term, it might be better to just go...

For the long term, it might be better to just go with dark brown or black so you don't need to go through the transition period where the saddle kinda looks funky with areas of dark and light colors...
06-04-20, 01:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 427
Posted By Chombi1

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06-02-20, 03:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,839
Posted By Chombi1

IIRC, there was a Stronglight model "100" too. ...

IIRC, there was a Stronglight model "100" too.
The subject crank was used on the lower model Peugeots like the PH10.
They were made with less costly swaged crank arm construction but worked...
06-01-20, 01:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 454
Posted By Chombi1

Nah,....... that's just your resident...

Nah,....... that's just your resident poltergeist, funning with you.....:eek::D
06-01-20, 01:45 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,012
Posted By Chombi1

Beautiful build!!:thumb: Just one thing.... ...

Beautiful build!!:thumb:
Just one thing....
You will need to re-clock the big chainring so the little metal pin on it is right behind the crank arm. The pin is meant to catch a derrailed chain and...
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