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10-22-19, 04:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,038
Posted By Chombi1

I think there's an easy, most likely permanent...

I think there's an easy, most likely permanent fix for that cracked lug clamping slot.....
Just drill a relief hole right at the bottom of the slot, big enough to entirely eliminate the cracked...
10-22-19, 04:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 316
Posted By Chombi1

I see some recommendations about using electrical...

I see some recommendations about using electrical tape as a sort of underlayment for cloth tape.
Don't do it cause the adhesive on most electrical tapes tend to turn into a slippery, greasy mess, if...
10-22-19, 11:30 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,424
Posted By Chombi1

I would most likely NOT buy a Campy SR reissued...

I would most likely NOT buy a Campy SR reissued Gruppo because they will most likely sell it For some god awful high price as they will also most likely call it some sort of "Commemorative Gruppo"....
10-22-19, 11:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 374
Posted By Chombi1

They all fit on me with their elastic...

They all fit on me with their elastic bands....but I just look stupid in them with their microscopic tiny visors, at least compared to the width of my big head with my ears sticking out of them to...
10-22-19, 10:03 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,832
Posted By Chombi1

It is always wise to practice N+1 discipline. I...

It is always wise to practice N+1 discipline. I know of N+1ers that seem to have a new acquisition every couple of months, and it could certainly get pretty ugly,........unchecked.
I have two...
10-22-19, 09:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 374
Posted By Chombi1

I've owned quite a few of them, over the years,...

I've owned quite a few of them, over the years, but I rarely wear them cause they really look silly on my gigantor sized, XL melon.....:rolleyes::D
10-21-19, 11:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 171
Posted By Chombi1

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1972 Line Seeker CF race bike......
10-20-19, 09:15 PM
Replies: 676
Views: 133,849
Posted By Chombi1

I see two Bell Tourlite helmets up front! Had...

I see two Bell Tourlite helmets up front!
Had one of those in the early 80's.....
10-20-19, 09:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 406
Posted By Chombi1

I also just gave away a bunch of parts today. To...

I also just gave away a bunch of parts today. To my younger brother whose in C&V N+1 mode right now. I figure those parts will help him on his coming builds. So much better than the parts and...
10-19-19, 08:29 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 10,054
Posted By Chombi1

Want a good lightweight C&V tubular rimset that...

Want a good lightweight C&V tubular rimset that is still quite durable, try out Mavic's GL 330s.
They were a staple in the race scene for non-time trial events. You go over to Mavic's GEL 280's for...
10-19-19, 11:17 AM
Replies: 618
Views: 37,273
Posted By Chombi1

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Founders KBS (Kentucky Bourbon Stout).
Just as good, or even better than...
10-19-19, 11:05 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,594
Posted By Chombi1

You should have included a pic of a Chinese...

You should have included a pic of a Chinese factory worker pulling a modern monocoque CF frame out of a vacuum oven. Point is, even the old C&V lugged CF frames required quite a bit more...
10-19-19, 10:56 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 10,054
Posted By Chombi1

Been using Continental's tubular tire glue since...

Been using Continental's tubular tire glue since I started riding tubs. One day I went to buy more glue from the LBS and they did not have any in stock. Searched around but only found Vittoria Mastik...
10-18-19, 07:53 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,118
Posted By Chombi1

Beautiful AD/Puch!!:thumb::thumb: Exactly...

Beautiful AD/Puch!!:thumb::thumb:
Exactly spec'd out as I prefer (Campy, instead of the more usual Shimano components).
I had always had a soft place in my heart for AD's, ever since I saw a pic of...
10-14-19, 05:15 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 10,054
Posted By Chombi1

I've ridden some of the best clincher tires out...

I've ridden some of the best clincher tires out there and they might be much better than the stuff we rode in the 80's and 90's, but I still haven't ridden any that could match the plushness (And in...
Replies: 9
Views: 355
Posted By Chombi1

Dang!, That's one I would certainly keep!:thumb: ...

Dang!, That's one I would certainly keep!:thumb:
It has one of the nicest looking lugged CF frameset of that time. And look at all that beautiful visible CF weave under the clearcoat!:thumb:
See my...
10-13-19, 07:07 PM
Replies: 5,531
Views: 445,641
Posted By Chombi1

Thank you for the great info on CLB. As you...

Thank you for the great info on CLB.
As you noted, the brakes are perfect for Vitus frame builds and that's what I did on my Vitus Plus Carbone 7. Installing the CLB Pro brakes on it got it down to...
10-13-19, 06:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 376
Posted By Chombi1

I was going to say too that the umlaut on the...

I was going to say too that the umlaut on the name makes it really cool!:thumb:
The lugs look very nice. Is the tubing OS?.
Quite a large frame, hope it fits you perfectly. Curious to know how this...
10-13-19, 06:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 288
Posted By Chombi1

Simplex was actually getting much better around...

Simplex was actually getting much better around that time, as I think that's when they adopted the dropped top pivot parallelogram RD design. and was phasing out their slower shifting straight...
10-12-19, 10:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 442
Posted By Chombi1

Dang, my size limit is at 56cm......if only it...

Dang, my size limit is at 56cm......if only it were 1cm smaller!! AAARRRGGH! WHAT A BEAUTIFUL BOTT!
10-12-19, 10:41 PM
Replies: 5,531
Views: 445,641
Posted By Chombi1

Very nice CLBs! Just perfect for a weight weenie...

Very nice CLBs! Just perfect for a weight weenie build, especially if it's on a French bike.
You can really go to the 9's with the CLBs if you use their aluminum cased brake cables,.....but be...
10-12-19, 10:30 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,213
Posted By Chombi1

Congratulations on the beautiful Concorde...

Congratulations on the beautiful Concorde frameset if you by chance buy it or own it already! :thumb:
I dunno, but it might just be me, but I feel a big sense of relief when I scroll down to see a...
10-10-19, 03:13 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 5,365
Posted By Chombi1

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10-01-19, 07:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 557
Posted By Chombi1

Thank you very much for posting the old PBS...

Thank you very much for posting the old PBS catalogues! They bring back a lot of memories.
I remember my brother and I drooling on those catalogues in the early 80's when we were in college. We were...
09-30-19, 09:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 786
Posted By Chombi1

Love Setsuko Hara in these old films. A...

Love Setsuko Hara in these old films.
A Japanese actress with just as much beauty, grace and talent as the Grand Dames from Hollywood.
She is considered as Japan's queen of classic movies. I could...
09-28-19, 08:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 726
Posted By Chombi1

Like to note as usual,.... The will pedals from...

Like to note as usual,....
The will pedals from MKS are fantastic for the price they sell for, but be aware that if you get the MKS quills, you cannot use thick or laminated toe straps, as the slots...
09-27-19, 02:48 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,990
Posted By Chombi1

Yes, it's great in C&V community. I have never...

Yes, it's great in C&V community. I have never been involved with a group as supportive and enthusiastic as what we have in this forum.
Just hope it some way carries over to the next generation of ...
09-26-19, 10:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 227
Posted By Chombi1

I've seen a few Cadex frames of similar vintage...

I've seen a few Cadex frames of similar vintage that have had their clearcoats stripped and reapplied with excellent results. I think repro decals are available out there.
Only thing with...
09-25-19, 12:49 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 930
Posted By Chombi1

50-60 some bucks for new tires or possibly...

50-60 some bucks for new tires or possibly thousands of dollars and a lot if painful recovery or worse, if they blow out on you on a ride...
This should be a very easy decision......:rolleyes:
09-24-19, 04:52 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 930
Posted By Chombi1

I think you have defective tires where the...

I think you have defective tires where the sidewall rubber is too thin to retain the sidewall pliers. Those fibers extend down to the bead and if enough of them let go, your bead could separate from...
09-22-19, 11:39 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 966
Posted By Chombi1

Mehh.... Don't overthink this one. Just put in a...

Mehh.... Don't overthink this one. Just put in a wheel, clamp down the skewer nice and tight to keep the dropout faces aligned and bend out the hanger as needed with a well padded (with electrical...
09-21-19, 06:30 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,147
Posted By Chombi1

It's about time! He should have gotten these...

It's about time!
He should have gotten these national honors much earlier. Just because he's not as "Publicity savvy" as Armstrong was, people just sort of pushed him aside and gave Armstrong all...
09-21-19, 02:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 518
Posted By Chombi1

Simplex Retrofriction shifters are always a great...

Simplex Retrofriction shifters are always a great addition to any friction shifter derailleurs.
So good that many pro team riders in the mid 80's openly combined them with their non-Simplex...
09-20-19, 06:54 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 8,430
Posted By Chombi1

Seeing one's new set of skin wall tires mounted...

Seeing one's new set of skin wall tires mounted on your C&V bike's wheels!
It's always icing on the cake for most C&V bikes!
09-20-19, 06:43 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,535
Posted By Chombi1

I'm never really done with my bikes, so I'm OCD...

I'm never really done with my bikes, so I'm OCD with them for as long as I own them.....:rolleyes:
I kinda give away my "OCD-ness" by the way I pose ALL my bikes for all their pics, if you guys...
09-20-19, 06:41 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,540
Posted By Chombi1

Funny how one can tell from the angle of the...

Funny how one can tell from the angle of the serial numbers that the person in the Gitane factory who manually punched the numbers on the frame bb's was most likely standing on the drive side, facing...
09-20-19, 06:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 368
Posted By Chombi1

I never really read a complete review on how the...

I never really read a complete review on how the Mektronic system performs. Lots of short anecdotal quips, but nothing that really seems to give the best idea on how well these derailleurs work and...
09-19-19, 04:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 472
Posted By Chombi1

Yup, people are not in a hurry to buy bikes when...

Yup, people are not in a hurry to buy bikes when the weather is getting cold and/or wet.
You still might have a chance to sell a bike at a good price though, if you are selling something very rare...
09-19-19, 12:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,467
Posted By Chombi1

Sometimes, us C&Vers just go crazy and buy these...

Sometimes, us C&Vers just go crazy and buy these uber expensive things...
At these levels of prices, it's not a question of "actual value" but more of what is the thing is worth to you personally....
Replies: 4
Views: 447
Posted By Chombi1

Yes, quite a lot as people who are willing to pay...

Yes, quite a lot as people who are willing to pay good money for old bikes, really like to go after originality and best confition. And it's understandable as it is one of the main reasons people...
09-19-19, 02:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 676
Posted By Chombi1

Please note that even with their most basic bikes...

Please note that even with their most basic bikes like the PH10, Peugeot was nice and wise enough to clearcoat over their frame decals in the 80's. So no, the will not come off unless you sand them...
09-19-19, 02:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 37,482
Posted By Chombi1

I think Shoguns fell between Fuji and Zebrakenko...

I think Shoguns fell between Fuji and Zebrakenko when it come to quality.
But quite a bit closer to Fuji than Zebrakenko.
Thing is, Japanese bikes in the 80's were very good quality in general...
09-18-19, 04:58 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 13,112
Posted By Chombi1

Mazda 5s were nice. Not too small and not too...

Mazda 5s were nice. Not too small and not too big. They also were available with sunroofs which are not common on thst type of vehicle. Was checking one out for my brother, a couple of years ago,...
09-17-19, 06:39 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 97
Posted By Chombi1

Thanks for posting the links to your pics! Just...

Thanks for posting the links to your pics!
Just startedooking at them and noticed the very unusual faired Munch motorcycle. Never saw one of those configured as such, must be a custom fairing? Could...
09-17-19, 06:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,455
Posted By Chombi1

Missed this one when it was posted. Just...

Missed this one when it was posted.
Just noticed the Ad from Wares Cycles with the pic of the unassuming corner store entry with the only windows on the sizable building.
Brought back many...
09-15-19, 03:49 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 13,112
Posted By Chombi1

I had a chance to buy a beautiful, red Alfa GTV6,...

I had a chance to buy a beautiful, red Alfa GTV6, back in the early 90's from a co-worker.
It looked to be in great condition, with no signs of rust bring a CA car. He was selling it for $9K and I...
Replies: 3
Views: 347
Posted By Chombi1

Knowledge base for pricing bikes would be more...

Knowledge base for pricing bikes would be more for classic and vintage bikes on this sub-forum. A 2012 bike is too new to get the most/best feedback.
09-14-19, 02:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 286
Posted By Chombi1

In terms of "Legit" are you asking whether this...

In terms of "Legit" are you asking whether this bike is a genuine Cilo or a fake?
Although Cilos are quite nice bikes from Switzerland, there's really very little chance that someone would "fake" a...
09-14-19, 01:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 556
Posted By Chombi1

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Replies: 26
Views: 1,465
Posted By Chombi1

$8K firm??!! I say, Dream on,........

$8K firm??!!
I say, Dream on,..... firmly......:rolleyes:
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