Go Back  Bike Forums > Search Forums
Reload this Page >

Search Results

Notices
 
Search: Posts Made By: Chombi1
Showing results 1 to 50 of 1000
Search took 0.14 seconds.
09-21-20, 06:12 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 1,787
Posted By Chombi1

If the dents were really already there when they...

If the dents were really already there when they received the bike, you'd think that a good shop that deals with a lot of older bikes would have pointed it out as a possible reason not to ride, thus...
09-15-20, 09:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 269
Posted By Chombi1

Those dovetail joint stems from Mavic are quite...

Those dovetail joint stems from Mavic are quite rare/hard to find. I presently have one on my Peugeot PSV. Lucked out finding it in mint/condition, some years back.Wasn't that sure at first about the...
09-14-20, 12:46 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,336
Posted By Chombi1

Maybe consider mounting gum wall tires on it,...

Maybe consider mounting gum wall tires on it, like Vittoria G's, to restore it to its original looks?....
09-12-20, 05:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 559
Posted By Chombi1

I suspect the right tool might look like a...

I suspect the right tool might look like a adjustable channel lock pliers with replaceable hardened steel pins at its jaws, instead of teeth/serrations
I'm a bit puzzled though, why you might need a...
09-09-20, 08:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 364
Posted By Chombi1

I still remeber having 32H wheels for the first...

I still remeber having 32H wheels for the first time in the mid 80's and I felt like I was tempting fate with them, thinking that they will asplode, the first little bump I ride them...
09-08-20, 08:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 245
Posted By Chombi1

That's an earlier 979 with the conventional...

That's an earlier 979 with the conventional seatpost clamp design, before they switched over to their grub screw seatpost binder system,, because the older design was prone to cracking. So be...
09-04-20, 12:42 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 4,954
Posted By Chombi1

Like dinosaurs depicted in the past as tail...

Like dinosaurs depicted in the past as tail daggers the tail dragging look compact frames might be finally going extinct?? YAY!!
09-04-20, 12:39 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,284
Posted By Chombi1

Aero levers.....done!

Aero levers.....done!
09-04-20, 12:38 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,088
Posted By Chombi1

Per many anecdotal accounts, tightening leather...

Per many anecdotal accounts, tightening leather saddles can be risking irreversible destruction, On older saddles. It can lead to the start of ripping dried out fibers in the leather. And once it...
09-03-20, 10:45 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,088
Posted By Chombi1

BAD IDEA!...........COOTIES!! Just...

BAD IDEA!...........COOTIES!!
Just kidding.:rolleyes:..... I own a few Brooks saddle I bought used and I haven't had any problems with them, but maybe because the ones I bought used, were in very...
09-03-20, 03:35 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 406
Posted By Chombi1

I like Continental's tubular tire glue much...

I like Continental's tubular tire glue much better than Vittoria's Mastik.
It has just the perfect viscosity for me for easier and cleaner applications.
I also always seem to not need as much of...
09-03-20, 03:22 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 973
Posted By Chombi1

A nice upgrade for this bike is to install...

A nice upgrade for this bike is to install Stronglight Delta needle bearing, aero style headset, to replace the heavy and out of place looking, original steel one on the bike.
08-28-20, 09:55 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 6,289
Posted By Chombi1

Agree!.... After the early 80's Colnagos just...

Agree!....
After the early 80's Colnagos just turned into gaudy, Italian, rolling peacocks.....
08-27-20, 01:00 AM
Replies: 1,111
Views: 209,222
Posted By Chombi1

Imagine doing such on a windy day.....

Imagine doing such on a windy day.....
08-27-20, 12:58 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 884
Posted By Chombi1

When I see such, I always wonder if most if them...

When I see such, I always wonder if most if them were ever even ridden once, by the present owner, after aquisition.
08-27-20, 12:55 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 540
Posted By Chombi1

Not a fan of those modern levers with the now...

Not a fan of those modern levers with the now common, squiggly bend to them. The shape of the levers just takes away any classic looks that it can have, otherwise.
IIRC, Velo Orange used to sell...
08-26-20, 03:18 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 6,289
Posted By Chombi1

Were the Retrifructions used when you got them?...

Were the Retrifructions used when you got them? You know that they do wear out at the pivot barrels where the clutch springs grip on to, which would then cause them not to hold a shift. The pivot...
08-26-20, 03:04 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 990
Posted By Chombi1

Uhmmm..... Bull Terrier?........ Never mind the...

Uhmmm..... Bull Terrier?........ Never mind the bike it mangled up, despite the sharp and splintery CF, but I sure hope that dog is not developing bad and scary tendencies.
08-25-20, 07:31 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 6,289
Posted By Chombi1

Seems like everybody seems to love DA 7400...

Seems like everybody seems to love DA 7400 group....except me......
I don't really hate it, but I just can't love it.
It certainly works really well and is pretty much one of the most reliable and...
08-21-20, 11:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 376
Posted By Chombi1

Beautiful bike! What tube set does it have?

Beautiful bike! What tube set does it have?
08-21-20, 11:34 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,000
Posted By Chombi1

With tubulars, you do not have to go that wide to...

With tubulars, you do not have to go that wide to get the plush ride. Half my bikes ride on 23mm Vittoria Corsa G tubs. They are super smooth riding and fast (Very low rolling resistance). Feels...
08-21-20, 05:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 682
Posted By Chombi1

Looks like a PY10 from Peugeot's special custom...

Looks like a PY10 from Peugeot's special custom build shop that built bikes for their team pros!
Fantastic find!
The domed stay ends are just what was typical on Peugeots. Gitanes had better...
08-21-20, 12:51 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 851
Posted By Chombi1

I think those locating teeth at the A-B joint...

I think those locating teeth at the A-B joint were damaged from/after the cage getting twisted and might not the primary cause of failure... could be a jamb at the jockey wheels and chain that put a...
08-21-20, 12:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 243
Posted By Chombi1

Yup, head tube angle......

Yup, head tube angle......
08-19-20, 11:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 851
Posted By Chombi1

That A - B slant adjuster bold is quite stout,...

That A - B slant adjuster bold is quite stout, and surrounded by quite a bit of thick aluminum and bolts to a similarly stout part on the parallelogram. I'm wondering how it could even break. I have...
08-19-20, 10:49 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,399
Posted By Chombi1

Same here....... Grand Daddy of Grafteks...... ...

Same here.......
Grand Daddy of Grafteks......
https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1024x768/dsc02375_zpsc6f785e8_1267232dbabd934a49da905a0cd756f08d77bf78.jpg
Built in 1972....
08-19-20, 10:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 456
Posted By Chombi1

The pressed sheet metal bodies on many old, lower...

The pressed sheet metal bodies on many old, lower model brake levers were prone to flexing, which resulted in mushy, less direct/precise brake feel, plus the usually wide tolerances between the...
08-17-20, 11:06 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,399
Posted By Chombi1

And yes,.......last night,........ I was staring...

And yes,.......last night,........ I was staring at the Weinmann Carrera 400 brake lever hoods on my Peugeot PY10FC, while slathering Aerospace 303 on them, wondering if I'll ever see another perfect...
08-17-20, 03:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 652
Posted By Chombi1

Fauxnago for sure! The "clover" under the BB...

Fauxnago for sure!
The "clover" under the BB looks to have been done by some guy named Duffus Schmaltz.........in a van.....by the river.......next to the highschool........
08-16-20, 08:24 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,932
Posted By Chombi1

Medici.....

Medici.....
08-13-20, 09:36 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,214
Posted By Chombi1

I think I've seen those fork blade decals for...

I think I've seen those fork blade decals for sale at eBay.
Maybe the bike never left the factory with them?
If that is the case, I'd be scraping them off and show off more of that nice chrome on...
08-12-20, 08:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 780
Posted By Chombi1

Maybe you can try pulling out some of that dent...

Maybe you can try pulling out some of that dent with a paintless dent puller. The DIY ones used on car bodies. (The ones that use hot glue). Anything to lessen it can improve buckling resistance by a...
08-12-20, 08:14 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 5,952
Posted By Chombi1

What about them new fangled seat tube lectric...

What about them new fangled seat tube lectric moters used by some pro racers these days??!!.............:D
08-12-20, 04:33 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 5,952
Posted By Chombi1

I suspect, a good deal of the improvement on...

I suspect, a good deal of the improvement on clincher tires are also bolstered by the present trend of riding wider tires, = more compliance and comfort.
I rode modern clinchers for a while, not so...
08-11-20, 09:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 495
Posted By Chombi1

Dibs and PM Coming on the pedals!

Dibs and PM Coming on the pedals!
08-10-20, 10:43 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,530
Posted By Chombi1

My oldest bike tool presently is my Park Tools...

My oldest bike tool presently is my Park Tools crankset extractor wrench with the dual sized screw-in barrel for standard ISO threading and older French crankset threading (I think they quit making...
08-10-20, 10:31 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,037
Posted By Chombi1

If you will be using the "turn the frame on a...

If you will be using the "turn the frame on a bech vise" method. Be sure to only do it on the highest, best quality vise you can find as to avoid and deflection between the two vise jaws that can...
08-10-20, 10:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 218
Posted By Chombi1

The OMAS brand was famous for their lightweight,...

The OMAS brand was famous for their lightweight, Ti spindled BB's (although, they did sell steel spindled BB's too.). Might be something to note, in case Ti spindles require any special care to...
08-09-20, 12:49 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 973
Posted By Chombi1

Is that a chromed fork? I don't remember the...

Is that a chromed fork? I don't remember the Centenary bikes to have such but I guess they do.
It's a nice touch on the bike by Peugeot.:thumb:
08-07-20, 08:52 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,654
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: 438
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: 953
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: 768
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: 593
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: 932
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: 66
Views: 3,225
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: 988
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: 26
Views: 1,222
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: 817
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: 1,061
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...
Showing results 1 to 50 of 1000
 


 
Forum Jump

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright © 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.