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12-01-20, 06:40 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,416
Posted By Chombi1

Many of my racing college friends used Brooks...

Many of my racing college friends used Brooks Team Pro saddles on the race bikes back in the early 80's. They did not even bother with then, newest and popular saddles of that time like the Turbo or...
11-29-20, 08:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 277
Posted By Chombi1

RIP Eddie B...... Just seeing his name bring...

RIP Eddie B......
Just seeing his name bring back lots and lots of memories of thos golden days of competitive cycling in the 80's.
11-07-20, 12:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 244
Posted By Chombi1

I try to avoid using keyed washers on my...

I try to avoid using keyed washers on my headsets, as they tend to bung up the threads on steerer tubes.
I just always use two headset wrenches to cinch up the locknut against the top crown securely.
10-29-20, 12:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 470
Posted By Chombi1

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Threading on my PY10FC is English. Only odd sized items on the...
10-21-20, 12:40 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,324
Posted By Chombi1

For some reason, the word seemed to have been...

For some reason, the word seemed to have been used more by the Euro bike companies when naming their bikes and components.......
10-14-20, 05:11 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,232
Posted By Chombi1

I guess, the aesthetic sense of the frame builder...

I guess, the aesthetic sense of the frame builder just couldn't force him or herself to install an upsidown heart on this hand brazed frame.....:rolleyes::thumb:
10-10-20, 04:44 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,091
Posted By Chombi1

What ever happened to all those millions and...

What ever happened to all those millions and millions of reflectors, dork discs, Campy derailleur adjustment screw horns and turkey levers that the bike industry produced??
Is there some sort of...
09-21-20, 06:12 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 6,369
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...
09-09-20, 08:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 454
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...
09-04-20, 12:39 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,743
Posted By Chombi1

Aero levers.....done!

Aero levers.....done!
08-28-20, 09:55 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 7,155
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, 12:58 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,007
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.
08-21-20, 05:17 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,381
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...
08-19-20, 10:49 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,704
Posted By Chombi1

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

Same here.......
Grand Daddy of Grafteks......
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Built in 1972....
08-12-20, 04:33 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 6,362
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...
08-10-20, 10:43 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,879
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: 1,274
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...
08-07-20, 08:52 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,897
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...
07-27-20, 09:21 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,430
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...
07-24-20, 02:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 384
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.....
07-21-20, 03:16 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 9,096
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: 9,096
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:
07-17-20, 09:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 512
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....
07-06-20, 12:42 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,581
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: 37
Views: 1,914
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: 313
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: 421
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, 02:18 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,041
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, 02:42 PM
Replies: 268
Views: 33,776
Posted By Chombi1

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06-15-20, 10:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,722
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: 62
Views: 4,216
Posted By Chombi1

Maybe Fangios were re-branded Philippes??

Maybe Fangios were re-branded Philippes??
06-07-20, 10:47 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,794
Posted By Chombi1

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06-06-20, 02:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 916
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
06-01-20, 01:45 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,257
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...
06-01-20, 06:27 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,035
Posted By Chombi1

My Vitus Plus Carbone 7 came to me some years ago...

My Vitus Plus Carbone 7 came to me some years ago with a badly seized stem. Tried all sorts of penetrants to get the stem off (Liquid Wrench, WD40, Kroil, PB Blaster....etc.), but nothing worked. Was...
05-26-20, 11:50 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,176
Posted By Chombi1

Haven't seen pitting that bad and deep on an...

Haven't seen pitting that bad and deep on an aluminum drop bar.
Was the bike maybe owned by a triathlete that had to swim in ocean water before the bike stage?
Not sure but the deep pitting might...
05-18-20, 05:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 319
Posted By Chombi1

Beware, as I don't think the blue paint at the...

Beware, as I don't think the blue paint at the head lugs and seat lug is original. It could be hiding some sort of repairs.
If it has Supervitus 980 tubing, it could be a a PSN with a few components...
05-12-20, 01:58 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,105
Posted By Chombi1

"Anyone figure out what makes those weird Simplex...

"Anyone figure out what makes those weird Simplex shifters work yet??"
05-12-20, 01:27 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,105
Posted By Chombi1

Lightweight??!.....19...

Lightweight??!.....19 pounds??!......Hahahahaha!!!
I have a boat anchor I can sell to this geezer!!
Replies: 6
Views: 502
Posted By Chombi1

Sounds like you have the same 1989 Bottecchia...

Sounds like you have the same 1989 Bottecchia Chorus Professional SL as mine........
Replies: 59
Views: 2,880
Posted By Chombi1

Mavic SSC chainrings on Mavic 630 SSC cranksets...

Mavic SSC chainrings on Mavic 630 SSC cranksets were dark bronze/grey anodized. They had "SSC" silk screened on them but those usuall flaked off really easy, so it is common to see them without the...
05-05-20, 09:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 194
Posted By Chombi1

Thank you for posting this 1983 pedal review from...

Thank you for posting this 1983 pedal review from Bicycling! :thumb:
I very well remember that pedal review article when it was published (I even remeber That pic with the butler holding the tray...
04-28-20, 08:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 575
Posted By Chombi1

Do not leave it alone as it will just get worse...

Do not leave it alone as it will just get worse pretty quick.....
04-21-20, 04:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 544
Posted By Chombi1

Dae Yung tires??........ Sounds to much like "Die...

Dae Yung tires??........ Sounds to much like "Die Young":rolleyes:....
How will they ever sell tires in the US??:D
04-20-20, 12:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 418
Posted By Chombi1

I actually like it better than just a flat tab,...

I actually like it better than just a flat tab, which sometimes end up to be a bit crude, especially on a frame with nicer lug details.
04-18-20, 06:58 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,918
Posted By Chombi1

Wow!, the Cromovelato finish on that bike looks...

Wow!, the Cromovelato finish on that bike looks to be in great condition!,:thumb: which is really rare, as it is usually a very fragile finish very prone to scratching and delamination.
04-18-20, 06:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,034
Posted By Chombi1

Uhmmm........I don't think caliper wheel guides...

Uhmmm........I don't think caliper wheel guides are in the same category as reflectors, turkey levers and "dork discs"......:rolleyes:
04-02-20, 06:04 PM
Replies: 1,145
Views: 221,006
Posted By Chombi1

The woman who launched a jillion teenage boy's...

The woman who launched a jillion teenage boy's dreams in the 70's!! ARRRROOOOOO!! WOOOF WOOF WOOF!!
R.I.P. Farrah.....
04-02-20, 01:20 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,068
Posted By Chombi1

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My 1986 ALAN Record Carbonio.
Bought It from a fellow BF C&Ver as...
04-01-20, 02:14 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,106
Posted By Chombi1

You might reconsider using those Fiamme rimmed...

You might reconsider using those Fiamme rimmed wheels for daily riders. The lightest versions of those Italian made rims are know to be quite soft and should be reserved for just racing and lighter...
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