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05-28-20, 08:53 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,933
Posted By Chombi1

Peugeot's welded seam Carbolite 103 was not bad...

Peugeot's welded seam Carbolite 103 was not bad at all. Along with their internally brazed lugless construction, Peugeot built lots of very reliable and good riding bikes in the 80's using their...
05-28-20, 08:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 180
Posted By Chombi1

If you are a rider with an iron butt,...............

If you are a rider with an iron butt,............ then the Cannondale's ride might be tolerable......:rolleyes:
05-27-20, 09:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 301
Posted By Chombi1

I figured the French assumed that you just set...

I figured the French assumed that you just set your seatpost once,........ and forget it......:rolleyes:
On steel bikes, like the 1984 Peugeot PSV (Built with Supervitus 980 tubing), which I have,...
05-26-20, 11:50 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 627
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...
Replies: 16
Views: 415
Posted By Chombi1

It might be a bit far fetched that they would...

It might be a bit far fetched that they would have made a British brand tubing in Argentina, considering the country's tumultuous relationship with each other...
05-24-20, 02:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 332
Posted By Chombi1

1984 was the last year here in the US when...

1984 was the last year here in the US when Peugeot sold bikes with french and swiss threading......
05-22-20, 02:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 232
Posted By Chombi1

I have a Pat. 1983 NR RD I bought new that year,...

I have a Pat. 1983 NR RD I bought new that year, when I was in college.
Although it shifts white below compared to my Simplex and Suntour RDs through the years, it is a high quality piece and looks...
05-18-20, 05:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 202
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...
05-15-20, 10:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 218
Posted By Chombi1

Later Simplex dropouts did have threaded holes on...

Later Simplex dropouts did have threaded holes on their hangers, so you can install derailleurs with threaded pivot bolts without problems. My 84 Peugeot PSV has had Simplex (Stock SX610), Campagnolo...
05-14-20, 10:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 217
Posted By Chombi1

If you are going to use a plastic wedge or plug...

If you are going to use a plastic wedge or plug to hold the RD angle in position, you need to make it out of high compression resistant plastic like Delrin.
A possible option is having something 3D...
05-14-20, 10:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 276
Posted By Chombi1

I believe there was a "700" version of the...

I believe there was a "700" version of the Helicomatic as I think I've seen Heli hubs with the 700 decals on it.
I know that there were later/improved versions of the hubs with contact seals on them...
05-13-20, 08:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 276
Posted By Chombi1

I didn't know that Maillard made a 5 speed...

I didn't know that Maillard made a 5 speed cassette for the Helicomatic hub. I thought they were only 6 and 7 speeds.
05-13-20, 08:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 171
Posted By Chombi1

What I noticed is, most French component makers...

What I noticed is, most French component makers seem to have enough "range" in their FD clamps to accommodate both French metric and bigger 28.6 mm diameter seat tubes., so, if you go with something...
05-13-20, 05:35 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,173
Posted By Chombi1

........Pine-apple, Pine-apple, Pine-apple.....:D

........Pine-apple, Pine-apple, Pine-apple.....:D
05-12-20, 02:02 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,219
Posted By Chombi1

"Holy cow!, They actually made stuff in France...

"Holy cow!, They actually made stuff in France (can be changed to Italy and Spain)!"
05-12-20, 01:59 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,219
Posted By Chombi1

"That Stronlight needle bearing headset must be...

"That Stronlight needle bearing headset must be all loose and worn out already..............not...."
05-12-20, 01:58 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,219
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: 72
Views: 2,219
Posted By Chombi1

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

Lightweight??!.....19 pounds??!......Hahahahaha!!!
I have a boat anchor I can sell to this geezer!!
05-12-20, 01:25 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,219
Posted By Chombi1

Yikes!! You call those brakes??!

Yikes!! You call those brakes??!
05-12-20, 12:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 770
Posted By Chombi1

Yup, the Simplex dropouts and domed stay ends...

Yup, the Simplex dropouts and domed stay ends points to it being most likely a French bike. But who knows, it could also be Swiss, where bikes can have "crossover" nationalities when it comes to...
05-12-20, 12:25 PM
Replies: 6,256
Views: 535,741
Posted By Chombi1

Shouldn't the mods flip this thread so the latest...

Shouldn't the mods flip this thread so the latest post show up first when you click on the title??:foo:
05-12-20, 12:22 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,219
Posted By Chombi1

Oi!,........this old bike has that Chinese Campy...

Oi!,........this old bike has that Chinese Campy stuff on it!!
05-12-20, 12:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 296
Posted By Chombi1

Dang!, that bike looks minty fresh!:thumb: ...

Dang!, that bike looks minty fresh!:thumb:
Uhmmmm..... no "H" on "Simoncini", please.....
05-12-20, 12:15 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,219
Posted By Chombi1

Yup!!........That old CF bike is gonna asplode...

Yup!!........That old CF bike is gonna asplode any minute now........aaaaaaany minute now........:rolleyes::D
Replies: 6
Views: 361
Posted By Chombi1

Sounds like you have the same 1989 Bottecchia...

Sounds like you have the same 1989 Bottecchia Chorus Professional SL as mine........
05-11-20, 01:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 178
Posted By Chombi1

As you can see, the Retrofriction shifter needs a...

As you can see, the Retrofriction shifter needs a square base to interface with so it won't just spin around when you operate the levers. Make sure you file down the round base in a way that you will...
Replies: 9
Views: 352
Posted By Chombi1

That's a super cool head badge with the Japanese...

That's a super cool head badge with the Japanese flag integrated into a fist!:thumb:
Replies: 59
Views: 2,067
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...
05-08-20, 04:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 392
Posted By Chombi1

Frankly, "Nude riding" brings up thoughts that...

Frankly, "Nude riding" brings up thoughts that gags me..... specifically at the "saddle interface"......
05-08-20, 03:47 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 922
Posted By Chombi1

Is it still owned by the French? If it is, I...

Is it still owned by the French?
If it is, I can't see why the Chinese can resist yet again buying another Euro brand.......
05-08-20, 02:41 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 817
Posted By Chombi1

Campy had their own problems with their Record...

Campy had their own problems with their Record cranksets developing cracks at the spider crank arm junctions.
Also at the pedal holes. Both thought to be caused by stress risers (Sharp edges and...
05-07-20, 05:59 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,684
Posted By Chombi1

Cinelli cork tape was my "go-to" tape for all my...

Cinelli cork tape was my "go-to" tape for all my bikes since the late 80's, but I had to stop using the stuff when they moved production to Taiwan and they did not thin down the edges of the tapes as...
05-05-20, 09:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 135
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...
05-05-20, 09:42 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 694
Posted By Chombi1

Another bad trait I remember about the...

Another bad trait I remember about the Helicomatic I had on my Peugeots was the big offset of the drive side flange of the hub, away from the drive side dropout to accommodate the width of the...
05-05-20, 09:26 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 911
Posted By Chombi1

Mehhh... easy.... just a bit of salt under the...

Mehhh... easy.... just a bit of salt under the tires.....
:rolleyes:
05-05-20, 09:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 108
Posted By Chombi1

You can also try using strap wrenches. Just make...

You can also try using strap wrenches. Just make sure the headset is clean and not greasy so the rubber strap can grip the lock nut adequately.
05-05-20, 09:13 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,286
Posted By Chombi1

Uhmmm.....Melted wax still works very well for...

Uhmmm.....Melted wax still works very well for chains.......
Oh,..... Abu Dhabi company bought Colnago?? Why?? :rolleyes::D
05-03-20, 03:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,105
Posted By Chombi1

FYI, Headset is Mavic 310 or 312........highly...

FYI,
Headset is Mavic 310 or 312........highly sought after/expensive when NOS.
derailleurs are Mavic 850 SSC. Can't tell from the pic if the chainrings are dark anodized, but if they are, they...
04-30-20, 08:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 694
Posted By Chombi1

If it's a Heli with some miles on it, it will be...

If it's a Heli with some miles on it, it will be good to check whether some of the bearings in it might be missing already. That was how I found out that my Heli was cracking up and grinding its...
Replies: 9
Views: 298
Posted By Chombi1

What model frame is it? Treviso? Asolo?...

What model frame is it? Treviso? Asolo? Montello?.
It will determine what your best offer should be.
04-28-20, 08:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 393
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.....
04-28-20, 08:38 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,002
Posted By Chombi1

Didn't the bottles turned from the old green to...

Didn't the bottles turned from the old green to white around the time Phil died?.....
04-28-20, 08:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 491
Posted By Chombi1

OT....Dang!, Marty Smith just died in an accident...

Just a few weeks ago, there were posts here that touched on old motocross legends from the 70's like DeCoster and Marty Smith. He was my motocross Idol when I was a kid riding my Honda XL100.
Yahoo...
04-28-20, 12:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 116
Posted By Chombi1

I have the Primato headset on my ALAN Carbonio...

I have the Primato headset on my ALAN Carbonio (Installed new about 4 to 5 years ago on the bike) and I always found it very easy to pop off the black plastic ring that covers the flats on the top...
Replies: 14
Views: 501
Posted By Chombi1

Despite what people might think, the Peugeot...

Despite what people might think, the Peugeot Centennial bike isn't that rare at all, as a lot of them were squirreled away into attics under the speculation that they will be a highly sought after...
04-25-20, 03:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 331
Posted By Chombi1

Wow!, the stolen bike had internal top tube brake...

Wow!, the stolen bike had internal top tube brake cable routing!
BTW, Honor was really cute back then and the girl that played "Aida" was very cute too!:love:
Replies: 59
Views: 2,067
Posted By Chombi1

Fantastic deal for a Medici that is in great...

Fantastic deal for a Medici that is in great condition!:thumb:
Medici would be up there, desirability-wise with the best bikes from the period if only it did not get all the "shading" from Masi fans...
04-21-20, 04:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 389
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
04-21-20, 04:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 758
Posted By Chombi1

Uhmmm....... Those look like modern, standard...

Uhmmm....... Those look like modern, standard flush Allen head crakset chainring bolts to me. You do not want to replace those with regular hex head bolts. if you look in the back you will see the...
04-20-20, 05:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 440
Posted By Chombi1

Sure enough,......... I got my COVID-19 slowdown...

Sure enough,......... I got my COVID-19 slowdown furlough notice last Thursday,...... and this personal "Moby Dick" grail bike (This is what I was pretty much going to complete my collection with!)...
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