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05-18-07, 01:03 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 10,618
Posted By Chongo

Sorry. The above reply was for Lunker.

Sorry. The above reply was for Lunker.
05-18-07, 01:02 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 10,618
Posted By Chongo

Hi, I bought the small red Appel frame from you ...

Hi, I bought the small red Appel frame from you a while back. I had it repainted and been searching for decals ever since. I heard that Colin at Chronometro in Madison knew him personally but he...
02-19-07, 07:52 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 16,909
Posted By Chongo

Sorry! Didn't mean to steal the prize, but I'll...

Sorry! Didn't mean to steal the prize, but I'll take it from you anyway since your reward is being able to live in Carmel ;) .
02-19-07, 07:48 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 16,909
Posted By Chongo

Nooooooo! Quickly, ebay some Super champion rims...

Nooooooo! Quickly, ebay some Super champion rims built up on some Campy high flange hubs with Clement Seta Extra tires. Have an expert glue the tires on with good rim glue. Bad things may happen...
02-19-07, 07:15 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 16,909
Posted By Chongo

An amazing, beautiful bike by the way. Those...

An amazing, beautiful bike by the way. Those aren't clincher wheels are they?
02-19-07, 07:12 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 16,909
Posted By Chongo

[Trivia question... was a Confente ever ridden in...

[Trivia question... was a Confente ever ridden in LeTour? and by whom if you think so.[/QUOTE]

I believe that Jonathan "Jacques" Boyer Finished 12th in Le Tour back in 1970-something on his prized...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-06, 11:37 AM
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-06, 11:33 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 7,762
Posted By Chongo

'Cause when I first started cycling, every ride...

'Cause when I first started cycling, every ride was uphill and against the wind both ways, and we had to use heavy steel frames with only one bottle cage, and we had to use itchy wool jerseys, and...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-06, 09:11 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,543
Posted By Chongo

Does Viagra count?

Does Viagra count?
07-28-06, 09:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,047
Posted By Chongo

What's the logo on the head tube besides the...

What's the logo on the head tube besides the world champ stripes?
07-23-06, 12:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,089
Posted By Chongo

Um, does it count as weak when half your team...

Um, does it count as weak when half your team rides against you like Lemond's La Vie team when half rode for Hinault and the other half for Lemond? Just wondering.
07-21-06, 09:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,759
Posted By Chongo

Just make sure that the Amstels aren't...

Just make sure that the Amstels aren't contaminated with kryptonite. I think that's what happened to him on stage 16; kryptonite got into his water bottle.
07-09-06, 10:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 520
Posted By Chongo

Since you've already cleaned and lubed the...

Since you've already cleaned and lubed the cables, you might want to check the derailleur hanger alignment. 10-spd systems are very sensitive to hanger mis-alignment. You can buy a Park tool for...
06-23-06, 10:52 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 589
Posted By Chongo

Hey! My nipples are alloy and they thread on the...

Hey! My nipples are alloy and they thread on the same way everyone elses do.
06-23-06, 10:14 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 589
Posted By Chongo

Brokeback chain cleaner?

Is it just me, but is there something obscene about this "tool's" design?
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06-21-06, 04:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 535
Posted By Chongo

I think it's because you don't shave your legs.

I think it's because you don't shave your legs.
06-21-06, 01:45 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,364
Posted By Chongo

I was riding a friend's bike with a rythmic...

I was riding a friend's bike with a rythmic clicking problem that turned out to be the crank arm just grazing the front derailleur cage.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-08-06, 10:47 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,229
Posted By Chongo

Custom built or self built wheel can be...

Custom built or self built wheel can be self-repaired and trued at one's convience. Prebuilt usually means boxing and shipping them to the factory for repairs. That usually means packaging,...
05-08-06, 10:22 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,668
Posted By Chongo

Wow! Huge flash back! I actually remember all of...

Wow! Huge flash back! I actually remember all of those catalog covers. I used to pore over them from jr. high through college. I was too young and/or broke to afford anything inside. I remember...
05-04-06, 11:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 438
Posted By Chongo

Tomassini's had "T" head badge though.

Tomassini's had "T" head badge though.
05-04-06, 11:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 438
Posted By Chongo

Is that Irao Tomassini's signature?

Is that Irao Tomassini's signature?
05-03-06, 09:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 886
Posted By Chongo

Another option is to use the Tufo glue strips...

Another option is to use the Tufo glue strips instead of glueing. Check out Tufo's website.
04-30-06, 10:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 437
Posted By Chongo

I keep forgetting to include things. Anyways,...

I keep forgetting to include things. Anyways, the derailleurs are the things that move the chain up and down the gears. There's one in the front, and one in the back. The rear hanger can get out...
04-30-06, 10:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 437
Posted By Chongo

Here's a link to the Park Tool website that may...

Here's a link to the Park Tool website that may help: http://www.parktool.com/repair/readhowto.asp?id=64
04-30-06, 09:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 437
Posted By Chongo

There could be few things that are out of whack. ...

There could be few things that are out of whack. The most like likely ones I can think of are the cable tension of your rear derailleur (this can be easily adjusted by screwing the derailleur's...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-29-06, 09:58 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 792
Posted By Chongo

Hi Nova, You might want to post your questions...

Hi Nova, You might want to post your questions in the fitness and training section of this forum. No need for new equipment.
04-27-06, 11:01 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 10,618
Posted By Chongo

Thanks. That's Brit threading. I'll try...

Thanks. That's Brit threading. I'll try carefully treading the BB in with a little more force.
04-27-06, 10:56 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 10,618
Posted By Chongo

Thanks everyone for the replies. Like 2tall, I...

Thanks everyone for the replies. Like 2tall, I haven't found much on Appels except for some early Trek blurbs, and the Joe Starck interview on the Rivendell Website. The fact that Starck puts Appel...
04-26-06, 10:58 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 10,618
Posted By Chongo

Mike Appel Frame Info

Hi, I just bought an Appel frame on ebay. I don't know much about Appel except that he was one of the original Trek builders, and that he's highly respected by Joe Starck, one of the Rivendell...
04-14-06, 10:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 852
Posted By Chongo

Clinchers would look out of place on a '60s...

Clinchers would look out of place on a '60s vintage Campy-equipped bike. May get a clincher set for long rides, and keep the tubular set for short rides and for show?
04-14-06, 01:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 852
Posted By Chongo

Hi Mike. Tubular tire mounting and repair takes...

Hi Mike. Tubular tire mounting and repair takes practice. After a a few times, it does get easier. Like Rev.Chuck says, pre-stretch new tires by mounting them on a rim without glue, pump them up,...
04-02-06, 01:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 500
Posted By Chongo

The sidewall shouldn't contact the road too...

The sidewall shouldn't contact the road too often, but small tread cuts can be filled with super glue to prevent debris from getting in. I forgot to mention to coat the inside of the tire and the...
04-01-06, 06:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 500
Posted By Chongo

The old school way to fix a large sidewall tear...

The old school way to fix a large sidewall tear or hole was to take a portion of an old tubular tire and glue it with rubber cement or patch glue to the inside of the tireover the tear. I've never...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-20-06, 10:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 967
Posted By Chongo

That's why I use rollers. Was your tire seated...

That's why I use rollers. Was your tire seated properly?
03-20-06, 10:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 411
Posted By Chongo

Photos would help.

Photos would help.
03-17-06, 02:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,932
Posted By Chongo

As far as fork breakage, I only saw the result of...

As far as fork breakage, I only saw the result of a rider's faceplant into the tarmac. It was quite messy and made me keep my Masi and stop lusting after a new-fangled Ti frame. I did personally...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-14-06, 11:26 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,671
Posted By Chongo

The Anteater is the UCI mascot. I grew up in...

The Anteater is the UCI mascot. I grew up in Orange County. I'm a UCI grad too. Great riding in the area with dedicated bike paths. Lots of group/club rides too. Some OC roadies can be on the...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-13-06, 09:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 437
Posted By Chongo

I'm running mine with a 9-speed setup too. Works...

I'm running mine with a 9-speed setup too. Works fine. Great crankset. Make sure the pinchbolts are torqued correctly, but do not over-tighten the pre-load bolt, or you'll ruin the BB bearings.
03-13-06, 09:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,932
Posted By Chongo

It would be cool if you kept it classic, but if...

It would be cool if you kept it classic, but if you ride it, don't go too fast. I knew a number of Titan riders back in the days who had forks of downtubes break on them. It wasn't pretty. Rumor...
03-10-06, 10:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,643
Posted By Chongo

I don't know if it will work on what you're...

I don't know if it will work on what you're dealing with, but I use furniture oil like Pledge to clean my frame to clean off grease smudges. I believe that it contains mineral spirits or distillates,...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-08-06, 07:40 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,282
Posted By Chongo

I use them every time I get road rash. They're...

I use them every time I get road rash. They're good because they form a big blister of body fluid over the wound. After the wound heals over, there's nice pink skin underneath and you never have...
03-07-06, 10:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,481
Posted By Chongo

Here's a link on Medicis from Roadbikereview.com....

Here's a link on Medicis from Roadbikereview.com. I remember Medicis from about the late 70's to mid 80's. They were very high quality and similar to Masis even down to the fluted seat stays and...
03-07-06, 10:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,977
Posted By Chongo

I found it works fine for mountain bike wheels,...

I found it works fine for mountain bike wheels, but not for road wheels because of the higher pressure. And yes, it is a pain to remove -- especially if it's wet.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-06-06, 10:24 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,952
Posted By Chongo

I have also experienced the death shimmy. My was...

I have also experienced the death shimmy. My was at 40 mph - downhill of course. Scared the crap out of me. Any time there was a steep downhill, I would tell my riding buddies to go on ahead. I...
02-05-06, 11:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 575
Posted By Chongo

Some used to advertise in Velo News that he would...

Some used to advertise in Velo News that he would replace tubular tire innertubes for $20. I haven't seen those adds lately though. Seems like $20 is low for that much work though. I ride tubulars...
02-04-06, 11:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 591
Posted By Chongo

Keep it for bragging rights.

Keep it for bragging rights.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-04-06, 11:40 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,184
Posted By Chongo

Eddy.

Eddy.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-03-06, 12:41 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,111
Posted By Chongo

It does look like the multi-category jersey from...

It does look like the multi-category jersey from the late 70's and early 80's TDF's. I say buy it and wear it. It's cool because it's so obscure. Check out this link:...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-30-06, 12:22 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 874
Posted By Chongo

I really enjoyed it. It's understated. Typical...

I really enjoyed it. It's understated. Typical Euro-style. Like PK, it made me respect Zabel more than I did before. The T-Mobile maseusse was fascinating to me because on the surface, he seemed to...
01-30-06, 12:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,098
Posted By Chongo

Don't forget to check your rear derallieur hanger...

Don't forget to check your rear derallieur hanger alignment.
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