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09-21-21, 11:59 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,187
Posted By Chombi1

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My take on best crankset position for bike pics.....
The drives...
Replies: 7
Views: 263
Posted By Chombi1

If the Victory components are original from the...

If the Victory components are original from the manufacturer, the bike is most likely a mid level model from Basso, with probably a Columbus Tretubi or Cromor tubeset. On the road, it will be very...
09-16-21, 07:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 380
Posted By Chombi1

Never ever did warm up to gold plated/toned bike...

Never ever did warm up to gold plated/toned bike components.
They just keep reminding me of the time when people used to put gold plated brand and model badges on their cars in the 80's and...
09-15-21, 05:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 304
Posted By Chombi1

PM coming on the SR crankset!

PM coming on the SR crankset!
09-15-21, 05:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 230
Posted By Chombi1

I'll take it!

If its spindle legnth is for a double Campy Super Record crankset, I'll take it!
09-13-21, 11:25 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,170
Posted By Chombi1

I think it's just less and less people remember...

I think it's just less and less people remember when blackwalls used to = cheap, heavy, wire beaded tires.....
Just like people don't seem to remember that dark socks used to be considered dorky...
09-08-21, 06:21 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,667
Posted By Chombi1

Interesting sounding bike company name..... ...

Interesting sounding bike company name.....
Sounds like their marketing department really went downtown when putting together the model names for their bikes back then....:D.
A truly cool peek at...
09-08-21, 06:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,804
Posted By Chombi1

Really love this Colnago! It came from the time...

Really love this Colnago! It came from the time when I liked the looks of Colnagos the best. Before they turned into very gaudy carnavale peacocks on two wheels.
09-08-21, 05:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 514
Posted By Chombi1

Other than the very few mentioned minor...

Other than the very few mentioned minor blemishes, that Trek is in fantastic condition! Looks like it never saw more than maybe 50 miles on the road, all its life! :thumb::thumb: GLWTS!
09-08-21, 05:41 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,261
Posted By Chombi1

Supply of good seven speed freewheels out there,...

Supply of good seven speed freewheels out there, had noticably been dwindling in the past few years. Even ones with uber corn cob ratios are rarely popping up now.
So, when I find them, I usually...
09-07-21, 11:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 526
Posted By Chombi1

I don't, think its been asked?,..... but..... how...

I don't, think its been asked?,..... but..... how the heck does one pronounce "Vipch"?? :twitchy::rolleyes:
09-07-21, 07:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 503
Posted By Chombi1

Uhmmm.... make sure the bike was not regularly...

Uhmmm.... make sure the bike was not regularly put away wet after rides. Moisture is one of the things that can kill the glued bond between the lugs and frame tubes, due to galvanic corrosion between...
09-07-21, 07:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 536
Posted By Chombi1

Consider changing out your shifters to...

Consider changing out your shifters to Retrifrictions, from Simplex.
As long as the clutch springs and the internal friction barrels are in good condition, you should not have any problem with them...
09-07-21, 06:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 489
Posted By Chombi1

Those Wolber rims should be really good :thumb:....

Those Wolber rims should be really good :thumb:. I built a wheelset using similar Wolber Profil 20 rims and they turned out the be the strongest, stiffest C&V wheelset I have so far, even at just 28...
09-06-21, 03:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 560
Posted By Chombi1

The frame kinda looks bigger than a 57 cm...

The frame kinda looks bigger than a 57 cm C-T......
I remember being able to look at her bike closely during races she raced in Milwaukee in the 80's and I always thought Connie rode a bigger frame,...
09-06-21, 03:04 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,203
Posted By Chombi1

Dang,.....Back in the 80's, I used to easily...

Dang,.....Back in the 80's, I used to easily install my narrow (19 -20mm), high pressure Specialized Turbo and Michelin Bib TS tires, with just my bare hands/fingers.
I haven't been able to do the...
09-05-21, 08:19 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,203
Posted By Chombi1

Question is, how does a big, established tire...

Question is, how does a big, established tire company like Continental get this tire so wrong??
09-05-21, 03:12 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,325
Posted By Chombi1

It was quite easy to find the "comfort zone" in...

It was quite easy to find the "comfort zone" in what is a C&V bike, just a few years ago.....
It was usually anything built within the 80's and older, and bikes relatively did not change that much...
09-05-21, 03:00 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,203
Posted By Chombi1

One can just imagine the possible crazy results...

One can just imagine the possible crazy results of combining these apparently undersized GP 5000s with a notoriously hard to tire rim like the Ambrosio Elite.....:rolleyes:
09-05-21, 02:52 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,017
Posted By Chombi1

I still remember my first ride with aero levers,...

I still remember my first ride with aero levers, after I replaced the messed up, MAFAC LSX sidepull levers on my PSV with Aero Grand Compe levers after a crash in 1986. It felt glorious riding...
09-05-21, 02:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 392
Posted By Chombi1

I have a very non-scientific way of checking a...

I have a very non-scientific way of checking a frame's integrity.
I "ring" the bare (No seatpost or waterbottle bolts on it.) frame by tapping it with something like a rubber covered screwdriver...
09-04-21, 04:28 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 781
Posted By Chombi1

+1 about thinking twice about using CLB's...

+1 about thinking twice about using CLB's aluminum cased brake cables.
They are super squishy and easily takes away 1/3 or more of your braking power, compared to if you have regular steel cased...
09-01-21, 06:59 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 19,427
Posted By Chombi1

if you are talking about my Davidson in the pic,...

if you are talking about my Davidson in the pic, it was supposedly custom built by Bill Davidson in 1983. That was when he was still mostly doing the building, himself.
08-31-21, 02:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 281
Posted By Chombi1

Along with Atax, Stronglight had quill posts in...

Along with Atax, Stronglight had quill posts in their Delta line. So did Rubis.
I've also seen Campy Record seatposts with quill ends, but I think they were custom made and maybe not officially...
08-31-21, 07:47 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 725
Posted By Chombi1

Looks newer than 30's.......50's, maybe?

Looks newer than 30's.......50's, maybe?
08-28-21, 02:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 536
Posted By Chombi1

I always wondered, when they say they are Buffalo...

I always wondered, when they say they are Buffalo hide, are they really Buffalo hide or is it just the mottled, brushed texture and pattern that they seem to just apply on to them.
08-27-21, 07:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 485
Posted By Chombi1

Looks very similar to the 1981/82 P8 my brother...

Looks very similar to the 1981/82 P8 my brother had, except for the fork. IORC, his P8 did not have chrome "socks" on its fork.
It had drop bars and no racks and fenders and it had stem mounted...
08-24-21, 10:01 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 651
Posted By Chombi1

I heartily agree...... Never seen a blackwall...

I heartily agree......
Never seen a blackwall tire that I liked. Even my first ever 10 speed bike when I was a kid, had gumwall tires.
08-24-21, 01:38 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,437
Posted By Chombi1

Styling of saddles in the early 80's definitely...

Styling of saddles in the early 80's definitely played big part in their popularity, just as much as comfort did.
As if the Turbo wasn't good enough, Selle Italia upped the ante by offering it with...
08-23-21, 01:41 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,437
Posted By Chombi1

Turbo saddles and Bike Ribbon vinyl padded bar...

Turbo saddles and Bike Ribbon vinyl padded bar tape was "de rigueur" in the first half of the 80's.
Running second in the saddle department was the Concor Sulerleggera.
08-21-21, 03:53 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,586
Posted By Chombi1

A foldable electric scooter might be a good...

A foldable electric scooter might be a good alternative for your daughter.
She can take it indoors into her classes, dorm or apartment and she might even find it more fun to ride around the campus. ...
08-20-21, 12:44 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,969
Posted By Chombi1

I dunno, but I think wheelsets with such, look...

I dunno, but I think wheelsets with such, look kinda fugly....... JMO....
08-19-21, 08:05 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,042
Posted By Chombi1

I've been tempted to get an ultrasonic cleaner to...

I've been tempted to get an ultrasonic cleaner to service my components, but decided that my method, of cleaning by doing a full disassembly of the component, cleaning it with a toothbrush while...
08-15-21, 01:06 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 921
Posted By Chombi1

Here's pic of a Montello's seat lug area, where...

Here's pic of a Montello's seat lug area, where you can see a reducing ferrule used at the top tube cable opening........
08-14-21, 04:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 780
Posted By Chombi1

Yes, those Kronos caliper hoods are pretty much...

Yes, those Kronos caliper hoods are pretty much unobtanium, these days. Plus, you'd pay big time if you find one in decent condition, if you can even find one. I haven't noticed any good Kronos...
08-11-21, 09:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 522
Posted By Chombi1

Yup!,....They were the first thing my brother and...

Yup!,....They were the first thing my brother and I used to toss away after getting a new bike or crankset in the 80's, along with dork discs and the CPSC required reflectors. Now I wish I didn't...
08-11-21, 09:27 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 823
Posted By Chombi1

If it's a Campy NR RD, it won't be able to handle...

If it's a Campy NR RD, it won't be able to handle any cog bigger than a 23 or a 24, I think. At least that's what I seem to remember when I used to run an NR RD on my Peugeot PSV.
08-11-21, 09:16 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,627
Posted By Chombi1

Simplex Retrofriction shifters.......Once you try...

Simplex Retrofriction shifters.......Once you try them, you might not ever bother with any other downtube friction shifting system.
I can honestly say that they .might be one of the best bicycle...
08-09-21, 06:53 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 16,144
Posted By Chombi1

It might have been a Peugeot PSV, which had the...

It might have been a Peugeot PSV, which had the very light Supervitus 980 tubset.The bike with stock components is not ultra light at maybe 23 pounds in 56cm size, complete with pedals, but if it is...
08-07-21, 12:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 921
Posted By Chombi1

Had the same problem with my Montello.. I think...

Had the same problem with my Montello.. I think Pinarello meant to just run the cable bare within the top tube as all the Montellos I have seen have reducing ferrules at the top tube cable openings....
08-06-21, 12:36 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 16,144
Posted By Chombi1

My steel C&V bikes, built using mostly...

My steel C&V bikes, built using mostly lightweight components and tubular wheelsets with 32 spokes, max. (But no Ti axled BB, hubs or pedals), average around 19 +/- pounds....... I think, anything...
08-06-21, 12:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 408
Posted By Chombi1

Note the very steep head angle that some of the...

Note the very steep head angle that some of the Peugeots had back then. Never rode such Peugeots with such steep front geometries. I wonder if it translated to very "nervous" handling or clip overlap.
08-06-21, 12:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,009
Posted By Chombi1

AC seatposts weren't anything special, in terms...

AC seatposts weren't anything special, in terms of aesthetics. They are very plain, without any flutes or any other details on them like found on other sestpost. What I think they were really known...
08-02-21, 05:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 441
Posted By Chombi1

Glad to hear you got hooked up for a...

Glad to hear you got hooked up for a replacement!:thumb:
32H hubs of any kind are getting harder and harder to find, each year, as everybody seems to be always looking for them.
08-02-21, 08:17 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 515
Posted By Chombi1

Have you considered (If you could find one) a...

Have you considered (If you could find one) a Turbo with a "natural tan" color nubuck leather cover on it?
I think it could go well with that frame, followed up with similar colored bar tape.
It...
07-29-21, 04:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 476
Posted By Chombi1

Per my experience using them in the 80's, the...

Per my experience using them in the 80's, the Modolo 919 "Anatomic" hoods are really nice plus very very comfortable, but just way too expensive these days if you can find them. They also tend to dry...
07-27-21, 05:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 476
Posted By Chombi1

That's an Italian "Quadrifoglio", like as used by...

That's an Italian "Quadrifoglio", like as used by Alfa Romeo....
So no, not quite right on a Sean Kelly "tribute" KAS 979......
07-22-21, 09:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 431
Posted By Chombi1

From your description, unfortunately, it sounds...

From your description, unfortunately, it sounds like the fork might not be original to the frameset.
07-20-21, 12:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 566
Posted By Chombi1

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Here's my 1984 TDF.
Used to be...
07-17-21, 02:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 465
Posted By Chombi1

Nope, it's an 80's model....... ​​​​​​​Graphics...

Nope, it's an 80's model.......
​​​​​​​Graphics on the bike places its model year around 1982.....
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