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Posted By Chombi1

It's a bit of a frankenbike with that mix of...

It's a bit of a frankenbike with that mix of Csmpy and Suntour components, which pulls down the value a bit as most would want everything to match, so I'd be leaning .more towards the $600 estimate....
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Posted By Chombi1

Good that there's no dents on the frame, being...

Good that there's no dents on the frame, being that the OS tubing they used had walls that were very thin.You do have to really look closely at the visible rust though, to see if it is worse than it...
11-11-22, 01:22 PM
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Posted By Chombi1

Copper pots must been hand hammered to make the...

Copper pots must been hand hammered to make the pot stronger/stiffer as copper is quite soft.
It kinda makes sense then to do he same to an aluminum fender on a bike.
11-10-22, 08:58 PM
Replies: 101
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Posted By Chombi1

The C&V forum is mostly made up of C&Vers that...

The C&V forum is mostly made up of C&Vers that have respectgful polite and courteous behavior, but like any other forums out there are a very few (fortunately) that seem to dwell on trying to start...
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Posted By Chombi1

Not worth as much as A Campy brakeset like the...

Not worth as much as A Campy brakeset like the NR, in the same condition, but certainly not worth peanuts.
I think at NOS mint condition like that, maybe 300 bucks max. If it does not have good...
11-07-22, 11:28 AM
Replies: 11
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Posted By Chombi1

What??! A 62 big ring on a bike with turkey leg...

What??! A 62 big ring on a bike with turkey leg brake levers??:twitchy:
That just does not make any sense to my C&V logic......
11-04-22, 10:12 AM
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Posted By Chombi1

THE BRAKE CABLES GOES BEHIND THE BAR!!:troll:

THE BRAKE CABLES GOES BEHIND THE BAR!!:troll:
11-02-22, 06:52 PM
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Posted By Chombi1

What's the point of having a dropped bar if it is...

What's the point of having a dropped bar if it is raised that high up??:rolleyes:;)
Otherwi, that bike looks really nice.....:thumb:
11-02-22, 01:56 PM
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Posted By Chombi1

The market was driven upwards by the whole retro...

The market was driven upwards by the whole retro bike/single speed fad that was going on with younger cyclists.
Now that that fad is gone, things are pretty dead again....
10-31-22, 09:21 PM
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Posted By Chombi1

My PY10 FC also rides spooky quiet. Pretty much...

My PY10 FC also rides spooky quiet. Pretty much the quietest riding bike I have.
It's so silent and smooth that it almost dissappears from under you.
It is one of the traits thst sets it apart from...
10-31-22, 05:42 PM
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Posted By Chombi1

Campagnolo brake levers from the late 80's...

Campagnolo brake levers from the late 80's did......
10-31-22, 04:57 PM
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Posted By Chombi1

Funny thing is, even most of the top of the line...

Funny thing is, even most of the top of the line stuff back then is looking really rudimentary compared to even the cheap modern stuff.......
Just look at the much vaunted Simplex SLJ6600 RD and...
10-26-22, 08:45 PM
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Posted By Chombi1

I recently overhauled my Campagnolo Superleggeri...

I recently overhauled my Campagnolo Superleggeri TI pedals and had to struggle getting those 1/8" balls to stay in place when I was reassembling the pedals. I'm wondering if the smaller balls mean...
10-23-22, 05:45 PM
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Posted By Chombi1

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The lion on mine faces forward on both sides.....
As far as I...
10-21-22, 06:14 PM
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Posted By Chombi1

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My 1986 ALAN Record Carbonio.
The best (Almost telepathic.)...
10-15-22, 01:24 PM
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Posted By Chombi1

I have to add that my experience with the Campy...

I have to add that my experience with the Campy NR was that it was the slowest shifting RD I ever used on my bikes. It also required the most amount of lever travel to overshift so the chain would...
10-14-22, 07:52 PM
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Posted By Chombi1

Frankly. I think the Superbe Pro can really be...

Frankly. I think the Superbe Pro can really be just fonsidered as a heavier version of the Cyclone MkII.
10-14-22, 07:48 PM
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Posted By Chombi1

Uhmm... It 8s interesting though, the only...

Uhmm... It 8s interesting though, the only derailleur that ghost shifted on me, for all the years I've ridden was my bought from new, patent 83 NR RD. I summarily put back the Suntour Cyclone MkII...
10-14-22, 05:19 PM
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Posted By Chombi1

Kudos to you for taking on such a challenge to...

Kudos to you for taking on such a challenge to get this Peugeot back to life!:thumb:
10-14-22, 01:50 PM
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Posted By Chombi1

Suntour Cyclone Mk Ii...... One of the best...

Suntour Cyclone Mk Ii......
One of the best shifting derailleurs I ever used......
Looks really nice plus quite a weight weenie too!
10-14-22, 12:25 AM
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Posted By Chombi1

If you play the dork disc backwards pn a...

If you play the dork disc backwards pn a turntable. You will hear the mad squeals of a badger as he tried to punch out some reporters in the middle of a road........
10-07-22, 11:27 AM
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Posted By Chombi1

I have Reydel GTi's on my Peugeot PSV and Gitane...

I have Reydel GTi's on my Peugeot PSV and Gitane TdF.
I got them NOS from a Turkish eBay seller a few years ago.
The quality is pretty good and they feel comfortable. Their shape is very similar to...
10-04-22, 10:00 AM
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Posted By Chombi1

Thing that bugged me though was, lugless...

Thing that bugged me though was, lugless construction pretty much took over the industry and relegated frame lugs on steel bikes to history. Unless you buy asome sort of "retro special" so now you...
10-03-22, 05:32 PM
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Posted By Chombi1

I agree..... I thought Bleche White died off...

I agree..... I thought Bleche White died off already with white sidewall tires on cars, many years ago. I would go with something more modern and maybe less harsh..... A lot of these hoods are quite...
10-03-22, 05:12 PM
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Posted By Chombi1

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Finally got to overhaul my pair of Campy Superleggeri pedals with Ti...
10-01-22, 05:21 PM
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Posted By Chombi1

Once the Unicrowns showed up I lost any interest...

Once the Unicrowns showed up I lost any interest on the then, latest frameset designs.....
And they still look fugly as he'll to me these days!
09-27-22, 09:44 AM
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Posted By Chombi1

Looks like at least, Bianchi got that top tube...

Looks like at least, Bianchi got that top tube right.........unlike Raleigh......:rolleyes:
09-22-22, 12:03 PM
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Posted By Chombi1

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My custom 83 Davidson Signature, although it does not have as much...
09-21-22, 02:01 PM
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Posted By Chombi1

I guess some people look at Confente as some sort...

I guess some people look at Confente as some sort of Stradivarius that could instill his personal magic on bicycle frame so it performs much different/better than other bikes? But a bicycle frame is...
09-14-22, 06:40 PM
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Posted By Chombi1

Last time I built a wheelset, they sold me...

Last time I built a wheelset, they sold me spokes. They even calculated the spoke legnths and cut them as needed.
Just surprised how their policy on spokes also changed in just a few years......
09-10-22, 03:49 PM
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Posted By Chombi1

The rust on the inner face of that fork leg is...

The rust on the inner face of that fork leg is what I would be most concerned about as it looks to have worked in deep into the steel on the fork leg.
Don't hesitate to start taking off the finish...
09-06-22, 12:36 PM
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Posted By Chombi1

The tool came with a steel rod that you insert...

The tool came with a steel rod that you insert into the hole on the remover as handles to turn it......
I never see that rod included when I see 5hese removers for sale......
09-05-22, 11:54 AM
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Posted By Chombi1

It could be modded a bit more to full race bike...

It could be modded a bit more to full race bike spec by changing out the heavy chrome steel headset with a Stronglight A9 and cable adjusters on the Dia Compe levers.
09-04-22, 12:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,524
Posted By Chombi1

Never used such plugs in my tubular wheelsets and...

Never used such plugs in my tubular wheelsets and never had any problems not doing so.
Anyway, it does not seem to make any sense going through the effort of getting the lightest wheels on a bike...
09-03-22, 10:51 PM
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Posted By Chombi1

That's a great price for a clean Stronglight 107...

That's a great price for a clean Stronglight 107 crankset!
The perfect crankset for a top of the line mid 80's French build.:thumb:
09-02-22, 07:20 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 906
Posted By Chombi1

Those fork legs can't seem to decide whether they...

Those fork legs can't seem to decide whether they are straight or curved......:rolleyes:
09-01-22, 01:24 PM
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Posted By Chombi1

That rough finish quality seen close up on the...

That rough finish quality seen close up on the Maillard cogs is pretty typical/normal despite it being their top line 700 series FW (Typical French quality back then.). I have many of these FWs and...
09-01-22, 01:21 PM
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Posted By Chombi1

I find the looks of these pedals to be very...

I find the looks of these pedals to be very classic/stylish in a French way.:thumb:
I remember using them on my Peugeot PH10S in the early 80's when I transitioned from the bike's stock rat trap...
08-31-22, 11:54 PM
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Views: 96,222
Posted By Chombi1

Almost done with my 84 Gitane Pro build. ...

Almost done with my 84 Gitane Pro build.
​​​​It's been my dream Gitane grail bike since the 80's.........
08-31-22, 08:03 PM
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Posted By Chombi1

My 84 Gitane Pro grail bike.... It's getting...

My 84 Gitane Pro grail bike....
It's getting there...... just cables, brake levers, bar tape, chain and spokes........
08-31-22, 02:18 PM
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Posted By Chombi1

worse yet if the septic tank overflowed......

worse yet if the septic tank overflowed......
08-28-22, 07:19 PM
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Posted By Chombi1

Yup a just few minutes with the "annodizing pen"...

Yup a just few minutes with the "annodizing pen" (Sharpie) would bring those calipers right back up to looking great!:thumb:
I've done the same for many used parts I used on my builds with great...
08-28-22, 05:31 PM
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Posted By Chombi1

I got 82 PH10S with Carbolite tubing down to 23...

I got 82 PH10S with Carbolite tubing down to 23 pounds too back in the 80's with lighter wheels and components.
It remains to be one of the best riding bike I ever had.
08-27-22, 12:57 PM
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Views: 1,948
Posted By Chombi1

The Rolls looks a bit classier with the metal...

The Rolls looks a bit classier with the metal branding details at the tail and nose. The Turbo gets most of its fame from the fact they were used by so many pro riders in the big races and dominated...
08-24-22, 12:03 PM
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Posted By Chombi1

The dust/shield over the bearings is attached to...

The dust/shield over the bearings is attached to the outer cones so the whole cap shield stays stationary with the axles as the hub spins. The cap's perimeter is bent inwards towards the hub and goes...
08-23-22, 08:14 PM
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Views: 365
Posted By Chombi1

The "Tiny Bubbly" looks uhmmmm...... too...

The "Tiny Bubbly" looks uhmmmm...... too bubbly....
Go with the more conventional Rattrap....
08-23-22, 12:55 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,099
Posted By Chombi1

All I can say is, we have our own great builders...

All I can say is, we have our own great builders here in the US that we appreciate just as much as Mercets might be appreciated by collectors in EU.
Everything I look closely at the fine details on...
08-20-22, 06:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 199
Posted By Chombi1

More likely aluminum, as the non-aero style...

More likely aluminum, as the non-aero style Concor Superleggera which this saddle was based on, had aluminum rails.
I tthink Selle San Marco offered Ti rails on later model ssddles.
I think the...
08-18-22, 12:54 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,099
Posted By Chombi1

Wow! Giving that 50th anniversary laden bike for...

Wow! Giving that 50th anniversary laden bike for commutes to a train station by a grandchild was very kind unselfish thing to do.
The problem is, the beautiful precious bike will be stolen the...
08-18-22, 12:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 968
Posted By Chombi1

Dang that looks like blue cheese!:eek: Usually...

Dang that looks like blue cheese!:eek:
Usually they look like bacon......
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