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07-20-21, 12:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 469
Posted By Chombi1

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Here's my 1984 TDF.
Used to be...
07-17-21, 02:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 366
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.....
07-17-21, 02:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 577
Posted By Chombi1

I think what really killed chrome off steel bikes...

I think what really killed chrome off steel bikes was the highly polluting/toxic process it takes to produce it. You still maybe see it on cheap steel bikes most likely because they come from...
07-16-21, 04:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,030
Posted By Chombi1

Gary, PM coming.....

Gary, PM coming.....
07-15-21, 03:27 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,030
Posted By Chombi1

Are you sure that's a 57 cm frame? Can you...

Are you sure that's a 57 cm frame? Can you measure it from BB center to top tube center. If it measures to be a 56 cm, it will be my size and I will definitely be interested......
07-10-21, 09:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 452
Posted By Chombi1

Now I remember how the Sintesi clips were...

Now I remember how the Sintesi clips were different from the Christophe CXC clips. The top strap loop is anchored to the rest of the clip with a small set of nuts and bolts, instead of permanent...
07-08-21, 06:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 302
Posted By Chombi1

Whippy?....Aluminum frames from the 80's can...

Whippy?....Aluminum frames from the 80's can certainly perform just as good or better than steel frames......
Just ask Sean Kelly, one of the best pro sprinters in the field in the 80's, did it on...
Replies: 9
Views: 662
Posted By Chombi1

Well,..... at least the fakers got the PEELING...

Well,..... at least the fakers got the PEELING graphics right!:rolleyes::D
06-24-21, 01:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 296
Posted By Chombi1

Great job!:thumb: Freeze Off was also the only...

Great job!:thumb:
Freeze Off was also the only stuff that worked for me when I had to take off the stuck stem from hell on my Vitus Plus Carbone 7.
I tried all the other chemicals suggested in the...
06-21-21, 09:20 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 10,986
Posted By Chombi1

Maybe it's about time a new thread from the truly...

Maybe it's about time a new thread from the truly dark side of Delta style brakes is started.....
A thread all about Modolo Kronos Brakeset......:rolleyes:
06-09-21, 06:38 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,069
Posted By Chombi1

Door County is beautiful in summer and fall. You...

Door County is beautiful in summer and fall. You can also attend the traditional fish boil events they have.
06-09-21, 06:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 666
Posted By Chombi1

The scammer just hung around BF C&V forum a bit...

The scammer just hung around BF C&V forum a bit and found out what colossal cheapskates we are, so decided nothing over 40 bucks should get us hooked.....:D
06-07-21, 01:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 286
Posted By Chombi1

$350 is definitely too high. The bike is upper...

$350 is definitely too high. The bike is upper entry level, I would think $275, max., would be a more appropriate price for the bike, if the bike is in very good to close to mint condition,........
06-03-21, 07:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 806
Posted By Chombi1

The erosion on that top tube looks quite deep in...

The erosion on that top tube looks quite deep in some spots, looking like close to perforating through at those deep divots.
I agree that its pretty much too far gone to be a safe rider.​
05-26-21, 06:57 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 871
Posted By Chombi1

Brass works so much better with most stainless...

Brass works so much better with most stainless steel grades as their anodic indexes are not that far apart, so the chances of corrosion and seizing is is minimal, plus brass has a natural lubricating...
05-25-21, 10:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 984
Posted By Chombi1

It is an interesting frame. Certsinly of pretty...

It is an interesting frame. Certsinly of pretty good quality but it does not seem to reach the level of an artesinal, custom, limited production frame.
There seems to he some attempt of working the...
04-29-21, 12:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 651
Posted By Chombi1

Surely a re-decaled frame if there's no flaking...

Surely a re-decaled frame if there's no flaking evident on them.
Heck, if those decals were original, they would have started flaking off like crazy, the moment that sunlight and the slightest...
Replies: 5
Views: 350
Posted By Chombi1

I have that hub on one of my wheelsets. I think...

I have that hub on one of my wheelsets. I think it most likely a C-Record hub, because of the presence of an oiler port......
04-18-21, 11:30 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 694
Posted By Chombi1

When I replaced the brake pads on my Weinmann...

When I replaced the brake pads on my Weinmann Carrera 400 calipers with new ones from Kool Stop, I just pulled out the old pads with pliers and then put the new brake pads in really hot water for a...
04-15-21, 08:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,175
Posted By Chombi1

Could be an 82, as my 82 PH10S had the same frame...

Could be an 82, as my 82 PH10S had the same frame graphics and plastic head badge......
04-11-21, 10:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 570
Posted By Chombi1

This does not just happen with the cheap...

This does not just happen with the cheap brands......
I had a Cinelli 1A stem with it's little, oval, pressed on engraving on top of the neck, off to one side. Otherwise the stem was close to...
04-09-21, 12:54 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,111
Posted By Chombi1

Mehhhh...... this guy's way overthunk his...

Mehhhh...... this guy's way overthunk his bike.....
Here's the right way to ride wood!...
04-09-21, 12:46 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,111
Posted By Chombi1

Thousands of years from now, when even the last...

Thousands of years from now, when even the last UO8 had finally turned into tiny flakes of rust, blowing in the radioactive winds, this bike will still be around, ready for a million more miles
04-09-21, 11:17 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,111
Posted By Chombi1

It's called the "Brutalist"...

It's called the "Brutalist" bicycle.......
04-08-21, 02:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 775
Posted By Chombi1

Most of the time, these zig zag scratches on...

Most of the time, these zig zag scratches on stems and seatlosts are caused by people that are impatient and tried to twist off the stem or sestpost from the bike, before the stem quill or sest lug...
03-30-21, 08:36 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,354
Posted By Chombi1

Blame it on bean counters too.... With back...

Blame it on bean counters too.... With back sloping top tubes, the bike manufacturers can get away with just making three frame sizes. Small, Medium and Large...... The modern companies jump at these...
03-30-21, 08:24 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,257
Posted By Chombi1

I suspect the headset means you can angle the...

I suspect the headset means you can angle the roll towards the user...... kewhl!......:thumb:
03-28-21, 10:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 609
Posted By Chombi1

Because of the plain, snap on, domed bearing dust...

Because of the plain, snap on, domed bearing dust caps, this pedal set cannot be "700" level model, which were the top of the line components from Maillard/Spidel. The 700's always came with screwed...
03-28-21, 06:35 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,782
Posted By Chombi1

I have a Trek OCLV 5500 in kind of a limbo state...

I have a Trek OCLV 5500 in kind of a limbo state of build right now. It was kind of an "thinking out of the box" project I took on, because its 90's vintage is out of my C&V era range, never mind the...
03-28-21, 06:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 609
Posted By Chombi1

There were lot of lower model pedals made by the...

There were lot of lower model pedals made by the French where they applied minimal branding, or sometimes, none at all, especially when provided as part of large quantity contract groups used on...
03-28-21, 06:02 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,279
Posted By Chombi1

Doesn't the availability of relatively affordable...

Doesn't the availability of relatively affordable home laser etching equipment might offer a sort of back up to actual machining pantographic work and opens it up to the amateur "pantographers" out...
03-28-21, 01:39 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,782
Posted By Chombi1

Going through a "phase" myself. Just yesterday,...

Going through a "phase" myself.
Just yesterday, I gave my younger brother my NOS, BSC threaded, Stronglight 106 crankset with NOS Spidel 700 pedals and NOS aluminum Christophe toe clips for a Gitane...
Replies: 24
Views: 1,103
Posted By Chombi1

Another example of a classic 80's bike that shown...

Another example of a classic 80's bike that shown the peak of design aesthetics! It just ticks all the boxes for me.
To me, nothing give an 80's bike more class than a fully chromed fork.
It was...
03-28-21, 12:17 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 8,396
Posted By Chombi1

Did Raleigh screw up their 40th Anniversary...

Did Raleigh screw up their 40th Anniversary Replica??
Sure they definitely did,.......... otherwise we would not be going through all the palaver in this long thread, and everybody would have been...
03-22-21, 02:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 393
Posted By Chombi1

So, it could maybe be just a matter of time when...

So, it could maybe be just a matter of time when Selle Royale will be making Brooks saddles in China, like Selle Italia had been doing with their Turbo saddles?
if that's the case, I'm sure that...
03-22-21, 01:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 559
Posted By Chombi1

Straight parallelogram derailleurs do shift OK,...

Straight parallelogram derailleurs do shift OK, most of the time, just a bit slower shifting and a bit less precise that offset pivot (Like Simplex SLJ6600) and slant/offset pivot (Like Suntour...
03-18-21, 05:10 PM
Replies: 3,477
Views: 837,013
Posted By Chombi1

I suspect the edge of the paper was burned when...

I suspect the edge of the paper was burned when they were brazing the steerer tube to the fork crown in the factory?
Maybe your daughter should scan the original and put the copy in the steerer...
03-14-21, 08:26 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,966
Posted By Chombi1

All those 1st gen Campy SR RD's!!...... Yummy!!

All those 1st gen Campy SR RD's!!......
Yummy!!
03-03-21, 01:21 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,112
Posted By Chombi1

I suspect, BSC?.......

I suspect, BSC?.......
02-21-21, 08:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 640
Posted By Chombi1

Not the Vitus 979's..... Those frame's use 25.0...

Not the Vitus 979's.....
Those frame's use 25.0 mm diameter seatppsts. Not 25.4......
IIRC, the Cannondales used 27.2 mm.....
02-17-21, 05:53 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,006
Posted By Chombi1

Also note that in addition to not having any of...

Also note that in addition to not having any of the spoke ends proud of the spoke nipple heads, ideally, no spoke threads would show on the other end of the nipples when the wheel spokes are fully...
02-15-21, 08:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 615
Posted By Chombi1

At first, I did not like that Rustines molded...

At first, I did not like that Rustines molded their name on the hoods they sell, so I kind of ignored them for my builds, but I realized in the end that it is really great that a company like...
Replies: 7
Views: 711
Posted By Chombi1

300 bucks is a bit on the high side for this...

300 bucks is a bit on the high side for this Bottecchia, especially considering the major paint loss on the top tube. You might be able to get a bit off (try maybe 60 bucks off?) the asking, if you...
02-08-21, 04:38 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 6,065
Posted By Chombi1

Uhmmm...... that rear wheel placement must be...

Uhmmm...... that rear wheel placement must be keeping him from smiling for the camera.......:twitchy::rolleyes:
02-05-21, 08:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 538
Posted By Chombi1

You noted that they are "special" alloy nipples....

You noted that they are "special" alloy nipples. Do they actually have a unique, proprietary shape that will keep you from replacing them with nipples from other manufacturers?
I suspect that the...
02-05-21, 05:53 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 6,065
Posted By Chombi1

Add crackle and splatter finishes on some late...

Add crackle and splatter finishes on some late 80's bikes to the list of "fair warnings"......:rolleyes:
Some "fade" finishes aren't aging thst well, either....:rolleyes:
01-29-21, 11:22 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,019
Posted By Chombi1

An excellent tubular tire to try out is Vittoria...

An excellent tubular tire to try out is Vittoria Corsa G's.
Great supple ride and very low rolling resistance even in the narrow 23mm width.
I have them on four of my C&V bikes now and cannot...
01-26-21, 04:17 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,025
Posted By Chombi1

Just be aware that the Comete and Galaxie...

Just be aware that the Comete and Galaxie "Pechiney" dry joint (What I understand was, a friction/wedge fit at the joint with no glue) aluminum framed bikes from Peugeot have a "tainted" history....
01-24-21, 06:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,115
Posted By Chombi1

This is why I suspect that Stronglight went to...

This is why I suspect that Stronglight went to cartridge ball bearings in the last version of their A9.
The original ones with needle bearings just never wore out enough on people, so they did not...
12-27-20, 07:33 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,897
Posted By Chombi1

I was never disappointed with DT stainless steel...

I was never disappointed with DT stainless steel spokes I had on most of my bikes since the 80's.
I had used straight gauge, double butted and aero bladed stainless steel spokes from DT and had...
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