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Posted By Chombi1

I remember seeing those satin black painted...

I remember seeing those satin black painted Bottecchia framesets at a local bike shop my brother and I frequented back in college in the mid 80's ("Wares" in Milwaukee, WI.).
Even when sold as new...
02-28-24, 02:20 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 5,213
Posted By Chombi1

I wonder if one can use ski wax on chains. One...

I wonder if one can use ski wax on chains. One would think that it may stay on the chain better than candle wax....
02-25-24, 12:03 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 710
Posted By Chombi1

Nice to see a black one for a change....:thumb:

Nice to see a black one for a change....:thumb:
02-24-24, 01:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,035
Posted By Chombi1

That Falcon head badge is really something...

That Falcon head badge is really something else.:thumb:
it's so elaborate that it does not look like it came from the UK. More in the style of what you see on Japanese bikes of the period.
02-23-24, 11:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 345
Posted By Chombi1

Many would surely like to have the "esoteric",...

Many would surely like to have the "esoteric", but it's the typical "entry fee" to such things that makes it quite hard to pull the trigger on it.... combine that with the also typical cheapskate...
02-23-24, 06:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 199
Posted By Chombi1

That Rigi bike is really interesting. You pretty...

That Rigi bike is really interesting. You pretty much ride over the rear wheel with such a short wheelbase. I wonder if it could result in unintended wheelies during a hard sprint effort.......
02-18-24, 06:34 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,271
Posted By Chombi1

I remember as college kids back in the early...

I remember as college kids back in the early 80's, our local bike shops did not really appreciate my brother and I doing what's shown on the book to check out frame stiffness on their showroom...
02-18-24, 06:33 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,271
Posted By Chombi1

I remember as college kids back in the early...

I remember as college kids back in the early 80's, our local bike shops did not really appreciate my brother and I doing what's shown on the book to check out frame stiffness on their showroom...
02-16-24, 12:48 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,814
Posted By Chombi1

When patching an innertube be sure you hit the...

When patching an innertube be sure you hit the area around the hole with the sandpaper that's usually provided in patch kits. This abrad3s the surface of the inner tube so there's tooth to the...
02-16-24, 12:26 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,271
Posted By Chombi1

I think it's pronounced "Free-yoos"....or...

I think it's pronounced "Free-yoos"....or Frey-yoos....
for the rims, yes Nisis or Fiammes.....
02-16-24, 04:55 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 524
Posted By Chombi1

I have an unusual set of Mavic skewers. It has...

I have an unusual set of Mavic skewers. It has black finished nuts and lever cap ends. The center shaft is not steel but it looks like titanium with its darker color than aluminum. The same color as...
02-14-24, 10:52 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,220
Posted By Chombi1

Looks like the party was great, especially with...

Looks like the party was great, especially with all those bikes to look at and discuss with fellow C&Vers.
I'm wondering though, if there's any way to attract the younger generations to attend such...
02-06-24, 10:48 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 612
Posted By Chombi1

There's no "standard amount of movement or force...

There's no "standard amount of movement or force used on friction shifters. It all depends on how quickly your derailleur can shift. A Nouvo Record Rear derailleur, for example will need quite a bit...
02-05-24, 06:10 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 844
Posted By Chombi1

It sounds like it was an "imperial" threading...

It sounds like it was an "imperial" threading standard, do most likely quite old.....
The other standard, which is French (14 X 1.25, metric?) must be newer.
02-05-24, 05:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 721
Posted By Chombi1

After anyone sees a chisel style seatstay end for...

After anyone sees a chisel style seatstay end for the first time,.....dome ended seststays just don't look good, anymore....
Replies: 7
Views: 336
Posted By Chombi1

Restore logic says you might want to replace it...

Restore logic says you might want to replace it with maybe a Dura Ace 7400 series crankset, but the Chorus crankset was actually an excellent crankset. The lightest and most aero crankset (because of...
02-04-24, 10:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 550
Posted By Chombi1

I like the forks because despite when the bike...

I like the forks because despite when the bike was made, they still put on curved fork legs. Much more elegant looking than the straight fork legs that were so common by that time.:thumb:
I just...
02-04-24, 10:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 582
Posted By Chombi1

Not sure if I have the same Dia Compe AGC lever...

Not sure if I have the same Dia Compe AGC lever set, but the hoods on them had actually been the longest lasting hoods I ever had. They are in white, but they always clean up well with just pledge...
02-04-24, 09:44 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 8,133
Posted By Chombi1

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After building it up (I bought it from "DD" as almost a bare frameset....
02-04-24, 09:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 958
Posted By Chombi1

A good period correct light would be a...

A good period correct light would be a Wonderlight flashlight/headlight. I must have bought at least four of them for my bikes in the 80's.
It was very popular in the early to mid 80's because the...
02-04-24, 07:20 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,576
Posted By Chombi1

The danger of trying to get back things in the...

The danger of trying to get back things in the past is, you might discover things you'd rather not see on it, ruining your good memories of it.....
I remember finding my former motorcycle, parked on...
02-04-24, 07:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 721
Posted By Chombi1

BG. Please, just keep the "Ugly Betty" mystery...

BG. Please, just keep the "Ugly Betty" mystery alive forever!!:(
02-04-24, 06:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 523
Posted By Chombi1

Internally brazed, lugless construction,...

Internally brazed, lugless construction, Carbolite 103 frame tubing and the stamped steel but windowed rear dropouts points towards something like a Peugeot PH10 or PH12....from maybe around...
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Views: 336
Posted By Chombi1

Yep!, 1st gen Chorus..... You can tell from that...

Yep!, 1st gen Chorus..... You can tell from that bent looking crank arm.....
02-01-24, 04:12 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,923
Posted By Chombi1

Love that really good looking aero style fork...

Love that really good looking aero style fork crown:thumb:. So much better looking than the "Unicrowns", which was becoming really common on bikes in the late 80's.
02-01-24, 04:03 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,315
Posted By Chombi1

Dang!!, It must be them Brits again with their...

Dang!!, It must be them Brits again with their doing things on the wrong side of everything!!
01-31-24, 03:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 624
Posted By Chombi1

You will find out that working on most C&V bikes,...

You will find out that working on most C&V bikes, at least from the late 70's and up, will require allen head wrenches (metric). It is something that a "car oriented" tool set usually do not have....
01-31-24, 03:06 PM
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Views: 654
Posted By Chombi1

Agree about it being a higher grade bike. The...

Agree about it being a higher grade bike. The Campy dropouts usually gives that away. Lower grade bikes would usually have proprietary Bianchi (If they made them) or something like Gipiemme dropouts....
01-31-24, 02:48 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,315
Posted By Chombi1

I think that it's the mechanic in charge of the...

I think that it's the mechanic in charge of the bike that's deciding what side to put the QR lever at.
There seems to be some logic putting it on the drive side as operating the lever and managing...
01-30-24, 01:31 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,710
Posted By Chombi1

Just make sure you still got enough stem in that...

Just make sure you still got enough stem in that steerer tube.......
01-29-24, 11:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 421
Posted By Chombi1

Dang faaaak! That was 30 years ago...

Dang faaaak! That was 30 years ago already??!:eek::eek:
The lights might start dimming very soon!!:cry:
01-29-24, 05:01 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,228
Posted By Chombi1

I was gonna say, the correct term is "Turkey...

I was gonna say, the correct term is "Turkey Levers".....
At least it does not sound as bad as "Dork Discs"......or "Hobo Bars".....
01-29-24, 10:18 AM
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Posted By Chombi1

This pic is making me feel quite old.... The...

This pic is making me feel quite old.... The actresses on the pic look soooo young then. Now they are "grandma" aged already....
01-29-24, 01:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 472
Posted By Chombi1

These Brooks titanium framed saddles can actually...

These Brooks titanium framed saddles can actually approach the weights of saddles like the Turbo. I have a Ti framed Brooks Pro on my Davidson and I really love it on that bike. They are so worth it,...
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Views: 808
Posted By Chombi1

It is depressed pretty much everywhere, and...

It is depressed pretty much everywhere, and unfortunately, I don't really see the market for C&V bikes coming back as well as it was, within most of our lifetimes......especially as most of the new...
01-28-24, 05:19 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,063
Posted By Chombi1

Oh Wisconsin.... I miss my college bike riding...

Oh Wisconsin.... I miss my college bike riding days when I was living there. That Madison bike swap must have tons of really good stuff to see and buy, because the cycling culture was really strong...
01-28-24, 05:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 321
Posted By Chombi1

Despite my stable cosisting of just race bikes, I...

Despite my stable cosisting of just race bikes, I love these town and touring bikes for their real functionality and usefulness, while looking beautiful with their details. My experience had been,...
01-26-24, 07:26 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 930
Posted By Chombi1

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My Pinarello Montello.
IIRC, it came from eastern part of Canada...
01-22-24, 02:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 681
Posted By Chombi1

I doubt if the saddle is fake. Who would go...

I doubt if the saddle is fake. Who would go through the effort and time to silkscreen the Avocet brand on an old saddle like that?
Plus if it is a fake, they most likely would not choose Avocet for...
01-17-24, 10:56 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,935
Posted By Chombi1

Just don't put them away wet and they will last a...

Just don't put them away wet and they will last a long time.
Better yet, just designate a wet weather, all metal bike that have a welded or brazed construction.
01-17-24, 10:42 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,126
Posted By Chombi1

That looks like a lot of fun.:thumb: If I still...

That looks like a lot of fun.:thumb:
If I still lived in Milwaukee, I'd surely attend.
01-14-24, 12:55 PM
Replies: 1,073
Views: 454,036
Posted By Chombi1

What the heck's going on here?? A TT bike with...

What the heck's going on here??
A TT bike with headlights?!
01-14-24, 12:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 420
Posted By Chombi1

I like the looks of the Super Aero rims with tan...

I like the looks of the Super Aero rims with tan wall tubulars.the most.:thumb:
01-09-24, 11:35 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 668
Posted By Chombi1

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The only bike I have with a...
01-05-24, 10:57 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 4,270
Posted By Chombi1

Really nice to see curved fork blades and level...

Really nice to see curved fork blades and level top tubes on these retro bikes!
12-24-23, 01:59 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 6,756
Posted By Chombi1

For some reason, that just looks sooo wrong to...

For some reason, that just looks sooo wrong to me.....
12-24-23, 01:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 577
Posted By Chombi1

Those bikes were beautiful with the visible...

Those bikes were beautiful with the visible carbon weave under a clear coat.
I remember drooling over CF bikes like this and the Specialized equivalent on dealer's display rooms as it looked so tech...
12-24-23, 03:33 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,800
Posted By Chombi1

I had Grab Ons on my bike, back in the early...

I had Grab Ons on my bike, back in the early 80's. I liked them because I found the cello bar tape on my Peugeot just wasn't comfortable. I eventually quit using Grab Ons because they retained water...
12-21-23, 07:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 385
Posted By Chombi1

Here's a cycling song by Kraftwerk: ...

Here's a cycling song by Kraftwerk:
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=LTZyXlLhvxs

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=rTe7U92ecX8 (https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=LTZyXlLhvxs)
12-19-23, 12:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 687
Posted By Chombi1

We always took these crank bolt covers off the...

We always took these crank bolt covers off the bike as soon as we got them. Mainly for that pro racer look, plus they usually just fell off during rides snd go lost anyway.
Now that the old caps are...
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