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07-27-21, 05:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 259
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: 377
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: 463
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: 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: 576
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: 952
Posted By Chombi1

Gary, PM coming.....

Gary, PM coming.....
07-15-21, 09:06 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 952
Posted By Chombi1

From the new pics, it looks likely it's a 56cm...

From the new pics, it looks likely it's a 56cm from center line of TT to center of BB, right?
07-15-21, 08:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 355
Posted By Chombi1

You might be referring to the GEL280s not 330.......

You might be referring to the GEL280s not 330.... I don't remember Mavic making GEL330s.
GEL280s are considered by many as "special event" wheels. Very very light and quite fragile. Most would only...
07-15-21, 03:27 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 952
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......
07-15-21, 01:52 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 797
Posted By Chombi1

I also love the Speedy levers. They were very...

I also love the Speedy levers. They were very good quality and had a really nice shape to them. They also had really nice Modolo pantographing (The older Speedy with the Modolo name diagonally...
Replies: 20
Views: 690
Posted By Chombi1

80's Raleigh SBDUs, pretty much the definition of...

80's Raleigh SBDUs, pretty much the definition of an English racing grail bike, if there was one.....
Replies: 20
Views: 690
Posted By Chombi1

I think they were called out by Modolo as Carbon...

I think they were called out by Modolo as Carbon Reinforced Resin (or maybe "Carbon Reinforced Plastic"). Which means non-oriented Carbon fibre stands were mixed into the resin material when it was...
07-13-21, 02:11 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,067
Posted By Chombi1

Concors are fantastic, but you do have to...

Concors are fantastic, but you do have to break-in your butt to conform to them if you never rode on them before.
Thing is, you're either a Concor rider or a Turbo rider. Transition from one to the...
07-12-21, 08:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 337
Posted By Chombi1

My experience with the R1s had been, you really...

My experience with the R1s had been, you really have to crank down on the clamping bolt to get the clamping wedge tight enough against the bar, to keep the handlebar from spinning in the mounting...
07-12-21, 08:50 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 970
Posted By Chombi1

I would also rather see rod actuated brakes and...

I would also rather see rod actuated brakes and upright bars on that bike.....
07-12-21, 06:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 576
Posted By Chombi1

I'm guessing that they maybe just found a few...

I'm guessing that they maybe just found a few left over Campy stamped dropouts in one of their frame parts bins and decided to use them up?
As for not having a fully chromed rear triangle. After...
07-12-21, 05:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 483
Posted By Chombi1

Maybe, Brooks cannot afford to be the premium...

Maybe, Brooks cannot afford to be the premium priced saddles they are now, back then, because everyone was preferring the more modern lighter saddles that were flooding the market during the early...
07-10-21, 09:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 447
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...
07-10-21, 10:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 447
Posted By Chombi1

Actually, the clips supplied on the Sintesi...

Actually, the clips supplied on the Sintesi pedals were a little bit different from the Christophe. The toe clip strap loop at the top of the clip on those pedals had a riveted pivot that rides in a...
07-09-21, 09:02 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,588
Posted By Chombi1

My 1982 PH10S came with the "Destructo" version...

My 1982 PH10S came with the "Destructo" version of the Heli....and it sure did eat its bearings just after a year of riding, despite me making sure it was adjusted and lubricated properly.....
​​I...
07-09-21, 08:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 576
Posted By Chombi1

IIRC, Pinarello switched over to dropouts that...

IIRC, Pinarello switched over to dropouts that had the Pinarello name stamped on it (Not Campagnolo), around 1988 or 89. Which leads me to think that your frameset might be older than what the former...
07-08-21, 04:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 225
Posted By Chombi1

Be careful with those Universal hoods.... They...

Be careful with those Universal hoods.... They are like the most fragile, thin hoods I had ever encountered and would not tolerate too much stretching and shifting around and will seemingly tear by...
07-08-21, 03:51 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,067
Posted By Chombi1

Gilles Berthoud...... They pretty much finally...

Gilles Berthoud......
They pretty much finally closed the gap between good modern saddles and classic leather saddles like Brooks, in terms of weight, comfort and technology.
Just remeber to check...
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...
07-01-21, 05:47 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 25,404
Posted By Chombi1

Note that Gitane did change the tubsets on their...

Note that Gitane did change the tubsets on their 1984 TDF to Supervitus 983.....But strangely, they decided to use Modolo Speedy brakesets and Ofmega Mistral drivetrain gruppos, plus a Japanese...
07-01-21, 05:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 371
Posted By Chombi1

I wonder if that friction compound they use on...

I wonder if that friction compound they use on modern CF bike seatposts might help stop the slippage?.....
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
06-30-21, 09:49 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,647
Posted By Chombi1

That's how Armor All eventually rots out the...

That's how Armor All eventually rots out the rubber rubber and vinyl trim on cars.....
If you ever pause or stop applying it regularly, the vinyl snd rubber just starts cracking up and drying really...
06-28-21, 05:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 542
Posted By Chombi1

You want to see lots of "curved" aluminum frame...

You want to see lots of "curved" aluminum frame tubes from the factory..... just check out most Cannondale frames from the mid 80's.
they have "unintentional", slightly curved main tubes caused by...
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...
06-23-21, 06:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 472
Posted By Chombi1

Just dump the retainers and go with loose...

Just dump the retainers and go with loose balls.......anyway, it will save you a few weenie grams as a bonus!:D
06-21-21, 09:20 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 10,922
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:
Replies: 6
Views: 513
Posted By Chombi1

Remember to check out what might be going on with...

Remember to check out what might be going on with the shift levers. That bike should have brazed on shift lever bosses. The clamped on shifters currently on the bike might have been added if the...
06-19-21, 10:33 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 930
Posted By Chombi1

The dimples on the tubing makes it a double...

The dimples on the tubing makes it a double "Freddy" spec.....
06-17-21, 04:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 507
Posted By Chombi1

Cork? As maybe used on wine bottles? That sounds...

Cork? As maybe used on wine bottles? That sounds pretty cool to me....:thumb:
06-17-21, 04:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 477
Posted By Chombi1

My favorite Mavic groups were the ("Erector"...

My favorite Mavic groups were the ("Erector" style) 801 and 851 SSC derraileur set, their aero stems, their handlebars, 312 headsets and their non-starfish shaped cranksets. I never was that...
06-17-21, 04:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 477
Posted By Chombi1

I always wondered why Mavic did not join the...

I always wondered why Mavic did not join the Spidel Collaboration. I suspect Mavic just considered itself higher market and tech, compared to the companies that went into Spidel and Mavic had more to...
06-17-21, 04:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 230
Posted By Chombi1

Yes, always remember to file or sand the heads...

Yes, always remember to file or sand the heads down so they have at least, a small amount of gap, all the way around when they sit in the shifter cable head well. If you can spin the cable head...
06-17-21, 04:03 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 4,870
Posted By Chombi1

Competitive nude and inebriated, long distance,...

Competitive nude and inebriated, long distance, subzero weather, C&V cycling??:D
06-16-21, 09:08 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,183
Posted By Chombi1

By the time I started crying seriously in the...

By the time I started crying seriously in the early 80's, high flange hubs weren't what people longed for. Everything was going smaller and lighter, so all so-called performance bikes had small...
06-10-21, 02:09 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,069
Posted By Chombi1

What??! No mention of Summer Sausage?? Everybody...

What??! No mention of Summer Sausage?? Everybody loves summer sausage in Cheeselandia...
06-10-21, 02:03 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,069
Posted By Chombi1

Summerfest at Milwaukee's lakefront used to be so...

Summerfest at Milwaukee's lakefront used to be so much more fun, when you pretty much get to see big stars in live concert performances, included for free with your entry fee. All we needed to do is...
06-09-21, 06:43 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,069
Posted By Chombi1

Funny,......all my college classmates that lived...

Funny,......all my college classmates that lived in Cudahy always warned us for some reason, to stay away from their town...: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
06-09-21, 06:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 564
Posted By Chombi1

Love the really cool blue on that bike! Maybe...

Love the really cool blue on that bike!
Maybe you can change the derrailleurs to Suntour Blue Lines, to "blue it up" some more?
06-07-21, 01:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 285
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,........
06-07-21, 06:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 285
Posted By Chombi1

I'm not sure, but did Peugeot just rename their...

I'm not sure, but did Peugeot just rename their already tried and true "Carbolite 103" tubing to "HLE" as a marketing update, or is HLE entirely different from Carbolite?
Frankly, I find the...
06-03-21, 08:22 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,319
Posted By Chombi1

Most of the time, ride quality of the tires is...

Most of the time, ride quality of the tires is proportional to the price you paid for them.
I did not really feel this that much till I experienced the difference between the Vittoria Rally and...
06-03-21, 07:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 804
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.​
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