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05-24-22, 12:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 727
Posted By Chombi1

I have these hubs laced on to 28H Wolber Profil...

I have these hubs laced on to 28H Wolber Profil 20 rims for my Vitus Carbone and they are excellent! Glass smooth bearing feel and bomb proof shell construction!
I've also been hoarding a 32H set...
05-24-22, 12:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 258
Posted By Chombi1

Looking at the Vittoria cycling shoe on the ad...

Looking at the Vittoria cycling shoe on the ad makes me think I'd might be very reluctant to even use those shoes on the bike, lest I ruin their perfect sleek looks when the sole and the cleats get...
05-23-22, 11:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 265
Posted By Chombi1

The Fiamme Ergals are a really cool, period...

The Fiamme Ergals are a really cool, period feature on an older C&V bike, but they can present their own unique challenges.
Notice how the pic of the Ergal rim clearly shows all the flex happening...
05-22-22, 07:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 102
Posted By Chombi1

If nobody here has any for sale, just search at...

If nobody here has any for sale, just search at eBay for Maillard, TA or Lyotard pedals. There's lots of them for sale..... All different styles and price points.
05-22-22, 07:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 472
Posted By Chombi1

Do not ride those tires..... The sidewalls look...

Do not ride those tires..... The sidewalls look to be dry rotted already. Evident from how the plies of the tire carcass are showing....
05-18-22, 11:08 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,850
Posted By Chombi1

Those are the mid model CXC pedals you have on...

Those are the mid model CXC pedals you have on that pic with the staked on permanent cleat plates. The 700 model had screwed on cleat plates that can be removed/replaced. The base model pedals the...
05-18-22, 08:49 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,850
Posted By Chombi1

That looks to be the base model version of...

That looks to be the base model version of Maillard CXC aero pedals. They were supposed on mid level Peugeot bikes in the mid 80's.
I don't think the bearings on those are servicable/adjustable. As...
05-17-22, 06:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 661
Posted By Chombi1

Is Rubis and Bador on the map?

Is Rubis and Bador on the map?
05-17-22, 12:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 511
Posted By Chombi1

I'll take the Modolo brake levers! PM coming.

I'll take the Modolo brake levers!
PM coming.
Replies: 15
Views: 395
Posted By Chombi1

Strange that the decal on the chainstay says...

Strange that the decal on the chainstay says "MTB".....
It sure does not look like a mountain bike.....
Which could mean the decals might not be original to the bike?....so it might not even be a...
05-14-22, 08:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 199
Posted By Chombi1

The Grab-ons did feel quite good on the hands...

The Grab-ons did feel quite good on the hands when I had them on my bike in the early 80's. Thing I did not like about them was they soaked up water when I rode in the wet and the bike gains like 2...
05-14-22, 07:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 411
Posted By Chombi1

Is there an extra zero typo on that price??.....

Is there an extra zero typo on that price??.....
05-13-22, 11:21 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,600
Posted By Chombi1

I was hoping someone would post pics of their...

I was hoping someone would post pics of their "Fides" bicycle in this thread..........:D
05-13-22, 06:10 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,174
Posted By Chombi1

NOS can sometimes bite you if you are not...

NOS can sometimes bite you if you are not careful.
I remember buying set of NOS laminated Italian Silva toe straps some years ago for what I thought was a decent price.
I figured I was getting a...
05-12-22, 10:10 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 21,146
Posted By Chombi1

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My 1988 Pinarello Montello w/ SLX.......
05-10-22, 04:51 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,674
Posted By Chombi1

One thing I never liked about Modolo brake...

One thing I never liked about Modolo brake calipers is the thin sectional profile of their caliper arms, compared to many other brakesets, that results in quite a bit of flex that compromises their...
05-08-22, 04:19 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,514
Posted By Chombi1

Ever since the Cow Palace Bike Expo disappeared...

Ever since the Cow Palace Bike Expo disappeared on us some years ago, it never have been the same here in the Bay Area for bike swap fans.
Never could figure out why they quit having it, I suspect...
05-06-22, 09:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 508
Posted By Chombi1

I really like the look of the Brooks Pro because...

I really like the look of the Brooks Pro because of the large copper rivets. I did not know that the Ideale 90's can also come with the oversized rivets like the Brooks Pro.
The large rivets gives...
05-03-22, 10:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 244
Posted By Chombi1

One of the new problems that came up with the...

One of the new problems that came up with the Look clipless pedal intro was, the shoe technology needed to catch up to work with the pedals. Along with having to adapt the three bolt Look Delta cleat...
05-02-22, 12:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 844
Posted By Chombi1

Pretty much those were the last years before the...

Pretty much those were the last years before the C-Record/Delta/Chorus 1...etc lines were introduced by Campy. So, Campagnolo Super or Nuovo Revord will still be period correct.....
05-02-22, 12:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 281
Posted By Chombi1

I never heard if Ofmega cranks have a different...

I never heard if Ofmega cranks have a different size threaded hole compared with other cranks, but it does happen, at least with Stronglight cranks, which had bigger threaded holes on their older...
Replies: 6
Views: 262
Posted By Chombi1

I don't think that frameset was made by ALAN. ...

I don't think that frameset was made by ALAN.
The seat lug cluster looks different from what ALAN carbon bikes had.
Same goes for the shapes on the rear dropouts and the fork crown...
It looks...
04-28-22, 12:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 369
Posted By Chombi1

Per the frame graphics, most likely an 81 or...

Per the frame graphics, most likely an 81 or 82.......
What does the head badge look like? If it's a black plastic lion in profile with a chrome edge, around it, then, it's most likely an 82.
04-26-22, 06:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 242
Posted By Chombi1

Dark anodized rims on wheelsets look really cool,...

Dark anodized rims on wheelsets look really cool, but only look good when they are new. Once the anodizing start to wear off on the braking surfaces, they start looking trashy. Makes me sometimes...
04-26-22, 05:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 282
Posted By Chombi1

What's a bit ironic is, the chroming process...

What's a bit ironic is, the chroming process that's done to frames, supposedly to keep them from rusting because of chrome's hard finish, actually can be the cause of rusting if the frame wasn't...
04-26-22, 11:30 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 62,807
Posted By Chombi1

Yes, a lot of Titan frames, (Especially the ones...

Yes, a lot of Titan frames, (Especially the ones that were part of their big warehouse clearance sale from a few years ago.) were sold without forks, but IIRC, there were some in that clearance...
04-22-22, 03:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 160
Posted By Chombi1

Once the plastic seatpan is broken, the saddle is...

Once the plastic seatpan is broken, the saddle is pretty much toast.
If the crack is not that big yet, it will most likely get worse as you ride on it and a broken saddle is no fun if you are miles...
Replies: 10
Views: 325
Posted By Chombi1

Is the paint original? Could it be a Titan? ...

Is the paint original?
Could it be a Titan?
The Swiss Titan framesets came in all sorts of special fade paintjobs that kinda looks like this.
Some very simple and some quite elaborate.
04-21-22, 09:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 422
Posted By Chombi1

I use Sedis/Sachs chains for my 7 speed rear...

I use Sedis/Sachs chains for my 7 speed rear clusters, as they were designed for narrower cog spacing., compared to the regular Sedisports. They have slight bevels (Not present on the older...
04-21-22, 09:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 422
Posted By Chombi1

I think once it goes sticky, it will be...

I think once it goes sticky, it will be impossible to restore the hoods as they had already broken down organically....on their way to becoming bacon.....
04-20-22, 07:56 PM
Replies: 1,701
Views: 349,571
Posted By Chombi1

I'd be really scared too if two real big,...

I'd be really scared too if two real big, muscular men in tights and capes were trying to teach me to ride a unicycle....
Replies: 9
Views: 428
Posted By Chombi1

I think the Ventoux was a mid level bike from...

I think the Ventoux was a mid level bike from Peugeot. The frame might only have 501 main tubes with the rest being Peugeot's HLE tubing. Peugeot skimped a bit on the frame with its lugless...
04-20-22, 05:13 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,295
Posted By Chombi1

I'm wondering how this build is going. it will...

I'm wondering how this build is going.
it will be nice to see another Gitane Pro getting completed.
I'm building up an almost complete Gitane Pro I recently acquired from a fellow BF member.
Just...
04-20-22, 07:38 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 653
Posted By Chombi1

Holy cow!, are you sure you have enough stem in...

Holy cow!, are you sure you have enough stem in the steerer tube to be safe?
I know they (Nitto?) made long necked stems, but did not think they came that long.....
04-20-22, 06:48 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 746
Posted By Chombi1

I use "coiled" RD cable housing for most of my...

I use "coiled" RD cable housing for most of my bikes and do not have any problems with them, plus they look great on a C&V bike.
04-19-22, 06:25 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 991
Posted By Chombi1

Sell it in Japan and maybe you can double the...

Sell it in Japan and maybe you can double the price........ in the land where they sell 100 dollar melons and mangoes like jewelry in display boxes.....
I actually feel sorry for people who would...
04-18-22, 10:18 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 8,197
Posted By Chombi1

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My Rovals on my Vitus Plus...
04-16-22, 02:48 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 8,197
Posted By Chombi1

The black finish on the Roval wheel rims back...

The black finish on the Roval wheel rims back then seemed to easily wear off the braking surfaces like they were just painted, instead of anodized. Best to find the silver version if you can, as they...
04-15-22, 04:40 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 9,942
Posted By Chombi1

I was 50/50 with wearing helmets in the 80's....

I was 50/50 with wearing helmets in the 80's. Half the time I wore one and half the time I didn't depending on how I feel and how hot the weather might be. Being also a motorcycle rider, I did feel a...
04-15-22, 04:28 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,022
Posted By Chombi1

I don't know if it's kewhl...... but it's...

I don't know if it's kewhl...... but it's definitely weird......
04-15-22, 04:26 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 5,237
Posted By Chombi1

Uhmmm.... Just 20 cents on the dollar, he'll be...

Uhmmm.... Just 20 cents on the dollar, he'll be making??
I wonder what might have triggered the sale......
And how does one take delivery of such a purchase?...... Semi truck + container??
04-15-22, 04:16 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 976
Posted By Chombi1

Yup!, No need for an extra tool as the one who...

Yup!, No need for an extra tool as the one who wrapped that bar was definitely a tool......:rolleyes:
Replies: 25
Views: 23,692
Posted By Chombi1

I always lusted for a Vent Noire AD in the "smoke...

I always lusted for a Vent Noire AD in the "smoke chrome" Chromavelato finsh, but never had the luck finding a good one. Unfortunately, the finish and decals on them are usually beat up. Pretty much...
Replies: 17
Views: 3,626
Posted By Chombi1

Most anything OMAS is expensive out there...... ...

Most anything OMAS is expensive out there......
Over 100 bucks, easy. IMO.....
I'm sure there's enough guys out there that would love to match it up with their OMAS "Big sliding" Ti BB.
04-14-22, 04:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 444
Posted By Chombi1

I always defaulted to Maillard's 6 and 7 speed...

I always defaulted to Maillard's 6 and 7 speed FWs, but have also started to use the later Sachs/Maillard FWs after experiencing some chain skating at the rear cogs because of the grooved tooth ends...
04-13-22, 02:08 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,931
Posted By Chombi1

When you are puzzled when drones pop up when you...

When you are puzzled when drones pop up when you do a search for "Mavic" Components and rims......
When you expected the young salesperson at the bike shop to know what tubular tires are......
When...
04-13-22, 02:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 499
Posted By Chombi1

I'm a bit surprised than not that many prople...

I'm a bit surprised than not that many prople used clipped, slotted cleat cycling shoes with their quill type pedals. I would think that using anything else could result in bad hot spots and pressure...
04-13-22, 01:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 406
Posted By Chombi1

The practice was common with lot of the big...

The practice was common with lot of the big factory teams, so I hope it would be mentioned, if it's going to be sold as a high quality book.....
04-13-22, 12:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 321
Posted By Chombi1

This is why I miss those tight stretch saddle...

This is why I miss those tight stretch saddle covers they used to sell in the 80's. They were made with like a thin vinyl rubber membrane backed with lycra, similar to the material used on some ski...
04-12-22, 03:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 473
Posted By Chombi1

Maybe most of the frame builders who weilded...

Maybe most of the frame builders who weilded their torches everyday, preferred working in the cooler northern regions......
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