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Tychom

Member since Jul 2011 • Last active Apr 2015
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    Broggio is still around and painting bikes among other things but would seem less active than in the 80s, there are a huge number of Broggio painted frames around from then painted with great fades, fluo colour schemes, particularly those from builders/shops in the Ile de France area. My Broggio painted Gillen has the same stencilled black on gold logo as yours, right down to the fuzzy edges.

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    32 hole pair of Mavic 520 hubs and grey Mavic CXP-12 rims hopefully.

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    Also not NJS but the Nitto S65 can be found in a 30cm length model.

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    Changed wheels around today, temporary until I get a Mavic wheelset completed.

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    Slowly working issue by issue through my Rebiai project.

    New (can't be more than 50km on them) wheelset, Maillard 700 sealed bearing hubs, Open4 CD rims, Continental GP tyres (probably to change for something more comfortable than this 20c pair, perhaps their modern 25c 'Classic' counterpart).

    Most everything on this bike has been installed without grease 20 something years ago and is firmly stuck, in addition mounted by a man who thinks there can never be enough torque.

    So I've finally managed to undo the brake cable clamps today, the bolts for clamping the brake cable are rounded out and to be replaced, at the same time I'm replacing the central pivot bolt - out with the external nut one and in with one setup for a recessed allen key version - the bike will actually take them but has been mounted with the old style external nut versions and some washers inbetween. Lucky I've a donor set of Modolos for the task.

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    If this one works out it ticks a few boxes I want ticking, classic french frame, excellent condition, much chrome, and also i've wanted a Vitus 979 for ages now - not that this is one - but I only wanted one for the look, nice blue main tubes and silver everywhere else. This comes pretty close.

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    Picked up something shiny yesterday -

    Will take nicer pictures when it's in a better state - wheels, pedals, bar and brake levers all need a change. Also the seatpost is a bit stuck despite being a shade too small in diameter, hopefully it can be soaked out, if not it's actually at a good height anyway but I'd certainly prefer getting one in there that's actually the correct size.

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    After the purchase I learned that black French threaded headsets are quite hard to come by. For example, there are NONE on ebay right now!

    Are you totally sure threading is actually french?

    Given that it did have a black headset before (hard to find as you say), and a cartridge BB too (of which there's only a few that are available with french threads - such as VO which are shit, and Phil Wood which cost a bunch).

    [edit] ignore the black headset remark as it's obviously a different fork in use there, though BB remarks still stand.

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