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09-26-20, 06:51 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,056
Posted By Kabuki12

I had about the same year Elite RS. I ,like you ,...

I had about the same year Elite RS. I ,like you , got it cheap . I paid $100 for it in unridden condition. It was beautiful with Cyclone derailleurs and bronze anodized Gran Compe brakes and rims. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-20, 08:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 389
Posted By Kabuki12

I stop at stop signs and red lights. I will only...

I stop at stop signs and red lights. I will only proceed if no one is around and the light doesn't change after waiting a fair amount of time. If the law in California ever changes I guess it would...
09-25-20, 03:47 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 651
Posted By Kabuki12

I never “wash” my bikes . I wipe them down with a...

I never “wash” my bikes . I wipe them down with a damp rag if real dirty, otherwise I just use a soft rag and wipe the dust off. I don’t ride in the dirt often enough to get actual mud or anything on...
09-24-20, 07:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 439
Posted By Kabuki12

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These came on my Medici . They were out of place on...
09-24-20, 01:52 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,056
Posted By Kabuki12

Up until a year or so ago I could not tell which...

Up until a year or so ago I could not tell which bike was my favorite, I truly love them all. But then came the Medici! I still love my other bikes and rotate , but the Medici is simply my favorite....
09-24-20, 01:46 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 5,004
Posted By Kabuki12

When my wife started having more health issues...

When my wife started having more health issues and started having trouble keeping up with me, I thought that it would work. Her answer was "NO WAY!!" She rides an electric assist bike now when she...
09-22-20, 06:49 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 3,484
Posted By Kabuki12

i somehow feel you are “baiting replies”. Posting...

i somehow feel you are “baiting replies”. Posting on a bike forum that cycling is poor exercise is just baiting response as any aerobic exercise is healthy if done consistently and wisely. If it...
09-20-20, 02:28 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 951
Posted By Kabuki12

I bought the first Mini Cooper S in Ventura...

I bought the first Mini Cooper S in Ventura County. I knew one of the test engineers and actually got to tour the test facility in Port Hueneme. I drove it for a couple of years and decided I wanted...
Replies: 11
Views: 379
Posted By Kabuki12

Last year down here in Ventura County the guy I...

Last year down here in Ventura County the guy I bought my Medici from had a real nice one and was asking $250 but it took quite a while to sell. He kept texting me to see if I would make an offer but...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-20, 12:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 254
Posted By Kabuki12

Nice to have clear air and cool temps in Southern...

Nice to have clear air and cool temps in Southern California for a change. Rode out to the harbor and back to my shop, about 22 miles. ...
09-20-20, 12:14 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 4,101
Posted By Kabuki12

All clear down here. Rode out to the harbor and...

All clear down here. Rode out to the harbor and back to my shop . About 22 fresh air miles AND nice and cool....
09-19-20, 06:41 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 4,123
Posted By Kabuki12

I am sorry for your loss. I can't imagine losing...

I am sorry for your loss. I can't imagine losing my soul mate. I have been married to the same woman that I lost my virginity to for 45+ years and the older I get , the more I have come to depend on...
09-19-20, 06:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 358
Posted By Kabuki12

I do chin tucks every day . Sometimes while...

I do chin tucks every day . Sometimes while driving just as the previous person mentioned. . While keeping my back straight and shoulders back I move as if trying to make a double chin and hold for...
09-19-20, 06:18 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 5,027
Posted By Kabuki12

There are some who love Rivindel Bikes and others...

There are some who love Rivindel Bikes and others that do not. I am another vintage road bike rider so I can get a classic with full Campagnolo for a lot less. This is just me, I like cleaning up and...
09-18-20, 03:18 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,065
Posted By Kabuki12

this is not a standard GP. It is a prototype with...

this is not a standard GP. It is a prototype with a different keel and rudder. This and I think one other hill. You know your sailboats to pick up on that detail. We were only there for the Christmas...
09-18-20, 03:42 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,065
Posted By Kabuki12

It was a fun boat, not my cup of tea , but very...

It was a fun boat, not my cup of tea , but very fast. That boat constantly surprised me how strong it was for its weight, even close hauled in a sizable wind swell , stiff and determined she didn't...
09-18-20, 03:35 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,065
Posted By Kabuki12

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Fat Tuesday Santa Barbara, California
09-17-20, 07:28 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,065
Posted By Kabuki12

That reminds me of sailing my friend's Hobie 18...

That reminds me of sailing my friend's Hobie 18 home from the island passing power boats!
09-17-20, 03:00 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,065
Posted By Kabuki12

I raced on a Santana 30/30 GP for two years down...

I raced on a Santana 30/30 GP for two years down here in Ventura. This was one of two (I think) special prototypes that never went into production. Down below there was nothing other than places to...
09-15-20, 02:06 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,065
Posted By Kabuki12

We lived on an Ericson 35 tall rig(double...

We lived on an Ericson 35 tall rig(double spreader). It was a race boat when we bought it but I added a water tank and refrigeration after a few years for comfort. We were not into racing , just...
09-15-20, 08:40 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,922
Posted By Kabuki12

Yea , I did mine just to the brake. It is black...

Yea , I did mine just to the brake. It is black from that point on. Mine did not come out as nice as yours on the orange and black. I am not sur if I will attempt it in the future, it was pretty hard...
09-15-20, 08:15 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,922
Posted By Kabuki12

Nice Raleigh. It seems we have similar taste in...

Nice Raleigh. It seems we have similar taste in bar wrap!
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1977 Raleigh...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-20, 06:56 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 10,198
Posted By Kabuki12

Yea, perhaps, maybe you missed my point as well....

Yea, perhaps, maybe you missed my point as well. The bike did nothing wrong, it was bullet proof and got me where I needed to go at the time. When I started cycling( actually going places rather...
09-15-20, 05:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 233
Posted By Kabuki12

Nice find! I have a 1972 ItalVega that I love. I...

Nice find! I have a 1972 ItalVega that I love. I believe they are brothers. Joe
09-15-20, 05:17 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,065
Posted By Kabuki12

My wife and I lived on a sailboat at Channel...

My wife and I lived on a sailboat at Channel Islands harbor in the mid seventies through the eighties. We moved to dry land in 1990. In the early years they had schooner races every year and we would...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-20, 04:57 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 10,198
Posted By Kabuki12

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder! No doubt...

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder! No doubt they had a following , but they are boat anchors to me. I had gone from putting my basketball on the rack and pedaling to the BB court to shoot hoops to...
09-14-20, 01:50 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 4,101
Posted By Kabuki12

I love that area . My sister used to live in...

I love that area . My sister used to live in Fortuna and when we visited from down here, I was envious of the slow pace. We visited so many great places while we were up there . I fantasized about...
09-14-20, 01:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 218
Posted By Kabuki12

If your bike is anything like the one I...

If your bike is anything like the one I have(1971) , I would replace the steel wheels with alloy , maybe 700c if you have some adjustment on the brake pads to lower a bit. If it is like mine it has...
09-14-20, 01:25 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 4,617
Posted By Kabuki12

Here in Ventura County , Cal. it is kind of...

Here in Ventura County , Cal. it is kind of smokey today out by the coast. I live inland about 15 miles and it was ok yesterday so I did my Sunday ride. I couldn't go last week as it was 109 degrees!...
09-14-20, 01:17 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,672
Posted By Kabuki12

That is not good !! I had wondered if he had...

That is not good !! I had wondered if he had become violent, it stands to reason. I will not engage people that are acting out anymore. The only time I would is if I could help someone in need. In...
09-14-20, 11:17 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 941
Posted By Kabuki12

I had it happen once on a ride. I used to keep my...

I had it happen once on a ride. I used to keep my tires inflated to max pressure, and then on a hot sunny day I stopped at a bench to eat an apple and BANG!! The bench and bike were in direct...
09-14-20, 11:13 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,672
Posted By Kabuki12

I saw this article on Yahoo a few days ago and my...

I saw this article on Yahoo a few days ago and my wife and I had a good laugh. Then we realized that it is not funny. A guy like this could be dangerous. In public where people are with their...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-20, 05:39 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 10,198
Posted By Kabuki12

The worst bike I ever owned was my high school...

The worst bike I ever owned was my high school ten speed, a beautiful root beer brown Schwinn Varsity. I didn't realize how bad the bike was until I did a 40 mile ride one summer. It damn near killed...
09-14-20, 05:23 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 4,101
Posted By Kabuki12

Tobacco ? Who would do that? Until my late...

Tobacco ? Who would do that? Until my late twenties I did a bunch of smoking but never tobacco, bleh! Joe
09-14-20, 05:14 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 4,101
Posted By Kabuki12

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From Sunday's ride. Actually a bit of blue sky! This is about mile thirty, stop...
09-14-20, 05:00 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 2,720
Posted By Kabuki12

Yea, I think that some folks just do what they...

Yea, I think that some folks just do what they want and don't really put a lot of thought into it. I rode yesterday and saw quite a bit of it when I hit Ventura . It isn't as bad in the rural areas ,...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-20, 04:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 179
Posted By Kabuki12

I was not sure about this weekend as the air...

I was not sure about this weekend as the air quality has been bad from all the fires. I got up and checked outside Sunday and it was nice. Overcast skies and cool , I did not see any ash on the car....
Replies: 18
Views: 687
Posted By Kabuki12

Wow, with tires and all? Excellent deal. I think...

Wow, with tires and all? Excellent deal. I think this would be a nice upgrade to your bike . As far as changing a tube or repairing a flat while you are out , it is worth it. It’s just good to check...
09-13-20, 03:32 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 4,101
Posted By Kabuki12

Well , I got back a couple of hours ago. I had a...

Well , I got back a couple of hours ago. I had a great ride, about 35 miles, it was cool and no wind. No smoke or ash in our area. We are only 18 miles from the beach and seem to be in a bit of clear...
09-13-20, 06:22 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 4,101
Posted By Kabuki12

Well, I’ve decided to give it a go! I am going to...

Well, I’ve decided to give it a go! I am going to ride and if it is too bad I will pull the ripcord and call my wife, but just can’t go more than a week or so without pedaling. I haven’t smelled...
09-13-20, 06:10 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 854
Posted By Kabuki12

Very nice condition. I think you will get every...

Very nice condition. I think you will get every penny worth out of it in riding. You don’t want that foam stuff on the handle bars anyway. So wrap the bars with your favorite tape , fix the tire(s) ,...
09-12-20, 09:02 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 2,720
Posted By Kabuki12

Lately when I am in the bike lane I have noticed...

Lately when I am in the bike lane I have noticed people walking and jogging in the lane. Even where there are ample sidewalks , folks are taking the bike lanes forcing the cyclists into the street...
09-12-20, 07:49 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 4,101
Posted By Kabuki12

my brother is in Ashland and I haven’t talked to...

my brother is in Ashland and I haven’t talked to him but I guess one major fire started about 1/2 mile from his house. I am thinking it is as you say , the whole coast. The air doesn’t seem bad when...
09-12-20, 07:45 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 4,101
Posted By Kabuki12

I am supposed to go tomorrow but I will check in...

I am supposed to go tomorrow but I will check in the morning. I can’t smell some but the sky down here in Southern California is grey looking. I didn’t ride last Sunday because it was 109 degrees at...
09-12-20, 10:42 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 563
Posted By Kabuki12

It should not be that tight(note should!). Maybe...

It should not be that tight(note should!). Maybe wrap a piece of old tube around the jaws of channel locks and allow only the rubber to grab the headset adjuster. I have done this on chrome plated...
09-12-20, 01:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 312
Posted By Kabuki12

Thank you for guidance, I now know what I am...

Thank you for guidance, I now know what I am looking for . The plastic ones on eBay that Mr Spadoni referenced seem pretty close to what I need.
09-11-20, 05:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 563
Posted By Kabuki12

I use Mothers Polish and on those you my need...

I use Mothers Polish and on those you my need super fine steel wool first. I think taking them apart will render the best result. But as Salamandrine says be sure you have the skill to correctly...
09-11-20, 03:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 312
Posted By Kabuki12

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The pedals . This bike has the Ti spindles but most...
09-11-20, 03:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 312
Posted By Kabuki12

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09-11-20, 03:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 312
Posted By Kabuki12

My pedals on my bikes are Campagnolo...

My pedals on my bikes are Campagnolo Superleggeri. I use them with the straps fairly loose to be able to slip in and out easily.
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