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02-27-21, 10:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 374
Posted By Kabuki12

PM sent! Mine!!

PM sent! Mine!!
02-27-21, 04:16 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,027
Posted By Kabuki12

Way cool! The oldest bike I have is a 1971 Stella...

Way cool! The oldest bike I have is a 1971 Stella mid level bike with similar parts. I have been tempted to update the derailleurs and brakes but the darn thing is just so original I would feel bad ....
02-27-21, 03:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 356
Posted By Kabuki12

I have a couple of bikes that I only ride once in...

I have a couple of bikes that I only ride once in a while . If someone is visiting or needs a bike ride and doesn’t have a bike , they are handy. I hired a homeless guy to do some work at my shop and...
02-26-21, 10:33 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 1,751
Posted By Kabuki12

It is called a Lumos and you can check it out on...

It is called a Lumos and you can check it out on line. It can pair with a smart watch or you can use the little remote that attaches to the handle bars. I have not tried the watch thing , I use the...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-26-21, 03:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 632
Posted By Kabuki12

30 miles an hour on a slippery road and that’s...

30 miles an hour on a slippery road and that’s all you got? Lucky! I went over the handlebars at 12 mph and spent a day in the hospital. Broke my face in five places , orbital bone and cheek bones....
02-26-21, 03:24 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 1,751
Posted By Kabuki12

I don’t ride against traffic. I stop at stop...

I don’t ride against traffic. I stop at stop signs and red lights. I use vehicular cycling rules whenever possible. I have a helmet with lights and turn signals but still use arm signals. I don’t...
Replies: 2
Views: 221
Posted By Kabuki12

I got a 1975 Super in November of last year and...

I got a 1975 Super in November of last year and it is a great bike. I am running 700 x 28 tires with no problem. They are very well made and a joy to ride! Depending on condition they can be...
02-26-21, 02:56 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,375
Posted By Kabuki12

Exactly! My wife and I have always ridden...

Exactly! My wife and I have always ridden together...until she got RA and fibromyalgia. That ended her riding until we discovered ebikes. As I said in my previous post, she can now ride with me...
02-26-21, 02:38 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,246
Posted By Kabuki12

I couldn’t agree more! They are fantastic bikes...

I couldn’t agree more! They are fantastic bikes and way under valued imho. Mine (in previous post) is worth three times what I paid for it , to me. It is light and agile yet great for longer rides.
02-25-21, 09:20 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 374
Posted By Kabuki12

I am doing a 1980 Motobecane Grand Sprint that I...

I am doing a 1980 Motobecane Grand Sprint that I picked up for $20 on the local Craigslist minus the wheels. Everything else was there and useable like the headset and bottom bracket that can be a...
02-24-21, 06:48 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,492
Posted By Kabuki12

Gugie, The Motobecane is leaving tomorrow for...

Gugie, The Motobecane is leaving tomorrow for powder paint. I found a shop through my neighbor , a machine shop that I do quite a bit of work for. I will post information when the frame comes back ....
02-24-21, 06:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 465
Posted By Kabuki12

Have some fun with this one. If you can get the...

Have some fun with this one. If you can get the chrome to shine up it would be a half decent rider.
Replies: 13
Views: 586
Posted By Kabuki12

Very vague description. Condition, year, color ,...

Very vague description. Condition, year, color , and size are factors in determining market value. A picture will help and until then it would be futile.
02-24-21, 03:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 433
Posted By Kabuki12

If it were orange I would take it. I am looking...

If it were orange I would take it. I am looking for one that size for my 62cm Colnago but I don’t think a blue pump on an orange frame is the look I am after! glwts
02-24-21, 03:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 281
Posted By Kabuki12

I don’t have one I would let go of but they are...

I don’t have one I would let go of but they are good derailleurs that shift nicely. I have one on an old French bike and it is beautiful, I love the chrome and the red pivot bolts!
02-24-21, 02:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 266
Posted By Kabuki12

I have one bike that has a Phil BB . I have only...

I have one bike that has a Phil BB . I have only had the bike four months and I have not had it apart so not sure if it is first generation. It is a 1975 Colnago and I can see the BB through the club...
02-24-21, 02:49 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 851
Posted By Kabuki12

Depending on the bike, patina can be a good...

Depending on the bike, patina can be a good thing. I have a 1972 ItalVega that I resurrected after being left in a field for many years in a beach town. It was rusted beyond what I would normally...
02-22-21, 10:23 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,375
Posted By Kabuki12

My wife rides an electric assist bike and she...

My wife rides an electric assist bike and she loves it. It is a mid drive system by Bosch so you have to pedal to make it go. The last one I bought her was a hub drive and it had a throttle like a...
Replies: 12
Views: 376
Posted By Kabuki12

My Windsor Pro has the same BB detail as well as...

My Windsor Pro has the same BB detail as well as the serial # on the seat tube but my lugs are different.
also I don’t have eyelets on the drop outs.
02-19-21, 10:46 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 924
Posted By Kabuki12

When I did my “Rusty Resurection” ItalVega a few...

When I did my “Rusty Resurection” ItalVega a few years ago, everything was rusted beyond belief. I used a whole bunch of different grades of steel wool after I chiseled the crust off. Yes, I had to...
02-17-21, 09:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 501
Posted By Kabuki12

Yup! It's called flossing and it works well. I...

Yup! It's called flossing and it works well. I just did the Medici before I lubed the chain . The edge of shop rags have that edge that fits nicely between the cogs on my 5 &6 speed FW's.
02-17-21, 09:46 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,739
Posted By Kabuki12

I have built a few sets of wheels and for me it...

I have built a few sets of wheels and for me it takes a long time because I haven't been formally trained. I just went on Sheldon's web site and did it . They came out nice and it was rewarding but...
02-17-21, 08:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 747
Posted By Kabuki12

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Surfs Up!!!
One of my recent rides to the beach. Shoulder to head high and...
02-17-21, 05:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 453
Posted By Kabuki12

YUP!!! that does look more finished. I have seen...

YUP!!! that does look more finished. I have seen the Universal hoods on the bay but a little pricey. I only paid one Benjamin for the bike so I was going cheap. I love the bike so much , it might be...
02-17-21, 03:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 449
Posted By Kabuki12

It looks like your pads are at their limit now....

It looks like your pads are at their limit now. Not much chance of getting 700’s on there if those in the photo are 27”. I have a few bikes with 27” wheels and don’t mind them. Just roll with the...
02-17-21, 03:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 453
Posted By Kabuki12

Randyjawa, first of all- Nice Torpado! I have a...

Randyjawa, first of all- Nice Torpado! I have a similar treatment to my ItalVega with a wrap around the base. Even though I changed the brakes to Campagnolo NR , I kept the Universal levers . I...
02-16-21, 10:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 453
Posted By Kabuki12

If I have hoods that fit I put them on . I think...

If I have hoods that fit I put them on . I think it gives a more finished look. That being said, I have a few bikes without hoods and it really doesn't bother me. I like the Universal Levers evan...
02-16-21, 09:45 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,101
Posted By Kabuki12

I am 66 and here in Ventura County it is kind of...

I am 66 and here in Ventura County it is kind of up in the air. I am supposed to be summoned "soon". I am really pretty sure I will have both doses by September. I am looking forward to seeing you...
02-16-21, 09:34 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,246
Posted By Kabuki12

Another vote for traditional.

Another vote for traditional.
02-15-21, 09:09 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,101
Posted By Kabuki12

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Lake Jennings Lakeside(San Diego) California

Thank you!! So looking forward...
02-15-21, 06:52 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,101
Posted By Kabuki12

I really want this event to happen and I think...

I really want this event to happen and I think September is enough time to get us vaccinated if a what gugie says is true and we get the shots. When I was grade school age I got polio vaccine at...
02-14-21, 09:21 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,101
Posted By Kabuki12

I think it is 50-50 at this point. The organizers...

I think it is 50-50 at this point. The organizers are doing their best. I had sent an email to Kaori just before the date change on the web site. I was thinking that maybe I would be vaccinated by...
02-14-21, 05:27 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,492
Posted By Kabuki12

I am getting ready to send out a Motobecane to a...

I am getting ready to send out a Motobecane to a guy down here in Ventura County. I will update when it comes back. I’m not too fussy withvt this one, my $20 bike! I was going to do it myself with a...
02-11-21, 06:32 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,337
Posted By Kabuki12

Yup! He’s a happy guy alright. I mean who...

Yup! He’s a happy guy alright. I mean who wouldn’t be? Great ending or beginning depending on how you look at it. I kind of have an east coast buddy after buying mine. I know my joy of riding the...
02-11-21, 03:20 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,106
Posted By Kabuki12

I use Strava for my cycling, nothing else. I walk...

I use Strava for my cycling, nothing else. I walk about two miles a day but I don’t use Strava for that. It is about a mile to my local coffee store , so I walk and get a cup of coffee every working...
02-11-21, 03:09 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 921
Posted By Kabuki12

I ride a completely different style of bike so my...

I ride a completely different style of bike so my experience is probably not going to help much. I have a few Brooks saddles on my bikes , one B17 and a few Professionals. I also have and Ideal on my...
Replies: 4
Views: 291
Posted By Kabuki12

I would say that is a decent deal if everything...

I would say that is a decent deal if everything checks out OK. It looks like non matching wheels so could mean a crash at some point but it looks straight from the pic. Joe
02-10-21, 10:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 747
Posted By Kabuki12

Well, here it is still kind of summer like so I...

Well, here it is still kind of summer like so I have been riding quite a bit. Even for Southern California this has been an unusual year, no rain and mostly sunny days. Its all good man! ( breaking...
02-10-21, 10:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 807
Posted By Kabuki12

Good job on helping the person out! I would say...

Good job on helping the person out! I would say about 50-60% of the time when I stop to stretch or just have a drink from my water bottle a cyclist going by will ask if everything is OK. THIS is what...
02-10-21, 10:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 807
Posted By Kabuki12

Like your sense of humor!!

Like your sense of humor!!
02-10-21, 10:06 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,552
Posted By Kabuki12

Actually $800 is not a stupid amount of money if...

Actually $800 is not a stupid amount of money if it is something you can enjoy and afford. It is a very unique build that looks versatile and fun. It isn't my style but it is a very nice looking...
02-10-21, 05:40 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,337
Posted By Kabuki12

O.K. DD you can stop that any time! This bike is...

O.K. DD you can stop that any time! This bike is absolutely beautiful.Was that seat post done on a CNC(almost certain it was) or manual mill? No, I don't want to tear mine down to get painted yet!...
02-09-21, 01:39 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,246
Posted By Kabuki12

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A lot of bike for $335! on Craigslist
Here it is in orange and all its glory!...
02-09-21, 06:39 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,555
Posted By Kabuki12

I have to say that is a good point. I don't ride...

I have to say that is a good point. I don't ride an electric assist bike but my wife does. If it were not for the assist I am afraid she would not be able to join me in my rides. I bought her first...
02-09-21, 06:12 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 743
Posted By Kabuki12

My daughter bought a Motobecane mixte when she...

My daughter bought a Motobecane mixte when she was first getting into cycling and it is a very nice bike (I still have it) , She felt more secure having the step through option. It was a Gran Jubile'...
02-09-21, 05:57 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,552
Posted By Kabuki12

I am a vintage road bike guy mainly because it is...

I am a vintage road bike guy mainly because it is what I have been riding since the early seventies. I don't do change well and I love what I ride. I have quite a collection of these lugged steel...
02-09-21, 05:40 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,105
Posted By Kabuki12

IMO, you are doing nothing wrong. I just have a...

IMO, you are doing nothing wrong. I just have a different view of locking a bike up and leaving it unattended. My classic road bikes are very important to me and I don't trust my bike to a lock. For...
02-09-21, 04:07 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,246
Posted By Kabuki12

I have a 1982 Pro Strada in 60cm size which is on...

I have a 1982 Pro Strada in 60cm size which is on the small end of being comfortable for me but still very rideable. My perfect fit for me is 62-63cm. I like the bike a lot and it feels light and...
02-08-21, 08:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 716
Posted By Kabuki12

I am 66 and I don’t take chances. I have heard...

I am 66 and I don’t take chances. I have heard varying degrees of intensity from this thing. My brother got it and it kicked his butt for a couple of weeks. A close friend in Boston got it and was in...
02-08-21, 08:23 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,105
Posted By Kabuki12

I don’t lock my bike(s) because I don’t have to...

I don’t lock my bike(s) because I don’t have to leave them unattended. If I have to go into a store , I take my bike, if they object I find another store. I do not carry a lock , I ride my bike for...
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