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07-19-19, 03:58 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,534
Posted By Kabuki12

I ride in warm-hot weather a lot here in Southern...

I ride in warm-hot weather a lot here in Southern California. It depends on the day and how I feel. I had a bike accident a couple of years ago and had to wait 10-12 weeks before getting back on the...
07-19-19, 03:49 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 632
Posted By Kabuki12

I had stopped by a friends shop and was talking...

I had stopped by a friends shop and was talking to him while he was dismantling an old road bike. I noticed the handlebars and stem were Cinelli and offered to purchase them. He agreed and took the...
07-17-19, 12:15 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,291
Posted By Kabuki12

I favor the Campagnolo Superleggeri Black pedals...

I favor the Campagnolo Superleggeri Black pedals with toe clips. I have a few sets on various bikes , two of which are the titanium spindle variety and they are very light.
07-17-19, 12:11 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,827
Posted By Kabuki12

You should talk to the owner of the shop. There...

You should talk to the owner of the shop. There has to be something that would work out so you don't loose so much from their mistake. If they want your business they will work with you , not to...
07-17-19, 05:21 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,941
Posted By Kabuki12

Good idea! I personally don't have that good of...

Good idea! I personally don't have that good of computer skills and I enjoy this forum so I will continue to put up with the flaws. That said, my Mac is older and only has 4 gig of ram which I...
07-17-19, 04:58 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,280
Posted By Kabuki12

Sad, sad, sad, I worry a lot down here in Ventura...

Sad, sad, sad, I worry a lot down here in Ventura County it is becoming more and more dangerous. I know distraction is a huge factor in most cases , but we do not know the details. I was riding a...
07-17-19, 04:37 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,941
Posted By Kabuki12

No need to attack someone that is sharing a...

No need to attack someone that is sharing a frustration that more than one of us has had to deal with on this forum. I too have been frustrated as others have expressed and choose to continue to use...
07-17-19, 04:27 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,941
Posted By Kabuki12

I was not going to contribute as...

I was not going to contribute as Ihttps://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1449/25821635683_05dbedd8af_k_99bdf98373ee7eabaf098a3f41126e86d41f5da2.jpg

Eroica California pre-ride...
07-17-19, 04:10 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 688
Posted By Kabuki12

I bought this new in 1976 or so. I rode it hard...

I bought this new in 1976 or so. I rode it hard for 2 years right after I bought it when my wife and I gave up cars for a while! ...
07-16-19, 04:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 378
Posted By Kabuki12

Bartly, I have already registered and will...

Bartly, I have already registered and will probably stay at the San Simeon Campground. I am riding the short route Piedras Blancas. I am as yet not sure of the bike , but , maybe it is time the...
07-15-19, 11:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 387
Posted By Kabuki12

I love these bikes. There is a Professional for...

I love these bikes. There is a Professional for sale on Bay now that looks like it will clean up nicely. ...
Replies: 10
Views: 649
Posted By Kabuki12

I really don't consider these "entry level"...

I really don't consider these "entry level" bikes. Mine was Champion #2 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=2) tubing which, granted , is not Reynolds or Columbus. Mine...
Replies: 10
Views: 649
Posted By Kabuki12

I bought one of those quite a few years ago in...

I bought one of those quite a few years ago in "as new" condition. It had not been ridden but once or twice and I paid $100 for it. The tires were bad so I put a set of Conti's on and cleaned the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-19, 05:48 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,441
Posted By Kabuki12

In 2017 I bought an old classic racing bike from...

In 2017 I bought an old classic racing bike from a bike mechanic who had set the bike up with 28mm tires. I did the Eroica California ride on that bike (1973 Windsor Pro) when it was still in Paso...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-19, 08:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 704
Posted By Kabuki12

No riding last weekend. I had surgery on previous...

No riding last weekend. I had surgery on previous Thursday and was given strict orders from my surgeon! But all clear for this weekend. I did a short 15 miler on the fourth for a warm up and...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-19, 07:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,184
Posted By Kabuki12

Very nice bike! I have never ridden anything but...

Very nice bike! I have never ridden anything but lugged steel bikes, I guess I am afraid I will like the extra speed. I have been told that the energy is more directed to the speed of the bike. I...
06-26-19, 07:43 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,673
Posted By Kabuki12

I own my responsibility as a cyclist to behave in...

I own my responsibility as a cyclist to behave in a way that encourages drivers to treat us cyclists with fairness and safety. I can see that we would all benefit from some sort of understanding all...
06-26-19, 06:45 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,260
Posted By Kabuki12

I have 3 bikes that run 27" Wheels(still). I have...

I have 3 bikes that run 27" Wheels(still). I have 27" x 1 1/4" Michelin tires on my Mondia that check about 39mm when inflated so they barely clear the frame , but super nice to ride on with about...
06-26-19, 04:07 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,673
Posted By Kabuki12

Yea, Resentment is one thing, that is on the...

Yea, Resentment is one thing, that is on the individual. Acting out in a malicious or unsafe manor is another. I am not sure who "they" are but, when I am in a bike lane , I don't need someone...
Replies: 11
Views: 560
Posted By Kabuki12

I rode one for 4-5 years in the early seventies....

I rode one for 4-5 years in the early seventies. Root Beer Brown and bullet proof , I could go off curbs and the rims stayed true! My first long ride of 50 or so miles and I was DONE! I gave it to a...
06-25-19, 12:35 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,735
Posted By Kabuki12

I don't know too much about the actual value of...

I don't know too much about the actual value of some of my classic bikes , but I have no desire to sell any of them so I guess it doesn't really matter. I think the top end bikes will always be worth...
06-25-19, 04:36 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,133
Posted By Kabuki12

I use the old style clips with straps . I just...

I use the old style clips with straps . I just don't tighten the straps too tight so I can still slightly move around if needed. It also allows me to get in and out easily. I guess I got used to them...
06-25-19, 04:29 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,478
Posted By Kabuki12

I bought a set with the intention of putting them...

I bought a set with the intention of putting them on next time I change tires. Same reasoning, decent price for a couple of tires(I think I paid around $30 for 2 including shipping) . I haven't used...
06-24-19, 02:47 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,673
Posted By Kabuki12

I actually got pulled over once for doing just...

I actually got pulled over once for doing just that after waiting for the damn light to change , I went ahead and turned when it was clear. I did not get a ticket but a lecture . It was recommended...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-19, 02:34 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,664
Posted By Kabuki12

I use Nuun tablets with room temp. water and...

I use Nuun tablets with room temp. water and don't drink any until about 45 minutes into the ride. I start with a 12oz. glass of water before I leave for my ride. I am a caffeine junkie so I get the...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-19, 04:34 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 578
Posted By Kabuki12

I did my usual ride from my home in Santa Paula...

I did my usual ride from my home in Santa Paula California (15 or so miles inland from the ocean) to Ventura Beach and back.The weather was overcast at the beach all day but sunny as soon as you get...
Replies: 7
Views: 494
Posted By Kabuki12

Great Story!! I would get the bike just for the...

Great Story!! I would get the bike just for the history. I have a Windsor Pro that I ride regularly. It is one of my favorites, even though there are some stories of questionable build quality out...
06-24-19, 04:12 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,673
Posted By Kabuki12

I usually roll through stops as I can and when...

I usually roll through stops as I can and when safe to do so. I get yelled at by people (usually pick up trucks?). These are folks going the same or opposite direction as me , not cross traffic...
06-19-19, 05:10 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 925
Posted By Kabuki12

What type of attachment would one use for use on...

What type of attachment would one use for use on a standard grease gun to use this method? Sounds a lot easier than taking the cones apart. Joe
06-17-19, 11:29 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,345
Posted By Kabuki12

Yeah I went down hard once riding too close to...

Yeah I went down hard once riding too close to non existing shoulder. They had just resurfaced the road and left one heck of a ledge and when my front tire caught it , over the handlebars I went ....
06-17-19, 11:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 449
Posted By Kabuki12

I have one just like it that I built for my...

I have one just like it that I built for my daughter. Mine has near perfect chrome , but the paint is a little chipped in places. Hers is 23" frame which I can and have ridden . It rides well and...
06-17-19, 07:29 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,345
Posted By Kabuki12

I took a cycling class in the seventies at our...

I took a cycling class in the seventies at our local community college and have stuck with what was taught to me back then and it still seems to work. I stay out of crosswalks unless I am walking my...
06-17-19, 07:16 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 7,170
Posted By Kabuki12

When I read about this I prayed for him and was...

When I read about this I prayed for him and was angry too. I hope he makes a recovery and is able to someday ride again. I am still amazed at how a few people can be so rude when the rest of the...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-19, 06:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 784
Posted By Kabuki12

I went for my Father's day ride . Here in...

I went for my Father's day ride . Here in Southern California we are having a gloomy start to summer, lots of overcast with drizzle(rain). I left my house in Santa Paula about 15 miles from the coast...
06-17-19, 06:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 375
Posted By Kabuki12

I have a 1977 Competition GS in black that was a...

I have a 1977 Competition GS in black that was a November bike. It has that sticker just above the bottom bracket. It is 80% there and looks just like the sticker shown. My forks have the Reynolds...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-19, 08:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 784
Posted By Kabuki12

I plan to ride tomorrow . I will try to get some...

I plan to ride tomorrow . I will try to get some pictures with description of my ride. I almost always ride on Sunday , starting early in the morning and done before mid day. Sometimes I have no plan...
06-15-19, 08:07 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 886
Posted By Kabuki12

I have had a couple of Joe Blow pumps that both...

I have had a couple of Joe Blow pumps that both work very well . I got them at REI when they have their 20% off sale. I use them a lot and no issues. The reason I have 2 is that I ride from either my...
06-15-19, 07:09 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 18,950
Posted By Kabuki12

I also have one of these PH10LE bikes.According...

I also have one of these PH10LE bikes.According to the brochure they are HLE type tubing, not sure if it is the same as Carbolite.I picked it up original and complete for $80 in my size (25"). I have...
06-15-19, 06:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,008
Posted By Kabuki12

Thank you for clearing that up! I was really...

Thank you for clearing that up! I was really puzzled as I did not see the device used as a stop for the brake cable as also a seat post binder. Very clean seat stay cluster indeed. That's why I love...
Replies: 12
Views: 802
Posted By Kabuki12

I do not know about the higher end Pro Am series...

I do not know about the higher end Pro Am series hubs. I can tell you that I bought a Kabuki Diamond Formula back in the late seventies that came with Sunshine hubs . The owner of the bike shop where...
06-15-19, 03:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,008
Posted By Kabuki12

I am not familiar with this bike. It has a very...

I am not familiar with this bike. It has a very interesting seat tube lug/cluster . Does the seat post require a quill type ? Very nice bike , Italian? French? Joe
06-14-19, 08:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,008
Posted By Kabuki12

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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1972 ItalVega Gran Rally
I have posted this bike previously in other threads....
06-14-19, 08:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 926
Posted By Kabuki12

Matt, i look forward to reading about your trip...

Matt, i look forward to reading about your trip when you get back. I love the photos, it looks like it has been quite the adventure!May there always be air in your tires and oil on your chain! Go...
06-08-19, 03:37 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 8,660
Posted By Kabuki12

Straightblock, Nice bikes! I forgot about my...

Straightblock, Nice bikes! I forgot about my Windsor Pro and my Stella, so here it is. ...
06-06-19, 04:26 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 858
Posted By Kabuki12

In my jersey I keep my cel phone with my driver's...

In my jersey I keep my cel phone with my driver's license and a few dollars , a granola bar , keys, and my writing tablet with water proof pencil(I like to write). Everything else in my seat bag. Oh,...
06-06-19, 04:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 606
Posted By Kabuki12

Your bike is great. It doesn't matter about the...

Your bike is great. It doesn't matter about the level of of that model if it makes you smile then you're on the right bike. A couple of suggestions though , maybe try the brake cables behind the...
06-06-19, 04:10 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 9,900
Posted By Kabuki12

I have been married for 44 years and cycling is...

I have been married for 44 years and cycling is like every other aspect of married life. For one thing , my wife loves cycling as much as I do . The only issue is her physical disability that keeps...
06-03-19, 04:01 AM
Replies: 202
Views: 23,830
Posted By Kabuki12

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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1976 Kabuki Diamond Formula
I bought this new in about 1976 when I...
05-31-19, 12:54 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 8,660
Posted By Kabuki12

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1500x2000/img_1821_946fa1e0a519903a97f9867e378acbfd370820a7.jpg

1972 ItalVega Gran rally
Since I just about removed 30-40 % of the paint to...
05-31-19, 08:53 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,905
Posted By Kabuki12

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At the hospital waiting for the MRI results
Hell yes it...
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