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09-20-20, 02:28 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 696
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: 321
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: 10
Views: 181
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: 155
Views: 3,856
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: 82
Views: 3,674
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: 303
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: 114
Views: 2,917
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: 1,032
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: 1,032
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: 1,032
Posted By Kabuki12

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Fat Tuesday Santa Barbara, California
09-17-20, 07:28 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,032
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: 1,032
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: 1,032
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: 1,884
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: 1,884
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: 113
Views: 9,921
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: 223
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: 1,032
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: 113
Views: 9,921
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: 155
Views: 3,856
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: 213
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: 153
Views: 4,457
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: 4,595
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: 931
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: 4,595
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: 113
Views: 9,921
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: 155
Views: 3,856
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: 155
Views: 3,856
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: 86
Views: 2,164
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: 176
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: 641
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: 155
Views: 3,856
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: 155
Views: 3,856
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: 838
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: 86
Views: 2,164
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: 155
Views: 3,856
Posted By Kabuki12

my brother is in Ashland and I havenít talked to...

my brother is in Ashland and I havenít 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 doesnít seem bad when...
09-12-20, 07:45 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 3,856
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 canít smell some but the sky down here in Southern California is grey looking. I didnít ride last Sunday because it was 109 degrees at...
09-12-20, 10:42 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 559
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: 309
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: 555
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: 309
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: 309
Posted By Kabuki12

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09-11-20, 03:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 309
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.
09-11-20, 09:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 309
Posted By Kabuki12

Bianchi cycling shoes

My wife bought me a set of Bianchi cycling shoes from one of the vendors at the 2019 Eroica California event and I have yet to put them to use. I see them sitting there all boxed up and collecting...
09-11-20, 09:07 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,015
Posted By Kabuki12

Shucks , I thought I was the only one who cheated...

Shucks , I thought I was the only one who cheated on this! I only remove it if I see something suspicious on the race that needs further inspection or maintenance. Joe
09-11-20, 09:04 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,015
Posted By Kabuki12

Dawn , to me , is the best somewhat non-invasive...

Dawn , to me , is the best somewhat non-invasive degreaser I have found. Also great hand cleaner after a day of bike mechanics! Joe
09-11-20, 08:57 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 577
Posted By Kabuki12

Hospital Hill Santa Paula. I ride out to the...

Hospital Hill Santa Paula. I ride out to the coast and around . After 35-40 miles , hospital hill is a b*****. I ride with a 42/28 combo so switchbacks are the way I get up the hill!
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-20, 05:53 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,166
Posted By Kabuki12

I have no idea about the area you live in, but ,...

I have no idea about the area you live in, but , in Southern California the traffic and noise can be overwhelming. I live in the eastern part of Ventura county which is , for now, agriculture. Miles...
09-11-20, 05:41 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,831
Posted By Kabuki12

My cycling hobby is about exercise and the...

My cycling hobby is about exercise and the process of building/ restoring the bikes I ride. I am one of those vintage road bike people that enjoys finding neglected , retired racers and breathing new...
09-11-20, 05:32 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 577
Posted By Kabuki12

I think it is definitely a benefit to more than...

I think it is definitely a benefit to more than just the obvious legs and ankles. When climbing hills I engage my upper body a lot by pulling with my arms as well as pushing with my legs. I try not...
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