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Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-19, 02:18 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,772
Posted By Kabuki12

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Last week on my mountain bike 84 degrees
Another...
10-13-19, 02:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 447
Posted By Kabuki12

This is the original saddle ,Brooks Professional...

This is the original saddle ,Brooks Professional ,to my early seventies Super Mondia. Interestingly enough THE most comfortable saddle I own! This bike had been sitting in a storage locker for many...
10-12-19, 09:36 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 433
Posted By Kabuki12

The most uneventful maiden voyage was also my...

The most uneventful maiden voyage was also my most memorable. It was a 1972 Super Mondia that I bought on eBay. It had, by the way the bike looked, been cycleocrossed . As I had no history from the...
10-12-19, 09:22 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 433
Posted By Kabuki12

Doc, that is very humble of you to share and also...

Doc, that is very humble of you to share and also very entertaining! It is also something many of us can relate to, I have built a few classic bikes and occasionally I get so excited about the...
10-12-19, 09:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 350
Posted By Kabuki12

I agree with NoControl . I have used Pastor Bob...

I agree with NoControl . I have used Pastor Bob and for a very reasonable price he will take care of your freewheel needs. It is not something I do often enough to want to do for myself. Plus he has...
Replies: 13
Views: 361
Posted By Kabuki12

My bike came with Super Champion 700c wheels that...

My bike came with Super Champion 700c wheels that are clinchers. I am currently running 28c wide tires and I have a 25 frame. The handle bars and stem are first generation Cinelli. I hope this...
Replies: 13
Views: 361
Posted By Kabuki12

I have the top of the line Windsor Pro which is...

I have the top of the line Windsor Pro which is the Cinelli copy and I LOVE that bike. It is very lively , so I disagree with Sheldon’s take on the bike. It is Columbus tubing with Campagnolo...
10-11-19, 07:10 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,065
Posted By Kabuki12

I have a variety of vintage road bikes and one...

I have a variety of vintage road bikes and one mountain bike that I rode for the first time in a few years last weekend. I do appreciate the subtle differences in each bike and really enjoyed hitting...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-10-19, 06:23 AM
Replies: 260
Views: 14,000
Posted By Kabuki12

These Santa Barbara County Sheriff cyclists sure...

These Santa Barbara County Sheriff cyclists sure like their e-bikes!https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1500x2000/img_2052_e9fd02a7f00e9cff02303f99210191eba759c957.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
10-10-19, 06:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 322
Posted By Kabuki12

First mountain bike ride in years. I met a couple...

First mountain bike ride in years. I met a couple of Santa Barbara County Sheriffs on fat tire e-bikes! Cool bikes and friendly guys. Live Oak Camp annual Chumash Pow...
10-10-19, 06:04 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,913
Posted By Kabuki12

I have one B17 (modern) Brooks saddle and a few...

I have one B17 (modern) Brooks saddle and a few Brooks Professional Saddles from the seventies on my vintage racers . They fit me fine and the older ones are just getting more comfortable with age....
Forum: Road Cycling
10-08-19, 01:14 PM
Replies: 260
Views: 14,000
Posted By Kabuki12

That is dangerous and very foolish. I agree that...

That is dangerous and very foolish. I agree that Ebikes make it easier to ride dangerously , but have also seen regular bicycles doing foolish things. I spent a little time in the hospital after...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-08-19, 09:01 AM
Replies: 260
Views: 14,000
Posted By Kabuki12

I have no idea what it is like in "The City"....

I have no idea what it is like in "The City". Here in Southern California , I rarely see people using them without pedaling. Some use the power plus the pedaling to go very fast , they are usually...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-08-19, 03:07 AM
Replies: 260
Views: 14,000
Posted By Kabuki12

My wife rides an ebike and has for years. Hers is...

My wife rides an ebike and has for years. Hers is a pretty low tech version rear wheel drive that doesn’t go 20mph. It does allow her to ride with me when she feels well enough. She always pedals...
10-03-19, 06:30 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,934
Posted By Kabuki12

Unless you have legs the size of telephone poles,...

Unless you have legs the size of telephone poles, you may want to rethink the 42 x 24 ratio!
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-19, 06:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 300
Posted By Kabuki12

I did my normal Sunday ride . I cut it short at...

I did my normal Sunday ride . I cut it short at about 20 miles as I stumbled on to a classic car event in Ventura, Ca. I was on my 1973 Windsor Profesional and as I was walking my bike through the...
10-03-19, 06:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 335
Posted By Kabuki12

Well, perhaps by the time you ARE 50 , you will...

Well, perhaps by the time you ARE 50 , you will be on your way to feeling much better. I don't think it is ever too early to dip your toe in the water.... or too late! Joe (turning 65 this month,...
10-03-19, 06:05 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 7,573
Posted By Kabuki12

When I was in my teens I used to be able to ride...

When I was in my teens I used to be able to ride my Schwinn Varsity down the street on the back wheel, AKA "Wheelie". I then thought it would be cool to shift gears while riding on the back wheel....
10-03-19, 05:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 707
Posted By Kabuki12

I have a great western/cowboy shop that I visit...

I have a great western/cowboy shop that I visit from time to time and bought a set of really nice boots from them. They recommended Dr. Marten's leather conditioner and it works amazingly well. I...
10-01-19, 04:07 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,934
Posted By Kabuki12

I guess the rules have changed. I didn't realize...

I guess the rules have changed. I didn't realize that , given the addition of Nova Eroica , there was a need to change the rules. Oh well, I still think the original intention is that we ride bikes...
09-30-19, 11:02 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,934
Posted By Kabuki12

I stayed at the Cavalier Inn in San Simeon last...

I stayed at the Cavalier Inn in San Simeon last year and it was great. It is a short ride in to the event if you want to ride , and who wouldn't given the scenery! We were in a room with a fireplace...
09-30-19, 10:50 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 8,313
Posted By Kabuki12

In theory, wider tires would be a bit worse in a...

In theory, wider tires would be a bit worse in a head wind . For me , that has not proven to be true. I ride 28mm minimum tire width and in my area works good. As previously stated , the fatigue...
Replies: 4
Views: 434
Posted By Kabuki12

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Total investment about $200, value? Who knows!
After spending a year, off...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-19, 08:42 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,137
Posted By Kabuki12

I think, as far as the bike goes, frame geometry...

I think, as far as the bike goes, frame geometry and type of tubing is the most important aspect of cycling . This is , of course assuming the bike is in good tune and well maintained . The other...
09-27-19, 08:14 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 563
Posted By Kabuki12

I just tried that set up on my 1972 ItalVega for...

I just tried that set up on my 1972 ItalVega for the Eroica California ride. I just backed out the stop screws on the drop outs and it worked flawlessly. I actually found a new old stock Avocet 41...
09-26-19, 01:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 297
Posted By Kabuki12

I used very fine steel wool on my ItalVega and it...

I used very fine steel wool on my ItalVega and it removed some paint with the rust but I like the look of the chrome poking through. I just used a light wax and nothing has come back rust wise in...
09-26-19, 12:57 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,239
Posted By Kabuki12

Hopefully , recognizing past errors helps us to...

Hopefully , recognizing past errors helps us to avoid them in the future. I think we can all confess to being human and doing something that defies logic. The trick is to get better at not doing...
09-23-19, 12:12 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,401
Posted By Kabuki12

For me, if it came original, it stays original....

For me, if it came original, it stays original. As far as changing something , I try to stay period correct. I don't do modern bikes so that's not quite so hard to do. All of my spare parts are from...
09-21-19, 04:57 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,972
Posted By Kabuki12

I think the Pasella's are a better choice . I...

I think the Pasella's are a better choice . I changed a couple of my bikes over to the Panaracer tires after running the Kenda's for a couple of years. The Kenda's are OK , but the ride quality is...
09-21-19, 04:50 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,926
Posted By Kabuki12

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My Kabuki, so cool!
Not the best bike I own , but what a badge!
09-21-19, 04:39 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,476
Posted By Kabuki12

I had a rear derailleur fail on my Raleigh...

I had a rear derailleur fail on my Raleigh Competition GS . It is the only time this bike ever failed me. The lower cage on the Campy Gran Sport Derailleur is stamped metal and it just came apart. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-19, 07:22 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,214
Posted By Kabuki12

I use all different types of bicycle specific...

I use all different types of bicycle specific tools from Campagnolo to Park Tools and others. My standard wrenches are Craftsman(older ones). Screwdrivers Wida . My bike stand was given to me by a...
09-19-19, 07:11 AM
Replies: 3,338
Views: 427,280
Posted By Kabuki12

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Ventura Cove , California
Did a 36 mile ride out to the coast and back on...
09-17-19, 02:29 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,954
Posted By Kabuki12

All my bikes that I ride regularly are 25" frames...

All my bikes that I ride regularly are 25" frames and all feel nice and comfortable. My ItalVega and my Windsor Pro are both Columbus tubed frames and feel a bit stiffer than my Raleigh Competition...
09-17-19, 02:14 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,314
Posted By Kabuki12

I usually let my fanny do the work after I have...

I usually let my fanny do the work after I have treated the saddle with Dr. Marten's rub. I use this because it is readily available at my local western boot/saddle shop. I have a saddle now that was...
09-16-19, 08:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 932
Posted By Kabuki12

Thank you for the info on Coos County. I will be...

Thank you for the info on Coos County. I will be spending some time there and around the coastal areas in Southern Oregon and will keep that in mind. My family moved from Seattle Wash. in 1959/1960...
09-16-19, 03:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 310
Posted By Kabuki12

Hey, I have a fork from my friend's 1987 Circuit....

Hey, I have a fork from my friend's 1987 Circuit. It is in good shape but well used. He had a frame break on him while he was cruising Santa Barbara a few years ago. He took all the components off...
09-13-19, 07:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 544
Posted By Kabuki12

We have it here in Southern California. In...

We have it here in Southern California. In particular , Ventura has had trouble with fighting the transient and homeless population. It is growing as we are now considered a "magnet" because Gavin...
09-12-19, 08:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 729
Posted By Kabuki12

Nice shot!! Most of my rides are like that. I...

Nice shot!! Most of my rides are like that. I ride alone for that reason, I can just do random rides. I had to be off my bike in 2018 for about 10 weeks while my facial bones and left hand bone grew...
09-12-19, 08:00 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,694
Posted By Kabuki12

I have 53 on most of my vintage road bikes. I...

I have 53 on most of my vintage road bikes. I rarely change front rings with either a 26 or 28 rear cog. There are a couple of hills that require a front ring change , but mostly able to keep going...
09-11-19, 09:05 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,601
Posted By Kabuki12

Pedestrians usually don't bother me. I stop at...

Pedestrians usually don't bother me. I stop at crosswalks for pedestrians as I should and I don't ride on sidewalks. Now walkers with their dogs who leave the sidewalk to walk on the bike lane...
09-11-19, 09:00 AM
Replies: 215
Views: 19,285
Posted By Kabuki12

Surprisingly , I don't come across it very often....

Surprisingly , I don't come across it very often. I would be in the "ignore it " category. I have been honked at and sometimes I don't even know why. It sure scares the crap outta me though! Joe
09-11-19, 08:50 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,423
Posted By Kabuki12

For obvious reasons, "As Close To Flat as...

For obvious reasons, "As Close To Flat as Possible"!
09-11-19, 08:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 932
Posted By Kabuki12

My dream is to cycle the Oregon Coast , starting...

My dream is to cycle the Oregon Coast , starting North and heading South of course. I met a couple here in Ventura that did it shortly after retiring and only got rained on once! I am not sure how...
09-11-19, 08:34 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,209
Posted By Kabuki12

I have a couple of French Bikes that need to be...

I have a couple of French Bikes that need to be brought back to life. I have all the goodies to do them , it's just so damn nice out and I have some really cool bikes that need nothing(other than...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-19, 01:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 310
Posted By Kabuki12

I got a nice Sunday ride to Ventura and around...

I got a nice Sunday ride to Ventura and around the harbor area. Never get tired of the ride!...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-19, 01:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 696
Posted By Kabuki12

Mission Bay to Old Town. There are many bike...

Mission Bay to Old Town. There are many bike paths in this area and some are really nice. Joe joesvintageroadbikes.wordpress
09-06-19, 07:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,859
Posted By Kabuki12

I ride on mostly Brooks Pro saddles that are...

I ride on mostly Brooks Pro saddles that are broken in nicely. I also have a more modern B17 that I am still working in. I have not had a sore ever and I have been riding since the early seventies....
09-06-19, 07:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 693
Posted By Kabuki12

It is very frustrating to have a bike that is too...

It is very frustrating to have a bike that is too small, especially one that nice. I think the age and condition of the bike is such that a total restoration is not needed. I like bikes with some...
09-05-19, 09:14 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,108
Posted By Kabuki12

I donated a lot of my early to mid seventies...

I donated a lot of my early to mid seventies Japanese handle bars , stem , seat posts and other items to my local bike co op and they were thrilled to get them. They build up vintage road bikes for...
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