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07-10-20, 08:10 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,027
Posted By Kabuki12

If you are talking about double parking when the...

If you are talking about double parking when the delivery trucks stop to deliver packages, you would have to check local laws and then take it up with the police. Pictures help and something may be...
07-10-20, 10:01 AM
Replies: 227
Views: 21,479
Posted By Kabuki12

I just received an email from Kaori our organizer...

I just received an email from Kaori our organizer for the Eroica California group. She said that they(committee) are watching the situation carefully and plan to make an announcement on July 16...
07-10-20, 02:13 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,082
Posted By Kabuki12

I just got a notice on my weather app that things...

I just got a notice on my weather app that things are going to be heating up here in Southern California. Just in time for my Sunday ride. I will be leaving early am! Extra large water bottle for...
07-09-20, 03:34 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 637
Posted By Kabuki12

Once I had a cheap ten speed many years ago and...

Once I had a cheap ten speed many years ago and thought if I pumped the tires up until they were rock hard , the bike would roll better. The bike felt faster and I rode that thing until my legs got...
Replies: 21
Views: 445
Posted By Kabuki12

I have never bought a new in the box old bike. I...

I have never bought a new in the box old bike. I have purchased bikes that were never ridden “new” bikes from the seventies and it is nice to have a new 1970’s bike. With vintage bikes it is whatever...
07-09-20, 03:08 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 822
Posted By Kabuki12

On my Medici with a Super Record 2nd generation...

On my Medici with a Super Record 2nd generation RD I am running a 52/42 front chain ring set up with a 5 speed freewheel that has a 28 tooth low. With the axle stops backed out so the axel is well...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-20, 03:07 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,864
Posted By Kabuki12

I have had a few spills since taking up the sport...

I have had a few spills since taking up the sport in the seventies with the usual road rash and bruised ego. Nothing too serious until a couple of years ago at Eroica California in Paso Robles when I...
07-08-20, 02:45 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,082
Posted By Kabuki12

I went riding in El Cajon near San Diego a couple...

I went riding in El Cajon near San Diego a couple of years ago . It was summer and 105 in the shade . I stopped at a Starbucks and had tropical iced tea with no sweetener. It is the only time I ever...
07-08-20, 02:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,209
Posted By Kabuki12

I have Campy NR derailleurs on almost all my...

I have Campy NR derailleurs on almost all my bikes and they shift great when adjusted correctly. I will say my Mondia is not quite as quick to shift but I attribute that to the bar end shifters that...
Replies: 27
Views: 3,025
Posted By Kabuki12

I still ride my Diamond Formula that I have had...

I still ride my Diamond Formula that I have had since new. For more than two years it was my transportation as I gave up driving in the late seventies for a couple of years. It is a strong frame and...
07-07-20, 06:09 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 21,479
Posted By Kabuki12

3 months since my last post on this thread and...

3 months since my last post on this thread and the numbers are worse. I don’t think things are going to change to make this event a go. I still see denial and politics getting in the way of recovery....
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-20, 08:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 362
Posted By Kabuki12

I did my Sunday ride . I cut it short at 22 miles...

I did my Sunday ride . I cut it short at 22 miles , it was going to be hot today.
07-03-20, 06:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 343
Posted By Kabuki12

I have cleaned up old Campy spindles with...

I have cleaned up old Campy spindles with excellent results. It takes a professional grinder with the right equipment, which is my situation. It probably is not worth doing for the average bike...
Replies: 15
Views: 513
Posted By Kabuki12

I think the Competition GS is a fine bike. I am...

I think the Competition GS is a fine bike. I am not one for the French bikes as most of my spares are English thread save for the Italian stuff. My Competition has served me well for 5-6 years and...
07-02-20, 09:05 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,796
Posted By Kabuki12

I have a 1971 Gran Prix , a 1978 Super Gran Prix...

I have a 1971 Gran Prix , a 1978 Super Gran Prix and a 1977 Competition Gs. The Competition GS is light years ahead of the other two. All three are good bikes but as you move up the product chain...
07-02-20, 08:57 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 666
Posted By Kabuki12

I am changing handlebars this weekend on my...

I am changing handlebars this weekend on my Medici and only have black in cloth. It is a 1982 so other material I suppose would be acceptable . I am going to change the cable housing at the same...
06-30-20, 08:21 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,799
Posted By Kabuki12

Keep the faith and be ready. I think if the cases...

Keep the faith and be ready. I think if the cases of the virus continue to rise, it may not happen. I am riding a lot by myself and staying in top shape for a 65 year old. I will go only if it is...
06-28-20, 05:05 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 800
Posted By Kabuki12

Wow , I have never seen a bottom bracket shell...

Wow , I have never seen a bottom bracket shell crack like that. I am glad you are ok, sometimes frame failure leads to injury.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-20, 03:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 338
Posted By Kabuki12

I did 45 miles on my Sunday ride! It felt good ....

I did 45 miles on my Sunday ride! It felt good . When I got home my Strava had kind of wigged out and only recorded 30 miles of the ride and it showed me going right through the middle of an orchard!...
06-28-20, 02:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 745
Posted By Kabuki12

In Southern California multi use paths are very...

In Southern California multi use paths are very frustrating for cyclists. Even with painted stripes for separation zones , people ignore them and walk three abreast with strollers , dogs on...
06-28-20, 02:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 388
Posted By Kabuki12

Thatís the first one I have seen in that color. I...

Thatís the first one I have seen in that color. I really like those bikes , if one ever shows up in Orange in my size I might have to make a spot for it!
06-28-20, 02:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 410
Posted By Kabuki12

I have used a generic cable housing that my LBS...

I have used a generic cable housing that my LBS sells by the foot and it works real well and comes in colors except blue. The bike shop ordered a Shimano blue cable kit and I was a bit surprised at...
Replies: 11
Views: 639
Posted By Kabuki12

Ditto! I have all the bikes I need but not more...

Ditto! I have all the bikes I need but not more than I want , I actually find myself looking for more! Then I stop myself.........sometimes. Joe
06-24-20, 03:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 417
Posted By Kabuki12

I am the youngest in my family and the only one...

I am the youngest in my family and the only one who has not dealt with this issue. I have been checked by a cardiologist but was told I was ok. I will soon be 66 and occasionally I am just sitting in...
06-22-20, 06:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 431
Posted By Kabuki12

Honesty prevails! I have bought real nice tires...

Honesty prevails! I have bought real nice tires at decent prices from folks and never had a problem. I have had take offs given to me from guys that buy a high end bike and want something different...
06-22-20, 06:50 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,110
Posted By Kabuki12

I have never had a problem reaching down and...

I have never had a problem reaching down and grabbing the bottle while controlling the bike with one hand, even drinking while riding with no hands. Nowadays I prefer to stop and take in a bit of...
06-22-20, 07:48 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 945
Posted By Kabuki12

Clearly we are not talking about normal 700c...

Clearly we are not talking about normal 700c wheels. I have several 700c rims and mounting or changing tires isn't a problem. I would never suggest mounting the wrong size tire on a wheel and take...
06-21-20, 07:53 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 4,379
Posted By Kabuki12

I am fortunate enough to have my shop about 15...

I am fortunate enough to have my shop about 15 miles from my house and on my ride I stop and check the mail then refill my water bottle( large size!) . It is easy to do my 40 mile ride without...
06-21-20, 07:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 945
Posted By Kabuki12

I would at least try to mount a 27” tire just to...

I would at least try to mount a 27” tire just to see. Panaracer makes some nice ones in various widths for reasonable prices. If you go to some bike shops or co ops they may have an old one you could...
06-21-20, 07:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 738
Posted By Kabuki12

I ride all my bikes and until last year I would...

I ride all my bikes and until last year I would not have been able to choose a favorite. Last year I got a 1982 Medici Pro Strada and it is my favorite. I still like and ride all my other bikes but...
06-21-20, 07:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 346
Posted By Kabuki12

Thanks Ben. I face timed with my daughter after...

Thanks Ben. I face timed with my daughter after my morning ride. I miss having her with me on our rides, but the memories are always there. I hope you had a great day with your daughter. Joe
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-20, 06:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 288
Posted By Kabuki12

Had a long ride planned. After 20 or so miles I...

Had a long ride planned. After 20 or so miles I was pretty wet from the drizzle so I opted to conclude the ride and wait for nicer weather.
Replies: 6
Views: 323
Posted By Kabuki12

Very good bikes and well worth at least a few...

Very good bikes and well worth at least a few hundred dollars in rideable condition. More depending on condition. I love mine , it rides like a fine Italian racer.
06-21-20, 05:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 609
Posted By Kabuki12

I have a 1972 Windsor Pro. I bought it a few...

I have a 1972 Windsor Pro. I bought it a few years ago for $300. I think I got a great deal. It rides really well and is pretty much all Campy NR with early Phil hubs. I love that bike and to me is...
06-21-20, 05:11 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 4,379
Posted By Kabuki12

I agree. Here in California it is State Ordered...

I agree. Here in California it is State Ordered and people outside the market will give you one if you forgot yours or donít have one. Without it -no entry.
06-21-20, 05:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 935
Posted By Kabuki12

Not doing bike paths here. No such thing as empty...

Not doing bike paths here. No such thing as empty since the reopening in Southern California. I have been much happier being safe on the bike lanes, no more dog walkers with 15’ retractable leashes,...
06-19-20, 01:21 PM
Replies: 6,433
Views: 558,237
Posted By Kabuki12

It seems we both got a little "panto"! NICE!! ...

It seems we both got a little "panto"! NICE!! Joe
Forum: Road Cycling
06-19-20, 08:41 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,501
Posted By Kabuki12

I always uses chain oil. I clean and oil my...

I always uses chain oil. I clean and oil my chains about once a year. Then when I got my last bike the chain was stretched and I bought a new one. The guy at the bike shop offered to lube it for me...
Replies: 9
Views: 344
Posted By Kabuki12

Very desirable bike in nice condition. It should...

Very desirable bike in nice condition. It should go quickly , good luck. I could not sell it if it were mine, in my size of course! Joe
06-19-20, 04:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 345
Posted By Kabuki12

You make me want to finish my old grand sprint I...

You make me want to finish my old grand sprint I picked up for $20! It is just dying to hit the road. Joe
06-19-20, 04:19 AM
Replies: 6,433
Views: 558,237
Posted By Kabuki12

which bike are they going on? Or are they shelf...

which bike are they going on? Or are they shelf items.
06-19-20, 04:06 AM
Replies: 6,433
Views: 558,237
Posted By Kabuki12

I just got a nice set of 3ttt black handlebars...

I just got a nice set of 3ttt black handlebars for my Medici. They are pantographed with the Medici lions on either side. When I bought my bike last year the handlebars had been changed out to GB...
06-18-20, 03:11 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,916
Posted By Kabuki12

I have only owned a couple of Japanese bikes, one...

I have only owned a couple of Japanese bikes, one I still own. One I bought new in the late seventies a Kabuki Diamond Formula which I still own and ride. It was my transportation for over two years...
06-16-20, 07:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,461
Posted By Kabuki12

The only time I bailed after a crash was a couple...

The only time I bailed after a crash was a couple of years ago when the asphalt decided to punch me in the face. I was dripping blood from my face and my left hand was a bit painful but I was in...
06-15-20, 07:58 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,820
Posted By Kabuki12

you can lead a horse to water , but a pencil must...

you can lead a horse to water , but a pencil must be lead!
06-15-20, 07:56 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 5,747
Posted By Kabuki12

I would have to say , it is more about the driver...

I would have to say , it is more about the driver than the vehicle. Of course unyielding larger vehicles are more dangerous because of their size , but again, it is the driver . As cyclists we can...
06-15-20, 07:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 558
Posted By Kabuki12

I haven’t bought a NEW bike in a very long time....

I haven’t bought a NEW bike in a very long time. I bought a brand new racing road bike in 1976(still have it) and really didn’t know anything about it after riding my Schwinn Varsity for a few years....
06-15-20, 06:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 536
Posted By Kabuki12

You are very fortunate even though you sustained...

You are very fortunate even though you sustained some injury. A couple of years ago I let my front tire drift close to the edge of asphalt, there was no bike lane. Before I could react or compensate...
06-08-20, 03:32 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,145
Posted By Kabuki12

The best deals I have ever gotten came at times I...

The best deals I have ever gotten came at times I least expected it. I was buying a new car for my daughter when she was going to college. The salesman was a really down to earth guy and we ended up...
06-08-20, 03:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 792
Posted By Kabuki12

I have brown and black and they look very similar...

I have brown and black and they look very similar after years and miles ! I prefer the Professional. Joe
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