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04-14-21, 04:41 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 4,574
Posted By Kabuki12

Well, actually I am not young but certainly not...

Well, actually I am not young but certainly not ancient. My father was 54 when I was born. Right after entering the US through Seattle Washington. That makes me a 66 year old (turn 67 in October). He...
04-10-21, 06:40 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 585
Posted By Kabuki12

^^^^Yea, I love mine and they are great to ride....

^^^^Yea, I love mine and they are great to ride. I am not a pro rider or anything but I do have a few top drawer classics in my humble collection and my Super is at least as good as any of them ,...
04-10-21, 06:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 393
Posted By Kabuki12

I have a 1977 in black like yours. 1977 was the...

I have a 1977 in black like yours. 1977 was the first year of the GS, I know they evolved a bit . Mine has no braze ons for a water bottle. I was able to get mine from the original owner who bought...
04-07-21, 02:05 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 4,037
Posted By Kabuki12

Hang in there! I too have had multiple surgeries...

Hang in there! I too have had multiple surgeries due to my sun tanning when I was young. It is frustrating but I am told I will continue to have surgeries so I have resigned to it. The last two times...
04-07-21, 01:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 233
Posted By Kabuki12

I would agree with the Vitus tubing being light....

I would agree with the Vitus tubing being light. I am building a Motobecane Grand sprint that just got back from powder paint and it is the Vitus 888 which is further down the food chain with Super...
04-07-21, 01:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 506
Posted By Kabuki12

Every time I have stopped to either fix a flat or...

Every time I have stopped to either fix a flat or just to take a break and stretch, I have had someone stop and ask if I'm ok unless there just isn't anyone else on the road. One time I was sitting...
Replies: 21
Views: 634
Posted By Kabuki12

It may be worth that much to the owner but...

It may be worth that much to the owner but unrealistic in the real world. It is a classic but they made quite a few and they were very heavy frames. In the early seventies I had a Varsity and my...
04-06-21, 05:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 233
Posted By Kabuki12

My daughter has one but I cant remember if it has...

My daughter has one but I cant remember if it has 27” wheels or not. She loves the bike and commuted on it when she lived in Rhode Island. It has the HelioMatic hub on the rear. I would leave it...
04-03-21, 05:40 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 837
Posted By Kabuki12

My Mondia has Campy bar ends and the cables exit...

My Mondia has Campy bar ends and the cables exit near the stem and loop across each other slightly to avoid a sharper bend . I have a photo from 1973 of my bike and that’s how it came back then.
04-03-21, 08:57 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 776
Posted By Kabuki12

Wow ! I hope you let us know what is going to...

Wow ! I hope you let us know what is going to happen with this piece of history. I would love to see a bike grow out of this , although a nice art piece as it is on its own. I try to imagine what it...
04-03-21, 06:47 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 4,037
Posted By Kabuki12

Officially past the two week mark after second...

Officially past the two week mark after second shot , good to go. My wife has her second on Sunday . We are in , even if the event isn’t a go , I think there are enough of us to make some kind of...
04-03-21, 06:23 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 4,574
Posted By Kabuki12

I never got into watches. My dad was born in 1900...

I never got into watches. My dad was born in 1900 and when he was young in England the tradition was to give a man a watch chain on his twenty first birthday. I have his and his fathers . My...
04-02-21, 05:56 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 4,574
Posted By Kabuki12

I think we are on topic for classic bicycles if...

I think we are on topic for classic bicycles if someone out there has a Mondia watch. It seems the Swiss bike company actually made some great watches too.
04-02-21, 07:59 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 428
Posted By Kabuki12

I love my Suntour Perfect FW's but also have a...

I love my Suntour Perfect FW's but also have a few Regina's and have had no problem with them, mainly because two were built by you. The most recent one that you built for my ItalVega is great. There...
04-02-21, 04:17 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 778
Posted By Kabuki12

Nice job! I really like the seventies...

Nice job! I really like the seventies Motobecanes. I am building a 1980 Grand Sprint that I recently got back from the powder paint guy. It is a really nice burnt orange that he matched to the...
04-01-21, 11:06 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 428
Posted By Kabuki12

I have a very cool Regina FW removal tool that...

I have a very cool Regina FW removal tool that threads on to the skewer and works remarkably well but I wouldn't let go of it. If you look around locally someone in your area may have one. I went to...
03-31-21, 08:54 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,108
Posted By Kabuki12

I think it is natural for us , when passed , to...

I think it is natural for us , when passed , to want to keep up. I resist most times as I like "alone" riding unless I am with my wife. I haven't had that happen and my wife is a looker even at 63 !...
03-31-21, 03:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 239
Posted By Kabuki12

I know very little about these bikes , but it...

I know very little about these bikes , but it sure looks nice in yellow. I am used to seeing the orange ones . I like the writing on the steerer tube, gives it that hand made vibe. I wouldn't paint...
03-30-21, 06:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 469
Posted By Kabuki12

Another 1972 Special owner happy with mine! That...

Another 1972 Special owner happy with mine! That one looks beautiful , restored maybe? The Swiss did a good job on these bikes , they are lighter than they look and comfy on long rides.
03-30-21, 06:03 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,342
Posted By Kabuki12

Nice bike! I know these sell for a lot of money...

Nice bike! I know these sell for a lot of money but I know nothing about the model or if you got a decent deal. It is coming from my own back yard here in Ventura. Enjoy riding and working on it....
Forum: Road Cycling
03-28-21, 03:23 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 846
Posted By Kabuki12

We have had really good surf here in So Cal too....

We have had really good surf here in So Cal too. A lot of folks are getting more waves!!!
03-28-21, 03:17 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,464
Posted By Kabuki12

I have been yelled at and it is disturbing . The...

I have been yelled at and it is disturbing . The hardest thing for me happened about two years ago. I was making a left turn at a fairly busy intersection with full signals and I was in the left turn...
03-28-21, 02:48 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,660
Posted By Kabuki12

We all go through periods of doubt and...

We all go through periods of doubt and uncertainty. Yours is real and concerning to you at this time and the fact that you are honest and talking about it gives me hope for you. I can’t say I know...
03-28-21, 08:37 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 578
Posted By Kabuki12

I would agree that at least acknowledging the...

I would agree that at least acknowledging the stop sign is better, I prefer to stop but that is just me. What bothers me is when cyclists just ride through stop signs like they aren’t there ,...
03-27-21, 01:27 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 578
Posted By Kabuki12

I see probably 75% of riders running stop signs...

I see probably 75% of riders running stop signs and it stil kind of bothers me. I know it bugs most drivers and gives cyclists a bad view in the eyes of motorists. Here in Southern California it is...
03-26-21, 08:55 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 578
Posted By Kabuki12

I am in a Classic and Vintage Group on Strava but...

I am in a Classic and Vintage Group on Strava but it is not area specific. I know there are a lot of C&V riders in your area that will probably connect.
03-26-21, 08:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 217
Posted By Kabuki12

I think the early Campy pedals had chrome plated...

I think the early Campy pedals had chrome plated steel caps and the Superleggeri and the later generation Grand Sport were plastic. If you have the tool for tightening them they stay put, unless...
03-26-21, 08:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 269
Posted By Kabuki12

The bike looks to be in good condition paint wise...

The bike looks to be in good condition paint wise and thats all I can tell by the photos. I bought a 1975 Super in rider condition right here on BF in November . It is fairly original with period...
03-25-21, 02:51 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,578
Posted By Kabuki12

I got my Motobecane back from powder coat. It is...

I got my Motobecane back from powder coat. It is still shrink wrapped but color looks good and finish is good on fork crown. I will post pics after I have a chance to go over it on the stand this...
03-25-21, 02:37 PM
Replies: 3,439
Views: 798,104
Posted By Kabuki12

I just got my 1980 Grand Sprint back from powder...

I just got my 1980 Grand Sprint back from powder coat and it looks great. I will be building it up in the next couple of weeks. I will post pictures when it is complete. They look to be reasonably...
03-25-21, 01:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 784
Posted By Kabuki12

^ ^ I believe the mystery is solved!

^ ^ I believe the mystery is solved!
03-25-21, 08:20 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 784
Posted By Kabuki12

Very nice Colnago and good job on the video.. I...

Very nice Colnago and good job on the video.. I have only had mine for a few months and it is a 1975 Super, I am pretty sure yours is not a Super. The pros on this forum will most probably be able to...
03-24-21, 03:36 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,501
Posted By Kabuki12

^^^ I really like the 600 series Treks and that...

^^^ I really like the 600 series Treks and that touring model looks super. A few years ago someone gave me an unused 1985 Trek 600 which was more of a racer and it was a great bike. I would still...
03-24-21, 03:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 214
Posted By Kabuki12

That’s a goner for sure. Too bad because that is...

That’s a goner for sure. Too bad because that is a good looking crank. I like the cut out spider arms , similar to the Ambrosio crank that came on my Colnago. The chain rings are nice as well and can...
03-23-21, 05:03 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 4,037
Posted By Kabuki12

^^^ I hope all goes well Bartley. I had pretty...

^^^ I hope all goes well Bartley. I had pretty sore muscles for about a day and a half after my second Pfizer shot. It was nothing a little recliner time couldn’t cure! I drank water , not sure if it...
03-23-21, 02:19 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,786
Posted By Kabuki12

I've been riding with traps and straps since the...

I've been riding with traps and straps since the seventies so I guess "the old dog / new tricks" saying prevails for me! I know guys that have been cycling as long as me that also started with traps...
03-23-21, 02:03 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,483
Posted By Kabuki12

I have seen quite a few loose fitting jerseys out...

I have seen quite a few loose fitting jerseys out there and maybe try a vintage style that is one or two sizes larger than needed...
03-23-21, 01:54 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 3,763
Posted By Kabuki12

I used to listen to a "Walkman" while riding my...

I used to listen to a "Walkman" while riding my bike when I was younger(yea I am that old!). I went through a lot of batteries and I hardly went anywhere without my music.I did not drive a car , just...
Replies: 8
Views: 295
Posted By Kabuki12

Very Nice!! It should be easy to sell with the...

Very Nice!! It should be easy to sell with the condition being so clean. With new or good tires it will sell . As far as a price , here in Southern California it would be north of $200 in that...
03-23-21, 03:00 AM
Replies: 7,042
Views: 656,287
Posted By Kabuki12

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03-23-21, 02:38 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,017
Posted By Kabuki12

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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A modern retro style jersey with sewn lettering. I...
03-22-21, 01:32 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 4,037
Posted By Kabuki12

I agree . As a resident of Ventura County since...

I agree . As a resident of Ventura County since about 1960 , I often used to think of our area not even close to Los Angeles and every time I went there(L.A.) I was so happy I lived in V.C. I like...
03-22-21, 01:19 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,175
Posted By Kabuki12

I don't normally sell bikes. I have sold a couple...

I don't normally sell bikes. I have sold a couple on Craigslist for what I thought was a reasonable price and had the great fortune of being successful both times. I once had someone make a very low...
03-21-21, 07:54 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 898
Posted By Kabuki12

I don’t try to guess the market of bike resales....

I don’t try to guess the market of bike resales. There are still deals out there but not many higher end Campy equipped bikes at the $300 range like a few years ago. I bought most of my collection in...
03-19-21, 09:35 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 4,037
Posted By Kabuki12

Yea, as we get closer I think we can rest assured...

Yea, as we get closer I think we can rest assured that there will be more information. Worst case scenario , your idea(great plan!) is a good one and we can get a few of us together to pick up the...
03-19-21, 01:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 551
Posted By Kabuki12

Sorry, doesn’t qualify as a crash, more like a...

Sorry, doesn’t qualify as a crash, more like a fall. Glad you are ok and no harm in falling . I still use traps and straps so I haven’t done that maneuver but pretty much everything else. We all have...
03-18-21, 06:57 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 4,357
Posted By Kabuki12

My first light weight bike had Presta (mid '70's)...

My first light weight bike had Presta (mid '70's) . Before that I hadn't seen them . I bought a Zefal frame pump to keep my tires inflated and just liked the way it worked . I have Presta on all my...
03-18-21, 06:34 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 4,037
Posted By Kabuki12

When I called him about the Colnago he had like a...

When I called him about the Colnago he had like a dozen bikes he was working on and he was having trouble finding warm enough days to paint. He also mentioned the dreaded "R" word(retire) but also...
03-18-21, 06:25 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 4,037
Posted By Kabuki12

Hey! I actually got the pair of Soulmate socks in...

Hey! I actually got the pair of Soulmate socks in the photo from the shop in Ventura that you mentioned" Lost In Socks". I think it may be time to revisit them! Thank you for the reminder. I don't...
03-17-21, 03:02 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 4,037
Posted By Kabuki12

Well second shot went ok and as others have...

Well second shot went ok and as others have stated I feel sore and a bit of headache. Thank you spaghetti legs for the encouragement. This time a bit worse than the first but no flu like symptoms. I...
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