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07-02-22, 09:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 173
Posted By Kabuki12

I don’t know what Iowa law is like but in...

I don’t know what Iowa law is like but in California , the insurance company is obligated to restore you to where you were prior to the accident. This is not including physical injury if applicable,...
Replies: 6
Views: 138
Posted By Kabuki12

I agree that to get true value out of this bike ,...

I agree that to get true value out of this bike , it would take an investment of time and money. The bike is well worth it and would sell but the "all cleaned up" price would still be no higher than...
07-01-22, 05:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 637
Posted By Kabuki12

Great to see this go to a good home. Have a nice...

Great to see this go to a good home. Have a nice inaugural ride!
06-30-22, 04:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 328
Posted By Kabuki12

No apologies needed for the shot or the kickstand

No apologies needed for the shot or the kickstand
06-30-22, 04:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 637
Posted By Kabuki12

That sure is nice ….hmmm……NO I CANT GET IT , NO I...

That sure is nice ….hmmm……NO I CANT GET IT , NO I CANT GET IT! You go merziac please!!! Love the color by the way , quite nice with the head tube contrast. Absolutely lovely!
06-30-22, 07:25 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 574
Posted By Kabuki12

Nice to see the Medici out! Fitted much the same...

Nice to see the Medici out! Fitted much the same as mine with the exception of the Mavic wheels and hubs on mine. I love the way the bike shifts with second gen SR derailleurs. I am now building...
06-29-22, 08:06 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,426
Posted By Kabuki12

I just bought a set of Mavic wheels with early...

I just bought a set of Mavic wheels with early Phil hubs and they are very nice and shiny but the script is gone. The PO had used leather cleaning loops that cleaned as the bike was ridden so the...
06-29-22, 08:39 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 574
Posted By Kabuki12

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Linn's in Cambria California
A restaurant/bakery that has some of the best...
06-29-22, 04:32 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 574
Posted By Kabuki12

never been there , but I know where it is. There...

never been there , but I know where it is. There is place north of there, that is in Moro Bay , that makes some pretty awesome sticky buns. It is sort of across the street and north a bit from the...
Replies: 11
Views: 238
Posted By Kabuki12

I have a 1971 (I think) that is from Holland ,...

I have a 1971 (I think) that is from Holland , there is a decal on the lower portion of the seat tube and the head badge has the lines instead of Nottingham England.
06-28-22, 07:45 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,426
Posted By Kabuki12

Yup, that’s about the only way to do it. There’s...

Yup, that’s about the only way to do it. There’s a certain amount of reward to removing years of grime and grunge. I think that will be a fine bike.
06-28-22, 07:38 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,644
Posted By Kabuki12

Some of the bikes mentioned are iconic and others...

Some of the bikes mentioned are iconic and others are more in the “unobtainable” category for me when I was young and these bikes were new. I loved my root beer brown Varsity in the first few years I...
06-27-22, 01:36 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,644
Posted By Kabuki12

I think the "Mink Blue" Raleigh Pro is on the...

I think the "Mink Blue" Raleigh Pro is on the list .
06-26-22, 08:00 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 557
Posted By Kabuki12

exactly!!

exactly!!
06-26-22, 07:57 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 557
Posted By Kabuki12

Yea, even good quality tools can break under...

Yea, even good quality tools can break under load. I had one of my favorite 1/2” drive sockets do that when I used with a breaker bar, I was shocked as I have used this set for years. I am one of the...
06-25-22, 03:29 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,202
Posted By Kabuki12

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Cambria - Moonstone Beach a few months prior to...
06-25-22, 03:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 368
Posted By Kabuki12

Nice looking bike. Not my style but a cool ride...

Nice looking bike. Not my style but a cool ride for farmers market ride with a couple of baskets. Yea... fix the seat , just looking st it makes me feel weak!
06-25-22, 12:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 317
Posted By Kabuki12

Nice One!! :D

Nice One!! :D
06-24-22, 05:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 339
Posted By Kabuki12

Oh how fun! Another build , perhaps a city bike?...

Oh how fun! Another build , perhaps a city bike? Racks and bags.
06-23-22, 06:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 275
Posted By Kabuki12

Mavic , and Wolber Super Champion / Gentlemen.

Mavic , and Wolber Super Champion / Gentlemen.
06-23-22, 06:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 283
Posted By Kabuki12

I used Penetrol quite a bit when varnishing Teak...

I used Penetrol quite a bit when varnishing Teak and Mahogany on our sail boat. It not only allows time to blend and work the brush strokes, it continues to allow the paint to “flow” prior to drying....
06-23-22, 03:42 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,202
Posted By Kabuki12

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Ventura Harbor
06-22-22, 01:42 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 2,478
Posted By Kabuki12

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Back when I used to ride the "bike path"(not) to Ventura , no water...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-22, 07:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 429
Posted By Kabuki12

I picked up a dry wall screw in the side of my...

I picked up a dry wall screw in the side of my rear tire and it made at least three revolutions hitting the chain stay on my vintage steel bike. It was loud and I stopped as quickly as I could. It...
06-21-22, 07:38 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,158
Posted By Kabuki12

I saw the video and he took it like a champ ‘“I’m...

I saw the video and he took it like a champ ‘“I’m ok”!
Replies: 6
Views: 297
Posted By Kabuki12

This is a different bike than mine. I have an...

This is a different bike than mine. I have an earlier version with more chrome , Nervex lugs , and the typical fade paint scheme . They are nice bikes and I would think at least 600-700 in this...
06-21-22, 04:07 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 585
Posted By Kabuki12

If it helps, mine is a 75 and no top tube cable...

If it helps, mine is a 75 and no top tube cable guides but embossed “Colnago” with club on fork crown. Club cut out in fork stiffener and BB shell and one down tube lug. I can’t see the fork crown...
06-20-22, 04:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 585
Posted By Kabuki12

Super nice! Pun intended

Super nice! Pun intended
Replies: 12
Views: 468
Posted By Kabuki12

^^^ Yea, it kind of reminds me of my Electric...

^^^ Yea, it kind of reminds me of my Electric Blue Mini Cooper I had years ago!
Replies: 12
Views: 468
Posted By Kabuki12

I know it isn’t apples to apples , but for a...

I know it isn’t apples to apples , but for a baseline, I bought a 1978 Raleigh Pro that needs a paint job. Last year I saw an ad for it on CL for $150 and it was frame, fork with Campagnolo headset,...
06-19-22, 11:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 351
Posted By Kabuki12

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Yes, Happy Fathers Day! Like I needed an excuse
06-18-22, 07:26 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,396
Posted By Kabuki12

I had a different experience with a seller who...

I had a different experience with a seller who knew nothing about bikes. In my case it went well. I asked a couple of questions and got shut down immediately. I wanted to pick the bike up to save...
06-18-22, 07:03 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 763
Posted By Kabuki12

Great score. That one definitely needs your...

Great score. That one definitely needs your massaging but it should come to life with not too much effort. Nice tires for just about all terrain. You have been scoring lately , good to see. I love...
06-17-22, 09:02 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,802
Posted By Kabuki12

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Replies: 10
Views: 482
Posted By Kabuki12

I bought a 1975 here from another BF member and...

I bought a 1975 here from another BF member and rode it for a year. The original paint was worn, chipped and the chrome was good. I paid about 750 for the complete bike with period correct parts. It...
06-16-22, 01:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 465
Posted By Kabuki12

Looks like you are ready for some serious...

Looks like you are ready for some serious climbing!
06-16-22, 02:15 AM
Replies: 7,639
Views: 840,307
Posted By Kabuki12

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yes, I just acquired one on a donor bike that I got...
06-15-22, 05:08 PM
Replies: 498
Views: 39,260
Posted By Kabuki12

Kabuki12 because the first real light weight bike...

Kabuki12 because the first real light weight bike I bought was my Kabuki Diamond Formula and it was a 12 speed. That was a big deal back in the late seventies. I still have it and my photo avatar is...
06-14-22, 07:18 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 923
Posted By Kabuki12

yup! Love em

yup! Love em
06-14-22, 05:08 AM
Replies: 5,155
Views: 582,037
Posted By Kabuki12

I have been moving things around myself. With two...

I have been moving things around myself. With two bikes in the build process , I realized I needed more parts. The original 27Ē wheels I had intended to use on my Raleigh Pro Mark V were not going to...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-13-22, 10:22 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,008
Posted By Kabuki12

I seem to be getting more flats this year than...

I seem to be getting more flats this year than previous years but I believe it’s just random. I usually average 3-4 flats a year . I’m already up to 5 this year . I ride every week and pretty much...
06-13-22, 07:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 274
Posted By Kabuki12

So true, as with a lot of these vintage bikes ....

So true, as with a lot of these vintage bikes . Serial #'s were not as important to the O.M. I was also basing it on the mention of no holes on the BB shell. I believe that makes it earlier than mine...
06-13-22, 04:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 274
Posted By Kabuki12

I have one that is later than yours and it is...

I have one that is later than yours and it is about a 1972 . Yours is earlier. The paint on mine shows the miles and time. The original owner raced it back when it was new . I love the way the bike...
06-12-22, 01:04 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,195
Posted By Kabuki12

I’m out! My most modern bike is about mid...

I’m out! My most modern bike is about mid eighties lugged steel, but I can observe. :thumb:
06-12-22, 07:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 326
Posted By Kabuki12

Nice! That should clean up well and that rust is...

Nice! That should clean up well and that rust is minimal given the age of the bike. I donít have any knowledge to share but Iíve seen quite a few on this forum. Iím sure someone can give you the...
06-11-22, 11:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 344
Posted By Kabuki12

The seat tube is 20” c-c, the top tube is 19.5”...

The seat tube is 20” c-c, the top tube is 19.5” c-c , and the chain stay is 17.25” center of BB to center of drop out. I don’t have my good calipers at the house but the seat post diameter is 26.8 as...
06-11-22, 07:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 344
Posted By Kabuki12

The Cyclone is following the FW to the Motobecane...

The Cyclone is following the FW to the Motobecane which is my touring bike . Right now it is limited to a 28 tooth low cog and the one on the mystery bike is much lower. I’m just not sure yet about...
06-11-22, 05:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 344
Posted By Kabuki12

I think more a touring geometry , although it has...

I think more a touring geometry , although it has 700 x 25 tires and there isn’t much room for too much larger. Maybe 28’s would fit on it but I think that’s it. I’m stoked with the wheels and some...
06-11-22, 02:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 344
Posted By Kabuki12

yes that looks very similar. It has no markings...

yes that looks very similar. It has no markings that I have found. I will pass the frame along after I get what I want off it. Iím just curious , it is obviously a nice frame . Unfortunately way too...
06-11-22, 12:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 344
Posted By Kabuki12

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