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08-03-21, 05:13 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 653
Posted By Kabuki12

As I said, I am pretty sure I have a tipo low...

As I said, I am pretty sure I have a tipo low flange hub in my hub bin.
07-31-21, 08:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 349
Posted By Kabuki12

I have Modolo hoods on my Campagnolo brake levers...

I have Modolo hoods on my Campagnolo brake levers and they fit fine. I have mixed brands with levers and hoods in the past , sometimes taking an Exacto blade to "trim to fit". To be honest, I just...
07-30-21, 07:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 381
Posted By Kabuki12

Yup, thatís a good one! The only thing out of...

Yup, thatís a good one! The only thing out of place are the wheels , as you say. Maybe shorten up the cable housing on the rear brake but even that isnít too bad.. it will be a nice ride and it is in...
07-30-21, 02:44 PM
Replies: 446
Views: 54,930
Posted By Kabuki12

Bartly and all , have a safe ride . I really want...

Bartly and all , have a safe ride . I really want to do this with you but this weekend duty calls(work) so no show. The heat would not keep me away maybe just ride slower-drink more. I did make it to...
07-28-21, 02:17 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 564
Posted By Kabuki12

I would like to see one of these down here in...

I would like to see one of these down here in Ventura County. I did the Brian Baylis birthday ride in San Diego and it was a blast! We had 15 folks and some really fast riders but it worked out well...
07-26-21, 06:38 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,759
Posted By Kabuki12

Threads like this always bring up different...

Threads like this always bring up different perspectives and ideas. It is good to discuss these situations and share with each other things that make us feel safer. Let’s face it , it is dangerous to...
07-18-21, 03:04 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,264
Posted By Kabuki12

I have a few, 1972 Windsor Profesional, 1982...

I have a few, 1972 Windsor Profesional, 1982 Medici Pro Strada with Campy SR, 1973 Super Mondia Special, late 70’s Kabuki Diamond Formula which I bought new and was the best bike I could afford at...
07-17-21, 11:01 AM
Replies: 2,442
Views: 255,613
Posted By Kabuki12

I did not cry when I read this, I did not cry...

I did not cry when I read this, I did not cry when I read this, I did not.... there was something in my eye! I am so sorry for your loss
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-21, 02:39 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,009
Posted By Kabuki12

I ride typically 35 or so mile rides on the...

I ride typically 35 or so mile rides on the weekend and 7 mile lunch rides once or twice a week. I don't get fatigue often and on my weekend rides I add a supplement to my water bottle. I take a...
07-03-21, 03:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 678
Posted By Kabuki12

A few years ago I had to be off my bike for 12...

A few years ago I had to be off my bike for 12 weeks to allow some bones in my face to heal after a bike crash. It was torture to me because I live in Southern California and ride year round. At the...
06-29-21, 07:52 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,473
Posted By Kabuki12

Thank you Kevin, I replied and I look forward to...

Thank you Kevin, I replied and I look forward to meeting some new folks, Joe
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06-27-21, 05:55 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 6,068
Posted By Kabuki12

I am 66 , soon to be 67 and going strong. Not...

I am 66 , soon to be 67 and going strong. Not super fast but pretty strong and I ride a lot. My wife cannot ride a conventional bike any longer. She has health issues that limit her exertion ability...
06-22-21, 08:21 AM
Replies: 2,442
Views: 255,613
Posted By Kabuki12

My wife and I have a few cats and they are our...

My wife and I have a few cats and they are our family. My daughter is grown up and on her own so for fathers day I got coffee in bed and a cat on my lap, Yoda I think. We have an older orange kitty...
06-15-21, 10:10 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 611
Posted By Kabuki12

Even in Southern California , $100 will buy an...

Even in Southern California , $100 will buy an entry level vintage ten speed. You may have to put tires and cables on it , but that can be negotiated at time of sale. Craigslist has been very...
06-15-21, 10:05 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 4,899
Posted By Kabuki12

"That bike is out dated"! time to update

"That bike is out dated"! time to update
06-14-21, 06:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 559
Posted By Kabuki12

I would try a wax based non abrasive approach as...

I would try a wax based non abrasive approach as bike paint is very thin and decals can be damaged easily. The wax will bring shine where possible without too much damage , in my experience of...
06-14-21, 03:14 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,202
Posted By Kabuki12

Those sure are!!! CLASSY

Those sure are!!! CLASSY
06-05-21, 08:34 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 21,632
Posted By Kabuki12

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Another Big 'un! With a 35" inseam , 63 is perfect. Smallest that works for me...
06-05-21, 08:26 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 698
Posted By Kabuki12

For the most part , you are correct.But every now...

For the most part , you are correct.But every now and then..........
06-05-21, 08:23 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 698
Posted By Kabuki12

Yea, I am still jealous of that triple crank you...

Yea, I am still jealous of that triple crank you had in Paso Robles, 2017 I think? God I miss the Paso ride!!
06-05-21, 08:07 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 986
Posted By Kabuki12

I have had some challenges with removing rust...

I have had some challenges with removing rust from old bikes that I have picked up for restoration. I use different grades of steel wool to remove it and then just keep it clean. The worst one was my...
06-05-21, 07:54 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,282
Posted By Kabuki12

I am not as meticulous as I once was when I had...

I am not as meticulous as I once was when I had one bike , but I keep my bikes very clean. I go through a lot of Mothers polish and shop rags. I floss the freewheel every other ride or so and...
06-02-21, 02:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 723
Posted By Kabuki12

I lost a few friends and school mates during and...

I lost a few friends and school mates during and especially after Vietnam . Those of us that didnít go or survived use this time to acknowledge those who gave the ultimate sacrifice. When I met a...
05-30-21, 07:27 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,592
Posted By Kabuki12

I rode a Schwinn Varsity in high school and for a...

I rode a Schwinn Varsity in high school and for a while after I graduated. It was root beer brown and in like new condition when I bought it (about 1969 or 70) . Not long after I graduated I started...
05-29-21, 06:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 805
Posted By Kabuki12

Since I am in my late sixties I have changed most...

Since I am in my late sixties I have changed most of my bikes over to 28t free wheels without changing the Campy NR derailleurs or wheels. I just back the axel stop screws out so the jockey wheel...
05-24-21, 11:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,179
Posted By Kabuki12

My wife has a cheapie electric bike with a hub...

My wife has a cheapie electric bike with a hub motor and throttle. I bought it used with a bad battery about 5 years ago and bought a battery on eBay for a couple hundred dollars. That bike still...
05-19-21, 09:14 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,491
Posted By Kabuki12

Be Careful, Really

I just read about a woman who was killed over the weekend in Colorado while riding with her husband who was with her in a bike lane . Her name was Gwen Inglis , she was a pro champion cyclist (as is...
05-15-21, 07:21 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,070
Posted By Kabuki12

I bought an early seventies Brooks Pro from a...

I bought an early seventies Brooks Pro from a friend and although not abused it was neglected for many years. It was hard and not playable at all. I set it in the sun until it was warm to the touch...
05-14-21, 09:13 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,262
Posted By Kabuki12

In the sixties in Ventura County on a 20" tire...

In the sixties in Ventura County on a 20" tire kick back two speed hub. The same bike I later put butterfly handlebars and banana seat for delivering news papers. I think it was a Murray that I...
05-14-21, 03:18 AM
Replies: 475
Views: 78,258
Posted By Kabuki12

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Saturday ride
05-13-21, 06:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 997
Posted By Kabuki12

I was given a 1971 Stella in silver that looks...

I was given a 1971 Stella in silver that looks very close except for the pump peg. It came with center pul Wienman brakes , Campagnolo matchbox FD , Velox RD , Grand Sport shifters , and Campagnolo...
05-13-21, 04:25 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 11,506
Posted By Kabuki12

OK, I am officially reserved for my campsite at...

OK, I am officially reserved for my campsite at San Simeon State Park. Gonna get there on Thursday and ride my Irish Fanny off for four days! I just love that area . My wife is bringing her ebike so...
05-13-21, 02:06 AM
Replies: 202
Views: 11,506
Posted By Kabuki12

I did get an email in English and an actual...

I did get an email in English and an actual apology after Kaori (no longer with Eroica California) sent me the new contact info. I clicked on the new contact and fired off a pretty firm statement of...
05-12-21, 11:57 AM
Replies: 202
Views: 11,506
Posted By Kabuki12

Yea , I am feeling a little frustrated at this...

Yea , I am feeling a little frustrated at this point. I have vented on CR and will do everything I can to be there mainly because of the people and the bikes , not because the organization has been...
05-05-21, 01:57 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,383
Posted By Kabuki12

I was at the harbor a week or so ago and leaned...

I was at the harbor a week or so ago and leaned my Colnago against a wall while I sat about fifteen feet away and had coffee. It was amazing how much attention that bike got, and it is not pristine....
05-02-21, 08:27 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 647
Posted By Kabuki12

I have come across some pretty crusty NR brake...

I have come across some pretty crusty NR brake sets that I have completely disassembled and rebuilt. I havenít come across one yet that didnít work smoothly after rebuild. They are only designed to...
05-01-21, 01:20 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,189
Posted By Kabuki12

I use safety glasses from an industrial supply...

I use safety glasses from an industrial supply company I work with regularly. They are like the ones August West posted but I have them with bifocal lenses . They cost about six dollars a pair and I...
05-01-21, 04:04 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,530
Posted By Kabuki12

Yea, Iím in the middle of a build , or at least...

Yea, Iím in the middle of a build , or at least getting started. A 1980 Motobecane Grand Sprint showed up locally on CL minus wheels for $20. I had it powder painted and got some decals and now...
04-28-21, 07:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 978
Posted By Kabuki12

One major problem with this bike...... it’s too...

One major problem with this bike...... it’s too small for me! No kidding, nice job making it your own. It looks beautiful.
04-23-21, 07:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 808
Posted By Kabuki12

I am 6’1 and inseam 35” so long legged. When I...

I am 6’1 and inseam 35” so long legged. When I sit in a chair I am even with my wife who is 5’6. I hate flying because my legs don’t fit in the available space , I have to sit sort sideways.
04-20-21, 03:35 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,085
Posted By Kabuki12

Glad to see this classic in good hands. If it is...

Glad to see this classic in good hands. If it is anything like my 1977 GS you will enjoy it. Of course you already know if you had a ‘78. I rode mine Saturday and always a good ride. I look forward...
04-18-21, 01:14 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,225
Posted By Kabuki12

We have a couple of vintage road bike friendly...

We have a couple of vintage road bike friendly shops here that I know of. One has a collection that is so wonderful that it is worth the trip there whether they have what I need or not. I always find...
Replies: 6
Views: 584
Posted By Kabuki12

I agree with the $100-$125 range, but that would...

I agree with the $100-$125 range, but that would be for a sure sale. The bike may be worth more (slightly) due to condition and finding the right buyer. Be sure potential buyers know that you are the...
04-16-21, 01:48 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,022
Posted By Kabuki12

Like SurferRosa says a 32 stem height is the most...

Like SurferRosa says a 32 stem height is the most important to me. I go to my LBS to buy anything I can , but , alas , they don’t sell the short stem tubes. I am forced to buy on the bay.
04-07-21, 01:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 454
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...
Replies: 21
Views: 1,064
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...
04-03-21, 06:47 AM
Replies: 202
Views: 11,506
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...
04-02-21, 07:59 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 716
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...
03-31-21, 03:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 379
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: 8
Views: 1,006
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.
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