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03-04-24, 01:22 PM
Replies: 82,637
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Posted By Kabuki12

There are some very tempting deals for us tall...

There are some very tempting deals for us tall bike guys . That one is a sweet deal , Rich. We are in the same boat as far as needing another bike . I am building my last bike that is to replace the...
03-03-24, 09:30 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 922
Posted By Kabuki12

I sold one last year and may sell at least one...

I sold one last year and may sell at least one more this year. The market is as bad as ever but , other than a few of my bikes , it really doesn’t matter. I really only have one bike that I went all...
03-01-24, 10:39 AM
Replies: 668
Views: 105,564
Posted By Kabuki12

My buddies aren't really into the classics like I...

My buddies aren't really into the classics like I am. They get a real kick out of me reaching down to shift and I get a lot of friendly teasing. I doubt I could convince them to make the drive with...
03-01-24, 08:35 AM
Replies: 668
Views: 105,564
Posted By Kabuki12

Yea I have plans with my neighborhood buddies ....

Yea I have plans with my neighborhood buddies . We are all recovering from our surgeries or medical procedures but we are doing our first group ride together since last year. I will probably ride one...
Replies: 40
Views: 1,029
Posted By Kabuki12

In my area a bike like that would top out at...

In my area a bike like that would top out at about $500 and it would take a while to sell. Bikes that sell quickly are priced very low. It will take a fair amount of work to bring it back to its...
02-28-24, 09:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 330
Posted By Kabuki12

Nice work! Not my cup of tea as far as a bike I...

Nice work! Not my cup of tea as far as a bike I would choose to ride but what is not to like about this refurb on such an iconic part of cycling history . These English 3 speed bikes provided...
02-28-24, 10:06 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 346
Posted By Kabuki12

Very nice! I have a 1973ish Windsor Pro that I...

Very nice! I have a 1973ish Windsor Pro that I love to ride. It is a very well made bike and easily runs 700 x 28 tires . They really don't get the respect they deserve IMHO , although there are ...
02-27-24, 12:07 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 953
Posted By Kabuki12

Well, a dent can be a bummer . It helps if you...

Well, a dent can be a bummer . It helps if you weren’t the one who put it there, yea , it would bother me , until I started pedaling along . You may come up with a way to smooth it out with blocks or...
02-26-24, 07:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 378
Posted By Kabuki12

Looks pretty much original , and in nice shape ....

Looks pretty much original , and in nice shape . Just a bit of cleaning. A bike like that for $60 …in Los Angeles? WOW! To clean it right , and get the light rust off , I would completely...
02-23-24, 10:36 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,219
Posted By Kabuki12

^^^^ I think it means John's Vintage Road Bike...

^^^^ I think it means John's Vintage Road Bike Garage. Joe
02-22-24, 10:06 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,228
Posted By Kabuki12

On your bikes , they would be left hand. Italian...

On your bikes , they would be left hand. Italian BB are different.
02-18-24, 04:43 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 620
Posted By Kabuki12

Hang in there. I don’t know the particulars of...

Hang in there. I don’t know the particulars of your situation but I can share my experience. About 6 months ago I fell and broke my hip . I am healing with 3 screws that held my femur together until...
02-14-24, 07:55 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 918
Posted By Kabuki12

…. And quite the ride killer!:bike2:Rich was darn...

…. And quite the ride killer!:bike2:Rich was darn lucky he wasn’t injured…..seriously. Joe
02-12-24, 10:32 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 467
Posted By Kabuki12

I am 69 and ride the rotation of my bikes ....

I am 69 and ride the rotation of my bikes . Yesterday I actually did a coin toss to choose the bike! I have most of my bikes (about a dozen) at my tool grinding shop in Ventura and some of my...
02-11-24, 08:49 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,098
Posted By Kabuki12

Yea , I drove my 1957 356A T-1 beehive coupe for...

Yea , I drove my 1957 356A T-1 beehive coupe for 26 years, and sold it for way more than ten times what I paid . Did I make money? Who knows after all the time and money I put in that little car! It...
02-09-24, 09:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 969
Posted By Kabuki12

I bought a 1978 Pro MK V in a similar state . I...

I bought a 1978 Pro MK V in a similar state . I absolutely LOVE the ride of this bike . I paid about the same ($150 included HS and BB , both Campy) . I have ridden it a bunch and just can't find...
02-08-24, 08:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,116
Posted By Kabuki12

I got what you need right here . A com badge and...

I got what you need right here . A com badge and the mothership!
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02-08-24, 06:03 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,776
Posted By Kabuki12

Heal fast and good luck getting back on the bike....

Heal fast and good luck getting back on the bike. Just do what the Dr.’s say and easy does it.
02-08-24, 10:14 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,109
Posted By Kabuki12

The main differences are , some of what I stated...

The main differences are , some of what I stated , relaxed versus tighter , gearing , eyelets for racks or fenders , and better clearance for wider tires. There are some differences that would be...
02-08-24, 08:13 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,763
Posted By Kabuki12

Bob , that is super nice . Having the paperwork...

Bob , that is super nice . Having the paperwork is almost as nice as the bike itself. It makes the bike more enjoyable having documented history. To me , history is important and I have verbal...
02-08-24, 07:47 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,109
Posted By Kabuki12

It is a great time to buy a classic bike . The...

It is a great time to buy a classic bike . The prices for used bikes are very reasonable right now . As others have said , find out what size bike fits you and also the type of riding you do ....
02-05-24, 02:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 548
Posted By Kabuki12

At about the time this came out our local...

At about the time this came out our local community college offered a cycling class and my wife and I took the class. We had decided to park our cars for a few years and rely on pedal power for...
02-04-24, 04:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,408
Posted By Kabuki12

Me three! I’m in for the count. Let’s make it a...

Me three! I’m in for the count. Let’s make it a great event. It is up to us and it is hard to be on the central California coast with a bunch of really cool bikes and people without having an...
02-04-24, 04:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 344
Posted By Kabuki12

40 miles is a great ride . It is more than a lot...

40 miles is a great ride . It is more than a lot of folks do and less than some of the riders on this forum do. The individual dictates what is fun and it sounds like you had plenty. The ride you did...
02-03-24, 03:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 550
Posted By Kabuki12

Congratulations on your “new” bike. It looks to...

Congratulations on your “new” bike. It looks to be in nice shape .
02-03-24, 03:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 218
Posted By Kabuki12

Yea I will have to check mine. I know they are...

Yea I will have to check mine. I know they are original and they are light . On my rear wheel, when the GS derailleur cage came loose , it sent the chain into the spokes behind the FW. The drive side...
02-02-24, 08:18 AM
Replies: 460
Views: 25,885
Posted By Kabuki12

If I was there , I would join you guys. Throw...

If I was there , I would join you guys. Throw caution to the wind and wear my skunk stripe proudly if it rained . “I need no stinking fenders” . I got caught twice last year in the rain and my arse...
02-02-24, 07:57 AM
Replies: 604
Views: 74,094
Posted By Kabuki12

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02-01-24, 08:40 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 8,193
Posted By Kabuki12

Yea, I had kind of thought it weren’t gonna...

Yea, I had kind of thought it weren’t gonna happen, but wudayano? Barring any slip and fall or any other such gravitational collision…..sounds like fun to me ! I am still not back to full steam but...
02-01-24, 05:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 430
Posted By Kabuki12

Yep! Good eye, 28 tooth low on the FW. Big to big...

Yep! Good eye, 28 tooth low on the FW. Big to big is not an option with this set up , but everything else seems to work fine. I moved the axle stop spring to outside the drop out and moved the axle...
02-01-24, 07:30 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,315
Posted By Kabuki12

If you put the lever on the drive side then you...

If you put the lever on the drive side then you could put the cables in front of the handle bars and REALLY raise some chatter! Whatever floats yer boat. :innocent:
02-01-24, 07:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 430
Posted By Kabuki12

I am one of those that likes the Panto bits on...

I am one of those that likes the Panto bits on certain bikes. Most of them are third party modified or produced. I have a couple of Panto chain rings from Cyclomondo on my Colnago . The nice thing is...
01-31-24, 01:59 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,835
Posted By Kabuki12

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I almost forgot about this old Raleigh jersey
I have two of these team Raleigh...
Replies: 32
Views: 1,496
Posted By Kabuki12

I think just about any sale would be below what...

I think just about any sale would be below what we think our bikes are worth. Maybe spring time would be better for speed of sale but not a huge plus on monetary value. I was lucky last year when I...
01-30-24, 02:44 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,890
Posted By Kabuki12

Yes, welcome!! The market is all over the place...

Yes, welcome!! The market is all over the place with the only bikes that are selling are bikes that are very low priced or bikes that are higher end with really top components. Even the high end...
01-30-24, 01:37 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 953
Posted By Kabuki12

I have no idea about the year but that is cool! I...

I have no idea about the year but that is cool! I can't wait to see what you do with it!
01-28-24, 02:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 504
Posted By Kabuki12

Nice bike , well done details.

Nice bike , well done details.
01-27-24, 08:43 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,063
Posted By Kabuki12

Great interview John. Thank you for the video.

Great interview John. Thank you for the video.
01-27-24, 04:26 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,835
Posted By Kabuki12

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Matt , I do remember! Great memory
01-27-24, 09:03 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,835
Posted By Kabuki12

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Does a sweater count?
Perfect for this time of year....
Replies: 10
Views: 522
Posted By Kabuki12

I have a 1977 ( first year) with Wienman Carrera...

I have a 1977 ( first year) with Wienman Carrera brakes and Campagnolo GS mech. I got mine in "as new " condition with a Brooks Pro saddle that wasn't broken in yet. The original owner only rode it...
01-22-24, 02:54 PM
Replies: 82,637
Views: 13,917,009
Posted By Kabuki12

YES!!! Definitely buyer beware . I totally missed...

YES!!! Definitely buyer beware . I totally missed that , I was just looking at the nice Brooks saddle and the overall condition of the paint. I think it is 531 tube. Good deals are sometimes good...
01-22-24, 02:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,126
Posted By Kabuki12

For those of us that cannot make it, we are...

For those of us that cannot make it, we are expecting some pictures please ! This sounds like an epic event . Even though I will not be there , THANK YOU , John! Keeping the faith , as always. Joe
01-22-24, 02:09 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 5,900
Posted By Kabuki12

BennY Hill ShoW - Sport NewS...

BennY Hill ShoW - Sport NewS...
01-20-24, 07:53 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,175
Posted By Kabuki12

I have this crankset on two of my bikes. One came...

I have this crankset on two of my bikes. One came on my Raleigh Competition GS and I removed the chain guard . Then a couple years later a nice set became available on the bay for a super deal and I...
01-20-24, 07:16 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,651
Posted By Kabuki12

Nice bike! Once all this rain stops it will be...

Nice bike! Once all this rain stops it will be time to take it for a spin. I have some very nice bikes that I ride in rotation but my 1975 Colnago Super is simply my favorite. You may want to trim...
01-18-24, 03:42 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 960
Posted By Kabuki12

Very nice score! It would be tempting to build up...

Very nice score! It would be tempting to build up as a single speed of some sorts just to be able to ride occasionally.
01-16-24, 10:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 840
Posted By Kabuki12

I got a SRAM 8 speed chain from a local bike shop...

I got a SRAM 8 speed chain from a local bike shop and I think I paid about $25 or so for it and it works very well. I always check with them before buying on line , immediate gratification
01-15-24, 07:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 362
Posted By Kabuki12

They are fine bikes and that one appears to be in...

They are fine bikes and that one appears to be in nice shape. A give away price IMHO.
01-12-24, 08:46 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 965
Posted By Kabuki12

This is a great article for anyone who does old...

This is a great article for anyone who does old school work with our hands. I don’t know much about frame building but I used to visit my friend in Oxnard who built frames in his small bike shop...
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