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12-04-22, 05:05 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,698
Posted By Kabuki12

Ok so at the price of the Paramount in the...

Ok so at the price of the Paramount in the catalogue, I will take one in gold and one in blue!
12-04-22, 07:56 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,571
Posted By Kabuki12

Bike maintenance and repair is a really good way...

Bike maintenance and repair is a really good way to start. I started at a very early age with a Murray frame that I converted to a Sting Ray . That was when I was in sixth grade . I had the help from...
12-03-22, 03:29 AM
Replies: 407
Views: 56,671
Posted By Kabuki12

I often wondered how many hours are spent...

I often wondered how many hours are spent designing some of the early head badges. I’ve seen a few that are quite ornate and detailed , while others make a statement by simplicity. I can see why some...
12-02-22, 06:55 PM
Replies: 407
Views: 56,671
Posted By Kabuki12

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Cable got in the way but stillÖ cool badge...
12-02-22, 06:43 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,198
Posted By Kabuki12

it may be too small for YOU , but at 24.5Ē I...

it may be too small for YOU , but at 24.5Ē I think it is too big for DD . He must be talking himself out of it(ha ha). It is close enough to my size but my budget doesnít support it. A chrome...
Replies: 15
Views: 525
Posted By Kabuki12

That is a beautiful bike and it should bring at...

That is a beautiful bike and it should bring at least the $800 ( I think maybe more) that was mentioned. When you do present it for sale , I would look for some short valve stem tubes(available on...
11-30-22, 06:20 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 7,450
Posted By Kabuki12

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Oh will you excuse me? …. I’m just trying to find...
11-30-22, 09:36 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 569
Posted By Kabuki12

Great looking bike! The paint and decals look...

Great looking bike! The paint and decals look superb and the drive has a modern twist. :thumb:
11-29-22, 07:11 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 582
Posted By Kabuki12

Like Russel , I have tried to help the homeless...

Like Russel , I have tried to help the homeless at my shop. They come around and rifle through the dumpster on their bikes . I give them whatever recyclables I have and even hired them for cash work...
11-24-22, 01:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 594
Posted By Kabuki12

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Centurion Elite RS
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Forum: Road Cycling
11-21-22, 03:00 PM
Replies: 2,116
Views: 524,163
Posted By Kabuki12

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11-21-22, 01:07 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 617
Posted By Kabuki12

Agreed , not that bad. I ride bikes that had a...

Agreed , not that bad. I ride bikes that had a much worse history, its called patina!
11-21-22, 10:27 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,032
Posted By Kabuki12

I sure like the look of this bike! It has just...

I sure like the look of this bike! It has just the right amount of "history" witness that says it has been enjoyed....and lives on. Good job and enjoy the journey. Joe
11-21-22, 08:06 AM
Replies: 5,664
Views: 634,759
Posted By Kabuki12

Last week ,when riding my recently built Raleigh...

Last week ,when riding my recently built Raleigh Pro , I noticed that the headset felt sticky while riding around the harbor with my wife. I have ridden this bike quite a bit since I built it and...
11-20-22, 08:32 AM
Replies: 5,664
Views: 634,759
Posted By Kabuki12

I have had old tires , that look fine , blow out...

I have had old tires , that look fine , blow out like that before. Scared the heck out of me ! Once on a really fast downhill blast , fortunately on the rear tire. Glad you didnít go down on that one.
11-19-22, 09:28 AM
Replies: 7,880
Views: 880,184
Posted By Kabuki12

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Medici stem
I have one of these on my other Medici and when I saw this one on the...
11-19-22, 07:44 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 581
Posted By Kabuki12

I have an ItalVega that I refurbished . The...

I have an ItalVega that I refurbished . The entire frame is chrome under the paint that was damaged due to being left outside for many years in a California beach town. I got the surface rust off the...
11-18-22, 04:13 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 57,998
Posted By Kabuki12

I posted this as a frame , the thread popped up...

I posted this as a frame , the thread popped up so here it is as a bike....
11-18-22, 09:32 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,018
Posted By Kabuki12

I'm a parts guy with a build usually in process...

I'm a parts guy with a build usually in process so I look for deals on stuff like this . If reasonable, I would consider it for parts .
11-18-22, 07:36 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 579
Posted By Kabuki12

A lot of folks confuse Superleggeri with Super...

A lot of folks confuse Superleggeri with Super Record . As far as I know , the Super Record were Ti spindle pedals. There were two , that I know of , different variations in the cages. Drillium Dude...
11-16-22, 06:23 PM
Replies: 5,664
Views: 634,759
Posted By Kabuki12

Bianchigirll , nice! My favorite hubs and I love...

Bianchigirll , nice! My favorite hubs and I love the color, but ….slow reveal. Patience grasshopper! :innocent:
11-16-22, 09:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 501
Posted By Kabuki12

Great news on the fork! I have tried just about...

Great news on the fork! I have tried just about all the methods you mention on removing stuck seat posts. The worst was my $20 Motobecane , it took a week of gentle tapping on the post itself(not the...
11-14-22, 09:43 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 5,539
Posted By Kabuki12

I have had a really good time on this forum,...

I have had a really good time on this forum, learned a lot and met some great folks , but I'm out now , gonna bail ......OK I'm back ! Did ya miss me ..... didn't think so ! On a serious note , it is...
11-14-22, 07:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 800
Posted By Kabuki12

I don’t carry a lock , I don’t go anywhere on my...

I don’t carry a lock , I don’t go anywhere on my bike that I have to leave it unattended. My home and my shop are secure ….enough and I have insurance at those locations. There are no locks that I am...
11-14-22, 05:05 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 597
Posted By Kabuki12

I have at least two bikes that turned 50 this...

I have at least two bikes that turned 50 this year. I am not the original owner of either bike. In 1972 I was riding a Schwinn Varsity and it is long gone. My first decent bike was my Kabuki Diamond...
11-13-22, 03:35 PM
Replies: 14,965
Views: 3,651,427
Posted By Kabuki12

Iíve never seen one of those. Interesting bike ,...

Iíve never seen one of those. Interesting bike , sort of a folder ? Are you going to clean it up and ride it? It actually doesnít look too far gone but will need some elbow grease. The kickstand...
11-13-22, 08:03 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,187
Posted By Kabuki12

I am sorry to see you part ways with this one,...

I am sorry to see you part ways with this one, but sometimes it just isn’t right. Your kindness is going to put someone on a very nice bike. You have done the hard work on this frame and it will be a...
11-12-22, 08:42 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,489
Posted By Kabuki12

I really am with my people, what a collection of...

I really am with my people, what a collection of saddles, 15fsport_350!
11-11-22, 03:22 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 5,539
Posted By Kabuki12

I get that a lot! :50:

I get that a lot! :50:
11-11-22, 03:15 PM
Replies: 7,880
Views: 880,184
Posted By Kabuki12

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Brooks saddle bag
Look what popped up on CL!...
11-11-22, 09:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 236
Posted By Kabuki12

Yes , at this point disassembly would be your...

Yes , at this point disassembly would be your best bet. You may find that after loosening the front nuts that it moves freely. I would still take it apart and clean/ reassemble. I have not put any...
11-11-22, 09:48 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,962
Posted By Kabuki12

At least PART of that OP picture looks familiar...

At least PART of that OP picture looks familiar to me . I have been organizing my bins just a bit because for some reason this year I have been involved in a few builds from frame up. I got tired of...
11-11-22, 09:42 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 4,054
Posted By Kabuki12

I do like the hammered look on my Brooks Team Pro...

I do like the hammered look on my Brooks Team Pro with the oversized rivets. ^ those fenders are works of art , even if machine generated.....luv 'em!
11-11-22, 08:16 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 4,054
Posted By Kabuki12

I think a lot of us C&V folks also appreciate the...

I think a lot of us C&V folks also appreciate the other classic vehicles . This thread has brought out some great images that I have enjoyed tremendously, thanks.
11-09-22, 03:40 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 4,054
Posted By Kabuki12

I don't have any bikes with fenders ........YET!...

I don't have any bikes with fenders ........YET! I plan on a nice set of hammered copper(plate) fenders on my touring bike , a Motobecane Grand Sprint . I just don't like the mess on my clothes and...
11-09-22, 09:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 803
Posted By Kabuki12

I have posted many times about the deals I have...

I have posted many times about the deals I have gotten. Even though I have ...uhmm.... a lot of bikes , I still look! There are deals out there .
11-09-22, 04:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 524
Posted By Kabuki12

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1977 Competition GS
This one was purchased from...
11-09-22, 04:32 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 794
Posted By Kabuki12

I hope you make a full recovery. I have only had...

I hope you make a full recovery. I have only had one serious crash in my 50 years of cycling and it was a pretty bad head injury. I was wearing a helmet and the attending physician was shocked that I...
11-08-22, 09:54 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,489
Posted By Kabuki12

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Ideale #87 on the Stella that was given to me
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11-07-22, 12:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 749
Posted By Kabuki12

Best wishes for a positive outcome. Joe

Best wishes for a positive outcome. Joe
11-06-22, 07:49 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 971
Posted By Kabuki12

it may just be that it wonít work with a braze on...

it may just be that it wonít work with a braze on derailleur mount. I canít see running the FD so far from the chain ring and it looks like the mount is all the way down. Even if shifting is figured...
11-05-22, 09:16 PM
Replies: 7,880
Views: 880,184
Posted By Kabuki12

^^^ I don’t think I’ve seen that color before,...

^^^ I don’t think I’ve seen that color before, sweet.
11-04-22, 08:58 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,069
Posted By Kabuki12

Nice score, I think the first red one I've seen....

Nice score, I think the first red one I've seen. Enjoy!
11-04-22, 05:35 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,127
Posted By Kabuki12

I have a Campy NR derailleur set up on my...

I have a Campy NR derailleur set up on my Motobecane with a 52/40 chainring and a 28 tooth cog low on the rear. The bike shifts flawlessly and I have put many miles on it with this set up. I am going...
11-02-22, 02:24 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 7,933
Posted By Kabuki12

I think my "investment " is minimal compared to...

I think my "investment " is minimal compared to the enjoyment I get out of building and riding my bikes....not too concerned . I just hope some of us keep riding them , it's nice to see some classic...
11-02-22, 02:17 PM
Replies: 7,880
Views: 880,184
Posted By Kabuki12

Nice to see things passed around on BF. I have...

Nice to see things passed around on BF. I have bought quite a few nice things on this forum....and one nice Colnago. My preferred source.
11-01-22, 06:14 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,272
Posted By Kabuki12

Nice Colnago, looks to be early seventies. I am...

Nice Colnago, looks to be early seventies. I am no expert on handle bar width, I think most of my bikes are 42 and I have fairly narrow shoulders. T-Mar brings up interesting information that makes...
11-01-22, 05:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 252
Posted By Kabuki12

That is nice, would love to see pics of it after...

That is nice, would love to see pics of it after you cleaned it up. Keep an eye on it for cracking . My friend had a front end accident on his Columbus tube Schwinn Circuit and it was fine , no bent...
11-01-22, 01:30 AM
Replies: 5,664
Views: 634,759
Posted By Kabuki12

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I wasn’t planning a fill color , I’m not sure it...
10-31-22, 01:40 PM
Replies: 5,664
Views: 634,759
Posted By Kabuki12

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The gift of a Medici...In My Size!!
Jeff, The one in the picture , from what I...
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