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Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-21, 03:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 105
Posted By Kabuki12

Yea, my best friend from school years moved there...

Yea, my best friend from school years moved there about twenty years ago. He doesn’t ride anymore because for road bikes it isn’t that safe. The roads from Kapaa where he lives are narrow. He bought...
07-28-21, 02:17 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 452
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...
Replies: 21
Views: 347
Posted By Kabuki12

My friend rode a 1987 and loved it. He bought it...

My friend rode a 1987 and loved it. He bought it new for about a thousand dollars , so these are expensive . They have commanded high prices for quite a while partially due to the reputation for...
07-26-21, 06:38 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,640
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...
07-26-21, 02:24 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 728
Posted By Kabuki12

Good going ! I am glad it is going well. I always...

Good going ! I am glad it is going well. I always do what the Dr.’s tell me and things work out. When my Dr. told me no cycling for twelve weeks , it was so tough, I listened. Yes, cycling and a good...
07-25-21, 01:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 457
Posted By Kabuki12

You will like the Pasela Tires. I have them on a...

You will like the Pasela Tires. I have them on a few bikes and a good tire for a good price. The thing with old tires is that they lose their flex and grip, in other words they get hard like old...
07-25-21, 06:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 202
Posted By Kabuki12

I have set of these on my 1982 Medici, laced to...

I have set of these on my 1982 Medici, laced to Mavic hard anodized rims and Mavic bladed spokes x 32. Really smooth and no maintenance, I love em. At first when I bought the bike I wasn’t sure but...
07-23-21, 08:35 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,989
Posted By Kabuki12

I am a “collector “ by nature. I have been since...

I am a “collector “ by nature. I have been since I was a kid, coins, Dinky Toys, Corgi Toys , baseball cards, comic books.....well you get the picture. I haven’t bought a bike in quite a while . Does...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-21, 09:55 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,829
Posted By Kabuki12

I had found a multi tool on the side of the road...

I had found a multi tool on the side of the road once and it now resides in a seat pack on one of my bikes . It is heavy and I think it is from Planet Bikes or something. I have only used it once to...
Replies: 17
Views: 606
Posted By Kabuki12

Find one in your size that you like and I don’t...

Find one in your size that you like and I don’t think you will be disappointed. I bought my 1975 Super on this forum back in November and I love it. I paid less than the asking price on this bike but...
07-18-21, 05:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 256
Posted By Kabuki12

You have a way with these Torpado! I can’t wait...

You have a way with these Torpado! I can’t wait to see what you do with it, keep us posted. Are those Panaracer tires on this one? They look new.
07-18-21, 03:04 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,174
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: 254,847
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
07-17-21, 05:17 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 803
Posted By Kabuki12

The best brakes I own , and I have a lot of the...

The best brakes I own , and I have a lot of the brakes mentioned above, are the Gran Compe NGC 400 with Aero levers that came on my Medici. Coming to a complete , controlled stop , even on a down...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-21, 02:39 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,905
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...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-21, 02:24 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 7,878
Posted By Kabuki12

I wave or nod depending on where I am or traffic....

I wave or nod depending on where I am or traffic. I usually get nods or wave back but not always. Usually someone is just sprinting or really into the ride so much they don't see me and that is fine....
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-21, 02:16 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,874
Posted By Kabuki12

I have about a dozen in my collection(vintage...

I have about a dozen in my collection(vintage steel). I also have a couple that belong to my daughter and a couple of e bikes for my wife to ride. Most of my bikes get ridden regularly . If I find...
07-12-21, 05:09 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,419
Posted By Kabuki12

Great time and good folks. Kevin, thanks for the...

Great time and good folks. Kevin, thanks for the lift and nice to see your collection. Friendly group of riders just out having a good time. I may plan my San Diego visits around this . I had a bit...
07-08-21, 08:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 631
Posted By Kabuki12

I've seen where some people will offer it up in...

I've seen where some people will offer it up in various formats. Put a price on the complete bike and then give a perspective buyer other options. I don't know how well this works but I have seen...
07-06-21, 10:38 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,419
Posted By Kabuki12

I am looking forward to the ride! It will be...

I am looking forward to the ride! It will be great to meet you guys and share a day of classic cycling bliss! Joe
07-03-21, 03:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 634
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...
07-01-21, 11:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 558
Posted By Kabuki12

That is a nice find. The chrome still looks very...

That is a nice find. The chrome still looks very nice and with a bit of cleaning will look new. I agree that leaving it as a complete bike is the best choice. Even if you use it to borrow the wheels...
07-01-21, 02:06 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,897
Posted By Kabuki12

I have a couple of bikes that are original and...

I have a couple of bikes that are original and were hardly ridden so they are very nice "as found". Most of my bikes are riders that are clean and in fine mechanical condition but have seen miles....
07-01-21, 01:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 513
Posted By Kabuki12

I have had issues with chains a couple of times ....

I have had issues with chains a couple of times . Once, I had purchased too narrow of chain and it seemed to slip between shifts and that sucked. Another time just a grinding feeling under load, like...
07-01-21, 01:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 846
Posted By Kabuki12

I only have one bike that new! A 1982ish Medici...

I only have one bike that new! A 1982ish Medici Pro Strada, so that's the best one.:roflmao:
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-21, 02:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 302
Posted By Kabuki12

I like the Pasela Panaracer tires . They are...

I like the Pasela Panaracer tires . They are available in 27” in 1”,1 1/8”, 1 1/4” . They have a classic look that goes well on vintage road bikes and much better quality than Kenda for just a little...
06-29-21, 05:38 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,238
Posted By Kabuki12

I am 66 soon to be 67. I got my Medicare at 65...

I am 66 soon to be 67. I got my Medicare at 65 and that saved me $1500 a month because I am self employed and self insured. Then I got my Aerospace retirement check the following month so I had...
06-29-21, 07:52 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,419
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: 247
Views: 4,853
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...
Replies: 10
Views: 572
Posted By Kabuki12

I paid $300 for a 1973 Windsor Pro a few years...

I paid $300 for a 1973 Windsor Pro a few years ago. It looks just like the photo 3alarmer posted except mine has been used and shows it’s age. I love the way it rides and it is just as nice as some...
Replies: 17
Views: 1,220
Posted By Kabuki12

I occasionally do cash work and stash the money...

I occasionally do cash work and stash the money in my tool box. I had quite a bit of cash saved up and pulled the trigger on my Medici. My wife doesn’t care about me spending money for something I...
06-27-21, 04:53 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 891
Posted By Kabuki12

When I was young I had a paper route and a sting...

When I was young I had a paper route and a sting ray bike . I liked it because the butterfly handlebars seemed to work well with tossing the papers. There were a couple of dogs on my route that could...
06-24-21, 09:25 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 5,785
Posted By Kabuki12

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A perfect day, no cars!
Another day in rural Ventura County on my Mondia
06-24-21, 09:19 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 428
Posted By Kabuki12

My only experience with a chain causing a serious...

My only experience with a chain causing a serious problem was when I bought my Medici a while back it came with a racing FW that had "young man gearing" . I changed the FW to something more my...
06-23-21, 08:15 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,419
Posted By Kabuki12

So it turns out that I will be in San Diego...

So it turns out that I will be in San Diego visiting with my daughter in July , form the 8th through the 12th. We are camping at Sweetwater Reservoir in our motorhome and my bike will be the only...
06-22-21, 08:21 AM
Replies: 2,442
Views: 254,847
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...
06-17-21, 06:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 485
Posted By Kabuki12

My Medici came with a set of those hubs laced...

My Medici came with a set of those hubs laced with Mavic bladed spokes with Open Pro anodized wheels. The bike is a 1982 but no way I can tell when this set of wheels was added. I can tell you they...
06-17-21, 06:48 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 570
Posted By Kabuki12

My friend bought one new and rode it for years....

My friend bought one new and rode it for years. He loved it and claimed it was the best bike he ever had. It had a crack in the head tube about a year after a serious crash sent him flying over the...
06-16-21, 08:48 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 873
Posted By Kabuki12

No guarantees these days with cordless chop saws...

No guarantees these days with cordless chop saws . I don't leave my bike without eyes on it.If my wife and I are riding together , one goes in the store , the other watches the bikes.When I'm alone I...
06-15-21, 10:10 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 606
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: 4,870
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: 556
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: 1,195
Posted By Kabuki12

Those sure are!!! CLASSY

Those sure are!!! CLASSY
06-14-21, 03:01 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,104
Posted By Kabuki12

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I wear socks!!!
06-14-21, 02:47 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,195
Posted By Kabuki12

I still love high flange hubs. I don't race or...

I still love high flange hubs. I don't race or have any reason other than looks. My "go to" hubs are Campagnolo Record HF with flat (early) skewers. The Tipo HF hubs look nice as well but something...
06-14-21, 02:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 667
Posted By Kabuki12

Nice Find! I am sure you will love it , keep...

Nice Find! I am sure you will love it , keep pedaling and enjoy the ride on your new gift.
06-12-21, 09:20 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,285
Posted By Kabuki12

I bought a 1980 Motobecane Grand Sprint minus the...

I bought a 1980 Motobecane Grand Sprint minus the wheels for $20 . I had it powder painted the original color for $150 and bought decals for about $40. I have some Campagnolo NR components for it...
06-12-21, 09:11 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,285
Posted By Kabuki12

Nice job, a bike worthy of your effort.

Nice job, a bike worthy of your effort.
06-12-21, 08:54 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,020
Posted By Kabuki12

^^^Yea , she was definitely not that tall and not...

^^^Yea , she was definitely not that tall and not at all the cycling type. Also a Brooks Pro saddle is not the perfect saddle for a woman. It didn’t make sense that a bike shop would sell him a bike...
Replies: 5
Views: 554
Posted By Kabuki12

Not in bad shape from what can be seen in photos....

Not in bad shape from what can be seen in photos. There are some that really like the Schwinn brand just because it is part of American cycling history. If you spend a little time cleaning it up you...
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