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05-28-22, 08:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 153
Posted By Kabuki12

What about using the trick we use with the...

What about using the trick we use with the Campagnolo NR? Just move the axle as far back in the drop out as possible. I run 28 tooth lows on most of my bikes that have the NR or SR set up.
05-28-22, 08:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 348
Posted By Kabuki12

It is very hard to have a painted surface that...

It is very hard to have a painted surface that looks like chrome plating but I haven’t tried any of the newer products that are available. It may be fine for small detail work like lugs though.
05-28-22, 07:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 836
Posted By Kabuki12

I have those wheels and hubs on my Medici 32h...

I have those wheels and hubs on my Medici 32h with bladed spokes. I have to say, although I love the aesthetic of Campagnolo, they are better. No maintenance and roll better once they have some miles...
05-28-22, 07:04 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 566
Posted By Kabuki12

not just the chrome socks. The drop outs and...

not just the chrome socks. The drop outs and components as well. This is a very nice bike but I think the Comp. GS is a different bike.
05-24-22, 08:50 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 414
Posted By Kabuki12

Nice set up! I like the second generation SR RD...

Nice set up! I like the second generation SR RD as it shifts so much nicer than the NR . Of course having the matching FD is nice but I did not see any improvement over the NR one . I put the set on...
05-21-22, 07:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 263
Posted By Kabuki12

Fun!! I look forward to updates. Always nice to...

Fun!! I look forward to updates. Always nice to see these threads with the classics in the right hands.
05-21-22, 07:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 134
Posted By Kabuki12

That is a beauty. I had my friend’s ‘74 stored at...

That is a beauty. I had my friend’s ‘74 stored at my shop for about a year (P13) and always admired that bike even though a size small for me . I rode it and they ride as good as they look. It was...
05-21-22, 07:17 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 701
Posted By Kabuki12

^^^^^ not sure if it is an upgrade to your Boston...

^^^^^ not sure if it is an upgrade to your Boston driveway but if it holds more than fifteen bikes it may be worth checking out! Mine tops out at about fourteen bikes so I won’t make the trip from...
05-19-22, 08:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 265
Posted By Kabuki12

Fantastic!! I so miss seeing" Captain Slow" on...

Fantastic!! I so miss seeing" Captain Slow" on the Tele. He is my favorite out of the three.
05-19-22, 02:15 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 939
Posted By Kabuki12

I am lucky. I have had my own shop for the last...

I am lucky. I have had my own shop for the last 38 years so…I park my bikes just about anywhere and everywhere! In the reception area, in my office , or in the shop. Sometimes all of these places (I...
05-19-22, 01:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 426
Posted By Kabuki12

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They barely fit the bike and I had to use the lever...
05-19-22, 01:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 426
Posted By Kabuki12

I have a set of Michelin ProTek tires mounted on...

I have a set of Michelin ProTek tires mounted on 27” x 1 1/4” wienman rims . When fully inflated they check 1.390” with my calipers. They are a bit heavy but ride ok. Any tire that large isn’t going...
05-17-22, 05:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 693
Posted By Kabuki12

I have a few bikes that run 27” tires and they...

I have a few bikes that run 27” tires and they are fine. I use the Pamela tires that were mentioned and they ride great.
05-15-22, 05:10 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,572
Posted By Kabuki12

I agree about the Columbus Schwinn. I had a...

I agree about the Columbus Schwinn. I had a friend that bought a Circuit in 1987. It wasnít cheap , he paid a lot for it but said it was the best riding bike he ever had Öuntil it went into the side...
05-15-22, 06:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,292
Posted By Kabuki12

Yea I noticed that .after I quoted! Thanks

Yea I noticed that .after I quoted! Thanks
05-14-22, 09:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 847
Posted By Kabuki12

Nice bike and it is tall enough to ride. Some of...

Nice bike and it is tall enough to ride. Some of us call that normal:lol:. I would do a full maintenance on all cables and bearing sooner than later by the look of things.
05-14-22, 08:56 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 5,468
Posted By Kabuki12

^^^^ That looks like a leg burner! Great pics and...

^^^^ That looks like a leg burner! Great pics and I bet the downhill was fun! Heat those old brake pads up!
05-14-22, 08:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 413
Posted By Kabuki12

Rare indeed! Perfect for that early Colnago...

Rare indeed! Perfect for that early Colnago restoration. These need to be on a bike
05-14-22, 05:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,292
Posted By Kabuki12

I just talked to him and he hasnít made any in a...

I just talked to him and he hasnít made any in a while and no plans for the immediate future.
05-14-22, 05:28 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 883
Posted By Kabuki12

Great score! Nice to see it get in the right...

Great score! Nice to see it get in the right hands. Joe
05-13-22, 02:45 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 824
Posted By Kabuki12

Traps and straps for me ! I am not a power rider...

Traps and straps for me ! I am not a power rider , although I still push my self to get the most out of my rides. I leave my straps loose enough to slip in and out without fussing with them like I...
05-13-22, 02:36 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,187
Posted By Kabuki12

I have bikes that are running different tire...

I have bikes that are running different tire widths and I ride each of them according to my mood or type of ride I am planning. My Raleigh Competition GS has 700 x 23 tires and I always love riding...
05-13-22, 02:16 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,180
Posted By Kabuki12

I bid on a NOS Campagnolo SR front derailleur ,...

I bid on a NOS Campagnolo SR front derailleur , with the black arm, in the box with a very low bid just because the derailleur was in the wrong box. Someone had put it in a seventies Rear derailleur...
05-06-22, 06:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 635
Posted By Kabuki12

My take on refinishing a bike is to ride it for a...

My take on refinishing a bike is to ride it for a year or so first. That bike is very nice the way it is and after riding it with the mods you have in mind , you can decide to go further with a total...
05-06-22, 01:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 589
Posted By Kabuki12

Randy, I have that rear derailleur on a Stella...

Randy, I have that rear derailleur on a Stella that was given to me by a close friend and riding buddy from the seventies. It shifts great and looks beautiful on the bike. I just wish the bike was...
Replies: 5
Views: 450
Posted By Kabuki12

I was at Eroica swap meet and picked up a nice...

I was at Eroica swap meet and picked up a nice front and rear SR second generation derailleur set for $100 and he threw in a set of toe clips.
05-03-22, 06:43 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,120
Posted By Kabuki12

Never done Cino, so I really can’t make a...

Never done Cino, so I really can’t make a comparison.
05-03-22, 10:25 AM
Replies: 715
Views: 29,452
Posted By Kabuki12

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San Simeon pre ride
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05-01-22, 08:24 PM
Replies: 715
Views: 29,452
Posted By Kabuki12

A nice stop to visit the Elephant Seals on the...

A nice stop to visit the Elephant Seals on the way back to Cambria. It was very windy and cold....
05-01-22, 06:29 PM
Replies: 715
Views: 29,452
Posted By Kabuki12

We had a great ride to the lighthouse. The food...

We had a great ride to the lighthouse. The food was a bit better than 2019 and seemed to be well stocked. The wind after San Simeon was cold and relentless, but we didnít have far to ride so it was...
04-29-22, 02:25 AM
Replies: 715
Views: 29,452
Posted By Kabuki12

Well, I got called to work by one of my long time...

Well, I got called to work by one of my long time customers so going in to work right now to get them some tools for tomorrow. I still plan to leave today , just not as early as I originally...
04-28-22, 05:39 AM
Replies: 715
Views: 29,452
Posted By Kabuki12

I would love to see a "Big Bike Brigade"...

I would love to see a "Big Bike Brigade" ....sounds awesome. Van, you sure qualify with that beautiful Merz , what a covy of lovelies we would make. I have more than one pair of socks for the weekend...
04-28-22, 04:18 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 1,785
Posted By Kabuki12

I don’t use credit cards very often. I carry cash...

I don’t use credit cards very often. I carry cash and debit usually pay with cash at my local bike shop and they actually have a cash register. I have never asked whether they take checks. They have...
Replies: 12
Views: 482
Posted By Kabuki12

Yea, it is a 1974 as per the serial number , and...

Yea, it is a 1974 as per the serial number , and , it has been modified as stated above. I think this is the P13 racing version because there are no eyelets on the dropouts. I think if it is your...
04-28-22, 02:39 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,288
Posted By Kabuki12

Great pictures! One heck of an adventure. Look...

Great pictures! One heck of an adventure. Look forward to seeing you in Cambria
Replies: 12
Views: 482
Posted By Kabuki12

Not all Paramounts came with chrome lugs, I have...

Not all Paramounts came with chrome lugs, I have been told . This looks like the real deal and priced according to condition . I too believe it is a respray and hard to tell how good it is . The...
04-25-22, 06:01 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,726
Posted By Kabuki12

We use a Thule T2 pro XTR on my wife’s Tacoma and...

We use a Thule T2 pro XTR on my wife’s Tacoma and it works great. It holds my wife’s Townie step through pedal assist and my classic. It tilts down for tail gate access without taking the bikes off....
04-25-22, 12:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 658
Posted By Kabuki12

I have had similar experiences on some of the...

I have had similar experiences on some of the multi use paths around here, although not all in one ride! It is amusing since the influx of homeless in our area. It seems the bike path is a perfect...
04-25-22, 08:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 822
Posted By Kabuki12

Yea, I finally decided on the wheels. They will...

Yea, I finally decided on the wheels. They will be Mavic anodized clinchers from the late seventies laced to Campagnolo Record Low Flange hubs with the correct curved skewers. I really like the HF...
04-25-22, 07:28 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 2,996
Posted By Kabuki12

I have three bikes that have chrome lugs, and ,...

I have three bikes that have chrome lugs, and , yes they are cool. I have a 1972 ItalVega , a 1973 Windsor Pro , and a 1973 Super Mondia Special. And they are special to me not just because of the...
04-24-22, 06:57 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,188
Posted By Kabuki12

Nice find! That seat post reminds me of the one...

Nice find! That seat post reminds me of the one that came with a Stella that was gifted to me. Mine wasn’t shimmed but was very long and chrome plated steel like that. Your bike is looking nice ,...
04-23-22, 08:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 356
Posted By Kabuki12

Very nice. It is almost a strawberry red like...

Very nice. It is almost a strawberry red like some of the Schwinns but better. It does not look like powder paint because of the clear.
04-23-22, 08:08 PM
Replies: 715
Views: 29,452
Posted By Kabuki12

itís interesting, in the mid seventies I would...

itís interesting, in the mid seventies I would route in front of the bars. I thought it kept the cockpit clean. I only changed because for a while I was using a handlebar bag. I still have a bag but...
04-23-22, 10:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 822
Posted By Kabuki12

I use white cloth tape and it can be washed with...

I use white cloth tape and it can be washed with soap and water and then allowed to dry. It doesnít come out super white but looks clean and a cream white afterwards. I wouldíve never put it on my...
04-22-22, 03:56 PM
Replies: 715
Views: 29,452
Posted By Kabuki12

My wife and I were up there recently over a...

My wife and I were up there recently over a weekend and the town can get a bit crowded with weekenders. With the addition of an event , it will be hard to park unless they open up alternate off...
04-22-22, 04:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 822
Posted By Kabuki12

Great job. Mine is still in the works. I have...

Great job. Mine is still in the works. I have just about everything I need . I put a set of 700 x 28 tires on it but they barely clear the chain stays. What size are you running.
04-21-22, 02:18 PM
04-21-22, 02:08 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 2,949
Posted By Kabuki12

My observation is that when the handicap...

My observation is that when the handicap accessible curbs came into play , it made it easy for bicycles to ride on the sidewalks . There are times I understand but probably should walk the bike if...
04-21-22, 02:00 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,583
Posted By Kabuki12

I've been cycling regularly since about 1972 ....

I've been cycling regularly since about 1972 . I'm not a young guy and those rocket fast sprints are behind me, but I still love riding and push myself.
04-21-22, 10:00 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 5,261
Posted By Kabuki12

This update sheds a little light on the...

This update sheds a little light on the collection , unfortunately much more is needed to make someone seriously consider purchasing the entire lot and that will take some time. I'm not sure how this...
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