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09-27-22, 06:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 306
Posted By Kabuki12

I used the string method to check a frame that I...

I used the string method to check a frame that I wanted to buy. It ain't the best way , but it worked. The bike rides like a champ. I sent my Colnago(different bike) to Franklin Frame for a paint job...
09-27-22, 06:31 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 3,313
Posted By Kabuki12

It is personal taste , I suppose . I drove a 1957...

It is personal taste , I suppose . I drove a 1957 356A for 26 years and never had the urge to drive a more modern Porsche. I ride the same lugged steel bikes that I rode and lusted after when I was...
Replies: 26
Views: 433
Posted By Kabuki12

The moderators should move it over as soon as...

The moderators should move it over as soon as they spot it. You could post over there on your own but you may end up with double posts. Nice bike , by the way! Is it your size?
09-27-22, 05:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 205
Posted By Kabuki12

Toe clips , or traps and straps as I call them,...

Toe clips , or traps and straps as I call them, are fine once you get used to them. It is a “muscle memory” type of action , after riding with them , it is second nature….for some. A plain flat pedal...
Replies: 26
Views: 433
Posted By Kabuki12

Classic And Vintage What’s it Worth? Appraisals

Classic And Vintage What’s it Worth? Appraisals
09-26-22, 07:57 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 3,313
Posted By Kabuki12

mellow yellow on my orange Medici!

mellow yellow on my orange Medici!
09-26-22, 07:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 355
Posted By Kabuki12

Classic Rendezvous has a pretty nice collection...

Classic Rendezvous has a pretty nice collection of serial numbers and data for Mondia bikes. I know nothing about the Juvela bike but it looks a lot like a Mondia to me . When I acquired my Super...
09-24-22, 02:05 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 3,089
Posted By Kabuki12

Typo Joe

Typo Joe
09-24-22, 08:40 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 3,089
Posted By Kabuki12

I have bought and continue to buy some parts and...

I have bought and continue to buy some parts and consumables on eBay. I have an account that is many tears old and have a 100% feedback rating on both buying and selling many transactions. I try not...
09-21-22, 09:19 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,726
Posted By Kabuki12

WOW! That is 9/72 , same as the ItalVega I...

WOW! That is 9/72 , same as the ItalVega I posted. They can celebrate their B-Day this month. One half a century and still going strong. I have been out of town for a few days so just now catching...
09-16-22, 09:11 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,726
Posted By Kabuki12

Nice bike. I look forward to updates. If it were...

Nice bike. I look forward to updates. If it were me , I would get it road worthy and ride it . If it is any consolation , it is in way better shape than my ItalVega was when I found
it . It took me...
09-16-22, 08:59 AM
Replies: 5,383
Views: 611,694
Posted By Kabuki12

Another happy cyclist! It feels good to do...

Another happy cyclist! It feels good to do something for someone , relative or not. I think when I overhauled my mailman's Schwinn LeTour , I got such a thrill when he saw it . Then , when he texted...
09-16-22, 08:52 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 713
Posted By Kabuki12

I have even proof read my own posts and still.......

I have even proof read my own posts and still.... doh!! It happens!
09-16-22, 07:10 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,209
Posted By Kabuki12

yea, and he rides a nice tall one too! I’ve never...

yea, and he rides a nice tall one too! I’ve never met Jim but he must be fairly tall. I think that Pro is the same size as mine.
09-16-22, 03:10 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 677
Posted By Kabuki12

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Medici at Starbucks
I was at Starbucks and took...
09-15-22, 12:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 596
Posted By Kabuki12

Looking' good!

Looking' good!
09-15-22, 11:53 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,129
Posted By Kabuki12

Sounds like a plan to me! Those are really nice...

Sounds like a plan to me! Those are really nice bikes, my friend bought one new in 1987 or '88 and absolutely LOVED that bike. His was the satin black one without the chrome fork and not near as nice...
09-15-22, 11:38 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,209
Posted By Kabuki12

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On my Colnago Super, just luv the look and I ain't strong enough to break them...
09-14-22, 04:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 476
Posted By Kabuki12

I think a shop can ask what they feel a certain...

I think a shop can ask what they feel a certain item is worth. You have the option to , pay the asking price, ask if the price is firm or negotiable, or just say no . I had an experience where a...
09-13-22, 04:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 214
Posted By Kabuki12

Weird sensation doesn’t really help us. Is it a...

Weird sensation doesn’t really help us. Is it a vibration or loose feeling or….? If the wheel is off the bike , turn the axle with the wheel stationary . If the bearings are in need of attention you...
09-13-22, 03:39 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,827
Posted By Kabuki12

I have found that , depending on frame geometry,...

I have found that , depending on frame geometry, stem length and bar angle can vary. These subtle differences can make the same bike comfortable, or not. I have some bikes that need a shorter stem...
09-11-22, 06:52 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 958
Posted By Kabuki12

I usually buy from a local bike shop in Ventura ....

I usually buy from a local bike shop in Ventura . They have switched to Jagwire for their brake cables and they work well. The thing is, I like grey cable housing and they carry black. I will...
09-09-22, 09:30 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,824
Posted By Kabuki12

^^^^^^ Yea , That is the reason the Motobecane...

^^^^^^ Yea , That is the reason the Motobecane crank is still there , for the 40 tooth small chain ring. Plus I would have had to change out the Stronglight BB, which was in good shape , if I wanted...
09-09-22, 09:13 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,249
Posted By Kabuki12

I had a guy put stripes on my Mini Cooper about...

I had a guy put stripes on my Mini Cooper about twenty years ago and he placed magnets on the car for positioning and then sprayed deionized water with hair conditioner (one drop in the container)...
09-09-22, 08:58 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,824
Posted By Kabuki12

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1980 Motobecane Grand Sprint with seventies decals
This is sort of a...
09-08-22, 02:17 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 320
Posted By Kabuki12

Yes, Wally’s Bikes in San Luis Obispo. Also the...

Yes, Wally’s Bikes in San Luis Obispo. Also the shop in Cambria and Linn’s in Cambria for eats, save room for pie. Open Air in Goleta was very helpful in 2016 when I had a blow out on my Raleigh Comp...
09-08-22, 01:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 560
Posted By Kabuki12

We used to call it 100 mile an hour tape because...

We used to call it 100 mile an hour tape because it was so sticky . I recently bought some from a refrigeration guy to use when I replaced the cooling unit on my refrigerator for my motor home . It...
09-07-22, 07:10 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 582
Posted By Kabuki12

sloar, I think you made the right choice....

sloar, I think you made the right choice. Although I know nothing about these frames , it looks to me like you would’ve been buying into a problem instead of something that would bring miles of...
09-06-22, 12:07 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 746
Posted By Kabuki12

Very nice Le Champion!

Very nice Le Champion!
09-06-22, 06:23 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 6,415
Posted By Kabuki12

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Most are at my shop
09-05-22, 12:13 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 10,542
Posted By Kabuki12

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Up in the canyon yesterday, 95 in the shade!
Yes,...
09-05-22, 11:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 404
Posted By Kabuki12

I am not really a Schwinn guy but that bike is...

I am not really a Schwinn guy but that bike is beautiful. I recently rebuilt a LeTour IV for my mailman . It was Strawberry red and in nice shape like your Super. After I finished the bike , I took...
09-05-22, 11:30 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 800
Posted By Kabuki12

I haven’t seen that kind of crack before....

I haven’t seen that kind of crack before. Definitely don’t want to rely on that frame for such an event , or anything , really. What size fame you take? Maybe someone can help out, BF members have...
09-05-22, 05:41 AM
Replies: 520
Views: 75,754
Posted By Kabuki12

I left my house very early to do a local ride up...

I left my house very early to do a local ride up one of our canyons .the temp was heading to 100 by 9:00 so after the down hill and exiting the canyon, I got a ride home. Usually , even when it is...
09-04-22, 04:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 650
Posted By Kabuki12

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On my ItalVega the stem was badly oxidized and...
09-04-22, 07:38 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 10,542
Posted By Kabuki12

The Competition is a really nice , light , tight...

The Competition is a really nice , light , tight bike. In a lot of ways my GS is more like a racing bike , it is very light and it feels quite lively when in corners. I don’t know if the earlier ones...
09-04-22, 07:17 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,008
Posted By Kabuki12

I have never owned a Miyata , but I have owned a...

I have never owned a Miyata , but I have owned a few Kabuki’s , and back when I was in my twenties I had a friend who raced and built racing frames. He recommended a Kabuki Diamond Formula for my...
09-03-22, 08:48 PM
Replies: 7,747
Views: 866,372
Posted By Kabuki12

red, I collect tropical so when my friend trimmed...

red, I collect tropical so when my friend trimmed his I got a few clippings. Now I have them around the yard by my rare palms.
09-03-22, 07:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 691
Posted By Kabuki12

Great score , you will love the way it rides....

Great score , you will love the way it rides. I’ve had my ‘75 for almost 2 years and wore the tires out, and it isn’t the only bike I ride!
09-03-22, 07:06 PM
Replies: 7,747
Views: 866,372
Posted By Kabuki12

my daughters cat is named Nala.she and her...

my daughters cat is named Nala.she and her husband drove from Providence R.I. To San Diego in a Fiat with Nala in the car . They had no trouble from her at all. I think I may get that book for them....
09-03-22, 06:56 PM
Replies: 7,747
Views: 866,372
Posted By Kabuki12

New bike stand day! Yay! I’ve been using an old...

New bike stand day! Yay! I’ve been using an old basic Spin Doctor stand that was pretty good but not for BB work unless I wanted to get down on my hands and knees. I now have this. Bike Tires Direct...
09-03-22, 06:52 PM
Replies: 7,747
Views: 866,372
Posted By Kabuki12

I drove a 1957 356A sunroof beehive car for 27...

I drove a 1957 356A sunroof beehive car for 27 years and loved it. They are so fun!...
09-03-22, 07:57 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,950
Posted By Kabuki12

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Getting checked into the hospital in Atascadero...
09-02-22, 07:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 261
Posted By Kabuki12

Yea, I happened onto a really nice Breville...

Yea, I happened onto a really nice Breville espresso machine over ten years ago and it spoiled me. A good machine and a good grind= great coffee! I love straight espresso shots with just the right...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-22, 06:29 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,262
Posted By Kabuki12

Above all listen to the doctors. We can share our...

Above all listen to the doctors. We can share our own experiences and many of us have crashed bad but your doctor is your friend. I was only going 12mph according to Strava when I face planted on the...
09-01-22, 07:24 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 833
Posted By Kabuki12

Well , Rich, too bad it ain’t our size. No...

Well , Rich, too bad it ain’t our size. No temptation for me even with free shipping! Really though, these ads, and I’ve seen a few , never cease to amaze me. I wonder if these bikes ever sell for...
09-01-22, 05:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 450
Posted By Kabuki12

Nice bike, looks to be in good shape. Get out and...

Nice bike, looks to be in good shape. Get out and ride!:giver:
09-01-22, 08:52 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 779
Posted By Kabuki12

Classic steel road bike(s).

Classic steel road bike(s).
08-31-22, 02:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 9,218
Posted By Kabuki12

I am not sure which is BEST. I am with you on...

I am not sure which is BEST. I am with you on these wheels as far as quality.The anodize will eventually wear through and some don't like that but it doesn't bother me. I have MA40 , Open4CD , and...
08-30-22, 11:07 AM
Replies: 5,383
Views: 611,694
Posted By Kabuki12

Russell , That looks awesome, I wish I could hear...

Russell , That looks awesome, I wish I could hear it.I hope you are able to salvage the cloth or get some like it. My brother and his sons are the musicians in my family. I used to go to his shop...
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