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09-23-21, 08:58 AM
Replies: 318
Views: 51,914
Posted By Kabuki12

I ride my vintage steel bikes for a few reasons....

I ride my vintage steel bikes for a few reasons. I have been riding them since the early seventies and they just feel right to me. I don't like change and no need to at my age. If I were younger I...
09-23-21, 08:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 398
Posted By Kabuki12

PM sent on binder bolt

PM sent on binder bolt
09-23-21, 02:54 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,084
Posted By Kabuki12

I have used eBay primarily for purchases but have...

I have used eBay primarily for purchases but have to say I do better right here. Especially lately, since eBay has raised the fees for sellers . The prices on eBay are high most of the time and deals...
09-22-21, 09:05 AM
Replies: 207
Views: 45,396
Posted By Kabuki12

I just got this 64cm 1978 Raleigh Pro frame and...

I just got this 64cm 1978 Raleigh Pro frame and fork with BB and headset . One more tall boy for my stable. A future build....
09-21-21, 01:55 PM
Replies: 368
Views: 19,500
Posted By Kabuki12

Thanks for the excellent photos. Nice shot of...

Thanks for the excellent photos. Nice shot of Bartly and lots of smiles.
09-19-21, 02:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 271
Posted By Kabuki12

I was intent on going , had my reservations for...

I was intent on going , had my reservations for our campsite , but one meeting with my largest customer a week ago and I had to cancel. I went for a ride this morning from my home in Santa Paula...
Replies: 14
Views: 408
Posted By Kabuki12

Thatís a very nice example . It is motivating me...

Thatís a very nice example . It is motivating me to get started. I may try to clamp one of the 27Ēers on just to see . I think they have 1Ē wide Pasela tan sidewalks mounted.
Replies: 14
Views: 408
Posted By Kabuki12

other than the patina, it looks like the same...

other than the patina, it looks like the same bike. Mine measures 64 cm which I think is 25.5Ē according to the information on the original ad on the bike. What size tires are you running? I am...
Replies: 14
Views: 408
Posted By Kabuki12

I drove up there and met with a woman who said...

I drove up there and met with a woman who said she was selling the frame for a friend and would not budge on price. I looked it over real close and after "the string test" and visual inspection...
09-17-21, 08:50 AM
Replies: 368
Views: 19,500
Posted By Kabuki12

Have a fantastic weekend Rich, gravity IS your...

Have a fantastic weekend Rich, gravity IS your friend!
09-17-21, 03:47 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 4,353
Posted By Kabuki12

It just so happens that Jack from Franklin Frame...

It just so happens that Jack from Franklin Frame contacted me and said he is ready to start on my Colnago . This is the only bike I want to restore as the rest are left as I got them and I don't mind...
09-16-21, 06:48 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 4,353
Posted By Kabuki12

I have some very nice bikes, most that have come...

I have some very nice bikes, most that have come my way for reasonable prices, a couple were down right bargains. So , I was fairly content with my collection and couldn’t think about another...
Replies: 14
Views: 408
Posted By Kabuki12

I sent another email through but no response yet....

I sent another email through but no response yet. The listing isn't very old as far as I know so I am hoping it is still there. It has only been a couple of days and sometimes people don't respond...
Replies: 14
Views: 408
Posted By Kabuki12

Thanks , I am still waiting to hear from the...

Thanks , I am still waiting to hear from the seller.
Replies: 14
Views: 408
Posted By Kabuki12

Yea , that is the what I was thinking , besides...

Yea , that is the what I was thinking , besides it's my size and I don't have a blue bike! ha ha
Replies: 14
Views: 408
Posted By Kabuki12

1978 Raleigh Professional

I saw this on the local CL and not sure if it is worth the asking price of $150. I have messaged the owner with a couple of questions and will probably go look at it . I believe it comes with the BB...
Replies: 22
Views: 612
Posted By Kabuki12

This is interesting. I am looking at a 1978...

This is interesting. I am looking at a 1978 Raleigh Pro frame, fork , BB, and headset and am wondering about value. I am actually looking for reasons NOT to buy it but may anyway. I know as a...
09-14-21, 07:34 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 9,028
Posted By Kabuki12

OK , old thread , but I'll play. Here is my 1973...

OK , old thread , but I'll play. Here is my 1973 Windsor Pro. I am the third owner and the second only had it for a short period of time due to it being too tall. This one was raced and shows its age...
09-10-21, 08:31 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 787
Posted By Kabuki12

I've been using a Lumos helmet for a few years ....

I've been using a Lumos helmet for a few years . The turn signals help drivers determine what the rider is going to do at an intersection. I have been told many times by drivers when I'm in a...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-21, 09:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 675
Posted By Kabuki12

My brother retired and moved to Ashland Oregon...

My brother retired and moved to Ashland Oregon and he loves it . He and his wife do a lot of hiking and he does cycling. Evidently there is some nice areas to do both. He said it was bit hot in the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-21, 08:57 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,544
Posted By Kabuki12

I have only test ridden a couple of my bikes...

I have only test ridden a couple of my bikes prior to purchase . I ride vintage bikes and as was said , once you know sizing and type ( touring or racing) , you pretty much know how they are going to...
09-09-21, 04:32 AM
Replies: 193
Views: 5,472
Posted By Kabuki12

YUP!!! The last time I was on a multi use path a...

YUP!!! The last time I was on a multi use path a couple of years ago it happened. I was riding up and 3 women walking side by side talking away, I slowed and rang my bell......nothing. I rang again...
09-09-21, 04:18 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 763
Posted By Kabuki12

I am glad you are able to get on a bike and ride....

I am glad you are able to get on a bike and ride. I am putting off any kind of surgery for now. I am able to ride my vintage racing bikes(not fast!) without any discomfort right now but when I go for...
09-08-21, 07:34 AM
Replies: 193
Views: 5,472
Posted By Kabuki12

This is the reason I avoid MUP's and bike paths...

This is the reason I avoid MUP's and bike paths unless it is the only way to my destination(rare). I do , however use a bell when overtaking another cyclist or jogger in the lane. I quit doing "on...
09-06-21, 08:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 280
Posted By Kabuki12

My brother was the Chief City Editor there in the...

My brother was the Chief City Editor there in the seventies, when it was a local paper .
09-06-21, 08:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 280
Posted By Kabuki12

Yea , I did it on a cobbled together Murray set...

Yea , I did it on a cobbled together Murray set up with 20" wheels and a banana seat and butterfly handle bars. Got real good at planting the paper on the porch. In North Oxnard where my route was...
09-06-21, 08:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 584
Posted By Kabuki12

See ya there!!!! Joe

See ya there!!!! Joe
09-06-21, 08:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 584
Posted By Kabuki12

Yup! Show up anyway and enjoy the Ride rogue...

Yup! Show up anyway and enjoy the Ride rogue style. I am sure Linn's will be open and the coast is ALWAYS there. It sounds like there will be more than a few folks riding around and making use of a...
09-03-21, 09:44 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 782
Posted By Kabuki12

​​​​​​​Thanks , I will try it out this weekend....

​​​​​​​Thanks , I will try it out this weekend. It is heavier than the UniCanitor that is on there now but has SOME padding , plus it is Medici branded on the back so it will add some originality to...
09-03-21, 02:28 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 807
Posted By Kabuki12

As has been mentioned, in this application I...

As has been mentioned, in this application I would use never seize assembly grease in wet environments or assembly lube like Vaseline in dry climates. In Southern California I have not had a FW lock...
09-03-21, 02:19 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 782
Posted By Kabuki12

Iím hoping my recently acquired Super Corsa for...

Iím hoping my recently acquired Super Corsa for my Medici holds up better . Maybe different rails?
09-03-21, 02:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 351
Posted By Kabuki12

Me too! I’m in , let’s hope the ducks line up for...

Me too! I’m in , let’s hope the ducks line up for a successful event. April can be sketchy weather wise but what the hell. That’s what plastic saddles are for!
09-01-21, 01:51 PM
Replies: 368
Views: 19,500
Posted By Kabuki12

I am still waiting for my turn on my 1975 Super....

I am still waiting for my turn on my 1975 Super. I paid half about 3 months ago and was supposed to get a call in a month and a half. I will ride proudly with patina! I will be lucky to get in by the...
09-01-21, 01:46 PM
Replies: 368
Views: 19,500
Posted By Kabuki12

I am still looking forward to riding the Central...

I am still looking forward to riding the Central Coast. I have already checked with my riding buddy and he is planning on going as well. There are a couple more down here in Ventura County that are...
08-31-21, 06:23 PM
Replies: 368
Views: 19,500
Posted By Kabuki12

I got the email. It is postponed until April 29...

I got the email. It is postponed until April 29 2022. It came a few hours ago.
08-31-21, 01:56 AM
Replies: 368
Views: 19,500
Posted By Kabuki12

Crickets ....nothing!

Crickets ....nothing!
08-31-21, 01:29 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 870
Posted By Kabuki12

^^^Thats the problem with this event, they do not...

^^^Thats the problem with this event, they do not communicate unless you chase them down . It took a couple of emails and other inquiries to get them to actually respond. Then I finally got the email...
08-28-21, 11:19 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 870
Posted By Kabuki12

^^^^its been pulled as I write this. Postponed...

^^^^its been pulled as I write this. Postponed until next year, message via email.
08-26-21, 04:48 AM
Replies: 368
Views: 19,500
Posted By Kabuki12

I just posted on CR list and now sharing with the...

I just posted on CR list and now sharing with the Bike Forum . The response I got from the event coordinator when I inquired about the postponement " Yes I true we are going to make our decision ad...
08-25-21, 03:39 AM
Replies: 368
Views: 19,500
Posted By Kabuki12

Someone on the CR list from Canada posted that he...

Someone on the CR list from Canada posted that he was unable to attend due to health issues and that the border was closed until September 21. When he emailed Eroica Ca. , he was told that it may...
08-24-21, 03:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 252
Posted By Kabuki12

I was thinking about that as well. I went down to...

I was thinking about that as well. I went down to San Diego and did the Brian Baylis ride in July and that was great, although it turned into a race at a certain point. I just enjoy cruising and that...
08-24-21, 03:31 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,421
Posted By Kabuki12

I am the only one of my family (four of us after...

I am the only one of my family (four of us after mom an dad died) that has not had the procedure for afib. I occasionally get a rapid heart rate of about 115-130 when I’m just relaxing at home after...
08-23-21, 08:49 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 856
Posted By Kabuki12

Man, I love these "blasts from the past" postings...

Man, I love these "blasts from the past" postings from our senior members! In 1972 I got a job at a Chevron station on Oxnard Blvd. for a whopping $1.10 a hour, minimum wage was $1.25 but I lied...
Replies: 25
Views: 978
Posted By Kabuki12

Yea , Out here they would have sold quickly at...

Yea , Out here they would have sold quickly at that price. I know CL can be challenging sometimes but I have sold a couple of bikes and it turned out OK. It IS true that the "vintage" word helps....
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-21, 01:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 278
Posted By Kabuki12

It may be that the larger cog is not compatible...

It may be that the larger cog is not compatible with that particular derailleur. You could try shortening the chain a bit . On my vintage bikes with horizontal dropouts I just back out the stop...
Replies: 15
Views: 537
Posted By Kabuki12

The price is indicative of the "NOS" condition....

The price is indicative of the "NOS" condition. Otherwise not worth the asking price. Ladies bikes typically not worth as much as the mens version unless that's what you want. I am sure someone would...
08-19-21, 02:05 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 917
Posted By Kabuki12

My mailman has a Le Tour four that he bought new....

My mailman has a Le Tour four that he bought new. I rebuilt it for him and he loves it. I was actually surprised that , although not high end, how well made it was. The bike hadnít been ridden in...
08-17-21, 04:30 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,761
Posted By Kabuki12

^^^^ I dodged the bullet on that , October 28!

^^^^ I dodged the bullet on that , October 28!
08-16-21, 11:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 351
Posted By Kabuki12

I agree , those are identical to what is on my...

I agree , those are identical to what is on my Medici and they roll like nothing else. I am good at adjusting the cone type bearings , but after I experienced those Mavic hubs , I am convinced they...
08-16-21, 11:33 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,761
Posted By Kabuki12

I have very dark Mavic wheels on my Orange Medici...

I have very dark Mavic wheels on my Orange Medici and I love the way it looks. It is newer than your Stella and has less chrome but I like the orange/ black thing. I call it Halloween...
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