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    Senior Member MarkusForest's Avatar
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    Kabuki Track Bike 1975

    Hello all.

    There seems to be very little on here (or the entire internet) about Kabuki Track bikes. In the interest of expanding our group knowledge, here is mine i just picked up. I will update this as time allows. All images found here Flickr

    Please do post anything you may know about Kabuki Track Bikes.

    Feel free to tag a Bridgestone/Kabuki expert member.

    This bike is in completely original shape (with the addition of a modern brake lever and fresh brake pads).







    Last edited by MarkusForest; 08-25-14 at 11:44 AM. Reason: added image
    • 1990 Colnago Super • 1985 Bianchi Celeste Campione D'Italia • 1974 Bianchi Celeste Rekord • 1975 Kabuki Track Bike •

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    As far as I know, Kabuki was a sub-brand of Bridgestone. However I haven't seen that particular headbadge before. Normally they look more like this:


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    Senior Member MarkusForest's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Catnap View Post
    As far as I know, Kabuki was a sub-brand of Bridgestone. However I haven't seen that particular headbadge before. Normally they look more like this:



    Ya, I was able to determine the Bridgestone connection. I have seen the 1975 track bike comparision PDF floating around. I cant find any decent pictures of other Kabuki Track bikes. Seem to be rare.

    Yep, seen that head badge around also. Have not seen mine around.
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    This is a very cool bike.

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    Bicycle Repair Man !!! Sixty Fiver's Avatar
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    I had a scruffier version of this very bike... the filet brazed models were much nicer than the lugged models and they are a hella nice ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sixty Fiver View Post
    I had a scruffier version of this very bike... the filet brazed models were much nicer than the lugged models and they are a hella nice ride.

    Did it have the green head badge as pictured? Recognize any of the group?
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    Wow that has to be the most gorgeous Kabuki I can recall seeing! All I know about Kabuki is it's relationship to bridgestone. I wish you much luck in your search for knowledge.
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    Bicycle Repair Man !!! Sixty Fiver's Avatar
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    I have some regret selling the one I had but it did go to a friend who absolutely adores it and says it is his favourite bike... and a few of his other rides say Colnago on them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarkusForest View Post
    Did it have the green head badge as pictured? Recognize any of the group?
    Same frame, same head badge, decals were worn off... it was raced here at the track and then retired.

    If you decide to part with it let me know... my friend collects track bicycles and this would blow his mind.

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    Senior Member MarkusForest's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sixty Fiver View Post
    Same frame, same head badge, decals were worn off... it was raced here at the track and then retired.

    If you decide to part with it let me know... my friend collects track bicycles and this would blow his mind.
    ok, good to know about the head badge. And no, sorry, going to keep this one.
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    If you want a track bike to ride on the street the Kabuki is pretty awesome... they are a little weightier than some but they are a pure sprint bike and as such were designed for folks who would be twisting up the big gears and the ride and handling is really stable.

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    Any other comments?
    • 1990 Colnago Super • 1985 Bianchi Celeste Campione D'Italia • 1974 Bianchi Celeste Rekord • 1975 Kabuki Track Bike •

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    Really nice track bike! The fork rake seems like a lot for a track bike, but that doesn't necessarily mean anything.
    Please email me rather than sending me a private message. My address is noglider@pobox.com

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