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Old 05-23-20, 10:11 PM
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Boat Anchor

Just came across this and good lord its heavy. Cool in the same brutal manner that Volvo cars have:

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Old 05-23-20, 10:48 PM
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I got one of those, boat anchor yes, but one of the coolest head badges!
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https://sheldonbrown.com/japan.html#kabuki

The bit about the seatpost retention is interesting, and certainly pertinent if applicable.
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More Mazda, please.
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I bought one of those new. Stainless steel main tubes. I think the lugs were cast alloy. You will need a quill seat post, since there is no binder bolt.
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I bought one of those new. Stainless steel main tubes. I think the lugs were cast alloy.
Yes, stainless steel tubes. The lugs were aluminum and cast in place around the tubes.
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way way back in the day a Kabuki came into the shop for frame repair
the seatstay had pulled away from the seat cluster. a simple job on a steel bike
I fired up the brazing rig and imagine my horror when the seastay started melting!!!
I thought to myself: how could an alu-alloy frame bike weigh 32-34 lbs.!
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Hence, "Submariner."

Though I was really expecting to see something electroforged when I opened up this thread.

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More Mazda, please.
My 1984 Mazda Diesel Pickup. Clank clank clank!
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Originally Posted by cycleheimer View Post
I bought one of those new. Stainless steel main tubes. I think the lugs were cast alloy. You will need a quill seat post, since there is no binder bolt.
Yeah, there is a youtube on taking a Kalloy Uno and drilling out the top to make a better quill. This has the OEM stainless quill, but then you need the seat clamp adaptor on top of that.
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Originally Posted by steve sumner View Post
way way back in the day a Kabuki came into the shop for frame repair
the seatstay had pulled away from the seat cluster. a simple job on a steel bike
I fired up the brazing rig and imagine my horror when the seastay started melting!!!
I thought to myself: how could an alu-alloy frame bike weigh 32-34 lbs.!
It is ridiculously heavy and ridiculously amusing. Could be the basis of a grocery getter that will last 200 years
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I have a Submariner. It was my first “10 speed”, bought for my birthday when Breaking Away was the hot movie (still is). That was about 40 years ago. The old Kabuki has taken me on a lot of great rides, and survived whatever abuse I could dish out. It is still my main commuter, rain or shine.
Back in the early 80’s, I swapped out whatever I could with hand-me-downs or stuff I picked up here or there. DiaComp G brakes, Superbe brake levers, Huret cable guides and downtube shift boss, 3T Record Strada stem, and even Cinelli 64 Giro bars. Dunno how the heck I got that beautiful stem in there, but its not coming out any time soon (I think it might be wrong size). I am guessing Suntour Vx derailleurs are original.
Drilled out a few of the parts, which didn’t exactly move the needle of the scale, but was fun for a young kid. Lots of the parts broke along the way, but the frame has held up and is going strong.
Forks and stays seem to be CrMo, as magnets stick.
Beware the stock Bridgestone crank arms !!!! These can/will break in a dangerous way. I would replace them, and put the originals away.
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Looks heavy just in the photos....... then you said stainless main tubes. Holy Hanna.
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