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05-15-21, 07:21 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 531
Posted By Kabuki12

I bought an early seventies Brooks Pro from a...

I bought an early seventies Brooks Pro from a friend and although not abused it was neglected for many years. It was hard and not playable at all. I set it in the sun until it was warm to the touch...
05-14-21, 09:13 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 643
Posted By Kabuki12

In the sixties in Ventura County on a 20" tire...

In the sixties in Ventura County on a 20" tire kick back two speed hub. The same bike I later put butterfly handlebars and banana seat for delivering news papers. I think it was a Murray that I...
05-14-21, 09:00 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,347
Posted By Kabuki12

WOW!! I was born in Seattle and my God parents...

WOW!! I was born in Seattle and my God parents lived by Green Lake. I would spend some time staying with them and used to think it was heaven. This was in the late 1950's , before my family relocated...
05-14-21, 08:51 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,347
Posted By Kabuki12

I ride in Southern California and have the same...

I ride in Southern California and have the same issues. Here in east county(Santa Paula), the roads are so bad that the bike lanes are not rideable with a road bike. They are so bad that I have to...
05-14-21, 03:18 AM
Replies: 460
Views: 72,461
Posted By Kabuki12

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/df0f19b0_fae7_4828_a893_b47081e40dba_8962dc758217c46ccb3b41c5489133cb16c9c67a.jpeg
Saturday ride
05-14-21, 03:05 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 375
Posted By Kabuki12

My personal preference is for straps and traps....

My personal preference is for straps and traps. I’ve been riding with them since the early seventies and I don’t do change very well. I can’t say whether they are better because I’ve never wanted to...
05-14-21, 02:30 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,908
Posted By Kabuki12

They did a great job on that. It looks nice and...

They did a great job on that. It looks nice and you won’t see another one!
05-13-21, 06:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 290
Posted By Kabuki12

I was given a 1971 Stella in silver that looks...

I was given a 1971 Stella in silver that looks very close except for the pump peg. It came with center pul Wienman brakes , Campagnolo matchbox FD , Velox RD , Grand Sport shifters , and Campagnolo...
05-13-21, 04:25 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 7,454
Posted By Kabuki12

OK, I am officially reserved for my campsite at...

OK, I am officially reserved for my campsite at San Simeon State Park. Gonna get there on Thursday and ride my Irish Fanny off for four days! I just love that area . My wife is bringing her ebike so...
05-13-21, 02:06 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 7,454
Posted By Kabuki12

I did get an email in English and an actual...

I did get an email in English and an actual apology after Kaori (no longer with Eroica California) sent me the new contact info. I clicked on the new contact and fired off a pretty firm statement of...
05-12-21, 01:46 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 7,454
Posted By Kabuki12

Who could forget the "Magic Bus" ? Good times for...

Who could forget the "Magic Bus" ? Good times for sure
05-12-21, 11:57 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 7,454
Posted By Kabuki12

Yea , I am feeling a little frustrated at this...

Yea , I am feeling a little frustrated at this point. I have vented on CR and will do everything I can to be there mainly because of the people and the bikes , not because the organization has been...
05-11-21, 10:28 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,125
Posted By Kabuki12

I agree that USPS is OK but in December of last...

I agree that USPS is OK but in December of last year I bought a vintage Colnago Jersey from a seller on the east coast and it was lost for five or six days and I just waited because Christmas, COVId...
05-11-21, 08:47 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,125
Posted By Kabuki12

I sent a tool to a guy about 40 miles north of me...

I sent a tool to a guy about 40 miles north of me here by FedEx as I have had no problems with them. Four days later the customer called to tell me that he had not received his tool. I tracked it and...
05-07-21, 04:33 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,908
Posted By Kabuki12

^^^Nice! Can’t wait to see the rest of it.

^^^Nice! Can’t wait to see the rest of it.
05-06-21, 10:23 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,890
Posted By Kabuki12

^^^ Ventura Harbor. I was there with my wife ,...

^^^ Ventura Harbor. I was there with my wife , she was riding her Electra Townie ebike.
05-06-21, 06:14 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,890
Posted By Kabuki12

I was given a 1971 Stella years ago that has the...

I was given a 1971 Stella years ago that has the matchbox Campagnolo front derailleur and the Velox rear with the Grand Sport shifters and that bike shifts reliably with a wide range FW. It isn't as...
05-05-21, 01:57 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,890
Posted By Kabuki12

I was at the harbor a week or so ago and leaned...

I was at the harbor a week or so ago and leaned my Colnago against a wall while I sat about fifteen feet away and had coffee. It was amazing how much attention that bike got, and it is not pristine....
05-04-21, 07:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 462
Posted By Kabuki12

I have a few Brooks saddles from the seventies...

I have a few Brooks saddles from the seventies and the only one that is date stamped is the one that came on my 1977 Raleigh Competition. Until hazetguy’s decipher , I couldn’t tell what the heck the...
05-03-21, 08:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 471
Posted By Kabuki12

I have owned a few Kabukis and the bonded cast...

I have owned a few Kabukis and the bonded cast lugs tend to be heavier bikes. I still own my first , a Diamond Formula that has actual steel lugs with regular gage tubing. It is not anything special...
05-03-21, 07:58 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 811
Posted By Kabuki12

In Southern California it is rare to get caught...

In Southern California it is rare to get caught in the rain. I have been damp from drizzle a few times and actual rain only a couple of times in the last several years. This year is probably the...
05-02-21, 08:27 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 394
Posted By Kabuki12

I have come across some pretty crusty NR brake...

I have come across some pretty crusty NR brake sets that I have completely disassembled and rebuilt. I havenít come across one yet that didnít work smoothly after rebuild. They are only designed to...
05-01-21, 01:20 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,383
Posted By Kabuki12

I use safety glasses from an industrial supply...

I use safety glasses from an industrial supply company I work with regularly. They are like the ones August West posted but I have them with bifocal lenses . They cost about six dollars a pair and I...
05-01-21, 04:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 274
Posted By Kabuki12

Take care of yourself and then your bike. An...

Take care of yourself and then your bike. An incident like that happens so fast and sometimes we donít really know how bad we are hurt. Ibuprofen is amazing stuff for pain. I donít take it very often...
05-01-21, 04:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 279
Posted By Kabuki12

wow , thatís really something. Somebody didnít...

wow , thatís really something. Somebody didnít realize you could get bikes in different size frames! The bent back fork actually looks at home, along with the ultra custom bar position.
05-01-21, 04:04 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,116
Posted By Kabuki12

Yea, Iím in the middle of a build , or at least...

Yea, Iím in the middle of a build , or at least getting started. A 1980 Motobecane Grand Sprint showed up locally on CL minus wheels for $20. I had it powder painted and got some decals and now...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-29-21, 06:32 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 875
Posted By Kabuki12

I like 28’s and run them on a few of my bikes. I...

I like 28’s and run them on a few of my bikes. I am about 155lbs and ride vintage steel bikes so some have 27” x 1” wide tires. Our roads are really bad in some places and I run 80 in the front and...
04-29-21, 06:20 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,150
Posted By Kabuki12

At 66 I am not going to be that guy. Like fujidon...

At 66 I am not going to be that guy. Like fujidon I had a Varsity in the late sixties , although I rode that bike everywhere, I really didn’t know what cycling was all about until the mid seventies...
04-28-21, 07:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 636
Posted By Kabuki12

One major problem with this bike...... it’s too...

One major problem with this bike...... it’s too small for me! No kidding, nice job making it your own. It looks beautiful.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-28-21, 03:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 501
Posted By Kabuki12

Great to hear , I bought a set of lights not too...

Great to hear , I bought a set of lights not too long ago and they work great. They seem well made and are very bright. They weren’t too expensive and they plug directly into a USB port for charging...
04-27-21, 05:11 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 815
Posted By Kabuki12

The other thing I like is that when you go to...

The other thing I like is that when you go to drink you don't get road grime in your first drink , or on your jersey if you have enough foresight to wipe it clean! I had to stop watching the video...
04-26-21, 07:09 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 815
Posted By Kabuki12

I really donít care how many of these were made ....

I really donít care how many of these were made . I love mine and donít really mind not having water bottle bosses. I prefer a handlebar mount anyway. I was lucky enough to get mine in new condition...
04-26-21, 06:56 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 990
Posted By Kabuki12

I like Vans skate type shoes if they are narrow ....

I like Vans skate type shoes if they are narrow . I have used Target brand with a rubber tip like Converse and they work well. Basically I look for flat soles with mild tread and narrow front to...
04-23-21, 07:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 511
Posted By Kabuki12

I am 6’1 and inseam 35” so long legged. When I...

I am 6’1 and inseam 35” so long legged. When I sit in a chair I am even with my wife who is 5’6. I hate flying because my legs don’t fit in the available space , I have to sit sort sideways.
04-22-21, 02:08 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,299
Posted By Kabuki12

Sorry for your loss.

Sorry for your loss.
04-22-21, 02:05 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,314
Posted By Kabuki12

Great! Had not seen that one.

Great! Had not seen that one.
04-20-21, 03:35 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 781
Posted By Kabuki12

Glad to see this classic in good hands. If it is...

Glad to see this classic in good hands. If it is anything like my 1977 GS you will enjoy it. Of course you already know if you had a ‘78. I rode mine Saturday and always a good ride. I look forward...
04-18-21, 04:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 365
Posted By Kabuki12

nice job on the fender lines on this bike. You...

nice job on the fender lines on this bike. You have a good eye.
04-18-21, 04:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 507
Posted By Kabuki12

The damage on the forks may be too bad to fix. I...

The damage on the forks may be too bad to fix. I would look for a donor from another bike. Maybe a co op would have something that would work.
04-18-21, 01:14 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,412
Posted By Kabuki12

We have a couple of vintage road bike friendly...

We have a couple of vintage road bike friendly shops here that I know of. One has a collection that is so wonderful that it is worth the trip there whether they have what I need or not. I always find...
Replies: 6
Views: 403
Posted By Kabuki12

I agree with the $100-$125 range, but that would...

I agree with the $100-$125 range, but that would be for a sure sale. The bike may be worth more (slightly) due to condition and finding the right buyer. Be sure potential buyers know that you are the...
Replies: 33
Views: 1,070
Posted By Kabuki12

There should be plenty of options if you look...

There should be plenty of options if you look around, think of it as a quest. I have a few sets of 27” wheels on different bikes and really like them. I see them on CL every once in a while , also on...
Replies: 8
Views: 501
Posted By Kabuki12

The plus on this bike is the panto bits , they...

The plus on this bike is the panto bits , they are nice. As far as $$worth , DD may be right . It gets down to how much you like it and the way it feels when you are on it. It is hard to find one...
Replies: 22
Views: 881
Posted By Kabuki12

I bought a 1975 Super in "rider " condition from...

I bought a 1975 Super in "rider " condition from a member here on BF back in November and although the paint shows its age , it is a fine bike with period correct components. The seller was even nice...
04-16-21, 02:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 460
Posted By Kabuki12

^^^^Yup!!! I am just now building my $20...

^^^^Yup!!! I am just now building my $20 Motobecane, I don’t know when it will be done. I have two more frames hanging in the wings waiting for me. Between work, family and riding the ones that are...
04-16-21, 01:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 532
Posted By Kabuki12

Very nice bike! You really should do something...

Very nice bike! You really should do something about the metal mites that are eating through the bottom bracket shell. :lol:
04-16-21, 01:48 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,768
Posted By Kabuki12

Like SurferRosa says a 32 stem height is the most...

Like SurferRosa says a 32 stem height is the most important to me. I go to my LBS to buy anything I can , but , alas , they don’t sell the short stem tubes. I am forced to buy on the bay.
04-16-21, 01:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 599
Posted By Kabuki12

I haven’t had any reason to try them yet. I...

I haven’t had any reason to try them yet. I probably won’t after reading this thread, my Pasela’s are just fine. I love the ride and they still make a decent 27” tire. I get 2-3 flats a year in rural...
04-14-21, 04:41 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 8,161
Posted By Kabuki12

Well, actually I am not young but certainly not...

Well, actually I am not young but certainly not ancient. My father was 54 when I was born. Right after entering the US through Seattle Washington. That makes me a 66 year old (turn 67 in October). He...
04-10-21, 06:40 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 742
Posted By Kabuki12

^^^^Yea, I love mine and they are great to ride....

^^^^Yea, I love mine and they are great to ride. I am not a pro rider or anything but I do have a few top drawer classics in my humble collection and my Super is at least as good as any of them ,...
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