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08-10-22, 05:23 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 822
Posted By Kabuki12

I used BikeFlights and they picked up the frame...

I used BikeFlights and they picked up the frame at my house in California and dropped off the frame at the painter in Ohio with no problem. I was worried so I insured the frame . The Bike Flights...
08-10-22, 02:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 348
Posted By Kabuki12

Some coating shops do media blasting as well....

Some coating shops do media blasting as well. Anodizing sometimes calls for a media blast prior to anodize.
08-09-22, 06:14 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,641
Posted By Kabuki12

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Iconic Coffee?
08-08-22, 02:37 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,895
Posted By Kabuki12

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I don't know if this helps , I don't have the dim. for a triple
08-08-22, 02:24 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,895
Posted By Kabuki12

you should check the chain line before getting to...

you should check the chain line before getting to far along. For a double the straight edge check works best. Mount the rear wheel and use a straight edge held against the small (your middle) chain...
08-07-22, 02:00 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 8,100
Posted By Kabuki12

I recognize at least one in the photos . It looks...

I recognize at least one in the photos . It looks like it was a nice day. Nice to see the classics out and about! I was there in spirit as I pedaled through 40 miles of 85f heat down here....
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-22, 07:25 AM
Replies: 20,485
Views: 4,780,336
Posted By Kabuki12

I got another Cinelli #3 leather saddle in pretty...

I got another Cinelli #3 leather saddle in pretty good shape. It was in my watch list on eBay. The price was 75 and it is in ďriderĒ condition so I was going to offer 70 for it but I was in a hurry...
08-05-22, 02:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 412
Posted By Kabuki12

I ride by a gym in Ventura that has some spinning...

I ride by a gym in Ventura that has some spinning machines facing the alley I ride through. I always wave but not once has anyone waved back. I guess they are afraid to take their hands off! :foo:
08-05-22, 09:25 AM
Replies: 968
Views: 112,284
Posted By Kabuki12

^^^ I'm a sucker for orange bikes!! ...

^^^ I'm a sucker for orange bikes!!
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08-05-22, 09:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 518
Posted By Kabuki12

Well....I'm a guy and ...... I LOVE IT!!...

Well....I'm a guy and ...... I LOVE IT!! Beautiful......BIKE! As my wife of 47 years says "men are pigs!" I say , "show me the dirt and I will rut!"
08-05-22, 09:11 AM
Replies: 204
Views: 8,100
Posted By Kabuki12

If I was there , I'd be a joinin' ya! And...

If I was there , I'd be a joinin' ya! And fortunately when I built my Colnago up after paint I had some help from a BF and CR list member about how to properly torque the Phil BB after setting the...
08-05-22, 09:06 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 774
Posted By Kabuki12

I am hoping that you keep the color scheme. I...

I am hoping that you keep the color scheme. I know most of your bikes are cherry and this one shows some age but still VERY presentable, and I just love the paint. I don't know , but I think , it...
08-04-22, 07:09 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 898
Posted By Kabuki12

^^^ Yea I "heard " the same story, who knows. The...

^^^ Yea I "heard " the same story, who knows. The pantograph stem and bars on my Medici are 3ttt and I think were optional in 1982 when the bike was made.Other bikes I own from the seventies were...
08-03-22, 08:49 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 523
Posted By Kabuki12

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This one came on this rusty ItalVega . It was green...
08-03-22, 08:27 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 776
Posted By Kabuki12

I was not able to wear a set out . They got...

I was not able to wear a set out . They got deformed and I had to throw them away. I now run Panaracer and have for quite a while. They don’t deform . The Panaracer is only a few dollars more. The...
08-03-22, 07:00 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 898
Posted By Kabuki12

the 3ttt Record stem is one of my favorites! I...

the 3ttt Record stem is one of my favorites! I donít think they are that much, if at all cheaper
08-03-22, 08:08 AM
Replies: 7,167
Views: 968,382
Posted By Kabuki12

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Ventura College
08-03-22, 07:55 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 860
Posted By Kabuki12

Here in Ventura there are areas that are worse...

Here in Ventura there are areas that are worse than others. Local knowledge is key. I ride the " path of least resistance" , I'm pretty sure most urban areas have one! I do not ride my bike to try to...
08-03-22, 04:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 195
Posted By Kabuki12

Yea , personally I don’t see 400 there, but to...

Yea , personally I don’t see 400 there, but to the right person, who knows.
Replies: 10
Views: 316
Posted By Kabuki12

It looks like a pretty nice bike but , to me ,...

It looks like a pretty nice bike but , to me , not top of the line components that I usually see on one of these. I am not up to speed on value , although the price seems to reflect the condition, so...
08-02-22, 11:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 8,925
Posted By Kabuki12

Honestly , I think spoke tension and type (butted...

Honestly , I think spoke tension and type (butted , non butted or heavy gage) would have a greater effect on that when we are talking about high quality alloy wheels. I have all types of spokes on...
08-02-22, 11:06 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 519
Posted By Kabuki12

I have Campagnolo bar end shifters on one of my...

I have Campagnolo bar end shifters on one of my classics and they work fine , they should handle a 7 speed FW although I haven't tried. The SunTour Power Shifter type bar ends with the ratcheting...
08-02-22, 05:17 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 8,925
Posted By Kabuki12

The anodizing is a surface treatment that can be...

The anodizing is a surface treatment that can be up to .010” thick and very hard depending on the application. It is a hard surface compared to raw alloy. It would definitely keep the wheel from...
08-02-22, 04:52 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,874
Posted By Kabuki12

I had the short cage version on my Diamond...

I had the short cage version on my Diamond Formula Kabuki back in the late seventies. My wife and I lived on a sail boat in Channel Islands harbor , so very harsh environment . We did not have a car...
08-02-22, 04:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 8,925
Posted By Kabuki12

I am not sure about spoke tension but I’m sure...

I am not sure about spoke tension but I’m sure one of the many wheel builders will chime in. I just got a nice set of the G40 wheels built up with Phil hubs . The guy I bought the bike they came on...
07-31-22, 04:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 301
Posted By Kabuki12

I passed by one today in Ventura California....

I passed by one today in Ventura California. Sometimes I stop and cruise through the classic cars but it was warm today so I just kept pedaling. A cool concept would be to include vintage bikes.
07-31-22, 04:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 402
Posted By Kabuki12

My friend’s was a 1987 that he bought new. He...

My friend’s was a 1987 that he bought new. He claimed he paid almost $1k for it but worth every penny to him, he loved that bike. When I met him I knew nothing about them , actually never heard of...
07-31-22, 04:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 349
Posted By Kabuki12

Wow! Yes, that paint is holding up very well. If...

Wow! Yes, that paint is holding up very well. If those wheels have been on the bike that long , it must not have that many miles on it. Either way , the condition of the paint is also due to good...
07-31-22, 03:54 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 995
Posted By Kabuki12

I have a Ď77 Competition GS and it is a fairly...

I have a Ď77 Competition GS and it is a fairly tight geometry . The only thing I didnít like was the rear derailleur which I changed to a NR unit. The bike is light and lively, it will be interesting...
07-31-22, 03:45 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 995
Posted By Kabuki12

So I measured my tall Mark V that I am building...

So I measured my tall Mark V that I am building and it is 25” c-c seat tube and 23” c-c top tube. In other words , just about perfect for my looong legs and short torso. I’m only just over 6’ tall...
07-31-22, 09:58 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 995
Posted By Kabuki12

I will measure it when I get home. It is a tall...

I will measure it when I get home. It is a tall frame 64 I believe. It seems like a very tight geometry. Same lugs as the one in the pictures. ...
07-30-22, 07:34 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 995
Posted By Kabuki12

That frame looks just like my 1978 Professional...

That frame looks just like my 1978 Professional other than paint. I think it was just painted the team color for a different market over there. Raleigh had different bikes available in Europe than...
07-29-22, 11:50 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,293
Posted By Kabuki12

But you can always skip to the next test! On a...

But you can always skip to the next test! On a serious note, there are some of us that stop.
07-29-22, 03:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 357
Posted By Kabuki12

The handle bars are perfectly suited for the...

The handle bars are perfectly suited for the offset load on the front. Lookiní good mate! Yes, I started SS a year and a half ago at full retirement age but still working , but less hours . We are...
07-29-22, 03:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 416
Posted By Kabuki12

I recently built a Motobecane Grand Sprint that...

I recently built a Motobecane Grand Sprint that was intended to be a “training bike” when it came out in 1980. It isn’t a heavy bike but has much longer chain stays than my racing bikes, thus a more...
07-29-22, 02:46 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,874
Posted By Kabuki12

I think the first generation Cyclone is one of...

I think the first generation Cyclone is one of the best looking rear derailleurs , as well as the Campy Nuovo Record. The Cyclone GT is great because it has a better touring range and it shifts as...
07-27-22, 04:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 651
Posted By Kabuki12

I would not ride tires that old . Blow outs...

I would not ride tires that old . Blow outs happen and never when you expect it. Tires age better when not in the sun, but they still age and the rubber continues to break down . I agree that you...
07-25-22, 11:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 378
Posted By Kabuki12

I cannot comment on which tires will work on your...

I cannot comment on which tires will work on your Competition but I suspect that going with 700c wheels will open up more possibilities in tire width. My Competition GS came standard with 700c wheels...
07-25-22, 11:26 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,390
Posted By Kabuki12

Spot on!! I am in the same boat but different...

Spot on!! I am in the same boat but different situation , non retail. I bought machines and started making custom cutting tools after 10 years in a HUGE factory during the aerospace boom . I learned...
07-24-22, 04:33 PM
Replies: 968
Views: 112,284
Posted By Kabuki12

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Ventura College performing arts building from my...
07-24-22, 08:14 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,820
Posted By Kabuki12

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Yay, banana slugs
07-24-22, 07:32 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,390
Posted By Kabuki12

Oh no! I never made it there but they had quite...

Oh no! I never made it there but they had quite the following. My Raleigh Compettition came from a shop just down the road from them and one of the guys that worked at Cupertino told me his brother...
07-24-22, 07:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 283
Posted By Kabuki12

Nice job . The chrome is in fantastic shape .

Nice job . The chrome is in fantastic shape .
07-24-22, 07:22 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,820
Posted By Kabuki12

See, this is what happens. We all show our true...

See, this is what happens. We all show our true colors! I got teased again by my wife as I was working on one of my rescue bikes . My only defense “but I don’t have one of these and I’ve always...
07-22-22, 02:56 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,121
Posted By Kabuki12

Bottom bracket service is just part of the job....

Bottom bracket service is just part of the job. It doesn’t need doing very often unless you ride a lot more miles than I ride. I have about a dozen or more bikes that I ride in rotation so now that...
07-22-22, 06:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 470
Posted By Kabuki12

Yea , I usually don't sell anything and I now...

Yea , I usually don't sell anything and I now have a lot of bikes . I have sold 3-4 bikes and that was quite a while ago but I did ok . It is getting to that point where I will maybe start thinning...
07-22-22, 06:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 470
Posted By Kabuki12

I just did that. I needed a set of wheels for my...

I just did that. I needed a set of wheels for my Raleigh Pro and it was cheaper to buy a complete bike than a set of decent vintage wheels that I could use on my Raleigh. The bonus was a nice group...
07-20-22, 07:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 318
Posted By Kabuki12

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This is how I set it up initially , I have since...
07-20-22, 02:18 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 3,893
Posted By Kabuki12

Cool Thread!! Gugie ....you are a sculptor...

Cool Thread!! Gugie ....you are a sculptor not a butcher , just sayin'
07-20-22, 01:58 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 3,893
Posted By Kabuki12

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