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10-23-20, 09:35 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,680
Posted By Kabuki12

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I have a 1973 Mondia Special that takes really wide tires (1.39")...
10-22-20, 02:01 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,680
Posted By Kabuki12

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1982 Medici Pro Strada
This is my most modern bike!
10-19-20, 08:21 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,114
Posted By Kabuki12

I think so , they are not rubber like the rest of...

I think so , they are not rubber like the rest of my bikes. They stop really well and take getting used to. If you grab a fist full you will stop like right now!
10-13-20, 01:15 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,675
Posted By Kabuki12

I really haven't done any "touring"other than day...

I really haven't done any "touring"other than day trips. My goal is to ride the Oregon Coast in the next couple of years.Now that my social security starts in two weeks (FRA) I will have more...
10-08-20, 09:42 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,921
Posted By Kabuki12

I have a Super Mondia Special 1973 that takes a...

I have a Super Mondia Special 1973 that takes a pretty wide tire. Who ever owned it prior to me changed it to 27" tires and I put some Michelin 27" x 1 1/4" Pro Tek tires on it . When inflated they...
10-08-20, 08:03 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,721
Posted By Kabuki12

As previously stated, Windsor Profesional , I...

As previously stated, Windsor Profesional , I know it is kind of a Cinelli rip-off , but a fine riding bike. I have a 1973 and love it. There is one on Craigslist for $100 (frame and fork) . It has...
10-05-20, 01:22 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,203
Posted By Kabuki12

When I was a little pup , my family had no car so...

When I was a little pup , my family had no car so I learned to ride quite young. I think I started with a Sting Ray type bike that I cobled together out of bits that were given to me. The frame was a...
10-02-20, 04:32 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 9,051
Posted By Kabuki12

I start Social Security next month so best I not...

I start Social Security next month so best I not chime in on the Socialism debate. As far as Rivendell Bikes and how they decide to conduct business is their decision wether I agree or not . I have...
10-01-20, 06:43 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 15,859
Posted By Kabuki12

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10-01-20, 05:36 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,278
Posted By Kabuki12

I have an old original Raleigh Jersey I bought at...

I have an old original Raleigh Jersey I bought at about the same time I bought my Raleigh and it is in great shape ( actually bought two!) . It has a tag on it from the Zurich race team under the...
09-29-20, 06:43 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,202
Posted By Kabuki12

^ I think you’re right. It is very similar. The...

^ I think you’re right. It is very similar. The guy I met was disappointed that I did not bring my Stella, but there was no way I was going to do Eroica on it. Mine belonged to a close friend in the...
09-29-20, 02:40 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 934
Posted By Kabuki12

I bought my wife one new in 1980 or so when her...

I bought my wife one new in 1980 or so when her other bike was stolen off our sail boat. We weren’t driving cars so it was her transportation for a few years. Never any trouble out of that bike and...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-20, 08:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 824
Posted By Kabuki12

I am sorry for your negative experiences and can...

I am sorry for your negative experiences and can understand even though I disagree with your method. We agree that racing around and blowing through intersections trying to be the next Lance...
09-28-20, 06:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 798
Posted By Kabuki12

My dream is to do the Oregon Coast in much the...

My dream is to do the Oregon Coast in much the same way. A small group of people with the right gear and bikes. North to South , of course! Good job guys thanks for the photos.
09-27-20, 07:14 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,059
Posted By Kabuki12

Since COVID I have been doing only roadside or...

Since COVID I have been doing only roadside or bike “lanes” instead of the nice bike paths that are in our area. I found the bike paths and MUP’s are congested with very little room for cyclists . I...
09-26-20, 06:51 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,202
Posted By Kabuki12

I had about the same year Elite RS. I ,like you ,...

I had about the same year Elite RS. I ,like you , got it cheap . I paid $100 for it in unridden condition. It was beautiful with Cyclone derailleurs and bronze anodized Gran Compe brakes and rims. I...
09-25-20, 03:47 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,416
Posted By Kabuki12

I never “wash” my bikes . I wipe them down with a...

I never “wash” my bikes . I wipe them down with a damp rag if real dirty, otherwise I just use a soft rag and wipe the dust off. I don’t ride in the dirt often enough to get actual mud or anything on...
09-24-20, 01:52 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,202
Posted By Kabuki12

Up until a year or so ago I could not tell which...

Up until a year or so ago I could not tell which bike was my favorite, I truly love them all. But then came the Medici! I still love my other bikes and rotate , but the Medici is simply my favorite....
09-22-20, 06:49 PM
Replies: 259
Views: 12,144
Posted By Kabuki12

i somehow feel you are “baiting replies”. Posting...

i somehow feel you are “baiting replies”. Posting on a bike forum that cycling is poor exercise is just baiting response as any aerobic exercise is healthy if done consistently and wisely. If it...
09-20-20, 02:28 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,056
Posted By Kabuki12

I bought the first Mini Cooper S in Ventura...

I bought the first Mini Cooper S in Ventura County. I knew one of the test engineers and actually got to tour the test facility in Port Hueneme. I drove it for a couple of years and decided I wanted...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-20, 12:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 313
Posted By Kabuki12

Nice to have clear air and cool temps in Southern...

Nice to have clear air and cool temps in Southern California for a change. Rode out to the harbor and back to my shop, about 22 miles. ...
09-19-20, 06:41 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 6,885
Posted By Kabuki12

I am sorry for your loss. I can't imagine losing...

I am sorry for your loss. I can't imagine losing my soul mate. I have been married to the same woman that I lost my virginity to for 45+ years and the older I get , the more I have come to depend on...
09-19-20, 06:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 939
Posted By Kabuki12

I do chin tucks every day . Sometimes while...

I do chin tucks every day . Sometimes while driving just as the previous person mentioned. . While keeping my back straight and shoulders back I move as if trying to make a double chin and hold for...
09-19-20, 06:18 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 6,048
Posted By Kabuki12

There are some who love Rivindel Bikes and others...

There are some who love Rivindel Bikes and others that do not. I am another vintage road bike rider so I can get a classic with full Campagnolo for a lot less. This is just me, I like cleaning up and...
09-15-20, 02:06 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,695
Posted By Kabuki12

We lived on an Ericson 35 tall rig(double...

We lived on an Ericson 35 tall rig(double spreader). It was a race boat when we bought it but I added a water tank and refrigeration after a few years for comfort. We were not into racing , just...
09-15-20, 05:17 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,695
Posted By Kabuki12

My wife and I lived on a sailboat at Channel...

My wife and I lived on a sailboat at Channel Islands harbor in the mid seventies through the eighties. We moved to dry land in 1990. In the early years they had schooner races every year and we would...
09-14-20, 01:50 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 5,019
Posted By Kabuki12

I love that area . My sister used to live in...

I love that area . My sister used to live in Fortuna and when we visited from down here, I was envious of the slow pace. We visited so many great places while we were up there . I fantasized about...
09-11-20, 05:41 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,167
Posted By Kabuki12

My cycling hobby is about exercise and the...

My cycling hobby is about exercise and the process of building/ restoring the bikes I ride. I am one of those vintage road bike people that enjoys finding neglected , retired racers and breathing new...
09-08-20, 05:24 PM
Replies: 365
Views: 41,314
Posted By Kabuki12

I really want to do this ride sometime. I am self...

I really want to do this ride sometime. I am self employed and Mondays are usually hectic and I go in super early. So after riding and then driving back to Santa Paula in L.A. traffic it is a bit...
09-05-20, 07:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 676
Posted By Kabuki12

good point, I may rethink my strategy!

good point, I may rethink my strategy!
09-05-20, 10:52 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,507
Posted By Kabuki12

Almost every bike I own I are racing bikes of the...

Almost every bike I own I are racing bikes of the vintage variety. I bought my first one in 1976 and never looked back ,after a few years on a boat anchor, Schwinn Varsity. It makes a huge difference...
09-05-20, 10:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 676
Posted By Kabuki12

When it is hot or if my ride is two hours or more...

When it is hot or if my ride is two hours or more , I put a Nuun tablet in one bottle and have a bottle that is just water. I am 65 soon to be 66 and started this a couple of years ago and it seems...
09-03-20, 01:15 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 5,249
Posted By Kabuki12

Stop making sense, Life during war time.:lol:

Stop making sense, Life during war time.:lol:
09-02-20, 06:56 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,385
Posted By Kabuki12

For my bikes almost exclusively Campagnolo Nuovo...

For my bikes almost exclusively Campagnolo Nuovo Record or Super Record derailleurs. They have the classic look and shift well. I also have had SunTour Cyclone 1st and 2nd gen and they work every bit...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-28-20, 07:23 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,433
Posted By Kabuki12

I wrap top down and don't have problems with...

I wrap top down and don't have problems with catching or anything. It works best for me but I ride vintage racers with cloth or cork tape. I don't like the band of tape at the top of the bar when...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-28-20, 07:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 378
Posted By Kabuki12

You go girl!! I will check in later on this...

You go girl!! I will check in later on this weekend. I have worked 3 Saturdays in a row so my cycling has taken a hit , only riding once a week. Time to change THAT routine! Joe
08-28-20, 07:05 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,416
Posted By Kabuki12

Machka sorry I got in a bit late. Congratulations...

Machka sorry I got in a bit late. Congratulations and I love the story! My wife and I just celebrated 45 years . I will share the story with her, always good to hear about true love and sharing...
08-24-20, 04:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 816
Posted By Kabuki12

Our niece lives in Santa Cruz and as last we...

Our niece lives in Santa Cruz and as last we heard has not been evacuated yet. Then, over in Gilroy , my wife is staying in touch with a woman that runs a rescue center for horses and she managed to...
08-23-20, 06:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 898
Posted By Kabuki12

We have at least two that help with the c&v folks...

We have at least two that help with the c&v folks that I know of . Open Air in Ventura and Bill’s Bikes in Camarillo. The other place is The Hub, a co op in Ventura that I have donated stuff to...
08-22-20, 04:38 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,084
Posted By Kabuki12

Knock really hard!! I was telling a friend of...

Knock really hard!! I was telling a friend of mine how I always check tire pressure prior to leaving for a ride and have found the perfect pressure for my various bikes/ tires in my stable.I have...
08-22-20, 04:17 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,577
Posted By Kabuki12

Yea, Nice Bike , I love the color, and , although...

Yea, Nice Bike , I love the color, and , although I too have had my share of frustrations with the way this forum works, I have had great information. There are folks here that are extremely well...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-20, 09:18 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,998
Posted By Kabuki12

Since the whole virus thing and being aware of...

Since the whole virus thing and being aware of social distancing , I decided that my self imposed 10 meter rule was not possible on a multi use path. I have quit using them and have found that it is...
08-21-20, 09:05 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,012
Posted By Kabuki12

All large or oversized vehicles are a problem for...

All large or oversized vehicles are a problem for cyclists. Even with the "Share the Road" laws now in effect here in California larger vehicles rarely give a three foot clearance for cyclists . The...
08-19-20, 09:07 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 628
Posted By Kabuki12

I guess cycling in Cambodia it would require a...

I guess cycling in Cambodia it would require a tool kit like that but here in Southern California with plenty of roadies more than willing to help if needed I don't carry anything close. I do have a...
08-15-20, 08:14 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 990
Posted By Kabuki12

Yes , but your bike would be a serious offering...

Yes , but your bike would be a serious offering for 1400. Be careful , it might sell!
08-12-20, 02:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 394
Posted By Kabuki12

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I have had this bike for about 4 or 5 years. I am...
08-11-20, 08:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 394
Posted By Kabuki12

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08-07-20, 05:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 705
Posted By Kabuki12

I actually measured a Japanese BB spindle versus...

I actually measured a Japanese BB spindle versus a Campy spindle on my optical comparator and found the taper to be identical but the Japanese spindle was .0025” per side larger. I wanted to put a...
08-06-20, 10:05 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,644
Posted By Kabuki12

I know what I do, I keep my bike in my possession...

I know what I do, I keep my bike in my possession at all times when not in my garage or shop. I do not lock it to go into a store, I take my bike with me. Yes, there are stores that allow this, the...
08-05-20, 05:34 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,908
Posted By Kabuki12

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