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08-14-20, 02:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,148
Posted By MrB67

So.... After a long, long, LONG break I'm back at...

So.... After a long, long, LONG break I'm back at it. Need to finish what I started. Wanted to show the hubs. The buffer did a good job bringing them back to life. And the Ukai rims too. I have...
07-01-16, 11:15 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,118
Posted By MrB67

I purchased a bike from them around November...

I purchased a bike from them around November 2014. A Cinelli Experience. What you pay for shipping and duty tax is about as much as paying for shipping here in the states, duty tax is 10%. I don't...
09-06-15, 06:20 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,148
Posted By MrB67

Sorry everyone, here in southwest Texas cycling...

Sorry everyone, here in southwest Texas cycling season and weather is in full swing, and lasts through January, so I've been busy putting miles on my other rides and not doing much with the Kuwahara....
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-15, 07:23 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 18,548
Posted By MrB67

458887I just got a 2013 Breezer Venturi...

458887I just got a 2013 Breezer Venturi frame-set! Looking forward to building it. I've spent the last 2 months googling all the info I could find on the bike, before making the purchase. Tons of...
06-17-15, 06:58 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,399
Posted By MrB67

458887How about good ol' USA? Just purchased this...

458887How about good ol' USA? Just purchased this Breezer Venturi frame set, it's modern race geometry. I'm not going to spend the time to go into all the details, but back in 2012 when it came out...
06-12-15, 11:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,187
Posted By MrB67

Sounds like fun. Anyone here have any more info,...

Sounds like fun. Anyone here have any more info, or a link to more info?
05-27-15, 06:34 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,148
Posted By MrB67

Next >> The Handlebars and goose neck... ...

Next >>
The Handlebars and goose neck...

http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q169/wojtekbukowski/Kuwahara/DSCN1579.jpg
...
05-27-15, 06:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,148
Posted By MrB67

Another update, got some new parts and cleaned up...

Another update, got some new parts and cleaned up some old ones:


The original chewed up chain rings, this was typical of both rings:...
05-24-15, 06:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,333
Posted By MrB67

Jixr: your concern about durability is...

Jixr: your concern about durability is understandable. But if you are going to paint it yourself... make sure you finish with a clear-coat. I would say 2 coats minimum.
If you decide to go the...
05-23-15, 05:43 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,148
Posted By MrB67

I suppose there are a lot of variables for the...

I suppose there are a lot of variables for the double brake levers working good. I'm still undecided, both have their own good points and bad points. The aero levers that came with this bike when I...
05-23-15, 02:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,613
Posted By MrB67

and got a few more (hope you don't mind) ...

and got a few more (hope you don't mind)

http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q169/wojtekbukowski/100_3742.jpg

http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q169/wojtekbukowski/100_3700.1.jpg
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05-23-15, 02:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,613
Posted By MrB67

Some more close ups of Carrera's craftsmanship ...

Some more close ups of Carrera's craftsmanship

http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q169/wojtekbukowski/DSCN2287.jpg

http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q169/wojtekbukowski/DSCN2281.jpg
...
05-23-15, 02:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,613
Posted By MrB67

Your paint scheme looks like what I have, but the...

Your paint scheme looks like what I have, but the frame is aluminum... The Volans is a steel frame, I don't know if Carrera used that paint scheme on Aluminum frames and steel frames. My...
Replies: 2
Views: 2,619
Posted By MrB67

I can't tell you about the value, I have a...

I can't tell you about the value, I have a Carrera, and honestly would not sell it for anything. My experience is that they are on par with the best high end Italian bike builders, in my own...
05-20-15, 12:02 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,148
Posted By MrB67

Next in line is the Suntour cassette. I decided...

Next in line is the Suntour cassette. I decided at the beginning of this rebuild to replace all the ball bearings, so the cassette was next. It turned out to be one part of the drive-train that was...
05-16-15, 09:49 AM
Replies: 236
Views: 51,746
Posted By MrB67

All very nice... but I'm really loving that blue...

All very nice... but I'm really loving that blue Miyata!!!
05-14-15, 11:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,148
Posted By MrB67

I suppose it comes down to personal preference,...

I suppose it comes down to personal preference, but I never was a fan of black bikes. Just does not do anything for me, now on a car... that's a different story, but not on a bike, not for me at...
05-13-15, 10:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,148
Posted By MrB67

Thanks! That's what I like about the vintage...

Thanks! That's what I like about the vintage bikes, they had a lot of chromed or polished parts, so if you put in the time and effort, you can really make the parts shine. The entire bike "pops" out...
05-13-15, 10:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,148
Posted By MrB67

Today I took apart the wheel hubs. Apparently...

Today I took apart the wheel hubs. Apparently they were not serviced on a regular basis. The ball bearings have scratches and are anything but smooth, just like the bearing cones, which show a good...
05-13-15, 05:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,148
Posted By MrB67

HVLP Spraygun, same as what you would use on a...

HVLP Spraygun, same as what you would use on a car, but smaller for smaller projects. I do have a air brush, but the container for the paint is small so even a bike frame would take several refills,...
05-13-15, 05:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,148
Posted By MrB67

thanks, when I paint it, I'll keep the red, but...

thanks, when I paint it, I'll keep the red, but I'm thinking of changing the black to white.
05-12-15, 11:35 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,148
Posted By MrB67

Here are some Before / After pics of the Suntour...

Here are some Before / After pics of the Suntour tube-shifters...

http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q169/wojtekbukowski/DSCN1582.jpg
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05-12-15, 11:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,148
Posted By MrB67

Once I had the entire bike disassembled, I found...

Once I had the entire bike disassembled, I found out just how much work it needed, not that I mind. Seems the previous owner, or owners put a lot of miles on it over the past 30 years, but did not...
05-12-15, 11:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,148
Posted By MrB67

As of now, it is fully disassembled, tore it down...

As of now, it is fully disassembled, tore it down to the last nut and bolt. Waiting for my paint to arrive, and I will start stripping the 30 year old paint. After that, it will be a new coat of...
05-12-15, 10:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,022
Posted By MrB67

I have a 1984 Kuwahara Pulsar road bike, it is...

I have a 1984 Kuwahara Pulsar road bike, it is currently in the middle of a rebuild. I just started a thread on the rebuild here in the classic & vintage forums, but here are some pics of it before...
05-12-15, 10:38 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 32,687
Posted By MrB67

Here is my 2014 Cinelli Experience Veloce It's...

Here is my 2014 Cinelli Experience Veloce
It's a European spec bike, I got it in Ireland, the setup is different from what was available back in 2014 here state side.
Compagnolo Veloce group set...
05-12-15, 10:25 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 46,929
Posted By MrB67

I ride my steel lugged frames for several...

I ride my steel lugged frames for several reasons:
First the weight issue. I like the fact that my training bike is a vintage steel lugged frame, which is heavier than my race bikes. I WANT the...
05-11-15, 06:04 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,148
Posted By MrB67

The frame-set... ...

The frame-set...

http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q169/wojtekbukowski/DSCN1637.jpg
05-09-15, 09:22 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,148
Posted By MrB67

Paint has a lot of chipping, decals are scratched...

Paint has a lot of chipping, decals are scratched and torn in some spots, and there is some rust pitting on some areas. The bike is 30 years old, and it was ridden hard, but not very well maintained....
05-09-15, 09:14 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,148
Posted By MrB67

http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q169/wojtekbuko...

http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q169/wojtekbukowski/DSCN1560.jpg

http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q169/wojtekbukowski/DSCN1556.jpg
...
05-09-15, 08:58 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,148
Posted By MrB67

1984 Kuwahara Pulsar rebuild thread

I decided to post this thread just for fun, and to share my journey of this project with everyone here. Hope you enjoy reading it:
Few things to point out: This is my first complete bike tear...
05-07-15, 11:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,873
Posted By MrB67

1984 Kuwahara Pulsar

I have a 1984 Kuwahara Pulsar. Picked it up last year; I was in the market for a older road bike that I could rebuild (if needed) and use as a training bike. I love the "feel of steel" - lugged...
05-05-15, 08:17 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 25,592
Posted By MrB67

I would say it is collectible, Kuwahara did not...

I would say it is collectible, Kuwahara did not import a lot of road bikes to the USA and Canada in the 80's. They are rare finds, compared to the popular brands of that time. But if you are...
05-03-15, 07:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 517
Posted By MrB67

Need help please!

Sorry, hope it's ok to post this here. I'm a newbie to the forums, every time I try to upload a photograph from my PC I get a error that image did not upload. Not sure what I'm doing wrong. Any...
05-03-15, 07:52 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 24,824
Posted By MrB67

I like both. At certain times when I train I like...

I like both. At certain times when I train I like to ride alone due to specific drills I may have planed for the day: Climb the same hill 6 times each time at a different pace or cadence, or due...
05-01-15, 04:51 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,385
Posted By MrB67

That is a beautiful shot!

That is a beautiful shot!
05-01-15, 04:20 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 11,233
Posted By MrB67

LOL!! That is hysterical, quite a nice thought...

LOL!! That is hysterical, quite a nice thought too. I'm currently rebuilding my 1984 Kuwahara Pulsar touring bike, once done it will be my training bike. Can't wait for my first group ride or...
05-01-15, 03:46 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 37,220
Posted By MrB67

Holy Cow!!!! I got a 1984 Kuwahara Pulsar! I've...

Holy Cow!!!! I got a 1984 Kuwahara Pulsar! I've had it since last September, been rebuilding it slowly. I didn't think I would ever find anyone that has one of these.I like the color:...
Forum: Introductions
11-26-14, 04:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,352
Posted By MrB67

I'm new to this site too, tons of cyclists on...

I'm new to this site too, tons of cyclists on here so I know it will be fun. Welcome!
Forum: Introductions
11-26-14, 03:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,020
Posted By MrB67

New to Bike Forums!

Just wanted to do my first post and say hello to all the cyclists out there. Looking forward to using this site often. I use to race BMX back in the early 80's when I was a teenager, once I got my...
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