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Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-20, 06:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 141
Posted By Kabuki12

Did a great ride today. Thirty five miles of pure...

Did a great ride today. Thirty five miles of pure joy. I rode my 1972 ItalVega to my shop and switched over to my 1982 Medici Pro Strada. It was pretty much perfect weather except for some dense fog...
08-07-20, 05:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 518
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...
08-07-20, 05:06 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 680
Posted By Kabuki12

Very nice piece of cycling history. Any idea of...

Very nice piece of cycling history. Any idea of any past owners? It seems that in the fifties owning a bike like this may have been rare even in Italy. I have a 1972 ItalVega that I love riding that...
08-07-20, 04:29 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,395
Posted By Kabuki12

Nuts only if you donít have room for them

Nuts only if you donít have room for them
08-06-20, 10:05 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,248
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...
08-06-20, 09:50 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,632
Posted By Kabuki12

I don't wear a mask when I am cycling. I keep one...

I don't wear a mask when I am cycling. I keep one in my jersey in case I have to stop or accidentally end up in a crowded area. I stay away from MUP's and any bike paths that do not allow some sort...
08-06-20, 09:16 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,248
Posted By Kabuki12

First off , I never said they should be put in...

First off , I never said they should be put in jail.What was referring to was the lack of response to bike theft. Community service and take the bikes away from the thieves, second, the release...
08-06-20, 04:49 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,248
Posted By Kabuki12

So we only enforce laws that are profitable? Now...

So we only enforce laws that are profitable? Now there's a solution , if it costs too much , forget about it!
08-06-20, 04:40 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 8,393
Posted By Kabuki12

I ride in the east part of Ventura County and for...

I ride in the east part of Ventura County and for the most part see very little annoyances. When I get to the west for part of my ride I am in city riding and I think the worst drivers are buses. I...
08-05-20, 05:34 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,652
Posted By Kabuki12

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These are the best brakes of all my bikes,...
08-05-20, 05:17 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,151
Posted By Kabuki12

They are nice pedals. I’ve got them on one bike...

They are nice pedals. I’ve got them on one bike with many miles and they are smooth. I prefer Campy Superleggeri but the MKS pedals are just as reliable.
08-05-20, 03:02 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,248
Posted By Kabuki12

I will just add one thing to this as it is a huge...

I will just add one thing to this as it is a huge problem in Southern California and in other parts of the state. If the person caught is a registered homeless person the chances are very slim that...
08-05-20, 02:48 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,248
Posted By Kabuki12

Yea , good luck with that one. My employee had...

Yea , good luck with that one. My employee had his bike stolen and that is NOT what the police told us. They DO NOT seek out or hunt down bike thieves. As far as the 6 months in jail , IT DON"T...
08-05-20, 02:06 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,248
Posted By Kabuki12

But hey, look at the bright side , crime is...

But hey, look at the bright side , crime is down!!!!
08-05-20, 01:59 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,248
Posted By Kabuki12

Don't get me started!!! you are correct!

Don't get me started!!! you are correct!
08-05-20, 01:36 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,248
Posted By Kabuki12

What it means is that it is no longer a crime but...

What it means is that it is no longer a crime but a misdemeanor . IF the police catch the thief they get a ticket or notice to appear and no the police do not give a police report . The thief is not...
08-05-20, 11:01 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,620
Posted By Kabuki12

I got my first flat in a while. I was riding on...

I got my first flat in a while. I was riding on Sunday and went to accelerate and squishy feeling in front. I have never used a CO2 thingy but now I am considering it. Changing tubes or patching is...
08-05-20, 10:48 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,248
Posted By Kabuki12

Here in California bike theft has been...

Here in California bike theft has been decriminalized so the homeless end up with bikes and they strip and exchange parts down in the river bed with cans of spray paint in hand. I passed one with a...
08-05-20, 10:34 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,284
Posted By Kabuki12

Nice catch!!

Nice catch!!
08-05-20, 02:58 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 982
Posted By Kabuki12

In Ventura County we are lucky enough to have a...

In Ventura County we are lucky enough to have a couple of vintage friendly bike shops that are small and independently owned. I use them regularly even if only for cables, tools, or other maintenance...
08-04-20, 01:50 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,284
Posted By Kabuki12

I almost forgot the Mondia I bought on eBay was...

I almost forgot the Mondia I bought on eBay was listed as an "old three speed bike" and named...
08-04-20, 12:16 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,284
Posted By Kabuki12

I finished building a Trek 600 1985 bike for my...

I finished building a Trek 600 1985 bike for my son in law and was showing it off to an older gentleman in his seventies and when he picked it up (21lbs) he said " Not bad, I had an English bike back...
08-04-20, 12:07 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,418
Posted By Kabuki12

I have persuaded a few in with my rubber mallet!!...

I have persuaded a few in with my rubber mallet!! Patience grasshopper! NICE Bianchi by the way!!!
Replies: 6
Views: 356
Posted By Kabuki12

Very nice!! That bike is in the right hands. Your...

Very nice!! That bike is in the right hands. Your contribution definitely gave this bike a boost
08-04-20, 04:42 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 793
Posted By Kabuki12

Those are the Mavic hubs that I have on my...

Those are the Mavic hubs that I have on my Medici 32 hole with Bladed spokes and no way to verify but I swear they are the smoothest , fastest hubs I have tried. Downhills are a blast.
08-04-20, 04:34 AM
Replies: 248
Views: 24,310
Posted By Kabuki12

Thank you for the info. It is sad as I love this...

Thank you for the info. It is sad as I love this little town. My wife and I have been going up there for extended weekends and camping adventures since we were young. I hope they make a recovery for...
08-03-20, 06:49 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,418
Posted By Kabuki12

Those are my favorite end plugs and yes tuck in,...

Those are my favorite end plugs and yes tuck in, it is worth the effort. Start at the top and wrap so that your grip “tightens” the wrap. With a lighter color I would shellac to try and keep clean.
08-03-20, 06:44 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 793
Posted By Kabuki12

Campy high Flange are my favorite hubs , I have...

Campy high Flange are my favorite hubs , I have them on four different bikes. My quickest hubs are Mavic low Flange cartridge style that came on my Medici with dark anodized wheels. The Mavics are...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-20, 09:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 307
Posted By Kabuki12

I took last weekend off to celebrate our 45th...

I took last weekend off to celebrate our 45th anniversary. Only did 15 miles Sunday after flatting ten miles in. Had to change the tube. Joe
Replies: 21
Views: 549
Posted By Kabuki12

That is a very good score . Why not ride it once...

That is a very good score . Why not ride it once you get some new tires. If you are worried about strength for your current weight, see if you can find a mountain bike seat post ( they are longer)...
Replies: 20
Views: 519
Posted By Kabuki12

That is a nice bike. It would be a shame to part...

That is a nice bike. It would be a shame to part it but it IS your bike. What you paid for it is reasonable even by today’s market, although I am seeing a little more interest in lugged steel bikes...
08-01-20, 07:43 PM
Replies: 338
Views: 38,476
Posted By Kabuki12

I had a similar situation in El Cajon a few years...

I had a similar situation in El Cajon a few years ago. 105 in the shade and I had only gone about 15 miles , feeling ok but water would not quench my thirst and felt some fade in my cognitive...
08-01-20, 07:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 443
Posted By Kabuki12

my experience as well. I only have one bike with ...

my experience as well. I only have one bike with Nuovo Tipo hubs/ skewers and that is my 1977 Raleigh Competition GS and to keep the wheel tight I have to tighten the stuffing out of them . My...
08-01-20, 06:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 858
Posted By Kabuki12

I know this thread is about front derailleurs but...

I know this thread is about front derailleurs but I have to say the Campy SL pedals are my favorite pedals. I too like some of the MKS pedals but have changed my regular rotation of bikes over to SL...
08-01-20, 06:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 858
Posted By Kabuki12

My first pair of these SL pedals came to me when...

My first pair of these SL pedals came to me when I built up a 1973 Paramount for a friend who bought it on eBay . He rides vintage road bikes but like many does not like clips and straps, opting for...
08-01-20, 07:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 858
Posted By Kabuki12

i have a few NR front derailleurs in near mint...

i have a few NR front derailleurs in near mint condition, the three hole version, and have thought about disassembling them to send the arms out for anodize just to make them look like they are SR....
08-01-20, 06:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 858
Posted By Kabuki12

T-Mar is right. I just replaced the rear...

T-Mar is right. I just replaced the rear derailleur on my Medici . It came with a Patent 74 Nuovo Record and I put a Patent 82 Super Record just because the bike is a 1982 model. When I held the...
07-30-20, 07:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 190
Posted By Kabuki12

Nice ItalVega, yes , they ride wonderfully....

Nice ItalVega, yes , they ride wonderfully. Whether resurrected from the depths of rust or nice and shiny like yours , they are fine riding bikes
07-30-20, 07:20 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,466
Posted By Kabuki12

All this talk of ItalVega makes me want to ride...

All this talk of ItalVega makes me want to ride mine. It has been a few weeks since I rode it , favoring other bikes in my stable. Maybe a lunch ride out to the harbor , I just love the way it rides...
07-30-20, 06:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 628
Posted By Kabuki12

I was going to contribute but I can see this...

I was going to contribute but I can see this thread is well spoken. nuff said Joe joesvintageroadbikes.wordpress
07-29-20, 09:11 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,590
Posted By Kabuki12

I actually waited for the price to drop on my...

I actually waited for the price to drop on my 1982 Medici Pro Strada for about three weeks . When it dropped I made arrangements to meet up . When I got there I was stoked as he told me he had three...
07-29-20, 09:04 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 492
Posted By Kabuki12

This thread is making me thirsty!

This thread is making me thirsty!
07-29-20, 04:36 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 16,240
Posted By Kabuki12

I owned a Porsche 356A for about 26 years and had...

I owned a Porsche 356A for about 26 years and had a ball with it. I had just started riding racing bikes(old ten speeds) and it was cool to have the Porsche in the garage while all my day to day...
07-26-20, 08:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 617
Posted By Kabuki12

I use Strava to keep track of my rides and which...

I use Strava to keep track of my rides and which bikes I ride. The mileage helps me with motivation and also the amount of miles on which bike. The legend thingy pops up because I ride the same route...
Replies: 19
Views: 932
Posted By Kabuki12

Even an entry level Bottecchia is a nice bike,...

Even an entry level Bottecchia is a nice bike, and for $55 a score. It donít get much better than that! Every mile is going to be fun and that bike deserves to be on the road. It has been on lock...
07-23-20, 02:29 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 876
Posted By Kabuki12

It is not a sickness. I like to call it an...

It is not a sickness. I like to call it an obsession! I have been messing with bikes for a while now and as long as you have the space there is always another bike to do. My problem is I donít sell,...
07-23-20, 02:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 317
Posted By Kabuki12

Seeing your very nice Mondia makes me want to...

Seeing your very nice Mondia makes me want to ride mine , itís been a while. I have had a 1973 for a few years now and love it . It is such a comfy ride. I have done many miles on it....
07-23-20, 02:06 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,135
Posted By Kabuki12

My take on MUP’s is that they are for everything...

My take on MUP’s is that they are for everything but bikes! I gave up on them a while ago. It looks like where you are they are great, but here in Southern California it is for moms with strollers...
07-22-20, 02:06 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 873
Posted By Kabuki12

My friend had a more vertical crack that ran...

My friend had a more vertical crack that ran almost a helical or spiral path around the head tube in a 1987 Schwinn Circuit. He had ridden to Santa Barbara from Ventura , about 45 miles and was...
07-22-20, 01:49 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,466
Posted By Kabuki12

Mine has the triangle Columbus sticker tretubi ....

Mine has the triangle Columbus sticker tretubi . It is 27 seat post. The seat post is Zeus Competition which is almost identical to Campagnolo Super Record(fluted). My bike came with tubular wheels...
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