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10-18-21, 02:07 PM
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Posted By Kabuki12

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Meanwhile in Ventura!
Such a cool mural at one of my favorite LBS
10-15-21, 06:00 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 8,088
Posted By Kabuki12

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1977 Raleigh Competition GS
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10-14-21, 07:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 490
Posted By Kabuki12

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Replies: 17
Views: 381
Posted By Kabuki12

These are nice bikes and sought after. I can’t...

These are nice bikes and sought after. I can’t comment on why because I’ve never ridden one but my daughter has a Grand Jubile’ that I helped her with and took a few rides on and I was impressed with...
10-13-21, 01:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 468
Posted By Kabuki12

I'm sure you will put them to good use. I like...

I'm sure you will put them to good use. I like the red frame pump on the Falcon , it looks great with the bar wrap, decals, and cables. Joe
10-12-21, 01:38 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 965
Posted By Kabuki12

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My 1978 Steel Blue
I think mine is a...
10-12-21, 08:08 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 965
Posted By Kabuki12

Also , weren't bikes assembled by the shop that...

Also , weren't bikes assembled by the shop that sold them? That makes variations even more possible. When my wife bought her Townie , she didn't like the seat so the Trek shop put a different one on....
10-12-21, 02:47 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 965
Posted By Kabuki12

^^^ Interesting subtle changes from 1977 to 1978....

^^^ Interesting subtle changes from 1977 to 1978. This shows a pant guard on the chain ring like my 1977 three spoke crank came with on my 1977 Competition GS. I don’t think the 1978 had that. Also...
10-11-21, 01:56 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 965
Posted By Kabuki12

I just picked up a 1978 Mark V in the same color...

I just picked up a 1978 Mark V in the same color but in well patina'd state . I plan to make a rider out of it until I can get it repainted. Yours is beautiful and what's nice is that it is not too...
Replies: 12
Views: 318
Posted By Kabuki12

That one is worth doing if you got it cheap...

That one is worth doing if you got it cheap enough. I don't know if you could get the seller down to a reasonable price if they are asking $190 for it in that condition. I rebuilt my friend's Le Tour...
10-05-21, 02:46 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 22,416
Posted By Kabuki12

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10-02-21, 05:57 PM
Replies: 2,580
Views: 274,517
Posted By Kabuki12

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Our only female cat , mother to our two over...
10-01-21, 08:34 PM
Replies: 4,605
Views: 471,608
Posted By Kabuki12

I finally took my Colnago apart to send out for...

I finally took my Colnago apart to send out for painting. I have been busy at work so I didn’t have time to get to it for a week after being notified by Jack at Franklin Frame that my turn has come....
09-30-21, 03:32 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,874
Posted By Kabuki12

It all started back in the late seventies with my...

It all started back in the late seventies with my Kabuki Diamond Formula and , silly me, I thought I had the only bike I needed. It was lighter than most , even more expensive bikes, and it just fit...
09-27-21, 09:40 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,012
Posted By Kabuki12

I don't actually "restore" my bikes. I rebuild...

I don't actually "restore" my bikes. I rebuild them and rarely change the paint job. I hunt around for parts and things and use my LBS for consumables . I am having my Colnago repainted so that one...
09-23-21, 08:58 AM
Replies: 319
Views: 52,966
Posted By Kabuki12

I ride my vintage steel bikes for a few reasons....

I ride my vintage steel bikes for a few reasons. I have been riding them since the early seventies and they just feel right to me. I don't like change and no need to at my age. If I were younger I...
09-22-21, 09:05 AM
Replies: 227
Views: 47,097
Posted By Kabuki12

I just got this 64cm 1978 Raleigh Pro frame and...

I just got this 64cm 1978 Raleigh Pro frame and fork with BB and headset . One more tall boy for my stable. A future build....
09-21-21, 01:55 PM
Replies: 378
Views: 21,030
Posted By Kabuki12

Thanks for the excellent photos. Nice shot of...

Thanks for the excellent photos. Nice shot of Bartly and lots of smiles.
09-17-21, 08:50 AM
Replies: 378
Views: 21,030
Posted By Kabuki12

Have a fantastic weekend Rich, gravity IS your...

Have a fantastic weekend Rich, gravity IS your friend!
09-10-21, 08:31 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 915
Posted By Kabuki12

I've been using a Lumos helmet for a few years ....

I've been using a Lumos helmet for a few years . The turn signals help drivers determine what the rider is going to do at an intersection. I have been told many times by drivers when I'm in a...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-21, 08:57 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,742
Posted By Kabuki12

I have only test ridden a couple of my bikes...

I have only test ridden a couple of my bikes prior to purchase . I ride vintage bikes and as was said , once you know sizing and type ( touring or racing) , you pretty much know how they are going to...
09-09-21, 04:32 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 6,404
Posted By Kabuki12

YUP!!! The last time I was on a multi use path a...

YUP!!! The last time I was on a multi use path a couple of years ago it happened. I was riding up and 3 women walking side by side talking away, I slowed and rang my bell......nothing. I rang again...
09-06-21, 08:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 319
Posted By Kabuki12

My brother was the Chief City Editor there in the...

My brother was the Chief City Editor there in the seventies, when it was a local paper .
09-06-21, 08:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 319
Posted By Kabuki12

Yea , I did it on a cobbled together Murray set...

Yea , I did it on a cobbled together Murray set up with 20" wheels and a banana seat and butterfly handle bars. Got real good at planting the paper on the porch. In North Oxnard where my route was...
09-06-21, 08:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 614
Posted By Kabuki12

Yup! Show up anyway and enjoy the Ride rogue...

Yup! Show up anyway and enjoy the Ride rogue style. I am sure Linn's will be open and the coast is ALWAYS there. It sounds like there will be more than a few folks riding around and making use of a...
09-03-21, 02:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 393
Posted By Kabuki12

Me too! I’m in , let’s hope the ducks line up for...

Me too! I’m in , let’s hope the ducks line up for a successful event. April can be sketchy weather wise but what the hell. That’s what plastic saddles are for!
09-01-21, 01:51 PM
Replies: 378
Views: 21,030
Posted By Kabuki12

I am still waiting for my turn on my 1975 Super....

I am still waiting for my turn on my 1975 Super. I paid half about 3 months ago and was supposed to get a call in a month and a half. I will ride proudly with patina! I will be lucky to get in by the...
09-01-21, 01:46 PM
Replies: 378
Views: 21,030
Posted By Kabuki12

I am still looking forward to riding the Central...

I am still looking forward to riding the Central Coast. I have already checked with my riding buddy and he is planning on going as well. There are a couple more down here in Ventura County that are...
08-31-21, 01:29 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 912
Posted By Kabuki12

^^^Thats the problem with this event, they do not...

^^^Thats the problem with this event, they do not communicate unless you chase them down . It took a couple of emails and other inquiries to get them to actually respond. Then I finally got the email...
08-26-21, 04:48 AM
Replies: 378
Views: 21,030
Posted By Kabuki12

I just posted on CR list and now sharing with the...

I just posted on CR list and now sharing with the Bike Forum . The response I got from the event coordinator when I inquired about the postponement " Yes I true we are going to make our decision ad...
08-23-21, 08:49 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 936
Posted By Kabuki12

Man, I love these "blasts from the past" postings...

Man, I love these "blasts from the past" postings from our senior members! In 1972 I got a job at a Chevron station on Oxnard Blvd. for a whopping $1.10 a hour, minimum wage was $1.25 but I lied...
Replies: 15
Views: 617
Posted By Kabuki12

The price is indicative of the "NOS" condition....

The price is indicative of the "NOS" condition. Otherwise not worth the asking price. Ladies bikes typically not worth as much as the mens version unless that's what you want. I am sure someone would...
08-16-21, 11:33 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,830
Posted By Kabuki12

I have very dark Mavic wheels on my Orange Medici...

I have very dark Mavic wheels on my Orange Medici and I love the way it looks. It is newer than your Stella and has less chrome but I like the orange/ black thing. I call it Halloween...
08-15-21, 06:12 PM
Replies: 378
Views: 21,030
Posted By Kabuki12

I might suggest that the short ride is pretty...

I might suggest that the short ride is pretty tame if you are able to ride but not sure about doing the longer rides. I would guess that you could do that even if you signed up for a different route....
08-14-21, 11:10 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 721
Posted By Kabuki12

My daughter has one about 2 years newer I think,...

My daughter has one about 2 years newer I think, but the same bike. She used it when she lived in Providence R.I. for getting to work and back . She sent a video of riding in the snow with it. I told...
08-13-21, 05:56 PM
Replies: 378
Views: 21,030
Posted By Kabuki12

It is unfortunate when , in a split second, life...

It is unfortunate when , in a split second, life reminds us who is in charge. I hope you heal quickly. Shoulders are nasty.
08-05-21, 04:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 566
Posted By Kabuki12

I had the same symptoms with a worn out chain. I...

I had the same symptoms with a worn out chain. I had just bought the bike and it hadn’t been ridden in quite a while . the FW was for racing so I replaced it with a more touring set up. The chain...
08-03-21, 05:13 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,018
Posted By Kabuki12

As I said, I am pretty sure I have a tipo low...

As I said, I am pretty sure I have a tipo low flange hub in my hub bin.
07-31-21, 08:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 547
Posted By Kabuki12

I have Modolo hoods on my Campagnolo brake levers...

I have Modolo hoods on my Campagnolo brake levers and they fit fine. I have mixed brands with levers and hoods in the past , sometimes taking an Exacto blade to "trim to fit". To be honest, I just...
07-30-21, 07:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 554
Posted By Kabuki12

Yup, thatís a good one! The only thing out of...

Yup, thatís a good one! The only thing out of place are the wheels , as you say. Maybe shorten up the cable housing on the rear brake but even that isnít too bad.. it will be a nice ride and it is in...
07-30-21, 02:44 PM
Replies: 451
Views: 58,634
Posted By Kabuki12

Bartly and all , have a safe ride . I really want...

Bartly and all , have a safe ride . I really want to do this with you but this weekend duty calls(work) so no show. The heat would not keep me away maybe just ride slower-drink more. I did make it to...
07-28-21, 02:17 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,398
Posted By Kabuki12

I would like to see one of these down here in...

I would like to see one of these down here in Ventura County. I did the Brian Baylis birthday ride in San Diego and it was a blast! We had 15 folks and some really fast riders but it worked out well...
07-26-21, 06:38 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,292
Posted By Kabuki12

Threads like this always bring up different...

Threads like this always bring up different perspectives and ideas. It is good to discuss these situations and share with each other things that make us feel safer. Let’s face it , it is dangerous to...
07-18-21, 03:04 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,890
Posted By Kabuki12

I have a few, 1972 Windsor Profesional, 1982...

I have a few, 1972 Windsor Profesional, 1982 Medici Pro Strada with Campy SR, 1973 Super Mondia Special, late 70’s Kabuki Diamond Formula which I bought new and was the best bike I could afford at...
07-17-21, 11:01 AM
Replies: 2,580
Views: 274,517
Posted By Kabuki12

I did not cry when I read this, I did not cry...

I did not cry when I read this, I did not cry when I read this, I did not.... there was something in my eye! I am so sorry for your loss
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-21, 02:39 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,404
Posted By Kabuki12

I ride typically 35 or so mile rides on the...

I ride typically 35 or so mile rides on the weekend and 7 mile lunch rides once or twice a week. I don't get fatigue often and on my weekend rides I add a supplement to my water bottle. I take a...
07-03-21, 03:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 922
Posted By Kabuki12

A few years ago I had to be off my bike for 12...

A few years ago I had to be off my bike for 12 weeks to allow some bones in my face to heal after a bike crash. It was torture to me because I live in Southern California and ride year round. At the...
06-29-21, 07:52 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,204
Posted By Kabuki12

Thank you Kevin, I replied and I look forward to...

Thank you Kevin, I replied and I look forward to meeting some new folks, Joe
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06-27-21, 05:55 PM
Replies: 283
Views: 10,808
Posted By Kabuki12

I am 66 , soon to be 67 and going strong. Not...

I am 66 , soon to be 67 and going strong. Not super fast but pretty strong and I ride a lot. My wife cannot ride a conventional bike any longer. She has health issues that limit her exertion ability...
06-22-21, 08:21 AM
Replies: 2,580
Views: 274,517
Posted By Kabuki12

My wife and I have a few cats and they are our...

My wife and I have a few cats and they are our family. My daughter is grown up and on her own so for fathers day I got coffee in bed and a cat on my lap, Yoda I think. We have an older orange kitty...
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