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02-22-20, 07:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 168
Posted By Kabuki12

On alloy parts I use Mothers Polish. It will make...

On alloy parts I use Mothers Polish. It will make dull alloy parts look new and has a component in it that keeps the oxidation from coming back right away . I clean my bikes frequently but only...
02-21-20, 09:04 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 1,809
Posted By Kabuki12

I only do if it means avoiding a hazardous...

I only do if it means avoiding a hazardous situation , and then only for a short distance. If there are pedestrians , I walk my bike.
02-21-20, 09:02 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,154
Posted By Kabuki12

Happy to say, the coldest I've ridden in is 37...

Happy to say, the coldest I've ridden in is 37 Degrees F. I ride year round and here in Southern California near the coast it is rarely lower than that, thankfully.
02-21-20, 08:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 356
Posted By Kabuki12

That is a very nice bike. I bet it rides like the...

That is a very nice bike. I bet it rides like the wind! I am just getting into Italian Bikes, the last two I bought have been made in Italy or Italian inspired(Medici). I still love my Raleigh and my...
02-21-20, 06:20 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 762
Posted By Kabuki12

I have done that before. I bought a 1984Centurion...

I have done that before. I bought a 1984Centurion Elite RS for$100 and rode it for 2 years. I actually liked the bike a lot , it was just not the seventies or Euro bike I usually roll with. I listed...
Replies: 18
Views: 409
Posted By Kabuki12

Congratulations! Good score and it will be nice...

Congratulations! Good score and it will be nice to see this brought back. Take your time and enjoy the journey, Joe
Replies: 18
Views: 409
Posted By Kabuki12

Thanks for the additional pics. I think that...

Thanks for the additional pics. I think that would clean up and after adding your finishing touches, become a solid rider. This could be a nice “patina” bike. These Motobecane’s are nice bikes and...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-16-20, 05:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 381
Posted By Kabuki12

Another nice ride day in Southern California ....

Another nice ride day in Southern California . Twenty five sunny miles with my ItalVega. Joe
Replies: 18
Views: 409
Posted By Kabuki12

Those are very nice bikes. My daughter has a 1978...

Those are very nice bikes. My daughter has a 1978 mixte version she bought years ago for $120 but it came with Cyclone derailleurs and Mavic wheels with Campagnolo Record hubs. Fifty bucks is a deal...
02-16-20, 08:19 AM
Replies: 2,577
Views: 549,903
Posted By Kabuki12

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My newest and probably my Eroica California ride,...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-15-20, 09:34 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 973
Posted By Kabuki12

I am 6'+ and a 35" inseam . Most of my...

I am 6'+ and a 35" inseam . Most of my bikes(vintage racers) are either 24" or 25" frames. I only have one bike with 175 cranks , the others are 170 and to be honest I can't tell the difference . My...
02-15-20, 09:28 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,912
Posted By Kabuki12

In 1985 I had a great job at an aerospace company...

In 1985 I had a great job at an aerospace company with good benefits. After 12 years with the company(I started in 1973) , I decided to start my own tool grinding shop and quit the factory. My co...
02-15-20, 09:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 490
Posted By Kabuki12

I'll be 66 this year and feeling pretty good...

I'll be 66 this year and feeling pretty good overall. I ride my bikes weekly and walk every day about 2 miles. I ride 30-40 miles a week. I plan to keep working in semi retired mode as long as I can....
02-15-20, 09:02 AM
Replies: 437
Views: 56,573
Posted By Kabuki12

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This is on my 1977 Raleigh Comp GS
I bought this...
02-12-20, 05:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 331
Posted By Kabuki12

I have a few Brooks Pro saddle and one B17 , also...

I have a few Brooks Pro saddle and one B17 , also an Ideal 87. I like them all , but , my favorites are the Pro's....
02-11-20, 08:19 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 9,507
Posted By Kabuki12

Pastor Bob, That is a nice job on those bars. I...

Pastor Bob, That is a nice job on those bars. I think this is a major step since the first go round. If I had those on a bike it would be my (excuse the expression) "Sunday Going To Meeting " bike!...
02-11-20, 08:05 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 13,616
Posted By Kabuki12

WOW!!! Did you have that custom made? I would...

WOW!!! Did you have that custom made? I would love something like that for my Medici , maybe in orange or red. Joe
02-11-20, 08:02 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 13,616
Posted By Kabuki12

Thank you, I think I will leave the bike the way...

Thank you, I think I will leave the bike the way it is except for the freewheel which will be changed to 14-28 or 26 . I was pretty certain , unless this was a custom built frame only purchase from...
02-11-20, 04:15 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 13,616
Posted By Kabuki12

I have changed my riding plans as far as my bike...

I have changed my riding plans as far as my bike selection . I am riding my new to me Medici 1982 I think . It has aero style brake levers that are older Gran Compe anodized. I am not sure what year...
02-09-20, 06:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 521
Posted By Kabuki12

I have never seen two frame pump pegs on a frame...

I have never seen two frame pump pegs on a frame . I guess the top tube one would be used if there was a water bottle mounted to the seat tube. It looks like a quality built frame , the vertical rear...
02-09-20, 06:06 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 893
Posted By Kabuki12

I like the Campagnolo Superleggeri pedal with...

I like the Campagnolo Superleggeri pedal with Christophe cages and Binda straps. The shoes I wear are flat soul sneakers (canvas) . I have two sets of these pedals that are titanium spindle and two...
02-09-20, 08:46 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,443
Posted By Kabuki12

I have fantasized a conversion build as I have a...

I have fantasized a conversion build as I have a few frames that would be good candidates . My wife has a disability that limits her ability to ride with me. We have been a cycling couple since the...
02-09-20, 08:12 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,427
Posted By Kabuki12

Another vote for Topeaks Joe Blow. I have two,...

Another vote for Topeaks Joe Blow. I have two, one at home and one at my shop. I have had them for a couple of years , always take one with me when traveling or camping. I have never had any issues...
02-08-20, 06:58 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,289
Posted By Kabuki12

Yes I definitely hear the difference in my...

Yes I definitely hear the difference in my freewheels . My favorite is the Regina that Pastor Bob at the freewheel spa built for me. It has that classic sound that just clicks. I rode it mounted on...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-08-20, 06:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 271
Posted By Kabuki12

Beautiful cool sunny ride to the harbor on my...

Beautiful cool sunny ride to the harbor on my Super Mondia . This bike has nice wide tires and the ride was comfy . About 25 miles, not my usual but very nice. Joe. joesvintageroadbikes.wordpress
02-08-20, 07:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 479
Posted By Kabuki12

When my daughter was little I used a Burly bike...

When my daughter was little I used a Burly bike trailer attached to my vintage road bike. I bought it used and after two years sold it for what I paid! My daughter loved that trailer and it was very...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-07-20, 03:26 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,742
Posted By Kabuki12

In Southern California there seems to be as many...

In Southern California there seems to be as many cyclists on the road as ever. I live on the eastern end of Ventura County and ride to the shore every weekend (weather permitting) and see a lot of...
02-05-20, 03:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 305
Posted By Kabuki12

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I have seen some variations as well on the...
02-05-20, 03:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 305
Posted By Kabuki12

I have a 1977 Competition GS and was going to...

I have a 1977 Competition GS and was going to ride Eroica California this year on that bike . I have since changed my plans and will ride my Medici. I just got a set of 28’s for the Raleigh and am...
02-05-20, 03:26 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,879
Posted By Kabuki12

Knee high Soul Mates for me! It matches my...

Knee high Soul Mates for me! It matches my vintage theme and is very comfy. Life is too short for matching socks.
02-03-20, 12:31 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,202
Posted By Kabuki12

I started in 1976 or so . I was in my twenties...

I started in 1976 or so . I was in my twenties and got really tired of my Schwinn Varsity. I had made friends with a bike shop owner at Channel Islands Harbor down the street from our condo. My wife...
02-02-20, 01:43 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,749
Posted By Kabuki12

I think if a lot of us are honest we would have...

I think if a lot of us are honest we would have to confess to behavior that is ticketable . In a busy city environment it can be deadly, actually can be deadly anywhere. I have been really more...
Replies: 18
Views: 658
Posted By Kabuki12

I have Campy bar ends on on my Mondia only...

I have Campy bar ends on on my Mondia only because the bike came that way. I have been using down tube shifters for too long and find myself dropping my hand to shift when I ride the Mondia. I have...
02-01-20, 04:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 465
Posted By Kabuki12

Not good! I guess i need to check my Brooks/...

Not good! I guess i need to check my Brooks/ Ideal saddles every once in a while. I honestly have not heard of this. I have heard of them tearing when they get old and dry from lack of conditioning,...
01-27-20, 03:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 506
Posted By Kabuki12

I hear you! It can be a wonderful way to...

I hear you! It can be a wonderful way to meditate. The last bike I did took almost a year off and on . Most would have let the bike die , but I saw something in it and just couldn’t help myself. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-26-20, 11:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 230
Posted By Kabuki12

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Overhead at the harbor!
I rode my ItalVega to the Ventura Harbor to see the...
01-25-20, 03:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 391
Posted By Kabuki12

How cool! I would love to do this, what time do...

How cool! I would love to do this, what time do they meet up? I am in Ventura County and the ride down is about 1.5 hours minimum. Maybe just a visit , those Medici’s are interesting for sure as well...
01-25-20, 02:19 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 420
Posted By Kabuki12

I agree %100 . Whenever I go to my local bike...

I agree %100 . Whenever I go to my local bike shop there seems to be another C&V type bike person who is just as passionate about bikes as me. We are an odd bunch, where my new bike shop is going is...
01-25-20, 11:36 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,524
Posted By Kabuki12

you are correct. I have seen instances of...

you are correct. I have seen instances of cyclists being inconsiderate of motorists as well. I just think a little consideration would go a long way to prevent some of these accidents.... on both...
01-25-20, 10:58 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,547
Posted By Kabuki12

yea, my wife came home with that after we...

yea, my wife came home with that after we finished the room. My daughter moved out and we decided on a bicycle theme as a guest room. I have every year poster , but didn’t want to overdo it . I am...
01-25-20, 10:18 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,547
Posted By Kabuki12

I am still building my bike shop. In the interim...

I am still building my bike shop. In the interim here is shot of our guest room. I hope they like bikes!...
01-25-20, 10:13 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,524
Posted By Kabuki12

It is interesting that non cyclists view this...

It is interesting that non cyclists view this topic and some feel that there is no reason someone should be on the road with a bicycle when the road is meant for cars. I get this from people who do...
01-25-20, 09:31 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 420
Posted By Kabuki12

I just had the drive side spokes replaced on my...

I just had the drive side spokes replaced on my 1977 Competition GS at my local bike shop. It cost less than $40 total. I had a derailleur (fall apart)fail that allowed the chain to jam the spokes...
01-23-20, 05:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 473
Posted By Kabuki12

Last year I had Pasela Panaracer tires on my...

Last year I had Pasela
Panaracer tires on my ItalVega and it did well on the road and gravel. I used the ones with tour guard .
01-23-20, 07:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 281
Posted By Kabuki12

I paid $300 for it and there were 2 others that...

I paid $300 for it and there were 2 others that were ready to buy the bike but I was first! The guy was 77 years old at the time and I asked him if he had the original paperwork or manual and he just...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-23-20, 03:30 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,528
Posted By Kabuki12

I ride mainly 25-35 miles on my weekend ride . I...

I ride mainly 25-35 miles on my weekend ride . I stop at about 15-20 miles for a stretch break and water. I very rarely ride without at least one stop for stretching and drinking water. I live up on...
01-23-20, 03:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 281
Posted By Kabuki12

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Forum: Road Cycling
01-22-20, 03:47 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,844
Posted By Kabuki12

It can be frustrating if not infuriating to have...

It can be frustrating if not infuriating to have someone deliberately cause harm or jeopardize our safety as cyclists. I find it hard to contain my anger sometimes , but what brings me to my sense is...
Replies: 6
Views: 332
Posted By Kabuki12

eBay is a great resource but sometimes things...

eBay is a great resource but sometimes things sell for super low or high prices for no apparent reason so definitely use an average.
01-18-20, 05:51 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 7,053
Posted By Kabuki12

I have said this before, enjoy the down market...

I have said this before, enjoy the down market and get that bike you really want for a bargain! I have just about all the bikes I want and don’t have a fortune invested. I can get parts reasonably...
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