Re: [RBW] Rivendell Romulus

2013-03-25 Thread Horace
That is a crazy good deal. On Sun, Mar 24, 2013 at 11:31 PM, Brent baver...@shaw.ca wrote: I just picked up a 59 cm Romulus, alittle worse for wear but still in good condition with some Honjo hammered fenders, Nitto front rack, Nitto crystal seat post and Shimano side pull brakes - the

[RBW] Ce n'est pas un Quickbeam

2012-12-27 Thread Horace
There's a mural of the view from Mount Diablo in the building where I work. I thought it would be funny to take a picture of my Quickbeam in front of it. http://www.flickr.com/photos/7850806@N06/8316938644 -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups RBW Owners

Re: [RBW] Re: Who rode their bicycle to vote in the US today?

2012-11-07 Thread Horace
80% turnout! That's awesome. I dropped my ballot off on my way to work. And, since I bike to work every day, that means my vote was delivered via Quickbeam. On Wed, Nov 7, 2012 at 10:02 AM, johnb jbust...@gmail.com wrote: Read this after alas. GF and I rode to polling place in MD. Cold but

Re: [RBW] S240's and Lyme disease question.

2012-10-19 Thread Horace
I guess it carries the same risk as camping in other circumstances. I go camping a couple of times a year, and we have no shortage of ticks out here in California either. I use a tent and set it up away from brush. H. On Oct 18, 2012 2:43 PM, lungimsam john11.2...@gmail.com wrote: I see vids

Re: [RBW] OT: Advice on trailer hitch mounted bicycle racks

2012-09-24 Thread Horace
We did this to our Honda Fit. The Class 1 hitch has a maximum recommended vertical load of 200lb, so the salesman at the shop recommended that we use the lightest possible rack. We would have preferred a tray rack, but we settled for the Thule Helium rack for two bikes. H. On Sun, Sep 23, 2012

Re: [RBW] 60cm Romulus in Chicago - Nearly new!

2012-08-17 Thread Horace
meant he bought it 9 years ago. Horace. On Fri, Aug 17, 2012 at 9:02 AM, John Blish jbl...@gmail.com wrote: It is a nice looking bike judging from the generic pictures, but also take into account that the most anyone ever paid for a Romulus directly from RBW, as he claims this one is, was $1550

Re: [RBW] 60cm Romulus in Chicago - Nearly new!

2012-08-17 Thread Horace
On Fri, Aug 17, 2012 at 9:49 AM, Seth Vidal skvi...@gmail.com wrote: On Fri, Aug 17, 2012 at 12:44 PM, Horace max...@sdf.lonestar.org wrote: Also, the Romulus with caliper brakes was only available for one year in 2003. Since 61cm is not an unusually large size, my guess is that Rivendell

[RBW] Appropriate technology

2012-06-15 Thread Horace
Sometimes it is questionable whether carbon fiber is appropriate for a given use. http://www.carbonfibergear.com/carbon-fiber-toilet-bowl/ -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups RBW Owners Bunch group. To post to this group, send email to

Re: [RBW] Advice on Camelbacks

2012-05-31 Thread Horace
, and to store it in the freezer. 3) What brand and model do y'all recommend, if any? If you just want capacity, I'd recommend bottles of water in a pannier or trunk rack as a better alternative. Horace. -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups RBW Owners Bunch

Re: [RBW] Was your RIV sizing right on?

2012-05-03 Thread Horace
Riv's sizing charts assume that you'll want your handlebars near or above saddle height. If you're between sizes, and you prefer your bars a lot lower than the saddle, choose the smaller size. On Tue, May 1, 2012 at 11:28 PM, lungimsam john11.2...@gmail.com wrote: Hello All, When you got your

Re: [RBW] Re: Friction Shifting and Riding Tips?

2012-04-17 Thread Horace
this issue on my Romulus a while back -- I couldn't seem to tighten the Silver shifter enough. It turns out that the square-hole washer was not seated well against the frame, and that was preventing proper adjustment of the shifter. I filed down the washer a little and it was fine after that. Horace

Re: [RBW] Pricing Advice on Romulus

2012-03-19 Thread Horace
On Mon, Mar 19, 2012 at 10:23 AM, Kevin Abbott kwillabb...@gmail.comwrote: I am the second owner, so I'm not sure what the year is, but it is the earlier model with sidepull brakes. It came out in 2003, and was only made for one year. -- You received this message because you are subscribed

Re: [RBW] Downtube Bosses

2012-03-09 Thread Horace
Depending on the location of the cable stops, clamp-on shifters might not be a problem at all. http://www.flickr.com/photos/7850806@N06/6822567370 On Fri, Mar 9, 2012 at 8:55 AM, Ryan Ray ryanr...@gmail.com wrote: I'm trying to move to down tube shifters on a bike that doesn't have bosses. I

Re: [RBW] Rando Advice

2012-03-06 Thread Horace
On Tue, Mar 6, 2012 at 9:09 AM, Smitty-A-Go-Go 54ca...@gmail.com wrote: What sort of foods do people eat? Whatever food you want to eat is okay, but do NOT eat something new. -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups RBW Owners Bunch group. To post to

Re: [RBW] Re: Any weight difference in Romulus/Rambouillet?

2012-02-07 Thread Horace
Yes, but after taking kerning into account, the difference is much less. On Tue, Feb 7, 2012 at 10:36 AM, William tapebu...@gmail.com wrote: The much longer name : Rambouillet, means a much heavier decal, negating a significant part of the weight savings. Don't even get me started on

Re: [RBW] Re: Trail Recommendation Database?

2012-01-04 Thread Horace
Miyata. Horace. On Tue, Jan 3, 2012 at 7:51 AM, TSW tsesun...@gmail.com wrote: Yes- my first 'country bike' ride.  It started out pretty downhill, then rolling hills.  Must do again, or try variants; head further east, or the Marin headlands, etc.  It's nice to be cruising along in the wilderness

Re: [RBW] Frame clearance between Ram and Cani-Rom the same?

2011-12-16 Thread Horace
Before altering the frame, you might consider modifying the fenders. http://circlingbits.blogspot.com/2008/03/tight-squeeze-fenders-with-reacharound.html On Thu, Dec 15, 2011 at 10:21 PM, Rocky B rivvyr...@gmail.com wrote: I would like my Ram to be able to fit Jack Brown tires AND fenders.

Re: [RBW] Odd New Bike (HS)

2011-12-05 Thread Horace
On Mon, Dec 5, 2011 at 2:18 PM, William tapebu...@gmail.com wrote: I'm trying to take a clue from the horizontal rear dropout WITH a rear derailer tab.  Horizontal implies we're moving the wheel around, but the derailer tab implies we wont have to move the wheel around to take up chain slack. 

Re: [RBW] Romulus for sale

2011-11-08 Thread Horace
It'll hold its resale value, so it's not like the money's really gone. On Tue, Nov 8, 2011 at 12:44 PM, Seth Vidal skvi...@gmail.com wrote: On Tue, Nov 8, 2011 at 3:43 PM,  nawr...@comcast.net wrote: Have to tell myself to steady, steady as heart beats faster and palms begin to sweat :)

Re: [RBW] S24O Packing securing load

2011-09-26 Thread Horace
I tried out an adjustable bungee cord for securing my tent on top of my rear rack for my latest trip (this past weekend). I thought it did a better job than other solutions I'd tried, which mainly involved a cargo net and many smaller bungee cords. Here's the one I used:

Re: [RBW] RBW Owners Bunch Bay Area Mt Diablo Ride / Camp Sept 24-25th

2011-09-25 Thread Horace
Had a great time. Thanks, everyone! More photos: http://goo.gl/7aGNm -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups RBW Owners Bunch group. To post to this group, send email to rbw-owners-bunch@googlegroups.com. To unsubscribe from this group, send email to

Re: [RBW] Best/Favorite/Most Radical Cantilever Brakes

2011-09-17 Thread Horace
After trying a few different cantilevers on my Quickbeam, I finally settled on using V-brakes. I did have to switch levers to do this. I know that many people on this list disdain V-brakes, but I find that they are excellent for braking, especially in wet weather, and I don't have any problems

Re: [RBW] Re: Friction

2011-09-14 Thread Horace
On Wed, Sep 14, 2011 at 6:25 AM, Patrick in VT swing4...@gmail.com wrote: Still, I love 9spd dura ace indexing downtube shifters - just some about the click/pop super positive engagement on those. These are excellent. I put them on my Romulus years back and I swore if they gave me the least

Re: [RBW] slipping Silver shifter

2011-09-08 Thread Horace
I had this problem with the silver shifter on the downtube, no matter how much I tightened it. I finally traced the problem to the fact that the square-hole washer that sits on the frame was slightly too thick for my shifter boss. I sanded it down a little bit with a Dremel tool, and that solved

Re: [RBW] Folders and silliness

2011-08-27 Thread Horace
Probably not so silly, if you think about why someone would want such a thing. To move bulky, heavy items short distances? To carry something too heavy for one person, and awkward for two people to carry? To deliver something from your truck in the parking lot around to the back of a large

Re: [RBW] Folders and silliness

2011-08-27 Thread Horace
, 2011 at 4:58 PM, Horace max...@sdf.lonestar.org wrote: Probably not so silly, if you think about why someone would want such a thing. To move bulky, heavy items short distances? To carry something too heavy for one person, and awkward for two people to carry? To deliver something from your truck

Re: [RBW] Ride from Rivendell to Mt Diablo

2011-08-18 Thread Horace
The bike directions from google maps look like a decent route for this: http://goo.gl/Ziwq7 On Thu, Aug 18, 2011 at 6:47 AM, James Valiensi valie...@mac.com wrote: Hey, Does anyone know the route from Rivendell/Main Street to Mt. Diablo on bike? I intend to ride it tomorrow morning. I have

Re: [RBW] Help - can't ride for the lack of a bolt

2011-08-06 Thread Horace
It's a metric M6 bolt and nut, 20mm. You can probably get this at the local hardware store -- it's a common size. On Sat, Aug 6, 2011 at 2:48 AM, Jay robin...@gmail.com wrote: I've been up since 4 after a 16 hour flight yesterday, excited to put my new to me Sam together and take it for a

Re: [RBW] Re: Recomended paths to ride around RBWHQ and surrounding areas?

2011-08-02 Thread Horace
Also, the Krebs cycle maps available in local bike shops are a good resource. On Tue, Aug 2, 2011 at 10:32 AM, Joe Bunik jbu...@gmail.com wrote: On 8/2/11, Jim M. mather...@gmail.com wrote: Then get a copy of Roads to Ride by Grant Peterson. You'll have to look in used books for that.

Re: [RBW] Downtube shifter diehards vs. downtube shifter experimenters

2011-08-02 Thread Horace
I noticed this about large frames too. I ride a 59cm with the bars a couple inches below saddle height; the reach to DT shifters is about the same as it is for bar ends. So I prefer them on the downtube (7-speed friction and 9-speed indexed). Horace. On Tue, Aug 2, 2011 at 11:02 AM, Rex Kerr

Re: [RBW] 650 vs. 650B

2011-07-02 Thread Horace
The problem isn't with the 650 part of the sizing. If you stick 650x18 tubes into 650x36 tires, yes, the tubes will seem thin. On Sat, Jul 2, 2011 at 6:55 PM, kevin lindsey lindsey.ke...@gmail.comwrote: No doubt a dumb question, but here goes: is there a difference between 650 and 650B tubes?

Re: [RBW] 650 vs. 650B

2011-07-02 Thread Horace
mentioned that you can use a 26 tube and that would be pretty close too. On Sat, Jul 2, 2011 at 9:31 PM, Horace max...@sdf.lonestar.org wrote: The problem isn't with the 650 part of the sizing. If you stick 650x18 tubes into 650x36 tires, yes, the tubes will seem thin. On Sat, Jul 2, 2011 at 6

Re: [RBW] Cross levers on 46cm Noodle bars?

2011-07-01 Thread Horace
I have the interrupter levers on three road bikes, two of them on Nitto Noodles. I recommend them unconditionally. I probably use them less than 10 percent of the time, but they are simply great to have. There are almost no drawbacks, except that they may interfere with a handlebar bag. Horace

Re: [RBW] Reader's up

2011-06-25 Thread Horace
The details on the seat lugs on page 40 are really neat. I had never noticed the reinforcement on the stress relief hole, but it's brilliant. On Fri, Jun 24, 2011 at 8:32 PM, Leslie leslie.bri...@gmail.com wrote: http://www.rivbike.com/products/show/rivendell-readers/24-072 -L -- You

Re: [RBW] Odometer only? (Jones counter)

2011-04-22 Thread Horace
http://www.jonescounter.com/ On Thu, Apr 21, 2011 at 10:50 PM, Rex Kerr rexk...@gmail.com wrote: Does anybody know of a source for a simple bicycle odometer that doesn't include speed?  Something like an old Jones counter would be great http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jones_Counter I like

Re: [RBW] VO Wingnuts

2011-04-05 Thread Horace
On Tue, Apr 5, 2011 at 3:49 PM, Amit Singh asd...@gmail.com wrote: http://store.velo-orange.com/index.php/vo-stainless-wingnuts.html Retro-Grouch-ish or Fetish-ism? :) Are those the only choices? Maybe someone prefers to use a solid axle. -- You received this message because you are

Re: [RBW] Route from San Jose to Santa Cruz

2011-01-28 Thread Horace
direction much. I've taken Highway 9 too. It is okay early on weekend mornings, but there is quite a bit more traffic than Old Santa Cruz Highway/Soquel San Jose. Horace. On Fri, Jan 28, 2011 at 10:16 AM, franklyn sini...@msn.com wrote: For those familiar with routes in the South (San Francisco

Re: [RBW] RBW style bike security

2011-01-25 Thread Horace
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Re: [RBW] Re: Oh snap! Now you can buy the ultimate crankset!

2011-01-21 Thread Horace
On Fri, Jan 21, 2011 at 6:45 PM, Mike S mikeshalj...@gmail.com wrote: So, in terms of $ per lb., how far off is that from a brick of gold buillion? It is about 1/60th the price of gold. -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups RBW Owners Bunch group. To

Re: [RBW] Generator lighting questions

2011-01-18 Thread Horace
On Mon, Jan 17, 2011 at 9:40 PM, b hamon periwinkle...@yahoo.com wrote: Unscientific poll: a. Rear light mounted to fender -- how many of you have mounted one to a (gasp!) plastic fender and how long did it last there before getting beaten up beyond repair? Nope -- battery blinky attached

Re: [RBW] Re: Oakland/Berkeley probability of theft?

2010-11-11 Thread Horace
Definitely get a good U-lock. I've had a bike stolen that was u-locked to a parking meter in downtown Berkeley (a number of years ago). On Thu, Nov 11, 2010 at 10:50 AM, erik jensen bicyclen...@gmail.com wrote: Get a good u-lock, I might use a too-heavy one at night (new york krypto) but

Re: [RBW] Re: Oakland/Berkeley probability of theft?

2010-11-11 Thread Horace
On Thu, Nov 11, 2010 at 12:37 PM, Horace max...@sdf.lonestar.org wrote: Definitely get a good U-lock. I've had a bike stolen that was u-locked to a parking meter in downtown Berkeley (a number of years ago). (In the middle of the day while I was at work.) -- You received this message

Re: [RBW] Riding backwards.

2010-11-08 Thread Horace
awesome! On Mon, Nov 8, 2010 at 8:15 PM, manueljohnacosta manueljohnaco...@hotmail.com wrote: http://www.youtube.com/user/RivBikeWorks#p/a/u/1/Wml2dlvaZzM From the great folks at rivendell -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups RBW Owners Bunch

Re: [RBW] Looking for Small Part for Non-Aero Brake Levers

2010-10-19 Thread Horace
Something like this? http://www.loosescrews.com/index.cgi?d=singlec=Cable/Casingsc=Ferrulestc=5mm%20Inside%20Diameteritem_id=DC-B94id=62785008213 On Tue, Oct 19, 2010 at 3:44 PM, Greg gregkj...@gmail.com wrote: This probably won't make sense to anyone except those who are familiar with older

Re: [RBW] worlds collide

2010-10-18 Thread Horace
On Mon, Oct 18, 2010 at 8:54 PM, Seth Vidal skvi...@gmail.com wrote: Just read grant's new post about deraillers: http://www.rivbike.com/blogs/knothole_post/297 And I did a little looking into the microshift deraillers. And I found this:

Re: [RBW] Haiku returns

2010-10-08 Thread Horace
Product lines do fade And mountains will turn to dust Like 8-speed cassettes On Fri, Oct 8, 2010 at 11:01 AM, Marty mgie...@mac.com wrote: More than a year since Haiku graced this humble bunch Time to fuel the fire! I have a couple to get started. One bemoaning the location of the Riv

Re: [RBW] Re: Haiku returns

2010-10-08 Thread Horace
Alas, what I meant: 7- and 8-speed cassettes Are soon dinosaurs. Horace, Who is looking for some NOS 7-speed hubs. On Fri, Oct 8, 2010 at 12:27 PM, Thomas Lynn Skean thomaslynnsk...@comcast.net wrote: I choose to take this to mean... 8-speed cassettes spin As 7-cogged freewheels coast

Re: [RBW] 7 speed hub

2010-10-08 Thread Horace
%20Rear%20Hubstc=item_id=ST-XCC32id=1318111733 For $12.95 you can experiment with a 7 speed uniglide casette. Don't know if it will work. -- *From:* Horace max...@sdf.lonestar.org * *Horace, Who is looking for some NOS 7-speed hubs. -- You received this message

Re: [RBW] Ebay alert: 62 55 Quickbeams

2010-10-05 Thread Horace
That first one is not, in fact, a Quickbeam. On Tue, Oct 5, 2010 at 11:16 AM, Jim M. mather...@gmail.com wrote: 55 - http://cgi.ebay.com/rivendell-quickbeam-custom-/190452202049?pt=Road_Bikeshash=item2c57d5fa41 62 -

Re: [RBW] perennial pants issue

2010-10-03 Thread Horace
http://www.rapha.cc/rapha-trousers On Sun, Oct 3, 2010 at 6:34 PM, jim_OLP j...@landoloons.com wrote: Every year when it starts to get cold, I undertake a futile search for cycling pants that don't look like something from the ballet or the circus. I mean pants, not lycra tights. And not

Re: [RBW] Does your Rivendell have lawyer lips?

2010-09-20 Thread Horace
The regular Roms had them. Rambouillets from the same time period did not. On Mon, Sep 20, 2010 at 4:28 PM, James Warren jimcwar...@earthlink.netwrote: For some reason, the QB's had them and so did the Canti-Roms. I'm not sure about the regular Roms and Redwoods. I think that outside of

Re: [RBW] Roadeos and Downtube Shifters

2010-09-13 Thread Horace
http://www.xo-1.org/2010_03_01_archive.html http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_ny-s_0BbP2k/TCrhFcazt_I/B_o/GJETLa8A48E/s1600/DSC04537.JPG On Mon, Sep 13, 2010 at 9:03 PM, Jon Grant jgr...@papagrant.com wrote: Moot point, right? I mean, I thought the Roadeo didn't have the proper bosses for

Re: [RBW] Re: Sacramento Blogger Profiles His Her Quickbeams

2010-08-20 Thread Horace
With the SKS fenders: 1) Don't cut down the fender stays after installation. 2) Instead of putting the plastic caps on the fender stays, I ground all the edges off the tips with a dremel tool. 3) I carry an 8mm wrench as part of my tool kit (I started carrying the Park MT-1 tool). To fix a flat

Re: [RBW] Man-Topic [Shaving Facial Hair]

2010-08-11 Thread Horace
I knew this topic would eventually show up on the list. :-) The odd arms race in multi-blade cartridge razors mirrors the constant increase in bicycle cassette sizes from 5-speed to 6- to 7- to 8- to 9- to 10- to 11- In 2004 The Onion ran an article making fun of this, predicting that

Re: [RBW] Re: Man-Topic [Shaving Facial Hair]

2010-08-11 Thread Horace
-Stainless-Razor-120/dp/B002ONHBBW/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8s=beautyqid=1281588364sr=8-4 I've tried a similar version to this, and went back to my safety razor. The straight razor gave a really close shave, but it was too scary for me. Horace. -- You received this message because you are subscribed

Re: [RBW] what a difference a cm makes

2010-08-06 Thread Horace
that you notice a dramatic difference there. Horace. On Fri, Aug 6, 2010 at 7:30 AM, Seth Vidal skvi...@gmail.com wrote: I bought that romulus from andrew on the list and I hadn't had much chance to ride it due to family drama but recently I was riding it more and I wasn't entirely comfortable

Re: [RBW] Rear Derailleur Capacity Limits

2010-07-28 Thread Horace
You've exceeded the capacity of the derailleur. You said it was rated at 38t, and you have 43t total. The behavior you describe is expected. Well, expected by me. Other people may have differing ideas of how rear derailleur capacity is stated. The top left section of this page discusses it:

Re: [RBW] Re: Touring gear list advice

2010-07-26 Thread Horace
One more good thing about the FiberFix replacement spoke is that it does not require cassette removal to use. And it comes with a spoke wrench. On Mon, Jul 26, 2010 at 8:29 AM, JoelMatthews joelmatth...@mac.com wrote: Agree with the others, good mini-pump is better than CO2 for longer trips.

Re: [RBW] Re: Touring gear list advice

2010-07-26 Thread Horace
And it should be made of titanium. http://www.paragonmachineworks.com/storename/paragonmachineworks/dept/261321/ItemDetail-10464131.aspx Okay, not a pedal wrench, but it could be modified. On Mon, Jul 26, 2010 at 7:46 PM, doug peterson dougpn...@cox.net wrote: What this world needs is a 15 mm

Re: [RBW] Rivendell beater option: $120 new lugged steel Raleigh with fenders, basket, kickstand, etc.

2010-07-22 Thread Horace
what I consider to be the essential characteristics of a Rivendell. Horace. -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups RBW Owners Bunch group. To post to this group, send email to rbw-owners-bu...@googlegroups.com. To unsubscribe from this group, send email

Re: [RBW] Re: Event ride on Saluki coming up, need advise

2010-07-13 Thread Horace
Also, don't try anything new the day of the event -- don't eat or drink anything you haven't already had on a training ride. Horace. On Mon, Jul 12, 2010 at 9:59 PM, rcnute rcn...@hotmail.com wrote: Sip when thirsty.  Eat a little bit every 25 miles.  If you feel like you're pushing

Re: [RBW] Re: Grant super slick Camera strap!

2010-06-29 Thread Horace
On Tue, Jun 29, 2010 at 3:58 PM, Jim Cloud cloud...@aol.com wrote: I'm sure that the strap in the photo that Grant is using is available from various sources. Your can find one here, for example: http://www.adorama.com/OTBCHE.html. The camera that he's using, on the other hand, might be

Re: [RBW] Tektro CR720s on a Quickbeam

2010-06-09 Thread Horace
Agent). They do have a lot of stopping power. Horace. -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups RBW Owners Bunch group. To post to this group, send email to rbw-owners-bu...@googlegroups.com. To unsubscribe from this group, send email to rbw-owners-bunch

Re: [RBW] New Single Speed

2010-06-08 Thread Horace
On Tue, Jun 8, 2010 at 2:53 PM, Richard Merkin samcoal...@gmail.com wrote: Is Riv reintroducing the Qbeam, or a something similar? It will be called the SimpleOne: http://www.rivbike.com/blogs/news_post/181 Same geometry, basically same frame and lugs and crown and bb and dropouts and

Re: [RBW] Bike Snob in Rivendell!

2010-06-07 Thread Horace
No opinions on the book yet (I do plan to buy it), but wanted to point out that bikesnob will be in the Bay Area in a couple weeks to promote his book. http://www.chroniclebooks.com/bikesnob/ On Mon, Jun 7, 2010 at 1:06 PM, manueljohnacosta manueljohnaco...@hotmail.com wrote: Eben Weiss book

Re: [RBW] Re: Bike Snob in Rivendell!

2010-06-07 Thread Horace
No, you had posted that to the bicyclelifestyle group. I thought the resulting outrage was amusing. Some people neither recognize nor appreciate talented writing. Horace. On Mon, Jun 7, 2010 at 3:25 PM, MichaelH mhech...@gmail.com wrote: Say what! The first, last, and only time I left a link

Re: [RBW] Centering Hub Axles

2010-05-28 Thread Horace
?). http://www.universalcycles.com/shopping/product_details.php?id=27932 Horace. On Fri, May 28, 2010 at 9:24 AM, Ray r.sh...@sbcglobal.net wrote: Short version: I had the rear hub axle of the Atlantis apart and had carefully laid out the parts on a cookie tin in the order that I had removed each

Re: [RBW] Bullmoose, Thumbies and Rapid Rise

2010-05-24 Thread Horace
thumbies, on the tops of the bars, using a Rapid Rise rear derailleur will do the opposite of what you want. That is, pushing the right lever forward will cause the bike to go into a higher gear. My wife's bike is set up this way (with a Rapid Rise rear derailleur) and that's how it works. Horace

Re: [RBW] Re: paul's racer brakes vs cantis questions

2010-05-17 Thread Horace
What where they called when they were sitting around the bike builder's shop? What was the label on the box that they came in Sorry, too amusing not to ask. Horace. On Mon, May 17, 2010 at 1:07 PM, Patrick in VT psh...@drm.com wrote: On May 17, 3:35 pm, S.Cutshall clotht...@gmail.com

Re: [RBW] Re: What do you think is behind the new limited sizes at RBW?

2010-05-13 Thread Horace
Also, probably using American-sourced acetylene (and oxygen!) to do the brazing. On Thu, May 13, 2010 at 2:26 PM, Me clotht...@gmail.com wrote: Not really knowing for certain... but I am thinking the flux used to braze the frames, well the Japanese frames will have Japanese flux and the

Re: [RBW] headset stack height?

2010-05-08 Thread Horace
There is no choice. If you have a tall steerer tube, you need the spacers. If you want less height, you have to cut the steerer and use fewer spacers. On Sat, May 8, 2010 at 5:12 PM, happyriding happyrid...@yahoo.com wrote: Hi, I was looking at this picture of a large custom Rivendell with a

Re: [RBW] Re: cranks: ramps and pins v. none

2010-04-20 Thread Horace
I don't think so, since the front is never indexed. On Tue, Apr 20, 2010 at 5:52 PM, amoll68 amol...@comcast.net wrote: Not 100% sure about this, but didn't ramps/pins come about because of indexed shifting? I've got a few bikes with old TA rings (thin), and they shift great in friction

Re: [RBW] S24O for a complete newbie!

2010-04-08 Thread Horace
You might consider an Esbit or alcohol stove to boil water to make hot chocolate or tea. Doesn't take much room, and it might be nice to have something warm. -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups RBW Owners Bunch group. To post to this group, send email to

Re: [RBW] In Praise of Jitensha Bars

2010-04-02 Thread Horace
Very nice looking. Did you use the same length stem? Horace. On Thu, Apr 1, 2010 at 8:22 PM, i.e. ien...@gmail.com wrote: I love my Quickbeam. I've been riding it as a daily commuter in San Francisco since I bought it last fall, with some weekend trips across the bridge and into Marin

Re: [RBW] Adding grommet holes to steel bikes question

2010-03-30 Thread Horace
On Tue, Mar 30, 2010 at 9:46 AM, Christopher Paul zdree...@gmail.comwrote: Greetings 2 all, Is it ok to have front rack holes drilled into a steel fork ? Also, is it ok to drill holes for a water bottle cage on the bottom of a steel down tube for a 3rd water bottle? Don't drill the

Re: [RBW] Re: Brooks B17 Pre-aged vs. standard

2010-03-29 Thread Horace
Yeah, that's the way it is for me too. There are small indentations in the saddle where my sit bones land. If I were to try a different saddle, I'd measure the distance between those: it's probably useful information. On Mon, Mar 29, 2010 at 12:45 PM, Bruce fullylug...@yahoo.com wrote: I

Re: [RBW] Re: Where are you and when will you take the fenders off for the dry season?

2010-03-27 Thread Horace
Fenders help for more than just rain... True! http://bikesnobnyc.blogspot.com/2009/05/indignity-of-commuting-by-bicycle_12.html -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups RBW Owners Bunch group. To post to this group, send email to

Re: [RBW] Where are you and when will you take the fenders off for the dry season?

2010-03-26 Thread Horace
San Jose (CA). I leave the fenders on my Quickbeam year-round. Most of my bikes do not have fenders, though. Horace. On Fri, Mar 26, 2010 at 2:14 PM, William tapebu...@gmail.com wrote: Do you celebrate the changing seasons by annually pulling off the fenders for the summer and putting them

Re: [RBW] Hilarious Linguistic Observation

2010-03-23 Thread Horace
And the ram. :-) On Tue, Mar 23, 2010 at 1:30 PM, Marty mgie...@mac.com wrote: Happened to notice how many models have an il in them: Two hils, a pil, an'a dil. (Not to mention the old wil) That's almost a whole sac vil! -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google

Re: [RBW] Re: Chris K's Roadeo

2010-03-18 Thread Horace
They allow for cleaner cable routing; the cables are shorter, and it keeps the handlebars neat; they're less likely to bump into my knees; they're less likely to get damaged in a crash or fall; they allow for easier handlebar swaps; they're compatible with a wider array of old shift levers; the

Re: [RBW] Re: Chris K's Roadeo

2010-03-18 Thread Horace
, it's a non-issue. Kind of like driving a manual transmission car. If you're happy with barends, though, those are fine too. I left the barends on my Romulus for the first year and a half, but when I changed the handlebar tape, I put on DT shifters. Horace. On Thu, Mar 18, 2010 at 4:31 PM

Re: [RBW] Re: Carboon Bashing- was: Riv resurrecting and selling crashed frames

2010-03-07 Thread Horace
I don't think anybody suggests that EVERY carbon frame or fork will fail in the next XX years. In fact, probably a TINY fraction of a percent MIGHT. I also don't think that EVERY Toyota on the road is going to accelerate unexpectedly and uncontrollably within the next XX years either. The point

Re: [RBW] Re: Tubesets: Rambouillet v Roadeo

2010-03-04 Thread Horace
-- Forwarded message -- From: gr...@rivbike.com grantmill...@gmail.com Date: Jul 9 2009, 1:21 pm Subject: Frame-Bike Plans (some) To: RBW Owners Bunch Newlite Roadbike. TheROADEO---final name, final spelling, thanks for all your input and don't take offense. This is

Re: [RBW] Lovely Bicycle Blog

2010-02-27 Thread Horace
On Fri, Feb 26, 2010 at 7:42 PM, cyclotourist cyclotour...@gmail.comwrote: That means we (Rivendellians/ibobs/retrogrouches) don't interest 45% of the population. Not true! We don't interest 99.999% of the population. :-) LOL. -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the

Re: [RBW] Re: Where 'O Where is the SimpleOne?

2010-02-11 Thread Horace
Doh!! That was the best one!! On Thu, Feb 11, 2010 at 9:37 AM, Jim Thill - Hiawatha Cyclery thill@gmail.com wrote: The SimpleOne is on hold for now. -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups RBW Owners Bunch group. To post to this group, send email

Re: [RBW] Re: Samuel P. Taylor Park S240 route suggestions?

2010-02-09 Thread Horace
On Mon, Feb 8, 2010 at 9:49 PM, Earl Grey earlg...@gmail.com wrote: PS: Don't leave your Stilton unattended, even for a second. The raccoons are just waiting for such an opportunity. (And yes, I speak from experience). For camping in Marin, shouldn't one be carrying Point Reyes Blue rather

Re: [RBW] Trail (I know, I know) and handlebar width

2010-02-09 Thread Horace
compensate for their different handling characteristics? They're different bikes. They'll ride differently. Don't compromise the handling of the Sam to try to make the two bikes handle similarly. Horace. -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups RBW Owners Bunch

Re: [RBW] TCO in general..

2010-02-02 Thread Horace
I think that for people who think TCO is an issue -- it is, and I don't try to change their minds. But I think if someone is wondering whether it's going to be an issue for them... it probably isn't. -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups RBW Owners Bunch

Re: [RBW] Re: Bikepacking article in Reader

2010-01-30 Thread Horace
What are you guys talking about? On Fri, Jan 29, 2010 at 10:27 PM, CycloFiend cyclofi...@earthlink.netwrote: on 1/29/10 5:20 PM, rcnute at rcn...@hotmail.com wrote: Jim, is this Riv-centric enough to go on the Cyclofiend website? If so let me know and I can send you the .jpgs. If you've

Re: [RBW] RBW and Smile Train

2010-01-27 Thread Horace
Good grief -- those guys continue to amaze me. Kudos to them. Maybe I'll buy a new bike this year. On Wed, Jan 27, 2010 at 7:01 AM, Mike mjawn...@gmail.com wrote: I imagine that a fair amount of you are like me and check the Rivendell website daily, but for those of you who don't there is a

Re: [RBW] A poll: Long distance riding with uprights?

2009-12-19 Thread Horace
bars, though. Horace. On Sat, Dec 19, 2009 at 9:54 AM, b hamon periwinkle...@yahoo.com wrote: Just curious how many Riv riders do their longer-distance (40+ miles) with upright handlebars? And among these, how many have only upright bars on their bikes? Beth http

Re: [RBW] Re: calendars?

2009-12-15 Thread Horace
I'm sure it will be in good taste. On Tue, Dec 15, 2009 at 3:10 PM, Mark mclbicy...@gmail.com wrote: Will the bicycles be nude? I couldnt resist. :)) -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups RBW Owners Bunch group. To post to this group, send email

Re: [RBW] Quickbeam Chainring Clearance

2009-12-15 Thread Horace
It's pretty tight. But I figured, as long as there was _some_ clearance, it didn't matter to me. http://www.flickr.com/photos/7850...@n06/4189629392/ Horace. On Tue, Dec 15, 2009 at 7:46 PM, Eric Norris campyonly...@me.com wrote: Just wondering how much clearance other QBs have between

Re: [RBW] Fork dropouts: lawyer lip

2009-11-30 Thread Horace
My non-canti Romulus and Quickbeam both have the safety tabs on the fork tips. I don't mind the extra time it takes to remove a wheel, but I really resent having to haul the extra weight around. Horace. On Fri, Nov 27, 2009 at 1:56 PM, Ralph Rognstad Jr. rognsta...@sbcglobal.net wrote: My

Re: [RBW] Re: Which Side Pull Brakes for Jack Browns?

2009-11-20 Thread Horace
Shimano R650 calipers have a reach of 47-57mm http://www.jensonusa.com/store/product/BR305E00-Shimano+R650+Road+Caliper+Brake.aspx?sc=FRGL On Thu, Nov 19, 2009 at 8:08 PM, Jock Scott ebko...@gmail.com wrote: The specs of the frame and fork are what determine which brake caliper you can use.

Re: [RBW] Re: Which Side Pull Brakes for Jack Browns?

2009-11-20 Thread Horace
Oh -- sorry -- mis-read the previous post. Yeah, 65mm -- that's really long. On Fri, Nov 20, 2009 at 9:16 AM, Horace max...@sdf.lonestar.org wrote: Shimano R650 calipers have a reach of 47-57mm http://www.jensonusa.com/store/product/BR305E00-Shimano+R650+Road+Caliper+Brake.aspx?sc=FRGL

Re: [RBW] Re: lightest rear rack

2009-11-20 Thread Horace
bag, but I use panniers. Horace. -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups RBW Owners Bunch group. To post to this group, send email to rbw-owners-bu...@googlegroups.com. To unsubscribe from this group, send email to rbw-owners-bunch+unsubscr

[RBW] Re: Which Side Pull Brakes for Jack Browns?

2009-11-16 Thread Horace
I think you might consider trying out the Tektro Big Mouths and deciding for yourself whether you think they're too flexy or not. I use them on my Romulus with Jack Brown tires, and I've never noticed any problem with them whatsoever. Horace. On Mon, Nov 16, 2009 at 3:39 PM, reynoldslugs

[RBW] Re: Who's in the queue for a custom Rivendell?

2009-10-23 Thread Horace
On Fri, Oct 23, 2009 at 10:04 AM, Jeff newbe...@mail.utexas.edu wrote: 7 speed dishless Phil wheels Is this with a freewheel or freehub? Does Rivendell sell these built up? I think I want this. Horace. --~--~-~--~~~---~--~~ You received this message because

[RBW] Re: Who's in the queue for a custom Rivendell?

2009-10-23 Thread Horace
On Fri, Oct 23, 2009 at 10:24 AM, Bill Connell bconn...@gmail.com wrote: On Fri, Oct 23, 2009 at 12:16 PM, Horace max...@sdf.lonestar.org wrote: On Fri, Oct 23, 2009 at 10:04 AM, Jeff newbe...@mail.utexas.edu wrote: 7 speed dishless Phil wheels Is this with a freewheel or freehub

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