[RBW] 68cm redwood

2013-07-06 Thread Seth Vidal
Not mine, no relation - just popped up on craigslist and I know some tall folks exist on this list http://boston.craigslist.org/bmw/bik/3917948464.html not a common bike to see for sale. -sv -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups RBW Owners Bunch group.

Re: [RBW] bottom bracket creek, recommendation

2013-07-01 Thread Seth Vidal
bottom bracket creek should be a name of some place in oregon or maybe in waterford? Anyway - some place where you go splashing through on your bike and you end up with the other homonym of creek. :) -sv On Mon, Jul 1, 2013 at 2:25 PM, Mojo gjtra...@yahoo.com wrote: So you guys are probably

[RBW] bom - sean

2013-06-27 Thread Seth Vidal
I don't know about anyone else but this roadeo. http://www.rivbike.com/product-p/staff23.htm is just STUNNING glad it's not in my size. -sv -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups RBW Owners Bunch group. To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving

[RBW] wtb: paul thumbies and a right 9speed bar end shifter

2013-06-19 Thread Seth Vidal
Hi folks, Figure one of y'all has some of these floating around. I'm looking for a pair of 22.2mm paul thumbies and either a set of shimano 9sp bar end shifters or just the right one. I have an 8sp I don't have a use for anymore - so if that would work for you - I'd be happy to trade. Thanks,

Re: [RBW] Re: Association of Caffeinated Wheelmen store NOW OPEN.

2013-06-07 Thread Seth Vidal
Is it just me or does the button look a bit like the Tardis? -sv On Fri, Jun 7, 2013 at 9:55 AM, Kevin Mulcahy kpmulc...@gmail.com wrote: I received my order yesterday. I immediately removed the branded logo patch on my waxed canvas motorcycle jacket and replaced it with the ACW patch.

[RBW] just ride sighting

2013-06-06 Thread Seth Vidal
I was looking at houses on zillow for completely non-sensical reasons when I saw something on a table in a picture: http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/725-Jenifer-St-Madison-WI-53703/2127245549_zpid/ In the 14th picture there - look on the table. Wish I had the cash to buy that house even more,

Re: [RBW] Re: just ride sighting

2013-06-06 Thread Seth Vidal
Liesl, I would love to meet up - but I don't live in Madison. My Little brother lives up there and me and the SO have talked about moving up there. We like the feel and the bike-ness of it. Not sure we can leave Durham, NC, though. It's a good problem to have, to love too many places. :) And

Re: [RBW] Re: Just Repair

2013-06-04 Thread Seth Vidal
There are no words to describe how awesome this is. Also - look at 'another method of holding a bicycle' The figure is on page 30 - the description on page 31. -sv On Tue, Jun 4, 2013 at 8:46 PM, cyclotourist cyclotour...@gmail.com wrote: Retro-grouch field manual. Cheers, David On

Re: [RBW] Wisconsin Shops

2013-05-25 Thread Seth Vidal
I would not recommend yellow jersey. They have a large collection of interesting parts but I have never had as rude a treatment in any store as I had there. No vintage part is worth tolerating that kind of behavior. -sv On May 25, 2013 3:12 PM, bwphoto bwphotograph...@gmail.com wrote: Yellow

Re: [RBW] Re: Interesting discussion: Riv bikes v. BQ bikes

2013-05-09 Thread Seth Vidal
There is one bike. It's whichever one I happen to be riding RIGHT NOW. :) And then I change bikes then it's THAT ONE. :) -sv On Thu, May 9, 2013 at 10:10 AM, Jim Thill - Hiawatha Cyclery thill@gmail.com wrote: There really is no one bike to rule them all. That's why I have

Re: [RBW] Re: Interesting discussion: Riv bikes v. BQ bikes

2013-05-07 Thread Seth Vidal
I agree with your points on lighter or thinner tubing, Jim, One thing I have considered, thought, is sending off the romulus and getting a new fork made for it in what would be a decidedly high rake (low trail) bike. Like Rene has done on this list. I think that would be a better test to see if

Re: [RBW] The last tall Atlantis frames

2013-05-07 Thread Seth Vidal
I think Leslie posted last week that there is one last 67cm Hilsen at Mountain sports Limited in Bristol, VA. it's not an atlantis but it's a damned fine bike. :) -sv On Tue, May 7, 2013 at 11:08 PM, BSWP ashtab...@gmail.com wrote: Just because I'm curious, when were the last tall Atlantis

[RBW] any metal fenders that will fit 700/42c tires

2013-05-06 Thread Seth Vidal
Anyone know of any metal fenders that will fit tires that size? Thanks -sv -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups RBW Owners Bunch group. To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to

Re: [RBW] May Day ride

2013-05-02 Thread Seth Vidal
Looks like a great way to spend the afternoon. Damascus has a very different feel than Abingdon, that transition must be interesting by biking through the woods. :) -sv On Thu, May 2, 2013 at 11:35 PM, Leslie leslie.bri...@gmail.com wrote: So there was a meeting in Abingdon yesterday that

Re: [RBW] Rivendell names

2013-04-28 Thread Seth Vidal
burley had a tandem named the paso dobles. We have one - damn fine bike. -sv On Sun, Apr 28, 2013 at 12:01 PM, jimD rasterd...@comcast.net wrote: +1 on Paso Robles as a great place for riding. -JimD On Apr 27, 2013, at 7:50 PM, dougP dougpn...@cox.net wrote: Shot this northeast of Paso

Re: [RBW] Re: Not too many people actively posting on this site for such a big amount of Rivs released to the wild over the years.

2013-04-28 Thread Seth Vidal
I'm with, Steve. Same experience of any mailing list. The only virtue of it being a google group is that it is easier to search, imo. -sv On Sun, Apr 28, 2013 at 5:41 PM, Steve Palincsar palin...@his.com wrote: On Sun, 2013-04-28 at 14:40 -0700, Joe Bernard wrote: I think Google Groups is

Re: [RBW] Re: What'r you using for cush on your Moustache Bars under your tape?

2013-04-24 Thread Seth Vidal
That's funny - I always pad my bars with smartass answers. :) -sv On Wed, Apr 24, 2013 at 10:52 PM, cyclotourist cyclotour...@gmail.comwrote: Unicorn tears. Cheers, David On Wed, Apr 24, 2013 at 6:24 PM, Peter Morgano uscpeter11...@gmail.comwrote: Marshmallows, use Fluff in the

[RBW] FS - misc parts

2013-04-23 Thread Seth Vidal
I picked up a box of misc parts and sifted out the set of things I don't really care about. 2 - 10sp cassettes one is 12-25 the other is 11 or 12 - 26. One of them has a missing lockring. $20 each 1 pair of crank bros eggbeaters pedals - good shape - $25 1 pair of crank bros candy c

Re: [RBW] BOM - 51cm San Marcos is awesome.

2013-04-19 Thread Seth Vidal
That is a great looking bike. Wow.. Nice -sv On Fri, Apr 19, 2013 at 9:57 AM, RJM crccpadu...@gmail.com wrote: I don't know what it is about this build, but I just love it. http://www.rivbike.com/product-p/staff21.htm That frame color is just really cool (even though orange is the best

Re: [RBW] thoughts on the current state of the Riv-ish bicycle marketplace

2013-04-19 Thread Seth Vidal
Jim, Did you just say that you were riv-friendly before riv-friendly was cool? :) -sv On Fri, Apr 19, 2013 at 5:15 PM, Jim Thill - Hiawatha Cyclery thill@gmail.com wrote: In the recent thread about SunTour's comeback, this quote was presented: Junzo feels the time is right to

Re: [RBW] thoughts on the current state of the Riv-ish bicycle marketplace

2013-04-19 Thread Seth Vidal
On Fri, Apr 19, 2013 at 5:43 PM, Stephen S elphk...@gmail.com wrote: Does that make someone a Retro Hipster Grouch or a Retro Grouch Hipster or even a Hipster Retro Grouch? =) Stephen Retro Grouch is hipster before hipster was cool. :) -sv -- You received this message because you are

Re: [RBW] Re: Latest and greatest HC poster art

2013-04-18 Thread Seth Vidal
On Thu, Apr 18, 2013 at 3:45 PM, Andrew Drummond andrew.d.drumm...@gmail.com wrote: I got mine the other day - it's at the frame shop now. Beautiful! And better yet, it made my daughter (9 years old) want to go bike camping this summer. Wa will, as soon as her bike is done. Jim, This

[RBW] 61cm canti rom in SF-area cl

2013-04-15 Thread Seth Vidal
http://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/bik/3744149782.html not mine nor any relation but holy crap I would snap it up in a moment if it were closer to me. -sv -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups RBW Owners Bunch group. To unsubscribe from this group and

Re: [RBW] What's that response called, and which model has it?

2013-04-04 Thread Seth Vidal
I have a rom and an AHH. If you go from one bike to the other you can feel the difference. The rom does surge ahead at times. -sv On Thu, Apr 4, 2013 at 12:55 AM, Joe Bernard joerem...@gmail.com wrote: I've owned a Romulus and an AHH. They both felt about the same to me, with that nice

Re: [RBW] FS 64 cm Atlantis - custom blue

2013-04-04 Thread Seth Vidal
Drew, I don't need this bike and I don't think it would fit me but I just need to say: HOLY CRAP IS THAT A GREAT COLOR! just gorgeous good luck with the sale. -sv On Thu, Apr 4, 2013 at 9:52 PM, drewjensen andrew.howard.jen...@gmail.comwrote: Hey everyone - I moved to the Boulder area a

Re: [RBW] Lightest, fastest, comfortablest 622 tires in the 37 to 45 mm range?

2013-03-30 Thread Seth Vidal
so far I like the resist nomads in 45mm on the hilsen. They feel okay. good squishy, not bad squishy. -sv On Sat, Mar 30, 2013 at 3:51 PM, PATRICK MOORE bertin...@gmail.com wrote: I know this list is the hotspot for fat-tired-ness. Close to building up the Ram, which will take over some

[RBW] Resist nomads on a hilsen

2013-03-29 Thread Seth Vidal
Hey all, I got a pair of the nomad 45mm tires for the hilsen. Not had a chance for a longer ride yet but just around the block has felt fine. A little squishy. :-) Some pics of the clearance here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/skvidal/8600628151/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/skvidal/8600628045/

Re: [RBW] are there any true 700x40 plush, high tpi tires?

2013-03-24 Thread Seth Vidal
Anyone know if they can force a set of those 45mm nomads onto a hilsen? let's say w/o fenders... :) -sv On Sun, Mar 24, 2013 at 3:48 PM, Mike Williams mkernanwilli...@gmail.comwrote: Hey Rob, Thanks for the heads up on the Nomads. I ordered a set. I think they will be perfect for what

Re: [RBW] Replying Directly to The Author of a Post

2013-03-11 Thread Seth Vidal
minor nit pick - but I don't think there is any flash on the basic mail reader in gmail at all. I run w/o flash enabled, frequently, and everything works. -sv On Mon, Mar 11, 2013 at 2:20 PM, Cyclofiend Jim cyclofi...@earthlink.netwrote: many users post this in one form or another, so I'm

[RBW] pedal across wisconsin?

2013-03-10 Thread Seth Vidal
Hi, Does anyone on the list have any experience with: http://pedalacrosswisconsin.com/ I'm a little curious about them - though I must admit - doing 50-60 miles/day for 6 days feels like it could leave me a bit tired - I'm curious just how flat this really is and other experiences. Thanks, -sv

Re: [RBW] Does shellaced tape feel crusty?

2013-03-06 Thread Seth Vidal
shellac is used in many applications. It's a pillcoating in certain cases. It can be found in a number of food-grade items. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shellac#Uses -sv On Wed, Mar 6, 2013 at 12:42 PM, Ron MH visio...@gmail.com wrote: I must be the ONLY poster on this list who does not

Re: [RBW] Oh Those Pesky Computers... RBW Admin Edition

2013-03-05 Thread Seth Vidal
Not sure if you got my email offline but I figure I'll repeat my question here: How come you rock so much? feel free to answer whenever you have time. :) thanks for all you do for the list, -sv On Tue, Mar 5, 2013 at 8:56 PM, Cyclofiend Jim cyclofi...@earthlink.netwrote: Hey all - In

Re: [RBW] Does shellaced tape feel crusty?

2013-03-05 Thread Seth Vidal
If you do a single coat it is crusty and flakes If you do multiple coats (3+) it is hard and smooth but cushy. You'd have to do some odd things to make it flake off then. You can remove it like any other tape - but you can't really reuse it (like most tape, shellaced or not) -sv On Wed, Mar

Re: [RBW] Work Shop Advice II

2013-03-04 Thread Seth Vidal
George, Glad to hear your bike workshop is in progress. Here's pics of mine: http://www.flickr.com/photos/skvidal/sets/72157629538063710/ I will say that I contemplated the wall/table-mount park clamp. I eventually settled on just using the one I had b/c I wanted to move the stand around to

Re: [RBW] Re: Work Shop Advice II

2013-03-04 Thread Seth Vidal
Leslie, Very kind of you to say so - I've rearranged a bit recently. I suspect some spring cleaning is in order, too. :) -sv On Mon, Mar 4, 2013 at 11:20 AM, Leslie leslie.bri...@gmail.com wrote: I would think, if you're wanting it to handle torque, you want it up at 'working level', where

Re: [RBW] Re: wtb (if right size) silver salsa crossing guard

2013-03-03 Thread Seth Vidal
dremeling down an old, wornout chainring will yield a similar result! ;^) http://www.cyclocross.com/product/salsa-crossing-guard? and there's this: http://www.rivbike.com/product-p/chrg.htm - J On Saturday, March 2, 2013 7:41:52 PM UTC-8, Seth Vidal wrote: I am looking for one of them

Re: [RBW] Re: wtb (if right size) silver salsa crossing guard

2013-03-03 Thread Seth Vidal
a similar result! ;^) http://www.cyclocross.com/product/salsa-crossing-guard? and there's this: http://www.rivbike.com/product-p/chrg.htm - J On Saturday, March 2, 2013 7:41:52 PM UTC-8, Seth Vidal wrote: I am looking for one of them in good shape. I had one a long while back, sold

[RBW] wtb (if right size) silver salsa crossing guard

2013-03-02 Thread Seth Vidal
I am looking for one of them in good shape. I had one a long while back, sold the bike it was on. Went to look for another one and discovered salsa doesn't make them. If you have one in your shed looking for a home, let me know. thanks, -sv -- You received this message because you are

[RBW] tanaka fenders

2013-02-25 Thread Seth Vidal
Has anyone here installed these on a riv? http://store.somafab.com/taaltrfe.html I'm thinking of a set for the hilsen over some jack brown tires. I'm kinda curious how much of a pain they are to install. Thanks, -sv -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups

Re: [RBW] tanaka fenders

2013-02-25 Thread Seth Vidal
On Mon, Feb 25, 2013 at 11:34 AM, franklyn sini...@msn.com wrote: Though I haven't installed a pair on a Riv, I have installed two pairs, one on a Raleigh One-Way and the other on my repainted 80's Specialized Sequoia. Pictures are here:

Re: [RBW] Re: FS: Bunch of vintage Shimano components

2013-02-24 Thread Seth Vidal
Jim, if you build a bike around the gold components, please, please, please post pictures of it and bling it out. :) I wonder if brooks makes a gold-riveted and sprung b67 in black. bling bling -sv On Sun, Feb 24, 2013 at 12:47 PM, Jim Thill - Hiawatha Cyclery thill@gmail.com wrote:

[RBW] flat bars on the hilsen

2013-02-12 Thread Seth Vidal
I've been toying with differentiating the hilsen and the romulus some more and I decided I would try some radically different bars. I had a pair of these inexpensive arc bars on a tandem and I really liked the position I ended up in. So I thought I'd try it out on the hilsen. I think the stem

Re: [RBW] Any Riv tandem riders--tire width?

2013-02-07 Thread Seth Vidal
Having looked for a long time at R+E tandems I have to ask... Why wouldn't you go with them? The price point they seem to be able to hit for a semi-custom tandem frame is pretty fantastic. Why not get one and enjoy it? We have 32mm panaracer's on our burley paso doble. That's a tight fit with

Re: [RBW] RBW specials

2012-12-05 Thread Seth Vidal
Sigh that one makes me sad so far away. -sv On Wed, Dec 5, 2012 at 1:05 AM, cyclotourist cyclotour...@gmail.com wrote: Dis one: http://www.flickr.com/photos/gzahnd/515613230/ On Tue, Dec 4, 2012 at 10:04 PM, Manuel Acosta manueljohnaco...@hotmail.com wrote: Pretty sure the

Re: [RBW] David Lance Goines Riv Poster--inexpensive framing option

2012-12-04 Thread Seth Vidal
Wow, I had a custom frame place do it and it was about half of that. I cannot imagine why michaels would be so much more. -sv On Tue, Dec 4, 2012 at 7:50 PM, cyclotourist cyclotour...@gmail.com wrote: Thanks for that option! I priced framing @ Michael's and it was silly-stupid expensive. I

Re: [RBW] Centerpulls on a Ram.

2012-11-25 Thread Seth Vidal
I have sidepulls on a romulus and paul centerpulls on a AHH. I think I'm somewhat partial to the centerpulls. They seem to leave a little more space for fenders, etc -however I've found they are a bit more finicky to setup than the sidepulls. Having said that, once you get them setup they feel

Re: [RBW] Re: V-brake vs canti question

2012-11-13 Thread Seth Vidal
Go with the V-brakes b/c they can be less of an ass pain to setup. The tektro 520 levers also feel pretty good in my hands. Having said that - so do the shimano levers. However, if you really want cantis, spring for the paul cantis - they are just a nicer brake and less fidgety to setup than the

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

2012-11-08 Thread Seth Vidal
Steven, I think you're committing the fallacy of the golden mean. Absolutism has a place in our society. Let me give you some examples: I absolutely believe that all adult americans should have the ability to gain the tax and probate advantages they can get through marriage regardless of their

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

2012-11-08 Thread Seth Vidal
Ron, I think you need to study your poli-sci more. I'm pretty sure equal protection clause is where this sits and that's in the 14th ammendment. Also Romney was a governor, not a senator. -sv On Thu, Nov 8, 2012 at 1:10 PM, Ron Mc bulldog...@gmail.com wrote: regarding rationality. All

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

2012-11-07 Thread Seth Vidal
I would have agreed with you. Right up until Citizens United. When corporations can give unlimited money and behave like people, but not people - then corps espousing their political beliefs gets my hackles up. When I see a company telling me that they don't like my life and that they are

Re: [RBW] Re: Yellow leaves, wet bridges and sauerkraut

2012-11-06 Thread Seth Vidal
Lynne, +1. I do not think it was appropriate, either. -sv On Tue, Nov 6, 2012 at 5:41 PM, Lynne Fitz fitzb...@comcast.net wrote: Reid, that was in bad taste. -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups RBW Owners Bunch group. To view this discussion on

[RBW] non-drop/non-albatross/non-mustache bar'd hilsens

2012-11-05 Thread Seth Vidal
So I've been riding around on a used tandem I got for me and the stoker quite a bit. It's an older santana and we've converted it over from the drops to a more upright posture. I put on a pair of incredibly cheap dimension arc bars ($14) and a set of ergon grips and it is disconcertingly

Re: [RBW] Yellow leaves, wet bridges and sauerkraut

2012-11-04 Thread Seth Vidal
Andy, This is just a stunny set of photos. Is the populaire almost exclusively dedicated bike path? Just beautiful. -sv On Sun, Nov 4, 2012 at 12:51 PM, Andy Smitty Schmidt 54ca...@gmail.comwrote: List member and fellow 65cm Homer owner Dennis was kind enough to give me a ride to the

Re: [RBW] OT Why are some unwilling to trade with people out of the US?

2012-11-04 Thread Seth Vidal
I've found it's not about shipping costs it's about shipping pain-in-the-assness. If I ship something in the US I don't have disclose what is in it or worry about customs or anything. If I do the same to overseas I do. Having shipped something to korea once and had to go through a million

Re: [RBW] How many Rivendell bicycles have you owned?

2012-11-01 Thread Seth Vidal
a 58cm atlantis - now sold to another a 61cm romulus a 61cm ahh I'd love to add a rivendell tandem to the list but... alas... -sv -- 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] Bridgestone X01 fork for sale

2012-10-23 Thread Seth Vidal
On Mon, Oct 22, 2012 at 6:05 PM, CHRIS REINO creino1...@gmail.com wrote: Hi All, I recently had the headset replaced on my beloved X01 (pumpkin). The mechanic, for some reason cut the steerer tube instead of using spacer for the new headset. Long story short, he cut it too short and it now

Re: [RBW] Re: Front rack for A. Homer Hilsen

2012-10-08 Thread Seth Vidal
On Mon, Oct 8, 2012 at 1:50 PM, Toshi Takeuchi tto...@gmail.com wrote: Me too. Here's my setup on my AHH with IQ Cyo standard bracket. http://www.flickr.com/photos/42771204@N00/6988274498/ Mine is the same. You can also flip the bracket so the light is angled down, closer to the wheel. -sv

Re: [RBW] Front rack for A. Homer Hilsen

2012-10-07 Thread Seth Vidal
On Oct 7, 2012 12:29 AM, Michael Richters michael.richt...@gmail.com wrote: I'm looking for a front rack for my AHH to support a handlebar bag. Unfortunately, the VO rack that I've got has struts that are much too short to reach the eyelets on the fork blades. It looks like a Mark's Rack

Re: [RBW] Just Wrench as next book would be great. Here's why...

2012-10-04 Thread Seth Vidal
On Thu, Oct 4, 2012 at 10:12 AM, Jim Thill - Hiawatha Cyclery thill@gmail.com wrote: Some people have mechanical aptitude and have no problem performing basic tasks to maintain a bicycle with little or no training. Others have no aptitude and break off 2 out of every 3 bolt heads every

Re: [RBW] Just Wrench as next book would be great. Here's why...

2012-10-04 Thread Seth Vidal
On Thu, Oct 4, 2012 at 10:59 AM, Jim Thill - Hiawatha Cyclery thill@gmail.com wrote: True, I guess I can only presume the motives. Just so we are clear, I always encourage my customers to learn, I frequently loan out my tools, and I've given instruction to DIY types whenever I've been

Re: [RBW] Re: Society Finally Catching up to Grant

2012-10-02 Thread Seth Vidal
On Tue, Oct 2, 2012 at 3:10 PM, Rex Kerr rexk...@gmail.com wrote: On Tue, Oct 2, 2012 at 11:46 AM, Tim McNamara tim...@bitstream.net wrote: Perhaps it would seem that way but the facts are otherwise. The Minnesota Department of Health report a few years ago found that pedestrian brain

[RBW] back to the list and biking on vacation

2012-09-30 Thread Seth Vidal
Hi, I had turned off the list while I was on vacation but I had a great time on vacation in japan. Alas I didn't get take any of my bikes with me but I had an opportunity to ride a couple of rented bikes and an afternoon bike tour while I was away. There's little riv-relationship other than

Re: [RBW] Re: New budget Riv in Summer 2013?

2012-09-07 Thread Seth Vidal
On Fri, Sep 7, 2012 at 1:10 PM, Dan Abelson d...@abelsons.net wrote: I am with Jim on the threadless headsets. I have two rivs that I love but if I could change one thing it would be to go threadless. It would offer a much wider variety of handlebar choices, I find it easier to adjust the

Re: [RBW] Re: New budget Riv in Summer 2013?

2012-09-07 Thread Seth Vidal
On Fri, Sep 7, 2012 at 2:04 PM, Jim Thill - Hiawatha Cyclery thill@gmail.com wrote: The threaded-threadless converter quills are a solution to bar/stem compatibility issues in theory, but usually they're pretty short, which makes for very limited upward height adjustability. Maybe some are

Re: [RBW] Re: Beautiful Japanese bicycle prints. Anyone read Japanese?

2012-09-05 Thread Seth Vidal
On Wed, Sep 5, 2012 at 6:38 PM, islaysteve alkire...@verizon.net wrote: Wow, those are nice. It looks like the artist in certainly in tune with our style of bicycle culture. I will be interested in the answer to your question. Steve Google translate doesn't say anything about them being

Re: [RBW] Opinions on Paul Racers or side pulls

2012-08-27 Thread Seth Vidal
On Sun, Aug 26, 2012 at 5:33 PM, blakcloud blakclou...@gmail.com wrote: I am starting to think about buying my dream build which will be a A. Homer Hilsen. tentatively these are the components I would like. 650b wheel set built on Phil Wood hubs. Ultegra derailleurs and cassette cranks,

Re: [RBW] Re: Bosco or Albatross?

2012-08-26 Thread Seth Vidal
David, tell me some more about the drivetrain changes you made on that betty foy, please. -sv On Aug 26, 2012 4:22 PM, David Spranger daspran...@gmail.com wrote: I recently did a drivetrain makeover on my wife's Betty Foy which also included changing the handlebars from Albatross to Bosco.

Re: [RBW] Re: Nitto rear racks vs. Topeak racks with slide on trunk bag attachment tracks.

2012-08-19 Thread Seth Vidal
+1 to both. Nitto racks are great but if are happy with the racks and bags you have then stick with them. -sv On Aug 19, 2012 1:05 PM, Jim Cloud cloud...@aol.com wrote: Nitto racks are beautiful and sturdy. If, however, you're satisfied with the Topeak rack you've been using, why change?

Re: [RBW] Saluki porn

2012-08-17 Thread Seth Vidal
On Fri, Aug 17, 2012 at 12:06 PM, jeffrey kane jsk_onl...@mac.com wrote: Sorry, been having an amazing 18 months on this baby and just had to post this pin-up pic ... Dude. Beautiful. I love the hetre-red and the butterscotch frame. It reminds me of this one:

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

2012-08-17 Thread Seth Vidal
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 didn't have one lying around to sell in 2007. Of course, time is hard to

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

2012-08-17 Thread Seth Vidal
On Fri, Aug 17, 2012 at 12:54 PM, Horace max...@sdf.lonestar.org wrote: Should've gotten it. It's the most awesome bike I've ever had. :-) Well I didn't get it b/c I already have a 61cm romulus :) Though I did think about having a spare ;) -sv -- You received this message because you are

Re: [RBW] Rivish Parts for Sale Update

2012-08-14 Thread Seth Vidal
On Mon, Aug 13, 2012 at 6:10 PM, Scott Calhoun sc...@zonagardens.com wrote: Thanks for the great response. Many items have sold quickly. I took a big stack of boxes to the post office today. I think my prices are pretty fair, considering I'm including shipping on most things, but If there is

Re: [RBW] Which headbadge/DT/ST art set do you like best on Rivbikes?

2012-08-13 Thread Seth Vidal
On Mon, Aug 13, 2012 at 3:44 PM, lungimsam john11.2...@gmail.com wrote: Lotsa pretty stuff. Anyway, as a complete set (Hbadge/DT and ST), which model do you like best? \ 1. AHH 2. Romulus 3. Rambouillet 4. Saluki 5. Atlantis -sv -- You received this message because you are subscribed to

Re: [RBW] Mystery Bike!

2012-08-07 Thread Seth Vidal
On Tue, Aug 7, 2012 at 1:11 PM, Allingham II, Thomas J thomas.alling...@skadden.com wrote: Is here, but no time to assemble. But here's a pic... No name, no decals. We can call it whatever we want! ooo - thanks for posting pictures. Looks like that back tire needs some love, though :) -sv

Re: [RBW] Mystery Bike!

2012-08-07 Thread Seth Vidal
On Tue, Aug 7, 2012 at 3:07 PM, Anne Paulson anne.paul...@gmail.com wrote: OK, now we can see it, what's it for? I see really really long chainstays, and is there no front derailleur? Is that rear shifter on the stem? Upright handlebars, diagonal tube with those fun curvy middle chainstays.

Re: [RBW] Trifecta of Big Bike Goodness for sale on the 'bay

2012-08-02 Thread Seth Vidal
On Thu, Aug 2, 2012 at 1:04 PM, Ryan Ray ryanr...@gmail.com wrote: That's the first one Iv'e seen. What's it all about? A redwood is a romulus for tall sizes. 65cm and up, iirc. -sv -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups RBW Owners Bunch group. To

[RBW] Re: rivendell poster framed

2012-07-23 Thread Seth Vidal
On Fri, Jul 20, 2012 at 11:38 AM, Seth Vidal skvi...@gmail.com wrote: I just got my poster back from the framers and I thought I'd share what the framers and I came up with to match the poster: http://www.flickr.com/photos/skvidal/7609912320/ detail: http://www.flickr.com/photos/skvidal

[RBW] rivendell poster framed

2012-07-20 Thread Seth Vidal
I just got my poster back from the framers and I thought I'd share what the framers and I came up with to match the poster: http://www.flickr.com/photos/skvidal/7609912320/ detail: http://www.flickr.com/photos/skvidal/7609916890/ I think it came out great - especially how the frame color

Re: [RBW] Re: rivendell poster framed

2012-07-20 Thread Seth Vidal
On Fri, Jul 20, 2012 at 12:20 PM, islaysteve alkire...@verizon.net wrote: Seth that's very nice. I see that you decided to to use a mat. Looks great! Steve Steve, Thanks! I didn't decide on the mat. I took it to the frame shop that framed both of the Hiawatha posters I have and told them I

Re: [RBW] Re: rivendell poster framed

2012-07-20 Thread Seth Vidal
On Fri, Jul 20, 2012 at 1:18 PM, Allan in Portland allan_f...@aracnet.com wrote: Yes, very, very nice. I am thoroughly inspired. Though, this hits on something that always bothers me about framing -- it costs considerably more than the art! A frame shop here in Portland has as their

Re: [RBW] Re: rivendell poster framed

2012-07-20 Thread Seth Vidal
On Fri, Jul 20, 2012 at 2:13 PM, Peter Morgano uscpeter11...@gmail.com wrote: I know this has been mentioned before but does anyone know if there is a standard frame size I could get to do it myself? I was a Fine Arts minor in college so I can get pretty crafty when I want to so was gonna see

Re: [RBW] Re: Gary Taubes NYT, reviews new pro lo carb study

2012-07-13 Thread Seth Vidal
On Fri, Jul 13, 2012 at 6:23 AM, Robert Zeidler zeidler.rob...@gmail.com wrote: Water weight is easy to check if you have one of those scales that does so. For one of the Atkins-style diets-and diet is a bit misleading-one has to consume water etc., at regular intervals during the day. Expect

Re: [RBW] FS: Rambouillet 58 Orange frameset plus extras

2012-07-11 Thread Seth Vidal
On Wed, Jul 11, 2012 at 4:37 PM, pb pbridge...@aol.com wrote: Apologies for redundancy if you have laready seen this over on BOB. I have thoroughly, thoroughly enjoyed this bike, but it's a tad smaller than I would prefer. I absolutely love the color. Orange Rambouillet 58, frame/fork/Campy

Re: [RBW] Just an isolated example, but FWIW ...

2012-07-11 Thread Seth Vidal
On Wed, Jul 11, 2012 at 5:44 PM, PATRICK MOORE bertin...@gmail.com wrote: Collect enough anecdotes and they become data ... Sorry, The plural of 'anecdote' is not 'data'. It's 'stories'. -sv -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups RBW Owners Bunch

Re: [RBW] Just an isolated example, but FWIW ...

2012-07-11 Thread Seth Vidal
On Wed, Jul 11, 2012 at 5:49 PM, Seth Vidal skvi...@gmail.com wrote: On Wed, Jul 11, 2012 at 5:44 PM, PATRICK MOORE bertin...@gmail.com wrote: Collect enough anecdotes and they become data ... Sorry, The plural of 'anecdote' is not 'data'. It's 'stories'. Good stories, mind you

Re: [RBW] Just an isolated example, but FWIW ...

2012-07-11 Thread Seth Vidal
On Wed, Jul 11, 2012 at 5:55 PM, PATRICK MOORE bertin...@gmail.com wrote: *My* anecdotes add up to *data*. You guys have all the best anecdotes out there in the west! :) -sv -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups RBW Owners Bunch group. To post to this

Re: [RBW] Re: The New Riv

2012-07-04 Thread Seth Vidal
Heartily agreed, steve. -sv On Jul 4, 2012 1:11 PM, Steve Palincsar palin...@his.com wrote: On Wed, 2012-07-04 at 11:53 -0400, Peter Morgano wrote: +1 on all that, especially horizontal drops Why? They're an enormous pain in the a$$ with no benefit for users of derailleur drive trains,

Re: [RBW] The New Riv

2012-07-03 Thread Seth Vidal
On Tue, Jul 3, 2012 at 7:06 PM, Peter Pesce petepe...@gmail.com wrote: Interesting. A Simple One with a derailer? I too am curious how you get the price down. It certainly wouldn't save anything to cast new, plain lugs just for one bike. Does the head tube badge really add that must cost?

Re: [RBW] Blogs

2012-07-02 Thread Seth Vidal
On Mon, Jul 2, 2012 at 10:45 AM, PATRICK MOORE bertin...@gmail.com wrote: Perhaps for more niche audiences uneasy about the eventual effects of modernism a l'outrance, but: Kunstler: http://kunstler.com/blog/2012/07/hostage-racket.html Small is beautiful because society is going to hell and

Re: [RBW] Blogs

2012-07-02 Thread Seth Vidal
On Mon, Jul 2, 2012 at 11:02 AM, Peter Pesce petepe...@gmail.com wrote: I like JHK's commentary on urbanism and the American civic landscape - which he often rides his bike through - a lot, but I too get bored with his The End is Nigh! sandwich-boarding that has been going on for at least 13

Re: [RBW] Torque specs for Rivendell bikes?

2012-06-27 Thread Seth Vidal
On Mon, Jun 25, 2012 at 10:05 PM, lungimsam john11.2...@gmail.com wrote: Hello, I was wondering if Rivendell lugged steel frames and bolts have torque specs? Or, if the frames could speak, would they say: We don't need no stinking specs. Just tighten it 'til it smokes!? Thanks for any

Re: [RBW] Torque specs for Rivendell bikes?

2012-06-27 Thread Seth Vidal
On Wed, Jun 27, 2012 at 12:17 PM, Jim Thill - Hiawatha Cyclery thill@gmail.com wrote: Rolls Royce suggests enlisting the help of an experienced RR mechanic to demonstrate proper torque. I don't know many pro mechanics who use torque wrenches or fret over torque specs, except on CF

Re: [RBW] Re: The Poster

2012-06-26 Thread Seth Vidal
On Tue, Jun 26, 2012 at 12:23 AM, Philip Williamson philip.william...@gmail.com wrote: I put my poster up in my new cube, as the first personal touch. When the head of IT came by and hassled me about having nothing personal in the cubicle, today, I could step aside and say, What? I just put up

[RBW] nice kids' bikes

2012-06-22 Thread Seth Vidal
The discussion of good kids' bikes comes up from time to time. I caught this today on fastboy cycles' blog/flickr feed and I thought some of y'all may be intrigued: http://www.fastboycycles.com/teachingcancertocry/?p=829 and http://www.flickr.com/photos/fastboy/7419479154 thought some of

[RBW] 62cm rambouillet on kansas city cl

2012-06-21 Thread Seth Vidal
Not mine and not affiliated - just came up in my cl crawler. http://kansascity.craigslist.org/bik/3090870694.html -sv -- 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

Re: [RBW] Re: 62cm rambouillet on kansas city cl

2012-06-21 Thread Seth Vidal
On Thu, Jun 21, 2012 at 11:57 AM, Michael Hechmer mhech...@gmail.com wrote: Wow, what a deal,  compared to 2K for a rodeo frame.  But i already have a blue 62k ram. you need a backup, clearly. what would you ride if your existing ram were to get dirty? You've got to be thinking ahead, man!

Re: [RBW] reaffirmation of a nice frame

2012-06-21 Thread Seth Vidal
On Thu, Jun 21, 2012 at 3:24 PM, Kenneth Stagg kenneth.st...@gmail.com wrote: Thanks.  Worth looking into.  Actually your suggestion reminded me of something else.  Anyone tried the Primo Comets in 1.5?  I see that the Hostel Shoppe lists them in both wire bead and Kevlar. I had those on my

Re: [RBW] Re: The Poster

2012-06-19 Thread Seth Vidal
On Tue, Jun 19, 2012 at 1:30 PM, Zack zack...@gmail.com wrote: I like a surprise.  Precious few of those any more! I'm not big on surprises. remember the old saying about the old saying: The saying 'May you live in interesting times' is a curse, not a blessing -sv -- You received this

Re: [RBW] Interrupters must be V-brake/disk specific

2012-06-14 Thread Seth Vidal
On Thu, Jun 14, 2012 at 12:18 PM, PATRICK MOORE bertin...@gmail.com wrote: Forgot about that little detail. Thanks. Good luck. I think the only v-brake interrupters I could find were by paul. -sv -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups RBW Owners Bunch

Re: [RBW] Interrupters must be V-brake/disk specific

2012-06-14 Thread Seth Vidal
On Thu, Jun 14, 2012 at 12:27 PM, Daniel M dpmay...@hotmail.com wrote: Tektro makes V-brake interruptors. Riv used to sell them, but unfortunately they stopped offering all V-brake equipment entirely recently. I have the interruptors on my Hillborne and they work spectacularly well. They feel

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