[RBW] For sale - Gilles Berthoud Arabesque saddle - black. Used on one ride

2019-10-13 Thread WETH
Hi Jeff,
Sent a PM last evening.
Thanks,
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[RBW] Seeking Washington DC bike shop

2019-10-10 Thread WETH
Paul,
Silver Cycles in Silver Spring and Kensington.  They are closing their 
Kensington shop, but I was told they’d be accepting repairs at their warehouse 
on Brookeville Road, where the mechanics I liked in Kensington will be working. 
 I’ll post a phone number when I get home.  Their Silver Spring shop remains 
open, though I do not know the mechanics there as well.
All the best,
Erl
Kensington, MD

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[RBW] OT: Article about the gift of a red bike

2019-08-15 Thread WETH
I hope this isn’t too off topic.  
https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/2019/08/14/he-gave-her-bike-when-she-was-refugee-decades-later-internet-helped-her-find-him/

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[RBW] FS. Rivendell Quickbeam and Bridgestone MB-1 (Not Mine)

2019-08-10 Thread WETH
Thanks Joe. Email I did, and the Quickbeam is Green. My bank account balance is 
safe!

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[RBW] FS. Rivendell Quickbeam and Bridgestone MB-1 (Not Mine)

2019-08-10 Thread WETH
Joe,
Do you happen to know if it’s orange?
Erl

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[RBW] FS Paul Neo Retro cantilever brakeset

2019-08-02 Thread WETH
Ryan,
I sent you an email.
Thanks,
Erl

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Re: [RBW] MIT Atlantis and chain length

2019-07-03 Thread WETH
I can’t speak for all models, but they have this text at the end of the 
description for Cheviots:
“NOTE ON CHAIN LENGTH: Because the chainstays of the 55 and 60 Cheviot are 
longer than a normal bike, you will need to use two chains, or 120-124ish 
links, depending on your drivetrain configuration. Start with 6 extra lynx and 
use your best judgement. The chain is the right length when it pulls the 
derailer cage free of and parallel to the chain itself when wrapped around the 
smallest cog and the smallest chainring -- i.e., the derailer cage will be 
flexed slightly. Here's the venerable Sheldon Brown's method, for an alternate 
take.”
https://www.rivbike.com/collections/framesets/products/frame-cheviot
All the best,
Erl

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[RBW] Two Midsummer Nights' Dream Bikepacking Pikes Peak

2019-06-22 Thread WETH
Patrick,
Thanks for sharing another adventure! The photographs are beautiful!  They 
should be included in a GBW brochure.  Hope you have recovered and are planning 
your next excursion.
Erl

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[RBW] Ride Report: Three Days, Three States, Three Countries

2019-06-11 Thread WETH
Patrick,
The photo with the “undulating plateau” description is stunning.  As I’ve come 
to expect, a wonderful narrative and beautiful photos!
Thanks,
Erl

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[RBW] It is summer: updated sandal discussion?

2019-06-06 Thread WETH
Keen Newport leather sandals: https://www.keenfootwear.com/p/M-NEWPORT.html
I live in these from May through September. Socks fit nicely as well.
Best wishes,
Erl

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[RBW] FS: Busch & Muller Luxos U, $35 shipped

2019-05-01 Thread WETH
PM sent.
Thanks

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[RBW] Charity auction Riv-ish bike

2019-04-23 Thread WETH
Tom,
That’s another quality build and beautiful, too. You have a gift!  What is the 
name of the frame color, and is it paint or powder coat?
Thanks,
Erl
Kensington, MD

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Re: [RBW] What high security locks are people locking their bikes with?

2019-04-23 Thread WETH
Patrick,
I have created an image in my mind of Towing chain securing your bike at 
Sprouts, but I would love a photo that also captures the tube covering the 
chain. 
Thanks,
Erl
Kensington, MD

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[RBW] Re: FS -- Bike Bags, Riv and other

2019-04-14 Thread WETH
Tom,
Sent an email last night to the email address you listed. Hoping you got it.  
I’m interested in the black saddlesack.
Thanks,
Erl

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[RBW] FS -- Bike Bags, Riv and other

2019-04-08 Thread WETH
Hi Tom,
Email sent about the large black Saddlesack.
Thanks,
Erl

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[RBW] F.S. Large Sackville saddlesack bags, Bosco Bullmoose

2019-03-16 Thread WETH
Oh, a rare black Saddlesack! Those don’t come up for sale often.
What size is the XO-3?
Thanks,
Erl

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[RBW] Gettin’ Cranky

2019-02-15 Thread WETH
Patrick,
Thank you! 
Curious if there is a temperature or trail condition at which you wouldn’t want 
to add/remove chain.
All the best,
Erl

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[RBW] Gettin’ Cranky

2019-02-15 Thread WETH
Patrick,
I’ve been following this with interest.  I also have no single/fixed speed 
background. I was following along with the flip hub concept, but am lost as to 
how 2-3 chainrings would work.  Chain tool to adjust chain length? Some other 
method I’m too obtuse to see that allows you to deal with cabin length when you 
change rings?  Sorry to make you explain the “ah ha”, but I’d love to 
understand more.
Thanks,
Erl

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[RBW] Kickstand tire rub

2019-02-12 Thread WETH
Hi Bob,
I had a similar issue with my 56cm Hunq and 650bx2.4 tires.  I called Riv and 
spoke to Roman.  He recommended a kickstand they used on Clems, if I remember 
correctly.  After searching for a few minutes he found one for me.
A pictures worth a 1,000 words: https://flic.kr/p/2a71pS1
So, I’d call Riv if you haven’t.
Best wishes,
Erl

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[RBW] WTT: My Choco Norm for Your Noodles (46cm)

2019-02-10 Thread WETH
Found! That was fast!!

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[RBW] WTT: My Choco Norm for Your Noodles (46cm)

2019-02-10 Thread WETH
Looking to trade my Choco norm bars for Nitto Noodle (46cm) bars.  Choco bars 
show signs of use, scratches, some tape residue.  See 
video:https://www.flickr.com/gp/86975051@N08/YuMAJ9
More photos on request.

Thanks,
Erl
Kensington, MD

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Re: [RBW] Re: 25th Anniversary Riv

2019-02-10 Thread WETH
(Apologies to those on email, but I seem to keep deleting my posts after 
posting them. Not sure what bus going on.)
Leah,
That’s an almost perfect wish list; I’d buy one!

Roberta,
My younger son rides that red Rosco and it looks even better in person!
https://flic.kr/p/29q4vKV

All the best,
Erl

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[RBW] Bullmoose Bars Make Brilliant AllWays Adventure Bars

2019-02-09 Thread WETH
Patrick,
That is a great review.  Your photos inspire.  
It appears Riv is out of stock, so I will await their restock to try a pair 
based on your review.
All the best,
Erl

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[RBW] Re: Rambouillet Refresh

2019-02-04 Thread WETH
Wow, well done! I’ve been following the progress as you post photos on the RBW 
Facebook group.  So glad you have it on the road again.  It looks beautiful.

Erl 
Kensington, MD

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[RBW] Cheviut? More like Chevi-awesome. Amiright?

2019-01-17 Thread WETH
Stephen,
So glad you are riding the heck out of that great bike.  You have it looking 
great!
For others, I bought Stephen’s 650b 56cm Hunq this summer after he sized up to 
a 58cm.  I thought it only right when it was time to release the 60cm Cheviot 
to give him the chance to buy it.  In addition to wonderful bikes, Riv has 
introduced this group and its members into my life.  What great gifts.  
All the best,
Erl

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[RBW] Re: Hunqapillar fender options

2019-01-05 Thread WETH
I too went with Woody’s wooden fenders on my Hunq over 650b x 2.3 tires. They 
fit well and look great.  I also split them for the install.
Photo: https://flic.kr/p/Lop7XK
All the best,
Erl

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[RBW] 650b vs. 700c Atlantis: anyone with experience?

2018-12-16 Thread WETH
Mark,
Another significant difference will be the chainstay length.  The new Atlantis 
has longer by 7cm.  I used to own an Atlantis, older style 56cm with 26” 
wheels.  I currently own a newer style 56cm Hunq with 650b wheels. The longer 
stays make for a more stable feeling ride. Others will be able to describe the 
difference  longer stays make more articulately. 
If you live near Washington DC you are welcome to test ride my 56cm Hunq.
Best wishes,
Erl
Kensington, MD

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Re: [RBW] How do you track your mileage?

2018-12-15 Thread WETH
I also use and recommend cyclemeter; it works well with my iPhone(s) over the 
years.  It’s free, though you can pay for more advanced features if you want 
them.
Erl
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[RBW] Re: Albastache Conversion--first ride review

2018-11-30 Thread WETH
APPROVE!
Good luck to your son with the college applications.  Both schools should be 
honored to admit him!

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[RBW] Re: Consumer Reports: Rivendell edition

2018-11-26 Thread WETH
Justin,
My experiences have been equally impressive, whether speaking and emailing 
with Grant about frames or talking with Roman about a kickstand that won't 
rub against a 650b x 2.3 tire on my Hunq.  It is remarkable and 
appreciated.  Now I need to complete the purchasing of some items sitting 
in my cart since late last week!
Erl


On Monday, November 26, 2018 at 12:41:26 PM UTC-5, Justin, Oakland wrote:
>
> Hey folks- 
> Just wanted to report on my recent product issue and resolution with Riv. 
>
> - Ordered a mug the day they came back in stock 
> - Delivered 2 days later 
> - Was sadly broken (I’m guessing in transit?) 
> - Emailed Will 
> - Panic purchased another one in case they sold out 
> - Will replied that they would replace & refund the 2nd order (making it 
> the replacement) 
> - ☕️  
>
>
> Too much gets written armchair quarterbacking and complaining about 
> companies, especially from their fans. Riv does a good job of customer 
> service and that’s awesome in this day and age. They do reasonable shipping 
> prices for good shipping that isn’t faster than can be done in a humane 
> fashion. They respond in a reasonable timeframe. I can’t imagine trying to 
> operate a business that does any mailorder in the age of PRIMENOWDRONEDROP 
> or do customer service in the age of CHATNOWGETADISCOUNTCODE. 
>
> Cheers to them as they enter both a busy and nerve wracking time of year 
> for any small business. 
>
> -Justin

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[RBW] Re: Whatbars.com

2018-11-23 Thread WETH
Thanks!!

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[RBW] Re: Whatbars.com

2018-11-23 Thread WETH
This is a great tool.  However, today when I went to compare two bars I 
couldn’t find Nitto albastache nor albatross bars.  I know they were there 
Wednesday because I was showing a friend.  I tried refreshing my browser.  
Thoughts? 
Thanks,
Erl Houston
Kensington, MD

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Re: [RBW] Not MUSA but Very Riv

2018-11-15 Thread WETH
Patrick,
I think they started as singular leg coverings tied together at the waist, 
similar to chaps.  I found this article fascinating and connects, though 
loosely, to riding (steel) horses and Grants Blahg post. 
https://www.sciencenews.org/article/first-pants-worn-horse-riders-3000-years-ago.
Erl

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Re: [RBW] Not MUSA but Very Riv

2018-11-14 Thread WETH
Dear Patrick,
I think it is pants from a pair of pants which is a shortened form of 
“pantaloons.”  Pantaloon was a singular leg cover hence a pair of pantaloons or 
“pants.”  I think the term eye glasses must have evolved similarly.
All the best,
Erl “Who explained Fortnight (the time span not the game) for a colleague 
today” Houston

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[RBW] Leo Roadini on Brevet--SFR Del Puerto Canyon 200k ride report

2018-11-04 Thread WETH
Bill,
Congratulations on your great day. Your descriptive prose had me climbing and 
descending with you.  Also thanks for your reasoned thoughts on Leo.
Erl
Kensington, MD

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[RBW] Chainstay and kickstand protection ideas using Newbaum's

2018-10-20 Thread WETH
The twine is really nice! I used electric tape the color of Newbaums instead of 
twine and it’s lasting into year 3.  It is now much faded from this photo of 
initial build.
https://flic.kr/p/MLzREY

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[RBW] Washington, D.C. Rides/Recommendations.

2018-10-19 Thread WETH
I would recommend these two trails for some biking.
http://bikewashington.org/canal/
https://www.crystalcity.org/_files/docs/mountvernontrailmap.pdf
Also some scenic biking to be done on the Mall around the monuments and museums.
I’d be happy to ride a bit with you if you are interested and if schedules 
allow. Email me off list if interested.  
Thanks,
Erl

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[RBW] Re: Quick removal of full-coverage fenders

2018-10-16 Thread WETH
Takashi,
That is awesome!  Did you create something similar on the front.
The video and photos are quite helpful.
With thanks,
Erl


On Tuesday, October 16, 2018 at 9:36:46 AM UTC-4, Takashi wrote:
>
> Forgot to add that I put SKS QR on rear dropout.
>
> Takashi
>
>
> Takashi wrote:
>>
>> Here's what I have on my Hunq:
>>
>> I bought a piece of metal at local hardware store and filed off some bit.
>> I attached it to the fender / kickstand mount on chainstays.
>>
>>
>> I inserted a T-nut to fender, and a wing bolt to the T-nut. (Some 
>> creativity will be required if your fenders are not wood.)
>>
>>
>> I bought an L-shaped piece of metal, filed off some bit, and attached it 
>> to the sliding clip (bridge hardware) of the fender.
>>
>>
>> I inserted a long (50mm?) bolt into the hole of seatstay bridge (inserted 
>> upward from under the bridge), and put some nuts, washers, and a wingnut.
>>
>>
>> ...And I can remove it without a tool!
>>
>> https://www.flickr.com/gp/77318553@N08/917NA3
>> (Sorry about lousy movie)
>>
>> Takashi
>>
>>
>> Tully Lanter wrote:
>>>
>>> My upcoming Clem will pull occasional MTB duty. Our trails tend to have 
>>> lots of sticks and vegetation, so I'll probably remove the fenders.
>>>
>>> Has anyone rigged up a way to attach fender brackets in some sort of 
>>> quick-release fashion? Perhaps hardware like this 
>>> 
>>>  has 
>>> potential, if the right sizes are available...
>>>
>>> (I'm aware of Speed-Ez and other truly QR fenders, but they lack both 
>>> width and overall coverage.)
>>>
>>

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[RBW] Gold Trail

2018-10-14 Thread WETH
Thanks!

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[RBW] Gold Trail

2018-10-14 Thread WETH
Patrick,
I think I should know this, but are those albastache bars?
Thanks,
Erl

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[RBW] Re: Gold Trail

2018-10-14 Thread WETH
“Cover shot” is spectacular! Thanks.

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[RBW] Therapeutic effects of night riding and eating

2018-10-13 Thread WETH
Andy,
Thank you for sharing this. The photos are great.  I particularly enjoyed your 
descriptions of riding familiar terrain at an unfamiliar time (in the dark).  
All the best,
Erl
Kensington, MD

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[RBW] Re: A Boy, A Bike, and A Benefactor

2018-10-10 Thread WETH
This is wonderful!
Thank you for sharing this.

On Wednesday, October 10, 2018 at 10:59:54 AM UTC-4, Bicycle Belle Ding 
Ding! wrote:
>
> A Boy, A Bike, and A Benefactor: A True and Heartwarming Rivendell Tale 
>
> If you are living here and now, you probably notice a scarcity of kindness 
> and generosity. You aren’t sure how we got here and how to change it, and 
> also, you’re exhausted. What can we really do? This is a story that turns 
> one’s typical experience on its head - a story that takes the word kind and 
> stretches it, tests it, transforms it. In this story, we see the word 
> kindness become generosity. 
>
> Generous. When was the last time someone was generous with you? So 
> generous you stood there, nonplussed and humbled? Merriam-Webster defines 
> the word generous as “liberal in giving: openhanded.” I will tack onto that 
> definition from the Book of Leah: “giving until it pinches a bit; the kind 
> of giving that costs one something; giving without expectation for 
> something in return; a higher form of kindness.” (Also, there would be some 
> stuff about Jesus in there, but this is not that forum so I will refrain, 
> but it will be hard.) 
>
> Where you find generosity, there you will find kindness, also. 
>
> This is a story about a benefactor. This is a story about a boy. And 
> finally, this is a story about a bike. Your icing on the cake: this is a 
> story about a convergence of the three. 
>
> I had found myself in need of a bigger bike for my 12 year old son, Ethan. 
> He had ridden his Specialized Hotrock from 1st grade until now, his 7th 
> grade year. In kid years, that’s a coon’s age to have ridden one bike. We 
> ride to school every week, 2 miles one way, and we need  dependable, 
> quality bikes to do it. Bikes for pre-teens are rare as hen’s teeth; but 
> you know this. The company I was depending on for a kids’ bicycle had 
> suddenly closed its doors, so I turned to the Riv List, as is my custom. 
> Though disappointed about losing my first choice, I knew I’d be shown the 
> right places to shop, and be on my way with the problem solved. 
>
> This is exactly what happened. I reached out, people were kind, I took a 
> recommendation, and I ordered a bike with a bullet-proof return policy. 
> Several days went by, and then one night I decided to clean out my email. 
> In my Junk folder, there was an email I had never seen, from several days 
> prior, and this is what it said: 
>
> “If you are second guessing yourself, and humble enough to accept a 
> generous gift for one of my favorite riding families; if you would accept a 
> 45cm Clem to pass down to your boys I would happily cover the difference 
> between the Woom you ordered and the mini Clem to help RBW. My only request 
> is that if you accept; to keep me anonymous.” 
>
> Let that sink in. Do you know what he’s saying? Look again...read it a few 
> times...see if you can believe it. He had to spell it out for me when I 
> couldn’t get my mind around it. Emails. A phone call: Take the money you 
> planned to spend on the other bike; put it into a little Clem, the rest is 
> covered. This is a Benefactor, proposing a deal that costs him to bless 
> another. An openhanded giver, giving so that it pinches. 
>
> When was the last time someone was generous to you? 
>
> Once I understood, there was a choice to make. What did the Benefactor 
> ask? Am I humble enough to accept a generous offer - that was his question. 
> Reflexively: I am not, and this is pride. I don’t deserve a Benefactor. I 
> didn’t earn this bike. I haven’t done anything for this man. I won’t likely 
> have a chance to repay him for his kindness. How can I make it equal? Fair 
> to him? Say no, said my pride. 
>
> When was the last time someone was generous to you? Did you allow it? 
>
> So we spoke on the phone. We had a lovely discussion about who he is and 
> how he arrived at this idea, and why he sent the email. Then I realized: my 
> Benefactor wasn’t looking to make it equal. He was aiming for quite the 
> opposite. 
>
> When was the last time someone took less so you could have more? 
>
> I spoke to Ethan this morning, asked him what he thought. It was Christmas 
> in October around here - there was actual jumping for joy. “I never thought 
> I’d have a Rivendell!”  Humbled, I agreed to the deal. Our Benefactor took 
> care of everything. He made the call, placed the order, sent me an email 
> with an order confirmation, and now there’s a little silver mini-Clem, 
> pony-like and lovely, with a boy’s name on it, sent from a Benefactor he 
> can never repay. 
>
> When was the last time you were generous to someone who would never repay 
> you? 
>
> Today, inexplicably, we were on the receiving end of a grand gesture. I 
> don’t know that our Benefactor can truly know the depths at which we feel 
> this. I will tell this story, keep his secret, and he will read about it. 
> There will be photos of Peterson boys in coming years on a 

[RBW] Re: Billie bar / choco bar

2018-10-04 Thread WETH
Jason,
I switched from albatross to flipped albastache bars, so I get a bit of 
rise.  The position of the brake levers keep my hands forward like on a 
flat bar, but I can hold the bars on the swept back portion when I want to 
be more upright.  Photos: https://flic.kr/p/MX3cbk,  
https://flic.kr/p/J3MSau
Best wishes,
Erl

On Wednesday, October 3, 2018 at 1:45:07 PM UTC-4, J L wrote:
>
> Hello rivsters, 
>
> I have been looking for a new upright bar. I love love love albatross bars 
> with the handles angled down about 10° - that is the end of the bars point 
> toward the rear hub. 
>
> What are peoples experience with the billie and choco bars? They look 
> similar to albatross but with less rise. I want to try one of them set up 
> almost like a flat bar with swept back handles. I am looking for a slightly 
> more swept back Jitensha bar (nitto b2522). I plan to cut the bar ends to 
> the length I want. 
>
> Thoughts? Other options. 
>
> Thanks 
> Jason

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[RBW] Aspen Aurora

2018-09-18 Thread WETH
Patrick,
you capture the light perfectly in this set of photographs!  What a beautiful 
place.  Your posts often, and this one in particular, remind me of one of my 
favorite Wendell Berry poems:

i   
Make a place to sit down.   
Sit down. Be quiet.   
You must depend upon   
affection, reading, knowledge,   
skill—more of each   
than you have—inspiration,   
work, growing older, patience,   
for patience joins time   
to eternity. Any readers   
who like your poems,   
doubt their judgment.   

ii   
Breathe with unconditional breath   
the unconditioned air.   
Shun electric wire.   
Communicate slowly. Live   
a three-dimensioned life;   
stay away from screens.   
Stay away from anything   
that obscures the place it is in.   
There are no unsacred places;   
there are only sacred places   
and desecrated places.   

iii   
Accept what comes from silence.   
Make the best you can of it.   
Of the little words that come   
out of the silence, like prayers   
prayed back to the one who prays,   
make a poem that does not disturb   
the silence from which it came.

Safe travels,
Erl

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[RBW] Re: Introduction from RBW fans in NZ

2018-09-17 Thread WETH
Chris,
Congratulations on the new Hunq.  Having owned an LHT and several Rivs, the 
Hunq is my absolute favorite.  I look forward to seeing photos when you 
have them completed.
All the best,
Erl

On Monday, September 17, 2018 at 1:08:26 AM UTC-4, Chris in NZ wrote:
>
> Hello everybody 
>
> I’ve been a member of this forum for a while but haven’t had much to 
> contribute so far aside from the odd comment on a couple of threads. 
> However, I thought I would introduce myself in anticipation of a post in 
> the coming weeks once I assemble a couple of dream bikes (Hunqapillars for 
> myself and my partner!) 
>
>  My partner and I live in Dunedin, New Zealand, and we are avid 
> commuter/utility riders as well as occasional cycle tourists. We currently 
> ride LHTs, have recently bought for short trips and we have a beautiful 
> sage Hubbuhubbuh. 
>
> I had my adult rediscovery of bikes a few years ago when I quit what I was 
> doing, bought the LHT and spent four months touring NZ. During that tour I 
> met a guy riding a bike unlike any I had seen at that point, and until I 
> saw that it had modern Shimano components, I believed must have been a 
> relic.. What really made an impression on me was that he seemed to glide 
> along the road rather than ride and couldn’t believe riding a bike could be 
> so joyous (as much as I enjoyed riding my LHT). I wrote down the word 
> “Atlantis”, and when I finally had a chance to google it, I fell headlong 
> into the Rivendell universe! I found out recently from an old blug that 
> this was Caddie Mike  - if you’re on here Mike, thanks! 
>
> I met my partner shortly after I finished that tour and indoctrinated her 
> into cycling for fun and utility, eventually built her a LHT also, and we 
> both ended up with Albatross bars and a longing for a Rivendell bike... 
> We thought the HHH might sate us but ultimately we both needed singles 
> too! We pushed the button on two Hunqs in January and just received them. 
> Once I’ve got them assembled I’ll report back... 
>
> Chris

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[RBW] 56 & 58 Hunq standover with max tire?

2018-09-16 Thread WETH
Measured mine right in front of bottom bracket.

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[RBW] 56 & 58 Hunq standover with max tire?

2018-09-16 Thread WETH
The 56 with 650b x 2.4 Continental x-kings is 82.5 cm.
This is Stephen’s former Hunq of which I am now the proud owner!

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Re: [RBW] Re: Is 7 cm the shortest Tallux extension?

2018-09-07 Thread WETH
If you need a lot of height try this 
one:https://americancyclery.com/products/nitto-technomics-280mm-1-quill-stem-26-0-clamp
I used it on a bike and had no issue ordering from American  Cyclery. 

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[RBW] Upright bars and romulus

2018-08-30 Thread WETH
Dear Dennis,

I have and really enjoy the ride: https://flic.kr/p/22KjYfJ
If you have further questions let me know.  
More photos of the bike here: https://www.flickr.com/gp/86975051@N08/7913Q8

All the best,
Erl

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[RBW] Hilltrek Ventile Cotton Analogy Sale

2018-08-28 Thread WETH
I have been eyeing those.  Thanks for heads up on the discount.  Might still be 
a bit too pricey for my budget, but I have a few days to ponder.  Do you have 
the smock?  Did you size up to allow layering underneath or does the garment 
fit loose in your recommended size (going by chest measurement)?
Thanks again

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[RBW] Summer’s Wild Rumpus

2018-08-27 Thread WETH
Patrick,
Thanks for sharing the beautiful photos of your adventures.  You do have an 
amazing backyard in which to ramble and write.  I will now think of you as Max, 
King of the Wild Things!
Erl

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[RBW] Full brimmed hat recommendations

2018-08-20 Thread WETH
I really like Shelta hats.  The front of the brim is stiff like a baseball cap. 
 https://www.sheltahats.com. 
Good luck in the quest.
Erl

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[RBW] Re: Chirping rear hub

2018-08-13 Thread WETH
Tony,
I bring a few old bearings to my LBS and they sell me the correct size.  I 
always buy a few more than I need cause they are more elusive than socks in the 
dryer!
All the best,
Erl

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[RBW] Need 'dark' theme parts recommendations for MIT Atlantis

2018-08-12 Thread WETH
I’ve had good luck getting black albatross and black bosco bars from Blue Lug. 
You do pay premium for shipping, but the service is great.  They seem to carry 
many nice black parts including stems.
https://global.bluelug.com/nitto-technomic-stem-black-special-12472.html
Good luck,
Erl

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[RBW] A four hour (over two days) ride on the Great Allegheny Passage

2018-08-10 Thread WETH
Roberta,
Thanks for sharing your experiences.  Your photographs and descriptions brought 
back great memories of my trips on the GAP.  I am so glad you enjoyed your time 
on the trail.  
All the best,
Erl

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[RBW] Ride Report - 600-mile tour on Joe Appaloosa

2018-07-30 Thread WETH
Brad,
Congrats on an epic journey and such a cool way to travel to a conference.  
Your description of the C this summer is spot on! What a mess.  So glad you 
made the best of it.  Thanks for sharing the trip experience and your 
impressions of the Joe A.
All the best,
Erl

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[RBW] OT - Wooden Boat Build Complete (and the paint matches my Saluki!)

2018-07-30 Thread WETH
Dear Tony,
Congratulations on finishing this beautiful boat.  I enjoyed hearing about your 
progress this spring.  I can’t wait to see it in person.  Perhaps you need a 
way to carry the Saluki on the boat, too.  Again, great work.
All the best,
Erl

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[RBW] Help me diagnose chain slip cause?

2018-07-23 Thread WETH
I had a the exact problem and took bike to my LBS. They said that I didn’t have 
my cable properly affixed to Altus. He routed it “properly” and things worked 
well.
Good luck,
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[RBW] Bicycle Commuting

2018-07-21 Thread WETH
Doug,
Yes, any Riv would handle the task well.  Having commuted (8 hilly miles each 
way) on an LHT, Atlantis, Romulus, and a Cheviot, my favorite is the Cheviot 
with Little Big Ben tires, fenders, rear saddlesack and a front basket. A 
wonderful bike all around.
Good luck,
Erl

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[RBW] Re: Is the Roadeo gone?

2018-07-21 Thread WETH
https://www.rivbike.com/pages/rivendell-models-1
This link from the frame page seems to indicate the Rodeo can be a special 
order.

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[RBW] google group recommendations

2018-07-19 Thread WETH
Joe,
It is “Bicycle Lifestyle”; still around but gets less traffic than some of the 
others mentioned.  It’s a great resource for questions and issues with dynamo 
lights.
Erl 

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[RBW] google group recommendations

2018-07-19 Thread WETH
I also belong to the “650b” group and “Classic Rendezvous lightweight vintage 
bicycles“ group.

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[RBW] heard a song that reminded me of my Riv bikes

2018-07-16 Thread WETH
Guy Clark is a legend.  For those wanting a good intro to his music and 
songwriting, I recommend this album of Guy Clark songs covered by other 
artists: 
http://americansongwriter.com/2012/01/guy-clark-this-one’s-for-him-a-tribute-to-guy-clark/

Yes, that song reminds me of my Rivs too!
Erl

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[RBW] WTB: 650b/27.5 rear wheel

2018-07-13 Thread WETH
For my new-to-me Hunqapillar:
-135 rear spacing
-36 holes preferred 
-8 speed cassette comparable 
-used ok, but not abused

Open to a wheel set but really just need the rear.
Someone perhaps upgrading their Rivendell budget 650B wheels?

Thanks,
Erl 
Washington DC area

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[RBW] 59 650b Hunqapillar-New F/F/HS/BB Day

2018-07-12 Thread WETH
That is perfect! I look forward to seeing many photos on Instagram of your 
adventures with this bike.
Erl

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[RBW] New Bike Day!

2018-07-10 Thread WETH
Beautiful! Enjoy!

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[RBW] Ride Report - HHH W Overnighter and Beer Sampling Adventure

2018-07-07 Thread WETH
Tony,
Thanks for a wonderful report on the trip and the bike!  I am glad to learn how 
well everything went.  I also had no idea there were so many places for liquid 
refreshment along that trail!
Erl

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Re: [RBW] FS: 56cm Rivendell Road - $875

2018-07-06 Thread WETH
As a previous owner of this frame, I will add that photos never do justice to 
the paint job.  There is a subtle sparkle in the silver/grey that is hard to 
capture in a photograph.  Also, Chris made our transaction a pleasant 
experience, like everyone else here with whom I have bought, sold, or traded 
items.
Erl 

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[RBW] OT: Frankenbar sighting

2018-07-05 Thread WETH
Good eye! I was sontransfixed by the bars that I overlooked that!

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[RBW] What do Rivendell Riders wear for cycling caps?

2018-07-04 Thread WETH
This year I’ve been wearing a Shelta hat 
https://www.sheltahats.com/products/the-firebird
The front brim is stiff like a ball cap while the surrounding wide brim is soft 
like a Tilley.  So far, it stays on my head at 20+ mph descents and keeps sun 
off my ears and neck.  They have different styles with varying widths in the 
side.
Erl

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[RBW] Re: Dogs on Rivs -- leash "wand"?

2018-07-03 Thread WETH
Patrick,
I sent you a private email, but I will elaborate here.  I own the Wally-dog 
device in your Amazon link.  I used it half a dozen times for a strong 70 lbs 
Labrador.  It worked well and as advertised.  It kept him from getting under 
wheel.  Some training is needed in getting your dog to “heel” and “stop” 
especially big dogs.  In the end, my dog was too strong physically and stubborn 
for me to safely use it with him.  For a smaller, better trained canine, it 
would work well.  I clamped it to my seatpost with no problem.
Thanks,
Erl

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[RBW] N+4?

2018-07-02 Thread WETH
Rod,
Congrats on the new Atlantis, and the other three bikes in your build queue are 
great too!  I always find it comforting to have a build project waiting when 
the time/weather is right. 
I wish Riv put the truss on the 56cm Atlantis too; I’d buy one in a heartbeat.  
I really like the look of the curved second top tube in the 59cm.  
I look forward to photos as you work your way through the builds!
Erl

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[RBW] I got a new Clem!

2018-06-29 Thread WETH
Congratulations, Joe!  That color looks great.  Will this be a candidate for 
another e-conversion?
Enjoy the ride!
Erl

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[RBW] Recent Hunq Trip on the Erie

2018-06-28 Thread WETH
Marc, 
I enjoyed your description and photographs.  The Erie looks to be a far better 
experience than I’ve gathered from other online reading.  Did you find any 
resources particularly helpful in trip planning and navigating that you’d 
recommend, especially that indicate free camping options?
Thanks,
Erl

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Re: [RBW] Re: 58 Appaloosa Build (a tale of two bike frames)

2018-06-25 Thread WETH
Thanks! Most helpful!
Glad it’s all working out so well.

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Re: [RBW] Re: 58 Appaloosa Build (a tale of two bike frames)

2018-06-25 Thread WETH
Hugh,
How does the standover height work? According to the geometry charts a 58 Joe 
has a standover height of 87cm.  I run a 75.5 seat height but my PBH is 
86-87cm.  With the sloaping toptube, is the standover height a bit lower if 
measured right in front of the saddle?
Thanks.

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[RBW] Smokey with a chance of Scattered Showers

2018-06-21 Thread WETH
The photo:” Climbing through the columbine” is iconic. Another great 
photograph!  I’ll be curious to Leland how you like the Steilacoom tires.
Thanks,
Erl

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[RBW] 59cm MIT Atlantis build and (short) ride report

2018-06-21 Thread WETH
That is beautiful! Thanks for the preliminary ride report and photos. I wish 
the second top tube came on the smaller sizes. It looks great!

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[RBW] 650b vs 700c wide tite thoughts needed.

2018-06-20 Thread WETH
Dear Lum, 
I assume you are thinking of converting a bike from 700c to 650b.  I’ve 
converted two bikes: a riv road and Romulus.  I ride Fatty Rumpkins 650bx41 on 
the Romulus.  Handling feels more stable and the wider tires make for a more 
comfortable ride.  In terms of safety, I compensated for lower bottom bracket 
height by changing my crank arm length from 170 to 165.  I liked the feel of 
165 so much I changed to that crank length on my Cheviot too.  Finally don’t 
forget you will likely need to switch brakes if your bike uses center/side 
pulls.
Happy to answer other questions.
Erl 

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[RBW] HHH tool kit and other brainstorming

2018-06-19 Thread WETH
Tony,
Excited to learn the HHH is coming along and you are planning more adventures 
on it.
Not much to add to your list except:
-Sunscreen: always keep a container in my bike bags.
-ziplock bags (sandwich and larger size) for stowing my phone or camera in if I 
get caught in a deluge or need to ride through one. ( larger trash bag 
too-always keep one in my large saddle sack.
-chain lube small bottle. My chain never fails to squeak on a longer outing.  
Given you and I share drive train maintenance philosophy, I like to have some 
lube to quiet things as needed.
All the best,
Erl

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[RBW] Bikepacking Kit

2018-06-16 Thread WETH
Thanks for sharing your kit.  Quite helpful.
Erl 

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[RBW] Re: MTB hints in yesterday's Blahg?

2018-06-13 Thread WETH
>From today’s email: “Just know that it's a Riv thru and thru, it will have a 
>superior form of disc brake that utilizes the rim for maximum leverage and 
>light weight, it will be rigid, steel & human powered, and it will use an 
>existing wheel size with plenty of tire choices. A little more heavy-duty than 
>a Clem.”
This sounds perfect to me; I am saving my pennies to be ready next spring!

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[RBW] Re: Bikepacking the Smokey Mountains of the Colorado Rockies

2018-06-11 Thread WETH
Patrick,
I thoroughly enjoyed reading about the adventure as well as your writing 
and photography.
Erl

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> In which I ride through nearly every ecosystem Colorado has, wonder if I’m 
> in the Smokey Mountains instead, encounter deer, bear, wild ass, pronghorn 
> antelope, heard elk, and if my cloths got dirty I had plenty of washboard 
> to scrub them clean. Grin.
> https://thegrid.ai/withabandon/fixed-gear-bikepacking-the-colorado-rockies
>
> With abandon,
> Patrick
>
> www.CredoFamily.org
> www.MindYourHeadCoop.org
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[RBW] Re: Ride Report--La Ruta Loca 200k

2018-06-11 Thread WETH
Multi-talented family.  Thanks for sharing the write-up and great video!

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> Like it or not, I did manage to make my music video.  It's easier to 
> motivate oneself to gather the footage if you have a concept ahead of 
> time.  For me, 'concept' means a song.  The song is my own bootleg 
> recording of "Kopi Luwak", played by the El Cerrito High School Jazz 
> Ensemble.  My son Henry plays trombone for the jazz ensemble.  Check it out 
> if you like.  It's about 5:30 in length.
>
>  Youtube link 
>
> Bill Lindsay
> El Cerrito, CA
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[RBW] What frame and build set make you a safer, slower rider?

2018-06-02 Thread WETH
Ps: fatter tires help too. You don’t have to worry about the smaller potholes 
and other road debris as much. 38s or larger.

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[RBW] What frame and build set make you a safer, slower rider?

2018-06-02 Thread WETH
John,
I would say it’s more handlebar dependent than frame, as most Riv frames ride 
well with swept back bars.  I find handlebars that sweep back allow for a more 
relaxed upright riding position, while also allowing for a more aggressive 
riding style when gripped closer to the stem.  Think albatross, bosco, Billie 
bars et al.  I find my Cheviot with swept back bars allows me to ride slowly 
and steadily in congested areas and then to ride more aggressively when 
conditions allow.
Photos here: https://flickr.com/photos/86975051@N08/sets/72157665232090983
I think any frame and bar combo that allows more upright riding will fullfill 
your goal.  You might have to experiment a bit with bar choice, but that’s part 
of the fun!
All the best,
Erl

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[RBW] How I came to own, and enjoy, a Clem Smith Jr

2018-05-29 Thread WETH
Welcome. That’s a great introduction and write up. Enjoy the Clem.
Erl
Kensington, MD

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[RBW] Re: Riding without fenders on Rivs reviews needed.

2018-05-19 Thread WETH
I no longer own this bike, but for a while it had no fenders or racks.  I can’t 
speak to riding it in rain without fenders because I never did.
https://flic.kr/p/RVTfEU

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[RBW] Re: Sprung Spring

2018-05-17 Thread WETH
Patrick,
Delightful photographs and prose.  Thanks for brightening my day and 
reminding me to enjoy riding regardless of the conditions.
Thanks,
Erl

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> In which aspens unfurl their leaves overnight, hawks are hawkish and 
> without skill I photograph one, and flowers are in focus, some of them, the 
> one who made it here.
> https://thegrid.ai/withabandon/sprung-spring
>
> With abandon,
> Patrick
>
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[RBW] Re: Ram in the Dirt

2018-05-17 Thread WETH
Matt,
Great photos.  It is great how versatile Rivs are and how they can 
adequately handle so many different riding conditions.
We are on day 5 of constant rain in the mid-Atlantic, so your sunny photos 
are a nice antidote.
Thanks,
Erl

On Thursday, May 17, 2018 at 12:24:02 AM UTC-4, Matt wrote:
>
> In 2003 the only bike I owned was a mid-70s 3-speed Raleigh Sport that I 
> rode to work every day and locked up on the street. Somehow I got my hands 
> on a Reader, Grant's philosophy resonated with me and next thing I knew I 
> had a blue Ram. I didn't know the first thing about tire sizes and riding 
> styles but I knew the Ram was comfortable and it could take fenders and I 
> was only ever going to ride on pavement on the east coast, so I put 28s on 
> it and never looked back. Many, many years later and now I'm on the west 
> coast and I know a lot more about bikes and I also know about fire roads. 
> So I finally hung the fenders up and maxed out the tires and wouldn't you 
> know it, but Los Angeles has miles and miles of dirt roads (doesn't hurt 
> that LA covers a massive area). Took a ride a few weeks back that looks 
> downright country but happened to be in the second largest city in the US.
>
> I still have that Raleigh, btw, and it's still perfect for leaving outside.
>
> https://photos.app.goo.gl/QPUjLMgJOP8jEhx22
>

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[RBW] Re: Balance Bike Delight

2018-05-05 Thread WETH
Mike,
Put a smile on my face reading about it.

Patrick,
Congrats on the whole family being ready for Clementines!

10 years ago my youngest was struggling to ride a bike.  I wasn’t clued into to 
balance bikes, so I picked up a 2 wheel razor scooter for $5 at a yard sale.  
He learned the principles of balance riding that and then took effortlessly  to 
a two wheel bike.

All the best,
Erl

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[RBW] Your favorite Rivendell?

2018-05-02 Thread WETH
I’ve owned four: Early generation Atlantis, Road Standard, Romulus converted to 
650b, and a Cheviot.
I sold the Atlantis and the Road.
The Cheviot is my favorite.  It is stable and smooth. It can handle a load well 
and fits 700x50 Big Bens with fenders (some hacking required).

I’m with Joe on dreaming about a red Cheviot with Wilbury lugs!!

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[RBW] Anyone remember Flickr?

2018-04-21 Thread WETH
I’ve been a Smugmug and Flickr user for years.  I can’t say enough good things 
about Smugmug. It is worth the money for my purposes.  I am curious about what 
this acquisition will mean.

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[RBW] WTB: Black Saddlesack Large or Medium

2018-03-22 Thread WETH
Black medium Saddlesack procured.  Thanks to all who sent me leads and offers.  
With appreciation,
Erl 

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[RBW] Loooong dropouts on that 1999 Joe Starck custom fixed gofast

2018-03-21 Thread WETH
Patrick,
That looks great.  I look forward to photos once built up and your ride 
impressions.
Love that color!
Erl

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[RBW] Well, Here’s a Spot of Snow

2018-03-19 Thread WETH
Patrick,
What a fun adventure!  The last photo is spectacular and iconic! 
Erl

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[RBW] Re: Leaning into the Ides of March

2018-03-15 Thread WETH
Patrick,
Thanks.  That is a great piece of clothing.  I may have to get one.
Erl

On Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at 6:08:05 PM UTC-4, Deacon Patrick wrote:
>
> Thanks, Erl. It’s Schaefer Ranchwear’s Mesquite Vest. I’ve personally 
> proven it is barbwire and decomposed granite proof, as well as wind proof. 
> It makes a great core wind blocker, which around here in sprink and autumn 
> is key for managing warmth/moisture when idiototically climbing and 
> descending. Doesn’t crinkle or make noise like nylon. I love it. 
> https://www.schaefer-ranchwear.com/315-mesquite-vest.html 
>
> With abandon, 
> Patrick

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[RBW] Re: Oops!... I Did It Again (eRiv)

2018-03-14 Thread WETH
Joe,
That Cheviot is looking beautiful and as if it were made to fit that 
motor!  
Erl

On Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at 7:50:02 PM UTC-4, Joe Bernard wrote:
>
> Whelp, I wasn't going to do it then I did it. The first chink in the armor 
> was I bought Deacon Patrick's Bike Friday Haul-a-Day and put a kit on it. 
> It's a great grocery hauler and a good platform for the juice, but as an 
> unloaded "just ride" bike it's a bit quirky. Every time I rode it I 
> couldn't help thinking "Man, this kit on my Cheviot would be great!" 
>
> Then I got to thinking about my Pashley Clubman road bike with Paul Racer 
> brakes. It's a great bike, but with the Chev as my "regular bike" I just 
> wasn't using the Pashley. So I ordered another mid-drive kit and got to 
> parts swapping. Now the Chev - with it's long wheelbase and excellent, 
> predictable handling - is my non-quirky "just ride" ebike, and the Pashley 
> got the Paul Melvin tensioner to match its brakes for a nice, light British 
> 2-speed with Albastache Bars, one Suntour bar-end and an old Mavic 
> derailer. 
>
> I did my first shakedown ride on eChev today (it's been raining, sorry for 
> the low-light pics) and hoo boy is it fun! Realistically it's overpowered 
> on full boost (the no warranty frame warranty is now definitely a no), but 
> I wouldn't ride something like this that way. With the Pedal Assist System 
> on a low setting it cruises along very nicely, like a Riv with a really 
> good tailwind. 
>
> This wasn't the original plan when I bought the frame, but I'm really 
> happy with how all three bikes have turned out now. Pics!
>
> https://photos.app.goo.gl/e3xXX701DfqcRihA3
>
> Joe Bernard
>
>

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[RBW] Re: Leaning into the Ides of March

2018-03-14 Thread WETH
Patrick,
Beautiful and inspirational as always. Thanks.
What can you share about the tan vest you are wearing in the photos?
Thanks,
Erl


On Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at 4:57:14 PM UTC-4, Deacon Patrick wrote:
>
> In which I ride out at 25˚F to and around part of Rampart Reservoir and 
> admire the snow on Pikes Peak and ride back down to where it’s 60˚F. Boiled 
> wool proved its worth, as ever. Grin.
>
> https://thegrid.ai/withabandon/leaning-into-the-ides-of-march 
> 
>
> With abandon,
> Patrick
>
> www.CredoFamily.org
> www.MindYourHeadCoop.org
>

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