[RBW] Any recommendations on a Atlantis wannabe?

2014-06-24 Thread 'Clayton' via RBW Owners Bunch
I own an Atlantis and it has been my favorite bike, ever. I bought the frame new in '99 or so and it has been my main transportation since then. I love the fit and am trying to find an inexpensive frame, such as an old chromoly Mt. Bike frame, that has close to the same geometry for my

[RBW] Re: Cover of Bicycle Times Magazine

2014-07-24 Thread 'Clayton' via RBW Owners Bunch
Jones bars. He is in Oregon and makes some very cool bikes. I run the bars on my Ibis HD. (Wood chippers on my Atlantis) The bars are very nice, although a little heavy but give lots or room for your hands to roam and a huge area to put lights, GPS, bells etc. Clay On Wednesday, July 23, 2014

[RBW] Re: Crane bell metals and quick reviews. Forget frame metals discussion. Lets talk bells!

2014-07-27 Thread 'Clayton' via RBW Owners Bunch
Spurcycle makes the best bell I have found. It is really nice, however it does not have quite the classic look as a brass bell. It is stunning in it's perfection and tooling. I have one on my Atlantis and have ordered another for my mountain bike. Expensive for a bell, but worth it. Clay On

[RBW] Re: Continental Divide 4 day Bikepack

2014-08-01 Thread 'Clayton' via RBW Owners Bunch
Thanks Patrick. Great photos. Adventure! Clayton -- 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 rbw-owners-bunch+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. To post

[RBW] Re: The Rivendell Bike Weight Thread

2014-08-05 Thread 'Clayton' via RBW Owners Bunch
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-8hHXOS8apfs/U-EpEAW5TbI/ADA/67rjfKUlDpA/s1600/IMG_1930.JPG 36.6 Lbs for my Atlantis with fenders, Nitto mini front rack, Tubus front and rear racks, Brooks special, USE suspension seatpost, rear mount kickstand and two (one medium and one small) home

[RBW] Re: The Rivendell Bike Weight Thread

2014-08-06 Thread 'Clayton' via RBW Owners Bunch
When I had my frame powder coated, I called Riv up for frame decals, but the only ones they could provide are the fragile decals that need a clear coat, which I didn't want to do. I found an online company that makes custom frame decals that you can design yourself. I have forgotten the name

[RBW] Re: Do you ride your drop bars above, at, or below saddle height on your Rivbikes?

2014-08-07 Thread 'Clayton' via RBW Owners Bunch
l have had 3 back surgeries and 3 carpal tunnel / elbow surgeries so I have to run my bars (Salsa Woodchippers) HIGH. I use a Nitto Dirt Drop stem (10cm) at max extension (It took a little modification of the stem to allow the tight bends of the Woodchipper to fit through). So far my Atlantis

[RBW] Rivendell has let me down.

2014-08-11 Thread 'Clayton' via RBW Owners Bunch
I ordered a set of Resurrectio stickers. They sent me the not tough ones that go under the clear coat rather than the ones I ordered which were the tough ones that go over the clear coat. As I was applying the seat tube sticker it shattered. I contacted Riv, and they said since I had already

[RBW] Re: Rivendell has let me down.

2014-08-12 Thread 'Clayton' via RBW Owners Bunch
*Brian from Riv has sent me new stickers free of charge. Thank you Rivendell. You stick by your customers and make things right. * *I need to say, I love my Atlantis. Honestly, it is the best all around bike I have ever owned. If you are on the fence about buying a Rivendell, just buy one. You

[RBW] Re: NITTO Mark's Rack and Berthoud adjustable rack and VO Randonner rack.

2014-10-13 Thread 'Clayton' via RBW Owners Bunch
I had a Marks rack. I found it to be heavy (lots of fasteners) and very flexy. Clay -- 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

[RBW] Re: Any other front racks for sidepulls besides VO Rando/Mark's/Berthoud?

2014-10-24 Thread 'Clayton' via RBW Owners Bunch
*I use a Nitto M12. Light and strong...* On Thursday, October 23, 2014 8:37:43 PM UTC-7, lungimsam wrote: Those attaching to fork braze-ons or p-clamps, but not long legged racks...don't wanna attach to dropouts or down in the fork blade curves. Was wondering if its just these three for

[RBW] Re: Nitto big front rack q / hello

2014-11-09 Thread 'Clayton' via RBW Owners Bunch
Hunquapiller is nice! I bought a New Nitto Front Rack and just got done installing it. P-clamps are a pain but they are the best solution overall. Only one bolt on each side. Less flex than having long arms. Lighter, stiffer, cleaner look etc. When I had my Atlantis repainted I had some barrel

[RBW] Re: Wheel Stabilizer or no?

2014-11-13 Thread 'Clayton' via RBW Owners Bunch
Cecily, I read your post and designed a simple contraption for my Atlantis. I recently bought a Nitto big front rack from Riv and it flops! It was easy to make. I had a frame bag that I made, so I used that to anchor and store the elastic backed strap when not in use. Mine is anchored on one

[RBW] Re: Favorite weather to ride in.

2015-01-02 Thread 'Clayton' via RBW Owners Bunch
Last winter it was around -20 F for a couple of weeks or so. I have no car, just my bikes, so I spent serious coin on proper clothing; New google/prescription eyewear to keep my eyes from tearing, wool, down, soft shell pants, Bern winter helmet, Wolvhammer boots and so forth. I grow a

Re: [RBW] Re: Compass 26 × 1.75 Feedback requested

2015-01-22 Thread 'Clayton' via RBW Owners Bunch
on most surfaces. -Tim On Thu, Jan 22, 2015 at 12:21 PM, 'Clayton' via RBW Owners Bunch rbw-owne...@googlegroups.com javascript: wrote: Whenever a tire thread comes up, I have to chime in on the Intense cycles micro knobby. My favorite tire *ever* for the touring I do. It is very light, wide

Re: [RBW] Re: Compass 26 × 1.75 Feedback requested

2015-01-22 Thread 'Clayton' via RBW Owners Bunch
, and still sure-footed on most surfaces. -Tim On Thu, Jan 22, 2015 at 12:21 PM, 'Clayton' via RBW Owners Bunch rbw-owne...@googlegroups.com javascript: wrote: Whenever a tire thread comes up, I have to chime in on the Intense cycles micro knobby. My favorite tire *ever* for the touring I

[RBW] Re: Compass 26 × 1.75 Feedback requested

2015-01-22 Thread 'Clayton' via RBW Owners Bunch
Whenever a tire thread comes up, I have to chime in on the Intense cycles micro knobby. My favorite tire *ever* for the touring I do. It is very light, wide (2.10 or so), and rolls like silk. Pump 'em up and they go zoomy. Make 'em soft and they are very comfy off road. I like 'em more than

[RBW] Re: Atlantis or Hunq - what's the real difference?

2015-02-12 Thread 'Clayton' via RBW Owners Bunch
I met an ex-employee of Rivendell, and we talked a bit. I bought my Atlantis in '98 or so. He said, You have one of the good ones. The newer Atlantis is made from heavier, cheaper tube sets. I love my Atlantis. Would I love a new one as much? Probably. Would I buy a new Atlantis? Maybe. --

[RBW] Re: Riv handlebars and back pain-your experience?

2015-02-18 Thread 'Clayton' via RBW Owners Bunch
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-PExA0xksNmU/VOS2vl0VSjI/ADQ/BgtlPdyjRGg/s1600/IMG_2116.JPG I have always run a suspension seat past since my first back surgery. The small hits take a toll. A suspension seatpost saves energy too, as you don't have to unweight the seat constantly to

[RBW] Re: Bar Ends vs Paul Thumbies? Anyone tried both?

2015-02-13 Thread 'Clayton' via RBW Owners Bunch
I have run both on drop bars. I ran the thumbies up top, close to the stem. Thumbies work well and they are protected from falls. At the time I also ran interrupter levers. I didn't bang my knee on the shifters and it worked well. I prefer the bar end shifters just a smidge. They are quicker

[RBW] My Winter Projects

2015-03-10 Thread 'Clayton' via RBW Owners Bunch
This winter, I made a camera bag that is secured shut by magnets and clips onto my Ortlieb handlebar bag frame. I also made a top tube Tenkara rod bag, tent pole rack bag (not shown). The two frame bags I made last winter. The new quick release basket I made works flawlessly, better than the

[RBW] Re: My Winter Projects

2015-03-11 Thread 'Clayton' via RBW Owners Bunch
Here is the link to the Shultzi bags. I am still using them on a almost on a weekly basis for really heavy loads, groceries, which sometimes hit 80 lbs. I mounted the newest Arkel top rail mounting system recently, and use the Orlieb lower hook. The best of both systems. Have fun! Clayton

Re: [RBW] Re: Mounting bolt coming loose on twin-leg kickstand

2015-03-24 Thread 'Clayton' via RBW Owners Bunch
*A rear mount kickstand looks like it would work on your rear triangle using the front ustay(?)* *clay* On Monday, March 23, 2015 at 11:48:59 AM UTC-7, Tom Harrop wrote: Thanks Steve, that certainly looks like it's doing the job! That's what I meant, although I don't think that

[RBW] Re: My Winter Projects

2015-03-24 Thread 'Clayton' via RBW Owners Bunch
Vid disappeared. On Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at 11:17:27 AM UTC-7, Clayton wrote: This winter, I made a camera bag that is secured shut by magnets and clips onto my Ortlieb handlebar bag frame. I also made a top tube Tenkara rod bag, tent pole rack bag (not shown). The two frame bags I

[RBW] Re: My Winter Projects

2015-03-24 Thread 'Clayton' via RBW Owners Bunch
Video of quick basket in action https://www.flickr.com/photos/fireman483/16572286297/ Clayton (Bend) -- 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

[RBW] Re: My Winter Projects

2015-03-24 Thread 'Clayton' via RBW Owners Bunch
https://www.flickr.com/photos/fireman483/16592294430/ Ok, I think this is itBeetle basket operation... Clayton On Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at 11:17:27 AM UTC-7, Clayton wrote: This winter, I made a camera bag that is secured shut by magnets and clips onto my Ortlieb handlebar bag

[RBW] Re: My Winter Projects

2015-03-27 Thread 'Clayton' via RBW Owners Bunch
Bobby, I found the bags in a Army Surplus store here in Oregon. They no longer carry them unfortunately. On Thursday, March 26, 2015 at 8:17:17 AM UTC-7, Soren Hansen wrote: BobbyB, thank you for the kind words, I bought my BW mountain troops rucksack in used condition from a Store in

[RBW] Re: Paul Brakes -- Wow!

2015-02-20 Thread 'Clayton' via RBW Owners Bunch
I have to jump in here.. I have always been taught and discovered on my own, that the straddle cable should be as close to perpendicular, or at 90 degrees, to the center of the brake pad lever *when it hits the rim*. You can do this experiment on your own. Get a stick. Tie a string to it. Lay

[RBW] Re: Nitto Light Mount - need Macgyver

2015-05-17 Thread 'Clayton' via RBW Owners Bunch
Thinking off the top of my head: Two small P clamps. One 1/4 X 3/4 aluminum flat bar, long enough to fit between the struts at the desired light location. Cut the ends of the strap to match the angle of the rack struts. Drill three holes, one on each end and one in the middle for mounting the

Re: [RBW] Re: Two Fish Strap on Bottle Cage?

2015-05-14 Thread 'Clayton' via RBW Owners Bunch
I would suggest you buy some rubber electrical self vulcanizing splicing tape. It does not use adhesive. It is available in almost all hardware stores. Wrap a couple of wraps around the seat tube, then install the strap. Ultimate no slip grip. It leaves no residue and is very easy to remove.

Re: [RBW] Re: Two Fish Strap on Bottle Cage?

2015-05-15 Thread 'Clayton' via RBW Owners Bunch
One other thing Patrick: The thick 3M tape becomes very gooey over time, and will get all over your frame and imbed the strap with goo. It makes a mess. Buy the cheaper thinner rubber tape. It stays 'tape' and doesn't goo out. Clayton -- You received this message because you are

[RBW] Re: RBW Osaka Roadie clip bell loud enough?

2015-05-18 Thread 'Clayton' via RBW Owners Bunch
I suggest the Spurcycle bell. Best bell ever. It is worth the high price. I have two, and need one more. I got the anodized black ones. Very small and very loud with a perfect Ding. Love them (no connection). The bell dome is steel, and made by a company that makes all kinds of

[RBW] Re: What do Rivendell Riders use for wheel security?

2015-05-18 Thread 'Clayton' via RBW Owners Bunch
I use Pitlocks on my wheels and seat bolt. I love them. Many times I just lock my front wheel to a rack. No scratching the paint, easier etc. Clay (Bend) -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups RBW Owners Bunch group. To unsubscribe from this group and

[RBW] Re: Good camera for on the bike

2015-04-14 Thread 'Clayton' via RBW Owners Bunch
I bought a Sony DSC-WX350 for use while riding. So far it has been great. I sewed a camera case that latches with magnets and clips onto the inside of my Ortleib handlebar bag. It is very tiny and light. Clayton Bend OR -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google

Re: [RBW] Re: cutting down a stem?

2015-04-18 Thread 'Clayton' via RBW Owners Bunch
Is it because you are still using the long stem bolt? Maybe bottomed out the wedge on the end of the threads of the stem bolt, where it transitions to non threaded. Maybe? Clayton Bend On Friday, April 17, 2015 at 7:41:05 PM UTC-7, mike goldman wrote: im not sure which stem in question

[RBW] Re: Elevenmile Cañon Loop

2015-04-14 Thread 'Clayton' via RBW Owners Bunch
Thanks for the cool photos! Clayton Bend -- 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 rbw-owners-bunch+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. To post to this group,

[RBW] Re: Fender Frustration

2015-04-19 Thread 'Clayton' via RBW Owners Bunch
Patrick, when I first started following Rivendell, they recommended using zip ties. Drill holes on each side of the fork crown, each side of the transverse seatstay brace and bottom bracket brace in your fenders. Use zip ties everywhere. McMaster.com has mil spec zip ties that are

[RBW] Re: What do Rivendell Riders use for helmet mounted rear view mirrors?

2015-04-19 Thread 'Clayton' via RBW Owners Bunch
I used the bottle cap mirrors. I forget who makes them, but they use a glass mirror, not plastic. I found the little sharp points on the cap wear holes in things if allowed to bounce around in a bag. I carefully tore it apart and super glued the wire to the back of the mirror and tossed the

[RBW] Re: A Life Update

2015-06-04 Thread 'Clayton' via RBW Owners Bunch
Cecily, I hope all goes great! Work hard at rehab! Please keeps us informed on your progress. My orthopedist keeps telling me I need a new knee too. I have been putting it off. I had a ex-marine friend get both his knees done at once. He really regretted that decision, but he now rides

[RBW] Re: How are albatross and albastache bars for long distance riding?

2015-06-20 Thread 'Clayton' via RBW Owners Bunch
I tried the 'Stache. I found the brake levers, which have to be mounted almost in plane with the bars, did not mesh with my weird wrists. I am one of those weirdo's who's ulna is longer than normal. Carpal tunnel surgeries didn't help. I run drop bars very high, with the plane of the seat about

[RBW] Re: bb cable guide channel question

2015-06-26 Thread 'Clayton' via RBW Owners Bunch
My cables have been sawing away at my bottom bracket on my Atlantis since 1998. It is my 'car' and I ride it constantly. There is a shallow groove worn into the shell, but not very deep. It should be good for another couple of decades. The frustration of the cable popping out of the little

[RBW] Re: Threaded Headset Recommendation

2015-05-27 Thread 'Clayton' via RBW Owners Bunch
I've been using a Velo Orange sealed one inch threaded headset for over a decade and it has had zero issues. If it fails, I'll buy another. Warning: The Chris King headset I bought, won't work with headset spacers between the tension nut and 'cap' nut. I found it wouldn't work with my

[RBW] Re: Threaded Headset Recommendation

2015-05-28 Thread 'Clayton' via RBW Owners Bunch
Thanks Ginz, I'll look into it... Claytonious Q\ On Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at 9:25:39 AM UTC-7, Ginz wrote: Clayton, It sounds like you have a Grip Nut headset which does not allow for spacers. A Grip Nut - to - 2 Nut conversion kit from Chris King should allow you to use spacers

[RBW] Re: loaded handling question

2015-05-30 Thread 'Clayton' via RBW Owners Bunch
I was troubled by severe shimmy on my old Atlantis. I had a Nitto small front rack with a Tubus low rider. No matter how I changed the weight, it persisted. I bought a Nitto big front rack from Riv and the shimmy disappeared. For years I resisted the voices that said to load the front.

[RBW] Re: BQ to publish study of pedal retention usefulness in Summer issue

2015-06-11 Thread 'Clayton' via RBW Owners Bunch
After riding clipless and toe clips since 1987, I wanted my spin to be more efficient, so I spent 3-1/2 years perfecting my spin, by pedaling a stationary bike, one legged on slippery flat pedals. The only time I have found clipless to be an advantage is when you need the extra horse

[RBW] Re: Does anyone have experience with Troy Designs cycling shorts?

2015-08-02 Thread 'Clayton' via RBW Owners Bunch
Patrick, I use a set (inner padded short and outer short) of Troy Lee's MTB cross country shorts when riding my mountain bike, and like them quite a bit. Living without a car, all my pants/shorts have become stretchy. I have some Columbia and Eddie Bauer stretchy shorts I wear daily. In

[RBW] Re: FS: Sam Hillborne with Rohloff Hub

2015-07-31 Thread 'Clayton' via RBW Owners Bunch
Fight! Don't quit riding. I have had over ten surgeries, three back, three knee, four related to carpal tunnel and some others. I need a knee replacement very soon, but I am putting it off as long as I can tolerate it. The only thing that helps my pain is riding. I live without a car and ride

[RBW] Re: You might be a Riv owner if you...

2015-08-03 Thread 'Clayton' via RBW Owners Bunch
...Your bikes sits in the living room and you stare at them like most people watch TV. Best show on. You wish the paint could suffer less, so you have your frame powder coated. You realize you are in a Harley Davidson type of cult. You have bought and tried every kind of

[RBW] Re: What's in your garage?

2015-07-30 Thread 'Clayton' via RBW Owners Bunch
No garage, just a two room bachelor apartment. I have a large dresser that holds nothing but bike parts and two homemade vertical bike racks that hold: 1998 (99?) Rivendell Atlantis Specialized S-works Crux cyclocross bike (my road bike) Ibis HD mountain bike Panniers, bike packing bags, extra

[RBW] Do you wear a large? Cheap Seersuckers in large, from Eddie Bauer.

2015-08-09 Thread 'Clayton' via RBW Owners Bunch
I found this and find it might be of use to the Society of the Rivendellians:

[RBW] Re: Dirt Drop stem with Atlantis?

2015-07-23 Thread 'Clayton' via RBW Owners Bunch
I run a Dirt Drop stem on my Atlantis. I have for many years. I recommend it highly. Points: The obtuse angle is better on your liver, spleen and bladder in a head on accident than the acute angle of a regular road stem (ex paramedic fretting). I have some spinal issues, and the ability

[RBW] Re: More Sam Love--and do you ride your Riv through winter?

2015-07-22 Thread 'Clayton' via RBW Owners Bunch
I live in Central Oregon and I ride year round on my Atlantis. I hate cars, and I am car-less. We get snow, and it gets pretty cold. Winter before last, it hit twenty below. Crazy weather warming weirdness. Anyhoo, here are my tips: I run fenders with lots of clearance and ensure that

[RBW] Re: (Not OT) carrying a camera on a bike

2015-08-25 Thread 'Clayton' via RBW Owners Bunch
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-3Vj2MCulwjs/VdyHp_Jql8I/AE4/qADRe3RvATA/s1600/IMG_2396.JPG I made a custom padded bag for my small Sony camera that clips onto my handlebar bag. I sewed up a pouch that fits perfectly and used a magnetic clasp to close it and heat molded some ABS

[RBW] Re: (Not OT) carrying a camera on a bike

2015-08-25 Thread 'Clayton' via RBW Owners Bunch
Oops. Just posted a post with a picture and forgot to tell who I am. The camera pouch post is from Clayton in Bend. -- 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

[RBW] Re: Coffee outside.

2015-10-21 Thread 'Clayton' via RBW Owners Bunch
Cecily, My last easy bikepacking trip with my son has made me a whiny, whimpering limper. I have talked to a couple of folks here in town that have had knee replacements that have said, "You'll know when it is time". I will? I have had eleven or twelve surgeries on various injuries and am

[RBW] Re: Hand made hack quick release Fenders!

2015-10-27 Thread 'Clayton' via RBW Owners Bunch
More photos on the Riv Facebook page and my homepage has a few short vids. On Monday, October 26, 2015 at 8:58:56 AM UTC-7, Clayton wrote: > > > After asking the group for fender recommendations, I bought Velo Oranges > stainless. I found them to be too heavy, and they did not give me enough >

[RBW] Hand made hack quick release Fenders!

2015-10-26 Thread 'Clayton' via RBW Owners Bunch
After asking the group for fender recommendations, I bought Velo Oranges stainless. I found them to be too heavy, and they did not give me enough tire clearance. I then went and looked at Woody's wood fenders and found them to be too heavy too, and too thick for clearance with my 2.25 tires.

Re: [RBW] My new project, The DirtDance Spinnaker Bag.

2015-11-05 Thread 'Clayton' via RBW Owners Bunch
No wobble at all, when all wrapped up tight. I was actually shocked how tight the load (tent and pad) is secured. The secret is in the flex wings and the two side straps (they attach to the mid rails of the rack) that tighten the load, by pulling down on the wings after you roll down the

[RBW] My new project, The DirtDance Spinnaker Bag.

2015-11-04 Thread 'Clayton' via RBW Owners Bunch
I'm actually exhausted, and feel a little sick to my stomach. Too much coffee (my beloved addiction) and a new serious obsession. I developed a new kind of bikepacking bag that addresses problems I have had. There were several surprises of perfect serendipity that occurred. I love it when it

[RBW] Instructional videos on how to make your own ABS fender clips and saddle bag clips are posted on Facebook Rivendell Owners group page.

2015-10-31 Thread 'Clayton' via RBW Owners Bunch
I had several requests to make an instructional video on ABS quick release fender clip making. I couldn't figure out how to splice them together into one, so there are four posts. They cover my thinking on material selection, strap width, heating the plastic and imagination. I needed a quick

[RBW] Re: Atlantis or Hunqapillar

2015-10-08 Thread 'Clayton' via RBW Owners Bunch
Atlantis. I bought mine in 98' or so. I have never loved a bike as much. Go for the Atlantis. Incredibly comfortable and also resilient when loaded. I will NEVER sell mine. Claytonious Q -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "RBW Owners Bunch" group. To

[RBW] Re: Coffee outside.

2015-10-12 Thread 'Clayton' via RBW Owners Bunch
Thanks for the update Cecily. It sounds like you are recovering quickly. That gives me hopeWORK HARD! Clayton -- 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

Re: [RBW] FS/FT: woody fenders - was: Fender pondering.....

2015-10-12 Thread 'Clayton' via RBW Owners Bunch
> > Jeff, Alas, Walnut is not groovin' with my color scheme. I am going with stainless fenders for winter. I am hoping that they are going to be wide enough for my 2.2" tires, studded tires and ice chunks. I love this group. I think I know a bunch about bicycles, but I learn something new,

[RBW] Fender pondering.....

2015-10-09 Thread 'Clayton' via RBW Owners Bunch
Asking for help from the tribeI am starting to think I no longer want plastic fenders gracing my Atlantis. For me they last about two years max, with my fender sadism. Plasticky is icky, (except for Ortliebs) and all that. I am curious to hear peoples reviews of wooden and aluminum fenders.

[RBW] Re: Speak to me about front loading and rear loading

2015-09-02 Thread 'Clayton' via RBW Owners Bunch
> > I found carrying stuff on the top of the rear rack irritating. It made > getting into the panniers a pain. After years of trying every kind of > setup, I found one I am happy with. I was running the typical setup, small > panniers in the front and large in the rear, with bag and tent on

[RBW] Bike hacks.

2015-09-17 Thread 'Clayton' via RBW Owners Bunch
For those who don't follow the Rivendell Facebook page, I posted three bike hacks for the tinkerers among you, on Facebook's Rivendell page. Two are regarding kickstands and one is for a quick release Wald basket. I hope these can help fix problems you might have. Clayton (Bendite) -- You

[RBW] Re: Carless? How many miles per day do you ride?

2015-09-28 Thread 'Clayton' via RBW Owners Bunch
My riding situation is urban-ish. I live carless, and have for many years. I hate cars. My wife was killed in a car wreck, then there are the drunk drivers, global warming etc. Since dumping cars, the quality of my life went up. The miles I put on my Atlantis vary, as I don't ride, unless I

[RBW] Re: On Paleo Topic: Moccasin patterns, instructions, and making tips?

2015-09-26 Thread 'Clayton' via RBW Owners Bunch
Beaded toes to glue on too > http://www.crazycrow.com/imported-native-american-beadwork/moccasin-tops > > Clayton > > -- 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

[RBW] Re: On Paleo Topic: Moccasin patterns, instructions, and making tips?

2015-09-26 Thread 'Clayton' via RBW Owners Bunch
> Patrick, check these out. They have patterns too, along with leather and > supplies. I've made a pair or two, but finally I bought a pair of the thick > soled desert mocs years ago, which I am still wearing. If you make your > own moccasins, consider pig leather for the soles. Tough stuff.

Re: [RBW] Bike hacks.

2015-09-18 Thread 'Clayton' via RBW Owners Bunch
On Friday, September 18, 2015 at 5:38:21 AM UTC-7, Ron Mc wrote: > > all great ideas, but I especially like the flop cord idea. Where did you > get that great frame bag? > thanks again > >> >> I made the frame bag too. I originally was going to use a key chain belt retractor for an

[RBW] Photos of the Spinnaker bag number two, now called the "Stuinnaker Bag"

2015-12-03 Thread 'Clayton' via RBW Owners Bunch
I bought a new walking foot sewing machine, a Sailrite. After years of trying to make bike bags with a one hundred dollar Singer, I have found a bulldozer for a sewing machine. Love it! First projects were a tent pole and Tenkara bags to get used to the machine, the third the Stuinnaker

[RBW] Re: WTB Nitto bullmoose handlebars

2015-12-12 Thread 'Clayton' via RBW Owners Bunch
If you want new, Bend Velo in Bend Oregon has a set. I almost bought them. Clayton On Friday, December 11, 2015 at 8:54:35 AM UTC-8, mike gasparino wrote: > > Looking for some of the nitto bullmoose bars. Don't care about the > condition. Thanks! > Michael -- You received this message

[RBW] Re: Albastache vs moustache, haters, likers

2015-12-10 Thread 'Clayton' via RBW Owners Bunch
I preferred the Albastache, but neither bar worked for me. The brake levers cannot be rotated down far enough (the curve interferes), for my stiff wrists. I had to lift my fingers off the bar, rotate my wrist down to get my fingers in the right spot and then brake. Splat! I just ran into that

[RBW] Re: do these bars look too high?

2015-12-23 Thread 'Clayton' via RBW Owners Bunch
My Atlantis with a Dirt Drop stem, and a Nitto R-13. Not too high for me, but I have a bad back and wrists. Super Comfy. Great off road. Very aerolol. The bars are so high, I lay my

[RBW] Re: Smart Guys: Bicycle Helmets Reduce Injuries

2015-11-25 Thread 'Clayton' via RBW Owners Bunch
Here you go Ron Mc. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Risk_compensation How hard is it to use google? Sheeesh. On Wednesday, November 25, 2015 at 9:46:03 AM UTC-8, Clayton wrote: > > Ron, > > Really? There is a *subconscious* mental process called 'Risk > Compensation'. When I was

[RBW] Re: Smart Guys: Bicycle Helmets Reduce Injuries

2015-11-25 Thread 'Clayton' via RBW Owners Bunch
Ron, Really? There is a *subconscious* mental process called 'Risk Compensation'. When I was involved in professional mountain bike racing, I studied all the mental aspects that can affect an athletes performance and this was one of them. I have talked to psychologists about it. I also

[RBW] Re: Smart Guys: Bicycle Helmets Reduce Injuries

2015-11-24 Thread 'Clayton' via RBW Owners Bunch
> > Helmets can give a false sense of security. There is risk compensation, > where you ride faster and a touch more reckless because you feel safer > wearing a helmet. A Neurologist stated that you can get a fatal head injury > from a three foot fall. I wear my helmet most of the time, and

[RBW] Re: Let's see the best of your 2015

2016-01-12 Thread 'Clayton' via RBW Owners Bunch

[RBW] Re: Sometimes a photo is better than a descriptive subject line.

2016-01-12 Thread 'Clayton' via RBW Owners Bunch
I am really happy you are doing so well. Thanks so much for keeping me up to date! Clayton On Saturday, January 9, 2016 at 4:54:00 PM UTC-8, Cecily Walker wrote: > > > > > > >

Re: [RBW] Wanted: Old, used, torn, too short, Brooks leather handlebar tape...

2016-06-04 Thread 'Clayton' via RBW Owners Bunch
> The people on here are great. Thanks to Rene', I have sweet looking > aerobars on my Atlantis. I can't thank him enough. All matched up. > > Clayton > > > >

[RBW] Wanted: Old, used, torn, too short, Brooks leather handlebar tape...

2016-05-30 Thread 'Clayton' via RBW Owners Bunch
Hi Rivendellians, I need just enough to wrap the loop of my Aerobar to replace the black. I want to match the leather Brooks tape on my bars. Thanks in advance! Clayton (Bend)

[RBW] Stuinniker update

2016-05-30 Thread 'Clayton' via RBW Owners Bunch
The fourth evolution of the Stuinniker front rack top bag. I'm pretty happy with this version. It is smaller, and dedicated to bikepacking, not as a basket bag

[RBW] Re: Bags

2016-05-31 Thread 'Clayton' via RBW Owners Bunch
Hi Michael, There is another (San Francisco) Clayton. I am the Bend Clayton. I am not selling these, as I have physical issues (numb hands) which makes sewing frustrating, difficult and slow. (The Stuinniker BP took me five days to make). If the demand is there, I might make up some patterns

[RBW] Re: Handlebar Suggestions for MTB Build?

2016-06-20 Thread 'Clayton' via RBW Owners Bunch
> > > > > I have the Sycip singles bar and love it. It absorbs more vibration than > the Jones bar, has about the same sweep, is 26" wide and allows lots of > hand

[RBW] Re: Handlebars for problem backs?

2016-01-16 Thread 'Clayton' via RBW Owners Bunch
I support the wide flat bar suggestions. I have had three lower back surgeries and three carpal tunnel hand surgeries among others. I run a bar similar to an AHEARN or Jones Bar, and a Nitto dirt drop stem on my Atlantis. I found the Albatross bars were too upright. With fat tires and a

[RBW] Re: Route Suggestions: LA to Joshua Tree

2016-02-07 Thread 'Clayton' via RBW Owners Bunch
I lived in southern California. It is pure asphalt and traffic most everywhere. The only 'nice' ride I can recommend would be through the mountains. I lived in the San Bernardino mountains for years. From LA, head up into the San Gabriel mountains, across to Cajon pass, up through Crestline,

[RBW] Re: FS: "Biketinkers Union" patches

2016-02-09 Thread 'Clayton' via RBW Owners Bunch
Well, Philip thanks for the patches. They are well done and one will find a home on a new Stuinniker bag soon. I just wanted to say great job and your efforts are appreciated. Good colors too. I gave one to my son, who is the mechanic for Giant Bicycles on their world enduro team (might make it

[RBW] Re: Patches

2016-01-19 Thread 'Clayton' via RBW Owners Bunch
> > This patch is available through EtsyOne of my faves... > Clayton (Bend) -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "RBW Owners Bunch"

[RBW] Re: FS: "Biketinkers Union" patches

2016-02-15 Thread 'Clayton' via RBW Owners Bunch
Bike tinkers union proudly represented by Colin, factory race team mechanic for the Giant Enduro Team. The patch is on a world tour on his customized tool bag. First stop, south America... > >

[RBW] Re: FS: "Biketinkers Union" patches

2016-02-15 Thread 'Clayton' via RBW Owners Bunch
I screwed the schedule up...Correction: First race is in New Zealand On Monday, February 15, 2016 at 8:58:37 AM UTC-8, Clayton wrote: > > Bike tinkers union proudly represented by Colin, factory race team > mechanic for the Giant Enduro Team. The patch is on a world tour on his > customized

[RBW] Re: Price drop on El Fito at Ibex

2016-05-21 Thread 'Clayton' via RBW Owners Bunch
> Thanks for the info. I ordered a pair. Screaming deal. I am hoping to > divest myself of a drawer of old, stretched out, and too large lycra > tights, which I never wear. Clayton (Bend) -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "RBW Owners Bunch"

[RBW] Re: Brooks saddle repair?

2016-05-16 Thread 'Clayton' via RBW Owners Bunch
Tim, I bent my rails too. I would suggest you loosen your clamp and slide the seat back just a wee bit and maybe add a light coating of grease to the rails. It could be the bending of the rails lifted/changed the clamp rail interface enough to cause the squeak. Worth a shot. Clayton (Bendite)

[RBW] Re: OT: carrying fishing poles on a bike

2016-05-02 Thread 'Clayton' via RBW Owners Bunch
My solution. I actually caught a rainbow with my Tenkara rod while bikepacking. Surprised me! Usually I use the fishing pole to just stand there and enjoy the

[RBW] Bag making

2016-04-15 Thread 'Clayton' via RBW Owners Bunch
Attention Bike Tinkers Union: I

[RBW] Re: silly question re: cyclometers

2016-07-27 Thread 'Clayton' via RBW Owners Bunch
I use the Cateye Urban on two of my bikes. Speed, distance, time and the amount of carbon I didn't put into the air. Even though I don't own a car, I like knowing I saved the planet the insult by not driving. It's wireless and has been reliable over the past four years. Setting up all

[RBW] Re: Quick on/off basket? Quick on/off rack?

2016-08-01 Thread 'Clayton' via RBW Owners Bunch
> > > Or you could make this homemade cam buckle, basket latch. Mine works > great. I have been using this system for years without any issues. > Clayton (Bend) > > >

[RBW] Re: RBW / BQ inspired steel lugged custom

2016-08-07 Thread 'Clayton' via RBW Owners Bunch
> > I am excited for you! Great bike, great storybeautiful photos > The rear rack is brilliant. You have me dreaming of a new bike.. > Congrats on the weight loss. I lost seventy one lbs. (from my heaviest) > and have kept it off. It was too hard on my joints and back.

[RBW] Re: Rat Trap Pass: reviews? impressions? poetic waxings?

2016-08-19 Thread 'Clayton' via RBW Owners Bunch
> > I have been using the ultra lights with the tan sidewall. The sidewalls > are translucent. Very, very light tires with a delicious ride. Supple. Sort > of like riding on just an inner tube as the tire. > > When I first installed them, the front end washed out on clean dry > pavement and

[RBW] Re: Toyo Atlantis Shimmy ???

2016-08-25 Thread 'Clayton' via RBW Owners Bunch
I have a Toyo Atlantis and had shimmy with a rear biased load. Once I put a little more weight on the front, it went away. I used Tubus low riders with a small

[RBW] Re: My custom is finished!

2016-09-05 Thread 'Clayton' via RBW Owners Bunch
> > Stunning bike! :) > Clayton (Bend) -- 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 rbw-owners-bunch+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. To post to this

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