[RBW] Re: FS: 58cm Rosco Road

2017-08-06 Thread Gabriel Bruguier
Geeter--No worries! I am 5'10" with about an 86-ish PBH. -- 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

[RBW] Rainy Writer's Nook

2017-08-06 Thread Jay Connolly
Looks like a peaceful place to mull the narrative line. Jay -- 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.

[RBW] Re: 200 miles on 10 bikes, an essentially pointless self-challenge

2017-08-06 Thread Kiley DeMond
What a wonderful thing to do on a sabbatical! I remember marveling at getting up, going to Home Depot, coming back to work on my condo (paint, tile, paneling) and still getting paid! The second one, I used in conjunction with maternity leave, so that one just flew by. Ah, Silicon Valley I

[RBW] Re: Roadini Gray vs Blue?

2017-08-06 Thread Arthur Mayfield
I've had a blue Sam for several years, and it's a pretty, unique shade with cream accents, but I found coordinating other pieces to it to be challenging. I ended up with everything else either bright silver, black, or dark gray/titanium gray. I tried cream SKS fenders, but they seemed a bit

Re: [RBW] Re: Roadini!

2017-08-06 Thread Patrick Moore
Dave: why don't you like threadless headsets? Note: not disagreeing, just curious. Me, I've long since dialed in my bar height, so I rather like the threadless system, though I have to admit that nice looking threadless stems are few and far between. But the Weigle randonneur that came 2nd in the

[RBW] Roast your own coffee?

2017-08-06 Thread Lynne Fitz
Not me, but a riding buddy roasts his own beans with a hot air gun and a couple of metal bowls (towel between the bowls). They turn out fantastic; he always brings me a jar of freshly-roasted beans when he comes up here to ride. He does the roasting on his back porch, using the grill as the

[RBW] Re: why so many joe's up for sale?

2017-08-06 Thread Bob Lovejoy
Hi Peter, I am not speaking for or stepping in for Bill but I do know he has bikes and miles to ride (see another post)! Bike geometry is one of those "simply complex" things and has been discussed for years, probably as long as modern bikes have existed. I would say read up on geometry

[RBW] Roadini Gray vs Blue?

2017-08-06 Thread LBleriot
I'm going with the grey because of the tricolor DT decal. Just like the Heron Road. A great little detail. I've got a silver Rom, a blue Bleriot, a darker blue 650B custom, a blue/green San Marcos and a French blue Roadeo. So, I thought I'd gravitate back to the grey. I'm thinking eggplant

[RBW] Rainy Writer's Nook

2017-08-06 Thread RichS
Idyllic. Those are inspiring images. Thanks for posting! Best, Richard -- 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: Roadini!

2017-08-06 Thread Singlespeed Johnny
100% there's just something about a tig welded riv i can't get past... -- 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: PSA: 56 cm Rivendell custom fixed gear on CL

2017-08-06 Thread Kim
Thanks, Doug, though I do object to being called "just another guy". -KT. On Saturday, July 29, 2017 at 3:27:54 PM UTC-7, dougP wrote: > > An Irvine local has a 56 cm custom listed on CL for $1,650: > > > https://losangeles.craigslist.org/lac/bik/d/custom-rivendell-bicycle-cm/6205128123.html > >

[RBW] Re: Saddle height vs PBH

2017-08-06 Thread Mitch Harris
At the time, I thought Grant's recommendation of PBH minus 10 or 11cm seemed like a nice simplification of the mainstream performance saddle height method that became a widespread standard in the 80s. Even though Grant's advice on frame height and bar height were/are way out of industry

[RBW] Re: Roast your own coffee?

2017-08-06 Thread 'peech1...@yahoo.com' via RBW Owners Bunch
brewing correctly is the next thing after roasting...I brew low tech: boiling water over freshly burr-ground coffee, stir to mix well, cover for 4 minutes with a towel to keep the temp as close to 200 degrees as possible, then filter into chem ex or similar vessel. I don't use paper filters

Re: [RBW] Re: 200 miles on 10 bikes, an essentially pointless self-challenge

2017-08-06 Thread Patrick Moore
This is a much reported quality on this list, whatever the name used: it's the signature Rivendell feel of a bike that is stable on the straights, but transitions to a turn without the least hint of hesitation or overeagerness -- perfect balance in the transition. It's nothing really esoteric to

[RBW] Headbadge Poster Update - Help Needed

2017-08-06 Thread MartyG
About time I updated the poster. Anyone have a good pic of the Hubbuhubbuh headbadge? Can't seem to find on anywhere. Others in the queue since this version are the Clem Smith, Roadini, ROscoe Bubbe and Frank Jones Sr., although that doesn;t seem to have been used yet. Any others I'm missing?

[RBW] Re: 200 miles on 10 bikes, an essentially pointless self-challenge

2017-08-06 Thread Bill Lindsay
I won't be doing any super-technical ride reporting as it pertains to bike performance. I simply don't have the vernacular for it. I have no idea what 'tunr-in' is. I don't know what 'staid', 'tame', 'reluctant', 'nervous', 'willing', mean in any objective sense. I feel like descriptions

[RBW] FS Tektro CR 720 Brake Calipers NIB $40

2017-08-06 Thread Marc Irwin
Just as the title says. I have a bikes worth of new Tektro CR 720 Calipers I don't need. $40 shipped USPS Priority CONUS. PM if interested. Marc -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "RBW Owners Bunch" group. To unsubscribe from this group and stop

[RBW] Re: N minus 2 plus 1

2017-08-06 Thread dstein
>From one DaveS Jones' owner to another (and previous Hunqapillar owner ) that has gone through a lot of n-1+1-2+2+1-1+2-2+1's, here's my .02 (I haven't read the other comments): I had a Hunqapillar, just sold it, but only because I got a second wheelset for the Jones to swap out between 2.3"

[RBW] Re: 59 vs. 52 Clem L

2017-08-06 Thread Joe Bernard
Hmm, I'm going from a 45 to 52 and still will have a little more than a fistful of post showing. I'd be leary of a frame with the saddle slammed like your pic shows. I would get confirmed seatpost-to-headtube numbers and make sure you get a length that works with an Albatross. Keep in mind that

[RBW] Re: why so many joe's up for sale?

2017-08-06 Thread Peter Turskovitch
Hi Bill, sorry if the question seems ignorant. I don't know a ton about bike geometry. Can't you put upright bars on any bike? Lots of bikes take 2" tires. And what effect do the chainstays have? On Saturday, August 5, 2017 at 3:24:05 AM UTC+2, Bill Lindsay wrote: > > Peter asked me to

[RBW] Re: Roast your own coffee?

2017-08-06 Thread Mathew Greiner
I spent years roasting with a Probat in a shop and have home roasted with many different techniques. Especially when living in remote locations, and calculating shipping, I found that ordering 20# at a time (two 10# bags) from Sweet Maria’s offered high economy and far superior quality (over

[RBW] Re: 59 vs. 52 Clem L

2017-08-06 Thread wesleya
Also, I'd be running Albatross bars unless I opt for the complete (a possibility for sure with the 52, as my parts are nothing too special, an older Acera groupset). On Saturday, August 5, 2017 at 1:07:38 PM UTC-5, Davey Two Shoes wrote: > > I'm 5'10 with 83 pbh. I went 52 with the lugged nitto

[RBW] Re: 59 vs. 52 Clem L

2017-08-06 Thread wesleya
I called, and so far two folks have agreed a 59 would work, but it probably would have the seat pretty much all the way down. It's a bummer that I'd have to spring for the wheels for the 52, but it's not such a big deal. It's more important that it fits! Anyway, how do you measure effective

Re: [RBW] N minus 2 plus 1

2017-08-06 Thread DaveS
Thanks everyone for the thoughts. Indeed the Fargo and Troll are for sale. Bill I am curious why you suggested the Sam or AHH instead of the Roadini, as I am starting to think that 33's are a little small for a wide man..even given Riv's assurance that it will be fine.the mental me has

[RBW] Re: 59 vs. 52 Clem L

2017-08-06 Thread wesleya
Here's a picture of the 59 at what would be my saddle height. It does give me pause being so low. https://ibb.co/bMuh9v I do appreciate the advice. The top tube length is a bit tricky to compare. My brother's 54 Surly LHT clocks in at 55.5, and I could do more but 64 might be pushing it with

Re: [RBW] N minus 2 plus 1

2017-08-06 Thread Justin August
If you aren't wed to wheelsize you should also think about the frame angles. Me, I'd look at what's available in fat 650b rubber. -J On Aug 6, 2017, 8:45 AM -0700, DaveS , wrote: > Thanks everyone for the thoughts. Indeed the Fargo and Troll are for sale. > > Bill I am

[RBW] Re: 59 vs. 52 Clem L

2017-08-06 Thread Ray Varella
One other thing to consider, is there a possibility you will share this bike with anyone or have guests who could use it? Since step through frames offer a lot of flexibility in sizing you may add that into your decision making process. If people shorter than you might use the bike then it

[RBW] Re: Roadini!

2017-08-06 Thread 'Dave Small' via RBW Owners Bunch
I wasn't much interested in the Roadini until I saw the presale announcement last week, with the pics and the description, and my interest grew. I was really close to sending my payment---in fact, was merely debating which color to get---but since then my interest has waned because I don't

Re: [RBW] Re: Roadini!

2017-08-06 Thread Steve Palincsar
Any chance you might need to add a washer in the stack? When I had that problem, that's what fixed it. On 08/06/2017 05:11 PM, Joe Bernard wrote: I like threadless. The threaded headset on my Pashley Clubman keeps loosening, and I'm quite tired of dragging out two big wrenches - which I'm

[RBW] Re: 200 miles on 10 bikes, an essentially pointless self-challenge

2017-08-06 Thread Bill Lindsay
My son needed a few REI items to prepare for a two-week sleepaway camp, so we rolled down to REI on Bike #4

[RBW] Re: Roadini!

2017-08-06 Thread Daniel D.
If the roadini was ~$1300, I probably would've chosen something else. Even at $875 I was almost tempted away by the BMC road or monstercross. At $1300 I would've been considering gunnar, lynskey, Otso warakin etc. Forgot to mention another reason I bought the roadini, that great headbadge!

Re: [RBW] Re: Roadini!

2017-08-06 Thread Joe Bernard
I could try it. Part of the stack is a cable hanger..I think I have a thicker one I can try. -- 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] Re: Roadini!

2017-08-06 Thread Steve Palincsar
As we used to say back home in the Bronx, "What could it hurt?" On 08/06/2017 05:31 PM, Joe Bernard wrote: I could try it. Part of the stack is a cable hanger..I think I have a thicker one I can try. -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "RBW Owners

[RBW] Re: 59 vs. 52 Clem L

2017-08-06 Thread iamkeith
Regarding "not getting one yet, and keeping it on the radar": The subject line of the recent newsletter said "last of the Clems," but then never elaborated in the newsletter itself. If you think you want one, I'm thinking it might be good to do so sooner than later, or at least ask riv what

Re: [RBW] N minus 2 plus 1

2017-08-06 Thread Jay Connolly
I am the same weight and just LOVE the ride of my 62cm Sam on 44mm Compass treads. Jay -- 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: N minus 2 plus 1

2017-08-06 Thread Garth
I have a Bombadil and custom sport-touring kinda bike from '99, non Riv but I had it made with 46cm. chainstays and extended head tube and long top tube. Alba bars on both. It steers distinctively different than the Bomba, more responsive to arm and upper body movement. The frame has more flex

Re: [RBW] N minus 2 plus 1

2017-08-06 Thread Bill Lindsay
Dave S asked why I would recommend a Hillborne or Hilsen over a Roadini. I recommended that because in your OP you said you recently lost 150 pounds, and that you now weigh 260. A 260 pound person who was recently a 410 pound human sounds to me like it would not be a bad idea getting a 1 to

[RBW] Re: 59 vs. 52 Clem L

2017-08-06 Thread wesleya
Well, thanks everybody. I think I'd sleep better at night with the 52 (I can share it, I can shrink and still ride it, etc.). I don't think I'll get one just this moment, but I'll keep it on my radar. -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "RBW Owners

[RBW] Re: D2R2 2017

2017-08-06 Thread Peter H
Really looking forward to the ride and festivities! Would be fun to have a little Riv list-post ride meet up! -Peter -- 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] Re: Roadini!

2017-08-06 Thread Joe Bernard
I like threadless. The threaded headset on my Pashley Clubman keeps loosening, and I'm quite tired of dragging out two big wrenches - which I'm not going to take on the road - to tighten it. Phooey on that! -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "RBW

Re: [RBW] Re: Roadini!

2017-08-06 Thread 'Dave Small' via RBW Owners Bunch
Hi Patrick. I've owned 4 bikes with threadless headsets and have had bad experiences with each one because of it. For 2 of them---a Surly LHT and a Surly Cross Check, both bought new---I told the dealer I wanted the handlebars to be even with the top of a saddle set at 77cm. He accomplished

Re: [RBW] Re: 200 miles on 10 bikes, an essentially pointless self-challenge

2017-08-06 Thread Steve Palincsar
On 08/06/2017 03:26 PM, Bill Lindsay wrote: I won't be doing any super-technical ride reporting as it pertains to bike performance. I simply don't have the vernacular for it. I have no idea what 'tunr-in' is. You mean, besides a typo? "Turn-in" would make sense; car reviews talk

[RBW] Re: 59 vs. 52 Clem L

2017-08-06 Thread Garth
That's a good choice ! If it doesn't feel right, save your cash for another day or bike or whatever. Neither size may really suit you in a Clem. 7 cm. is just too much of a difference, even 4 is large. The one size fits many approach so reminds me of mainstream big brand bike sales which has

Re: [RBW] Feeler: 56cm Toyo-built Rivendell Atlantis

2017-08-06 Thread Brian Campbell
+1 one on the below. It is always tough when life forces you to make changes you don't want necessarily want to.That said, having only one bike has really increased the enjoyment of my riding and simplified the management of stuff in my life. Which, has increased the enjoyment in my

[RBW] Re: 200 miles on 10 bikes, an essentially pointless self-challenge

2017-08-06 Thread Philip Williamson
Me too. -- 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, send email to

[RBW] Re: Stem/ bars/wheels/brakes for sale

2017-08-06 Thread lum gim fong
700c wheels no longer available. Going on my wife's bike. Brakes have been sold. Everything else is available. -- 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: 59 vs. 52 Clem L

2017-08-06 Thread Joe Bernard
This is good general advice about any Rivbike these days. The domestic frames tend to hold steady as available if you wait long enough, but that wait seems to be getting longer. The Taiwan models are available on the spot once released as 'for sale', but they all qualify as limited runs of one

[RBW] Re: why so many joe's up for sale?

2017-08-06 Thread Orc
On Sunday, August 6, 2017 at 8:44:53 AM UTC-7, Peter Turskovitch wrote: > > Hi Bill, sorry if the question seems ignorant. I don't know a ton about > bike geometry. > > Can't you put upright bars on any bike? Lots of bikes take 2" tires. And > what effect do the chainstays have? > You