[RBW] Re: Wheelie on 18% grade...

2015-08-26 Thread Garth
Here's another one . . . . gotta check it out as he not only does it, he does it with loaded panniers and makes it look not easy . . .ahahahahaha ! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a9uO3KCJImA -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups RBW Owners Bunch

[RBW] Re: IS YOUR STATE,TOWN,,BUSINESSES, UNIVERSITIES BIKE FRIENDLY ?

2015-08-28 Thread Garth
Here is always bike friendly :) Regardless ! -- 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: PSA: Sample Appaloosa is pretty sweet

2015-08-28 Thread Garth
I'm a bit confused I thought the Appaloosa was suppose to have really long chainstays, a diagonal tube, and more rake . This one : https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8186/8419517174_1e94722b62_b.jpg -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups RBW Owners

Re: [RBW] Re: IS YOUR STATE,TOWN,,BUSINESSES, UNIVERSITIES BIKE FRIENDLY ?

2015-08-28 Thread Garth
That's about it Patrick, as their is no perfect way to measure such things . It's more than just infrastructure . Do hills and climate matter ? Minneapolis is great for cycling , it always has been dating back to the 80's at least . But not for 4 season riding, not to me . It's not

Re: [RBW] Re: Kojaks tubeless: Possible? Any advantage?

2015-08-29 Thread Garth
Don't you already ride some tubeless tires Patrick ? I would have ask you ! Ahahaahah ! I would assume it would surely make a difference , but how much and if it's worth the effort , only you can decide that as you know yourself best . Me . once I decide on a tire or setup,

Re: [RBW] Re: Kojaks tubeless: Possible? Any advantage?

2015-08-29 Thread Garth
never ends and it never begins . Ahahahahaahahahahahahahaha ! ! ! On Saturday, August 29, 2015 at 2:12:56 PM UTC-4, Patrick Moore wrote: Garth: exactly 37.3775% of the entire fun of cycling is fretting about technical minutiae, including gearing (22.886%), saddle position (5.1113

[RBW] Re: Decisions, decisions.

2015-08-30 Thread Garth
As a bit a weather junkie myself , I go to various radars all the time . Being just East of you we know how often it rains/snows here , the Northwest US has no corner on rainy/snowy/cloudy days ! Countless times though these green blobs on radar turn out to be just light rain and/or

Re: [RBW] Re: PSA: Sample Appaloosa is pretty sweet

2015-08-30 Thread Garth
They have not done a production long chainstay frame for individual sale , like the one I linked above, or like Leisl's custom . No, the Clems don't count as they were budgeted as complete bikes only and very limited in sizing. As for low trail , how long can you hold your breath ?

[RBW] Re: PSA: Sample Appaloosa is pretty sweet

2015-08-30 Thread Garth
I hope this is not a new model as there is nothing to me that distinctive , like the other prototype apple-oos-a that has the extra long chainstays and swooping middle tube. That is very unique , the model listed is as it GP says a Sam with some extra clearance . I look forward to

[RBW] Re: PSA: Sample Appaloosa is pretty sweet

2015-08-30 Thread Garth
I for one hope the prototype shown here is not going to be called a new model , as there isn't -- 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: Next Bomba Tire

2015-08-30 Thread Garth
FWIW Tony you can buy the Big Ben Performance and all Schwalbe tires online from German websites. Even with the cost of shipping , usually $22 or so, it's a great choice especially if you buy multiple pairs. -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google

Re: [RBW] Re: PSA: Sample Appaloosa is pretty sweet

2015-08-31 Thread Garth
t; the fit and qualities of my early model Bombadil. Close but no cigar yet ! On Monday, August 31, 2015 at 12:11:05 PM UTC-4, BenG wrote: > > Hi Garth, > I bought one of the proto long bikes late in that program. Seems to me > like it was "an experiment, a step in the ri

Re: [RBW] Re: PSA: Sample Appaloosa is pretty sweet

2015-08-31 Thread Garth
FWIW, Here also is Leisl's frame . It appears to differ in there are 2 diagonal tubes, like really long chainstay kinda tubes. The green one uses one main tube and uses a lug on the seat tube . Regardless, I love this style !

Re: [RBW] Re: PSA: Sample Appaloosa is pretty sweet

2015-08-31 Thread Garth
List member? > > > > *From:* rbw-owne...@googlegroups.com [mailto: > rbw-owne...@googlegroups.com ] *On Behalf Of *Garth > *Sent:* Monday, August 31, 2015 12:56 PM > *To:* RBW Owners Bunch > *Subject:* Re: [RBW] Re: PSA: Sample Appaloosa is pretty sweet > >

[RBW] Re: Next Bomba Tire

2015-09-01 Thread Garth
FWIW in addition to this , Schwalbe has a bunch of new tires for 2016. http://www.schwalbe.com/en/tour.html http://www.schwalbe.com/en/road.html http://www.schwalbe.com/en/offroad.html They are bringing back the Marathon Cross too, in 26x1.75, 650Bx42 and 700x38 . And the Big One . 700

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

2015-09-03 Thread Garth
I say with a smile and in jest . . . . For real load haulin" get a trailer . . .. . but seeing how you love to fret , get as many bags as you can with as many pockets as possible and weigh each compartment individually as you fill them . Do a manner of checks and balances and tallies ,

[RBW] Re: high-setback seatpost

2015-09-05 Thread Garth
SR used to make one with 3" of setback back in the day . But honestly, if you need one with more than the 45mm of the S-84 then the frame itself or setup you are riding is not right for you. Are your cranks long enough ? There are lots of questions to be asked here . -- You received

[RBW] Re: Front Derailleur Setup

2015-09-05 Thread Garth
I suspect the crank mold and or big ring is less than perfect on the vertical plane , few if any are . Every crank is different . So this can make for a small sweet spot in the big ring . -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "RBW Owners Bunch"

[RBW] Re: So why no Titanium Wald basket?

2015-09-08 Thread Garth
Wire baskets were never designed to be mounted on top of racks were they ? As Anton stated if your going to mount it on top of racks by all means reinforce it ! You'd do the same thing with a woven or bamboo basket too . Or get creative. There are lots and lots of wire baskets out

[RBW] Re: Purple for a Riv?

2015-09-02 Thread Garth
I know I've seen a photo of a purple/plum and cream bike, I just cannot find it at this time . Here is very close sample of the kind of purple I an thinking of . http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/718uO4rL5aL._SL1500_.jpg

[RBW] Re: WTB - Set of Paul Touring Cantilever Brakes (Silver) - Front & Rear

2015-09-03 Thread Garth
The best I can come up with

[RBW] Re: Rust, Repaint options and Realignment Questions.

2015-09-06 Thread Garth
Personally , I'd take it/send it to a frame builder who can thoroughly inspect it, align it , replace any tubes or anything that needs it, and repaint it. In Ohio I know of such a person , but obviously this is not LA ! Being in LA, maybe such persons don't exist there , I have no idea .

[RBW] Re: computer analysis & steel tubing sweet spot

2015-09-06 Thread Garth
I agree with Steve here , we're simply speaking here of preferences . No two will ever be exactly the same . People can't agree on what to measure, let alone how to measure it . People can't even agree on what to eat for lunch . . . . . Computers can't do it for you ! Who programs

Re: [RBW] Re: computer analysis & steel tubing sweet spot

2015-09-06 Thread Garth
Yes . . . .Who'd 'a ! On Sunday, September 6, 2015 at 1:37:41 PM UTC-4, Patrick Moore wrote: > > Huh! Who'd 'a thunk? > > On Sun, Sep 6, 2015 at 11:05 AM, Garth <gart...@gmail.com > > wrote: > >> I guess in my own way I'm saying The Absolute, Life, is

[RBW] Re: computer analysis & steel tubing sweet spot

2015-09-06 Thread Garth
I guess in my own way I'm saying The Absolute, Life, is not *found* "in" any-thing(objects or subjects) , The Absolute *IS* The All(inclusive), One Whole. Object and subject are the same One Whole. So if there is to called a "reference" , it would be the All-Inclusive's All-inclusive

[RBW] Re: computer analysis & steel tubing sweet spot

2015-09-06 Thread Garth
I guess in my own way I'm saying The Absolute, Life, is not *found* "in" any-thing(objects or subjects) , The Absolute *IS* The All(inclusive), One Whole. Object and subject are the same One Whole. So if there is to called a "reference" , it would be the All-Inclusive's All-inclusive Self

[RBW] Re: computer analysis & steel tubing sweet spot

2015-09-06 Thread Garth
Well Justin . . .. all of this assumes there is a constant, a fixed reference point . There is no consensus on the origin of Life , let alone even what Life is, so I find it no more than our self double-talk that we could find any Absolute in a world of relativity . I'm not saying

[RBW] Re: WTB - Set of Paul Touring Cantilever Brakes (Silver) - Front & Rear

2015-09-03 Thread Garth
Tedious ? (laughing) What the heck does this infer ? C'mon . we're talking shopping here . Pick any retailer and ask a hundred people , everyone is convinced that THEIR experience is the ONLY experience ! "I know best, this is how it was and will always be." .. or something like

Re: [RBW] Re: PSA: Sample Appaloosa is pretty sweet

2015-09-03 Thread Garth
ver reason it was time to put up the "sam-like" frame for sale. On Wednesday, September 2, 2015 at 10:00:40 PM UTC-4, Liesl wrote: > > Fun to see a link to my custom; thanks Garth! Yep, my custom differs from > the Mystery Bike in that the mid stays are doubled and go right

Re: [RBW] Re: So why no Titanium Wald basket?

2015-09-08 Thread Garth
Yes ! I was considering adding a wire basket to my mini Nitto but the idea never sat well to me, just too small of an area to be attached leading to increased stress in areas undesigned for it. So a porteur rack it is for me , likely the VO model as it includes a little larger fence than

[RBW] Re: So why no Titanium Wald basket?

2015-09-10 Thread Garth
FWIW John , I thought the same thing about the Soma price, but then shopping around online I found retailers sell the Soma and it's fence for the same total price as the VO and free shipping. Here is one place http://www.outsideoutfitters.com/ps-23468-1112-soma-porteur-front-cargo-rack.aspx

[RBW] Re: The Impossible School Commute

2015-09-09 Thread Garth
Such content requires no prerequisite Leah ! Joy needs no excuses ! Hray !Thank You ! -- 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: FS: 60CM Blue Bombadil frame LIKE new

2015-09-14 Thread Garth
Sure ! Is this the later style or the original parallel TT version ? What year ? Pics ? as blue comes in all shades ! On Monday, September 14, 2015 at 4:09:22 PM UTC-4, Kendallspower wrote: > > Trying to gauge interest. I have 2 and I never ride the nicer one which I > am

[RBW] Re: Bizarrely on topic: AL absorption through skin

2015-09-16 Thread Garth
Consider some Magnesium pedals :) Wellgo MG-1 , Canfield Crampon , Xpedo MX Force and Spry and DMR Vault and V12 are some , all with removable pins and all . I've had a couple of pairs of Wellgo's for years , perfect for my 12" foot length. Just add some grease to them when new and

[RBW] Re: Recent Blug post; no date given, but perhaps it's today's, 0915.

2015-09-16 Thread Garth
That's what great about opinions everyone has one :) Mine , Suntour XC Power shifter (thumb shifter) are the best of the best of any time . Yes, lots of "new" ratcheting shifters and they work well and all in fun-ction , but none even come close to the position on the bar and

[RBW] Re: Recent Blug post; no date given, but perhaps it's today's, 0915.

2015-09-16 Thread Garth
In regards to the person returning the shifter .. The Eternal mantra : So What ! Maybe the customer was this , or maybe that, or maybe that *and* that . . . . on and on and on . So what ?! None of us are so fragile as to not withstand a little rocking of the boat , it's

[RBW] Re: Bizarrely on topic: AL absorption through skin

2015-09-16 Thread Garth
Oh yeah guys , wood ! Brilliant I forget to mention these for Patrick , way cool . I think the shape may work for bare feet ? http://www.motobicycles.com/moto-urban-pedal-en.html -- You received this

[RBW] Re: Bizarrely on topic: AL absorption through skin

2015-09-15 Thread Garth
* "take ye no thought"* -- 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

[RBW] Re: non-destructive complete removal of tag in MUSA moleskin shirt - anyone know how?

2015-09-16 Thread Garth
I remove tags all the time . I don't know exactly where you are speaking of but there is really only 2 types of sewn tags, on seam or sewn on fabric independent of any seam. For the on seam kind , I hold the garment in my lap , color up facing me. I hold the tag with my left hand , first 2

[RBW] Re: non-destructive complete removal of tag in MUSA moleskin shirt - anyone know how?

2015-09-17 Thread Garth
It seems the software changed a word or 2 above. "Remove just the part that shows" is what it should say. Yikes mobiles! -- 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,

[RBW] Re: non-destructive complete removal of tag in MUSA moleskin shirt - anyone know how?

2015-09-17 Thread Garth
Thomas, on seam tags are removed the same way I described regardless of the location, side, top or bottom. You do not need to dismantle the garment to remove the hidden part, just debate is showing. Hence hold the tag taught and cut close to the seam as possible. I do this all the time! No

[RBW] Re: Bizarrely on topic: AL absorption through skin

2015-09-17 Thread Garth
In regards to aluminum , it should be noted that all Al that is used in everything is not the same . Some is anodized , which is a chemical process that makes it's surface relatively inert . I say relatively only because acids and highly caustic chemicals can compromise it. Skin contact ,

Re: [RBW] Re: Recent Blug post; no date given, but perhaps it's today's, 0915.

2015-09-17 Thread Garth
Customer: "Waiter, there's a fly in my soup !" Waiter, seeing an empty bowl : "Where is the soup ?" Customer : "In my tummy " Waiter : "Well , that's one lucky fly !" Ahahahaahahahaah !!! On Wednesday, September 16, 2015 at 6:29:24 PM UTC-4, Liesl wrote: > > Touché Bill! Grant

[RBW] Re: Waterford Paint

2015-09-17 Thread Garth
Waterford has painted so many frames there is no way to sum them all up into generalizations . I myself do not hold them up as some kind or perfect, beyond reproach company , from personal experience . -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "RBW

[RBW] Re: Recent Blug post; no date given, but perhaps it's today's, 0915.

2015-09-17 Thread Garth
When you realize no one really knows what they're doing, it's easy to forgive them . ;-) -- 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: What do Rivendell riders use for cycling in the rain in the cold?

2015-10-01 Thread Garth
You asked what did people wear in the rain in days of yore before the "waterproof/breathable" idea and sales pitch ? Most of the time when I rode in the rain, I'm speaking of the late 70's early 80's, I had a Bellwether "water resistant" jacket that of course wetted out , but it

[RBW] Re: The Manny Strap?

2015-10-01 Thread Garth
That image brings to mind . . .. . those plastic and wire grocery hand baskets would make great rack top baskets ! On Wednesday, September 30, 2015 at 1:09:41 PM UTC-4, Ely Ruth Rodriguez wrote: > > > > >

[RBW] Re: Compass Knickers

2015-10-04 Thread Garth
These look fantastic ! Don't know about the "slim" fit though . I prefer pants loose in the trunk area , no restrictions ! So I doubt these would fit the bill. For those , if any , that know of the now discontinued Ex Officio Amphi pants and shorts , the fit of these is sublime.

[RBW] Re: Confused by Nitto

2015-09-20 Thread Garth
Michael, The Nitto M18 Ben's offers is not the same as the M1 . It does not have the second set of struts for mounting. Here is the Nitto M14 http://sprockets.uk.com/nitto-m14-rear-bicycle-luggage-rack/ It differs from the Riv R14 in that it(M14) has extra hoop for bag support .

[RBW] Re: Confused by Nitto

2015-09-20 Thread Garth
> the brakes, so those, like the M12 only work with canti brakes. > > Michael > > > On Sunday, September 20, 2015 at 7:59:15 AM UTC-4, Garth wrote: >> >> >> Michael, The Nitto M18 Ben's offers is not the same as the M1 . It >> does not hav

[RBW] Re: Confused by Nitto

2015-09-20 Thread Garth
I'm sure you must know of the VO front racks with decaleurs , it seems a good option if your don't have a bar mounted one. -- 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: Bizarrely on topic: AL absorption through skin

2015-09-22 Thread Garth
The bottom line is it does not matter what we say ! Whether it is said to be harmless or deadly, and all degrees in between . . . . . who's to know without any doubt, Absolutely ? Decide for your Self , no one else can no matter the so-called "credentials". Life is Love and Love

Re: [RBW] WTB: Shimano triple front derailleur 8s/9s

2015-09-22 Thread Garth
Are you sure it is the 4600 and not the 4603 ? The 00 is the double, the 03 the triple designation. Is it a true 28.6mm clamp or is it 31.8 with a shim ? I'm assuming 31.8 w/shim as this is what the docs spec. These appear still available new , is it that your seeking a used one or one may

Re: [RBW] Re: Bizarrely on topic: AL absorption through skin

2015-09-19 Thread Garth
as yourself" to me means that there is no separation between "my" life and "another's" life. Life is Life , regardless of the who , what, where , when and why . Life is my neighbor for Life is all there is to "me" . With Love, Garth -- You received this message

[RBW] Re: Bizarrely on topic: AL absorption through skin

2015-09-21 Thread Garth
While we're talking way out and wonderful ways of the pedal . . . . .how about wrapping your existing pedals in twine ? You could install the original pins , some or all, and use them to stabilize the twine of some gauge . By the time you're finished with the twine, the cleats and the

[RBW] Re: Kojaks tubeless: Possible? Any advantage?

2015-08-28 Thread Garth
Just 4 U :) https://bartthebikeman.wordpress.com/2013/06/15/continental-grand-prix-road-tyre-tubeless-setup/ On Friday, August 28, 2015 at 3:35:58 PM UTC-4, Patrick Moore wrote: Given that the (559X1.35) Kojaks measure almost a true 32 mm on the new Equalizer rims, while the Elk Passes are

[RBW] Re: PSA: Sample Appaloosa is pretty sweet

2015-08-28 Thread Garth
, August 28, 2015 at 9:01:30 AM UTC-7, Garth wrote: I'm a bit confused I thought the Appaloosa was suppose to have really long chainstays, a diagonal tube, and more rake . This one : https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8186/8419517174_1e94722b62_b.jpg -- You received this message because

[RBW] Re: PSA: Sample Appaloosa is pretty sweet

2015-08-28 Thread Garth
Lol Bill . . . . this all reminds of Who's on first ! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k-5dPy1O3CQ On Friday, August 28, 2015 at 2:31:24 PM UTC-4, Bill Lindsay wrote: This is a great opportunity for one to wax philosophical about the role of a name...to outline the nuances between

Re: [RBW] Re: Latest Blug, MUSA clothing, and Crapmanship

2016-02-06 Thread Garth
Check out Railriders pants and shorts too. The x-treme adventure pànt has velcro cuffs, their oher styles do not. -- 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: Atlantis vs. Sam

2016-02-10 Thread Garth
I can only say, every frame is perfect. No comparisons could ever make sense. No matter what appears, perfection is present :) -- 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: Ride to Indian Restaurant/Lost my bike computer!!!

2016-02-04 Thread Garth
How wonderful it is to "lose" such a device ! How fast, how far, what time ? . oh the questions ! You know, no matter how fast or slow I've ever gone, the time is always now. No matter where I go, the place is always here. Funny how that is ;) Even funnier, a computer doesn't

[RBW] Re: Latest Blug, MUSA clothing, and Crapmanship

2016-02-06 Thread Garth
For anyone fretting over the clothing not being made anymore, there are many people , family, friends, professionals, who can replicate your favorite pants, shorts etc. Good fabric can be bought online, as well as all the fittings etc. -- You received this message because you are

[RBW] Re: No free electronic version of RR #44?

2016-02-06 Thread Garth
All the money in the world does not buy a single moment, it never has and never will. One moment alone is priceless, Infinite. Nothing else can come closè, for here is nothing else . -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "RBW Owners Bunch" group. To

[RBW] Re: Chainstay protector

2016-02-07 Thread Garth
Old tube and electrical tape ! -- 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

Re: [RBW] Re: Chainstay protector

2016-02-07 Thread Garth
Beauty just is, regardless of any sense of it. On Sunday, February 7, 2016 at 12:28:44 PM UTC-5, Lungimsam wrote: > > Cannot believe you cats are covering up those beautiful frames and paint > with opaque materials. -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google

[RBW] Re: 2,000 miles safe for a Riv-bike on a car trunk rack?

2016-02-13 Thread Garth
Gee wiz , well before the idea of "preservation" aka:fear , I took my bikes on thousands of miles with bikes on the back of cars, on top, in the trunk and on the back seat. In the back of my pickup too, with a camper shell and carpet kit ! Lo and behold, no harm ever came to anyone or

Re: [RBW] Re: 2,000 miles safe for a Riv-bike on a car trunk rack?

2016-02-13 Thread Garth
Yep ! On Saturday, February 13, 2016 at 10:35:03 AM UTC-5, Patrick Moore wrote: Steve: *movers' quilt(s) * -- 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

[RBW] Re: Hunq Effective TT

2016-02-01 Thread Garth
Lol . . . I wonder if Riv actually measured the frames or they just looked it up somewhere as Bryan's direct measurement confirms it is indeed incorrect, at least for the 62 frame. On Monday, February 1, 2016 at 5:44:16 PM UTC-5, Daniel Jackson wrote: > > OK folks. Geo chart copied above

[RBW] Re: Hunq Effective TT

2016-01-31 Thread Garth
That great , thank you Bryan !! On Sunday, January 31, 2016 at 1:59:38 PM UTC-5, comveo wrote: > > No problem Garth. As accurately as I can measure, I'm getting 67.8cm > > Hope this helps : ) > > > -Bryan > > On Sunday, January 31, 2016 at 1:35:44 PM UTC-5, Garth w

[RBW] Re: Hunq Effective TT

2016-01-31 Thread Garth
helps out, I just measure my (green, current model) 62cm > Hunqapillar's effective TT and I'm getting 64.5cm, which agrees with Garth > via Keven @ Rivendell. I measure this in the same way Bill L. had detailed. > > Of course, Riv it up to confirm! > > > -Bryan > > >

[RBW] Re: Hunq Effective TT

2016-01-31 Thread Garth
Opps, that's Bryan with a y ! lol :) On Sunday, January 31, 2016 at 1:34:42 PM UTC-5, Garth wrote: > > > Hey Brian, if you have a moment , could you measure the front-center on > your 62 ? Just a measurement from the center crank bolt center front > skewer is clos

[RBW] Re: Albatross vs Choco bar (A photo comparison)

2016-02-03 Thread Garth
Casey, the Albastache is 55.5cm wide, the Alba and the Choco are 55cm. The sweep angles of the Alba and Choco are the also same . The difference between the bars is the drop and forward extension, the Choco being less in each. It is as Riv says "the Alba with a few tweaks" . Your third

[RBW] Re: Hunq Effective TT

2016-02-04 Thread Garth
Yes it is to be redesigned, but this chart is for the current/original one. I hope they post such blueprints for all thèir frames. -- 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

[RBW] Re: Hunq Effective TT

2016-01-30 Thread Garth
As to the correctness of them I cannot say, but Riv has in the past always stated in their charts that TT lengths listed were theoretical on the 6 degree models. On Saturday, January 30, 2016 at 8:33:39 AM UTC-5, Matt B. wrote: > > They are listed on the website but i remember hearing those

[RBW] Re: Hunq Effective TT

2016-01-30 Thread Garth
Okay, I recall I emailed Keven about this long ago for a 62cm. He stated the effective TT was 64.5cm . I did not follow up and ask him if the front-center was then longer than stated also or not. -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "RBW Owners Bunch"

[RBW] Re: Hunq Effective TT

2016-01-30 Thread Garth
They're listed on the riv Hunq frame page . On Saturday, January 30, 2016 at 8:11:36 AM UTC-5, Daniel Jackson wrote: > > Anybody know where to find info on the effective top tube lengths of the > 58 and 62 Hunqapillars? > > Thanks much. > D. > -- You received this message because you are

[RBW] Re: Hunq Effective TT

2016-01-31 Thread Garth
Lol. The geo chart is apparently not wholly correct, as I wrote about my correspondance with Keven @Riv. When the Hunq came out in 2010 I recall first buyers reporting their tt' s were longer than listed. This is why I emailed Keven about it. Could Keven be mistaken ? Yes, he may have

[RBW] Re: Mountain-style brake lever with 23.8mm clamp?

2016-02-03 Thread Garth
Yes you can use them alone ! On Wednesday, February 3, 2016 at 11:27:23 AM UTC-5, BCDrums wrote: > > I am using A Nitto moustache bar and I'd like to use mountain-style levers > similar to the Tektro RL720 Cross Brake lever. Can it be used as a > standalone lever? Thanks. -- You received

[RBW] Re: Hunq Effective TT

2016-02-03 Thread Garth
Now that's how to do a geometry chart ! -- 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

[RBW] Re: Albatross vs Choco bar (A photo comparison)

2016-02-03 Thread Garth
Comparing bars on top of each other can be really deceptive ! Slight changes in camera angle can make things appear different than they really are. Notice in the bar on bar photo how much wider the Alba *appears* , when they are in fact the same width. Even in person, I've put 2 Alba

Re: [RBW] Re: How forged cranks are made

2016-02-25 Thread Garth
Formulas ? I know of none that are absolutely true, and if it is not àbsolute it is null. -- 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: Rancid Proofhide

2016-02-26 Thread Garth
Yea . . .. It's all mud , farts and roses ahh . . . . that smell . .. . can't you smell that smell ! Ahahahahahaahahahahaha ! ! ! On Friday, February 26, 2016 at 1:19:01 PM UTC-5, Deacon Patrick wrote: > > Indeed, Garth. Indeed. You've boldly stated what ha

[RBW] Re: New Riv custom mixte - what I'm thinking for colour and build

2016-02-26 Thread Garth
You'll be alright with your choice Ryan . I chose my Imron paint from that very chart and in "real life" it was what I anticipated . Imron metallics always shift their appearance quite brilliantly from changes in light so even the swatches themselves are only accurate in the light of the

Re: [RBW] Re: How forged cranks are made

2016-02-26 Thread Garth
As if you are speaking otherwise . . . . . . sardonic grin ;) On Friday, February 26, 2016 at 12:05:55 PM UTC-5, Patrick Moore wrote: > > Garth: please stop with the foolish editorializing about EXISTENCE and > LIFE and MEANING. Editorialize all you want about bikes. L

Re: [RBW] Re: How forged cranks are made

2016-02-26 Thread Garth
Neither am I ! And regardless of the intent, content or anything period . . . my thanks stands for you as well as the Patrick n' Moore and everyone here . Nothing can change this. On Friday, February 26, 2016 at 3:59:51 PM UTC-5, Deacon Patrick wrote: > > I'm not sure I said what you

Re: [RBW] Re: How forged cranks are made

2016-02-26 Thread Garth
Thank you for your honesty Patrick ! On Friday, February 26, 2016 at 12:36:10 PM UTC-5, Deacon Patrick wrote: > > It appears, Garth, you know of one formula that is absolutely true. > Sardonic grin. > > With abandon, > Patrick > > -- You received this message be

[RBW] Re: Off Topic, but perhaps not by much: Mac and Ubuntu compatible music manager?

2016-02-28 Thread Garth
Save them to what format ? mp3(what bitrate ?) , flac(lossless), OGG, etc. ? I use K3B to rip cd's . OGG(adjustable quality) and flac save quick . Mp3's are saved @128kbs only and this can be changed but it is not so simple , darnit ! If you're not saving for portable use flac or OGG are

[RBW] Re: FS: Paul Thumbies with Silver Shifter adpaters and some Freewheels

2016-02-29 Thread Garth
What are the teeth count on the 600 fw ? -- 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

[RBW] Re: Ditched the dirt drops for Alba's. Not sure yet...

2016-02-29 Thread Garth
While no one can tell you what works for you , you may as well try them higher , a lot higher judging by the photo . I think I started mine an inch above the saddle and rose it another inch or so later on. I could still likely go higher , maybe some day , ho hum, ..My reference point

Re: [RBW] Re: Tips for how to better handle Selfish Drivers?

2016-02-22 Thread Garth
FWIW, as this will be ignored . A true Saint doesn't call out assholes for there are none such to the true Saint. Only the self-professed (not) saints see them because they are just like them. To serve God is slavery to be God is Truth On Monday, February 22, 2016 at

Re: [RBW] Re: Tips for how to better handle Selfish Drivers?

2016-02-22 Thread Garth
Ahahahahahah !The myth of the fallen(the supposed asshole) is the only "asshole". Since the myth belongs to no one it doesn't even exist. On Monday, February 22, 2016 at 12:30:13 PM UTC-5, Patrick Moore wrote: > > Aum!!! > > Patrick Moore, calling out assholes as he sees

[RBW] Re: Rancid Proofhide

2016-02-26 Thread Garth
bandon, > Patrick > > On Thursday, February 25, 2016 at 9:04:41 AM UTC-7, Garth wrote: >> >> Yes it can go rancid, maybe quicker in hot and humid climates. >> >> -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "RBW Owners Bunc

[RBW] Re: Rancid Proofhide

2016-02-26 Thread Garth
Regardless , Lungimsam's Proofide smells rancid to him and he's not mistaken. On Friday, February 26, 2016 at 12:39:49 PM UTC-5, Deacon Patrick wrote: > > Tallow, properly rendered, lasts decades and is shelf stable and > consumable. CF: Pemmican. (caveat: this presumes a 100% grass fed

[RBW] Re: Rancid Proofhide

2016-02-25 Thread Garth
Yes it can go rancid, maybe quicker in hot and humid climates. -- 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: Copenhagen!

2016-01-21 Thread Garth
Looks like a lovely place indeed ! Only to add to the Copenhagen love, ironically I have been enjoying these sets on flickr from a pro photographer in Copenhagen , there are thousands of photos of people riding their bikes in every clothing style imaginable, from high fashion to blue jeans

[RBW] Re: Front Rack Advice

2016-01-21 Thread Garth
Soma's Deluxe Porteur rack has rails for front bags . It has 5 mount points now so it would be plenty stable. I don't know about clearance for wide canti's but here's a couple pics of it with CR720's . http://ep.yimg.com/ay/yhst-3773699254952/soma-porteur-rack-stainless-steel-8.gif

[RBW] Re: Segwaying from Garbage Pail Bike thread: pros and cons of CF and Steel?

2016-01-21 Thread Garth
FWIW, throughout the country there are many framebuilders who simply are not a "big name" . They cater to a local and/or regional market. Some more detailed/fancy than others. Some less than $2k or even $1500. I personally don't care for lots of details or fancy paint jobs, it's all about

[RBW] Re: Front Rack Advice

2016-01-21 Thread Garth
I wonder about the Mark's rack too. I've yanked and pried as hard as I can on my bike and I can't get it to budge. I have a 4 point mount, with 2 on top of fork . I'd say the basket is much weaker than any rack. They were never intended to be mounted on top of racks like they are being

[RBW] Re: Front Rack Advice

2016-01-21 Thread Garth
FWIW, the fixed Nitto front rack has the same rating ! So the adjustability of it does not seem to limit it at all. And yes, at 4.5 pounds that's not alot. Yet, how many times have we seen/heard people carrying large melons with a basket ? Of course this is overloading it , but people can

[RBW] Re: Mid-Atlantic 2016 Snow

2016-01-21 Thread Garth
Oh Boy . . . . another Snowmegeddon ! Let it snow let it snow let it snow ! > > > *Oh, the weather outside is frightfulBut the fire is so delightfulAnd > since we’ve no place to goLet it snow, let it snow, let it snow* -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the

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