[RBW] Re: Replacement Cantilever Pad Choices

2010-07-27 Thread Garth
Thanks for the tip about the Cafams Ginz. The front and rear studs on the Bombadil have slightly different depths, I ran into the same binding problem with one set of my vintage Shimano cantlievers, rendering them useless. I need to follow the advice I always give other people .. the only

[RBW] Rear Derailleur Capacity Limits

2010-07-28 Thread Garth
Greetings, I finally got my Bombadil going, I'm using a vintage Deore RD-MT60 http://www.velobase.com/velobase.com/ViewComponent.aspx?ID=3f73f16c-1a7e-46c5-ab73-f21755e71b08 The capacity is rated at 38t. I'm using a 24/36/48 and 13/32 FW for 43 total. The issue I'm having is when in the 24t

[RBW] Re: Rear Derailleur Capacity Limits

2010-07-28 Thread Garth
The RD is nearly new. Wear isn't an issue. Maybe it's just not so great. The bike has just been put together, a Bombadil. The SRAM PC-850 chain is new, 114 links, 57 inches long, plus the power link. I used Park's formula for chain length http://www.parktool.com/repair/readhowto.asp?id=26 With

[RBW] Re: Rear Derailleur Capacity Limits

2010-07-28 Thread Garth
As I said though ,pedaling normal you'd never know the pulleys were so close, it was only when I was lubing my chain and pedaling backwards did I notice this. I suspect there is no harm being done, but I'll likely replace it anyways when I can get a new one. This is the first time I've

[RBW] Re: Rear Derailleur Capacity Limits

2010-07-29 Thread Garth
Jim, I checked the RD travel with no chain on, and it hits the 28t cog despite the B screw all the way in, at the highest tension. I'm not sure what value the Park Tool idea is though, as on my road bike, the XT RD will hit the 32t cog with the chain off, but with the chain on it's not too

[RBW] Re: New Sugino Crankset

2010-08-04 Thread Garth
Bilenky sells the Carmina complete for a bit less. It was significantly less, but they've raised their prices. I have mixed feelings about the Carmina, as I recently bought one. First, the BB sizing is soup du jour. You'll never know what it's going to need until you actually get it. Forget

[RBW] Re: New Sugino Crankset

2010-08-04 Thread Garth
I use 7sp friction shifting Joel. I've never used indexed shifting. If you look at a regular non pinned chainring compared to the pinned ones, you'll see the ramps are set so high, close to the teeth, that your range of use is limited. I was told I'd have no issue with using a 8sp chain with

[RBW] Re: New Sugino Crankset

2010-08-04 Thread Garth
A Shimano UN54 BB is JIS for sure. This experience is from setting up my Bombadil of recent. Bilenky told my I'd have no issue using an 8sp chain, but like I said, the chain rubs on the rings as I described. With a 7 speed FW, one should be able to use at least 4 cogs in the small ring, 6 in the

[RBW] Re: New Sugino Crankset

2010-08-04 Thread Garth
On Aug 4, 5:02 pm, Steve Palincsar palin...@his.com wrote: On Wed, 2010-08-04 at 13:59 -0700, Garth wrote: A Shimano UN54 BB is JIS for sure. This experience is from setting up my Bombadil of recent.  Bilenky told my I'd have no issue using an 8sp chain, but like I said, the chain rubs

[RBW] Re: New Sugino Crankset

2010-08-04 Thread Garth
On Aug 4, 5:12 pm, Steve Palincsar palin...@his.com wrote: On Wed, 2010-08-04 at 14:08 -0700, Garth wrote: I'm in a 7 speed world though Not as far as chains are concerned, though: the chain you buy today as a 7 speed chain is the one that some years ago was labeled 8 speed. Now they call

[RBW] Re: New Sugino Crankset

2010-08-05 Thread Garth
On Aug 4, 10:57 pm, rperks perks@gmail.com wrote: This may sound rediculous, but the middle ring may not be symetric, and may do better flipped.  On my 50-30 Ritchey compact set up on my Roadeo I have the outer ring with the text/etching facing out, and the middle ring has the text

[RBW] Re: New Sugino Crankset

2010-08-05 Thread Garth
On Aug 5, 11:19 am, JoelMatthews joelmatth...@mac.com wrote: No skin off my nose what anyone choses to buy.  All my multi-speed bikes have 6 -7 speed freewheels.  All of them have new model TA cranks up front with TA rings.  Chains are all Wipperman, I believe 8 speed.  Derailleurs are

[RBW] Tektro CR720 w/Marks Rack Conflicting

2010-08-06 Thread Garth
When installing some CR720's today on the Bombadil, I found out they conflict big time with a Marks front rack, mounted at the braze-ons below the canti bosses. This is not good. When installed, the brakes cannot open to get the tire out, they hit the struts of the Nitto. Is this a secret that I

[RBW] Re: Tektro CR720 w/Marks Rack Conflicting

2010-08-06 Thread Garth
Thanks for that Bob. It seems my choice is a new rack or some extra long struts mounted to the mid low braze-ons instead of below the canti's. Riv is out of the long struts though. I guess I can mount the Nitto 2 strut rack in the front either. Gheese. -- You received this message because you

[RBW] Re: Tektro CR720 w/Marks Rack Conflicting

2010-08-06 Thread Garth
Thanks for that Bob and Aaron. It seems my choice is a new rack or some extra long struts mounted to the mid low braze-ons instead of below the canti's. Riv is out of the long struts though. Or in the back. I already tried that, though I preferred it up front. I guess I can mount the Nitto 2

[RBW] Re: Tektro CR720 w/Marks Rack Conflicting

2010-08-06 Thread Garth
Really though .. this is the third brake I've tried using on the Bombadil. I was hoping to use one paired set. Right now I have a mixed set of vintage Shimano canti's on there. The canti bosses are irregular in depth, so some brakes bind when tightened on the rear. Darn quirks. Sigh . I

[RBW] Re: Tektro CR720 w/Marks Rack Conflicting

2010-08-07 Thread Garth
On Aug 7, 7:17 am, Angus angusle...@sbcglobal.net wrote: Garth, Without pictures I may be visualizing this incorrectly...but, (as Robert pointed out) can you bend the lower stays in a manner similar to the mini-front rack to allow the cantilevers to open wider? Part of the fun

[RBW] Re: Tektro CR720 w/Marks Rack Conflicting

2010-08-07 Thread Garth
Hey guys, thanks for the help. After a ride to clear my head and watching the video, I reconfigured and lowered the rack, with a little bending of the struts, and everything just fits! I do have one more question though, regarding the pad holders hitting the fork blades the front , which is

[RBW] Re: Tektro CR720 w/Marks Rack Conflicting

2010-08-07 Thread Garth
After getting the CR720 on the front, I notice they I have to put the hanger quite a bit off center for it to pull evenly. The spring adjust screws help a little ,but not enough. My previous brakes had no spring adjustment and the pull was dead straight. Any ideas would be appreciated. -- You

[RBW] Re: Tektro CR720 w/Marks Rack Conflicting

2010-08-08 Thread Garth
Thanks for bending tips Angus, they're really helpful. Thomas your idea has me thinking . I'm going to try cutting some strips of clear chainstay protector and put those inside the fork blades where it hits. My paint is Dupont Imron, so it does chip and all , sometimes easier than one

[RBW] Re: Hillborne or Hunqapillar

2010-08-09 Thread Garth
Ernie , For perspective ... of course you're going to hear that the Sam frame is best for you because people here have them, I don't think anyone owns a Hunqapillar yet. Who's going to tell you how great it is if they don't own it? I ride the Bombadil on the road with 42mm tires and it doesn't

[RBW] Re: Rear Derailleur Capacity Limits

2010-08-09 Thread Garth
To conclude the thread, I purchased a Shimano LX M581 rear derailleur for the bike. Wow how modern derailleurs have improved. The spring action is super light, the pulley cage is 2cm. longer than the vintage Deore was,allowing for a 45t capacity, up from the 38t of the Deore. Needless to say,

[RBW] Re: Grant discounts the value of top tube length

2010-08-09 Thread Garth
TT length is one of those it is , but it isn't things. If you ride a bike with too short of a TT , it is. If not it isn't. That's why you get the polar opposite opinions. Being tall, and ridden many short TT'd frames ,it is important to myself because stems only reach so far. They

[RBW] Re: Tektro CR720 w/Marks Rack Conflicting

2010-08-10 Thread Garth
I've used these brakes for a few rides now. They work well, but they shed brake material like I've never seen. My rims are coated with black brake dust from 2 rides. These pads won't last long. I think I'll try some SwissStop Black pads or VO's squeal free ones. Anyone use either? -- You

[RBW] Re: Man-Topic [Shaving Facial Hair]

2010-08-12 Thread Garth
A tip for shave in the AM+ride+sweat= burn Witch Hazel prevents it, found in any drug dept of any store. 16 fl. oz. bottles. My favorite is Thayers though, it's alcohol free and soothes like no other. http://www.thayers.com/store/index.php?main_page=indexcPath=3 -- You received this message

[RBW] Re: Sam Hill, again

2010-08-14 Thread Garth
Hello Patrick Look ... I don't know you ... or what you're looking for in way of ride or tires . but I think wider tires will help . I ride the Bombadil on the road with 700x45mm tires, 42.25mm actual. I have some pretty poorly patch paved roads I ride on. These roads were heck on my

[RBW] Re: The ultimate compact double (IMO)

2010-08-20 Thread Garth
Surly's Mr. Whirly can also be configured with a 58/94 interchangeable spider. You can get a 47.5mm chainline spindle for it, move the 2.5mm DS spacer over to the other side for a 45mm chainline if needed, or use a 1mm and 1.5mm and split the diff. -- You received this message because you are

[RBW] Re: VO 50.4 BCD Crankset is here

2010-08-21 Thread Garth
In regards to longer cranks, there's a lot of unfounded fear and mis- information that gets spread . Longer cranks don't hurt your knees, or slow your cadence, or ruin your pedal motion. Resistance domes from fear of change fear of the unknown. We all experience it. There's 3 groups about

[RBW] Re: Hunqapillar or Bombadil for the trails?

2010-08-26 Thread Garth
RJM .. The Bombadil works just fine on the road too. The feedback here is Atlantis biased because it's been around since 1999, not many have a Bombadil yet, even fewer a Hunqapillar. I use my Bombabil on and off road. I don't transport my bike, so I gotta ride to whatever trail I'm riding,

[RBW] Duluth Banana Bag, Other stuff FS

2010-08-26 Thread Garth
Greetings, I have a few items for sale. Prices include shipping to the lower 48 USA states. I prefer Paypal. I'll ship items within 2 days of receipt of payment. All Items seen here. http://www.flickr.com/photos/11316...@n04/sets/72157624156800579/detail/ 1. One Duluth Banana bag. I used it

[RBW] Re: Duluth Banana Bag, Other stuff FS

2010-08-26 Thread Garth
The Campy Toe clips are sold. Thank you! -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups RBW Owners Bunch group. To post to this group, send email to rbw-owners-bu...@googlegroups.com. To unsubscribe from this group, send email to

[RBW] Re: Duluth Banana Bag, Other stuff FS

2010-08-27 Thread Garth
The Slingshot Stem is sold. The Duluth Banana Bag is sold. Thank you for the sales. I'll sell the Specialized bars alone , with the 22.2 to 25.4 shim, for $30, including shipping of course. -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups RBW Owners Bunch group.

[RBW] Re: Drop Bars vs. Non-drops

2010-08-27 Thread Garth
You just gotta try Albatross bars to know for yourself. They are fun . I love the 56cm width. and there is no drop bar that wide! I had some 52cm dirt Drop bars, but they were only 46cm at the brakes, so I gifted them to another. You don't have to limit your hand positions at all!! I have

[RBW] Re: Drop Bars vs. Non-drops

2010-08-27 Thread Garth
Hey Patrick .. I'm laughing ! Sometimes the context, depth and spirit of what we write gets lost in this very limited form of communication we call the written word. Well . probably most of the time it does ! I don't mean to offend anyone here. I may ... but I can't control that.

[RBW] Re: Hunqa and SO update on Riv site!

2010-08-28 Thread Garth
I'm mostly interested in the Andel cranks. The logo will likely be removable by grade steel wool(ultrafine). I'm trying to get some of these in a 110/74 , but no one in the USA sells them except maybe Gaerlan Cycles, which sells some similar looking under the Vuelta brand name. Or

[RBW] Re: Drop Bars vs. Non-drops

2010-08-28 Thread Garth
I think there are so many variances in people's preferred position while climbing ,let alone all riding , that one cannot say this or that bar is better for climbing. We are human , and we are flexible to different degrees. If only it was the bar or my position that could get more oxygen

[RBW] Re: Drop Bars vs. Non-drops

2010-08-29 Thread Garth
Respectfully .. you are making the errant assumption that to ride with an Alba bar(or Moustache or similiar) he/she is riding bolt upright. What is bolt upright anyways 90 degrees? That's really hard to do. Your actual position on the bike depends on the TT length and the stem used. To

[RBW] Re: Drop Bars vs. Non-drops

2010-08-29 Thread Garth
On Aug 29, 9:59 am, PATRICK MOORE bertin...@gmail.com wrote: Are you saying that riding in the hooks on low bars is bunched up? If so, you are doing what you criticize the other for: making unwarranted assumptions and playing straw man (that's two fallacies). A low bar, butt back position

[RBW] Re: Drop Bars vs. Non-drops

2010-08-29 Thread Garth
Hey David, That looks cool ... the dirt drop stem kind of flows to the bars. . . . it matches well. -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups RBW Owners Bunch group. To post to this group, send email to rbw-owners-bu...@googlegroups.com. To unsubscribe from

[RBW] Re: Rear Hub Advice

2010-08-29 Thread Garth
8 speed FW's are made by Sunrace currently I don't know of anyone else. I do see many NOS Sachs though on ebay, which are better FW's. Otherwise 7 speeds are fine. Sunrace and Shimano both make FW's as does IRD, but I still question their QC, so I hesitate to recommend them. I use 7sp FW's

[RBW] Re: Drop Bars vs. Non-drops

2010-08-29 Thread Garth
Life has a way of throwing forks in the road you never knew were there. I used to ride all drops, except my mtb bike. I was all about efficiency while riding trying to go as far as I could as fast as I could. Then, something happened that I could no longer ride without severe pain. I gave

[RBW] TA Zephyr and Zelito Chainrings For Sale 24-36-48

2010-09-02 Thread Garth
Greetings, For sale are a 48t and 36t Zephyr 110mm BCD chainring, and a 24t Zelito 74mm BCD chainring. Top of the line TA quality, 7075 T6 heat treated aluminium . They are new rings mounted on a new crank, but taken off before using the crank.

[RBW] Re: Duluth Banana Bag, Other stuff FS

2010-09-03 Thread Garth
The Campy SR Pedals now $45. Specialized Handlebars $30. Diadora shoes, Campy Victory seatpost and Brakeset still available also. Prices include shipping to lower 48 states !! Make me a reasonable offer if you really want something here. -- You received this message because you are

[RBW] FS TA Zephyr and Zelito Chainrings 24/36/48 (Lower Price)

2010-09-04 Thread Garth
Greetings, For sale are a 48t and 36t Zephyr 110mm BCD chainring, and a 24t Zelito 74mm BCD chainring. Top of the line TA quality, 7075 T6 heat treated aluminium . They are new rings mounted on a new crank, but taken off before using the crank.

[RBW] Re: Moustache Handlebar Setup

2010-09-06 Thread Garth
On Sep 6, 1:31 pm, Johnny Alien johnnyal...@verizon.net wrote: Excellent info!!  So the Northroad handlebar will fit mountain levers and look at least similar.  Anyone use these bars? Johnny , Those bars you linked to are what Riv calls Albatross bars 56cm. CroMoly. Ben's often leaves

[RBW] Re: WTB: Cylinder shaped dummy levers

2010-09-07 Thread Garth
They're called a Dia Compe DC138 hand rest http://www.diacompe.com.tw/product_View.asp?nid=803 Try calling these guys ... http://www.merrysales.com/ SJS Cycles has them in the UK, but about the same price. http://www.sjscycles.co.uk/product.asp?pf_id=23301changecurrency=USD It seems that's

[RBW] Re: White Industries vbc road crank

2010-09-09 Thread Garth
I'll double the suggestion to use an XD2 crank and leave off the big ring. Riv, or a flexible local bike shop can swap out the rings you need instead of being stuck with ones you don't want. I don't thin Riv has 30t 74mm rings in stock, but I'm sure they can get one in a jiffy. 44t or 46t I'm sure

[RBW] Re: White Industries vbc road crank

2010-09-09 Thread Garth
Yeah, I understand the appeal of the ENO system. You gotta wonder about ring availability though in 15-20 years, and from only one source. It's great for WI. Proprietary gear means more pie for them. 110/74 rings will be around indefinitely. It's great that my 1983 Sugino AT crank is as usable

[RBW] Re: White Industries vbc road crank

2010-09-09 Thread Garth
On Sep 9, 1:38 pm, Rob Harrison robha...@gmail.com wrote: In 15-20 years perhaps you'll be able to take the old chainring to   Kinko's for a 3-D scan, clean it up in Photoshop 17, and e-mail the   file to a local CNC fabricator... Yes ... this is a likely possibility!! MichaelH . I

[RBW] Re: Check this Bombadil!

2010-09-10 Thread Garth
Is this going to be the only Bomabdil then? I do like the new decal. Finally a decal to match the frame! When I had mine repainted I left off the decals because in my eyes it never matched the theme of the bike. The color is just for the photo, I'm sure you can get anything you want. The

[RBW] Re: Y a CD?

2010-09-12 Thread Garth
Many ways to gear your bike. All of them okay for someone in some terrain. I still dig a 26/44/48 plus a 13-32 7sp FW. The only time I need the 26 is on the monster hills. All 7 cogs are usable in the 44, which is awesome. If I needed a low Q crank and all, a compact drive may be okay for the

[RBW] Re: Fargo versus Bombadil versus Hunq versus Atlantis

2010-09-12 Thread Garth
FWIW ... the Bombadil won't take a 65mm tire. It's not intended to. Fork clearance is about 64mm, the rear is about the same. This is tube to tube, but you gotta leave some clearance room, hence it's spec'd at 2.3 , or 58.4mm for tire clearance. Actual tire width of course, and this varies a lot

[RBW] Re: Super-spongy brakes on my AHH - any help?

2010-09-14 Thread Garth
On Sep 13, 5:21 pm, Adam Kimball adamfkimb...@gmail.com wrote: ** My Dura-Ace brake levers are incredibly squishy** Thanks, Adam You really need to pursue this, either the levers don't have the correct pull, or there is drag in the cabling. Or a combo of both. If the cable is the

[RBW] Re: Super-spongy brakes on my AHH - any help?

2010-09-14 Thread Garth
Wait a mintute though ,we're talking about Silver Caliper brakes yes? If so, what's all the talk about canti geometry and yokes? The problem is not the brakes, it's either some drag in the line or the levers themselves. Calipers are calipers, if you squeeze them in your hand they should spring

[RBW] Re: Super-spongy brakes on my AHH - any help?

2010-09-15 Thread Garth
FWIW I've found it's not necessary to have a perfectly square cable end. I've driven myself nuts trying to do it, but then realized as long as the cut is clean, the angle doesn't have to be perfectly square. This is based on my many trials and errors. The most useful tool I have is one I'm

[RBW] Re: accidentally perfect - now what?

2010-09-19 Thread Garth
That's great you found a setup that works for you! As far as the LL frame ... It's not really worth it to go modifying the frame, unless it was the only frame left on Earth I suppose! I'm a believer in letting frames be, with the exception of minor things like cold setting a rear to accept a

[RBW] VO Grand Cru Seatpost Users?

2010-09-19 Thread Garth
Greetings, Does any here use the VO Seatpost? I need a longer one than I have, and the VO appear okay, but I noticed the clamp looks rather small. (Fore to aft, not width) Any seatpost I've owned had a clamp of 41mm or so. I would think a shorter clamp would put more stress on the rails, but to

[RBW] Re: VO Grand Cru Seatpost Users?

2010-09-19 Thread Garth
: Mine measures about 32mm. a Nitto Crystal fellow I have measures 36mm. I'm very happy with mine and have had no problems. They have more set back then Nitto's which work better for people who need to sit further back to get the right hip position. ~Mike~ On Sep 19, 12:50 pm, Garth garth

[RBW] Re: Nitto Mini or Marks Rack ?

2010-09-22 Thread Garth
Storm, Marks' rack will suit you fine. I also have a frame that won't allow a Mini rack due to a threaded fork crown. I could go drillin' but I don't think so! Mark's rack will fit any bike, and that's a big plus for many. As far as the weight load . I don't know . how much are you going

[RBW] Re: Reminder: Garage Sale and Ride

2010-09-22 Thread Garth
I wish I was in CA for the weekend or the week . month . year or maybe just visit and stay . -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups RBW Owners Bunch group. To post to this group, send email to rbw-owners-bu...@googlegroups.com. To

[RBW] Re: Reminder: Garage Sale and Ride

2010-09-23 Thread Garth
The saying cash on the barrelhead means cash, no credit. . . so it's safe to assume that's what they mean. Get your 50 and 100 dollar bills handy. -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups RBW Owners Bunch group. To post to this group, send email to

[RBW] WTB.... Nitto S-83 Seatpost

2010-09-24 Thread Garth
If anyone has a used S-83 seatpost for sale, or one they don't need or want . I'm in need of one. I've changed to shorter cranks from 185's to 175 and my Campy post is too short. Maybe someone sees one at the garage sale? I don't need a pristine one, just one that works and has decent bolts. --

[RBW] Re: advice on crank / bb selection

2010-09-27 Thread Garth
I found this very helpful chart of Tange BB's, and Shimano's UN54 are about the same proportions. This is invaluable if you want to go changing BB's. The 111mm Tange is labelled as a 110 BTW. Look carefully at the charts ,as driveside/non driveside proportions are surprising, they don't really

[RBW] Re: tange steel cranks?

2010-09-29 Thread Garth
The crank looks OK to me. It isn't pretty, but it's not terrible like a big black carbon thing. I'm sure the weight will be be fine. . . and there's heavier AL cranks out there too. As I get older, the vanity of bike parts is wearing thin on me. Trying to get proper silver this and that in a

[RBW] Re: A Wonderful Antidote

2010-09-29 Thread Garth
Yeah I gotta get to a year round cycling climate that's warm. -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups RBW Owners Bunch group. To post to this group, send email to rbw-owners-bu...@googlegroups.com. To unsubscribe from this group, send email to

[RBW] Re: I want to try the Silver shifters

2010-09-29 Thread Garth
Check ebay for Sun Tour Sprint levers, the originals. -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups RBW Owners Bunch group. To post to this group, send email to rbw-owners-bu...@googlegroups.com. To unsubscribe from this group, send email to

[RBW] Re: Which bars are on the Hunqa in this video?

2010-09-30 Thread Garth
Albatross for sure. -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups RBW Owners Bunch group. To post to this group, send email to rbw-owners-bu...@googlegroups.com. To unsubscribe from this group, send email to rbw-owners-bunch+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. For

[RBW] Re: Back to the Friction

2010-10-03 Thread Garth
No worry at all. They'll shift as many cogs as you want. Go ahead and order them. If a friction shifter doesn't hold a gear, it means you don't have it tightened enough. What makes the SunTour power ratchet so nice is you get a nice balance between tight enough that it won't lose a gear, but

[RBW] Re: perennial pants issue

2010-10-04 Thread Garth
Yeah Patrick I'm the same. Every fall time to find some proper pants or in my case also knickers. I'm about to try these from Endura, called the Zyme 3/4. They look rather normal. No liner. Diamond gusset crotch. http://s3.backcountry.com/900/EDA/EDA0036/EDA0036-CH.jpg

[RBW] Re: wide-Q road crankset?

2010-10-05 Thread Garth
Yeah Andrew, ask Riv to swap out the rings on a Sugino XD crank for you. I think they may charge you for putting it back together though. You can ask them to leave the rings seperate if you want to save the charge. The Yellow Jersey in Madison, WI. also will do it for you for N/C.

[RBW] Re: wide-Q road crankset?

2010-10-05 Thread Garth
You could also get a Stronglight Impact Triple w/30/40/50 rings from these guys in the UK. Even with shipping it's a worthwhile. This one in particular is a Sugino XD in disguise, but has anodized black arms/ silver rings. http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Models.aspx?ModelID=43350 I've ordered

[RBW] FS: TA Zephyr and Carmina Crank 110/74 Arms...185mm

2010-10-05 Thread Garth
I have 2 sets of 185mm crank arms for sale. For Lower 48 States only, unless you want to pay extra in AK or HI. 1. TA Zephyr 110/74 Triple. Comes with pedal spaces and bolts/ spacers. The usual scratches from chains and all. Used about 1500 miles. . I'll throw in the used Shimano UN72 122.5mm BB

[RBW] FS: TA Zephyr and Carmina Crank Arms...110/74....185mm

2010-10-05 Thread Garth
I have 2 sets of 185mm crank arms for sale. For Lower 48 States only, unless you want to pay extra in AK or HI. 1. TA Zephyr 110/74 Triple. Comes with pedal spaces and bolts/ spacers. The usual scratches from chains and all. Used about 1500 miles. . I'll throw in the used Shimano UN72 122.5mm BB

[RBW] Re: wide-Q road crankset?

2010-10-06 Thread Garth
Fai, the Impacts that are the re-badged Sugino XD2's obviously use the same BB. The thing is, you need to know the proportions of the BB's to understand what a different BB may or may not do. The 107 and 110(111.5 actual) have the same DS spindle distance. Use some spacers to tweak the chainline.

[RBW] Re: My Betty Foy... at last!

2010-10-08 Thread Garth
Oh Betty !! Betty's are so cool looking thanks for the detailed photos. I'd love to get one too, but I see by the proportions that even the 62cm wouldn't be tall enough in the front end for me. (I use a 82cm saddle height) I thought these would have that, as they are intended for Albatross

[RBW] Re: perennial pants issue

2010-10-08 Thread Garth
I just tried the Endura Zyme 3/4 kinckers, and they well . feel like a stiff pair of blue jeans chopped off below the knees. I dislike blue jeans, or any restrictive pant. I guess that's why I wear Ex Officio Amphi pants rolled up as mu knickers . The are pleated in the front, so you get

[RBW] Re: My Betty Foy... at last!

2010-10-08 Thread Garth
Yeah Thomas . it appears the top of the head tube is about the same height as the top of the seat tube on the Betty maybe a touch higher. If you can extrapolate from there what you'd need in stem height you'll get a good idea how it may or may not work for you with a tall technomic. My

[RBW] Re: FS: TA Zephyr and Carmina Crank Arms...110/74....185mm

2010-10-08 Thread Garth
The Zephyr has been sold. The Carmina is waiting for someone ! -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups RBW Owners Bunch group. To post to this group, send email to rbw-owners-bu...@googlegroups.com. To unsubscribe from this group, send email to

[RBW] Re: hunq

2010-10-09 Thread Garth
Patrick, I don't know how the stays on the Fargo are shaped, but if they are anything like a Bombadil, or Atlantis for that matter, I don't think a 44t ring can be used unless it's on the 3rd (outside) position of the crank. It's meant for a mountain bike chainline and crank. -- You received

[RBW] Re: hunq

2010-10-09 Thread Garth
You gotta remember this is for a Fargo, it's not a road bike. You'll likely get a better chainline using a XD2 because to use the 44 as a double you'll have to move it out to clear the stays. In the case of this frame, a triple gives you the most functional crankset. If you had a 74mm 28t or 30t

[RBW] Re: perennial pants issue

2010-10-11 Thread Garth
I just saw theses from Jitensha very pricey though. http://www.jitensha.com/eng/knickers.html But, if they fit and function well . that's priceless. -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups RBW Owners Bunch group. To post to this group, send email

[RBW] Re: perennial pants issue

2010-10-13 Thread Garth
Yes, most manufacturers either have what's called garment measurements, or they will measure them for you. Garment measurements are the actual measurements of a piece of clothing, as opposed to generic here's a size large or a size 34. I take those generic measurement to mean little

[RBW] Re: Tires for Gravel Roads

2010-10-14 Thread Garth
Yeah Bob, I rode a similar road yesterday where I live. A steep ascent of a broken patched primitive road covered in mixed rock and gravel. A road so bad, it's the only way I know how to describe it. As I'm pushing my way up in a 24/32 gear, just barely getting enough traction not to fall .

[RBW] Re: new wool goods

2010-10-14 Thread Garth
I gotta say, I like the cross shirts with the V neck instead of the common choker collar. . . . and that they have Tall sizes! I gave up on wool for these two reasons. Yeah, the prices are way up there .. but I've spent money on much worse things . The stitching appears to be properly good.

[RBW] Re: Heron Resurrection?

2010-10-15 Thread Garth
You could try emailing Bicycle Classics, as their store has been temporarily closed. They say it's the best way to contact them. On Oct 15, 11:59 am, jlvota jlv...@ilstu.edu wrote: I stumbled upon this today; anyone know any details?  The last update was the end up July, maybe I have just

[RBW] Re: Heron Resurrection?

2010-10-15 Thread Garth
Hmm . I didn't catch the more traditional part. I take it to mean just that ... bikes from the 80's. Level TT's. No head tube extension. 700c wheels. Probably less tire clearance, I would guess 35mm max. 28w/fender. The BB would be higher than the 80mm the recent Herons used. That's how they

[RBW] Re: Heron Resurrection?

2010-10-15 Thread Garth
I would add if they do that, my interest would drop to zero. Refinement is a good thing, I rid myself of such bikes and all those traditional features of 80's for that reason. -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups RBW Owners Bunch group. To post to this

[RBW] Cycling in Northern Winters

2010-10-16 Thread Garth
I'm wondering what folks in the North do for the Winter. I've been riding rollers in the winters, but this year I'd like to get out on the road or tail some. I thought of putting together a sacrificial beater bike, but when you ride tall/long(62-63cm TT) frames, such things are rare to non

[RBW] Re: Cycling in Northern Winters

2010-10-16 Thread Garth
Yes Tim, That's my conclusion after thinking about it. Our roads are bad enough, add the hilly terrain, and it makes for some dirty, scary riding. The Bombadil and some 2.1 or 45mm Nokian studded tires should be okay for the flat rails to trails. Maybe even some good knobbies. I have a set of

[RBW] Re: Cycling in Northern Winters

2010-10-18 Thread Garth
If I can stick to riding on the flat rails-to-trails and its compacted crushed stone surface when the snow hits, I think I'll stick to the Bombadil and some Panaracer Fire Pro 700x45 or maybe Nokian W106. I've read the studs do nothing for you on a crushed stone surface though, so the Fire Pro's

[RBW] Re: worlds collide

2010-10-19 Thread Garth
You could see this coming from Shimano like a freight train on a moonless night. 7 speed cassette stuff became hard to find, then they only offered the cassettes in black. Their 8sp. cs selection has shrunk. But hey ,there will be a market for the 8 and 9sp. stuff. While many have updrage-itis,

[RBW] Re: Silver Shifters with IRD Front Der?

2010-10-19 Thread Garth
Ginz, it's real easy to tell if it's the cable or the FD, just take off the cable and actuate the FD with your hand. If it's smooth, and hopefully it is, it's something in you cabling. -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups RBW Owners Bunch group. To post

[RBW] Re: BB size for a triple

2010-10-20 Thread Garth
A 107 Tange or Shimano UN54 is what most use, and is Riv spec. on the Sam. -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups RBW Owners Bunch group. To post to this group, send email to rbw-owners-bu...@googlegroups.com. To unsubscribe from this group, send email to

[RBW] Re: BB size for a triple

2010-10-20 Thread Garth
A 113 is definitely not needed for the Sam as a 47.5mm chainline is not needed, it's a road bike. I use a 110 w/1mm DS spacer on my Bombadil w/24-36-48 rings, and it's a mountain bike. The difference between a 107 and a 110 is all on the Left (non driveside), for Tange/Shimano BB's. So, it's

[RBW] Re: Tire clearance question: 44mm tires in 50mm stay?

2010-10-21 Thread Garth
The 44.45mm that Riv shows is for that specific rim. Also, we don't know the if that measurement is new, or a well broken in tire, as they they do get wider as opposed to brand new. 3mm each side is really close. I've seen some do it of course. Make sure you have really well built wheels that

[RBW] Re: Bomb(s)

2010-10-21 Thread Garth
No need to apologize Bobby.. you're just being honest. I prefer the Bombadil the way it is too. I didn't buy it for it's looks. I'm surely in the minority here in not caring about all the pretty stuff on Riv bikes. The ride is what matters to me. The water bottle setup with the diagonal tube

[RBW] Re: Bomb(s)

2010-10-22 Thread Garth
The best part of the current Bomba for me is its super easy to carry when I need to, and I can mount it on my workstand on the middle TT, making it easier to work on. The diagonal tube will negate all that. -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups RBW

[RBW] Re: Bomb(s)

2010-10-22 Thread Garth
Patrick, do you have any photos of the Fargo's BB/chainstay area? I'm curious how they get the extra clearance for fatter tires, are the stays dimpled or something? -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups RBW Owners Bunch group. To post to this group, send

[RBW] Re: Bomb(s)

2010-10-22 Thread Garth
Patrick, do you have any photos of the Fargo's BB/chainstay area? I'm curious how they get the extra clearance for fatter tires, are the stays dimpled or something? Now that you mention it it would be nice to be able to use the huge fenders with wider tires. I'm limited to P50 fenders on

[RBW] Re: Bomb(s)

2010-10-22 Thread Garth
Peter's photos are not working for me, I get a google Temporary Error (404). Internet madness! Here's a photo of just the stays on my Bomb prior to being built up. http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4104/4951830557_4db78ca5a1_b.jpg -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the

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