Re: [RBW] Rear Derailleur Capacity Limits

2010-07-28 Thread Horace
You've exceeded the capacity of the derailleur. You said it was rated at 38t, and you have 43t total. The behavior you describe is expected. Well, expected by me. Other people may have differing ideas of how rear derailleur capacity is stated. The top left section of this page discusses it:

Re: [RBW] what a difference a cm makes

2010-08-06 Thread Horace
that you notice a dramatic difference there. Horace. On Fri, Aug 6, 2010 at 7:30 AM, Seth Vidal skvi...@gmail.com wrote: I bought that romulus from andrew on the list and I hadn't had much chance to ride it due to family drama but recently I was riding it more and I wasn't entirely comfortable

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

2010-08-11 Thread Horace
I knew this topic would eventually show up on the list. :-) The odd arms race in multi-blade cartridge razors mirrors the constant increase in bicycle cassette sizes from 5-speed to 6- to 7- to 8- to 9- to 10- to 11- In 2004 The Onion ran an article making fun of this, predicting that

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

2010-08-11 Thread Horace
-Stainless-Razor-120/dp/B002ONHBBW/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8s=beautyqid=1281588364sr=8-4 I've tried a similar version to this, and went back to my safety razor. The straight razor gave a really close shave, but it was too scary for me. Horace. -- You received this message because you are subscribed

Re: [RBW] Re: Sacramento Blogger Profiles His Her Quickbeams

2010-08-20 Thread Horace
With the SKS fenders: 1) Don't cut down the fender stays after installation. 2) Instead of putting the plastic caps on the fender stays, I ground all the edges off the tips with a dremel tool. 3) I carry an 8mm wrench as part of my tool kit (I started carrying the Park MT-1 tool). To fix a flat

Re: [RBW] Roadeos and Downtube Shifters

2010-09-13 Thread Horace
http://www.xo-1.org/2010_03_01_archive.html http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_ny-s_0BbP2k/TCrhFcazt_I/B_o/GJETLa8A48E/s1600/DSC04537.JPG On Mon, Sep 13, 2010 at 9:03 PM, Jon Grant jgr...@papagrant.com wrote: Moot point, right? I mean, I thought the Roadeo didn't have the proper bosses for

Re: [RBW] Does your Rivendell have lawyer lips?

2010-09-20 Thread Horace
The regular Roms had them. Rambouillets from the same time period did not. On Mon, Sep 20, 2010 at 4:28 PM, James Warren jimcwar...@earthlink.netwrote: For some reason, the QB's had them and so did the Canti-Roms. I'm not sure about the regular Roms and Redwoods. I think that outside of

Re: [RBW] perennial pants issue

2010-10-03 Thread Horace
http://www.rapha.cc/rapha-trousers On Sun, Oct 3, 2010 at 6:34 PM, jim_OLP j...@landoloons.com wrote: Every year when it starts to get cold, I undertake a futile search for cycling pants that don't look like something from the ballet or the circus. I mean pants, not lycra tights. And not

Re: [RBW] Ebay alert: 62 55 Quickbeams

2010-10-05 Thread Horace
That first one is not, in fact, a Quickbeam. On Tue, Oct 5, 2010 at 11:16 AM, Jim M. mather...@gmail.com wrote: 55 - http://cgi.ebay.com/rivendell-quickbeam-custom-/190452202049?pt=Road_Bikeshash=item2c57d5fa41 62 -

Re: [RBW] Haiku returns

2010-10-08 Thread Horace
Product lines do fade And mountains will turn to dust Like 8-speed cassettes On Fri, Oct 8, 2010 at 11:01 AM, Marty mgie...@mac.com wrote: More than a year since Haiku graced this humble bunch Time to fuel the fire! I have a couple to get started. One bemoaning the location of the Riv

Re: [RBW] Re: Haiku returns

2010-10-08 Thread Horace
Alas, what I meant: 7- and 8-speed cassettes Are soon dinosaurs. Horace, Who is looking for some NOS 7-speed hubs. On Fri, Oct 8, 2010 at 12:27 PM, Thomas Lynn Skean thomaslynnsk...@comcast.net wrote: I choose to take this to mean... 8-speed cassettes spin As 7-cogged freewheels coast

Re: [RBW] 7 speed hub

2010-10-08 Thread Horace
%20Rear%20Hubstc=item_id=ST-XCC32id=1318111733 For $12.95 you can experiment with a 7 speed uniglide casette. Don't know if it will work. -- *From:* Horace max...@sdf.lonestar.org * *Horace, Who is looking for some NOS 7-speed hubs. -- You received this message

Re: [RBW] worlds collide

2010-10-18 Thread Horace
On Mon, Oct 18, 2010 at 8:54 PM, Seth Vidal skvi...@gmail.com wrote: Just read grant's new post about deraillers: http://www.rivbike.com/blogs/knothole_post/297 And I did a little looking into the microshift deraillers. And I found this:

Re: [RBW] Looking for Small Part for Non-Aero Brake Levers

2010-10-19 Thread Horace
Something like this? http://www.loosescrews.com/index.cgi?d=singlec=Cable/Casingsc=Ferrulestc=5mm%20Inside%20Diameteritem_id=DC-B94id=62785008213 On Tue, Oct 19, 2010 at 3:44 PM, Greg gregkj...@gmail.com wrote: This probably won't make sense to anyone except those who are familiar with older

Re: [RBW] Riding backwards.

2010-11-08 Thread Horace
awesome! On Mon, Nov 8, 2010 at 8:15 PM, manueljohnacosta manueljohnaco...@hotmail.com wrote: http://www.youtube.com/user/RivBikeWorks#p/a/u/1/Wml2dlvaZzM From the great folks at rivendell -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups RBW Owners Bunch

Re: [RBW] Re: Oakland/Berkeley probability of theft?

2010-11-11 Thread Horace
Definitely get a good U-lock. I've had a bike stolen that was u-locked to a parking meter in downtown Berkeley (a number of years ago). On Thu, Nov 11, 2010 at 10:50 AM, erik jensen bicyclen...@gmail.com wrote: Get a good u-lock, I might use a too-heavy one at night (new york krypto) but

Re: [RBW] Re: Oakland/Berkeley probability of theft?

2010-11-11 Thread Horace
On Thu, Nov 11, 2010 at 12:37 PM, Horace max...@sdf.lonestar.org wrote: Definitely get a good U-lock. I've had a bike stolen that was u-locked to a parking meter in downtown Berkeley (a number of years ago). (In the middle of the day while I was at work.) -- You received this message

Re: [RBW] Generator lighting questions

2011-01-18 Thread Horace
On Mon, Jan 17, 2011 at 9:40 PM, b hamon periwinkle...@yahoo.com wrote: Unscientific poll: a. Rear light mounted to fender -- how many of you have mounted one to a (gasp!) plastic fender and how long did it last there before getting beaten up beyond repair? Nope -- battery blinky attached

Re: [RBW] Re: Oh snap! Now you can buy the ultimate crankset!

2011-01-21 Thread Horace
On Fri, Jan 21, 2011 at 6:45 PM, Mike S mikeshalj...@gmail.com wrote: So, in terms of $ per lb., how far off is that from a brick of gold buillion? It is about 1/60th the price of gold. -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups RBW Owners Bunch group. To

Re: [RBW] RBW style bike security

2011-01-25 Thread Horace
. Horace. -- 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-bunch@googlegroups.com. To unsubscribe from this group, send email to rbw-owners-bunch+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. For more options, visit

Re: [RBW] Route from San Jose to Santa Cruz

2011-01-28 Thread Horace
direction much. I've taken Highway 9 too. It is okay early on weekend mornings, but there is quite a bit more traffic than Old Santa Cruz Highway/Soquel San Jose. Horace. On Fri, Jan 28, 2011 at 10:16 AM, franklyn sini...@msn.com wrote: For those familiar with routes in the South (San Francisco

Re: [RBW] VO Wingnuts

2011-04-05 Thread Horace
On Tue, Apr 5, 2011 at 3:49 PM, Amit Singh asd...@gmail.com wrote: http://store.velo-orange.com/index.php/vo-stainless-wingnuts.html Retro-Grouch-ish or Fetish-ism? :) Are those the only choices? Maybe someone prefers to use a solid axle. -- You received this message because you are

Re: [RBW] S24O for a complete newbie!

2010-04-08 Thread Horace
You might consider an Esbit or alcohol stove to boil water to make hot chocolate or tea. Doesn't take much room, and it might be nice to have something 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

Re: [RBW] Re: cranks: ramps and pins v. none

2010-04-20 Thread Horace
I don't think so, since the front is never indexed. On Tue, Apr 20, 2010 at 5:52 PM, amoll68 amol...@comcast.net wrote: Not 100% sure about this, but didn't ramps/pins come about because of indexed shifting? I've got a few bikes with old TA rings (thin), and they shift great in friction

Re: [RBW] headset stack height?

2010-05-08 Thread Horace
There is no choice. If you have a tall steerer tube, you need the spacers. If you want less height, you have to cut the steerer and use fewer spacers. On Sat, May 8, 2010 at 5:12 PM, happyriding happyrid...@yahoo.com wrote: Hi, I was looking at this picture of a large custom Rivendell with a

Re: [RBW] Re: What do you think is behind the new limited sizes at RBW?

2010-05-13 Thread Horace
Also, probably using American-sourced acetylene (and oxygen!) to do the brazing. On Thu, May 13, 2010 at 2:26 PM, Me clotht...@gmail.com wrote: Not really knowing for certain... but I am thinking the flux used to braze the frames, well the Japanese frames will have Japanese flux and the

Re: [RBW] Re: paul's racer brakes vs cantis questions

2010-05-17 Thread Horace
What where they called when they were sitting around the bike builder's shop? What was the label on the box that they came in Sorry, too amusing not to ask. Horace. On Mon, May 17, 2010 at 1:07 PM, Patrick in VT psh...@drm.com wrote: On May 17, 3:35 pm, S.Cutshall clotht...@gmail.com

Re: [RBW] Bullmoose, Thumbies and Rapid Rise

2010-05-24 Thread Horace
thumbies, on the tops of the bars, using a Rapid Rise rear derailleur will do the opposite of what you want. That is, pushing the right lever forward will cause the bike to go into a higher gear. My wife's bike is set up this way (with a Rapid Rise rear derailleur) and that's how it works. Horace

Re: [RBW] Centering Hub Axles

2010-05-28 Thread Horace
?). http://www.universalcycles.com/shopping/product_details.php?id=27932 Horace. On Fri, May 28, 2010 at 9:24 AM, Ray r.sh...@sbcglobal.net wrote: Short version: I had the rear hub axle of the Atlantis apart and had carefully laid out the parts on a cookie tin in the order that I had removed each

Re: [RBW] Bike Snob in Rivendell!

2010-06-07 Thread Horace
No opinions on the book yet (I do plan to buy it), but wanted to point out that bikesnob will be in the Bay Area in a couple weeks to promote his book. http://www.chroniclebooks.com/bikesnob/ On Mon, Jun 7, 2010 at 1:06 PM, manueljohnacosta manueljohnaco...@hotmail.com wrote: Eben Weiss book

Re: [RBW] Re: Bike Snob in Rivendell!

2010-06-07 Thread Horace
No, you had posted that to the bicyclelifestyle group. I thought the resulting outrage was amusing. Some people neither recognize nor appreciate talented writing. Horace. On Mon, Jun 7, 2010 at 3:25 PM, MichaelH mhech...@gmail.com wrote: Say what! The first, last, and only time I left a link

Re: [RBW] New Single Speed

2010-06-08 Thread Horace
On Tue, Jun 8, 2010 at 2:53 PM, Richard Merkin samcoal...@gmail.com wrote: Is Riv reintroducing the Qbeam, or a something similar? It will be called the SimpleOne: http://www.rivbike.com/blogs/news_post/181 Same geometry, basically same frame and lugs and crown and bb and dropouts and

Re: [RBW] Tektro CR720s on a Quickbeam

2010-06-09 Thread Horace
Agent). They do have a lot of stopping power. Horace. -- 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

Re: [RBW] Re: Grant super slick Camera strap!

2010-06-29 Thread Horace
On Tue, Jun 29, 2010 at 3:58 PM, Jim Cloud cloud...@aol.com wrote: I'm sure that the strap in the photo that Grant is using is available from various sources. Your can find one here, for example: http://www.adorama.com/OTBCHE.html. The camera that he's using, on the other hand, might be

Re: [RBW] Re: Event ride on Saluki coming up, need advise

2010-07-13 Thread Horace
Also, don't try anything new the day of the event -- don't eat or drink anything you haven't already had on a training ride. Horace. On Mon, Jul 12, 2010 at 9:59 PM, rcnute rcn...@hotmail.com wrote: Sip when thirsty.  Eat a little bit every 25 miles.  If you feel like you're pushing

Re: [RBW] Rivendell beater option: $120 new lugged steel Raleigh with fenders, basket, kickstand, etc.

2010-07-22 Thread Horace
what I consider to be the essential characteristics of a Rivendell. Horace. -- 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

Re: [RBW] Re: Touring gear list advice

2010-07-26 Thread Horace
One more good thing about the FiberFix replacement spoke is that it does not require cassette removal to use. And it comes with a spoke wrench. On Mon, Jul 26, 2010 at 8:29 AM, JoelMatthews joelmatth...@mac.com wrote: Agree with the others, good mini-pump is better than CO2 for longer trips.

Re: [RBW] Re: Touring gear list advice

2010-07-26 Thread Horace
And it should be made of titanium. http://www.paragonmachineworks.com/storename/paragonmachineworks/dept/261321/ItemDetail-10464131.aspx Okay, not a pedal wrench, but it could be modified. On Mon, Jul 26, 2010 at 7:46 PM, doug peterson dougpn...@cox.net wrote: What this world needs is a 15 mm

[RBW] Re: Inspired by new builds: Road Standard pic

2009-06-23 Thread Horace
Just get a custom :-) On Tue, Jun 23, 2009 at 2:34 PM, rcnutercn...@hotmail.com wrote: Purty.  Where's a 56 when you need one?  :) On Jun 23, 12:35 pm, Brewster Fong bfd...@yahoo.com wrote: On Jun 23, 12:11 pm, rcnute rcn...@hotmail.com wrote: I wish I had been into bikes back when

[RBW] Re: Childrens bikes

2009-06-24 Thread Horace
Interesting! Are those special brake levers for small hands? On Tue, Jun 23, 2009 at 3:02 PM, Garyg...@worldcyclotour.com wrote: Heres a picture of my daughters grownup road bike: http://www.flickr.com/photos/worldcyclotour/3655418070/in/set-72157620413355600/ Gary Alpine CA On Jun 23,

[RBW] Re: Childrens bikes

2009-06-24 Thread Horace
Sorry, I meant the brifters. I know a lot of people with small hands who have trouble with conventional STI levers, and I wondered if this was a version for small hands, but only sold on bikes such as this. Horace. On Wed, Jun 24, 2009 at 7:18 AM, Garyg...@worldcyclotour.com wrote

[RBW] Re: Romulus rack suggestions

2009-06-25 Thread Horace
, conventional trunk bags won't work with it. Horace. On Wed, Jun 24, 2009 at 7:35 PM, nathan spindel wrote: Soon I'll be doing a week long tour on a 57cm Romulus. I'm trying to decide which racks (and panniers) to go for. I haven't calculated how much weight I'll be carrying, but it'll probably

[RBW] Re: Crank arm length on Bleriot

2009-07-11 Thread Horace
/bikelean.html FWIW I used to have pedal strikes all the time when I first got my Romulus, but I don't have the problem any more. I haven't changed anything, so I guess I just adapted. Horace Sunnyvale, CA --~--~-~--~~~---~--~~ You received this message because you

[RBW] Re: triathlete road rage?

2009-07-15 Thread Horace
on this list who can lend some perspective to what seems to me to be utterly inexplicable behavior? You are painting with too broad a brush. Triathletes are just people, and there are going to be some nuts among them. You happened to find one. Horace

[RBW] Re: Basket installation question

2009-07-26 Thread Horace
convenient to me. Horace. On Sun, Jul 26, 2009 at 2:59 PM, MichaelH mhech...@gmail.com wrote: My wife has been asking me to find some way to bring her dog ( a 10.5 lb. mini dachshund named Sam) on our bike trips. I think this means mostly on my bike. I'm thinking about a wald basket

[RBW] Re: workstands

2009-07-31 Thread Horace
I've done that before. It's not too bad, if you are indeed short on space. You can't really use it for working on the bottom bracket or headset. And you might get tired of squatting low to do stuff. But I did that for years when I lived in a small apartment. Horace. On Fri, Jul 31, 2009 at 3:49

[RBW] Re: Right Frame Size?

2009-08-07 Thread Horace
On Fri, Aug 7, 2009 at 7:04 AM, Michaelssimo...@aol.com wrote: I was informed that a 57 cm with 700 wheels would be better for me than a 58 with 650s. Was this a recommendation from Rivendell, or someone else? --~--~-~--~~~---~--~~ You received this message

[RBW] WTT: Brooks Team Pro

2009-08-10 Thread Horace
I have a lightly used honey Brooks Pro saddle. I'm looking to trade it for a B17 Champion Special (not Standard) in similar condition. This saddle is very hard. Photos are here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/7850...@n06/sets/72157613503480267/ Please contact off-list. Thanks, Horace Sunnyvale

[RBW] Re: Roadeo Press on BikeRadar.com

2009-08-28 Thread Horace
. Horace. On Fri, Aug 28, 2009 at 9:45 AM, JoelMatthewsjoelmatth...@mac.com wrote: I have been looking for the right frame for this type of bike for a while.  Lack of DT shifters among the new frames is unfortunately almost across the board. As Seth points out, DT are available on the Surly

[RBW] Re: Outer ring on Rambouillet

2009-09-01 Thread Horace
-inch big gear in the 52/13 -- still lower than what you'd get with a 50/12, which is about 112; or 118 in a 48/11. Horace. --~--~-~--~~~---~--~~ You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups RBW Owners Bunch group. To post to this group

[RBW] Re: Curious: Was it me, or the Quickbeam?

2009-09-07 Thread Horace
On Mon, Sep 7, 2009 at 5:02 PM, Ray r.sh...@sbcglobal.net wrote: But, then I think to myself, Sir? They were just being nice. Stop being so self-conscious. :-) Horace. Sunnyvale Quickbeam rider. --~--~-~--~~~---~--~~ You received this message because you

[RBW] Re: What to do after a rain ride?

2009-09-14 Thread Horace
I do nothing. Horace. On Mon, Sep 14, 2009 at 10:53 AM, Angus angusle...@sbcglobal.net wrote: I put a couple of hours on the (fendered) Atlantis in a light rain this Saturday.  Afterwards I lubed the chain, pulled out the stem to check for water intrusion (there was none) and wiped the gray

[RBW] Re: Phenomenal (Roadeo design)

2009-09-21 Thread Horace
This is interesting. I use the Tektro BM 57s on my Romulus, and the pads end up at the bottom of the slot just like in the pictures of the Roadeo. Looks like fenders would be a pretty tight fit with the Jack Browns, though. Horace. On Mon, Sep 21, 2009 at 3:34 PM, James Warren jimcwar

[RBW] Re: Slightly OT: Washing Wool Knickers

2009-10-06 Thread Horace
On Tue, Oct 6, 2009 at 2:57 PM, Larry Powers lapower...@hotmail.com wrote: I would like to clean them. They are 85% wool and 15% nylon and say dry clean only. Any opinions on the best approach? Uh... dry clean them? --~--~-~--~~~---~--~~ You received

[RBW] Re: The Great Debate: Green versus Orange Sam Hillborne

2009-10-09 Thread Horace
my rode bike, it was for sell. :-) Horace. --~--~-~--~~~---~--~~ 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-bunch@googlegroups.com To unsubscribe from this group

[RBW] Re: Tubus rear rack recommendations

2009-10-19 Thread Horace
I particularly like the Luna on my Quickbeam (as opposed to the Fly on my Romulus) because the stainless steel looks better after years of use. Horace. On Sun, Oct 18, 2009 at 6:20 PM, johnb jbust...@gmail.com wrote: I have a 52 cm 650b QB that I love and have been commuting with. I am

[RBW] Re: RBW sizing compared to De Rosa Neo Primato

2009-10-20 Thread Horace
I have a similar experience. I currently ride a 59cm Romulus, and in the 80s and 90s I rode a 56cm Guerciotti. Horace. On Tue, Oct 20, 2009 at 6:51 PM, JoelMatthews joelmatth...@mac.com wrote: OK, I get you. In my experience, the sizes do go down. My Hilsen was 59cm. Late 80s, early 90s

[RBW] Re: Who's in the queue for a custom Rivendell?

2009-10-23 Thread Horace
On Fri, Oct 23, 2009 at 10:04 AM, Jeff newbe...@mail.utexas.edu wrote: 7 speed dishless Phil wheels Is this with a freewheel or freehub? Does Rivendell sell these built up? I think I want this. Horace. --~--~-~--~~~---~--~~ You received this message because

[RBW] Re: Who's in the queue for a custom Rivendell?

2009-10-23 Thread Horace
On Fri, Oct 23, 2009 at 10:24 AM, Bill Connell bconn...@gmail.com wrote: On Fri, Oct 23, 2009 at 12:16 PM, Horace max...@sdf.lonestar.org wrote: On Fri, Oct 23, 2009 at 10:04 AM, Jeff newbe...@mail.utexas.edu wrote: 7 speed dishless Phil wheels Is this with a freewheel or freehub

[RBW] Re: Which Side Pull Brakes for Jack Browns?

2009-11-16 Thread Horace
I think you might consider trying out the Tektro Big Mouths and deciding for yourself whether you think they're too flexy or not. I use them on my Romulus with Jack Brown tires, and I've never noticed any problem with them whatsoever. Horace. On Mon, Nov 16, 2009 at 3:39 PM, reynoldslugs

Re: [RBW] Re: Which Side Pull Brakes for Jack Browns?

2009-11-20 Thread Horace
Shimano R650 calipers have a reach of 47-57mm http://www.jensonusa.com/store/product/BR305E00-Shimano+R650+Road+Caliper+Brake.aspx?sc=FRGL On Thu, Nov 19, 2009 at 8:08 PM, Jock Scott ebko...@gmail.com wrote: The specs of the frame and fork are what determine which brake caliper you can use.

Re: [RBW] Re: Which Side Pull Brakes for Jack Browns?

2009-11-20 Thread Horace
Oh -- sorry -- mis-read the previous post. Yeah, 65mm -- that's really long. On Fri, Nov 20, 2009 at 9:16 AM, Horace max...@sdf.lonestar.org wrote: Shimano R650 calipers have a reach of 47-57mm http://www.jensonusa.com/store/product/BR305E00-Shimano+R650+Road+Caliper+Brake.aspx?sc=FRGL

Re: [RBW] Re: lightest rear rack

2009-11-20 Thread Horace
bag, but I use panniers. Horace. -- 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

Re: [RBW] Fork dropouts: lawyer lip

2009-11-30 Thread Horace
My non-canti Romulus and Quickbeam both have the safety tabs on the fork tips. I don't mind the extra time it takes to remove a wheel, but I really resent having to haul the extra weight around. Horace. On Fri, Nov 27, 2009 at 1:56 PM, Ralph Rognstad Jr. rognsta...@sbcglobal.net wrote: My

Re: [RBW] Re: calendars?

2009-12-15 Thread Horace
I'm sure it will be in good taste. On Tue, Dec 15, 2009 at 3:10 PM, Mark mclbicy...@gmail.com wrote: Will the bicycles be nude? I couldnt resist. :)) -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups RBW Owners Bunch group. To post to this group, send email

Re: [RBW] Quickbeam Chainring Clearance

2009-12-15 Thread Horace
It's pretty tight. But I figured, as long as there was _some_ clearance, it didn't matter to me. http://www.flickr.com/photos/7850...@n06/4189629392/ Horace. On Tue, Dec 15, 2009 at 7:46 PM, Eric Norris campyonly...@me.com wrote: Just wondering how much clearance other QBs have between

Re: [RBW] A poll: Long distance riding with uprights?

2009-12-19 Thread Horace
bars, though. Horace. On Sat, Dec 19, 2009 at 9:54 AM, b hamon periwinkle...@yahoo.com wrote: Just curious how many Riv riders do their longer-distance (40+ miles) with upright handlebars? And among these, how many have only upright bars on their bikes? Beth http

Re: [RBW] RBW and Smile Train

2010-01-27 Thread Horace
Good grief -- those guys continue to amaze me. Kudos to them. Maybe I'll buy a new bike this year. On Wed, Jan 27, 2010 at 7:01 AM, Mike mjawn...@gmail.com wrote: I imagine that a fair amount of you are like me and check the Rivendell website daily, but for those of you who don't there is a

Re: [RBW] Re: Bikepacking article in Reader

2010-01-30 Thread Horace
What are you guys talking about? On Fri, Jan 29, 2010 at 10:27 PM, CycloFiend cyclofi...@earthlink.netwrote: on 1/29/10 5:20 PM, rcnute at rcn...@hotmail.com wrote: Jim, is this Riv-centric enough to go on the Cyclofiend website? If so let me know and I can send you the .jpgs. If you've

Re: [RBW] TCO in general..

2010-02-02 Thread Horace
I think that for people who think TCO is an issue -- it is, and I don't try to change their minds. But I think if someone is wondering whether it's going to be an issue for them... it probably isn't. -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups RBW Owners Bunch

Re: [RBW] Re: Samuel P. Taylor Park S240 route suggestions?

2010-02-09 Thread Horace
On Mon, Feb 8, 2010 at 9:49 PM, Earl Grey earlg...@gmail.com wrote: PS: Don't leave your Stilton unattended, even for a second. The raccoons are just waiting for such an opportunity. (And yes, I speak from experience). For camping in Marin, shouldn't one be carrying Point Reyes Blue rather

Re: [RBW] Trail (I know, I know) and handlebar width

2010-02-09 Thread Horace
compensate for their different handling characteristics? They're different bikes. They'll ride differently. Don't compromise the handling of the Sam to try to make the two bikes handle similarly. Horace. -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups RBW Owners Bunch

Re: [RBW] Re: Where 'O Where is the SimpleOne?

2010-02-11 Thread Horace
Doh!! That was the best one!! On Thu, Feb 11, 2010 at 9:37 AM, Jim Thill - Hiawatha Cyclery thill@gmail.com wrote: The SimpleOne is on hold for now. -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups RBW Owners Bunch group. To post to this group, send email

Re: [RBW] Lovely Bicycle Blog

2010-02-27 Thread Horace
On Fri, Feb 26, 2010 at 7:42 PM, cyclotourist cyclotour...@gmail.comwrote: That means we (Rivendellians/ibobs/retrogrouches) don't interest 45% of the population. Not true! We don't interest 99.999% of the population. :-) LOL. -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the

Re: [RBW] Re: Tubesets: Rambouillet v Roadeo

2010-03-04 Thread Horace
-- Forwarded message -- From: gr...@rivbike.com grantmill...@gmail.com Date: Jul 9 2009, 1:21 pm Subject: Frame-Bike Plans (some) To: RBW Owners Bunch Newlite Roadbike. TheROADEO---final name, final spelling, thanks for all your input and don't take offense. This is

Re: [RBW] Re: Carboon Bashing- was: Riv resurrecting and selling crashed frames

2010-03-07 Thread Horace
I don't think anybody suggests that EVERY carbon frame or fork will fail in the next XX years. In fact, probably a TINY fraction of a percent MIGHT. I also don't think that EVERY Toyota on the road is going to accelerate unexpectedly and uncontrollably within the next XX years either. The point

Re: [RBW] Re: Chris K's Roadeo

2010-03-18 Thread Horace
They allow for cleaner cable routing; the cables are shorter, and it keeps the handlebars neat; they're less likely to bump into my knees; they're less likely to get damaged in a crash or fall; they allow for easier handlebar swaps; they're compatible with a wider array of old shift levers; the

Re: [RBW] Re: Chris K's Roadeo

2010-03-18 Thread Horace
, it's a non-issue. Kind of like driving a manual transmission car. If you're happy with barends, though, those are fine too. I left the barends on my Romulus for the first year and a half, but when I changed the handlebar tape, I put on DT shifters. Horace. On Thu, Mar 18, 2010 at 4:31 PM

Re: [RBW] Hilarious Linguistic Observation

2010-03-23 Thread Horace
And the ram. :-) On Tue, Mar 23, 2010 at 1:30 PM, Marty mgie...@mac.com wrote: Happened to notice how many models have an il in them: Two hils, a pil, an'a dil. (Not to mention the old wil) That's almost a whole sac vil! -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google

Re: [RBW] Where are you and when will you take the fenders off for the dry season?

2010-03-26 Thread Horace
San Jose (CA). I leave the fenders on my Quickbeam year-round. Most of my bikes do not have fenders, though. Horace. On Fri, Mar 26, 2010 at 2:14 PM, William tapebu...@gmail.com wrote: Do you celebrate the changing seasons by annually pulling off the fenders for the summer and putting them

Re: [RBW] Re: Where are you and when will you take the fenders off for the dry season?

2010-03-27 Thread Horace
Fenders help for more than just rain... True! http://bikesnobnyc.blogspot.com/2009/05/indignity-of-commuting-by-bicycle_12.html -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups RBW Owners Bunch group. To post to this group, send email to

Re: [RBW] Re: Brooks B17 Pre-aged vs. standard

2010-03-29 Thread Horace
Yeah, that's the way it is for me too. There are small indentations in the saddle where my sit bones land. If I were to try a different saddle, I'd measure the distance between those: it's probably useful information. On Mon, Mar 29, 2010 at 12:45 PM, Bruce fullylug...@yahoo.com wrote: I

Re: [RBW] Adding grommet holes to steel bikes question

2010-03-30 Thread Horace
On Tue, Mar 30, 2010 at 9:46 AM, Christopher Paul zdree...@gmail.comwrote: Greetings 2 all, Is it ok to have front rack holes drilled into a steel fork ? Also, is it ok to drill holes for a water bottle cage on the bottom of a steel down tube for a 3rd water bottle? Don't drill the

Re: [RBW] In Praise of Jitensha Bars

2010-04-02 Thread Horace
Very nice looking. Did you use the same length stem? Horace. On Thu, Apr 1, 2010 at 8:22 PM, i.e. ien...@gmail.com wrote: I love my Quickbeam. I've been riding it as a daily commuter in San Francisco since I bought it last fall, with some weekend trips across the bridge and into Marin

[RBW] Re: Is the Ram the closest thing to perfect bike? I think so.

2008-11-24 Thread Horace
much quicker than with canti's. It's been causing me to question what has been a long and happy relationship with cantilever brakes. - Jim I think the Silver brakes are brilliant. I sort of wished my Quickbeam had them. Horace. --~--~-~--~~~---~--~~ You

[RBW] Re: Nekkid Sam Hillborne Photos Posted

2008-12-17 Thread Horace
and ready to roll! Does the AHH also have a threaded mount under the seatstay bridge for fenders? How about under the fork crown? And behind the chainstay bridge? (after all, if you're going to do it in one place, you might as well do it in all three, right?) Horace

[RBW] Re: AHH rear eyelets

2008-12-22 Thread Horace
Weight savings. On Mon, Dec 22, 2008 at 9:07 AM, Greenwayrider sa240...@yahoo.com wrote: Does anyone know why my AHH only has one rear dropout eyelet? Just curious. Thanks for any replies. --~--~-~--~~~---~--~~ You received this message because you are

[RBW] Re: Bronx cheer for the postal service

2008-12-22 Thread Horace
Neither snow nor rain nor heat of day nor gloom of night shall stay these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds. On Mon, Dec 22, 2008 at 1:05 PM, MichaelH mhech...@gmail.com wrote: My copies of BQ and the Rivendell Holiday Catalog arrived today! peace, shalom, salaam,

[RBW] Re: Hillborn v. Tournado

2009-01-08 Thread Horace
On Wed, Jan 7, 2009 at 11:11 PM, RonLau ron...@ronlau.com wrote: 4. do know you have to deflate the tires (700c for sure) Seems like leaving the tires inflated would be a better idea to protect the rim, no? --~--~-~--~~~---~--~~ You received this message

[RBW] Re: Brass Fenders at Soma Fab

2009-01-14 Thread Horace
I know there are wooden fenders out there. Does anyone make titanium fenders? Carbon fiber/kevlar/Spectra composite? Berthoud makes carbon fiber fenders. http://www.peterwhitecycles.com/berthoud.asp --~--~-~--~~~---~--~~ You received this message because

[RBW] Re: Rivs Mac's

2009-01-15 Thread Horace
I could almost bring this on topic with a quote from a 2005 interviewhttp://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/steve-jobs-the-guru-behind-apple-513006.htmlwith Steve Jobs: * **So then finally, what is the last piece of technology that he acquired - not made by Apple - that really delighted him?

[RBW] Re: New rack from Riv?

2009-01-29 Thread Horace
more details later, but basically---this is in the works, and it works really well.* On So, it's a Top Rack mounted on the front instead of the rear. This would be useful for someone who wants a front rack, but doesn't have mid-fork bosses and doesn't want to use P-clamps. Horace. Thu, Jan 29

[RBW] Re: Hagiography

2009-02-07 Thread Horace
Wow. Thanks for sharing that article. But I don't think an Altlantis would have made it a better story. :-) Horace. On Sat, Feb 7, 2009 at 3:12 PM, MichaelH mhech...@gmail.com wrote: OK, so you have no idea what this word means. It's theologians hell. It's the art of turning a human life

[RBW] Re: Pics of Atlantis built up as pure road bike?

2009-02-09 Thread Horace
a messenger. Horace. --~--~-~--~~~---~--~~ 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-bunch@googlegroups.com To unsubscribe from this group, send email to rbw-owners

[RBW] Re: Application for Twine Shellac Merit Badge

2009-02-10 Thread Horace
Nice. What cable hanger is that for your front brake cable. My stock orange QB doesn't look like that. Horace. On Tue, Feb 10, 2009 at 1:37 PM, CycloFiend cyclofi...@earthlink.netwrote: http://ramblings.cyclofiend.com/?p=333 -- Jim Edgar cyclofi...@earthlink.net

[RBW] Re: The Reader Is On The Site

2009-02-14 Thread Horace
This is the sad, passing of an era. I remember in THE OLD DAYS, it was fun to watch people posting to the list when they got their RR in the mail, leading to lengthy conspiracy theories about the US Post Office and the efficacy of third class mail. Horace who just got his RR online

[RBW] Re: EEK!!! Say it ain't so (Shimano Electronic Shiftng System)

2009-02-16 Thread Horace
on the position of the right shifter. They did not work with standard braze-on downtube shifter bosses. Horace. --~--~-~--~~~---~--~~ 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

[RBW] Re: EEK!!! Say it ain't so (Shimano Electronic Shiftng System)

2009-02-16 Thread Horace
on. Electronic shifting is ridiculous. Horace. On Mon, Feb 16, 2009 at 9:02 AM, Chris fourf...@gmail.com wrote: Is it really any surprise that people think we can be a snobby bunch of cranky old elitests? Just look at the comments above and imagine what you would think if you rode a carbon Colnogo

[RBW] Re: Rambouillet Brake Question

2009-02-16 Thread Horace
Creeks. But if you are comfortable with your handlebar setup, then go with the Bigmouths. Horace. On Mon, Feb 16, 2009 at 9:37 PM, rob markwardt robmar...@hotmail.comwrote: Hi, My new Rambouillet is equipped with the standard Shimano side pulls w/quick release and Shimano levers without a quick

[RBW] Re: rainy northwest

2009-02-23 Thread Horace
I did this (the stock Shimano freewheel that came on my Quickbeam). http://www.pbase.com/hjew/image/65054568 Horace. --~--~-~--~~~---~--~~ You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups RBW Owners Bunch group. To post to this group, send

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