[RBW] Re: unclaimed custom/Grant

2010-04-23 Thread Joe Bernard
I agree, it seems a shame to go to all that work and lose money when there seems to be interest in it as is. On Apr 23, 7:00 am, bdavis999 braden_da...@hotmail.com wrote: Grant, Can I offer an idea here.  For many companies, part of the mystique and elements that build the long-termcult

[RBW] Re: silvers v. dura-ace

2010-04-26 Thread Joe Bernard
In my curved-bar days, I preferred both. Silver friction front, DA index rear. I tried Silver friction on the rear for a while. Definitely smooth and silent, but I was never able to warm up to friction on the rear, especially when shifting over two or three cogs at a time. I hate missed shifts,

[RBW] Re: LaToya etc

2010-05-07 Thread Joe Bernard
FTR, The Faithful have a tendency to believe you. That's gotta drive you crazy. On May 6, 6:18 pm, Grant Petersen gr...@rivbike.com wrote: FTR, wasn't Sirius. -- Grant Rivendell Bicycle Workswww.rivbike.com 925 933 7304 -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the

[RBW] Re: gripkings

2010-05-11 Thread Joe Bernard
I have the sneaker pedals on a recumbent, and GKs on a Dahon. They're both the bee's knees. The long platform of the GKs works great even on my itty bitty feet. The Bullseye wood pedals were in an early RR. I'd love to find a pair. On May 11, 1:09 pm, LF fie...@gmail.com wrote: On May 11, 6:48 

[RBW] Re: What is the level of your XO-1 nostalgia?

2010-05-13 Thread Joe Bernard
It's probably a good thing I'm married and have the requisite there's no way you're spending that much money on a bike you won't ride limiter inherent in such arrangements. Even though I mostly ride a recumbent now (Riv pedals, clothes bell), I have huge nostalgia for XO-1s, and would pay stupid

[RBW] Re: What is the level of your XO-1 nostalgia?

2010-05-13 Thread Joe Bernard
I hear ya, Ginz. I got hold of a '92 Bstone catalog (still have 92-93-94) and fell in love with the XO-1 mostly because of those M- bars. I ended up with a '94 XO-3 when they closed their doors...and hated those bars with a passion. I still think they're gorgeous..as long as I don't have to touch

[RBW] Riv biking without a Riv

2010-05-14 Thread Joe Bernard
Howdy. I was a member here a few years ago when I owned a Romulus. I've moved on to different makes as a result of Grant/Rivendell's influence, and I thought y'all might be interested in that story. My introduction to adult cycling came with a Goodwill Columbia, and a copy of Bicycling with a

[RBW] Re: new Roadeo photos

2010-05-14 Thread Joe Bernard
That splotchy crank is horrendous. I haven't kept up with SRAM's road parts. I clearly haven't missed much.. On May 14, 10:44 pm, Aaron Thomas aaron.a.tho...@gmail.com wrote: Yeah, I saw that frame (sans parts) when I was up at RBW a week or so ago. The black paint job is really beautiful in

[RBW] Re: Bullmoose, Thumbies and Rapid Rise

2010-05-25 Thread Joe Bernard
My beef with Rapid Rise is it eliminates a cool shifting procedure: pushing both shifters the same direction so you can drop down to a smaller (easier) front ring and smaller (harder) rear cog at the same time. Often, when dropping to a smaller front ring, the gearing change is too dramatic and

[RBW] Re: silver shiters and paul thumbies

2010-06-03 Thread Joe Bernard
I would think a tandem with those lng cables could be a little tougher to keep the indexing straight on. All the comments about how golly, it's no big deal may not apply to you. On Jun 3, 7:06 am, MichaelH mhech...@gmail.com wrote: It never turns out to be that simple for me.  I recently had

[RBW] Re: silver shiters and paul thumbies

2010-06-03 Thread Joe Bernard
: On Thu, 2010-06-03 at 15:20 -0700, Joe Bernard wrote: I would think a tandem with those lng cables could be a little tougher to keep the indexing straight on. All the comments about how golly, it's no big deal may not apply to you. My tandem indexes fine. -- You received this message

[RBW] Re: Mustache bars on a Peugeot?

2010-06-08 Thread Joe Bernard
I'm going to disagree with this. In my curve-bar days I tried M-bars and Noodles on the same stem, and found the reach to the curved portion of the Ms to feel further away than the hoods of the Noodles. I suspect this has something to do with the hands being placed in a different plane. Plus, I've

[RBW] Re: Mustache bars on a Peugeot?

2010-06-08 Thread Joe Bernard
Kent, I suppose Peugeot PX-10 should have tipped me off that you're not riding hoods on those drop bars. I can see how that would have your hands riding closer to your chest. You're probably scooting them back to keep from slipping. The moustache should be a significant improvement. Lee, I hope

[RBW] Re: New Brand V Bags

2010-06-10 Thread Joe Bernard
It's hook loop, it's never going to hold a load like metal or plastic buckles. The procedure described above seems like a simple solution. The seat bag sucks is a little strong, IMO. On Jun 10, 8:27 pm, Brian Hanson stone...@gmail.com wrote: That's how I've done mine from the start.  It works

[RBW] Re: FS - Rivendell Road and X0-1 frames

2010-06-23 Thread Joe Bernard
Interested in the XO. Sent reply to author. I'm in Marin. On Jun 22, 11:38 pm, Roadkill markwood...@sbcglobal.net wrote: I have two frames for sale: 1.  a 1994 Waterford-Built 56 cm Rivendell Road frame, the light metallic blue.  I'm the original owner.  It's in near perfect condition, with

[RBW] Re: FS - Rivendell Road and X0-1 frames

2010-06-23 Thread Joe Bernard
Interest has faded. My wife believes I can't afford it right now. I hate to admit it, but..she's right. :-) On Jun 23, 9:59 am, Joe Bernard joer...@gmail.com wrote: Interested in the XO. Sent reply to author. I'm in Marin. On Jun 22, 11:38 pm, Roadkill markwood...@sbcglobal.net wrote: I

[RBW] Re: FS - Rivendell Road and X0-1 frames

2010-06-23 Thread Joe Bernard
...(with an iron skillet)... It's the pretty smile that does me in.. On Jun 23, 5:42 pm, PATRICK MOORE bertin...@gmail.com wrote: On Wed, Jun 23, 2010 at 6:37 PM, Joe Bernard joer...@gmail.com wrote: Interest has faded. My wife believes I can't afford it right now. I hate to admit

[RBW] Grant's exercise revelation

2010-06-23 Thread Joe Bernard
Today's Peeking Through the Knothole has an update on Mr. P's broken thumb (healed enough to ride), and a mysterious revelation about exercise he's going to report tomorrow. My guess - based on his expressed obsessiveness with fitness, and forced sabbatical from much of same - is that he

[RBW] Re: Grant's exercise revelation

2010-06-23 Thread Joe Bernard
. On Jun 23, 8:19 pm, Forrest ftme...@me.com wrote: I guess I'll wait and see . . .  -- Forrest On Jun 23, 10:15 pm, Joe Bernard joer...@gmail.com wrote: Today's Peeking Through the Knothole has an update on Mr. P's broken thumb (healed enough to ride), and a mysterious revelation about

[RBW] Re: Ride report: Hwy1 to San Luis Obispo

2010-06-24 Thread Joe Bernard
I'm curious about traffic conditions. This is invariably ignored in most Ride Reports, much to my amazement. There's roads around my house in Lake County that are apparently considered worthy of the Davis Double. 'No shoulders and 55mph' is not my idea of worthy. Is there reasonable shoulder on

[RBW] Re: Ride report: Hwy1 to San Luis Obispo

2010-06-24 Thread Joe Bernard
to the road, I think. Good luck, -br On Jun 23, 11:20 pm, Joe Bernard joer...@gmail.com wrote: I'm curious about traffic conditions. This is invariably ignored in most Ride Reports, much to my amazement. There's roads around my house in Lake County that are apparently considered worthy

[RBW] Re: FS - Rivendell Road and X0-1 frames

2010-06-24 Thread Joe Bernard
I'd still like to see the XO..you never know how things may work out when you're standing right in front of it. I've gotten no reponse from the seller. On Jun 23, 10:13 pm, rcnute rcn...@hotmail.com wrote: I'd be interested in knowing more about the Road. Ryan On Jun 22, 11:38 pm, Roadkill

[RBW] Re: FS - Rivendell Road and X0-1 frames

2010-06-24 Thread Joe Bernard
@googlegroups.com [mailto:rbw-owners-bu...@googlegroups.com]on Behalf Of Joe Bernard Sent: Thursday, June 24, 2010 12:23 PM To: RBW Owners Bunch Subject: [RBW] Re: FS - Rivendell Road and X0-1 frames I'd still like to see the XO..you never know how things may work out when you're standing

[RBW] Re: Grant's exercise revelation

2010-06-24 Thread Joe Bernard
Aah, therein lies the problem for me. I tend not to think of cycling as exercise; it's going for a ride. Unfortunately, this denial on my part leads to denial of other facts about exercise..like if I go for a really long ride today, I might be sore for another one tomorrow. Hey, I never claimed

[RBW] Re: Grant's exercise revelation

2010-06-24 Thread Joe Bernard
cycling, maybe it ain't all that for you. On Jun 24, 7:55 pm, Joe Bernard joer...@gmail.com wrote: Aah, therein lies the problem for me. I tend not to think of cycling as exercise; it's going for a ride. Unfortunately, this denial on my part leads to denial of other facts about exercise

[RBW] Re: Grant's exercise revelation

2010-06-25 Thread Joe Bernard
I based the topic on a blog entry by Grant Petersen. Of Rivendell Bicycle Works. I thought this forum was for discussions of Rivendell bicycles and the associated lifestyle, which I would think includes Grant's musings on exercise, a topic he has broached many times in Readers and at Rivbike.com.

[RBW] Re: Grant's exercise revelation

2010-06-25 Thread Joe Bernard
Ok, now you guys are talking about not talking. Wait, so am I.. ;-) On Jun 25, 11:49 am, PATRICK MOORE bertin...@gmail.com wrote: On Fri, Jun 25, 2010 at 12:45 PM, S.Cutshall clotht...@gmail.com wrote: This is where my wife gets extremely proud of me... because I am saying nothing more

[RBW] Re: brass fenders on orange Hillborne? thumbs up or down?

2010-06-28 Thread Joe Bernard
I'll use a Brooks saddle for comparison. I had a honey B-17 with copper rails. The combination was way too much orangey for me, and the rails being a similar color to the saddle detracted from the beauty of both. On Jun 27, 9:44 pm, Jim Thill - Hiawatha Cyclery thill@gmail.com wrote: Do it!

[RBW] Re: For Sale: 58cm Rambouillet (blue) -- New

2009-02-06 Thread Joe Bernard
Steve, have you ever tried a recumbent? I'm not convinced it would solve the biking-with-a-bad-back issue, but it's worth a try. I switched a couple years ago because of saddle sores and wrist pain. If you log on to www.bentrideronline.com, you may be able to hook up with someone in your area who

[RBW] Re: Scenes from tonight's ride

2009-02-13 Thread Joe Bernard
Recumbent content, too! Look for me on a big orange Sun EZ-Sport at the Calistoga sprint on Sunday. Riv content: Wool and pedals. On Feb 12, 11:04 pm, Eric Norris campyonly...@me.com wrote: Lots of really bright headlights on tonight's ride.  Look for the   cowbell scene--we're getting ready

[RBW] Re: Bombadil Build Complete!

2009-02-19 Thread Joe Bernard
Ya know what's funny? It didn't occur to me to paint them! Sometimes the obvious eludes me. On Feb 19, 4:31 pm, CycloFiend cyclofi...@earthlink.net wrote: on 2/19/09 2:53 PM, Joe Bernard at josephrbern...@sbcglobal.net wrote: Red valve caps! I like em. Any idea where I can get Shraeder

[RBW] Re: Bombadil Build Complete!

2009-02-20 Thread Joe Bernard
They're French. Ignore them, they despise you. On Feb 20, 3:50 am, Marty mgie...@mac.com wrote: How well do the front brakes work?  The cantilever angle looks different from the rear. Still tweaking the angles. I had to raise the front to clear the rack mount. Seems to work just fine, but

[RBW] Re: Rivendell Romulus

2013-03-25 Thread Joe Bernard
That's a very nice bike. I had one, and never should have sold it. Enjoy! Joe Bernard Vallejo, CA. On Sunday, March 24, 2013 11:31:02 PM UTC-7, Brent wrote: I just picked up a 59 cm Romulus, alittle worse for wear but still in good condition with some Honjo hammered fenders, Nitto front

[RBW] Re: Rivendell All 'Rounder price question.

2013-03-25 Thread Joe Bernard
I love the early Riv build. Remember when they sold those Simplex derailers and Willow tripleizers? Twas many moons ago now. Joe Bernard Vallejo, CA. On Sunday, March 24, 2013 5:46:05 PM UTC-7, kevin spicher wrote: Hello all.. I have a Rivendell All 'Rounder purchased in 1996-97 (I have

[RBW] Re: Handlebar

2013-03-26 Thread Joe Bernard
I don't think anyone here is qualified to say it's safe based on a photo. Personally, I wouldn't ride an old bent bar. Joe Bernard Vallejo, CA. On Tuesday, March 26, 2013 7:34:02 AM UTC-7, Davidbea wrote: While waiting for the Nitto randonneur bar I ordered from my LBS to arrive- one

[RBW] Re: Another All Rounder on the Bay.

2013-03-26 Thread Joe Bernard
This is getting a little nuts. Every A/R in the country is suddenly for sale! This one appears to be a respray. The early headbadge is accurate, but the decals and fancy-Joe-Bell paint are what customs come with. Very pretty, my size, yada yada. Oy! Joe Bernard Vallejo, CA. On Tuesday, March

[RBW] Re: Another All Rounder on the Bay.

2013-03-26 Thread Joe Bernard
Are we sure it's an A/R? The 700c LongLow came with cantis, right? On Tuesday, March 26, 2013 6:50:00 PM UTC-7, Christopher Murray wrote: It is also on Ant's site: http://antbikemike.wordpress.com/blog/ Little more info and am sure Mike could answer any questions. Cheers! cm -- You

Re: [RBW] Re: WTB bar end pods

2013-03-26 Thread Joe Bernard
Riv's bar-end pods are direct copies of Shimano's. They will work with Silvers and Dura-Ace dt. On Tuesday, March 26, 2013 7:16:05 PM UTC-7, Alex Zeibot wrote: Jim, I have Dura Ace DT shifters but would love barcons. Possible to convert them? On Tue, Mar 26, 2013 at 9:04 PM, Jim Thill -

[RBW] Re: Another All Rounder on the Bay.

2013-03-26 Thread Joe Bernard
I'm not sure how far back Joe Bell paintjobs go, but those decals are definitely more recent than 95/96. The earliest Rivs had solid paint, the downtube decal was speared, and I don't think there was a seattube decal at all. There's a yellowish A/R recently posted here which shows this. On

Re: [RBW] Re: Another All Rounder on the Bay.

2013-03-26 Thread Joe Bernard
On Tuesday, March 26, 2013 9:21:43 PM UTC-7, Norman Bone wrote: Corrected: IIRC, you could get canti or sidepull for the LL. At least early on. -Norm in PDX. -- *From:* Joe Bernard joer...@gmail.com javascript: *To:* rbw-owne...@googlegroups.com javascript

[RBW] Re: Another All Rounder on the Bay.

2013-03-27 Thread Joe Bernard
The plot thickens. AntBikeMike tells me it's a custom for 700c wheels. So we have original lugs and headbadge, but it's a custom with fancy Joe Bell paint and later decals. Well ok then. On Tuesday, March 26, 2013 5:42:52 PM UTC-7, hsmitham wrote: Just saw this on Ebay.

Re: [RBW] Re: WTB bar end pods

2013-03-27 Thread Joe Bernard
Ah, it appears I know not of what I speak on this topic. Joe never mind Bernard Vallejo, CA. On Wednesday, March 27, 2013 8:32:54 AM UTC-7, Jim Thill - Hiawatha Cyclery wrote: I don't know if Dura Ace DT shifters can be converted. You'd need that little keyed washer index thing to fit the

[RBW] Re: Another All Rounder on the Bay.

2013-03-27 Thread Joe Bernard
I got more info from Mike, most of which is now in the Ebay listing. It was a demo Grant had in 95/96 after the customer returned it because he didn't dig the low BB height. You can see the fillet-brazed chainstays used to accommadate this design. Mike mentioned it might have been built by

[RBW] Re: Another All Rounder on the Bay.

2013-03-27 Thread Joe Bernard
! Hugh Sunland, CA On Wednesday, March 27, 2013 7:16:44 AM UTC-7, Joe Bernard wrote: The plot thickens. AntBikeMike tells me it's a custom for 700c wheels. So we have original lugs and headbadge, but it's a custom with fancy Joe Bell paint and later decals. Well ok then. On Tuesday

Re: [RBW] Re: Another All Rounder on the Bay.

2013-03-27 Thread Joe Bernard
conceivably pull off, but I think it unlikely. I'm sure there's somebody out there who can give this rather unique Riv a good home. Joe Bernard Vallejo, CA. On Wednesday, March 27, 2013 9:59:19 AM UTC-7, cyclot...@gmail.com wrote: Joe, if that's your size (top tube is kinda' long for the seat

[RBW] Re: Another All Rounder on the Bay.

2013-03-27 Thread Joe Bernard
Most Rivs get repainted by a known Riv-painter, and hue close to Grant's guidelines for what a Rivendell should look like. I don't think that type of respray devalues them, especially if it's a Joe Bell job. Now if you see a neon pink/orange/red fade, all bets are off ;) On Wednesday, March

Re: [RBW] Shimano bar-end shifters Albatross bars for commuting

2013-03-27 Thread Joe Bernard
I've indexed 8-speed bar-ends with 7-speed cassttes easy peasy, but agree with Shoji that Silver Power Ratchets are the bee's knees for rifling up and down a 7-speed. You never quite know which cog you're going to stop at, but you almost always land right square on a good one. Try it for a

Re: [RBW] Shimano bar-end shifters Albatross bars for commuting

2013-03-27 Thread Joe Bernard
To clarify, I think you would like indexed bar-ends, and I've had no problem with 8-speed index shifters on a 7-speed cassette. Technically there may be a very small difference in spacing between 7- and 8-speed cogsets, but in practice it wasn't noticeable once the shifting was dialed so that

[RBW] Re: Another All Rounder on the Bay.

2013-03-28 Thread Joe Bernard
of a black splatter/spider web over the the whole thing. I'll see if I can grab a picture. On Wednesday, March 27, 2013 8:03:52 PM UTC-6, Joe Bernard wrote: Most Rivs get repainted by a known Riv-painter, and hue close to Grant's guidelines for what a Rivendell should look like. I don't think

[RBW] Re: FS: Red Glorious 50cm

2013-03-28 Thread Joe Bernard
Wow. That is a stunning bicycle. Ed, you should talk to Riv about sizing..they don't size the mixtes quite like regular bikes. With the low step-over and reach-back bars, your wife would have to be pretty small to not fit it, IMO. On Thursday, March 28, 2013 3:39:58 PM UTC-7, bwphoto wrote:

[RBW] Re: FS: Red Glorious 50cm

2013-03-28 Thread Joe Bernard
Sorry, that message was for bwphoto. On Thursday, March 28, 2013 4:15:30 PM UTC-7, Joe Bernard wrote: Wow. That is a stunning bicycle. Ed, you should talk to Riv about sizing..they don't size the mixtes quite like regular bikes. With the low step-over and reach-back bars, your wife would

[RBW] Re: Swapping Bars Threaded Stems

2013-03-28 Thread Joe Bernard
I have a silver Profile Designs threaded stem with faceplate on an MB-1. I don't know if they still make them (or if there is still a Profile Designs), but you might do a search on Ebay. On Thursday, March 28, 2013 4:04:49 PM UTC-7, Liesl wrote: Friends, today I found out that my neck

[RBW] Re: Swapping Bars Threaded Stems

2013-03-28 Thread Joe Bernard
Here ya go. It looks just like the Nashbar, but at least it's silver. There's several different lengths available, so have a look around under Profile Design stem. http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Mountain-Bike-stem-1-Profile-design-/130876561399?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0hash=item1e78d9d7f7 On

Re: [RBW] Kudos again to Rivendell shipping

2013-03-28 Thread Joe Bernard
It really is something, isn't it? I've never seen another box packed like a Riv box. On Thursday, March 28, 2013 7:04:12 PM UTC-7, Patrick Moore wrote: Rivendell shipping is an art all unto itself. I've never seen better packing, with the packing of full bicycles being, I suppose, the

[RBW] Re: 7 speed Dura Ace indexing versus 7 speed Shimano non-DA indexing

2013-03-29 Thread Joe Bernard
Cog spacing, it was narrower than the other 7- and 8-speed groups. In fact, I think you can click-shift 7/8 Dura-Ace with 9-speed shifters. On Friday, March 29, 2013 8:56:21 AM UTC-7, Patrick Moore wrote: I know that, up to a certain point -- 7 speed or 8 speed -- Dura Ace indexing was

Re: [RBW] Re: 7 speed Dura Ace indexing versus 7 speed Shimano non-DA indexing

2013-03-29 Thread Joe Bernard
, in Jacobean mood, in springlike ABQ, NM On Fri, Mar 29, 2013 at 10:00 AM, Joe Bernard joer...@gmail.comjavascript: wrote: Cog spacing, it was narrower than the other 7- and 8-speed groups. In fact, I think you can click-shift 7/8 Dura-Ace with 9-speed shifters. On Friday, March 29, 2013 8:56:21 AM

[RBW] Re: Shimano bar-end shifters Albatross bars for commuting

2013-03-29 Thread Joe Bernard
This is a good point. I only recently picked up my first singlespeed (that's built and actually being ridden), a Dahon folder, and I'm a little shocked how not-a big-deal it is to be in one gear over varied elevations. It's already transformed the way I ride my derailer bikes, which I had

[RBW] Re: Ram 650b with Hetre conversion update 2--test ride, thumbs up!

2013-03-31 Thread Joe Bernard
Huh, I didn't think you could do that to a Ram. I just got one, and happen to have a nice 650b wheelset, Silver brakes, *and *some Longboards on hand. Hmm... Joe Bernard Vallejo, CA. On Saturday, November 3, 2012 11:13:31 PM UTC-7, ttoshi wrote: Hi all, Greg, thanks for your offer

[RBW] Re: Favorite Riv

2013-04-01 Thread Joe Bernard
I'll avoid picking custom because that can be anything I want. Frame: Saluki/AHH. Paint: Butterscotch. Decals and name: Bleriot. Love the name, love the biplane, loved the speared downtube decal. On Saturday, March 30, 2013 7:59:04 PM UTC-7, Christopher Murray wrote: All the recent pics

[RBW] Re: Get a Betty Foy, old man

2013-04-02 Thread Joe Bernard
The more I look at those gorgeous Riv mixtes, plus all the step-throughs Europeans ride to work every day, the more I realize how stupid the American girl's bike prejudice is. Then there's the fact that my folders and recumbents are also step-through... On Tuesday, April 2, 2013 10:43:08 AM

Re: [RBW] Re: Get a Betty Foy, old man

2013-04-02 Thread Joe Bernard
I know that bike! I don't know how many pink-ish Glorius's were built, but I remember seeing one in Grant's backyard while he was drawing me a map to show me how to get back to my car from an aborted ride (long story, quite boring). On Tuesday, April 2, 2013 4:06:55 PM UTC-7,

Re: [RBW] Re: Get a Betty Foy, old man

2013-04-03 Thread Joe Bernard
That would've be '04/'05 thereabouts...whenever the Glorius/Wilbury were first introduced. I rode a red one around the big building, but don't remember which decals were on it. It might have been the Glorius currently for sale here. Wonderful bikes. Joe Bernard Vallejo, CA. On Tuesday, April

[RBW] Re: What's the Biggest Advantage of Stem-mounted Shifters?

2013-04-03 Thread Joe Bernard
/8617126193/ Joe Bernard Vallejo, CA. On Tuesday, April 2, 2013 8:49:35 PM UTC-7, James Warren wrote: They are the best shifter style for using one's left hand to shift the right shifter or vice versa if/when the need ever arises. I'm really liking my IRD stem shifter mounts. They go well

[RBW] Re: Bstone RB-3 on the bay...

2013-04-03 Thread Joe Bernard
9 Grand!!? Yeah, that's a $400 bike on its best day, and only because of the nice vintage Dura-Ace stuff. What a tool. On Wednesday, April 3, 2013 5:23:41 PM UTC-7, murphyjrfk wrote: Seems like a super deal. Too bad it's not my size or I would take 2!

[RBW] What's that response called, and which model has it?

2013-04-03 Thread Joe Bernard
I've owned a Romulus and an AHH. They both felt about the same to me, with that nice springy feel. That said, my new-to-me Rambouillet feels lighter/springier, for what it's worth. I suspect it has slightly thinner tubing walls in the main triangle. -- You received this message because you

[RBW] Re: Moustache vs. Noodle bar reach overlay with pics

2013-04-04 Thread Joe Bernard
The reality is any technical reach similarities are completely overwhelmed by real-world experience. I've never met/heard-of a rider switching from drops to Moustache Bars who didn't need a shorter/taller stem to make the reach work. On Wednesday, April 3, 2013 10:28:22 PM UTC-7,

Re: [RBW] 60cm Rambouillet on PDX CL

2013-04-04 Thread Joe Bernard
THAT is underpriced complete Ramby. If it fits you, buy it! Joe I love mine Bernard Vallejo, CA. On Tuesday, April 2, 2013 10:27:23 AM UTC-7, cyclot...@gmail.com wrote: THAT is a nice bike! Cheers, David On Tue, Apr 2, 2013 at 10:10 AM, Norman Bone bone...@yahoo.comjavascript: wrote:

Re: [RBW] Re: What's the Biggest Advantage of Stem-mounted Shifters?

2013-04-04 Thread Joe Bernard
Get the Park cable cutters. I've had my first pair for years, and it's been eminently useable many times over. Worth every penny. On Thursday, April 4, 2013 11:35:41 AM UTC-7, Philip Williamson wrote: Agreed. Good tools are worthwhile, but you can do it without the Park cutter. I just cut

[RBW] Re: What's the Biggest Advantage of Stem-mounted Shifters?

2013-04-04 Thread Joe Bernard
, 2013 6:56:48 AM UTC-7, Ron Mc wrote: Joe, your bike is beyond trick. On Wednesday, April 3, 2013 7:35:07 PM UTC-5, Joe Bernard wrote: I just returned from a shakedown ride with new stemmies on La Ramba. Mavic/Simplex retrofriction shifting a 7/8-speed-era front Dura-Ace double and rear

[RBW] Re: What's that response called, and which model has it?

2013-04-04 Thread Joe Bernard
Was this shop wasn't in Danville by chance? On Thursday, April 4, 2013 8:47:46 PM UTC-7, Reid wrote: Thanks everyone for the replies. All that info helps a lot as I dither about what to do next. Much appreciated! On Thursday, April 4, 2013 8:15:11 AM UTC-7, Michael wrote: What kind of

[RBW] Re: What's that response called, and which model has it?

2013-04-04 Thread Joe Bernard
Was this shop in Danville by chance? On Thursday, April 4, 2013 8:47:46 PM UTC-7, Reid wrote: Thanks everyone for the replies. All that info helps a lot as I dither about what to do next. Much appreciated! On Thursday, April 4, 2013 8:15:11 AM UTC-7, Michael wrote: What kind of tires

[RBW] Re: Sidepull brakes versus Cantilevers

2013-04-05 Thread Joe Bernard
Compared to the single-pivot Dia-Compe sidepulls on my Bridgestone RB-2, * everything* we have now works great. This type of brake was standard equipment on road bikes back in the heyday of Campagnolo speed reducers, which was market-speak for they're light, but they don't work. On Thursday,

[RBW] Re: 2007 Geometry Chart

2013-04-05 Thread Joe Bernard
A most excellent resource, and has my Rambouillet on it. Thanks! On Friday, April 5, 2013 6:03:57 AM UTC-7, Fullylugged wrote: With the talk about tubes (again) and bike details (again) I thought some might want this RBW chart from a few years back. I'm an uploader newbie so advise any

[RBW] Re: Ram build obstacle

2013-04-06 Thread Joe Bernard
The reach on my Ram correlates to the bottom of the 47-57 slots on the stock brakes, and it works. It appears you have the infamous rear bridge too high that came on a batch of orange Rams. The aforementioned 47-59 Tektros should set you to rights. TC-7, Patrick Moore wrote: What is the rea

[RBW] Re: Rambouillet, finally built!

2013-04-07 Thread Joe Bernard
Hey Patrick, can you post a pic with the Fly rack installed? Joe another interested blue Ram owner Bernard Vallejo, CA. On Saturday, April 6, 2013 7:43:57 PM UTC-7, Patrick Moore wrote: https://picasaweb.google.com/BERTIN753/RAMBOUILLETFINALLYBUILT040613# I've added a Fly rack and a small

[RBW] Re: OT: your opinion of the Bridgestone RB-T?

2013-04-08 Thread Joe Bernard
How tall is your girlfriend; what size is the bike? On Monday, April 8, 2013 10:02:28 AM UTC-7, Scot Brooks wrote: Back story; my girlfriend is feeling motivated to get into something slightly different from the 80s MTB she's been riding for the past couple of years, something with a little

[RBW] Re: OT: your opinion of the Bridgestone RB-T?

2013-04-08 Thread Joe Bernard
a bike that came on my radar. I just figured at least a few people around here would have some experience with the RB-T and could give me their impression of the bike. On Monday, April 8, 2013 11:58:50 AM UTC-7, Joe Bernard wrote: How tall is your girlfriend; what size is the bike

Re: [RBW] Re: OT: your opinion of the Bridgestone RB-T?

2013-04-08 Thread Joe Bernard
The toptube for a 50cm RB-T is 52.5. http://sheldonbrown.com/bridgestone/1994/pages/71.htm On Monday, April 8, 2013 5:29:49 PM UTC-7, cyclot...@gmail.com wrote: My RB-T was one of my favorite bikes. I sold it only to finance a Rivendell. Very fun bike to ride as it has skinny tubes and fits

Re: [RBW] Re: OT: your opinion of the Bridgestone RB-T?

2013-04-08 Thread Joe Bernard
Is this the one? http://seattle.craigslist.org/see/bik/3727866366.html On Monday, April 8, 2013 6:34:24 PM UTC-7, Joe Bernard wrote: The toptube for a 50cm RB-T is 52.5. http://sheldonbrown.com/bridgestone/1994/pages/71.htm On Monday, April 8, 2013 5:29:49 PM UTC-7, cyclot...@gmail.com

[RBW] Re: Rambouillet, finally built!

2013-04-08 Thread Joe Bernard
The Ram blue is quite unusual. My comment when I saw my first one live and in person on a Riv-organized Mt. Diablo ride was, It looks like there's a neon light behind the paint! It's a great color. Joe Bernard Vallejo, CA. On Monday, April 8, 2013 7:32:34 PM UTC-7, Leslie wrote: No; the Ram

[RBW] Re: OT: your opinion of the Bridgestone RB-T?

2013-04-09 Thread Joe Bernard
I'm a master of The Google (actually startpage.com. Google tracks your IP, but I digress). RB-Ts are good bikes, but that one is well ridden. I wouldn't pay more than $250 for it. On Monday, April 8, 2013 10:11:47 PM UTC-7, Scot Brooks wrote: Pretty fancy sleuth work, Joe! -- You received

Re: [RBW] The Rivendell Blues..

2013-04-09 Thread Joe Bernard
Ahh..sage green. I will either a buy a Riv that color someday, or have one painted such. I saw/rode Ray Varella's sage green Rivendell some years ago in Vallejo, and it was just gorgeous. On Tuesday, April 9, 2013 6:44:46 AM UTC-7, Patrick Moore wrote: I wish I'd kept a note of the blue

[RBW] Re: OT: your opinion of the Bridgestone RB-T?

2013-04-09 Thread Joe Bernard
Yes to all of the above. As a bit of a Bridgestone collector, I can say with some authority there are two ways to buy an expensive one: Buy and expensive one, or buy a cheap one... On Tuesday, April 9, 2013 8:40:25 AM UTC-7, Frank Brose wrote: What Jim says is well worth considering. I don't

Re: [RBW] Saluki stuff

2013-04-09 Thread Joe Bernard
Yep. There is/was a 650b Hilsen staff bike at Riv converted to 700c wheels and short-reach brakes. On Tuesday, April 9, 2013 5:10:45 PM UTC-7, James Warren wrote: I'm guessing you'd use short-reach sidepulls with the 700c wheels. It's like the opposite of a 650B conversion of a late 80's

[RBW] Re: OT but Riv content: B-stone CB-0

2013-04-09 Thread Joe Bernard
A caveat to anyone considering one of these: It's not light, and that big downtube adds to its tank-like feel. It's fine as a basic commuter, but although it may be the precursor to the XO series, it doesn't ride like them. On Tuesday, April 9, 2013 4:13:59 PM UTC-7, C.J. Filip wrote: From

[RBW] Re: Rivendell phrase game

2013-04-09 Thread Joe Bernard
It's a Rivvy! Sorry, that's a riff on It's a Duesy!, the old tagline for Duesenberg automobiles...I couldn't help myself (yes, the phrase it's a doosy started as a car ad. Now you know). On Tuesday, April 9, 2013 8:36:52 PM UTC-7, Michael Williams wrote: I was riding home on my commute

Re: [RBW] Re: The Rivendell Blues..

2013-04-10 Thread Joe Bernard
There ya go. All for sale and stuff. http://www.ebay.com/itm/Rivendell-61cm-A-Homer-Hilsen-Frame-and-Fork-NEW-/300888291656?pt=Road_Bikeshash=item460e56f948 On Wednesday, April 10, 2013 5:03:33 AM UTC-7, Mike Gillespie wrote: Hi, I recently came across this shade of blue on a Hilsen seen

[RBW] Re: New AHH build drivetrain problem

2013-04-11 Thread Joe Bernard
I don't know how you managed it with only 200 miles on the transferred parts, but it sounds like your new chain is dancing over worn cogs and/or chainrings. On Thursday, April 11, 2013 9:22:26 AM UTC-7, Doug M wrote: Submitted for your consideration: a crunchy drivetrain problem on my new

Re: [RBW] Re: New Web Special Frames

2013-04-11 Thread Joe Bernard
It reminds me of the original Cannondale MTBs with the 24-inch rear wheel. Very weird. On Thursday, April 11, 2013 1:08:37 PM UTC-7, Peter M wrote: there is the Bizzaro Simple One, the more I look at it the more strange it is. http://www.rivbike.com/product-p/wsf-059.htm On Thu, Apr

Re: [RBW] Favorite pedals?

2013-04-12 Thread Joe Bernard
The MKS RMX Riv sells. They're almost too inexpensive to be taken seriously as real pedals, but I have them on all my bikes. They work. On Friday, April 12, 2013 8:25:18 AM UTC-7, Ron Mc wrote: Me too. Love my grip kings. For awhile I was swapping between sylvans with clips and the grip

[RBW] Re: Suntour is back says it's keeping it real w/ old skool ideology

2013-04-13 Thread Joe Bernard
If it's spring, it must be time for the annual Suntour is coming back as SunXCD announcement. I wish them well, but it seems like they've been talking about this for a long time. Joe Bernard Vallejo, CA. On Friday, April 12, 2013 9:39:55 PM UTC-7, stonehog wrote: Forwarding from the Rando

[RBW] Re: Geared bike, most like Simple One?

2013-04-15 Thread Joe Bernard
I don't know this from personal experience, but my understanding is that the Quickbeam/SimpleOne bikes are more like the Rom/Ram/Roadeo lightish-tubing/steeper-angles road bikes, and the Atlantis is a stouter touring bike. The fact that you own both and are leaning towards another Riv tells me

[RBW] Re: Craigslist mistake delivers a new Bleriot.

2013-04-16 Thread Joe Bernard
Good catch! I have too many bikes and too little money, so hopefully a Bleriot won't show up in my size. Which is 52-54. In case anyone was wondering... Joe Bernard Vallejo, CA. On Tuesday, April 16, 2013 2:28:17 PM UTC-7, Phillip Hathaway wrote: One of the joys of lurking on this list

Re: [RBW] A Mini-State O' The List Report - Topic Drift and a Note on Tone

2013-04-17 Thread Joe Bernard
to the Rivendell bicycle, and the associated bits they sell. My opinion, of course. Joe Bernard Vallejo, CA. On Wednesday, April 17, 2013 4:12:16 AM UTC-7, LyleBogart{AT}gmail.com wrote: Nicely stated, and thanks for all the work you do! Cheers! lyle On 17 April 2013 02:08, Cyclofiend Jim

Re: [RBW] Re: A Mini-State O' The List Report - Topic Drift and a Note on Tone

2013-04-18 Thread Joe Bernard
because he doesn't believe in it. As someone else said, this type of thing can be easily Googled. YRMV. Joe Bernard Vallejo, CA. On Wednesday, April 17, 2013 7:40:47 PM UTC-7, meehan...@gmail.com wrote: I love Rivendell bikes and I used to own two of them. The reason I don't own any now

[RBW] Re: Brook's new waterproof Cambium saddle coming out

2013-04-18 Thread Joe Bernard
I think the waterproof angle is pushback against the impression amongst many cyclists that owning a leather Brooks saddle is an issue in inclement weather. Which is hilarious in light of the fact the product originates in * England.* I suspect they are equally bewildered by this marketing

Re: [RBW] BOM - 51cm San Marcos is awesome.

2013-04-19 Thread Joe Bernard
BOM is going to be the death of my credit card. So far I've resisted, but it's only a matter of time... On Friday, April 19, 2013 7:02:34 AM UTC-7, cyclot...@gmail.com wrote: Yes, they're good looking bikes. Looks like the BOM idea is going over well. Everything is sold right away. Pretty

Re: [RBW] Rambouillet on PDX CL

2013-04-20 Thread Joe Bernard
An occasional Waterford is always possible in a run of Rivbikes. I wouldn't doubt the seller's information without contacting him first. On Saturday, April 20, 2013 2:29:41 AM UTC-7, Fullylugged wrote: Waterford did early Rivs like the Road Standard and came back in the picture a few years

[RBW] Re: Brake clearance issue on '97 Rivendell Road

2013-04-20 Thread Joe Bernard
I don't think there's much to be done about stuffing bigger tires into a frame designed for 700c wheels and short-reach brakes. The trick is to reduce the diameter of the wheel and add longer brakes, hence the 650b conversion trend Grant started. On Friday, April 19, 2013 3:11:45 PM UTC-7, Tim

Re: [RBW] Tubus racks for Summer tour with a few thoughts pictures.

2013-04-20 Thread Joe Bernard
Axioms may be swell, but the bargain price stems from country of origin. If that's what you're looking for, fine and dandy, but it warrants a mention. Joe Bernard Vallejo, CA. On Friday, April 19, 2013 1:26:54 PM UTC-7, Patrick Moore wrote: I've owned several Flys and currently use a Fly

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