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    Once a bike fits and allows a comfortable...

    Once a bike fits and allows a comfortable position, tires really are the most important upgrade you can make.
  2. As DD said, they are completely interchangeable...

    As DD said, they are completely interchangeable as far as fit and components. I will add that true MTB handlebars will likely be stronger and more expensive than identical looking handlebars made...
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    I think you are using the term "trail" in place...

    I think you are using the term "trail" in place of "wheelbase", in your explanation.

    Trail is a front-end measurement that is a product of head tube angle and fork rake. Grant's Rivendells are...
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    Any ideas on this old Peugeot MTB?

    After three years of little to nothing on the local Craigslist, vintage MTB's are popping up on a regular basis now. Tonight this old Peugeot MTB showed up and I'm intrigued by it. The color...
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    RBW started out planning to sell the Clem as a...

    RBW started out planning to sell the Clem as a frameset and maybe as a complete bike. They even pre-sold framesets for awhile and then they were going to offer framesets and complete bikes and now...
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    That is an awesome bike! Do you realize the...

    That is an awesome bike!

    Do you realize the Bullmoose handlebar you have there is made by Nitto and sold by Rivendell Bicycle Works and retails for $160? :thumb:
  7. I was looking at the 1995 catalog and the Trek...

    I was looking at the 1995 catalog and the Trek 750 Trekking bike appears to have the exact same fenders and headlight and possibly the same rack, so they eventually did include all that on the...
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    I checked three of them (removed and replaced)...

    I checked three of them (removed and replaced) but the fourth is stripped and exhibits no movement at all. I was planning to just wait for the chainring to need replacing before dealing with the...
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    clicking sound in crankset

    I know this topic has been discussed numerous times and there seems to be as many causes/solutions as there are internet threads about it. However, these sheer numbers make it difficult to figure...
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    I don't know if it means anything but I noticed a...

    I don't know if it means anything but I noticed a couple of days ago that Rawland's Ravn page has been taken down. Hope that doesn't affect Jan's plans for the Rat Trap tires.
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    My Kindle (white screen version) is one of the...

    My Kindle (white screen version) is one of the best purchases I've made. I can carry it around but I also have the Kindle App on my home computer and my work laptop. My wife has a tablet and I...
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    He seems to be adapting to the market and RBW is...

    He seems to be adapting to the market and RBW is expecting 200 complete bikes in October that they plan to sell for $1500 each. A complete Rivendell bicycle for $1500. They are mostly tig welded...
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    Petersen with three "e's".

    Petersen with three "e's".
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    Grant's knowledge and experience in the world of...

    Grant's knowledge and experience in the world of bicycles is well established but the guy has now published a book on diet and fitness!! Some dynamic, indeed!

    I'm a fan of Grant's and agree...
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    A General Mountain Shadow popped up on the local...

    A General Mountain Shadow popped up on the local Craigslist today and curiosity brought me to this thread. This thing looks brand new and the guy wants $100 for it. Luckily, I'm not in the market...
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    Given that there is a famous song about my state...

    Given that there is a famous song about my state and that wind is prominently featured in that song, it has a great detrimental impact on my riding.

    I used to live within spitting distance of a...
  17. A hybrid dead end from the late 1980's.

    In 1989, Specialized introduced the RockCombo. The idea for a new category of bike called "hybrids" was floating around in the industry and this was one of Specialized's first tentative steps in...
  18. My first bike was a 1995 Trek 730, a true hybrid...

    My first bike was a 1995 Trek 730, a true hybrid of a road and mountain bike. I love that bike!
  19. I think that's what first drew me to Rivendell. ...

    I think that's what first drew me to Rivendell. Their bike philosophy was very close to what I was already riding. The only real road bike they offer (Roadeo) came about because their head...
  20. I've said many times the hybrid is the best...

    I've said many times the hybrid is the best choice choice for most people who are looking for a bicycle for recreation and exercise. It's the roadies and the mountain bikers who are the fringe...
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    I converted my 3 x 9 to a 1 x 9 by simply...

    I converted my 3 x 9 to a 1 x 9 by simply removing the inner and outer chainrings. Dropping those rings, the front derailleur, the shifter and the cable/housing shaved exactly one pound off my bike...
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    I bought a 92/93 Rockhopper frameset and just...

    I bought a 92/93 Rockhopper frameset and just built it up yesterday. I built it up with a Hollowtech II Deore single-ring crankset, a mid-90's Shimano rear derailleur, wheels and 7-speed 11-28...
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    I'm surprised you put 28mm tires on an AWOL. ...

    I'm surprised you put 28mm tires on an AWOL. Have you considered wider tires, like Compass' Barlow Pass at 38mm or 38mm Vittoria Hypers, if you want flat protection?
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    I'm referring more to my bike in particular with...

    I'm referring more to my bike in particular with a huge amount of seatpost showing, a stack of spacers and a high angle stem. The bike was simply too small for me and what I had to do to make it fit...
  25. I rode a Trek 730 from 1995 to 2007 and then...

    I rode a Trek 730 from 1995 to 2007 and then switched to a Trek FX 7.2. My experience is that the FX was a much more fun bike to ride. It felt more sporty and seemed to accelerate more easily than...
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