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06-22-18, 07:48 AM
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Posted By corwin1968

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03-18-18, 07:27 PM
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Posted By corwin1968

The Journeyman is basically an aluminum version...

The Journeyman is basically an aluminum version of a 90's hybrid with more versatility (700c vs 650B, big tire clearance) and better geometry (drop vs flat bar versions). I've always thought the...
02-23-18, 12:04 PM
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Posted By corwin1968

My 1983 Highlander had a serial number that...

My 1983 Highlander had a serial number that started with the letters "JS". The first number was "3" and based on mine being a mountain bike and the component codes, I'm certain the "3" signified...
Forum: Commuting
02-22-18, 11:22 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,751
Posted By corwin1968

Hopefully, Rivendell will weather this storm and...

Hopefully, Rivendell will weather this storm and survive, although I believe this is a fairly regular occurrence for them, unfortunately.

I bought a handful of credit vouchers because I can...
Forum: Touring
01-29-18, 12:43 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,579
Posted By corwin1968

If you are diligent, you can pick up a used...

If you are diligent, you can pick up a used Rivendell Hunqapillar or Atlantis.
Forum: Commuting
01-11-18, 02:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,878
Posted By corwin1968

If you ride the Radar Cafe, please share your...

If you ride the Radar Cafe, please share your thoughts on it. That bike meets almost all of my requirements if I were looking to buy a complete bike.
Forum: Touring
01-10-18, 02:06 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,956
Posted By corwin1968

Like a couple of people have already recommended,...

Like a couple of people have already recommended, give Dan at Rodriguez in Seattle a call or e-mail. They have a whole line of bikes that have 26" wheels (UTB) and they have extensive tandem...
01-04-18, 08:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,562
Posted By corwin1968

You could probably find a used Karate Monkey,...

You could probably find a used Karate Monkey, Ogre or Troll (all Surly) that fits your criteria. I built my Karate Monkey up from a frameset.

https://i.imgur.com/qcjG6f5.jpg
Forum: Touring
11-28-17, 01:57 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,688
Posted By corwin1968

Nice bike! I haven't looked at a...

Nice bike!

I haven't looked at a Bridgestone catalog in several years but at least one of the 90's catalogs list the RB-T's geometry as being pretty much identical to the Handsome Devil, which...
Forum: Commuting
11-19-17, 08:58 PM
Replies: 666
Views: 287,608
Posted By corwin1968

Nice!! :thumb:

Nice!! :thumb:
11-19-17, 10:08 AM
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Views: 30,802
Posted By corwin1968

Wow, how did I miss this thread? The 19" 730...

Wow, how did I miss this thread?

The 19" 730 at the back was my first bike, purchased new in 1995, and the 21" in the front was purchased 6 years ago.

https://i.imgur.com/UpkRjf2.jpg

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11-03-17, 07:49 AM
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Posted By corwin1968

The photos are blocked thru this network so I...

The photos are blocked thru this network so I can't see it but I had an 83-84 Highlander a few years ago and it's still my favorite bike that I've ever owned. Unfortunately, my mechanical ineptitude...
11-02-17, 02:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,808
Posted By corwin1968

My next set of wheels will likely be a 40 spoke,...

My next set of wheels will likely be a 40 spoke, Cliffhanger set built by Velocity. People I trust (Rich Lesnik, Peter White) have really praised Velocity rims and my Dyads have been flawless so I'm...
11-02-17, 02:05 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,347
Posted By corwin1968

Bandana. Grant almost always wears a bandana...

Bandana. Grant almost always wears a bandana around his neck. It's one of his many eccentricities.
10-31-17, 09:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,742
Posted By corwin1968

I'm not a big fan of tan sidewalls but I have to...

I'm not a big fan of tan sidewalls but I have to admit, they look good on this style bike.
10-30-17, 11:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,742
Posted By corwin1968

Nice bike!! My 1984 830 has gold lettering on...

Nice bike!! My 1984 830 has gold lettering on the downtube instead of the white lettering. This is truly a first generation mountain bike and it's geometry is quite different than most other MTB's...
Forum: Commuting
10-27-17, 07:37 PM
Replies: 666
Views: 287,608
Posted By corwin1968

That's a sweet bike. Would it be a candidate for...

That's a sweet bike. Would it be a candidate for a 650B conversion for fatter tires? That would be even sweeter.
Forum: Commuting
10-27-17, 10:57 AM
Replies: 666
Views: 287,608
Posted By corwin1968

The Google Rivendell Owner's group has a...

The Google Rivendell Owner's group has a discussion going on about what constitutes a "Rivish" bicycle. It seems the thread starter was at RBW and mentioned to an employee that his bike wasn't very...
Forum: Commuting
10-13-17, 08:19 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,357
Posted By corwin1968

The Handsome Devil has a very short top-tube for...

The Handsome Devil has a very short top-tube for using with flat bars so look into that measurement carefully to be sure it will work for you.

You didn't specify a budget but the Salsa Marrakesh...
10-05-17, 02:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 874
Posted By corwin1968

Good point for the OP's purposes. The KM is a...

Good point for the OP's purposes. The KM is a dedicated mountain bike and lacks many of the braze-ons that both the Ogre & Troll have.

If I was starting from scratch, I would probably go with...
10-05-17, 01:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 874
Posted By corwin1968

That Lithium looks like it would be a great bike...

That Lithium looks like it would be a great bike for the OP's needs. I was going to recommend something like my Karate Monkey and the Lithium is pretty much an aluminum framed, non-suspension...
09-26-17, 07:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,808
Posted By corwin1968

I'll second the recommendation for Rich Lesnik at...

I'll second the recommendation for Rich Lesnik at Rivendell Bicycle Works. He built my wheels about five years ago and they've been zero maintenance, despite my weighing over 400 lbs for much of...
09-20-17, 08:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,582
Posted By corwin1968

Trek 730 with 40mm Duremes and Karate Monkey with...

Trek 730 with 40mm Duremes and Karate Monkey with 50mm Maxxis Torches

This is my favorite picture of the 730 and shortly after it was taken, I moved every component that was compatible over to the...
09-20-17, 07:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,582
Posted By corwin1968

My 1995 730 would take 40mm Schwalbe Duremes on...

My 1995 730 would take 40mm Schwalbe Duremes on Dyad rims (a relatively wide, touring rim) and that was pushing the maximum. I could have squeezed a little more tire in there but I'm not sure true...
Replies: 14
Views: 925
Posted By corwin1968

If Rivendell were still selling this bike today,...

If Rivendell were still selling this bike today, the frame/fork/headset would run around $2300. This bike also has what is now "custom" pedigree, being built by Joe Stark and painted by Joe Bell,...
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