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05-26-20, 11:10 AM
Replies: 135
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Posted By corwin1968

I discovered Rivendell Bicycle Works in 2011 and...

I discovered Rivendell Bicycle Works in 2011 and became a fan of their bikes because their riding philosophy was right in line with my own.

I started riding in 1995 on a Trek Mult-Track, which...
05-18-20, 06:08 AM
Replies: 1,542
Views: 653,141
Posted By corwin1968

I am thinking about buying a set of Snoqualmie...

I am thinking about buying a set of Snoqualmie Pass tires for my Hunqapillar. It will easily fit the larger Antelope Hill tires but I'm finding I agree with Jan Heine that a big wheel/tire radius...
08-03-19, 08:31 AM
Replies: 2,749
Views: 612,166
Posted By corwin1968

I waited eight years before finally taking the...

I waited eight years before finally taking the plunge getting an RBW frameset.

Grant does design and sell some beautiful frames but I would be just as happy with a plain colored tig welded frame....
08-02-19, 11:57 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 21,555
Posted By corwin1968

I started riding 24 years ago and spent a fair...

I started riding 24 years ago and spent a fair amount of time on gravel roads. I much prefer pavement, but I also don't spend a lot of time riding on busy streets. Other than scenery, gravel roads...
08-02-19, 06:02 AM
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Views: 653,141
Posted By corwin1968

Technically, the Hunqapillar is an all-terrain...

Technically, the Hunqapillar is an all-terrain touring bike. It would make a fine city bike but I wouldn't say it's a roadster.
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06-06-19, 07:19 AM
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Posted By corwin1968

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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
Replies: 58
Views: 21,007
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
Replies: 3
Views: 1,699
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: 5,579
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: 3,968
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: 6,814
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: 7,804
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: 1,964
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: 4,149
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: 670
Views: 328,324
Posted By corwin1968

Nice!! :thumb:

Nice!! :thumb:
11-19-17, 10:08 AM
Replies: 475
Views: 127,987
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
Replies: 7,356
Views: 1,886,066
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: 2,058
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: 3,837
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: 5,812
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: 5,812
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: 670
Views: 328,324
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: 670
Views: 328,324
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: 6,983
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: 1,252
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: 1,252
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: 2,058
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: 9,890
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: 9,890
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: 1,541
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,...
09-01-17, 12:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,954
Posted By corwin1968

What is your budget? There are some very...

What is your budget?

There are some very nice wide, 700c road tires and a rigid 29'er MTB with one of those tires makes an awesome bike. I'm riding a Karate Monkey with Maxxis Torch 29 tires,...
08-25-17, 12:25 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,221
Posted By corwin1968

I've been saying this for 22 years, but that is...

I've been saying this for 22 years, but that is the perfect starter bike. It's good enough and fun enough to ride forever and to allow a person to fall in love with cycling but it's also a gateway...
Forum: Touring
08-22-17, 01:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,024
Posted By corwin1968

Contact Dan Toyle at Rodriguez bikes in Seattle. ...

Contact Dan Toyle at Rodriguez bikes in Seattle. All of their bikes are built to order and complete custom geometry is only $200 more than their stock sizes.
08-03-17, 01:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,503
Posted By corwin1968

This is exactly what I was going to mention. I...

This is exactly what I was going to mention. I shoved my seat all the way back on the seatpost and put on a much longer stem than I ever thought would work and it's the most comfortable set up I've...
08-02-17, 11:30 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,819
Posted By corwin1968

A few years ago I picked up a 1983 Takara...

A few years ago I picked up a 1983 Takara Highlander on Craigslist. It was almost a clone of your Mongoose but without the chrome. It was one of my favorite bikes ever but it was damaged and...
08-02-17, 08:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,398
Posted By corwin1968

Sounds like you know what you are doing and it's...

Sounds like you know what you are doing and it's working for you. :thumb:
08-01-17, 09:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,398
Posted By corwin1968

I don't currently take any medication (It was...

I don't currently take any medication (It was prescribed but I'm trying the lifestyle change route first) but I may have experienced both raised and lowered blood sugar after a ride.

At least...
Forum: Commuting
07-27-17, 08:31 AM
Replies: 670
Views: 328,324
Posted By corwin1968

That is a sweet bike! Congrats!! :thumb:

That is a sweet bike! Congrats!! :thumb:
07-25-17, 09:12 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,381
Posted By corwin1968

OP, have you done extensive research into...

OP, have you done extensive research into bariatric surgery and the long-term results and complications associated with each type?

I'm currenty a pre-op patient and quickly ruled out the lap...
07-19-17, 08:43 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,317
Posted By corwin1968

I prefer a traditional diamond frame with a level...

I prefer a traditional diamond frame with a level or just slightly sloped top tube. The KM has a very steeply sloped top tube.
07-18-17, 02:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,317
Posted By corwin1968

The mid-90's Multi-tracks max out just a bit over...

The mid-90's Multi-tracks max out just a bit over 40mm on the tires. Plus, they have really short top-tubes, compared to MTB's. My 53.5cm 730 has a 57cm effective top tube. Other than those two...
07-17-17, 11:09 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,317
Posted By corwin1968

If you can find a dark (camp stove) green, Surly...

If you can find a dark (camp stove) green, Surly Karate Monkey, that's about as vintage as it gets. I've read the KM was the first mass produced 29'er on the market. There were presumably custom...
07-17-17, 08:26 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 18,717
Posted By corwin1968

That's a great looking bike! I don't think what...

That's a great looking bike! I don't think what you've done has resulted in a bike that is any less comfortable than a $500 hybrid. I would guess your bike is more comfortable due to the longer...
07-13-17, 07:46 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,659
Posted By corwin1968

Definately follow thru, especially with...

Definately follow thru, especially with Specialized. If they have a dealer who is rooking his customers with their bikes, they will probably want to know that.

I hope you get some resolution...
07-13-17, 10:53 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,659
Posted By corwin1968

That should never happen and it makes me question...

That should never happen and it makes me question the competency of your LBS. Have you had other mechanics look at it? I rode one bike from 1995 to 2007 and never had a single issue. Same for the...
07-02-17, 10:26 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,659
Posted By corwin1968

I rode a 7.2 for about 5-6 years and it was a...

I rode a 7.2 for about 5-6 years and it was a great bike.

Be sure and spread the "bike shop" gospel to anyone interested in buying a bicycle. I once read an author's opinion that more people...
06-12-17, 06:08 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,598
Posted By corwin1968

I felt like I overpaid for my 1984 Trek frameset...

I felt like I overpaid for my 1984 Trek frameset (and a few components) but it was something I had wanted for several years and it's rare to see one for sale, even on the forums where like-minded...
06-11-17, 04:07 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,923
Posted By corwin1968

Trust me, going for the surgery is NOT the easy...

Trust me, going for the surgery is NOT the easy way out. I'm not 100% there on the decision because it's the hardest damn thing I've ever had to do. Give yourself credit for manning up and deciding...
06-11-17, 06:29 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,923
Posted By corwin1968

Good for you OP! I'm in the high 300's (high of...

Good for you OP! I'm in the high 300's (high of 416) and I'm self-conscious about being seen riding my bike but fortunately, I enjoy it so much that once I get going, I'm having too much fun to...
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