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04-08-10, 06:46 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 10,825
Posted By metal_cowboy

I just ordered some longer shifter cable housing....

I just ordered some longer shifter cable housing. I run bar end shifters on my tandem and I am going to run the derailure cables on the inside of the bar tape. I have done this with my two single...
Forum: Touring
02-21-10, 12:30 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,005
Posted By metal_cowboy

Nice bike. Check out some wood fenders from...

Nice bike. Check out some wood fenders from woodyfenders.com, they would compliment your tape and seat combo. I put some on my LHT and they look great....
02-17-10, 11:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 557
Posted By metal_cowboy

Rivendell makes several big frames. Look at the...

Rivendell makes several big frames. Look at the Sam Hillborne. It is a lugged touring frame that sells for about $2000 complete. If you can find a used Rivendell Atlantis or Rambouillet, they are...
01-17-10, 11:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,037
Posted By metal_cowboy

I switched to Nitto Noodle bars 48cm on all my...

I switched to Nitto Noodle bars 48cm on all my bikes. They have a great design for large hands.
Forum: Touring
06-13-09, 11:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,322
Posted By metal_cowboy

Bruce Gordon is selling some frames made overseas...

Bruce Gordon is selling some frames made overseas with front and rear racks for less than 1k. I have owned a LHT and I currently own a Rivendell Atlantis, but if I had to buy a touring bike now, I...
Forum: Touring
05-28-09, 07:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,417
Posted By metal_cowboy

Shimano XT front and rear derailure Shimao...

Shimano XT front and rear derailure
Shimao XT(36H) hubs with Mavic A719 rims
Nitto Noodle handlebars
Stem(any).
Headset: Chris King would be nice, but buy what you can afford.
Tires: Panaracer...
Forum: Commuting
05-06-09, 10:11 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,835
Posted By metal_cowboy

Do the smart thing and buy a LHT. Great bike. ...

Do the smart thing and buy a LHT. Great bike.
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Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-09, 07:56 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,724
Posted By metal_cowboy

You are right, the Chinese workers make $1 an...

You are right, the Chinese workers make $1 an hour, the Americans make $35 an hour. There is definatley a differance.......in price. Go buy steel. Your children will thank you.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-05-09, 12:06 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,975
Posted By metal_cowboy

Don't be too skeptical. Cannondale is moving...

Don't be too skeptical. Cannondale is moving their production offshore because they can be made by people who get paid $1 a hour versus $35 an hour made in America. I am sure if you did some...
04-03-09, 10:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,126
Posted By metal_cowboy

I have been riding Cannondales for more than 20...

I have been riding Cannondales for more than 20 years. This news is sad, kind of reminds me of the day that I heard that Trek was dropping the Klein line of bikes. Bummer.
03-27-09, 11:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 534
Posted By metal_cowboy

You might take apart the shifters and see if they...

You might take apart the shifters and see if they are assembled correctly. Check also to make sure that you do not have any binding in your cables.
03-25-09, 10:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,077
Posted By metal_cowboy

The housing I bought is acutally Jagwire. This...

The housing I bought is acutally Jagwire. This is my first use of Campy stuff, so I am a little unsure what will work. The cable house is definately compressionless, but it is a little bigger than...
03-25-09, 10:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,716
Posted By metal_cowboy

You could splurge and get some Phil Wood or White...

You could splurge and get some Phil Wood or White Industy 135mm hubs laced to an Mavic Open Pro Rim, but if $700 dollars for a set of wheels is too much, go with a good pair of XT hubs with Mavic...
03-25-09, 07:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,077
Posted By metal_cowboy

Campagnolo Cable Housing Question.

I am in the process of building up a new bike. It is 66cm so the stock Campagnolo Derailure housing for the shifters were a little to short. I ordered new casing, but I mistakenly ordered 5mm...
Replies: 14
Views: 1,091
Posted By metal_cowboy

Rivendell is selling some "Brooksalike" saddles. ...

Rivendell is selling some "Brooksalike" saddles. They gave them good reviews, although for the money, a Brooks is hard to beat for quaility and durability....
03-19-09, 06:42 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 8,052
Posted By metal_cowboy

Cantilevers work fine on drop bars. Those who...

Cantilevers work fine on drop bars. Those who use V-Brakes with drop bars need special brake levers or pulleys due to the increased pull necessary for the brakes to function. I have Canecreek brake...
03-14-09, 09:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 382
Posted By metal_cowboy

Thank you very much for the help.

Thank you very much for the help.
03-14-09, 02:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 382
Posted By metal_cowboy

Campy cable end question

I am installing campy for the first time and found this cable end in with my new cables. Where should I be using this? Thanks
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Replies: 20
Views: 1,933
Posted By metal_cowboy

http://weblogs.newsday.com/sports/watchdog/blog/p1...

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Forum: Road Cycling
03-02-09, 08:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 478
Posted By metal_cowboy

Yes, that is why they all look exactly alike and...

Yes, that is why they all look exactly alike and cost exactly the same price......really?
Forum: Road Cycling
03-01-09, 11:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,443
Posted By metal_cowboy

A guy I know has those shoes, he thinks they are...

A guy I know has those shoes, he thinks they are spectacular!
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Forum: Road Cycling
02-28-09, 10:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 648
Posted By metal_cowboy

Good choice, but you are going to need a sturdy...

Good choice, but you are going to need a sturdy rack for that basket!
Forum: Commuting
02-24-09, 10:25 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,003
Posted By metal_cowboy

Peter is a smart guy. I would rank his...

Peter is a smart guy. I would rank his sensibility up there with Sheldon, Grant, Tom Ritchey, Joe Breeze and all the other iconic minds who are not influenced by hype, hyperbole, and mass-marketing...
02-15-09, 11:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 457
Posted By metal_cowboy

Shimano triple questions

I want use 9 speed Shimano STI levers on my new bike build. I want to go with a triple set up, so I need to know if the new Shimano 10 speed cranks will work with the shifters?(9 speed triple cranks...
Forum: Touring
02-14-09, 12:30 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,570
Posted By metal_cowboy

Thank You. It was a beautiful bike. ...

Thank You. It was a beautiful bike.
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02-14-09, 12:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 965
Posted By metal_cowboy

In RAMROD, it is not the bike, but the rider and...

In RAMROD, it is not the bike, but the rider and the training that will get you to the finish line. You might concentrate less on frame material and more on gearing, clothing and tire choice. Also,...
Forum: Touring
02-13-09, 08:29 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,570
Posted By metal_cowboy

I must say, building up and riding my LHT was a...

I must say, building up and riding my LHT was a pleasure. The bike rode just as smooth as the $3500 Rivendell Atlantis I now ride. The only reason I sold the LHT was because the 62cm frame was a...
Replies: 29
Views: 2,936
Posted By metal_cowboy

Rivendell did stop making the Rambouillet, but...

Rivendell did stop making the Rambouillet, but every once in a while they will list some on their website. Mine looks to be a special order paint job that never got picked up. The frame is a...
Replies: 29
Views: 2,936
Posted By metal_cowboy

Need advice from Campagnolo users

I just received my new Rivendell Rambouillet frame and I am thinking about building it up with Campy Ergo levers. I have always used a combination of Shimano and Sugino parts for my bike builds, so...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-26-09, 08:18 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,128
Posted By metal_cowboy

Hopefully the rain will stop so I can take some...

Hopefully the rain will stop so I can take some pics outside in the natural light and take it for a spin as well.

WHAT....NO FENDER MOUNTS?

I not a big fan of carbon bikes, but yours is very...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-20-09, 08:04 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 26,753
Posted By metal_cowboy

He should have put bar ends on those riser bars. ...

He should have put bar ends on those riser bars. I would also put on a kickstand, fenders and tassles on the end of the handlebars. Niceeeeee ride.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-20-09, 07:52 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,296
Posted By metal_cowboy

You know, I am a steel, lugged rider who always...

You know, I am a steel, lugged rider who always scoffed at carbon bikes, but I really like your ride. It looks very classic, yet ultra fast and super cool. Well done.
01-18-09, 11:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 628
Posted By metal_cowboy

When good people do bad things to a mediocre bike

I can just imagine the conversatation at the bike shop when this bike was purchased...."No sir, it does not come in a larger size, but we can certainly make it fit with a new stem"....
01-17-09, 08:39 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,546
Posted By metal_cowboy

Rivendell Atlantis(rode it today), and Rivendell...

Rivendell Atlantis(rode it today), and Rivendell Rambouillet(going to ride it tomorrow).
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2200/2272856637_2f405f8c05_o.jpg...
01-15-09, 11:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 843
Posted By metal_cowboy

Flip it.

Flip it.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-12-09, 07:09 PM
Replies: 1,658
Views: 231,279
Posted By metal_cowboy

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3353/3192222183_0f5...

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01-04-09, 06:45 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 808
Posted By metal_cowboy

Today was to be my Birthday Ride. With the new...

Today was to be my Birthday Ride. With the new snow, ice and 28 degree temperature, I am officially 5 years old today!
01-03-09, 05:13 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,353
Posted By metal_cowboy

You have a beautiful bike, thanks for sharing the...

You have a beautiful bike, thanks for sharing the pictures.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-31-08, 10:04 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 8,475
Posted By metal_cowboy

Call it- "Another company selling crappy overseas...

Call it- "Another company selling crappy overseas bikes and accesories that will give you the impression that you can buy speed and class".
Forum: Touring
12-31-08, 09:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,130
Posted By metal_cowboy

Way to go! I love to see people go outside the...

Way to go! I love to see people go outside the "norm" for their bike purchase. Your bike should be a real nice ride, please post some pictures when the build is done.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-31-08, 09:52 PM
Replies: 421
Views: 18,909
Posted By metal_cowboy

You mean there are riders out there that believe...

You mean there are riders out there that believe that they can buy speed? I am shocked, utterly shocked!! Now excuse me as I go out to the garage and tinker with my steel lugged Rivendell with 36...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-28-08, 10:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,948
Posted By metal_cowboy

There are a lot of manufacturers that make 62cm+...

There are a lot of manufacturers that make 62cm+ frames. Cannondale, Rivendell, Waterford, Seven and others. You should keep an eye on Ebay for larger frames, they seem to show up often.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-28-08, 01:05 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,358
Posted By metal_cowboy

Your bike is in really nice shape for a 20 year...

Your bike is in really nice shape for a 20 year old bike. I am guessing the model year is late 88-89. Enjoy it.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-23-08, 09:31 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 6,056
Posted By metal_cowboy

You might be better off spending some long hours...

You might be better off spending some long hours in the saddle and getting some muscle definition on those legs. You can put lipstick on a pig, but it is still going to be a pig.
12-13-08, 10:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 10,028
Posted By metal_cowboy

I ride a touring bike, so I have lots of eyelets...

I ride a touring bike, so I have lots of eyelets and rack mounts that need plugging. I used some small auto panel fasteners that I found a my local hardware store. They work great. ...
12-13-08, 12:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 835
Posted By metal_cowboy

I have used solid wire roughly the same diameter...

I have used solid wire roughly the same diameter as your cables. Hardware stores or hobby shops carry the wire, usually called piano wire. Once you get the end through, tape your cable to the end...
12-04-08, 10:28 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 14,606
Posted By metal_cowboy

This is my 66cm Rivendell Atlantis. Not a great...

This is my 66cm Rivendell Atlantis. Not a great photo, but a wonderful bike.
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Forum: Touring
11-19-08, 07:19 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 9,266
Posted By metal_cowboy

Get ready Atlantis fans, here it...

Get ready Atlantis fans, here it comes.....http://www.rivbike.com//#product=50-685
11-19-08, 07:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 831
Posted By metal_cowboy

Look at the Surly Long Haul Trucker or the Surly...

Look at the Surly Long Haul Trucker or the Surly Crosscheck. Both come in a 62cm frame and can be bought new for around nine-hunderd bucks. I have owned both of these bikes, and as a guy your size,...
11-19-08, 07:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,015
Posted By metal_cowboy

Made in China, weighs 30 plus pounds, a piece of...

Made in China, weighs 30 plus pounds, a piece of garbage.
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