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09-15-22, 06:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 332
Posted By Kobe

That is pricey. It may be cheaper to just buy a...

That is pricey. It may be cheaper to just buy a whole new crankset.
09-15-22, 06:38 AM
Replies: 21,270
Views: 4,051,427
Posted By Kobe

Strangely, I like it, whitewalls and all.

Strangely, I like it, whitewalls and all.
09-14-22, 10:19 AM
Replies: 2,080
Views: 734,129
Posted By Kobe

I almost bought a FX3 just based on this color....

I almost bought a FX3 just based on this color. Most reds do not look great on a bike to me, when it leans towards burgundy it really appeals to me.

...
09-14-22, 09:51 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,359
Posted By Kobe

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1980 Mercian...
09-12-22, 09:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 362
Posted By Kobe

If you are looking to save the bike and not...

If you are looking to save the bike and not worried about your time, I would rattlecan it and sell it for $100. More likely than not the next owner is not going to do anything to it. Most buyers of...
09-08-22, 07:31 AM
Replies: 1,718
Views: 361,451
Posted By Kobe

That rocking horse herd is hilarious. What...

That rocking horse herd is hilarious. What possess people to collect something like that?

The Seven looks great, almost too clean though.
08-10-22, 11:05 AM
Replies: 896
Views: 295,824
Posted By Kobe

The 750 is very nice, the 790 is outstanding....

The 750 is very nice, the 790 is outstanding. That's a great conversion to drop bars.
08-09-22, 09:33 AM
Replies: 267
Views: 38,679
Posted By Kobe

The RTPs look perfect on the XOXO. I really...

The RTPs look perfect on the XOXO.

I really like Handsome's approach to making bikes. Relatively cheap and going with classic bikes. I only wish they would make they bikes in a size larger, they...
07-13-22, 11:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 602
Posted By Kobe

Are you going for something like this. The...

Are you going for something like this. The upright bars made it a fun to ride on rail trails with the family.

I had a pair of Soma Supple Vitesse 42c's on it and they fit, but just barely.

...
07-07-22, 10:32 AM
Replies: 287
Views: 73,903
Posted By Kobe

Love your bike, but that bench steals the show.

Love your bike, but that bench steals the show.
06-20-22, 11:09 AM
Replies: 19,571
Views: 2,448,060
Posted By Kobe

Sunday ride with a friend that I gave my Giant...

Sunday ride with a friend that I gave my Giant Acapulco beach cruiser to many years ago around Cape May Point NJ.Back in the day a group of 5 or 6 of us would rent a Summer house in Avalon NJ and the...
06-15-22, 07:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 631
Posted By Kobe

Thanks! I My black B-17 is getting a little aged...

Thanks! I My black B-17 is getting a little aged plus while I was there I thought I might as well get some tires. So there loss leader worked on me.
06-14-22, 12:23 PM
Replies: 19,571
Views: 2,448,060
Posted By Kobe

My wife and I rode the Lehigh Valley Gorge Trail...

My wife and I rode the Lehigh Valley Gorge Trail north from Jim Thorpe. Next time we will take the bike train up, which takes you about 25 miles upstream and it's smooth coasting all the way down.
...
06-01-22, 11:20 AM
Replies: 260
Views: 31,419
Posted By Kobe

Riv style with Ukraine tribute colors. ...

Riv style with Ukraine tribute colors.


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04-26-22, 08:15 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,622
Posted By Kobe

Thanks for doing the legwork on this. i have...

Thanks for doing the legwork on this. i have been thinking of picking up a 25" FX disk, but the size is relatively rare and I was not sure how well proportioned it would be.

I had no plans on...
03-30-22, 10:21 AM
Replies: 287
Views: 73,903
Posted By Kobe

Prettiest mountain bike, or hillbike in Rivendell...

Prettiest mountain bike, or hillbike in Rivendell speak, ever made.
03-22-22, 01:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 774
Posted By Kobe

Sometimes you come to a thread and learn...

Sometimes you come to a thread and learn something not what you were expecting. I did not know rootboy had passed. So sorry to her that, you are correct, his contributions were enormous.
03-15-22, 07:58 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,309
Posted By Kobe

As always, another great write up of the process....

As always, another great write up of the process. Good luck with the 728, I hope you decide to keep it.
03-04-22, 09:01 AM
Replies: 287
Views: 73,903
Posted By Kobe

I am 6'6", so these are all big bikes. Like me...

I am 6'6", so these are all big bikes. Like me eating potato chips I couldn't stop at just one. Like tallbikeman ,180mm cranks are the sweet spot for me, so all of these bikes are 180's.

...
03-03-22, 10:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 857
Posted By Kobe

Beautiful Gunnar Sport, I like that blue. I...

Beautiful Gunnar Sport, I like that blue.

I ride my Gunnar Sport with 32c's mostly on the road, but it has been used on the gravel trail when my bike with 38c's is laid up. I consider it more as...
03-03-22, 06:06 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 639
Posted By Kobe

That was not my intent at all, you were...

That was not my intent at all, you were politically fine in my book. I just remembered seeing this last hear and was saddened that his life changed so quickly and the women that hit him did not even...
03-02-22, 11:45 AM
Replies: 572
Views: 54,355
Posted By Kobe

Same goal as last year, well probably the last 4...

Same goal as last year, well probably the last 4 year, is 4500 miles. Once retirement comes in 2 or 3 years I hope to up it significantly.

It looks like I am already behind my previous years.
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Replies: 11
Views: 1,239
Posted By Kobe

I bought this Trek 790 last Summer in OK original...

I bought this Trek 790 last Summer in OK original condition for $225 off of Craigslist.Seller said he had several inquiries after mine. It was too small for me so I sold it to a friend on the...
01-20-22, 07:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 406
Posted By Kobe

I was tempted by the Medici because it was such a...

I was tempted by the Medici because it was such a great deal. I had one before and it was a great rider, but I am riding bikes that take wider tires these days.
01-03-22, 07:58 AM
Replies: 572
Views: 54,355
Posted By Kobe

Jan - 392 Feb - 361 Mar - 396 Apl - 338 ...

Jan - 392
Feb - 361
Mar - 396
Apl - 338
May - 386
Jun - 270
Jul - 334
Aug- 241
Sep - 315
Oct - 328
12-30-21, 10:59 AM
Replies: 19,571
Views: 2,448,060
Posted By Kobe

That's why I'll only go down it.:) ...

That's why I'll only go down it.:)

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Paving it a few years ago made it a little...
12-29-21, 06:40 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,628
Posted By Kobe

For no other reason than it was time. It had been...

For no other reason than it was time. It had been sitting on the trainer the past few years and it deserved better than sitting in the basement and being ridden on only the coldest of days. The...
12-29-21, 05:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,235
Posted By Kobe

Thanks for the reminder that I could have saved...

Thanks for the reminder that I could have saved the 5 hours cutting out a seatpost and just bought this one. Roger did build this up much nicer than I did mine.

I did have a 68cm Sequoia that I...
12-10-21, 11:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 724
Posted By Kobe

No, just out of college and I thought it would be...

No, just out of college and I thought it would be a great place to live. I just didn't realize how expensive it was and hard to find a good job. You're definitely lucky you live Hawaii.
12-09-21, 09:32 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,108
Posted By Kobe

You have had some great builds this year Roger...

You have had some great builds this year Roger and I can't wait to see how this one turns out. I assume you will build it up more as a skinny tired racer.

I like the burgundy color better than...
12-01-21, 11:02 AM
Replies: 572
Views: 54,355
Posted By Kobe

Jan - 392 Feb - 361 Mar - 396 Apl - 338 ...

Jan - 392
Feb - 361
Mar - 396
Apl - 338
May - 386
Jun - 270
Jul - 334
Aug- 241
Sep - 315
Oct - 328
11-11-21, 10:54 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,492
Posted By Kobe

I like it with the blackwalls, gives it that...

I like it with the blackwalls, gives it that black and yellow Pittsburgh Steelers feel.

Would 650b be much of an improvement over the current 32's? I could see it only if you want to use fenders...
10-01-21, 09:45 AM
Replies: 219
Views: 31,022
Posted By Kobe

Not vintage but it's steel and I ordered the...

Not vintage but it's steel and I ordered the color custom, so that should count for something. Orange Glow over Sterling.

...
10-01-21, 09:38 AM
Replies: 572
Views: 54,355
Posted By Kobe

Jan - 392 Feb - 361 Mar - 396 Apl - 338 ...

Jan - 392
Feb - 361
Mar - 396
Apl - 338
May - 386
Jun - 270
Jul - 334
Aug- 241
Sep - 315
09-23-21, 12:37 PM
Replies: 1,856
Views: 383,972
Posted By Kobe

What a difference between the 1st picture of...

What a difference between the 1st picture of Katie Holmes and the 2nd. I assume the 1st was probably staged.
07-13-21, 01:11 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 14,292
Posted By Kobe

To be honest i thought the choice of black over...

To be honest i thought the choice of black over the original blue was a mistake. I stand corrected, your choices of colors and parts were superb!
07-13-21, 08:07 AM
Replies: 71,707
Views: 11,670,727
Posted By Kobe

^ Beautiful XO-1, but $1,400 is crazy money.

^ Beautiful XO-1, but $1,400 is crazy money.
07-06-21, 06:29 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,071
Posted By Kobe

I bought my custom 5 years ago and that was...

I bought my custom 5 years ago and that was supposed to end my urge to buy and rebuild then ride different bikes. It didn't. I still do one or two a year just because I like to try different bikes...
07-02-21, 06:00 AM
Replies: 896
Views: 295,824
Posted By Kobe

I have been looking for a 750 or 790 in 23" at a...

I have been looking for a 750 or 790 in 23" at a reasonable price for years. When this '92 790 came up on FB marketplace I jumped on it even though it's going to need some work. The seller was asking...
06-15-21, 09:16 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 7,551
Posted By Kobe

"Ditch that leather saddle, it looks too old...

"Ditch that leather saddle, it looks too old timey"
06-07-21, 07:15 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 7,454
Posted By Kobe

That's not the ending I was expecting. This feels...

That's not the ending I was expecting. This feels like the last episode of The Sopranos.

Hopefully the new owner will post on how it turns out.
06-01-21, 08:53 AM
Replies: 572
Views: 54,355
Posted By Kobe

Jan - 392 Feb - 361 Mar - 396 Apl - 338 ...

Jan - 392
Feb - 361
Mar - 396
Apl - 338
May - 386

Total 1869

It's been crappy weather here(Sunday's high was 52 degrees), hopefully Summer will come late this weekend.
05-24-21, 08:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,468
Posted By Kobe

Don't let this one get away again. Your son will...

Don't let this one get away again. Your son will probably want it back once he sees the current set up.
05-21-21, 07:27 AM
Replies: 610
Views: 135,135
Posted By Kobe

randallr 's Crosshair reminded me that I have not...

randallr 's Crosshair reminded me that I have not posted my Gunnar Sport on here.


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05-06-21, 07:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 722
Posted By Kobe

1978 Chris Kvale updated.

This is a 1978 Chris Kvale that had new posts added 2 years ago for Paul Racer brakes. The work was done by Chris and he did the repaint. Chris Kvale is a well respected Minneapolis builder that has...
04-27-21, 08:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 760
Posted By Kobe

I used a silver Soma Sutroon my Holland. They are...

I used a silver Soma Sutroon my Holland. They are not as tall as the Technonic, but that was what I wanted to save a few ounces. They are very nicely finished.

...
04-23-21, 11:23 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 21,809
Posted By Kobe

Thanks Roger. I kept as many of the original...

Thanks Roger. I kept as many of the original parts as I could, but the wheels were rusted to bad to keep and replaced them with Matrix Auroras. A set of 700x42 Soma Supple Vitesse I had on the shelf...
04-23-21, 08:06 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 21,809
Posted By Kobe

The cousin to Roger M 's Expedition above. His...

The cousin to Roger M 's Expedition above. His came off the assembly line 3 before mine.

...
04-23-21, 07:40 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 11,431
Posted By Kobe

My first helmet was a Bell Spectrum in 1988. I...

My first helmet was a Bell Spectrum in 1988. I have a big head to begin with and squeezing it into that one size fits all helmet was ridiculous looking.
04-08-21, 11:00 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,540
Posted By Kobe

I use to see a lot of emails acting like FedEx or...

I use to see a lot of emails acting like FedEx or UPS saying they have a package that can't be delivered. Almost everyone has a package coming for them. The tip off is usually the grammar is not...
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