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08-10-22, 11:05 AM
Replies: 868
Views: 286,098
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: 188
Views: 33,914
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...
07-19-22, 08:26 AM
Replies: 868
Views: 286,098
Posted By Kobe

Your adapter looks great on the 790, sometimes...

Your adapter looks great on the 790, sometimes they end up looking awkward.
07-18-22, 07:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 149
Posted By Kobe

90's Crossways were very nice bikes and were sold...

90's Crossways were very nice bikes and were sold in bike shops. I did a conversion a few years ago and it was a great bike to ride trails and would take it to the Jersey shore every summer because I...
07-14-22, 12:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 479
Posted By Kobe

Any idea on the maximum tire size it will take?...

Any idea on the maximum tire size it will take? It looks to be a racing frame so probably pretty narrow.

Maybe I can bring this back to Philly.
07-13-22, 11:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 558
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, 10:42 AM
Replies: 868
Views: 286,098
Posted By Kobe

As long as the shifter and brake lever are not...

As long as the shifter and brake lever are not attached to each other, and I don't think they are, you can just keep your brake levers and canti brakes. All you wound need is thumb shifters like...
07-07-22, 10:32 AM
Replies: 287
Views: 72,534
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: 19,229
Views: 2,419,725
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, 08:03 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 806
Posted By Kobe

Five bikes and all get ridden with my Rivendell...

Five bikes and all get ridden with my Rivendell and Clockwork getting probably 75% of the miles. It's still fun to jump on the others for something different but could honestly live with just 2.
06-15-22, 07:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 629
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: 19,229
Views: 2,419,725
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.
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06-01-22, 11:20 AM
Replies: 258
Views: 30,691
Posted By Kobe

Riv style with Ukraine tribute colors. ...

Riv style with Ukraine tribute colors.


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05-19-22, 10:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 585
Posted By Kobe

Hello, and welcome to the forums. Univega...

Hello, and welcome to the forums.

Univega was big in the late 70's thru the 90's and made a full line of bikes from road, mountain and hybrids. Do you have a model name?
04-26-22, 08:15 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,086
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...
04-12-22, 06:39 AM
Replies: 868
Views: 286,098
Posted By Kobe

Sorry, I sold it to a friend of mine that is 6'1"...

Sorry, I sold it to a friend of mine that is 6'1" and he loves it. He says it fit's perfectly if that helps your search.
04-11-22, 10:08 AM
Replies: 868
Views: 286,098
Posted By Kobe

How tall are you? I am 6'6" and found the 23"...

How tall are you? I am 6'6" and found the 23" Trek 790 I purchased last year to be too small for me.
04-04-22, 07:32 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,254
Posted By Kobe

Great score on the Bruce Gordon, that's going to...

Great score on the Bruce Gordon, that's going to be a great ride.

What were the price cards for, suggested bid starting amounts?
03-30-22, 10:21 AM
Replies: 287
Views: 72,534
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: 767
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: 5,183
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, 01:10 PM
Replies: 287
Views: 72,534
Posted By Kobe

Thanks Matt! Yea it's big at 68cm, it's an...

Thanks Matt! Yea it's big at 68cm, it's an vintage Specialized Expedition that I rescued last year. I wish I had found one earlier because it ended up as being almost identical to my custom Clockwork.
03-04-22, 09:01 AM
Replies: 287
Views: 72,534
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: 827
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: 637
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: 564
Views: 53,872
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.
...
03-02-22, 11:33 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 637
Posted By Kobe

Looks to be the same Trek he was riding when he...

Looks to be the same Trek he was riding when he had a paralyzing hit from behind.

Shawn Bradley (https://www.si.com/nba/2022/01/12/shawn-bradley-paralyzed-bike-accident-daily-cover)

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Replies: 11
Views: 946
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...
02-02-22, 08:06 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,895
Posted By Kobe

Tall mountain bikes are very hard to find. I am...

Tall mountain bikes are very hard to find. I am 6'6" and have only found one 24" frame that would fit me, it was a Univega Alpina.

This one may be close to a 24" but I doubt it and it was the...
01-20-22, 07:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 396
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.
01-19-22, 10:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,121
Posted By Kobe

You're lucky the seat post wasn't stuck because...

You're lucky the seat post wasn't stuck because the fluting allows water into the frame. It was on my Expedition that looked to be in similar condition to yours when I got it.

Can you turn the...
01-03-22, 07:58 AM
Replies: 564
Views: 53,872
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, 11:19 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,573
Posted By Kobe

I so wish the Ritchey was a 65cm, that frame is...

I so wish the Ritchey was a 65cm, that frame is artwork.

I saw the purge over at iBob and wondered what you are going to have left. Didn't the Rivs get most of your miles?
12-30-21, 10:59 AM
Replies: 19,229
Views: 2,419,725
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: 3,573
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: 1,183
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: 702
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.
12-10-21, 08:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 702
Posted By Kobe

I lived on Oahu for a year in the 80"s. I...

I lived on Oahu for a year in the 80"s. I remember walking thru Ala Moana mall (back when malls were packed) and at 6'6" being able to see all the way to all the way to the other end over top of the...
12-09-21, 09:32 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,039
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...
12-02-21, 09:03 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 6,439
Posted By Kobe

The only C&V bike I have remaining is my...

The only C&V bike I have remaining is my Expedition, and that only stays because it was cheap and takes large tires. All the skinny tire bikes are gone and most of them at the time were grail bikes...
12-02-21, 07:56 AM
Replies: 1,779
Views: 371,591
Posted By Kobe

Baby's new bike looks like it could have been...

Baby's new bike looks like it could have been made yesterday, I'd ride it.
12-02-21, 07:49 AM
Replies: 564
Views: 53,872
Posted By Kobe

If I could get to 5k it would be my best year. So...

If I could get to 5k it would be my best year. So far my best year is 4525 and I am only 59. I am hoping to be "slowing" down when I get to 70.
12-01-21, 11:02 AM
Replies: 564
Views: 53,872
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: 2,415
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, 10:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,950
Posted By Kobe

I found my 790 with those original pads, I won't...

I found my 790 with those original pads, I won't even attempt to call them brake pads. The Shimano's were hard as rocks, the Kool Stops work much better.

I can't believe how clean your 7900 is, it...
10-01-21, 10:01 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,757
Posted By Kobe

Definitely prefer the obscure and American (see...

Definitely prefer the obscure and American (see signature)if possible. Outside of the Specialized and Trek most people probably never heard of the builders of the bikes I own. That's partly due to...
10-01-21, 09:45 AM
Replies: 212
Views: 30,273
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: 564
Views: 53,872
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
09-30-21, 09:01 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 10,207
Posted By Kobe

I love everything about it, including the size...

I love everything about it, including the size and digitube.

When I got my custom it took me 2 days to build it up. How could you wait 4 years? You're obviously no a Christmas Eve present opener.
09-23-21, 12:37 PM
Replies: 1,779
Views: 371,591
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.
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