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07-03-22, 06:43 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 35,678
Posted By corwin1968

This thread popped up in my e-mail feed, so I...

This thread popped up in my e-mail feed, so I thought I would comment.

For me, a Rivendell is all about the ride and that means geometry, more than anything. The one 80's MTB I know of that I...
Forum: Touring
09-22-21, 07:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 11,302
Posted By corwin1968

The 45 degree angle of the Jones bar works really...

The 45 degree angle of the Jones bar works really well for me and I use three positions:

1) The DH position at the very ends of the bars. I use this position rarely and usually when I'm letting...
09-18-21, 09:16 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,484
Posted By corwin1968

I have a Jones 2.5 Loop bar on my bike and like...

I have a Jones 2.5 Loop bar on my bike and like it. The regular hood position on drop bars KILLS my hands, no matter how much I play with reach and height. The section of the loop bar where the...
06-10-21, 05:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,964
Posted By corwin1968

I also have horrible squealing with a mini-moto...

I also have horrible squealing with a mini-moto on the front of my bike. I did get it to a point where it wouldn't squeal but once I needed to make an adjustment, back to squealing.

Also, the...
04-03-21, 09:55 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 22,274
Posted By corwin1968

I have a lot of thoughts on GP and RBW and wanted...

I have a lot of thoughts on GP and RBW and wanted to respond to so many of these posts, so I'll limit myself to a few observations and statements:

1) I noticed that the Gus Boots Willsen came...
02-28-21, 01:24 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,065
Posted By corwin1968

Exactly my situation, except for the drop bars. ...

Exactly my situation, except for the drop bars. I run regular MTB bars and sometimes a Jones bar.

A lot of cyclists ridiculed hybrids in the 90's but guess what? Take a lot of those 90's...
02-27-21, 08:42 AM
Replies: 7,376
Views: 3,311,879
Posted By corwin1968

The Handsome Devil is a 700c version of the XO-1...

The Handsome Devil is a 700c version of the XO-1 (XOXO).
02-27-21, 08:26 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,065
Posted By corwin1968

That is sweet!! I used to have a 1984 Takara...

That is sweet!!

I used to have a 1984 Takara Highlander, which was a slightly heavier copy of the Stumpjumper, and I loved that bike!! So much fun to ride.
02-26-21, 10:12 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,065
Posted By corwin1968

What bike is this in the photo? 80's MTB?

What bike is this in the photo? 80's MTB?
01-30-21, 09:38 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 8,248
Posted By corwin1968

1995 Trek 730 Multitrack ...

1995 Trek 730 Multitrack

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09-28-20, 06:19 AM
Replies: 273
Views: 23,430
Posted By corwin1968

As are all Surly's. I was disappointed...

As are all Surly's.

I was disappointed when Salsa went to mostly aluminum and carbon bikes.
09-28-20, 06:06 AM
Replies: 266
Views: 23,539
Posted By corwin1968

I think it depends on how you define "fitness". I...

I think it depends on how you define "fitness". I know there are 8 to 10 recognized components of fitness (too lazy to look them up right now) but as a guy who was genetically blessed to be naturally...
05-26-20, 11:10 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 22,817
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: 5,231
Views: 3,691,830
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: 3,245
Views: 842,031
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: 29,694
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
Replies: 5,231
Views: 3,691,830
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
Replies: 3,245
Views: 842,031
Posted By corwin1968

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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06-22-18, 07:48 AM
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Views: 842,031
Posted By corwin1968

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03-18-18, 07:27 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 26,125
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: 4,187
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: 7,001
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: 6,088
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: 9,055
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: 11,236
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: 2,487
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: 6,226
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: 680
Views: 394,764
Posted By corwin1968

Nice!! :thumb:

Nice!! :thumb:
11-19-17, 10:08 AM
Replies: 894
Views: 295,478
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: 8,269
Views: 2,660,869
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: 2,380
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: 5,811
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: 9,071
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: 9,071
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: 680
Views: 394,764
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: 680
Views: 394,764
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: 8,844
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: 1,884
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: 1,884
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: 2,380
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: 20,416
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: 20,416
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: 1,892
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: 6,609
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: 3,910
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: 2,881
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: 1,724
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: 48
Views: 9,588
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: 2,937
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: 2,937
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...
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