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Forum: Framebuilders
07-12-08, 04:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 884
Posted By Kogswell

Most any Surly/Soma/IRO/Kogswell fork can be cut...

Most any Surly/Soma/IRO/Kogswell fork can be cut and threaded and installed with a threaded headset. Most (all?) of them come with 9/8" steerers, but 9/8" threaded headsets and 9/8" quill stems are...
06-03-08, 06:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,491
Posted By Kogswell

As Neal pointed out, the 650A (590) is still VERY...

As Neal pointed out, the 650A (590) is still VERY popular in Japan.

And because of that, the Taiwanese still make 590 rims and tires.

590 is also the default size for wheel chairs, and that's...
05-04-08, 11:33 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,503
Posted By Kogswell

650B (and 650A for that matter) offers the...

650B (and 650A for that matter) offers the balance of two conflicting attributes:

- large wheel diameter
- lack of toe(clip) overlap when fendered

You get near 700C ride quality AND your...
05-04-08, 11:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 828
Posted By Kogswell

The Dyna Drive stuff is interesting because of...

The Dyna Drive stuff is interesting because of the investment:output ratio is SO high.

They had money to burn in 1981.

I think the Dura Ace version is the second prettiest crank ever: flowing...
05-02-08, 07:38 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 6,287
Posted By Kogswell

If you can ride a 58cm frame, call us. We have a...

If you can ride a 58cm frame, call us. We have a qood supply of 58cm x 700C P/Rs that we're clearing out as frame/fork only combos.

Weinmann has started making the ZAC-19 rim in 650B. I'm trying...
05-02-08, 07:30 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 6,287
Posted By Kogswell

That's one option. The other would be to...

That's one option.

The other would be to just buy the Kogswell rack. It's made of tubular cro-mo. It costs less. It mounts to four threaded bosses on the fork. It has light brackets. And it...
05-01-08, 02:06 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 6,287
Posted By Kogswell

So if a Rob Roy has a MSRP of $299, then the...

So if a Rob Roy has a MSRP of $299, then the group buy price roughly half.

For frame/fork/HS/seatpost/fenders, I'd have to get close to $320 or suffer by comparison.

That's a maybe.

The...
05-01-08, 01:11 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 6,287
Posted By Kogswell

retail on the P/R is $600 plus shipping for...

retail on the P/R is $600 plus shipping

for that you get frame, fork, headset, seatpost and fenders

it would be a lot easier to set a price once I know what you all expect to be in the box when...
04-30-08, 08:03 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 6,287
Posted By Kogswell

What's nerdy about a cro-mo rack that weighs...

What's nerdy about a cro-mo rack that weighs under two pounds and can carry forty pound?

And how nerdy is a hub that powers a light that's bright enough to light up the street ahead?

And we...
04-29-08, 04:23 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 6,287
Posted By Kogswell

group buy, eh? I've seen them, but I don't...

group buy, eh?

I've seen them, but I don't know the specifics

what did the timing look like on the last IRO group buy?

for a year now it has been nearly impossible to get stuff from Taiwan...
Replies: 38
Views: 2,808
Posted By Kogswell

The G2 and G3 Kogswell P/Rs use 28.6 down tubes. ...

The G2 and G3 Kogswell P/Rs use 28.6 down tubes.

And the G4s will have horizontal top tubes.
02-20-08, 11:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,230
Posted By Kogswell

Can you show the D/T decal?

Can you show the D/T decal?
02-14-08, 03:17 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,793
Posted By Kogswell

The give-aways are the seat stay caps. They...

The give-aways are the seat stay caps.

They have the swoopy S.

Which makes it 1984 or younger.

The first generation, Konno-built frames had fire-engine red paint and a different D/T graphic...
02-14-08, 02:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 980
Posted By Kogswell

I have been busy with a ton of stuff getting...

I have been busy with a ton of stuff getting ready for a trip out of
town. But now I have time so I'll order up again and with any luck
they'll be here in April.

There's a web page:

...
01-22-08, 02:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,413
Posted By Kogswell

They went fast. We're getting more.

They went fast.

We're getting more.
01-20-08, 04:04 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 10,985
Posted By Kogswell

I have some thoughts. Those look like the...

I have some thoughts.

Those look like the Long Shen LR15 dropouts:

http://www.longshen.com.tw/images/Product/LR15.jpg

We tried them and if you don't keep something solid in the slot then the...
01-11-08, 03:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 367
Posted By Kogswell

If it were a coaster brake I think it would have...

If it were a coaster brake I think it would have a brake arm.

Speaking of modern coaster brakes, did you all hear the Kun Teng of Taichung and Schwinn of Wisconsin of teamed up to develop an...
12-31-07, 07:40 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,318
Posted By Kogswell

Really? I like the Homer. It's like a...

Really?

I like the Homer.

It's like a Rambouillet with enough tire/fender clearance.

You can pick nits like the OS tubing, the geometry and the lack of fender mounts (why doesn't the...
12-31-07, 07:00 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,108
Posted By Kogswell

Pretty, perhaps, but oh so boring. First off...

Pretty, perhaps, but oh so boring.

First off the OS tubes: the only way to get a comfortable ride from OS down and top tubes is to use 0.45 (or thinner) walls. And in a production environment NO...
12-30-07, 06:50 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 834
Posted By Kogswell

For the first have dozen LONG rides, use a spray...

For the first have dozen LONG rides, use a spray bottle and apply a LIGHT mist of water to the underside of the leather.

Once that's done then wait for the saddle to be completely dry and then rub...
12-27-07, 08:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,407
Posted By Kogswell

spotted: an ancient Le JEUNE

Took my son to one of the local private schools the other day for an event. While he was busy I wandered the halls and ran into this LE JEUNE.

It was stock down to the tires.

I took the liberty...
12-24-07, 11:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,669
Posted By Kogswell

We sell them direct, you know. MG

We sell them direct, you know.

MG
12-24-07, 06:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 559
Posted By Kogswell

Note how 26" (ERTO 559) rims do not dominate the...

Note how 26" (ERTO 559) rims do not dominate the card.

In 1980 they were paperboy tires.

By 1984 they had taken the bike market by storm.

I feel vintage.
Forum: Commuting
12-24-07, 05:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,095
Posted By Kogswell

If you can fit a 59cm frame, we have both 26" and...

If you can fit a 59cm frame, we have both 26" and 700C models in stock.

Have a look at this (http://kogswell.com/fit) web page.

And then email your measurements to: info@kogswell.com
12-20-07, 10:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 699
Posted By Kogswell

We have 16 and 18 tooth cogs that bolt on to an...

We have 16 and 18 tooth cogs that bolt on to an ISO disc rotor mount. And if you want we can throw in a new, sealed bearing, 36H, 135mm, QR hub for newly nothing.

info@kogswell.com

This...
12-20-07, 10:52 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 699
Posted By Kogswell

sorry

sorry
Forum: Touring
12-16-07, 12:56 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,927
Posted By Kogswell

$700 for a Bob Jackson? Seems like a bargain...

$700 for a Bob Jackson?

Seems like a bargain to me.

The nice thing about the Jacksons and Mercians is that they don't use OS tubing.

Stone's in Alameda, CA sells a lot of Jacksons.
12-13-07, 03:59 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,511
Posted By Kogswell

My answer to these questions is a question: if...

My answer to these questions is a question: if you could reclaim bikes that you've let go, which ones would you take back and why? I think that they are the ones that scratch the itches.
12-07-07, 08:56 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 17,211
Posted By Kogswell

familyman: you're using an old Kogswell fork -...

familyman: you're using an old Kogswell fork - the latest version has about 20mm more offset (bend) which lowers the trail and improves handling and has the nice side benefit of reducing and sometime...
12-03-07, 11:45 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,733
Posted By Kogswell

The supplier of the un-drilled cogs stopped...

The supplier of the un-drilled cogs stopped making them (due to a change in the BMX world, I think). But we've found another supplier and we're back on. This time with 18s and 20s.

Still some...
11-30-07, 04:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 926
Posted By Kogswell

The 584 dimension (650B) is gaining more and more...

The 584 dimension (650B) is gaining more and more support as time passes.

The first wave of tires was hit-and-miss, largely miss, but that was what I call the 'marketing wave'.

The next...
11-22-07, 01:59 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,504
Posted By Kogswell

This is a big part of the impetus behind the...

This is a big part of the impetus behind the Kogswell P/R: to make a better roadster.

At first (this is around 1986), I wanted to make a light version of an American roadster, like a Schwinn...
11-19-07, 01:29 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,133
Posted By Kogswell

I just noticed that you have a Frejus. Kool....

I just noticed that you have a Frejus.

Kool. You don't see a lot of those.
11-17-07, 05:42 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,133
Posted By Kogswell

That's quite a nice collection of bikes you have,...

That's quite a nice collection of bikes you have, stronglight.

I don't know when I've enjoyed a collection of bike photos as much.
Forum: Commuting
10-16-07, 11:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,704
Posted By Kogswell

A lot of us at Kogswell are interested in...

A lot of us at Kogswell are interested in carrying weight at the front of our bikes. We like handlebar bags and low rider panniers and the cargo carrying capacity of front racks.

Carrying weight...
Forum: Commuting
10-14-07, 07:16 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 7,306
Posted By Kogswell

Overpriced? Does the 700C Synergy rim cost...

Overpriced?

Does the 700C Synergy rim cost less than the 650B?

Is $14 a lot for a tire?
Forum: Commuting
10-14-07, 04:52 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 7,306
Posted By Kogswell

I really depends on the segment that you're...

I really depends on the segment that you're talking about.

We don't cater to racer boys. They won't use 650B until the peleton switches. (That's a joke, BTW)

And the fashionista are still in...
Forum: Commuting
10-14-07, 10:46 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 7,306
Posted By Kogswell

How many 559 (26") wheeled mountain bikes were in...

How many 559 (26") wheeled mountain bikes were in service in 1980?

How many PCs were in use in 1984?

How many copies of Windows were running in 1988?

How many web sites were on line in 1992?...
Forum: Commuting
10-14-07, 10:39 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 7,306
Posted By Kogswell

Stainless looks good. But is it strong enough...

Stainless looks good. But is it strong enough for a dropout?

Here's one of those ugly Kogswells...

http://kogswell.com/images/prOCT.jpg
10-13-07, 05:11 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,217
Posted By Kogswell

Peter White sells lots of studded tires,...

Peter White sells lots of studded tires, including the Nokian A10 in the 650B size:

Peter White Cycles (http://www.peterwhitecycles.com/studdedtires.asp)

We use them here in the Upper...
10-10-07, 10:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 763
Posted By Kogswell

Nice frame. Merz was such a dude. ...

Nice frame.

Merz was such a dude.

Probably still is.
Forum: Touring
10-02-07, 07:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 864
Posted By Kogswell

Ah: ...

Ah:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Widget_%28beer%29
(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Widget_%28beer%29)
What will they think of next?

Oh, and now I have a sudden urge to down a can of...
Forum: Touring
10-02-07, 01:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 864
Posted By Kogswell

Thanks. That's sort of what happened. ...

Thanks.

That's sort of what happened.

During a routine QA check about half of a batch was found to have braze-ons that were not done correctly.

Those frames were trashed and they have been...
09-30-07, 08:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,907
Posted By Kogswell

Have you seen the latest model? ...

Have you seen the latest model?

http://flickr.com/photos/thingsofdotnature/sets/72157602208815364/


http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1391/1463063819_ff8facb059.jpg
09-27-07, 08:26 AM
Replies: 657
Views: 32,175
Posted By Kogswell

I've known Tony as long as anyone and I've been a...

I've known Tony as long as anyone and I've been a customer of his since Day Two.

No one provides better value than Tony and no one provides better service.

The only person who can out-gun Tony...
Forum: Commuting
09-20-07, 11:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 723
Posted By Kogswell

We have measured drawings of P/Rs here: ...

We have measured drawings of P/Rs here:

http://kogswell.com/sitePR.php

And we have a process that we use to help folks find a good fit. Start by looking at this page:

...
09-16-07, 06:05 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,901
Posted By Kogswell

Fixees are quiet too, but you always get a bit of...

Fixees are quiet too, but you always get a bit of chain noise.

With coasters there's just the tires on the ground and the wheel bearings.

On warm summer days I like to glide through...
09-16-07, 05:55 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,901
Posted By Kogswell

Sweet bike. I put more time on a...

Sweet bike.

I put more time on a pieced-together coaster brake bike than on any other bike I've owned. Year upon year it served me well and cheaply. I would add an couple of layers of black...
09-14-07, 03:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 341
Posted By Kogswell

The nice folks at the Kogswell Owners Group (KOG)...

The nice folks at the Kogswell Owners Group (KOG) might be able to help:

http://sports.groups.yahoo.com/group/KOG/
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-07, 11:14 AM
Replies: 393
Views: 17,377
Posted By Kogswell

Anyone who find fault with a Weigle needs to go...

Anyone who find fault with a Weigle needs to go in.

I like a lot of seatpost showing and fairly radical H/T extension via fillet brazing:

http://kogswell.com/images/extension.jpg
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