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04-27-21, 08:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 186
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: 125
Views: 9,506
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: 125
Views: 9,506
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: 119
Views: 3,194
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: 1,438
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...
04-06-21, 09:39 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,448
Posted By Kobe

Who buys a bike and rides it 100 miles and then...

Who buys a bike and rides it 100 miles and then never rides it again for 40 years? That's crazy, but good for you.
03-23-21, 06:57 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,374
Posted By Kobe

I have come to realize that's half the fun of...

I have come to realize that's half the fun of working on bikes. If everything just bolted right on and fit perfect we wouldn't appreciate it nearly as much.
03-23-21, 11:20 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,374
Posted By Kobe

Could you get that fender line any more perfect?...

Could you get that fender line any more perfect? I like the reds, but if you are looking for suggestions (and I know you're not), black would look classy.

I appreciate you writing the manual on...
03-19-21, 07:36 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,108
Posted By Kobe

I got this one from Serfas last month to use on...

I got this one from Serfas last month to use on my Clockwork because it is mostly just blue with a small white decal. I thought about doing a harlequin wrap but this will be so much easier. The...
03-19-21, 07:21 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 41,020
Posted By Kobe

Not quite vintage yet, more a keeper of the...

Not quite vintage yet, more a keeper of the flame. I would have preferred a 67cm but this 65cm Rivendell A.Homer Hilsen has become my favorite bike to grab for quick 10 miles or so rides.

...
03-15-21, 09:55 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 827
Posted By Kobe

Are you more comfortable with drop bars or a flat...

Are you more comfortable with drop bars or a flat bar? I think that would be the starting point for our suggestions.

And where are you located?
03-12-21, 08:44 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,374
Posted By Kobe

Looks great Roger! I was questioning my choice to...

Looks great Roger! I was questioning my choice to go with a brown saddle and bar tape but seeing pictures of yours confirms it looks perfect. I thought a grey frame would naturally need black. Your...
03-08-21, 01:27 PM
Replies: 17,183
Views: 1,843,673
Posted By Kobe

Another beautiful build and very practical with...

Another beautiful build and very practical with the modern components.

Will we be getting the 2021 version of 14 bikes in 14 days?
Replies: 3
Views: 415
Posted By Kobe

Not know where you are, I would list it on...

Not know where you are, I would list it on Craigslist for $25, parts included.
03-02-21, 05:25 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,374
Posted By Kobe

The original Specialized on mine used a 114.5mm...

The original Specialized on mine used a 114.5mm bottom bracket so you should be good. Also the original arms were 180mm, my favorite length.
02-28-21, 06:21 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 855
Posted By Kobe

The headtube on my 68cm measures 274mm. Probably...

The headtube on my 68cm measures 274mm. Probably no need for you to use a Technomic.

Fedex has been awful here in Pennsylvania too. I have had packages that go 50 miles take a week.
02-28-21, 05:18 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 855
Posted By Kobe

Thanks Roger, that's close enough for me. I can...

Thanks Roger, that's close enough for me. I can get the 26.8 in about 3" and that's it. I just wanted to make sure before I do more filing.
Replies: 22
Views: 1,481
Posted By Kobe

Where else are you going to find that much chrome...

Where else are you going to find that much chrome for $100, yes.
02-25-21, 07:52 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 855
Posted By Kobe

Welcome to the land of truly giant frames of...

Welcome to the land of truly giant frames of 66cm+. For the price he was asking I considered buying yours and just giving up on mine with the stuck seat post. These 2 frames were probably made with...
02-24-21, 12:21 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 855
Posted By Kobe

I have an '85 Expedition that I was just playing...

I have an '85 Expedition that I was just playing around with last night to figure our this same question. I was able to get a 700x41 in the front on 15mm wide rim, but a 43mm Rock N Road wouldn't...
02-23-21, 09:33 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 4,424
Posted By Kobe

That Keyshot 4 program makes it look amazingly...

That Keyshot 4 program makes it look amazingly real. Takes a lot of the guess work out of "what would this look like instead".

Did you decide to go with the quill adapter?
02-09-21, 08:24 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 4,424
Posted By Kobe

I sold this 63cm Medici 2 years ago for $100 on...

I sold this 63cm Medici 2 years ago for $100 on CL. I had it up here for awhile with no takers. Great bike with fantastic lugs but ultimately had 2 strikes against it, too small and only took a 28mm...
01-30-21, 10:54 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 8,945
Posted By Kobe

I would love to buy one of these, but they...

I would love to buy one of these, but they stopped one size( a 63cm) short of making one that would fit me. Rivendell has been great at making frames sized to fit people outside of the bell curve....
01-29-21, 09:41 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 8,945
Posted By Kobe

Memo to Grant. Bring back the XO-1 and stop...

Memo to Grant.

Bring back the XO-1 and stop with all the Hill Bikes. Riv has 3 or 4 versions, but they all seem the same to me.
01-20-21, 01:06 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 7,715
Posted By Kobe

My only city bike is not quite vintage but I...

My only city bike is not quite vintage but I think is still classic. A 2007 Rivendell AHH that came to me with drop bars but the upright bars have been much better for carrying loads in the front...
01-18-21, 09:28 AM
Replies: 2,540
Views: 850,349
Posted By Kobe

It's not a touring bike, looks like it could be a...

It's not a touring bike, looks like it could be a Bianchi Grizzley.

What's wrong with leaving it as is? Those shifters will last forever and the seat of course is a personal preference but looks...
01-08-21, 10:35 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 7,207
Posted By Kobe

It sure is shiny. I'm sure it rides nicer now...

It sure is shiny. I'm sure it rides nicer now than when it was rolled off the showroom floor.
01-04-21, 08:20 AM
Replies: 504
Views: 38,262
Posted By Kobe

Jan 428 Feb 453 Mar 419 Apl 417 May 429 ...

Jan 428
Feb 453
Mar 419
Apl 417
May 429
Jun 260
Jul 357
Aug 224
Sep 363
Oct 369
12-29-20, 12:10 PM
Replies: 7,988
Views: 2,459,056
Posted By Kobe

OK, you'll be building up my next bike. This is...

OK, you'll be building up my next bike. This is pretty much perfect.

I have 2 sets of the H Plus Sons Archtypes, they can't be beat for the cost.
12-29-20, 10:51 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,270
Posted By Kobe

I took matters into my own hands. My wife and I...

I took matters into my own hands. My wife and I don't really exchange gifts and the kids are all poor college students so I make them promise not to get me anything.

I am still waiting for this to...
12-21-20, 11:52 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 8,104
Posted By Kobe

This Centurion Elite Gt came to me from a fellow...

This Centurion Elite Gt came to me from a fellow forum member as a frame only. What a great platform to build up with modern components.

...
12-17-20, 09:58 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,532
Posted By Kobe

Is anybody else using this list to shop for...

Is anybody else using this list to shop for themselves?
12-16-20, 06:55 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 7,207
Posted By Kobe

The Clement's were 35mm but with the knobbies...

The Clement's were 35mm but with the knobbies measured closer to 37mm. They were not great tires, your Soma's will have a much better ride.
12-15-20, 11:15 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 7,207
Posted By Kobe

I saw this 620 up for sale on the Rivendell forum...

I saw this 620 up for sale on the Rivendell forum and was tempted. That blue really is awesome.

But I went down this road before and had the same problem as the seller, just a smidge too small.I...
12-02-20, 02:18 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 26,896
Posted By Kobe

And he's got this going for him. Long overdue. ...

And he's got this going for him. Long overdue.

Lemond Congressional Medal of Honor (https://www.velonews.com/news/biggest-honor-of-my-career-greg-lemond-on-u-s-congressional-gold-medal/)...
12-02-20, 10:12 AM
Replies: 411
Views: 40,454
Posted By Kobe

My most recent addition but the oldest bike that...

My most recent addition but the oldest bike that I own.

1978 Chris Kvale

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11-25-20, 07:59 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,638
Posted By Kobe

Love seeing all the tall bikes, they look so...

Love seeing all the tall bikes, they look so normal to me.

66CM Gunnar Sport

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My...
11-23-20, 11:26 AM
Replies: 7,768
Views: 2,149,378
Posted By Kobe

This came out fantastic. A lot of Marin paint...

This came out fantastic. A lot of Marin paint schemes make me think of Landsharks, yours included.
11-19-20, 10:46 AM
Replies: 585
Views: 154,752
Posted By Kobe

I wish these came in one size larger. With that...

I wish these came in one size larger. With that color it would be the perfect bike. Hang on to it!
11-19-20, 10:16 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 3,671
Posted By Kobe

NDS always for mounting and dismounting ( took me...

NDS always for mounting and dismounting ( took me 10 minutes to find a NDS picture).


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11-12-20, 07:52 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,436
Posted By Kobe

I have never thought that there would be a final...

I have never thought that there would be a final group of bikes that I would consider the end game. I have always hovered around 5 or 6 bikes because that is all I can manage to maintain and still...
11-12-20, 07:42 AM
Replies: 584
Views: 109,601
Posted By Kobe

Thanks for sharing L134 , BG was building them...

Thanks for sharing L134 , BG was building them great even in 1978.
10-16-20, 11:03 AM
Replies: 584
Views: 109,601
Posted By Kobe

Added a Chris Kvale to my Upper Midwest builders...

Added a Chris Kvale to my Upper Midwest builders collection. I don't know why but bikes from this area seem to be finding me, this is my 4th. The previous owner had Chris add the posts for Paul...
10-16-20, 10:42 AM
Replies: 2,336
Views: 240,342
Posted By Kobe

My wife thought it would be fun to torture the...

My wife thought it would be fun to torture the cats for Halloween.


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09-04-20, 10:51 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 838
Posted By Kobe

There are some drop bar conversions in this...

There are some drop bar conversions in this thread. It should give you some ideas of what you need and where you want to go with the Coda.

Hybrids...
09-03-20, 08:38 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 838
Posted By Kobe

What do you want to know about it? The...

What do you want to know about it?

The Coda's are very nice steel hybrids and definitely worth tuning up and keeping if it fits you. These old steel hybrids are under appreciated and make good do...
Replies: 34
Views: 1,255
Posted By Kobe

If your brake pads are in the same position on...

If your brake pads are in the same position on the front and back it looks like you have room to move down to 700c wheels. You should be able to find a cheap set for under $100, definitely worth it.
09-01-20, 09:07 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 980
Posted By Kobe

I have seen a couple of Browning's too. They were...

I have seen a couple of Browning's too. They were low end bikes.



You sound like a Doomsday Prepper.
08-20-20, 10:00 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 8,115
Posted By Kobe

I came close to getting a Roadini before I got my...

I came close to getting a Roadini before I got my Gunnar, they were very similar except the largest Roadini was one size too small for me. The Roadini is a terrific deal at $900.

Your build is is...
07-16-20, 09:52 AM
Replies: 705
Views: 64,025
Posted By Kobe

Wow, is this new or new to you? Great looking...

Wow, is this new or new to you? Great looking build.
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