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05-03-21, 09:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 953
Posted By Kobe

That bike's a beast. Sorry to hear about the set...

That bike's a beast. Sorry to hear about the set up problems but at least you got them worked out and know it's correct now.
05-03-21, 09:16 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,985
Posted By Kobe

Sometimes the simplest solutions are the best....

Sometimes the simplest solutions are the best. Even though not elegant, the hose clamp should do the trick.
05-03-21, 08:34 AM
Replies: 504
Views: 38,264
Posted By Kobe

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

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

Total 1483
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.

...
04-27-21, 08:12 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 408
Posted By Kobe

I have been tempted to try these cheapo $5 ones...

I have been tempted to try these cheapo $5 ones from China. Has anybody tried these? They look a lot like the Zefal.

Handlebar mirror...
04-23-21, 11:23 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 9,509
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: 9,509
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.
04-19-21, 06:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 361
Posted By Kobe

I read Tour de Cheesecake, this is the Clyde...

I read Tour de Cheesecake, this is the Clyde forum after all. Oh wait, I'm in the wrong section.

Looks like a great ride, I just wish is was farther up the peninsula.
04-09-21, 10:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 594
Posted By Kobe

I only got a feel for the man thru The Crown, but...

I only got a feel for the man thru The Crown, but what an interesting life.


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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: 1,449
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.
04-04-21, 10:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 312
Posted By Kobe

If you have not ridden it in 3 years you probably...

If you have not ridden it in 3 years you probably never will. It's better to concentrate on riders.

How well did the 6'8" fellow fit on it? It looks like that seatpost is maxed out already.
04-02-21, 12:12 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,209
Posted By Kobe

Acorn bags are great and I love the ordering...

Acorn bags are great and I love the ordering process.


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03-26-21, 10:03 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,646
Posted By Kobe

OK, so I said it.

OK, so I said it.
03-26-21, 09:08 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,646
Posted By Kobe

That's a start, at least it's 15% cotton.

That's a start, at least it's 15% cotton.
03-25-21, 10:34 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,646
Posted By Kobe

I agree with KJL , I hate the feel of all of the...

I agree with KJL , I hate the feel of all of the newer polyester fabrics. I have been searching for years for a cotton or cotton blend with a pocket in the rear. A little longer in the back would be...
03-24-21, 12:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 474
Posted By Kobe

This is the solution to the problem I did not...

This is the solution to the problem I did not know I had. I have a couple of these bags and only one bracket. I always thought it had an odd tilt but never thought about it riding up to high until I...
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, 11:27 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 9,369
Posted By Kobe

Great addition with the basket @adam.schwartz4...

Great addition with the basket @adam.schwartz4 (https://www.bikeforums.net/members/adam-schwartz4-414439.html) and bigger tires. I love the old steel hybrids, they are the Swiss army knifes of bikes.
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: 41,021
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.

...
03-16-21, 07:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 468
Posted By Kobe

Kids can certainly change your ability to ride...

Kids can certainly change your ability to ride for awhile. Good to see you came back to it.

Love the purple XO-2, perfectly set up.
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?
03-15-21, 09:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 346
Posted By Kobe

Too bad you weren't looking a few years ago.I...

Too bad you weren't looking a few years ago.I sold my Sequoia on CL and we are relatively close to each other. I missed it so much this Winters project is a 68cm Expedition.

...
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...
03-11-21, 08:40 AM
Replies: 317
Views: 22,199
Posted By Kobe

My other hobby is Golf. I am more of a 9 hole or...

My other hobby is Golf. I am more of a 9 hole or chip and put golfer to keep costs down and get more exercise. I hate paying $100 for a round at a fancy country club and riding around in golf carts...
03-08-21, 01:27 PM
Replies: 17,183
Views: 1,843,707
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.
03-08-21, 08:09 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,704
Posted By Kobe

I have B17's on 5 bikes, 2 with upright bars and...

I have B17's on 5 bikes, 2 with upright bars and 3 with drop bars. All of them are pointed up otherwise I feel like I am sliding forward.
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.
03-02-21, 02:37 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,374
Posted By Kobe

Looks like you have a great start just from the...

Looks like you have a great start just from the parts bin. Have you decided if you are going with a double or triple crankset?
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.
02-28-21, 03:32 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 855
Posted By Kobe

Roger M Can you confirm the seatpost size is...

Roger M Can you confirm the seatpost size is 26.8? I destroyed mine getting it out and ordered a 26.8 based on searching the web. The 26.8 seams a touch too big even though I though I cleaned up all...
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, 12:46 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 855
Posted By Kobe

Sometimes it's easier to just Google the...

Sometimes it's easier to just Google the solution. Looks like RiddleOfSteel ran into this problem last year and had a Gugification done to the front fork to fit Tektro 720's,but the back was fine.
...
02-25-21, 10:00 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 855
Posted By Kobe

1) Soaked in PB Blaster for a month. 2) Heat...

1) Soaked in PB Blaster for a month.
2) Heat and cold.
3) Oxalic Acid for 3 days.
4) 4' Pipe wrench.
5) Slide hammer.
6) Sawzalled it out this past weekend. Success but damaged the frame a...
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, 02:17 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 855
Posted By Kobe

Gravelkings in 38 are the sweet spot for me. I...

Gravelkings in 38 are the sweet spot for me. I have them on my Clockwork and find them great both on road and on gravel trails, I guess that's how they got their name. 2000+ miles and still holding...
02-24-21, 01:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 855
Posted By Kobe

NO, but I did try it with the original wheels and...

NO, but I did try it with the original wheels and tires(yes, mine still had the originals tires) and fenders will fit with 700x35.
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: 4,425
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?
02-23-21, 09:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 670
Posted By Kobe

I am not great at multitasking, so it's one at a...

I am not great at multitasking, so it's one at a time. When I finish one it will be a first because it seems like they all are constantly being changed.
02-17-21, 09:56 AM
Replies: 2,540
Views: 850,364
Posted By Kobe

First think that jumps out at me when I look at...

First think that jumps out at me when I look at this is, look at that great fender line!
02-15-21, 08:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 500
Posted By Kobe

You're not to far off in my thinking. Long...

You're not to far off in my thinking. Long winters make me do stupid things.
02-15-21, 07:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 500
Posted By Kobe

How often does a 68cm Expedition come along. Not...

How often does a 68cm Expedition come along. Not very, but I bought M582767 about 3 months ago knowing the seat post and stem were stuck but thinking it would be a long time before I saw another. The...
02-09-21, 10:37 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,506
Posted By Kobe

My thought was, get a 1"x2" and cut it about 4"...

My thought was, get a 1"x2" and cut it about 4" wider than the hole. Tie a rope to the center of it and push it through the hole leaving the rope to dangle on the opposite side of the stick with a...
02-09-21, 08:24 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 4,425
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...
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