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10-15-19, 09:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 244
Posted By Kobe

Sold! Thank you.

Sold! Thank you.
10-14-19, 09:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 308
Posted By Kobe

It's a shame we have become such an automobile...

It's a shame we have become such an automobile dependent society. Except for 5 or 6 years in my 20's I have always rode a bike. However those roads I used to ride in high school are now practically...
10-11-19, 09:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 244
Posted By Kobe

Don't let it. Remember, no regurts.

Don't let it. Remember, no regurts.
10-11-19, 08:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 244
Posted By Kobe

The silver bits polished up nicely. I have...

The silver bits polished up nicely.

I have gotten to that point too, where I am tired of collecting parts and it's time to build it up and ride.
10-11-19, 07:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 244
Posted By Kobe

FS:1990 64cm Holland XL

Sold! Thank you.

Since I got my Gunnar Sport this Spring the Holland has received zero miles. Mainly because the Gunnar fits me much better.

Custom made in San Diego California by Bill Holland...
10-10-19, 11:29 AM
Replies: 52,492
Views: 7,090,801
Posted By Kobe

I thought the same until I got to the bottom...

I thought the same until I got to the bottom bracket picture. Ouch, how could somebody do that to a custom built bicycle.
10-07-19, 09:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 387
Posted By Kobe

You got an early start on the reconfigurations, ...

You got an early start on the reconfigurations, I usually wait until boredom sets in around January or February. I wish my swaps went as easy as yours, there is always something I need to buy.
10-03-19, 09:43 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,835
Posted By Kobe

Yes, sometimes you just need to be this lady,...

Yes, sometimes you just need to be this lady, taking in Prince Harry's wedding.
...
10-03-19, 07:18 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,765
Posted By Kobe

I hated the Critirium I owned 20 years ago when I...

I hated the Critirium I owned 20 years ago when I started back to road bikes.Maybe it's time to give them another try.

Cannondale bags are great.
10-02-19, 11:56 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,835
Posted By Kobe

Agreed, I keep all videos to under one minute and...

Agreed, I keep all videos to under one minute and that is still too long. The videos aren't really interesting until at least 5 years later.
10-02-19, 09:59 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,835
Posted By Kobe

The only time I use a camera that is not my phone...

The only time I use a camera that is not my phone anymore is for under water pictures. I think my new phone can go to 3 meters, but it's not worth finding out.

I do use a digital camcorder for the...
10-02-19, 09:55 AM
Replies: 447
Views: 27,498
Posted By Kobe

January...414 February..332 March.....381 ...

January...414
February..332
March.....381
April........285
May........249
June.......368
July........158
August....296
Sept.......306
YTD........2789 miles
09-03-19, 11:55 AM
Replies: 447
Views: 27,498
Posted By Kobe

I just looked at last year and I am 170 miles...

I just looked at last year and I am 170 miles behind. Next year I'm taking my bike on vacay.

January...414
February..332
March.....381
April........285
May........249
June.......368...
Replies: 5
Views: 458
Posted By Kobe

An aluminum frame with a dent is not good. While...

An aluminum frame with a dent is not good. While not great in steel, I wouldn't be nearly as leery to ride it as in aluminum. I would pass unless the component are worth transferring to another frame.
07-16-19, 08:11 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,904
Posted By Kobe

We all know the Free Spirit's reputation, but it...

We all know the Free Spirit's reputation, but it is a looker with all that chrome.
07-12-19, 09:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 820
Posted By Kobe

Mikkelsen seems to have built a lot of taller...

Mikkelsen seems to have built a lot of taller bikes, but that probably is normal for taller guys to go custom.

I have the Sram 10 speed on one of my bikes mainly because they were the only ones...
07-12-19, 09:40 AM
Replies: 504
Views: 39,883
Posted By Kobe

I don't kick them over but find them annoying...

I don't kick them over but find them annoying also. Everybody seems to want to leave a message that they were there.
07-11-19, 09:58 AM
Replies: 14,304
Views: 1,312,219
Posted By Kobe

The family took a long weekend in Ocean City NJ...

The family took a long weekend in Ocean City NJ and I did not want to take the good bikes because the bike storage is outside. So I built the Proteus back up the night before we left. Turned out...
07-03-19, 09:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 532
Posted By Kobe

Turned out great! And a bargain at $150. Ben sure...

Turned out great! And a bargain at $150. Ben sure made some nice bikes.
07-02-19, 10:45 AM
Replies: 504
Views: 39,883
Posted By Kobe

From my ride Sunday, War of the Worlds? ...

From my ride Sunday, War of the Worlds?

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/war_of_the_wworls_537c7dd6e0ab2054cf323a5a8a5f42f4f8215e50.jpg
07-02-19, 10:36 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,756
Posted By Kobe

I am up at 5 during the week for...

I am up at 5 during the week for work(construction), so I might as well keep it up on the weekend too. It's great for low traffic rides and getting 50 miles in before 9.
07-02-19, 10:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 652
Posted By Kobe

You're doing a much better job than the De Rosa....

You're doing a much better job than the De Rosa. Nice work!
06-19-19, 07:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 649
Posted By Kobe

Definitely storage issues if you have to take the...

Definitely storage issues if you have to take the pedals off. I thought you did the purge a few years ago. Don't tell me you accumulated more.
06-04-19, 11:41 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,756
Posted By Kobe

When the kids were little I started going out...

When the kids were little I started going out about a half hour before sunrise to get my ride in and still keep the peace. There would be enough light by then to be seen.

I still do it now 20...
05-23-19, 05:34 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 8,482
Posted By Kobe

You must state a price when you list a bike in...

You must state a price when you list a bike in the classifieds. With an eBay auction there is no price stated. It may be an outdated rule because it's rare to see an eBay listing that does not at...
05-23-19, 05:23 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 7,926
Posted By Kobe

Looks great. Was cost a factor in not going with...

Looks great. Was cost a factor in not going with a leather Brooks saddle?
05-23-19, 05:08 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,715
Posted By Kobe

That's it. I am guessing that the owner of the...

That's it. I am guessing that the owner of the barn had it moved there and staged the scene.

Do you ever ride around there? I'll keep an eye out for you.
05-22-19, 09:46 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,715
Posted By Kobe

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

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/480x640/holland_3336dea08436d371471f072ff7ff28d0dc677f80.jpg
Early 90's Holland with a Joe Bell paint job, which is fantastic.
05-16-19, 08:34 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,626
Posted By Kobe

DirtySixer looks cool, but no way you'll get one...

DirtySixer looks cool, but no way you'll get one for under a grand.

If you can find a used Black Mountain Cycles 65cm Monster Cross, it should come in under your budget. I have one and love it....
05-16-19, 07:18 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 623
Posted By Kobe

I use automotive axle grease and coat the cable...

I use automotive axle grease and coat the cable it's entire length.
04-26-19, 10:46 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,603
Posted By Kobe

This pretty much sums it up for me. The pace( at...

This pretty much sums it up for me. The pace( at least mine) that you travel is perfect. You're going somewhere, but not to fast to enjoy your surroundings. All your senses are aware because you are...
04-22-19, 09:54 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 405
Posted By Kobe

Bump

Bump
04-16-19, 07:04 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 941
Posted By Kobe

I know it's not the same as owning one, but I was...

I know it's not the same as owning one, but I was thinking about getting one. They paint alone on these almost made me buy one. I looked at the stack and reach and I need from my experience I need...
04-02-19, 09:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,049
Posted By Kobe

I am sure Goodwill would do better if they put...

I am sure Goodwill would do better if they put their better bikes on eBay and shipped them instead of their own site with local pick up only.
03-27-19, 10:50 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 405
Posted By Kobe

Medici Pro Strada 63cm plus pump

Even with all of the stories about shady dealings I always wanted a Medici, maybe it's the cool logo that this one does not have, I dunno. I bought this one trying to make it fit but ended up being...
03-20-19, 11:32 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,869
Posted By Kobe

Definitely too much red in the second picture,...

Definitely too much red in the second picture, the black makes the red stand out on the frame.
03-08-19, 09:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,428
Posted By Kobe

Fuji is out of bankruptcy because they were just...

Fuji is out of bankruptcy because they were just sold. Apparently they were holding back the 2019 models until it was all settled with the Performance shops being divested. I would not hesitate to...
02-25-19, 10:08 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 958
Posted By Kobe

Several, but the worst was not even the worst...

Several, but the worst was not even the worst accident. I hit a rock on a local trail, when I hit the ground I jammed my elbow into my spleen. I finished riding 5 miles to home with no problems.
...
02-18-19, 06:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,087
Posted By Kobe

I got emails from Performance Bike and Nashbar...

I got emails from Performance Bike and Nashbar that were identical except the company name that they are back. Their websites seem to have the same items too.
02-15-19, 10:14 AM
Replies: 356
Views: 29,792
Posted By Kobe

Rivendell's insistence on double top tubes on...

Rivendell's insistence on double top tubes on their larger sizes is what made me go custom with another builder. IMHO Grant's designs peeked with the Rambouillet and the musa Homer. The Roadini is...
02-15-19, 09:30 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,731
Posted By Kobe

I ride a lot of cinder trails and hate it when my...

I ride a lot of cinder trails and hate it when my nicer bikes are dirty. The beaters can stay dirty and it doesn't bother me so if it's particularly muddy they're more likely to get seat time.
02-01-19, 10:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 887
Posted By Kobe

Fenders to match. I'm no fashion police, but...

Fenders to match.

I'm no fashion police, but I don't think that outfit matches.
02-01-19, 10:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 767
Posted By Kobe

I was watching that one too because of the very...

I was watching that one too because of the very unusual color combo. Seller kept dropping the price and it looks like your trigger finger was quicker than mine.
01-28-19, 10:32 AM
Replies: 7,049
Views: 726,269
Posted By Kobe

When all the bike share companies start dropping...

When all the bike share companies start dropping we will probably see a lot more of these.
01-28-19, 09:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 505
Posted By Kobe

Welcone to the Forums. At 6'5" both of those...

Welcone to the Forums.

At 6'5" both of those are too small for you. You want at least a 64cm frame if not larger. I am 6'6", trust me on this, you will not be happy on either of those.

Here is...
01-28-19, 09:17 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,553
Posted By Kobe

July 21-27. RAGBRAI (https://ragbrai.com/) ...

July 21-27.

RAGBRAI (https://ragbrai.com/)

This ride is on my bucket list, one day I'll have the free time to do it.
01-18-19, 09:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 657
Posted By Kobe

They were always my first stop for parts. I am...

They were always my first stop for parts. I am not really sure if they are owned by the same people now, but I hope they make it too.
01-18-19, 09:27 AM
Replies: 938
Views: 153,186
Posted By Kobe

Chris Hemsorth? Nice watch btw.

Chris Hemsorth? Nice watch btw.
01-16-19, 10:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 657
Posted By Kobe

Their stock items are still very limited.

Their stock items are still very limited.
01-14-19, 10:54 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,066
Posted By Kobe

Beautiful beyond words.

Beautiful beyond words.
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