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04-26-22, 08:15 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 937
Posted By Kobe

Thanks for doing the legwork on this. i have...

Thanks for doing the legwork on this. i have been thinking of picking up a 25" FX disk, but the size is relatively rare and I was not sure how well proportioned it would be.

I had no plans on...
03-30-22, 10:21 AM
Replies: 273
Views: 68,155
Posted By Kobe

Prettiest mountain bike, or hillbike in Rivendell...

Prettiest mountain bike, or hillbike in Rivendell speak, ever made.
03-22-22, 01:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 743
Posted By Kobe

Sometimes you come to a thread and learn...

Sometimes you come to a thread and learn something not what you were expecting. I did not know rootboy had passed. So sorry to her that, you are correct, his contributions were enormous.
03-15-22, 07:58 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,509
Posted By Kobe

As always, another great write up of the process....

As always, another great write up of the process. Good luck with the 728, I hope you decide to keep it.
03-04-22, 09:01 AM
Replies: 273
Views: 68,155
Posted By Kobe

I am 6'6", so these are all big bikes. Like me...

I am 6'6", so these are all big bikes. Like me eating potato chips I couldn't stop at just one. Like tallbikeman ,180mm cranks are the sweet spot for me, so all of these bikes are 180's.

...
03-03-22, 10:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 735
Posted By Kobe

Beautiful Gunnar Sport, I like that blue. I...

Beautiful Gunnar Sport, I like that blue.

I ride my Gunnar Sport with 32c's mostly on the road, but it has been used on the gravel trail when my bike with 38c's is laid up. I consider it more as...
03-03-22, 06:06 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 620
Posted By Kobe

That was not my intent at all, you were...

That was not my intent at all, you were politically fine in my book. I just remembered seeing this last hear and was saddened that his life changed so quickly and the women that hit him did not even...
03-02-22, 11:45 AM
Replies: 557
Views: 51,057
Posted By Kobe

Same goal as last year, well probably the last 4...

Same goal as last year, well probably the last 4 year, is 4500 miles. Once retirement comes in 2 or 3 years I hope to up it significantly.

It looks like I am already behind my previous years.
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Replies: 11
Views: 697
Posted By Kobe

I bought this Trek 790 last Summer in OK original...

I bought this Trek 790 last Summer in OK original condition for $225 off of Craigslist.Seller said he had several inquiries after mine. It was too small for me so I sold it to a friend on the...
01-20-22, 07:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 391
Posted By Kobe

I was tempted by the Medici because it was such a...

I was tempted by the Medici because it was such a great deal. I had one before and it was a great rider, but I am riding bikes that take wider tires these days.
01-03-22, 07:58 AM
Replies: 557
Views: 51,057
Posted By Kobe

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

Jan - 392
Feb - 361
Mar - 396
Apl - 338
May - 386
Jun - 270
Jul - 334
Aug- 241
Sep - 315
Oct - 328
12-30-21, 10:59 AM
Replies: 18,858
Views: 2,309,872
Posted By Kobe

That's why I'll only go down it.:) ...

That's why I'll only go down it.:)

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Paving it a few years ago made it a little...
12-29-21, 06:40 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,053
Posted By Kobe

For no other reason than it was time. It had been...

For no other reason than it was time. It had been sitting on the trainer the past few years and it deserved better than sitting in the basement and being ridden on only the coldest of days. The...
12-29-21, 05:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,108
Posted By Kobe

Thanks for the reminder that I could have saved...

Thanks for the reminder that I could have saved the 5 hours cutting out a seatpost and just bought this one. Roger did build this up much nicer than I did mine.

I did have a 68cm Sequoia that I...
12-10-21, 11:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 667
Posted By Kobe

No, just out of college and I thought it would be...

No, just out of college and I thought it would be a great place to live. I just didn't realize how expensive it was and hard to find a good job. You're definitely lucky you live Hawaii.
12-09-21, 09:32 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,826
Posted By Kobe

You have had some great builds this year Roger...

You have had some great builds this year Roger and I can't wait to see how this one turns out. I assume you will build it up more as a skinny tired racer.

I like the burgundy color better than...
12-01-21, 11:02 AM
Replies: 557
Views: 51,057
Posted By Kobe

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

Jan - 392
Feb - 361
Mar - 396
Apl - 338
May - 386
Jun - 270
Jul - 334
Aug- 241
Sep - 315
Oct - 328
11-11-21, 10:54 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,059
Posted By Kobe

I like it with the blackwalls, gives it that...

I like it with the blackwalls, gives it that black and yellow Pittsburgh Steelers feel.

Would 650b be much of an improvement over the current 32's? I could see it only if you want to use fenders...
10-01-21, 09:45 AM
Replies: 206
Views: 28,336
Posted By Kobe

Not vintage but it's steel and I ordered the...

Not vintage but it's steel and I ordered the color custom, so that should count for something. Orange Glow over Sterling.

...
10-01-21, 09:38 AM
Replies: 557
Views: 51,057
Posted By Kobe

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

Jan - 392
Feb - 361
Mar - 396
Apl - 338
May - 386
Jun - 270
Jul - 334
Aug- 241
Sep - 315
09-23-21, 12:37 PM
Replies: 1,697
Views: 348,431
Posted By Kobe

What a difference between the 1st picture of...

What a difference between the 1st picture of Katie Holmes and the 2nd. I assume the 1st was probably staged.
07-13-21, 01:11 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 12,561
Posted By Kobe

To be honest i thought the choice of black over...

To be honest i thought the choice of black over the original blue was a mistake. I stand corrected, your choices of colors and parts were superb!
07-13-21, 08:07 AM
Replies: 68,879
Views: 11,116,115
Posted By Kobe

^ Beautiful XO-1, but $1,400 is crazy money.

^ Beautiful XO-1, but $1,400 is crazy money.
07-06-21, 06:29 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,728
Posted By Kobe

I bought my custom 5 years ago and that was...

I bought my custom 5 years ago and that was supposed to end my urge to buy and rebuild then ride different bikes. It didn't. I still do one or two a year just because I like to try different bikes...
07-02-21, 06:00 AM
Replies: 789
Views: 269,330
Posted By Kobe

I have been looking for a 750 or 790 in 23" at a...

I have been looking for a 750 or 790 in 23" at a reasonable price for years. When this '92 790 came up on FB marketplace I jumped on it even though it's going to need some work. The seller was asking...
06-15-21, 09:16 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 7,013
Posted By Kobe

"Ditch that leather saddle, it looks too old...

"Ditch that leather saddle, it looks too old timey"
06-07-21, 07:15 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 6,725
Posted By Kobe

That's not the ending I was expecting. This feels...

That's not the ending I was expecting. This feels like the last episode of The Sopranos.

Hopefully the new owner will post on how it turns out.
06-01-21, 08:53 AM
Replies: 557
Views: 51,057
Posted By Kobe

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

Jan - 392
Feb - 361
Mar - 396
Apl - 338
May - 386

Total 1869

It's been crappy weather here(Sunday's high was 52 degrees), hopefully Summer will come late this weekend.
05-24-21, 08:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,170
Posted By Kobe

Don't let this one get away again. Your son will...

Don't let this one get away again. Your son will probably want it back once he sees the current set up.
05-21-21, 07:27 AM
Replies: 607
Views: 129,714
Posted By Kobe

randallr 's Crosshair reminded me that I have not...

randallr 's Crosshair reminded me that I have not posted my Gunnar Sport on here.


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05-06-21, 07:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 704
Posted By Kobe

1978 Chris Kvale updated.

This is a 1978 Chris Kvale that had new posts added 2 years ago for Paul Racer brakes. The work was done by Chris and he did the repaint. Chris Kvale is a well respected Minneapolis builder that has...
04-27-21, 08:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 556
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: 132
Views: 19,444
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: 132
Views: 19,444
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: 166
Views: 9,893
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: 2,297
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: 42
Views: 2,986
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: 69
Views: 4,262
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: 69
Views: 4,262
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: 2,458
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: 244
Views: 53,621
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: 1,229
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: 69
Views: 4,262
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: 18,858
Views: 2,309,872
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: 497
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: 69
Views: 4,262
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: 2,268
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: 2,268
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: 2,366
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: 2,268
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...
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