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04-26-22, 08:15 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 909
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...
04-12-22, 06:39 AM
Replies: 781
Views: 267,925
Posted By Kobe

Sorry, I sold it to a friend of mine that is 6'1"...

Sorry, I sold it to a friend of mine that is 6'1" and he loves it. He says it fit's perfectly if that helps your search.
04-11-22, 10:08 AM
Replies: 781
Views: 267,925
Posted By Kobe

How tall are you? I am 6'6" and found the 23"...

How tall are you? I am 6'6" and found the 23" Trek 790 I purchased last year to be too small for me.
04-04-22, 07:32 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,601
Posted By Kobe

Great score on the Bruce Gordon, that's going to...

Great score on the Bruce Gordon, that's going to be a great ride.

What were the price cards for, suggested bid starting amounts?
03-30-22, 10:21 AM
Replies: 272
Views: 67,892
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: 742
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: 4,472
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, 01:10 PM
Replies: 272
Views: 67,892
Posted By Kobe

Thanks Matt! Yea it's big at 68cm, it's an...

Thanks Matt! Yea it's big at 68cm, it's an vintage Specialized Expedition that I rescued last year. I wish I had found one earlier because it ended up as being almost identical to my custom Clockwork.
03-04-22, 09:01 AM
Replies: 272
Views: 67,892
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: 713
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: 50,901
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.
...
03-02-22, 11:33 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 620
Posted By Kobe

Looks to be the same Trek he was riding when he...

Looks to be the same Trek he was riding when he had a paralyzing hit from behind.

Shawn Bradley (https://www.si.com/nba/2022/01/12/shawn-bradley-paralyzed-bike-accident-daily-cover)

...
Replies: 11
Views: 694
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...
02-02-22, 08:06 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,518
Posted By Kobe

Tall mountain bikes are very hard to find. I am...

Tall mountain bikes are very hard to find. I am 6'6" and have only found one 24" frame that would fit me, it was a Univega Alpina.

This one may be close to a 24" but I doubt it and it was the...
01-20-22, 07:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 390
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.
01-19-22, 10:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 998
Posted By Kobe

You're lucky the seat post wasn't stuck because...

You're lucky the seat post wasn't stuck because the fluting allows water into the frame. It was on my Expedition that looked to be in similar condition to yours when I got it.

Can you turn the...
01-03-22, 07:58 AM
Replies: 557
Views: 50,901
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, 11:19 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,022
Posted By Kobe

I so wish the Ritchey was a 65cm, that frame is...

I so wish the Ritchey was a 65cm, that frame is artwork.

I saw the purge over at iBob and wondered what you are going to have left. Didn't the Rivs get most of your miles?
12-30-21, 10:59 AM
Replies: 18,839
Views: 2,303,455
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: 3,022
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: 1,107
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.
12-10-21, 08:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 667
Posted By Kobe

I lived on Oahu for a year in the 80"s. I...

I lived on Oahu for a year in the 80"s. I remember walking thru Ala Moana mall (back when malls were packed) and at 6'6" being able to see all the way to all the way to the other end over top of the...
12-09-21, 09:32 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,811
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...
12-02-21, 09:03 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 5,788
Posted By Kobe

The only C&V bike I have remaining is my...

The only C&V bike I have remaining is my Expedition, and that only stays because it was cheap and takes large tires. All the skinny tire bikes are gone and most of them at the time were grail bikes...
12-02-21, 07:56 AM
Replies: 1,693
Views: 347,022
Posted By Kobe

Baby's new bike looks like it could have been...

Baby's new bike looks like it could have been made yesterday, I'd ride it.
12-02-21, 07:49 AM
Replies: 557
Views: 50,901
Posted By Kobe

If I could get to 5k it would be my best year. So...

If I could get to 5k it would be my best year. So far my best year is 4525 and I am only 59. I am hoping to be "slowing" down when I get to 70.
12-01-21, 11:02 AM
Replies: 557
Views: 50,901
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: 2,044
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, 10:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,904
Posted By Kobe

I found my 790 with those original pads, I won't...

I found my 790 with those original pads, I won't even attempt to call them brake pads. The Shimano's were hard as rocks, the Kool Stops work much better.

I can't believe how clean your 7900 is, it...
10-01-21, 10:01 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,293
Posted By Kobe

Definitely prefer the obscure and American (see...

Definitely prefer the obscure and American (see signature)if possible. Outside of the Specialized and Trek most people probably never heard of the builders of the bikes I own. That's partly due to...
10-01-21, 09:45 AM
Replies: 206
Views: 28,254
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: 50,901
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
09-30-21, 09:01 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 9,463
Posted By Kobe

I love everything about it, including the size...

I love everything about it, including the size and digitube.

When I got my custom it took me 2 days to build it up. How could you wait 4 years? You're obviously no a Christmas Eve present opener.
09-23-21, 12:37 PM
Replies: 1,693
Views: 347,022
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.
08-20-21, 08:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 786
Posted By Kobe

I am a steel bike fan due to the ride and these...

I am a steel bike fan due to the ride and these at 6'6" these are the 2 bikes I would buy. I have no idea what the availability is right now.

Breeze...
07-26-21, 05:25 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 8,780
Posted By Kobe

I have 3 kids in their late teens and early 20's...

I have 3 kids in their late teens and early 20's that are in High School or College. My daughters work in food service and my son has his own landscaping business(and of course makes the most money)....
07-22-21, 11:06 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,952
Posted By Kobe

BMI was as good a motivator as any for me too. I...

BMI was as good a motivator as any for me too. I needed to get to 215 lbs to be under 25 BMI. I got to 214 a few years ago but have since crept up to 27.5 BMI. I know at 6'6" I'll probably never be...
07-22-21, 10:56 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 8,780
Posted By Kobe

I started saving my grass cutting money because...

I started saving my grass cutting money because the cool kid across the street was was racing his Centurion in Greenbelt Park Md. I was 13 in 1975 when I was able to afford my first road bike,a Kobe...
07-22-21, 06:12 AM
Replies: 781
Views: 267,925
Posted By Kobe

Nice job on the rehab! The paint looks to be in...

Nice job on the rehab! The paint looks to be in great shape. Your Matrix stem looks to be in similar condition to mine, it must be a problem with their paint. I plan to just repaint it black and mask...
07-13-21, 01:11 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 12,508
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, 12:50 PM
Replies: 68,766
Views: 11,091,385
Posted By Kobe

And I do want one and especially that one because...

And I do want one and especially that one because it's that cool purple and my size, but at half that price it wouldn't be worth it to me. If someone is a collector and is not going to ride it much...
07-13-21, 08:15 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,154
Posted By Kobe

What a great idea to get all the bikes out and be...

What a great idea to get all the bikes out and be able to compare them.

I count 9 days and 10 bikes though, but who's counting?
07-13-21, 08:07 AM
Replies: 68,766
Views: 11,091,385
Posted By Kobe

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

^ Beautiful XO-1, but $1,400 is crazy money.
07-13-21, 08:04 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,278
Posted By Kobe

How tall is your friend? I keep buying 25"...

How tall is your friend? I keep buying 25" frames, knowing they are 25" frames, and hoping they will work. Ultimately they are all too small and someday I'll learn 26.5" frames are best for me. If he...
07-13-21, 07:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 952
Posted By Kobe

That Trek is interesting, but I unfortunately I...

That Trek is interesting, but I unfortunately I am not ready to tackle another stuck fluted seatpost.
07-06-21, 06:29 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,713
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, 06:18 AM
Replies: 557
Views: 50,901
Posted By Kobe

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

Jan - 392
Feb - 361
Mar - 396
Apl - 338
May - 386
Jun - 270

Total 2139

I thought I was doing pretty good, than my post has to follow all of these high mileage guys. 8K miles for the year...
07-02-21, 06:00 AM
Replies: 781
Views: 267,925
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...
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