Mmmm.....Handsome Cycles.misterbeach wrote:That, good sir, is a very handsome bike.
LushMojo wrote:I just picked up a Rivendell A. Homer Hilsen. I'm selling the Kogswell (minus the rack and crate). So, if you're around Colorado and want a great Kogswell P/R, let me know. I think the Rivendell is a bit more refined. I have it set up as a single speed with a Nigel Smythe Country Bag for stowage. The bike is in a dark green called Scholar Green. It's basically a very dark British racing green.
Rivendell threw in an extra headbadge. The Latin, LUDERE QUO VELIS BIROTA PERMITTIT AGRESTIS is supposed to translate to:
"You can ride anywhere you like on this country bike."
"Tho’ travel wide and far do I
O’er stoney paths, ‘tween fields-o-rye;
Past the foggy crags, where the lost sheep bleat
I tell you, mate, ‘tis no grand feat—
For I ride A. Homer Hilsen!"
From "A Life with A. Homer Hilsen"
You can see the rest of the pics here:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/lushmojo/s ... 487877499/
Thanks, John. When you get to restoring, be sure to check out parts from Rivendell and Velo-Orange. I got the fenders from VO and installed those myself.MrMerd wrote: Wow! that is a kick ass bike Lush! It makes me want to get to work restoring that old Raleigh International
I hate the effects the bad economy had on my economy. But, what size is it, and what precisely didn't meet your standard with it?LushMojo wrote: A grand. That's a pretty good reduction in the price and it's in basically brand new condition. The shipping would like be another hundred or so.
The Kogswell is a 59cm frame. It actually mets and exceeds my standards. I love riding it and using it for grocery runs, etc. After getting the Rivendell though, I simply know I'm not going to use it enough. And like pipes, I don't keep anything unless I'm getting my money's worth. I'd rather sell it at a great price to someone who'll use it and love it.Thunktank wrote:I hate the effects the bad economy had on my economy. But, what size is it, and what precisely didn't meet your standard with it?LushMojo wrote: A grand. That's a pretty good reduction in the price and it's in basically brand new condition. The shipping would like be another hundred or so.
Btw, I think your nuts giving that up already. But then again I live on the beach with a bike path that goes for miles and miles. That is a great cruiser.
Your new bike is neat too, but not in the same way.