A gentleman's bike

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Post by LushMojo » Sun Aug 02, 2009 12:32 am

misterbeach wrote:That, good sir, is a very handsome bike.
Mmmm.....Handsome Cycles.

http://www.handsomecycles.com/

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Post by Cliff » Sun Aug 02, 2009 12:43 am

That is terrific bike. I am sure you enjoy receiving the compliment that you receive while riding. Congrats
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Post by Jocose » Wed Aug 05, 2009 5:20 pm

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Here is my REAL Bike.

About a million miles on 'er, Duct tape grips and seat, rusty chain, worn knobbies.. bent brake levers, yeah, She aint pretty but she gets me where I need to go!

I dont like the fork suspension or the seat suspension.

My previous Trek I owned was stolen so I replaced it with a Bridgestone.. which was stolen also. Decided to go with another Trek, they make great bikes.
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Post by huddsbaggie » Sun Aug 09, 2009 8:15 am

I got my steel frame bike from Tesco Direct.

I find it advisable to wear track suit bottoms ("pants" as you colonials say) over the trouser leg in inclement weather and in the absence of bicycle clips. I imagine that a very large jubilee clip worn round a small ankle would suffice in lieu of a traditional clip type.

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Post by coco » Mon Sep 28, 2009 10:07 pm

I'm not sure if wrapping one's bicycle handlebars in bacon makes a bike gentlemanly, but here is some baconlike bartape:

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Post by LushMojo » Sun Oct 18, 2009 2:35 pm

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.

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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."

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"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/

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Post by misterbeach » Mon Oct 19, 2009 1:38 am

Rivendell makes beautiful bikes. Congratulations!

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Post by Kirk1701 » Mon Oct 19, 2009 7:02 am

Those bikes are ghey.
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Post by LushMojo » Mon Oct 19, 2009 8:04 am

Kirk1701 wrote:Those bikes are ghey.
Quoth the man with bananas and pubis in his sig and title.

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Post by John-Boy » Mon Oct 19, 2009 8:05 am

How much for the old crappy bike?
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Post by LushMojo » Mon Oct 19, 2009 8:18 am

John-Boy wrote:How much for the old crappy bike?
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.

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Post by John-Boy » Mon Oct 19, 2009 8:19 am

Does that include the coke bottle box?
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Post by LushMojo » Mon Oct 19, 2009 8:29 am

John-Boy wrote:Does that include the coke bottle box?
I'm keeping the rack and the crate. The crates are easy enough to find though. I picked that up for $11 at a local thrift/junk shop.

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Post by snede2112 » Mon Oct 19, 2009 10:16 am

LushMojo wrote:
John-Boy wrote:How much for the old crappy bike?
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.
Crap! That's worth more than my car!!!
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Post by Kirk1701 » Mon Oct 19, 2009 11:12 am

LushMojo wrote:
Kirk1701 wrote:Those bikes are ghey.
Quoth the man with bananas and pubis in his sig and title.
Verbs denote opinion, rejoindeth I.

BTW, I'm surprised you, of all posters, are not getting the reference in my sig.
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Post by LushMojo » Mon Oct 19, 2009 11:20 am

Kirk1701 wrote:
LushMojo wrote:
Kirk1701 wrote:Those bikes are ghey.
Quoth the man with bananas and pubis in his sig and title.
Verbs denote opinion, rejoindeth I.

BTW, I'm surprised you, of all posters, are not getting the reference in my sig.
I like my bananas on the side.

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Post by ArtGuy » Mon Oct 19, 2009 12:31 pm

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.

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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."

Image

"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/

Wow! that is a kick ass bike Lush! It makes me want to get to work restoring that old Raleigh International
John

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Post by LushMojo » Mon Oct 19, 2009 12:38 pm

MrMerd wrote: Wow! that is a kick ass bike Lush! It makes me want to get to work restoring that old Raleigh International
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.

http://www.rivbike.com/
http://www.velo-orange.com/

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Post by Thunktank » Mon Oct 19, 2009 12:50 pm

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.
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?

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. :)

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Post by LushMojo » Mon Oct 19, 2009 1:27 pm

Thunktank wrote:
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.
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?

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. :)
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.

Bike path is our middle name in Boulder. You can literally go anywhere in or around town on bike paths. This town is bike crazy. The Rivendell is slowly but surely getting to know the area. Kogswells are great bikes though. The P/R is an exceptionally fine bike. I love the blacked out look of it and at some point I'm going to get an old black lugged steel frame and duplicate the look (in single-speed) and mount the rack and crate on it.

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