of the Rivendell Bicycle Works Owner's Bunch Mailing List
October 2007 - #3
spent Sunday night carving up defenseless pumpkins, so it seems
that we've official hit the fall riding months. For many of you,
it means time to tech the bikes and think about snowshoeing. For
others, it's time to break out the raingear and layers, refit
fenders and bag covers, and deal with "winter weather" (which
we know, isn't...) I know there's folks in the middle of those
parameters, but don't have a good turn of phrase to describe them
alluded to in the last SOTL message, winter can also be a time
when folks get a little abrupt in emails, whether from the pressure
of the holidays or just too many short days. It's important that
we give one another a little bit of slack, and not take immediate
umbrage at perceived insults. Everyone has been demonstrating
a great deal of poise and respect in their posts, and it makes
for a pleasant list. I think that's one of the reasons we're here.
kinda reaching that point (~475 members!) where we're now a "big"
little group, and I think a couple of things bear mentioning again
The Rivendell Owners Bunch list is "dedicated to the discussion
of Rivendell Bicycles and products, you don't need to own one
- just an interest in RBW designs is enough to join in. Ride reports
encouraged, as is a respectful, supportive and polite tone in
all posts. This group is not endorsed by Rivendell Bicycle Works."
If you find yourself beginning a thread with "OT" in the subject
line, please take a moment to consider whether there may be a
better place to bring the topic up. Off-Topic posts really don't
Broader technical questions and non-Riv stuff are well covered
by the iBob list, the 650B list and others hosted by alex wetmore
on bikelist.org - http://www.bikelist.org
- This is also where you can find the pre-March '07 archives to
the RBW list. Peter White runs the "Bicycle Lifestyle" google
group, which is here - http://groups.google.com/group/bicyclelifestyle
Resources get put onto the RBW-Owners-Bunch pages here:
Most are either mirrored or enhanced here: http://www.cyclofiend.com/rbw
The Official RBW Gallery is on Flickr -
Of course, my feelings get hurt if you don't send photos to the
Current Classics (or other) Galleries ;^) http://www.cyclofiend.com/cc
There is no FAQ. No Q's have been A'd F enough.
has swung into a pretty regular pace for the past couple months,
with some excellent ride reports, good questions and thoughtful
has been a small operational change due to the little spammer
activity we've experienced. I've turned on the feature that moderates
posts from new members. So, it means that if someone joins, their
first messages will have to get my (or an acting list admin's)
OK before being sent to everyone. I held off doing this at first,
but the spam folks have been consistent in their signup-&-immediately-send-unwanted-emails
methodology, and this will remove that issue.
does mean that if you've been reading the list via the web-feed,
and suddenly see a topic you want to comment upon, there could
be a delay before your post is seen. I'm sorry, but there isn't
a good way around that.
one or two evil spam-meisters slip past this, please continue
to not respond directly to the post, as it just means I have to
go and delete your comment as well. If it seems particularly nasty
(multiple posts of the same screed), please email me directly
rather than reply to the post. Thanks!
Projects and Features
RBW website overhaul has been an ongoing topic of input and discussion
since going live, with Gino and his team implementing a number
of tweaks based on the feedback. As I've stated in a post or two,
all the upgrades and new looks aside, it's wonderful to know if
something is in stock or not. For those folks who are finding
anomolies, there is a specific contact address to report bugs
It's been a lull of a month, sitewise - work has had some projects
recently, so I've been focused mostly on just keeping the Galleries
up to date.
thinking that with the Rambouillet "asleep", it would be appropriate
to create a page specific to that model. I'm pretty sure that
I have a couple of flyers in in the archives, so that'll be a
part of it. If anyone has some Rambouillet 'artifacts' - let me
format will be similar to the QB, Bleriot and Hilsen pages -
probably makes sense to document the other early models, such
as the Longlow and All-Rounder. But, that may be into next year.
Statistics & Housekeeping
List began: March 26, 2007
Members: 475 (Up from 408 on 9/4/07)
Activity: Medium activity (Unchanged)
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Bug reports for the Rivendell website should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
should include the browser, system and specific issue in the email.
I'd be more than happy to continue the discussion on any of the
topics mentioned above, but in the interest of clarity, it might
make sense to either email me directly or to create a new topic
thread specific to your comment.
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