RBW Owners Bunch - Dedicated to the discussion of Rivendell Bicycles and products
Ride reports encouraged, as is a respectful, supportive and polite tone in all posts.
This group is not endorsed by Rivendell Bicycle Works. You don't need to own one - just an interest in RBW designs is enough to join in.
Membership and Posting:
A Common Question is "Where's my post?"
All new members are moderated. It can take ~ 30 days sometimes, and "test posts" just make it worse. High quality posts/comments speed things up.
In other words, there is a bottleneck for new members. One benefit is that it traps spammers, and also limits simply posting ads to the list by folks who don't have an interest in the conversation, swerving the discussion OT or flippant responses. The downside is that it may be a few times before your moderated condition gets changed. An email to me (the list admin) at cyclofiend at gmail can speed this up. Random FS posts for non-Rivendell items and OT (off-topic) posts are generally not passed through, so if that is what you posted, please do not expect to see it.
If you are looking for general technical help, there are other lists more suited for general cycling questions or general discussions of bicycles and non-RBW items. (iBob, for example)
There have been a number of google-group-system-based issues related to posts not showing up. If you aren't seeing your posts, please feel free to contact me (the list admin) at email@example.com
For Sale / Trade / Want Posts:
GROUP POLICY CHANGE (5/18): Selling/Trading in this group is limited to contributing members. That means if you join and immediately post your garage sale list, it will not be passed through. The best way to gain this privilege is to share knowledge and comment thoughtfully on conversational threads. Or post a ride report. We love ride reports.
If you are selling/trading/wanting:
Please use the "tag" for this specific type of post - this allows other group members to quickly scan for FS/FT/WTT/WTB posts. Transactional communications should take place off-list. There is a sometimes non-obvious link to "Reply Directly". No more than one "bump" post a week. Please clearly post in the original thread if the item is SOLD (if you choose to leave it up - which is actually helpful). The use of appropriate acronyms in the post header will continue to be a convention, of course.
Thanks for your patience and your contributions!