are images of my 54cm Rivendell Road custom. It was built in March
of 2000 by Joe Starck and painted turquoise metallic with cream
details by Joe Bell. The frame is based on the Long Low geometry.
It's sporting the 2nd generation lugset, and has lightweight tubing
with double tapered seat stays. It was designed to fit short reach
brakes with 700C wheels.
bike is configured in retro fast-bike fashion; Specialized 144mm
bcd double crank with 42/52 rings, short cage SunTour Sprint derailleurs,
7 speed freewheel and downtube shifters. The wheels are light and
fast; Clement Paris Roubaix tubular tires on Mavic Argent 10 rims
with Sunshine Pro-AM hubs.
configuration has evolved a bit. Last year I installed the Nitto
Noodle bar and Pearl 10 Stem. I've also gone back the San Marco
Rolls saddles on many of my speedy bikes, I just like the narrower
shape and the lightweight shell.
have numerous bikes, but whenever I take this machine out, I appreciate
just how wonderfully smooth, fast and comfortable a fine lightweight
classic road bike can be.