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are some photos of my new green Rambouillet (64cm).
bike started out box stock. The good folks at Mountain Sports LTD.
in Bristol, Virginia allowed me to make some substitions to the
package as follows:
wheel were my own, Ultegra 36hole both front and rear, 7 speed hyperglide
in back, laced to Mavic MA40 rims.
I had them substitute the rapid rise Deore rear derailer for an
Ultegra mid range.
The 46cm noodles were replaced by a 48cm.
else remained the "stock" set up.
Brooks B17 Champion Special, 11 cm nitto stem, Nitto seatpost, Sugino
Crank 48-36-26..the cassette is a 12/28, Shimano calipers and levers.
Shimano Bar-cons set to Friction (work great this way).
The tires are foldable Ruffy Tuffys.
The pump ends are wrapped with white gauze type bandage tape and
twined on the ends.
The ends of the handlebars are wrapped this way also to meet the
brown cloth tape, which I have no idea how to wrap an entire handle
bar completely with two rolls of tape. All this covered with many
many thin coats of amber shellac. This I did myself, I wouldn't
expect a bike shop to go to that much trouble, even though they
do nice bar wrapping over at Mountain Sports. The red bottle cage
is temporary and will be replaced by a pair of ALE steel cages on
order from RBW when they arrive. Almost forgot the pedals. Nothing
special here just generic house brand SPDs.
unusual seat bag is a recycled Russian ammo pouch their army issued
with the famous Mosin-Nagant rifles (watch Enemy at the Gate) for
many years before and after WWII . It is held on by a set of old
Toe straps and some Zip ties.
really like this bike and hope It stays with me for the remainder
of my days, I can tell by the quality of the frame that it will
never wear out.
guidelines say to tell what the bike will be used for. Well I intend
to ride it...lots. Hopefully someday I will have the time to do
some light touring, Kudos to Rivendell for this design...It is the
way a bicycle should be, period.
also to Bob and Steve at MSL, they do a great job there and are
huge Rivendell fans as well.