are a few shots of my 63cm Rivendell Romulus.
bought this from Elliott Bay Bicycles here in Seattle when they
first shipped, and the bike has proven to be a real joy. Subsequently
I bought a 55cm Romulus for my wife directly from Rivendell and
they've become our get-on-and-go bikes for weekend rides through
town with our boys in tow, one in a Burley and one on a trail-a-bike
(hence the gaffers tape on the Nitto post). My wife will say she
"doesn't ride", but she gets on her Romulus with Albatross bars
and Nigel Smythe sacks and tows our three year old across town without
understanding that she's getting exercise. To her it's just fun,
and I like that.
changed a few things from the stock build, most notably the Silver
down tube levers, Suntour Superbe brake calipers, and the Dia Compe
levers with the swinging release. I also added a Nitto rack and
Baggins Pa Panniers, candy bar bag, yellow tressostar tape with
amber shellac, Honey B17 Champion Special, SK fenders; pretty standard
stuff. I love this bike and am convinced it has evangelical powers
(in a good way) - 2 formerly doubting friends recently purchased
a Bleriot and a Rambouillet and we ride for a few hours each Monday
evening (sans Astronaut suits) after work, and then have dinner.
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