Rivendell All Rounder
bought this bike in 1998, months before I was married. Grant and
company put together a really nice frame and fork. This frame measures
59 (C-T), was built by Joe S, and painted by JB. The pictures do
not do justice to the paint job. As an all rounder it sports 26"
wheels which are Mavic rims laced to XT hubs with Avocet tires that
I have been unable to kill in eight years of summer commuting. The
bike did have a moustache bar but lately I have been riding a drop
bar. It has a Nitto stem, 105 shifters, Avid cantis, Ritchey seatpost
and a Sugino XD crank. It sports 7 speeds in the rear and I find
that that's all that I need. I commute with the fenders and Carradice
bag, which saw a lot of rain this summer.
I live in the Northeast, I mostly ride the bike in the summer. My
commute is a mix of pavement and long dirt climbs, which the bike
handles very well. Having viewed this site long enough, I am considering
building a set of 650B wheels over the winter. The frame has plenty
of clearance and the brakes could be adjusted quickly. It's a thought.