bike changed my way of looking at two wheeled transportation. To
say I love the bike is an understatement. The folks at RBW were
excellent to work with and made sure that, as best they could, I
ended up with a bike I could ride as long as I wanted to. She's
sweet and comfortable, reliable as all get out. Geez, Louise, could
you want more in a bike?
bike is a 52 Cm (26" wheels) that was delivered to me new in January
2007. Since RBW no longer makes this size, there are no green ones,
and the earlier orange ones were sold out, so mine is blue. It came
as a stock equipped bike. I replaced the RBW blue bar tape with
leather Toshi bar wrap, which I really like. Its a natural color,
but as I don't wear gloves, it's getting darker from sweat and chain
lube. I've added a Mark's Nitto rack and a Nigel Smythe bag up front,
and a Cannondale under seat bag with a reminder of where the good
bike has 26 x 1.25 stock Panaracer Pasela TG tires on it and these
have (as does the bike) 1,479 miles on them. I rotated them at 1,000
and they seem to have plenty of tread left. They have been flat
free so far.
as it sits:
52 CM frame
Sugino XD triple crankset 48/36/26 170 mm
Shimano 105/Ultegra front /rear derailleurs
D-A bar end shifters
Ultegra 12 - 27 9s cassette
Shimano 105 hubs, Arraya rims, 32 DB spokes front and 36 rear.
Shimano SLR brakes.
Tektro interrupter levers
Quentin gold anodized cages up top, to pick up the gold lettering
Gray Nashbar cage below for camouflage
Blackburn frame pump
Shimano 325 dual sided pedals
Marks Rack, Smythe bag,
can't wait to get on it again.