Hi Jim - love your site - inspirational. I have a mostly finalized A. Homer Hilsen (59cm) in Copper Metallic that I built up with Riv/VO parts over the past 8 months. It has about 700 miles on it so far. I've never gotten compliments before on my bike, so riding this is a revelation - I've had many people struck by the color. It will eventually have different bars, and I've got an 80mm stem in the wings, but I'm going to let the tape wear out a bit before I change it out.

Brian Hanson
Seattle, WA

Build Specs:
Rivendell A. Homer Hilsen 59cm (Waterford built)
Nitto Crystal Fellow post
Nitto Technomic 120mm stem
Nitto Dream bars
Silver bar end shifters
Dura-Ace FD 7803 Dura-Ace RD 7800 GS Dura-Ace CN-7701 chain
SRAM 11-32 PG-950 (32 = too big, but it works)
Sugino XD-2 triple (24-36-46)
Silver Sidepull brakes
SunTour Superbe levers
Tange-Levin headset
Tange bottom bracket
XT 36 spoke hubs Velocity Synergy rims Jack Brown blue tires
Honjo 45mm hammered fenders
Mark's front rack
Wald medium basket
Kevin's V-Brand rear bag

More pics at http://picasaweb.google.com/stonehog/BrianSHilsenInSeattle#




Rivendell A.  Homer Hilsen - fork crown detail

Rivendell A.  Homer Hilsen - V-Brand bag

Rivendell A.  Homer Hilsen - basket and rack detail


Rivendell A.  Homer Hilsen - side view
Rivendell A.  Homer Hilsen - front angle view



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