This 54cm Riv Rambouillet is probably one of the last of the "orange" breed. It was purchased from Peter White back in 2004 so I imagine that it was built sometime in the earlier part of the decade.

It is equipped with the following main components:
- Shimano DA hubs fr&rr, the latter being a 9-speed
- Velocity Aerohead rims w/ Wheelsmith spokes, the rear being an OC
- Shimano Ultegra 12-23 9-speed cassette & Sachs 9-spd. chain
- 32mm Panaracer Pasela tires
- TA 48/36 Zephyr Light crankset and Syrius rings
- Axis Light BB - run-of-the-mill MoSH BMX pedals
- Shimano DA deraillers, fr&rr
- Shimano DA DT shifters (indexed on rear)
- Shimano R600 sp brakes & aero levers
- Nitto Tech Deluxe 11cm stem
- Nitto 44cm Noodle bar w/ Cinelli org/wht "splash" tape & Velox plugs
- Salsa Shaft seat post
- Brooks B-17 Champion Spl. saddle

And the following additional accessories:
- SKS P45 fenders
- Nigel Smythe mud flap
- Mark's mini-rack on rear
- Velo-Orange brass bell
- Cateye Mity-8 micro
- Nitto "R" bottle cage

Special features and mods:
As noted in several of the pics, I didn't care for the look of micro sensor wire snaking down the front fork and I've had too many problems with wireless units, so I cut the cable, fished it through the brazing vent holes, and soldered 'em back together for a cleaner look. The bolt holes on the P45 rear fender mounts it too high on the chain stay bridges, allowing water to get through. So I cut a rectangular piece of thin rubber to extend it down below the BB. Finally, I like the way that Cinelli org/wht "splash" tape looks with the two colors on the Rambouillet, but it's showing signs of wear and the last of it that I know of went up in smoke in the original Branford Bike fire a few years ago. Guess I'll have to look for something else eventually.




Rivendell Rambouillet - side view


Rivendell Rambouillet - front end details

Rivendell Rambouillet - sensor wire routing


Rivendell Rambouillet - front end view
Rivendell Rambouillet - angled side view


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