the RBW Owner's Bunch on Google Groups, I posted a question about
what serial numbers fell where. As most know, the first Rambouillet
run was a two-pass orange color. This
was probably the most complex color found
on a Rivendell "production" bicycle. The most common
color began with the second run - a cheery, mid-tone blue. This
is what is found on the color catalog. Finally, towards the end
of the run, a small number of bicycles came painted in a deep green
color. (Obviously, custom-ordered colors are exceptions to this.
And, as an aside, I don't believe there was ever a Rambouillet done
with a clear powdercoat finish.)
information shows the serial number - a year purchased if stated
and the owner's initials.
219 is an outlier - may have been repainted?
the RBW discussion, some folks were pondering how many Rambouillets
were actually made, which made me wonder how many were made in each
color. This information is based on responses to that thread. If
you have a Rambouillet and care to share the color and serial number,
please email me.
are other non-gallery images that some proud owners submitted with
"Just trying to sort the ranges:
at the beginning.
RB0453 is Nick's orange Ram.
Change- between 453 and 613
RB0613 is Jon's wife's blue Ram.
RB1017 is Steve's blue Ram.
Change- between 1017 and 1120
RB1120 is Michael's green Ram.
RM1207 is my green Ram.
Ram was... ?
least 1207 of them, if the numbering was indeed continuous.) Any
numbers between 453 and 613, and between 1017 and 1120, will help
narrow the color-changeovers (and any above 1207, for the total).