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this took so long, but here is my Quickbeam!
here is the story thus far: Purchased this bicycle right from Rivendell
HQ in April of 2005. It is a size 60. I had been thinking about
getting one of these for several months. My riding had been alot
of long distance brevet and training rides on the Rambouillet, and
I wanted something very different to break up the riding/training
program. Riv was starting to run out of these and none to come in
for a while. While on one of my frequent visits to HQ I inquired
if there were any left and was told only one remained in the 60
size and it was in the showroom. Strolled over to take a look and
it was set up with Albatross bars. Took it for a test ride and all
ok. Asked to switch the bars to Mustache as I already have a bike
with the A-bars. Ordered a sprung Champion Flyer saddle from Peter
White and the fine folks at Riv set it all up for me.
bike has been such a joy to own and ride. The 40x18 free is my most
used gearing. I have been fortunate to pump up Mt. Diablo in the
32x18, but only to Juniper Camp wich is about 900 or so feet from
the summit. The bike and I currently reside in Michigan. My riding
here has been with the Panaracer 37s wich are great for all the
country dirt roads and single track trails. Once the snow started
flying I mounted the Nokian studded 35s and can comfortably handle
the winter riding scene. I do have a 16t gear on the fixed side
of the hub and enjoy the experience of riding fixed as well. Have
put about 1,700 miles on this bike in 8 months and really like the
"ride, don't worry 'bout 'nothin" aspect of it.
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