Quickbeam serves as my commuter bike in Seattle and for the past
three years has taken me south on the Cascade Bicycle Seattle to
Portland ride. It's a 62cm frame originally purchased in the first
batch directly from Rivendell. I've changed the brakes out to Paul
Neo-Retro cantilevers and the crank is a 175mm TA Specialties Pista
with a single 42-tooth ring. The Suzue flip-flop hub has a 16t freewheel
on one side and a Dura Ace 16t fixed cog on the other. Brake levers
are old Suntour Superbe, rack from Nitto, Rivendell Baggins Hoss
saddlebag, Green Brooks B17, white tressostar tape with Bullseye
amber shellac. I take the Baggins Boxy on-and-off and have a second
set of wheels with Phil Hubs and Mavic MA40 32 hole rims built and
ready for STP this year. This is a terrific bike and gets most of
my miles. I have a Rivendell Custom on order and when my number
comes up I'll have them build a fast single speed very much like
this for fast Sunday club rides.
for the great site - I enjoy coming back and appreciate your work.