finally got around to taking some new photos of my Rivendell Quickbeam.
Several years ago I started a website to collect photos and links
to (mostly Rivendell) classic bikes; however, I never really put
the effort into maintaining it so I've been pleased to see what
a great job you've done with your site and have really enjoyed it.
There are still photos and links to many Rivendells (and a few other
classic bikes) that may be of interest to others: http://home.earthlink.net/~rivromulus/links.html.
you haven't checked out Brett's RivRomulus website - do
it! Some really nice bicycles over there. - ed.)
purchased this Quickbeam off ebay in January '05 and I've slowly
transformed this to be my dream single-speed/fixed commuter. The
most recent addition was a set of new Open Pro wheels that I built
around Phil Wood and SON (Schmidt) hubs to power B&M DLumotec and
DToplight XS lights for my night commute. Other highlights are moustache
bars wrapped in Brooks antique brown tape to match the saddle and
D-bag, plus T.A. road pedals with MKS Fit-a track straps and Soma
clips. I prefer the small Tubus fly rack with my T-28 Arkel panniers
to the more classic looking Carradice Barley I had been using for
my somewhat hilly San Francisco commute I use 36x16 free and 36x14
fixed, which works for most hills, but the occasional Marin Headlands
ride it's nice to have the 28x18 option as well.
for wonderful website.
Brett Gilbert in San Francisco.