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My Romulus, a sport touring bike manufactured by the Rivendell Bicycle Company.

# Frame: 63cm Riv Romulus # Wheels: 32 spoke, X3, Open pro rims on Ultegra hubs # Crank: 175 mm Ofmega Cx; 51-42-26 144 bcd(!) and 74 bcd # BB: Shimano UN-72 # Rear Der.: Ultegra Triple # Front Der.: Shimano 105 triple # Pedals: MKS Touring # H Bars: 48 cm Noodles # Stem: Nitto 120mm # Headset: Ultegra # Bar tape: Nashbar(?) # Brake levers: Cane Creek chubbies # Bakes: Ultegra long reach # Saddle: Brooks B17 (What else?) # Seatpost: American Classic # Cassette: Ultegra 12-27 9sp # Chain: SRAM 9 spd # Tires: Panaracer Tourguard folders, 32c # Fenders: Planet Bike # Tail light: Cateye # Pump: Zefal # Speedo: cheapo Sigma # Luggage: Candy bag front, Carradice SQR Slim rear

That's about it. Nothing exotic - except, perhaps, the crank. Beautiful. Cold forged. Italian. And 20 years old - I worry about that a little. And the color? Pea-Sage green. Yeah, Baby!

- Gordon

More info on the bike, the build and the idiosyncracies of the crankset here.



Romulus - rear quarter view

Romulus - front quarter view
Romulus - Side View

Updated 6/5/06

Oh Fiendish One,

As threatened, here's a shot of the Romulus, the Portly One, all 24 pounds of lugged steel, big-tired glory, just as I rode her on yesterday's ride, minus the water bottles which, being orange and blue, would have detracted from the shot. There's a vest plus tools in the burrito wrap and arm warmers stuffed under the seat. Those Paselas are pumped up to 100 psi.

It's not a ride, its a glide!


Rivendell Romulus - side view


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