These are images of my 54cm Rivendell Road custom. It was built in March of 2000 by Joe Starck and painted turquoise metallic with cream details by Joe Bell. The frame is based on the Long Low geometry. It's sporting the 2nd generation lugset, and has lightweight tubing with double tapered seat stays. It was designed to fit short reach brakes with 700C wheels.

This bike is configured in retro fast-bike fashion; Specialized 144mm bcd double crank with 42/52 rings, short cage SunTour Sprint derailleurs, 7 speed freewheel and downtube shifters. The wheels are light and fast; Clement Paris Roubaix tubular tires on Mavic Argent 10 rims with Sunshine Pro-AM hubs.

The configuration has evolved a bit. Last year I installed the Nitto Noodle bar and Pearl 10 Stem. I've also gone back the San Marco Rolls saddles on many of my speedy bikes, I just like the narrower shape and the lightweight shell.

I have numerous bikes, but whenever I take this machine out, I appreciate just how wonderfully smooth, fast and comfortable a fine lightweight classic road bike can be.



Rivendell Custom 54 cm - driveside view

Rivendell Custom 54 cm - nondrive side
Rivendell Custom 54 cm - rear quarter view

Rivendell Custom 54 cm - head on view

 Rivendell Custom 54 cm - headset lugwork
Rivendell Custom 54 cm - bottom bracket detail
Rivendell Custom 54 cm - seat lug detail
Rivendell Custom 54 cm - rear derailleur detail

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