is a Rivendell Rambouillet I bought about a month ago.
trouble deciding if I should go with blue or the new green. I wanted
it now so blue it was. Had to drive to Conn. to get it (2-1/2 hours
each way). Pretty stock bike --
rear, 48-36-26 front.
Ruffy Tuffy 27mm tires
XT NON-rapid rise rear der
Shimano 105 parts for the most part
That's Brooks Bar tape you see and a soon-to-be-replaced Brooks
B17 Honey with copper rivets saddle.
SKS fenders, banana bag (not in picture).
I had it to do over again, I'd get the Berthoud fenders. I plan
to replace the 48-36-26 (170 crank) with a 48-36-24 165 crank to
help minimize the severe toe clip overlap. Also, replacing the cheap
pedals and mountain bike toe clips with those really nice Specialties
TA pedals and medium-sized toe clips that Velo Orange sells (the
Italian ones). Might lower the bars a little and there will soon
be a hub polisher on the front hub ;)
like riding this bike as it is very similar to my previous bike,
an 18-year old Panasonic DX-3000 (lugged steel, very similar geometry).
I got the Ram because I wanted fenders and a triple up front so
I could get up the hills.
for putting up these pics.