Hi Jim,

I built up this Rambouillet using components removed from my Soma Smoothie ES which used to be sort of a poor man's Rivendell. This bike feels MUCH more comfortable, even though both frames are the same size. I usually ride the trails in the East Bay, San Francisco area.

Main components:
2006 Rivendell Rambouillet 54cm frameset with Ultrega headset
Mavic Open Pro rims with Utrega hubs Ruffy Tuffy 700x27mm tires
Sugino 48 x 34, 172.5mm crank IRD bottom bracket, square taper MKS Touring pedals Soma toe clips and straps
SRAM 11X34 cassette
SRAM chain, hollow pin
Ultrega XT rear derailleur, Rapid-Rise
Shimano 105 front derailleur
Sun Tour bar-end friction shifters
Tektro brake calipers, 57mm reach Tektro brake levers
Nitto Periscopa stem
Nitto Moustache handlebar
American Classic seat post
Brooks B-17 saddle SKS 35mm fenders
Nitto rear rack
Carradice Barley bag
Delta bottle cage
Busch & Muller IXON headlight
View Point tail light
Cat Eye computer

Ed Lee
Danville, CA



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Rivendell Rambouillet - drivetrain detail


Rivendell Rambouillet - rear quarter view
Rivendell Rambouillet - side view



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