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Here, as promised, are pix of the new Riv, all built up and ready to ride. This 1998 or 99 All-Rounder frame came to me from a longtime bike enthusiast for whom it was a little small. I had a lot of fun building this up, especially the wheels. Most of the parts were either from my stash or came to me used and cheap. I built it with lots of climbing in mind and plan to try it out on some longer rides this fall and winter. Next spring and summer I want to take it bike-camping on a couple of overnight rides and perhaps ride a populaire with it as well as commute.

It handles well, rather nimble with the 26 x 1.25 tires; yet feels stable enough to haul the trailer with.

Wheels: CR-18 rims, Phil Touring hubs, DT spokes, Panaracer Pasela Tourguard 26 x 1.25 tires
Nitto Tech stem, 7cm
Nitto Noodle bars, 41cm
SunTour Power Ratchet stem shifters
Brooks B-17 saddle
TA front rack with Mafac brake hack (see close-ups, which are about as good as they can be with a cheap pen-cam)
Shimano Ultegra headset (came with the frame, it overhauled quite nicely)
Shimano Deore rear deraileur
Shimano Altus front deraileur (I like to be able to show that even a cheap one works just fine!)
Shimano Acera-X cantilever brakes
Shimano [unknown model] brake levers (I'm not totally wild about these but they are short reach and came used/cheap)
Shimano triple crankset, 48-38-28
Suntour Perfect deraileur, 14-30 (5-speed)
MKS platform pedals and toeclips
Planet Bike Cascadia Fenders
Carradice Lowsaddle Longflap bag (previously used on other bikes, works well here without a support)

Beth Hamon



Rivendell All-Rounder - side view


Rivendell All-Rounder - front quarter view


Rivendell All-Rounder - Front Brake hack
Beth sent over some more photos just after I posted this page:
Rivendell All Rounder - side view
Rivendell All Rounder - front quarter view
Rivendell All Rounder - rear quarter view





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