Hi, Jim.

Here's my 2003 Rivendell Romulus, photographed among the adobes in Old Town (1820s) and Balboa Park (1915) in San Diego. While we have a Mediterranean climate, and the Spanish first sailed into the harbor in 1542, most of our city is relatively new. Nevertheless, I tried to find some locales that would evoke a Roman context - didn't Romulus and Redwood establish Rome? All silver bits on this bike with very understated paint provide a minimalist aesthetic. I run this as my road bike, randonneuse, and sport (ie. credit card) tourer. How's that for categories? Its a bit on the lower limit of my size preferences, but fits perfectly for the kind of riding I use it for. It runs with fenders part of the year to help with misty mornings and salty/sandy costal rides. I love it.

The build is standard for the Romulus, with some additions. Here's the breakdown for those interested:

59cm Toyo-built handmade lugged steel frame
Sugino XD Triple
MKS touring pedals
Shimano 105 derailers, front and back; 9 speed cassette
Shimano 105 hubs laced to IRD Clyde cross rims
28mm Panaracer Paselas with TourGuard
Shimano R-400 levers; A-550 long-reach calipers (a key design consideration)
Shimano Dura-Ace 9 speed bar-end shifters
Nitto Noodle 46cm bars, 10cm Technomic Deluxe stem & Crystal Fellow seatpost
Bars wrapped with cloth, twine; shellaced
Brooks B17 Champion Special
Baggins Kevin's Bag
Silca pump with Campy head
Honjo 35mm hammer tone fenders

Thanks for the site, Jim, as always!

San Diego, Calif.



Rivendell Romulus - side view

Rivendell Romulus - Among some pretty epic tree roots

Rivendell Romulus - Headbadge detail


Rivendell Romulus - front angle view
Rivendell Romulus - side view, fully fendered

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