I started with the idea to emulate a Rivendell Ram. This is a recently purchased early 1980's Davidson lugged steel frame, that at 61cm, was larger than the 57cm frames I was currently riding. The larger frame, as well as the long quill stem help bring the bars to the level of the seat. This is a very comfortable ride that I plan on using for centuries and longer.

The usual Nitto Noodle 48cm, stem, and Silver barends are up front. I wrapped the shift housing into the bar wrap to leave the front uncluttered. I drilled the front fork to accept modern brakes, and the rear triangle had already been spread to 130mm. VO Touring pedals are attached to a Campy Compact crank. Front and rear derailleurs are also Campy, with the rear a 2009 Centaur Mid-cage. Wheels are Centaur hubs laced to open pro rims with a 12-26 cassette. An old, tied Brooks B-17 on a VO seatpost, with a Carridice Barley complete the package.

Michael Rivers

mrivers59 at gmail dot com


Davidson - front angle view

Davidson - front end detail

Davidson - Crankset detail


Davidson - drivetrain detail
Davidson - Headtube detail





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