custom that was made by Curt Goodrich in 2002. I never leave well
enough alone so many of the parts on this bike have come and gone.
But this is how I built it when it was new.
bike has a very low bottom bracket, with 83mm of drop. The brakes
are 57mm reach, that are maxed-out the typical G.P. fashion. I don't
know why but this bike never handled right with a front bag, so
I never use the rack. The bar tape is the Japanese brand with Bullseye
clear shellac. Rims are Mavic MA-2, and they are wonderful. I sure
wish Mavic still made them.
thing about this bike. When I ordered it I picked a stock Rivendell
color. While waiting I called Joe Bell and ask to look at is color
charts. Well I picked this color and when the frame made it to Rivendell
World HQ they just about freaked out: To them the frame was the
wrong color! They were just about to call me with the bad news when
I called and asked about the frame. Much to their relief the color
Brooks saddle must have 20K miles on it if it has one, and it is
still like a piece of oak.