The Story:

This bike represents my coming to adulthood. Her name is Bella and she is my first built from my first paycheck from my first real job. Finding a job right out of college is a blessing during these hard times, so I figured the best way to invest my money is buying the last bike I'll ever own. The frame was picked up from a fantastic person 10 miles from my work. Originally I was planning to buy his Italian Frame but after some talking I found that we both had very similar ideals when it came to biking, despite our huge age gap. He so happened to have a frame he was planning to build up but never got to over the years. After many months of begging he finally sold the frame to me. To keep the bike similar to his original build, I went around building the bike for it's functionally, in particular to the Carradice Barley bag. But I also wanted to give the bike some class so I added all the Campy stuff. But don't let the Campy parts fool you this bike gets ridden daily through everything, fire trails, mud, sand. I love this bike but more importantly I love what this bike stands for in my life, "If you work hard in anything in life it will always work out."

Thanks for the great website!

The specs:

Rivendell Bleriot (49 cm)
Stem: Nitto Levers: Tektro Inverse and Tektro Aero
Brakes: Dia-Comp Center Pull
Bars: Nitto Noodle
Roller hangers: Velo Orange
Cabling: Jagwire White
Shifters: Campagnolo Modified 10 Speed Bar End Shifters
Bell: Generic black bell (Will Change this)
Crank: Campagnolo Mirage Triple( 52, 42, 30)
Chain: SRAM Pedals: MKS AR-2
Clips: Campagnolo Clips (small) Wrapped with Velo-Orange Leathers
Saddle: Brooks Imperial
Fenders: Honjo Fluted 50 mm
Front Derailleur: Campagnolo Mirage
Rear Derailleur: Campagnolo Mirage(medium cage)
Front rack: Velo Orange
Rear Bag: Carradice Barley Bag (held up by Carradice's Quick Release Bag Support)
Rims: Velocity Rims
Kick Stand: Green Field
Tires: Grand Bois
Bottle cage: Velo Orange



Rivendell Bleriot - Downtube detail


Rivendell Bleriot - Hope

Rivendell Bleriot - Seat tube decal detail


Rivendell Bleriot - shifter detail
Rivendell Bleriot - At Sunset
Rivendell Bleriot - Toeclip details


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