Hi Jim,

I'm slowly getting around to sending pics of all my bikes. This is my 62cm Quickbeam. It is by far my favorite bike. I haven't quite been able to determine why... It is my most comfortable bike and simply makes me smile whenever I ride it!

I love the simplicity of it. The incredibly quiet drivetrain. And it goes everywhere. I ride it single track, sandy washes, around town, steepish hills, just anywhere and everywhere (except 200k brevets!). I have a 16t fixed cog on the flip flop hub that I try every now and then, but I really love singlespeed freewheeling. Just fantastic!

It's a standard Rivendell build, with a green Brooks B17 CS saddle, Koolstop salmon pads (which helped a LOT from the crappy stock pads) and Nitto Dirt Drop bars. I threw on some Tektro interrupter levers I found for cheap. Like those a lot, too.

Best experience with this bike: at a rest stop when an other rider tells me I'll be faster if I wear clipless pedals. Possibly so, possibly so...

As always, thanks again for hosting all these pics! And congrats on the brevet!!!!






Rivendell Quickbeam - driveside view
Rivendell Quickbeam - cockpit view
Rivendell Quickbeam - top down view
Rivendell Quickbeam - rear quarter view
Rivendell Quickbeam - non-drive side




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