Bump and price update: $1400 for everything, $1200 for just the bike
without rack, bag, and extra set of tires.
On Sunday, July 2, 2017 at 2:48:12 PM UTC-7, Jeremy Till wrote:
> For sale is one 52cm Clem Smith Jr. complete bike with the H-type frame in
> green. This was originally one of the pre-production demo bikes that
> Rivendell had for test rides before the first production run. My wife
> bought it as an off-road bike but it ended up being a bit too big for her.
> My sister-in-law tried it for a while and came to the same conclusion, so
> time to pass it on. Full set of pictures here:
> Because it was a demo bike, it was built up at Rivendell and has a
> different and nicer mix of parts than the stock bikes, including:
> -FSA Duron sealed bearing headset
> -Sugino XD cranks setup as a wide/low double.
> -MKS Sneaker Pedals
> -The nice cartridge bearing Silver hubs that come on the Appaloosa and Sam
> -Shimano CX50 cantilever brakes with the Dia-Compe SS-6 levers.
> -Schwalbe Super Moto X tires--light, puffy, fast, dream ride type tires.
> Think Super Moto casing with the Big Ben tread.
> We've swapped in a pair of fillet brazed 58cm Bosco Bullmoose bars, from a
> special batch that had the bar brazed onto the extensions at a slightly
> different angle than the stock ones, so that the ends of the bars angle
> down a bit more. To me, they feel like they put my wrists in a more
> natural position. I'm not sure if Riv ever officially listed them but John
> at Rivelo had a pair when I visited last summer and I bought them from him.
> My wife also never really liked the "click but not indexed" thumb shifters
> that came with it so we swapped in front and rear Shimano Deore index
> trigger shifters, as well as a XT front derailleur. The shifting works
> great now. There is some marking in the paint on the seatube where the
> original Claris front derailleur was, since the XT one mounts lower. I
> still have the original shifters if you would prefer those.
> Aside from the front derailleur marking, being a test bike the finishing
> isn't perfect; their is some cracking on the decals, the right hand one
> isn't completely straight, and the headbadge isn't exactly centered.
> However, it does have some nice paint touches that don't come on the
> complete bikes: the "wings" on the top of the fork crown are painted white,
> the "RBW"s on the headtube rings are filled in white, as well as the
> windows on the seat lug.
> Along with all this I'm throwing in a Nitto Mini Front Rack with matching
> Sackville TrunkSack Small bag, as well as a pair of Specialized Ground
> Control Sport 650b x 2.1" knobby tires for off-roading with. $1500 for all
> of this, and no need to wait for Rivendell to get them back in stock.
> I'm located in Sacramento, CA with easy access to the SF Bay Area. If
> you're interested but elsewhere let me know and we can talk about shipping.
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