Pretty bike, and wonderfully clear photos -- I'll bet you didn't use your
What is your cassette?
And question about that swept-back Bosco: that stem looks like a 10 (I ride
8s on my Riv Roads, and a 9 -- may go to a 10 -- on my Matthews -- but long
-- 125 mm -- reach Maes Parallels; and Dahon: 2" clamp extender and
original M bar). I'm not well informed about swept back bars.
Would a, say, North Road bar on a, say, 6 cm stem make that bike handle the
same as with the stem and Bosco, as in the photos? Or is there a reason for
jutting forward on the stem while sweeping backward on the bar?
On Wed, Aug 9, 2017 at 4:21 PM, Joe Bernard <joerem...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Got it yesterday, did a few miles shakedown/adjust-stuff ride today. To
> steal Velouria's blog name, what a lovely bike! It has the magical
> smooth-but-maneuverable Riv ride, and boy is that low toptube nice at when
> hopping on and off. After years of enjoying the low stepover of folding
> bikes, I find the high tube on "regular" bikes a mostly unnecessary
> obstacle, so this is wonderful (bonus: no bars crashing into tubes!).
> Details: Those Boscos reach WAY back; I'll be lopping an inch off before
> the next ride.
> The SunRace shifters are reversed 9-speed click/friction, and only the
> right friction-only shifter has any kind of ratchet effect when pushing to
> lower/easier cogs. The original ratchety shifters on the first Clem run had
> a lot of clicks on both sides, both directions, and I found them hard to
> operate on the demo Clem H I ride last year. To help explain what's new: if
> you mounted these normally, they're the same as Shimano bar-ends with pure
> friction front, index or pure friction rear. As installed they both work
> great in friction mode.
> The gearing is perfect with 38-24 chainrings and pie plate 9-speed
> cassette. Grant's right, it's hard to imagine why you would need a big ring
> up front.
> Although the ride is similar - maybe a little more relaxed/cushy - to the
> Appaloosa I sold, the vibe is VERY different. With the sit-up riding
> position, mixte frame, and certainly with the green paint on this one,
> there's very much a "Raleigh 3-speed" thing going on which I get a kick out
> of. I rode in my standard costume of MUSA shorts, Pletscher T-shirt and Riv
> fake-leather gloves..all good..but this is the first time my swoopy
> Specialized helmet and Oakley M Frames felt completely ridiculous on a
> bicycle. I think I need a beret!
> I love the heart seatlug, which only works on mixte frames. It sits high,
> proud and pretty, and leaves the impression (in my mind) of someone
> creating a lug, then designing a bicycle around it. Here's some pics I took
> today and yep...I forgot to do a lug closeup. Doh!
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