Thanks Mark - I enjoyed the review and it's good additional input.

On Monday, February 12, 2018 at 6:06:35 PM UTC-5, Mark in Beacon wrote:
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> A review from Velouria at Lovely Bicycle included this paragraph:
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> *In both aesthetics and feel the Clementine reminds me most of a certain 
> type of German and Austrian utility bike that had been around for decades 
> through maybe the early 1990s. While clunky in stature and most commonly 
> used as city bikes, these types of bicycles were also surprisingly good 
> over long distances and over unpaved terrain. They were not designed for 
> sport, but for casual - yet, potentially endless - cycling. It is the idea 
> of precisely this kind of cycling that first attracted me to bicycles.*
>
> And another salient paragraph:
> *The Rivendell Clementine is not a performance bicycle. It does not 
> achieve its ease of travel by means of light tubing, aggressive 
> positioning, or racy handling. In fact, it is a rather massive, and 
> obscenely relaxed machine. Riding it down the road, I feel remarkably at 
> ease. I want to be wearing dresses, fluttery clothing, flimsy footwear - 
> and often I do. I want to meander endlessly. Yet despite this, the bike 
> eats up miles. And I am left with the impression of getting to my 
> destination quickly, without that tedious feel that long milage often 
> begins to take on for me, when riding an upright bike.*
>
> This was not what she considered a full on review, but IIRC, her initial 
> impressions stuck. It is very similar to what I wrote about my experience 
> with the bicycle. I also left several comments on this post at Lovely 
> Bicycle (under the name "M"--my google id and the result of hitting the 
> button before my profile was complete.)Fundamentally, it can do whatever 
> you ask of it. I think it comes down to, what your attitude is about the 
> rides you want to do with it. Of course you can get a sportier bike to 
> ride--and you already have that. The Clementine is a perfect second 
> bicycle. It can do everything your current bike can, plus a ton more. I 
> wish Rivendell still had the Clem brochure pdf up on the website.
>
> Full review here:
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> http://lovelybike.blogspot.com/2016/09/clementine-belated-befuddled-bedazzled.html
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> <http://lovelybike.blogspot.com/2016/09/clementine-belated-befuddled-bedazzled.html>
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> <http://lovelybike.blogspot.com/2016/09/clementine-belated-befuddled-bedazzled.html>
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