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: > > > A review from Velouria at Lovely Bicycle included this paragraph: > > *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: > > > http://lovelybike.blogspot.com/2016/09/clementine-belated-befuddled-bedazzled.html > > <http://lovelybike.blogspot.com/2016/09/clementine-belated-befuddled-bedazzled.html> > > > > <http://lovelybike.blogspot.com/2016/09/clementine-belated-befuddled-bedazzled.html> >> >> >>
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