Looks great, like when there is a cohesive theme to a bike. Nice mix of
old and new, good color match. Look like the Compass Snoqualmie Pass
tires? I bet the ride is superb.
On Monday, April 9, 2018 at 8:31:56 AM UTC-5, lconley wrote:
> I decided, after the first ride, that the saddle and pedals were too
> narrow. So I went big and ordered some blue Catalyst pedals and installed
> one of my Brooks B68 saddles from the stash. After a mile or so of trying
> to position my feet "correctly" on the Catalyst pedals, I decided to quit
> thinking about it and let my feet do their thing and find their own
> position. Ended up a little forward of my normal position on platform
> pedals, but nowhere near the recommended position. I have short (for six
> foot tall), very wide (8-1/2 EEEE) feet and extremely high arches, one of
> the reasons that I do not use clipless - nobody makes a shoe that fits
> well. The pedals and saddle made a huge difference, now the bike disappears
> beneath me, except for the lever position on the handle bars, maybe a
> little too high - I'll save that for when I need to change the handlebar
> tape (not anxious to try the harlequin wrap again). I really like single
> speeds, of course, I do live in Florida.
> Frame: Rivendell Frank Jones SR - 57 cm Blue
> Wheels: Built by me. 36 spoke, NOS Campagnolo Record Hi-Lo hubset,
> Euro-Asian track axle conversion, VO polished RAID rims, 700c 22 mm,
> Wheelsmith DB SS spokes,
> Compass 38mm Batlow Pass TC Extralight Tan tires, Schwalbe Superlight
> Drivetrain: Single Speed, 45 x 18
> Crank: NOS Spidel 170 mm, NOS Sugino Mighty Comp drillium chainring,
> Compass crank bolts, Shimano sealed BB
> Freewheel: White Industries
> Pedals: Catalyst, blue
> Brakes: Tektro R559, Gran Compe non-aero levers, VO braided housing
> Handlebars: Nitto Model 176, 440 mm, 26.0, Two tone blue harlequin pattern
> - Newbaums tape
> Stem: Nitto lugged, 100 mm
> Seat Post: Nitto Lugged 27.2
> Saddle: Brooks B68, black
> Other: VO Retro water bottle cage
> Cocoa, FL
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