I called Riv WHQ, and spoke with Will. I ended up ordering a 53 MIT. We discussed drop bars and he recommended non-drops and canti brakes for me on this frame on this frame. If you are confused as I was, call B4 ordering. It may save disappointment. FWIW, the ST diameter is 26.8.
On Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at 2:13:05 PM UTC-4, Bill Lindsay wrote: > Hi Lester > > You are confusing me. You say you have a 55cm Cheviot with e 57.5cm ETT. > That's not what the current Geo-chart > <https://www.rivbike.com/pages/geometry> says. Do you have a Cheviot > that does not match the geo-chart? Does your post have a typo? According > to the numbers on Rivbike.com, a 53cm MIT-Atlantis has a 2cm SHORTER > effective top tube than a 55cm Cheviot. In addition to that, a 53cm > MIT-Atlantis has a 0.5 degree more laid back seat tube angle, which means > that you will move the saddle ~5mm farther forward on your Atlantis than > you did on your Cheviot. That's 2.5cm (a full inch) shorter cockpit, so > you should be good to go with drops. > > Bill Lindsay > El Cerrito, CA > > > On Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at 10:15:39 AM UTC-7, Lester Lammers wrote: >> >> Howdy Bill, >> >> I suppose it would depend on body type. My 55 cm Cheviot has a 57.5 cm >> ETT and I'd need a very short stem for drops. I'm still considering the >> MIT 53cm, which has a 57.5 cm ETT, but without drop bars. I will call Riv >> and discuss. >> >> On Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at 9:26:51 AM UTC-4, Bill Lindsay wrote: >> >>> I disagree with the assertion that the MIT Atlantis is not intended for >>> drop bars. The 56 new Atlantis would be spot on perfect for me with drop >>> bars and a 100mm extension stem. I look at lots of geo-charts and I’m >>> usually bummed at how short top tubes are. So my hope and feeling is that >>> there are plenty of options out there for folks who objectively know that >>> they aren’t able to buy an Atlantis. >>> >>> Bill Lindsay >>> El Cerrito Ca >> >> -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "RBW Owners Bunch" group. To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to rbw-owners-bunch+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. To post to this group, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/rbw-owners-bunch. For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.