tc asked if a Legolas is easier/cheaper for riv to sell, compared to a
Yes, the design is totally complete for the Legolas. When I order one,
they just order a 57, and M. Nobilette already knows exactly what that is.
So a Legolas is quite a bit less expensive than a custom. With a custom,
you work with Grant to decide what you are going to do on your bike and
then Grant designs a bike for you. It is not the kind of 'custom' where
you tell Riv exactly the geometry and tubing you want, and they build it.
It's a Grant design for you.
I got to specify several little details, and that's easy. I wanted
clearance for Steilacooms, not 33mm cross-racing tires. That's easy. I'm
running Mini-moto linear-pull brakes so I wanted no rear brake hanger. I
wanted discrete fender attach points and no rack braze ons on the stays or
fork blades. I wanted no pump peg. I chose a head tube decal over a head
badge. Those were 'customized' options. The only tiny geometry tweak is
that the top tube has a TINY bit more slope than normal. 2-degrees instead
El Cerrito, CA
On Thursday, April 12, 2018 at 6:22:07 AM UTC-7, tc wrote:
> Wow Bill (and Roman) - nice! I never really thought about it, but I guess
> any former Riv model can be made as a 'custom'. Is there something about
> the Legolas that makes it easier/cheaper for Riv to do this?
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