Bill, This is a great build! How do you like the A23 rims, and did you get the offset rear? I'm considering these (although 32 holer) with 105 hubs. I saw an interesting video on youtube by a wheel builder talking about the A23 and advantage of the offset for the rear.
I'm considering different shifter types. Could you share a little of your pros/cons with downtube shifters, esp. on your Roadini? I have bar ends on my Sam, which are OK and of course super simple. I've liked brifters in the past because of the obvious convenience, but also because of the wider hoods that spread out hand pressure. I like the classic look of downtube shifters, and that they offer a little tiny bit of weight savings, and because they unclutter the cockpit. I guess having to take your hands off the bar to shift is a good thing to relieve pressure. But I wonder if it's too inconvenient for me. Seems it'd be easy enough to get used to it, and maybe having to anticipate shifts quicker comes with time. I'm not riding in fast-paced stop-n-go city traffic, nor fast club rides ... more like paved greenway and suburb roads. Thanks, Tom On Thursday, April 12, 2018 at 9:55:46 AM UTC-4, William R. wrote: > > Hi Kellie. I'm loving my 57cm Roadini. I agree with Austin's wife: it is > super smooth typical Riv geometry characteristics and certainly not twitchy > at all. Nice and light. As shown, it is about 27lbs, which is about 8lbs > lighter than my Appaloosa. These two bikes are not redundant at all and > have very separate purposes, I'm really enjoying both! > -- 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 email@example.com. Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/rbw-owners-bunch. For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.