I think they should widen the tire clearance on a Homer, but keep the lighter tube spec. This would be an all-day rider (not a tourer) but with 2.2" clearance for extreme fire roads and easier single track, a la Crust Bombora or Black Mtn Cycles monster cross. Perfect bike for a mixed terrain brevet.
On Thursday, February 13, 2020 at 10:40:23 AM UTC-8, Jason Fuller wrote: > > Pardon the idle-mind pondering, I am home sick today and becoming bored, > which has me daydreaming about a collaboration I've been trying to ignite > between Ocean Air Cycles and Rivendell to bring back the Rambler as a MIT, > tig-welded all-rounder that could hit that $900 - $1050 range price point > based on other TIG Riv's. > > To me, there is a big hole in the lineup where a TIG frameset in the Homer > / Hillborne range of sportiness belongs; something much like the OAC > Rambler was (which had long stays for a non-Riv, too). I also believe this > would be a strong seller, competing more directly with Crust, Surly, etc. > 650B / 700c depending on size, clearance for 48's, mid-weight tubing, works > with drops or swept bars. > > I imagine this kind of bike, but with modern Riv twists, is coming up soon > - hopefully! > -- 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 view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/rbw-owners-bunch/82956893-0ae0-44bd-8e49-c650fe6e3a69%40googlegroups.com.