Wah! My HE (husband equivalent) has been helping me set it up (a far cry 
from putting my Cheviot together by myself 7 years ago). Anyway, the rear 
wheel is out of true. I talked to Will and I am taking it to a bike shop to 
have the appropriate spokes tightened to get it back true. My plan is to 
ride it stock (except the seat & seat post) for a couple of days before I 
start considering alterations and component swaps. First thing I noticed 
(while on it in my living room 😁) was that the saddle (my Rivet saddle on 
the Nitto set-back post) doesn't have to be as far back as on the Cheviot. 
However, the Tosco bars may be a bit too short, but again... stock for a 
week.

I'll be back as soon as I actually get to ride it.....

On Monday, September 18, 2023 at 5:30:31 PM UTC-7 Kiley Demond wrote:

> I did it! I received the “BIS” (back in stock) email from Riv the weekend 
> before last and bought a Clem L 59cm in blue! (I wonder where it was hiding 
> in the warehouse or was it in a new container with Homers?)  I wanted an 
> older gen in orange but what did I know? Blue is my second favorite color. 
> Probably a better option because as a direct buyer of a new bike, the bike 
> is warrantied as long as I own it. And the price was great! It hasn’t gone 
> up in price so at $2050, a total bargain. And as a (female) American, I am 
> motivated by a “deal” 😁. 
>
> And of course, getting to ride! I have a bike that I have been “using” in 
> the interim. Quote marks because I didn’t use it more than a couple of 
> times all summer. I think it was subconsciously too daunting because it 
> didn’t feel safe & secure, which is a Riv cornerstone. (And, there are 
> already people who have added electric pedal-assist, which is a distinct 
> possibility for the future, and I will not have to re-invent the wheel 🤭.) 
> My energy soared as soon as I completed the purchase. I am beset with new 
> bike excitement!
>
> Update: Bike arrived in 5 days! Seat tube tang got bent a smidge by some 
> transport company (turned the box upside down because those big ↑ on the 
> box are not enough—fabricator beau fixed it in a minute; now I need to seal 
> the seat tube opening due to paint being scraped off to bare steel). 
>
> I have been busy the last couple of days with a friend's Celebration of 
> Life, but can now turn my attention to my retirement bicycle! Let the 
> pimping begin! Photos to follow when I get it a little further along. I 
> have straddled it in my living room a couple of times and bless the 'L''! 
>
> First ride tomorrow! I'm baaaack! 😊
>
>
>
>
>

-- 
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/d5ede089-764f-451c-82bb-e0160542bc69n%40googlegroups.com.

Reply via email to