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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Posted: Sun Dec 08, 2013 12:33 pm
by grantw
I wasn't sure where to post this but I guess it's more retro than not.

This is my Rivendell Sam Hillborne 650b utility/tourer. It's one of the early versions that were built at Waterford. It's a lovely bike to ride, handles all terrain and I hope to use it as a loaded touring bike in the years to come.

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Rivendell Sam Hillborne by _granty, on Flickr

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Rivendell Sam Hillborne by _granty, on Flickr

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Rivendell Sam Hillborne by _granty, on Flickr

Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Posted: Sun Dec 08, 2013 12:54 pm
by singlespeedscott
Mate that's very nice. How's it compare to the Specialized on longer rides, or is it to much of a chore to ride over longer distances?

Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Posted: Sun Dec 08, 2013 1:54 pm
by grantw
It's a lot heavier and slower than the Roubaix or the R3, but it is very stable and comfortable and can carry a load really well. Surprisingly enough is a good climber too. I've done a couple of 100+km rides on it and while it's slower, it's a nice spot to watch the scenery from. I'm planning a couple of overnight trips on her soon.

Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Posted: Mon Dec 09, 2013 10:57 am
by GaryF
Nice Rivendell grantw. The think I like about the Rivendell's, apart from their build quality, is the way they are thought out and built to suit their purpose.

Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Posted: Thu Dec 12, 2013 9:39 am
by adam_b83
Lots of steel bikes wrote:Does anyone else collect particular bike parts? I've seen some very nice head badge collections and I remember a guy who was after those little repair kit tins. I have thought of collecting rear derailleurs. Show us your collection.


about two years ago i bought a nos shimano 600 ex rear derailleur in the box.
had trouble stopping there and have collected the whole 6207 group, and only need a pair of 6208 indexed shifters to have the 6208 derailleur set too!

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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Posted: Thu Dec 12, 2013 11:00 am
by ldrcycles
:shock: :shock:

Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Posted: Thu Dec 12, 2013 6:06 pm
by PANZR
Wow! You need a nice display cabinet for all that Adam

Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Posted: Thu Dec 12, 2013 8:39 pm
by Lots of steel bikes
Double wow!!! That's a fantastic collection. In just two years, very impressive.

Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Posted: Wed Dec 18, 2013 12:01 pm
by Coldhands
Hey all,

Thought I would share my current ride, Colnago Superissimo made from SLX with Campy chorus 8 speed group. This is my only complete bike at the moment so it gets a fair bit of use and I love every minute spent on it.

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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Posted: Wed Dec 18, 2013 2:41 pm
by sunho
wow what a show off :D

Great ride.

p.s. i think you are missing valve caps.

Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Posted: Wed Dec 18, 2013 4:33 pm
by The 2nd Womble
Was going to post a fancy full pic of the '93 SCA Nishiki RC4000 tonight, but it has different length valves and no front valve cap. You guys are tough. It's waiting to be picked up from Ipswich Cycles atm after a steerer tube cut and a cassette swap to the new wheelset. Edit: Nope, done
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Posted: Wed Dec 18, 2013 5:25 pm
by sumgy
The 2nd Womble wrote:Was going to post a fancy full pic of the '93 SCA Nishiki RC4000 tonight, but it has different length valves and no front valve cap. You guys are tough. It's waiting to be picked up from Ipswich Cycles atm after a steerer tube cut and a cassette swap to the new wheelset. Edit: Nope, done
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I hate to break this to you Womble, but it also has no back tyre. :mrgreen:

Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Posted: Wed Dec 18, 2013 6:04 pm
by The 2nd Womble
Yeah I just had to buy these super rare gum/yellow/orange 20mm's and then hope that the 2nd one wasn't stolen out of the letter box didn't I? I think we have a mail theif. Both were bought separately, but the 1st only took a week and a half to arrive. Been waiting over 2 weeks for the 2nd tyre already :(

Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Posted: Wed Dec 18, 2013 6:06 pm
by The 2nd Womble
That's ok though, Jacks from Prolite just told me to run it on the rim because it'll handle the abuse. They must carry one hell of a warranty on these puppies.

Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Posted: Thu Dec 26, 2013 9:36 am
by vaeske
It took me a while but I got in up and running before the rains. Sorenson frame, unknown history, straight forks, columbus tubing and tips and 105 groupset perfect for wet weather commuting.

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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Posted: Fri Dec 27, 2013 12:45 am
by singlespeedscott
vaeske wrote:It took me a while but I got in up and running before the rains. Sorenson frame, unknown history, straight forks, columbus tubing and tips and 105 groupset perfect for wet weather commuting.

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I like that.

Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Posted: Sat Dec 28, 2013 6:10 am
by PANZR
singlespeedscott wrote:I like that.


+1

Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Posted: Sat Dec 28, 2013 12:17 pm
by The 2nd Womble
PANZR wrote:
singlespeedscott wrote:I like that.


+1

Great "retro" touch with that new saddle too. What is it?

Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Posted: Sat Dec 28, 2013 9:57 pm
by familyguy
The 2nd Womble wrote:
PANZR wrote:
singlespeedscott wrote:I like that.


+1

Great "retro" touch with that new saddle too. What is it?


Selle Success F1? Not new, they're an 80's thing. I've got one sitting here for my Fuji. Bit of a hatchet.

Jim

Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Posted: Sun Dec 29, 2013 1:29 am
by The 2nd Womble
Ah...

Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Posted: Sun Dec 29, 2013 7:05 pm
by vaeske
familyguy wrote:...

Selle Success F1? Not new, they're an 80's thing. I've got one sitting here for my Fuji. Bit of a hatchet.

Jim


Indeed Jim! Selle Success Titanium, not too bad of a saddle. I'd rather a rolls any day though...

Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Posted: Sun Dec 29, 2013 9:33 pm
by familyguy
Bam...

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Piecing this together for the Classic show in March. Need the right shift levers, FD, and brake levers yet.

Jim

Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Posted: Mon Dec 30, 2013 5:48 am
by singlespeedscott
familyguy wrote:Bam...

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Piecing this together for the Classic show in March. Need the right shift levers, FD, and brake levers yet.

Jim

Looking nice. What groupset is it running? Suntour Superbe?

Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Posted: Mon Dec 30, 2013 7:56 am
by familyguy
Nah, it's getting as much of the original gear as I can muster. I've managed to source the Suntour VX RD, Super Mighty cranks, Gran Compe brake calipers and Nitto B115 bars. I subbed in a Golden Arrow FD for now, but need to keep looking for some stuff. The main difference will be the wheels, running Ukai 27 x 1 1/8 clinchers on Snshine hubs, not the tubs to Gyromaster set it was specced with.

Jim

Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Posted: Mon Dec 30, 2013 1:05 pm
by utedeej
familyguy wrote:Bam...

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Piecing this together for the Classic show in March. Need the right shift levers, FD, and brake levers yet.

Jim


Looking great Jim.