A Sweet City Bike

I had lunch with a friend today and I thought I’d share this photo of his über-cool city bike, a custom Rivendell Quickbeam. Specs include a B&M bottle dyno and headlight/tail light, Brooks B67, Albatross bar, hardwood grips, Plestcher double kickstand, Nitto Big Rack, and ABUS wheel lock. Click the “zoom” button to view the details.

18 Responses to “A Sweet City Bike”

  • Jeff says:

    Very well done! A masterpiece!

  • Ant says:

    Very nice. I really love the Quickbeam.

  • Cullen says:

    Looks like a very utilitarian ride. Nice.

  • Cullen says:

    Fixed or singlespeed?

  • Alan says:



  • JohnnyC says:

    Very nice looking bike

  • Andy E says:

    I believe i’ve seen that bike before, it’s even better in person!

  • Lovely Bicycle! says:

    That is the nicest Quickbeam set up I’ve seen. Is the colour custom, or is that their standard production silver?

  • Alan says:

    @Lovely Bicycle

    That’s the standard production silver. Sure is purty… :-)

  • Andrew H says:

    I’m growing to love these old bikes now I’m becoming “middle aged” !!

    I’ve just bought a Pashley Guv’nor and its given me yet another cycling perspective.

    Here are some photos of it in the town where I live (Horsham, West Sussex, England)

    ..and his stable mates !!


  • john in md says:

    Great bike! What type of fenders are those? I have the same bike with a B17, Nitto Noodle bars, and SKS fenders.

  • Rick says:

    @ john in md:

    John, these are Giles Berthoud fenders; if you’d like to see more of the transformation of the bike, you can see it here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/58462364@N00/sets/72157620865517581/

  • sygyzy says:

    One of my biggest fears of using my bike more to commute, run errands, etc is I don’t want it to get stolen. I wouldn’t enjoy my lunch if my bike was out of sight for even one second, even if it was locked up. This is a gorgeous bike and the owner must be really trusting of the citizens of his town.

  • Cullen says:


    Get yourself a good lock, and study up on some good looking methods.

    I used to bike around the city of Milwaukee, WI, and never had a scare, and I just had a Ulock.

    I now ride a trike, and if I still lived there, I’d get a bigger, more reliable lock (not that a ulock is unreliable).


  • Alan says:

    I can’t speak for my friend, but I just make sure to always lock up with a quality lock in a conspicuous place, make sure my insurance is paid up, and leave it at that. In the case of the bike above, it was parked right in front of the cafe where we were getting lunch, and if you look closely you can see that the ABUS chain is looped around the pole.


  • Cullen says:

    I found this website that gives a variety of bike locking methods:

    They advise the reader to remove the front tire, and lock it, and the entire bike, to the rear wheel.

    I’m not familiar with this method. Have any of you tried this before?


  • yizzung says:

    Looks similar to my new ride:

  • sygyzy says:

    I have locks and understand how to use them. Sometimesd that’s not enough though. Would you leave your bike, out of sight, locked up for 2 hours? What about overnight? Bike theft is very prevalent in my town. It’s very scary.

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