This is Daniel’s brand new Rivendell Sam Hillborne. He took delivery on Thursday night and proceeded to take it on a 150 mile, dawn-to-dusk ride from Berkeley to Monterey on Saturday. Specs are as follows:
I went with the Dirtdrop stem and the Noodle bars, with Tektro V-brake levers and interrupters, as well as Paul’s thumbies so the bar-end Shimanos are instead mounted like old school thumbshifters. I turned the indexing off and haven’t looked back. I am having a LOT of trouble getting used to the reverse-rise rear derailer; 25 years of muscle memory is hard to overcome! I also opted for Rivendell’s lowest priced handbuilt 36 spoke wheels; Deore LX hubs with Velocity Synergy rims. I’m using a Cardiff saddle and my SPD pedals with a platform on one side which tends to get used 95% of the time.
Thanks for sharing, Daniel!