bike_farm_800.jpg (330439 bytes)December 23, 2006--Santa Claus came a little early this year, disguised as a FedEx delivery driver.  He  brought this 1998 Rivendell Road Standard frame, which we purchased from the original owner.  It's a great frame, built to Rivendell specs (click here to read the original catalog description, with frame geometry) by Joe Stark, a well-known builder who has also built for Trek and Masi.  Paint is by Joe Bell (a Campy Only sponsor) and still looks great after eight years on the road.

The frame is a mix of Reynolds, Vitus, and Columbus tubing (note that Richard Sachs also mixes tubesets to get the right tubes for the purpose).  Some geometry notes:

  • Head angle: 73.5 degrees
  • Seat angle: 72.5 degrees
  • Seat tube: 58 cm
  • Top tube: 58.5 cm
  • Chainstays: 43 cm
  • Rake: 4.25 
  • Bottom bracket drop: 8 cm

Our plan for this bike is to use it for "extreme" events like the Devil Mountain Double Century and Terrible Two.  It rides very nicely, and it's fun to look at the beautiful Richard Sachs-designed lugwork as you're cruising along.


  • 1998 Rivendell Road Standard, 58cm
  • Campagnolo Scirocco wheels Since changed out to a wheelset built with Velocity Aerohead rims on a Record rear hub and a Schmidt generator front hub.
  • FSA Carbon Compact crankset (50/34 rings)  Since changed out to a Centaur UltraTorque
  • FSA Titanium bottom bracket  Since changed out to Campy UltraTorque
  • Centaur derailleurs
  • Daytona (Centaur) Ergo levers
  • Chorus brakes, dual pivot front, single pivot rear
  • Chorus Ti seatpost
  • Brooks B17 N (narrow) saddle  Since changed out to a B17 Standard. The Narrow was not very comfortable for me.
  • Chorus headset
  • Nitto bars ("Noodle" model from Rivendell)
  • Nitto Technomic stem
  • Weight as shown: 22 pounds without the pump and toolkit (see photos below)
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Frame arrives, bright and early on 12-23-06
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Bare frame
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Saddle and post
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Ti bottom bracket installed
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FSA crank is next.
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Brakes go on
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Bars and stem
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Front derailleur clamp required a pair of shims
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Starting to route cables
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Starting to look like a bike
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Drivetrain complete
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Ready to tape the bars
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The completed bike
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Front view
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RBW on the seat tube
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Weighing the bike
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Weight: Just a shade over 22 pounds

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