The Rambouillet's stock gearing is 48x36x26 in front, and 11x32 in back. You have more than enough high gear for anything, and your low gear is way, way lower than that on 99 percent of the road bikes out there. So it's a more useful bike for that reason, too. It's more comfortable. On most road bikes, you can't get the handlebar high enough. That's a HUGE demerit, because it means you're carrying more weight on your hands, and adding stress to your neck and lower back.
Hello. I have a question about a 60cm Rivendell Frame Fork and Headset from 2004 that I am looking at buying. It is the orange model and has less than 500 miles on it, great condition. The question I have is what would be a fair price for it? It is hard because there aren't that many of them on ... Read More »
In early Dec I was out for a ride and the drive side drop-out/lug broke on my Rivendell Rambouillet. It was a bummer. The frame flexed so bad I couldn't even coast it downhill. Another rider that had come along and offered help, thinking I needed a tube or something, road home and returned on his Ve ... Read More »
Rivendell says, [I]"So the Rambouillet is taking a nap. ......It is not dead, it is only sleeping. For how long, can't say because don't know." [/I]
Now don't get me wrong, I like mine very much-just not as much as my beautiful SS lugged Wate ... Read More »