Empowering The Bicycle Traveler

A Tough Decision

A few years ago I bought a Rivendell Roadeo frame set. I always wanted a modern version of the Bridgestone RB-1 but Grant told me that would never happen. The RB-1 was a great bike and they sell for more nowadays than they did new, but Grant made compromises to satisfy sales people and company suits and bike dealers when he designed that bike, compromises he is no longer willing or required to make. So the Roadeo is probably as close as it gets, maybe- probably, even better.

But I also have a Rivendell A. Homer Hilsen and the two bikes overlap in design philosophy. So, after much deliberation, I have decided to sell the Roadeo frame set. No parts have ever been bolted on and the frame set is pristine. I even have the original shipping box.

  • 59 cm
  • Threadless and un-cut steer tube
  • Frame and fork only…no headset or bottom bracket

I am asking $2000.00. New Roadeos from Rivendell are now $2200 and there is a 3 month (minimum) wait. If you are truly interested in buying this, please contact me (bikehermit at biketouringnews dot com)
Here are some pics:

3 comments… add one
  • david reuteler August 15, 2013, 4:23 pm

    honestly, would it kill you to ride 23mm tires?

    • Bike Hermit August 15, 2013, 6:53 pm

      Mr. Reuteler,
      While it may not kill me it would mitigate the enjoyment I get out of riding a bicycle. And I enjoy the bewilderment on the faces of the duped masses of “road” cyclists as they shudder away on their Tarmac F5 R5 Madone BB30 tapered head tube P.O.S. as I ride past them. Wait, maybe I dreamed that last part. Anyways, your website is entertaining.

  • david reuteler August 16, 2013, 2:42 pm

    if you want them to shudder pass ’em on a walmart road bike; also the cheapest at $159 looks to have 32mm tires (“… for smooth ride and low-rolling resistance”). so at least walmart agrees with you (how’s that feel? ;-). and don’t call me mister.


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