New Bike Day: Rivendell Clem Smith Jr.

Quick write up of the new bike!

Codsow Bikes.

One of the best days ever is new bike day.  After preordering a bike from Rivendell two months ago, today was finally the day that a well packed bike showed up at my door.

rivendell clem smith jr

First off, the bike was packed insanely safe.  There was no room for the tiniest bit of wiggle in this bike box.  Kudos to Rivendell for the superb packing!

After about a 10 minute bike build in my kitchen, with minor changes from the stock build.  Instead of the silly wide saddle, my Brooks B17N was pulled from the parts bin where it has been waiting.  In place of the included grips, I went with an old favorite from Oury.  They are probably the most anti-Rivendell grip known to the cycling world, but they are one of my favorites.  And they are made in the states.  Win-win.  Last change from stock was a set of cheap…

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