The Rambouillet complete bicycles are designed and spec'ed by Grant Petersen of Rivendell Bicycles (and formerly of Bridgestone USA.)
These feature beautifully built, traditional lugged steel hand-made frames.
The base prce of $2100 gets you an almost-complete bicyle. What's missing are the most commonly substituted parts: the saddle, pedals and handlebar tape.
The Rambouillet feature an unusual component mix:
- Shimano 105 hubs, derailers and headset.
- Shimano Dura-Ace 9-speed bar-end shifters.
- Shimano R-400 brake levers and 57 mm A-550 long-reach calipers.
- Sugino XD triple crankset 48-36-26.
- 12-13-14-15-17-19-21-24-27 cassette.
- Nitto Noodle Bar, Technomic Deluxe stem and seatpost.
- Araya RC-540 rims with Panasonic/Rivendell Ruffy-Tuffy tires.
- 2 mm stainless steel spokes, 32 front, 36 rear.
| Rambouillet Geometry
Geometry charts dont tell the whole story, and few riders
know how to interpret the numbers. You can "learn" that
a 74-degree seat tube angle is "steep," or a 59cm top
tube on a 57cm bike is "long," but numbers dont
tell you how a change here affects a change there, or how the
bike feels. And geometry charts never, ever address such critical
issues as bar height, tire clearance, and overall comfort. So
we submit the Rambouillet geometry for the sake of tradition,
and in keeping with that, all specifications are subject to change
without notice, on a whim. But these numbers are good!
All dimensions are in centimeters, unless stated otherwise. Seat
tube and head tube measurements are given in degrees. Our frames
are measured from the center of the bottom bracket to the top
of the top tube.
Top tube lengths are effective, measured parallel to the ground.
The top tube slopes 2 degrees upward toward the front of the bike,
to help raise the handlebars into a more comfortable position.
Rear axle spacing is 132.5mm, splitting the difference between
road and mountain hubs. The frame will easily accept either 130mm
or 135mm rear hubs.
* Stand over height is measured midway along the top tube, from the ground to the top of the tube. Stand over heights given are for bikes with Rolly-Poly (700x27) tires installed.
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