A Personal Blog on Bicycle Transportation and DIY Projects

Rivendell Betty Foy – Part 3

For the most part, the bike is finished.   It was completely custom-made with the purpose of making it easy to ride, quick, utilitarian and ready at a moments notice.  For those interested in bike components, here’s the build:

Recycled Cro-mo handlebars

Ergon Cork grips

Shimano Deerhead Friction shifters

Cherry Red Brass Bell

Rivendell Betty Foy Frame – 52 cm

Velo Orange Front Rack (modified) with Wald Basket

Nitto Technomic Stem

Tektro 556 Brakes

SKS Long Board Fenders

Shimano 3n80 hub , wheel smith spokes, Velocity Synergy Rims

Lumotec IQ CYO dyno light LED

Brooks B68S saddle

Nitto Seat post

Shimano STX front/rear derailleur

Shimano Deore read hub with 8 speed cassette and offset velocity synergy rim (wheel smith spokes)

MKS Cage pedals

Sugino XD2 pedals

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These thumb shifters have renewed my interest in friction shifting.  Perhaps the finest of this variety.

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I don’t know who the Betty Foy alien was, but I thought she was a great symbol to the bike.

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My wife originally rode a fixed gear Raleigh mixte, but I never thought it was the ideal bike for her.  In the last ride, we easily covered 19 miles with her leading most of the time.  I think we found a winner.

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