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
These thumb shifters have renewed my interest in friction shifting. Perhaps the finest of this variety.
I don’t know who the Betty Foy alien was, but I thought she was a great symbol to the bike.
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.