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Any Romulus/Redwood owners out there?(8 posts)

Any Romulus/Redwood owners out there?cory
Sep 5, 2003 8:09 AM
A friend of mine lost his beautifully maintained, much-upgraded lugged steel Centurion off his cartop rack last week. He bought it new and had done 22 years worth of centuries, tours, all kinds of stuff with it (moral of the story: When you rest the bike on the rack to change your shoes and drive home, lock it down THEN, not after you've found your sandals).
He's in the middle of a home remodel, so can't afford the Merlin he really wants. I have an Atlantis I love, and Rivendell has always treated me right, so I'm suggesting a Romulus as at least an interim ride for him. I have no doubts, but he does, and I'm looking for owner reports.
Thanks---
Don't own one, but I have to wonderOldEdScott
Sep 5, 2003 8:35 AM
what POSSIBLE doubts he could have? It's a lovely, perfect bike, and not just for the interim. What, is he put off by the 105 spec? I'm sure Grant would "upgrade" for him at a nominal charge.
agree...lifetime bike. nm.Steve_0
Sep 5, 2003 9:07 AM
Plus they're dirt cheap and Grant's hinting theOldEdScott
Sep 5, 2003 9:42 AM
price is going up substantially soon. If I were in the market I wouldn't dilly dally.

FWIW, I bought a Zurich very happily last year before the Romulus came out. Still tickled to death with it. But if the R had been available at the time, I would have bought it instead.
If I'm making the correct assumption....lonebikeroftheapocalypse
Sep 5, 2003 11:23 AM
The Romulus and the Rambouillet are going to morph into being the same bike. I don't know the details but I read somewhere that Riv was questioning the need for essentially identical bikes in their line. This would probably mean a complete bike priced somewhere between a Romulus and a complete Riv build of a Rambouillet. I bought an Atlantis this Spring and had them build it up with their parts, I couldn't be happier. I haven't done anything to it except to air up the tires and lube the chain.
re: Any Romulus/Redwood owners out there?Ray Sachs
Sep 5, 2003 11:08 AM
Not a Romulus, but I have a Rambouillet, which is functionally identical, just a bit prettier. And I have it built up almost exactly the way the Romulus is. It's not a race bike by any stretch, but based on your description of the way your friend used the Centurian, it sounds like a perfect way for him to go. Better than a Merlin actually, for that sort of use (including tours anyway). Mine is only my second favorite road bike because I like to pretend to go fast sometimes, but its the most versatile road bike I own and if I could keep only one...

-Ray
Call Tim...surly357
Sep 5, 2003 1:05 PM
at Acme Bikes in Rapid City SD. He lives and breathes these things. I'm sure he'd make any changes you want at a good price. (I bought my Atlantis frameset there). I don't have the phone # handy, but you're on the internet- you can find it!
re: Any Romulus/Redwood owners out there?Steve Bailey
Sep 5, 2003 6:09 PM
If I didn't already own a Heron Road, I'd be finding a way to sneak a Rambo in past the wife.....

That said, there are two Heron Road frames for sale on the BoB list - here's one:

http://home.earthlink.net/~cycleman23/sale_heronroad.html

For the other you may need to contact the original post at:
CTifft@appliedtm.com

The first is a silver 56, the second a red 54. Note that the TT runs a cm longer then ST typically.

Or: http://www.heronbicycles.com/

SB