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Anybody ridden (or seen) a Rivendell Quickbeam?(7 posts)

Anybody ridden (or seen) a Rivendell Quickbeam?Cory
Dec 11, 2003 9:43 AM
Since I have a perfectly good home-built singlespeed that doesn't get ridden nearly as much as it should, I'm naturally overcome with lust for Rivendell's Quickbeam SS. As my wife points out, it's another chance to store money on a hook in the garage. Anybody actually seen one?
Cory, try looking here for some infoDave Hickey
Dec 11, 2003 10:51 AM
I haven't seen it, but it's been discussed and compared vs the Kogswell on the Kogwell message board.

Check out www.kogswell.com I think it's called the owners forum.
Info from an admittedly biased source...Ray Sachs
Dec 11, 2003 11:44 AM
http://www.63xc.com/george/qb.htm

I know a guy who bought one of the prototype frames and I know he likes it, but haven't seen a detailed ride report.

-Ray
Info from an admittedly biased source...wily in pacifica
Dec 11, 2003 1:06 PM
When you switch front rings wouldn't that screw up your brakes alignment to the rims?

Willy in Pacifica
Not that big a deal...The Walrus
Dec 11, 2003 3:59 PM
...I used to swap cogs on my VooDoo Nzumbi all the time, and brake readjustment took about 2 minutes, tops.
They claim...Ray Sachs
Dec 12, 2003 5:18 AM
...that if the angle of the dropout (track ends) is right, you don't need to adjust your brake at all. I have trouble visualizing how that can work, but that's what Riv says. In any case, it doesn't take long to adjust, although perhaps a bit more finicky with cantilevers depending on what model you use. Given the way I've dealt with my flip-flop fixie over the years though, I strongly suspect if I ever bought one of these bikes, I'd leave it in the same gear all the time. I don't think I've flipped mine more than once or twice in the 5-6 years I've had that wheel.

-Ray
the rear drop out is angled upward to help maintainlonebikeroftheapocalypse
Dec 12, 2003 5:47 AM
the rim/brakepad alignment.