Sunday, October 10, 2010
The other Rivendell sitting un-used was this Romulus. I needed something that would be a little faster than my Heron to ride in Floyd Knobs, Indiana with my daughter who is a little faster than me and very competitive. It is equipped with an 8-speed DuraAce crank mounted to a Phil Wood bottom braket. 11-25-8 speed cassette, Ultegra hubs laced to Mavic Open Pro rims, and 32mm Panaracer Pasela tires. Tektro 536 brake calipers, Dura Ace brake levers, Dura Ace seat post, Nitto Technomic stem, 48cm Nitto Noodle bar wrapped with brooks honey bar tape to match the vintage Brooks professional saddle.
I had a top gear inch of 122 on the Heron, I now have 130 gear inches in a top gear on the Romulus, which gives me a ten mph gain.
I think my daughter would prefer I continue to use the Heron.