Really nice build. One day I’ll get a Riv frame just like that but for time being I’ve built up a Riv inspired bike with a Crosscheck. I built wheels with same rims you have (a bargain at £40 from Spa cycles). I polished up some cheap Tektro 720’s and added koolstop pads and braking is really good.
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This is what I was initially thinking. They seem to be all sold out in tan wall, but I then realised that brown grips, saddle and tyres would be overkill anyway. I think they might be the one.
That is really nice. I built a cross check for my wife last year and it’s been perfect. I’ve built shed loads of bikes over the last ten or so years, and almost all of their uses could have been covered by a single cross check with a few tyre swaps. So versatile.
I'm really quite impressed with the Continental Urban Contact tyres i'm currently running on my commuter. Comes in 26x2.2, so should be plenty comfortable with kiddo on the back.
Progress is slow on the hardrock. Largely because I bought some wheels off eBay but did that thing where you conflate multiple listings in your head. I now have a very nice pair of 7 speed wheels and a collection of equally pleasant 9 speed parts. I have been meaning to ‘downgrade’ the Riv to 9 speed anyway, so it may be no bad thing.
@MisterMikkel these are a great shout - considered them for the Riv, had them on an old bike and liked them.
Hoping the bike shop will get round to the Bb this week. I have a newfound sense of urgency as we have decided our summer holiday will be cycling in France with kid (not touring, but day excursions along the many traffic free and gentle bike paths). Which is great, but means I need to get this finished asap.
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