Unfortunately this beautiful frame is too big for me. Its a 65cm with a 35 inch standover height. I normally ride a 56-58cm. I tried to persuade myself that I could deal with a frame this size but eventually reality took hold after many minutes spent standing on my toes to straddle the top tube. Rivendell advocates going with a larger size frame than most companies but this frame is outside of their guidlines. I stripped the parts from the frame and cleaned it up. My plan is to sell it and replace it with another Rivendell frameset in my size. I kind of like the Sam Hillborne despite the sloping top tube. I've always liked Rivendell frames but never thought that I would actually own one.
5 hours ago