Potential bike idea:
I am a big fan of the Surly Cross Check, having one at one point for not too long, selling it before I got into the bike’s flow. Anyway, instead of pulling the expensive trigger of a Rivendell again, how about a Cross Check frame? Here is my thought process:
My favorite bike that I own as of right now is my fixed gear. The only problem with it is it is not too versatile. Not much for tire clearance, road calipers, and no rack mounts on the fork. If I were to pick up a Cross Check frame, swap over the fixie parts, and voila! All the fixed gear’s faults are corrected in one fell swoop!
Makes sense to me, at least for today…