Posts Tagged: Rival

Feeling the Force

I just acquired and fitted an SRAM Force 22 front mech to replace the Rival 10-speed mech I have had since buying the bike. It works well with my existing 10-speed Rival shifter, crankset, chainrings and 10-speed Dura-Ace chain. The difference in shifting is night-and-day.

Art Bike

We dismantled my old bike, stripped the original decals and paint from the frame and forks and coated it with primer. My wife then spent weeks putting on an awesome paint job. Finally we coated that with automotive clear coat and started to rebuild it. Here is what it looks like right now:

Future Bike

My next bike is being made for me in Stoke on Trent from Reynolds 853 steel tubing by Rourke Cycles. I intend it to be my forever bike. I wanted a steel frame for two reasons: the legendary ride quality and because it can be made-to-measure whereas carbon can’t.

Stage 2: Just one more bit

As I wrote earlier, I am in the process of replacing quite a lot of the components of my road bike.

Phase 1 is complete

As I wrote recently, I am strategically replacing parts of my bicycle to address the parts which I currently find tiresome.

My road-bike renewal scheme

Following up on my last post here, I am investigating how to improve my road bike. As I said there, it will involve a new wider-range cassette and a compact chainset. However I am also going to take the opportunity to fix a couple of other annoyances.