We currently have an orange 55cm, and a blue 55 and a blue 60cm Cheviot as of 8/26/17. Rivendell’s Cheviot frameset is a gorgeous do everything step thru mixte. Light touring, commuting, fire roads, long road rides, camping, runs to the used book store, it’s good for all of that, and more. Tire clearance for 38mm tires with fenders. Long wheelbase for stability at speed, even with a load. The Cheviot is stiff, despite being a step thru frame. It’s lugged, made with good Rivendell designed Silver brand tubing, and it uses Rivendell’s own lugs. Beautiful paint, great/elegant/clever decals and a real metal headbadge.
The step thru frameset comes with a nice sealed headset and bottom bracket, and a fine seatpost.
Uses 55-73mm reach brakes, ideally the Silver Sidepulls, or Paul Racers with modification. We recommend a 100mm or so stem and Albatross or Choco bars for a good all around riding position. We’ll help ya with the build, it’s what we’re good at, and what we’re here for. Fancy to basic and practical, we can do it all, and help ya get what’s best for you.
Sizing Info, right from Rivendell’s lips:
TYPICAL RIDER HEIGHTS: women 5′ to 5’4″, men 5’1″ to 5’5″.
PBH range 74cm to 80cm
SADDLE HEIGHT 63cm to 70cm.
TYPICAL RIDER HEIGHTS: women 5’3 1/2 to 5’6 1/2, men 5’4″ to 5′ 7″.
PBH 77.5 to 86cm
SADDLE HEIGHT 66.5cm to 75cm.
TYPICAL RIDER HEIGHTS: women 5’6″ 1//2 to 6’2, men about 5’8.5″ to 6’3″.
PBH 84 to 94cm
SADDLE HEIGHT 73cm to 93cm.