but i got an yves, set up with longboards and fatty rumpkins (it's a tight fit) and it's more fun for on/offroad tours packed with panniers and a basket than any other bike i've owned
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My windfall bike
November 19, 2011
from Boulder Colorado
Approaching my 60th year I received some money that I never expected; enough to buy a new bike I never expected to be able to afford. I'd known of Rivendell for a while and I knew I was going to get a nice bike, I just didn't know what it would be. When I realized I'd be closing in on 80 if I was riding it 20 years hence I chose the Yves. I wanted to enjoy it a loooooong time!
Within a week of delivery I had two benchmark experiences. My boss, a woman my age, asked "Why is it a girl's bike" . Not snarky, just genuinely curious. Be ready for that. You'll need some kind of explanation. A few days later I was chugging up a dirt trail at the edge of the foothills here early one morning. A steep pitch forced me to walk the last couple of yards and as I crested the top a young woman running the other way swung here head as she went by and said with slight astonishment "What a beautiful bike!" Be ready for that too.