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Clem L Complete Bike -2021

Regular price $2,050.00 USD
Regular price Sale price $2,050.00 USD
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Clem Smith Jr. is Rivendell’s fat-tire, easy to fender & rack, joyously upright and stable, and more affordable than the rest of our lineup bicycle frame. They're more affordable only because they come as complete bikes straight from Taiwan and most of the joints are tig-welded instead of lugged. Tigs cut the construction time for each frame down by a lot so the price gets lower. It's a perfectly strong way to make a bicycle, although not as pretty to look at as lugs.
Clems still have a strong wide fork crown, napkin-ring reinforcement lugs at the headtube, and a beautiful well-designed seat lug, so it looks far from a generic bike.
These are made by the same people who make the more expensive frames and with the same materials even, so they should ride as well as even our custom frames.
PBH ranges:
45cm - 68 to 81cm
52cm - 74 to 88cm
59cm - 86 to 96cm
64cm - 93 to 101cm

Pick the frame size that your PBH falls most in the middle of the range. For instance: I (Will) have a 96cm PBH, so I could ride the 59cm, but a 64cm will fit better because I won't be maxing out the size.

Is there room for customization?

Sure, but we don't give credit for the parts you don't want. If you want different tires, we can mount them for you, but you'll also have to take the stock tires. There are reasonable labor charges for anything that takes over 15 minutes.


STYLE L (low top tube)

Complete Bikes

  • FSA Duron Headset
  • Shimano 118mm Cartridge BB
  • Rivendell Silver 38/24t Crank w/ chainguard for 45cm and 52cm and Silver 34/24 for 59cm and 64cm
  • Tektro 837AL V-Brakes
  • Tektro RS360 Levers
  • Alex DM24 Rim / Novatech Hubs
  • Kenda K-1129 Kwick Journey 45mm Tires (sturdy, puncture-resistant, reflective stripe)
  • Shimano Deore rear and front derailer
  • 11-34 cassette
  • A Microshift thumbie for the FD and an Acera trigger for the rear
  • Nitto Tallux Stem - 80mm for the smaller sizes, 110mm for the bigger two.
  • Our world-famous Tosco handlebars, 55cm for the 45 and 52cm frames, 60cm for the two bigger sizes
  • Kalloy Seatpost — 26.8mm for 45cm and 52cm and 29.8mm for 59cm and 64cm

Choose your own saddle, pedals, and handlebar grips.  (not included) 

Frame and Wheel Sizes

  • 45cm / 27.5-inch new mountain bikey size wheels. Typical rider height: 5-0 to 5-5
  • 52cm / 27.5-inch new mountain bikey size wheels. Typical rider height: 5-5 to 5-11
  • 59cm / 700c traditional road rim size, but with room for 29er tires
  • 64cm / 700c traditional road rim size, but with room for 29er tires

Shipping Bikes and Frames

  • Bike Shipping: $250 +/- to lower 48
  • International is more complicated - call or email

You can always arrange to pick up your bike here in Walnut Creek, California. California pickups and deliveries pay California sales tax. 

Contact Us

  • Call (800) 345 3918 or (925) 933 7304
    • Monday-Friday 8am - 4pm PST