Devin’s Rivendell Quickbeam with the Double Top Tube
Every day I see a bike that attracts my attention. If I can, I’ll try and take a photo of the bike or at least tell the rider, “Hey, I like your bike!”
Recently, Felkerino and I saw a bike that turned our heads so much we chased the rider down to find out more about it. We don’t normally chase down our fellow cyclists (so don’t be worried, fellow commuters!). However, when we saw this bicycle, we felt we had to seize the moment.
While I took photos, Ed asked Devin the story behind his custom-painted 68cm Quickbeam. Apparently the frame had experienced a cracked bottom bracket shell, and he had returned the bike to Rivendell for repairs and a repaint. One of those repairs included adding another top tube to increase the stiffness of the bike. Isn’t it beautiful? I have a few additional pictures posted in my Rivendell flickr set.
Thanks, Devin, for taking the time to talk with us about your Rivendell! It was a pleasure to see your bike out in the city.