Re: [CR]Rigi

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From: "bikenut" <>
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Subject: Re: [CR]Rigi
Date: Tue, 20 Mar 2001 20:44:13 -0800

Greetings all, I have $.02 to toss in on the Rigi Redux....I have two Rigi's with very middle- of-the-road workmanship. I ride one regularly and am mystified at the level of concern about the ride characteristics. Certainly a quick handler but what would one expect with a REALLY short wheel-base and a 75 degree head angle? I can ride it no-hands to the market-it's just a matter of getting acquainted with it....BTW the #2 Rigi is missing the special Gian Robert front derailleur. I would be much obliged if any CR-er has one floating about for sale or trade.
Matt Gorski
Sunny and warm SoCal

----- Original Message -----
From: Brandon Ives
Sent: Tuesday, March 20, 2001 3:50 PM
Subject: Re: [CR]Rigi and the Rivendell Reader

> In the words of the comic store guy from The Simpsons, "Sketchiest Bike
> Ever." We had one of those used at a shop I worked at and it was ugly as
> sin with horrible brazing. It was one of models where the paint would
> flake off if you looked at it wrong. Anyway, I used to love getting lunch
> on it because it was so twitchy it was great in U-district
> (Seattle) traffic. I never rode it faster than 20mph or farther than a
> couple of miles. One weekend I took it for a ride, a real ride with lots
> of Seattle hills. All I can say is above 20mph and if you're going
> straight it's wilder than an untrained buck. Don't even think about
> leaning into a corner. With all that said I'd still like to have one just
> for show.
> enjoy
> Brandon"monkeyman"Ives
> "Nobody can do everything, but if everybody did something everything would
> get done." Gil Scott-Heron
> On Tue, 20 Mar 2001 wrote:
> > Hey all-
> >
> > Just got a copy of RR22 and besides the usual assortment
> > of excellent articles, interviews, and stories there was a nice piece on the Rigi bicycle and some neat pics.
> >
> > I wrote Grant to see if he can make the pics available;)
> >
> > Pretty funky looking seat-cluster and BB shell to handle
> > the split seat tube!
> >
> > The article explains the history and design of the Rigi,
> > plus a funny little side note about how he got use of it
> > for the day;)
> >
> > Anybody got firsthand experience or thoughts on the Rigi
> > bicycle?
> >
> > Mike "Spring is coming, so why did I fall?" Wilkinson
> > Parker, Co