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To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
From: "Richard Risemberg" <rickrise@earthlink.net>
Date: Sat, 30 Jun 2007 06:32:24 -0700
Subject: [CR]New Member News

Hi all--

Quite a few of you may know me from the iBOB list, but for the rest here's a quick "new member" intro:

I'm Rick Risemberg, from Los Angeles, joining up on the recommendation of the inestimable Chuck Schmidt. I'm a big fan of lugged steel lightweights, though not a restorer type--I'll happily put some modern components on an old frame.

Current rides are an early '80s Fuji Tivoli and a late '70s Bottecchia, both running fixed at the moment, though the Fuji's going to become a road bike again as soon as I can build #2.5, a Raleigh professional Track that's currently residing under the bed. The Bot and the Raliegh have polished long-point lugs (longer on the Raleigh), and are quite nice. The Fuji is a handsome bike in it's totality but has no significant features whatsoever--except maybe the peculiar teal-and-pink paint job, which I consider additional theft insurance.

Here are links to pix of the two:

Fuji: http://tinyurl.com/326xr4 Bottecchia: http://tinyurl.com/2qprfb

My wife's main ride is a 1983 Miyata that she had nickel-plated and built up (modern components mostly, with some vintage) as a French- style randonneuse--pictures at:


This bike now has Honjo hammered fenders and a Carradice Barley, but no pix of it yet.

I also design and produce classic-styled bicycle clothing; if any of you wants some nice bike-friendly wool gabardine knickers inspired by twixt-the-wars British styling, or a more casual hemp variety for day- to-day riding, check out my 'zine at:


Where I also have lots of articles promoting transportational cycling and classic (neo-retro? environmentally lightweight?) urban design.

Rick Risemberg
Los Angeles
Richard Risemberg