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If there was ever a Rivendell to please me, this would be it. 700.00 frame (if you pre-order) with overall pricing at approximately 1400.00. Complete with classic Riv braze-ons and lugs.
If the barebones frame excites me, can you imagine my response when Rivendell releases the Clementine in late 2015? Not that I've pre-ordered...but it's the closest bike in speck, with quality componentry, and potential to be the ultimate touring machine of my dreams. The Clementine is everything my Ross isn't.
Update: in April 2016, I ordered the "Clementine" now called a "Clem-L". As of July 2016, I am awaiting the "Clementine's" arrival. First order of business: adding fenders and racks so I can do an autumn bike overnight.