Rivendell Hunqapillar - Fresh Build
Rare to find a used Rivendell for sale in near new condition. There are some tiny paint scratches here and there but the frame looks new.
More detailed paint work than current models.
This bike arrived built as a Nexus hub city bike. As it has vertical drop-outs, the chain spacing was addressed with a VO crank with a tiny chainring (I think it was a 34t) and a chain half link. Even with those substantial concessions, the chain had an unacceptable amount of slop. Also, with that small chain wheel, you could never really get going and would 'spin out' really early. It just didn't work. There were some other build issues, so we started from scratch.
We played it by the book and built a classic Rivendell. We figure Grant has spent lots of time thinking about this and we don't wanna get cute.
Bike had very low miles to begin with and we have only test ridden around a block since the build.
Professional build. All new Jagwire housing and stainless cables.
Frame: 54 Hunqapillar
Shifters: Shimano 9-speed bar end, brand new
Grips: new, shellac'd Rivendell cork grips with shift housing channel. Wrapped with Newbaums and twine. The center of the bars is wrapped with marron Newbaums
Brake levers: Shimano MTB, brand new
Brakes: Tektro cantis, brand new
Front Derailleur: Shimano 9 speed triple, I think it is a Tiagra FD-R453. Brand new
Rear Derailleur: Shimano Deore 9-speed, long cage, I think it is a M951, brand new
Cassette: CS-HG80-9, speed, 11-34t, brand new
Stem: Nitto Technomic 60MM
Crank: brand new Sugino triple, 46 - 34 - 24 brand new Race Face rings
Chain: brand new KMC 9 speed
Bars: heat-treated Nitto city bars - 550 MM, center to center at grip end. I believe Albatross.
Rear wheel: it was a Nexus, we broke it down and rebuilt the Velocity A23 with a brand new Deore hub
Front wheel: Velocity A23 with a DH-3D72 generator hub
Front rack: Nitto Campee, as pictured
Front light: Lumotec
Tires: brand new Schwalbe Marathon Duremes
Seatpost: generic allot
Headset: unknown, nothing special
Saddle: flawless Brooks B66S
Pedals: MKS Lambda
Cages: King Kage, 2, stainless
Size, per Rivendell: 54 CM
54cm Hunqa: 83.5-89cm PBH (Saddle height 72-81cm, standover on biggest tire is 83.5cm)
Measured, ST, center to center: 52CM
Measured, ST, center to top: 21"
Measured TT, center to center: 58CM
Measured HT, end to end: 142 MM
History. Concept. Etc.
Our most extravagant, screw-the-expense bike was the off-roady Bombadil, and the Hunqapillar is a budgetated version of that bike—only slightly short-cutted to make it a lot more affordable and barely less heavy duty than it’s much more expensive big brother. But still—the Hunqapillar is extremely labor-intensive bike by any standards, you pay more for it than you will for a welded bike. (Not a jab at welded bikes, just a fact.)
Like all of our bikes, the Hunqapillar is hand-made of fine, lugged steel, and uses our own quite expensive and fine investment-cast fittings.
The Hunqapillar is a touring bike—for road or trail.
The riding position, clearance for fat tires and fenders, and braze-ons make the Hunqapillar ready for touring on any surface and in any weather. You won’t find a better touring bike. Some may have disc brakes or suspension or other features of debatable worth, but the Hunqapillar, without them, is our idea of perfect.
And it's a trail bike.
The tubes are stout, but reasonable in weight, and the strong lugged joints should last for decades. There’s clearance for 58mm tires. If you need fatter than that, get a Pugsley.
Trivia: Former employee Daniel rode a proto-Hunqapillar the entire 2700-miles of the Great Divide trail. No problem. The current ones are vast improvements over that.
And it’s an all-‘rounder, too.
You could argue that it’s overkill (strengthwise) for unloaded day rides or general use, but the argument against that argument is even better: The engine (you) still comprises by far the largest percentage of weight on a ready-to-go bicycle, and most adult humans on Earth are better served by losing two to four pounds off the engine—which won’t weaken it— than by taking it off the bike, which will absolutely weaken it. The Hunqapillar is lean but strong
Size, per Rivendell: 54 CM
This bicycle has been refurbished to the Blue Tag standard which includes a 30 day warranty. For more on Coco's color coded refurb standards, click.Coco's is a local bike shop, primarily selling local bikes. Dis-assembly, packing and shipping adds a hefty $150.