Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: NW,Oregon Coast
Rivendale is using US small Frame builders and is almost custom level , that is why they cost so much . Salaries.
I suspect , though never seen them in the flesh ..
They are what is called Gas Pipe tubed frames . lower tensile strength steel , but with lots of wall thickness
Derived from the English bikes shipped during india's British Colonial Period.
Rugged to make them haul your farm produce to market , loaded up with so much you cannot ride it, utility cargo hauling strong.
Chinese made Flying Pigeon brand I read were brought in and a Utility Bike shop in LA named after them .
Flying Pigeon PA-02 Classic - Flying Pigeon LA - beautiful bikes for everyday life
might as well get the whole bike .. frame up builds on that level would be stupid-expensive, for the end result.
To find out you may have to buy it from a UK retail seller and import it yourself.
Last edited by fietsbob; 05-10-14 at 12:18 PM.