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Old 02-22-18, 07:07 PM
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Rivendell's Woes

This is something of a duplicate post from what's in the C&V forum, but since many of us have dropped by the warehouse and have meet Grant over the years, well...perhaps we have a special interest. I have mixed feelings about the Rivendell enterprise, but Grant & the team can speak for themselves:

https://www.rivbike.com/products/hail-mary-store-credit
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Old 02-22-18, 07:17 PM
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Bay area Real estate Bubble is demanding more Money Input.

I got out 30 years ago..
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i wish i could afford support RivBike with more than buying a cycling cap every couple of years....

Just out of my price range.
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I did 50, daughter did 100.

Hey. they're neighbors....
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I've never been to his store but I really appreciate his "Roads to Ride" books. They were thumbed over almost every night by me over 30 years ago. Still have them in fact. I feel buying a store credit is the least I could do.
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Old 02-27-18, 06:27 PM
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This will probably be more fully covered in the C&V posts, but Grant blasted out an email this evening that "You saved us..". Apparently the plea for an assist resulted in his taking in $215K virtually overnight, ensuring Rivendell will be around for a while longer.

Nice ending to this thread.
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Rivendell will be around for a while longer.

Nice ending to this thread.

They should have one of their yard sales this weekend!
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Old 02-28-18, 07:21 PM
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Thanks for posting this. I bought a "future" and I'm glad I did.
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I did my bit.
Never been there, ride carbon with disc brakes, and Di2, but I salute the Riv’ mission.
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Saw Grant about an hour ago on the Contra Costa Canal trail. Heading west at Jones Road. Maybe it's just me but I think he looked more relaxed and happy. I wonder if he was cutting out early. You go guy!
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While I'm not necessarily a fan of many of his products, and don't know Grant personally, I think its important that companies like his remain part of the bicycling community.

So, I'd like to encourage anyone on the fence to help. To that end I'll send a bottle of CHAIN-L to anyone paying $15.00, of which $10.00 goes to Grant, and I keep the $5.00 to cover the postage, PayPal fee and mailer; the product itself would be my donation.

I'll do two bottles for $25 with a 20/5 split.
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I'm sorry, but if you're selling steel bikes at or above carbon fiber prices, what else do you expect?
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Some people like steel and craftsmanship, and are willing to pay for it.
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Some people like steel and craftsmanship, and are willing to pay for it.
+1.


IF has been successful at selling steel frames above CF prices. Have one myself.
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