Originally Posted by zippyh
Those Rivendells are kind of cool in an old school Fredilicious sort of way. One thing I regret is not spending more when getting back into cycling. If you think you'll stick with it, go for broke and get something nice.
Enablers like you and philosoph are just what I was looking for. A Waterford built frame in this color is likely what I am going get:
It is a bit lighter in color than the frame I posted above. I am still thinking about the setup, but I am leaning towards cushy over speedy, except that I like downtube friction shifters rather than index bar end. But that is habit and perhaps I will be talked out of it. Some lugwork photos: