Rivet ti Build Thread

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by thedonnydino

Was urged to create my own thread so here goes.

ImageDSC_7216 by Donny Dino, on Flickr

ImageDSC_7228 by Donny Dino, on Flickr

ImageDSC_7237 by Donny Dino, on Flickr

ImageDSC_7248 by Donny Dino, on Flickr

Build as follows:
- Custom Geometry Titanium Frame
- Praxis Bottom Bracket (PF30 to 24mm)
- 3t ARX Stem (110mm to 120mm depending on how I feel)
- 3t Funda Fork
- Specialized Aerofly Bars (40cm)
- 3t Ionic Stealth Post
- Lizard Skin Tape
- Duraace 9000 Groupset
- Alligator iLink Shift and Brake Kit - Gold
- KMC 11 Speed Gold Chain
- Bontrager RXL Cages
- Roval CLX40 Wheels
- Continental GP4000 Tyres

Rivet is a local Australian brand run by a guy called Anthony out of Velofix, Rozelle. The great thing about this relationship is that Anthony at Velofix is a respected Specialized BG bike fitter who can take your specific data and custom design a frame around that data. He also has a wealth of racing and riding experience to draw upon.

This is actually my second Rivet frame. Since I had my last frame designed I lost about 20 kilos and did a bunch of core work, so I craved something a little more aggressive.

The frame was designed around racing, so very stiff with tight geometry. Having said that it's very easy to live with and I find myself riding it almost every other day when I'm not racing. When I ride it I feel like I'm riding a bmx.

The PF30 bottom bracket will eventually be tapped for a T47 Ceramic Bottom Bracket that I have on order.

Total Weight for the build pictured is 7.5 kilos. I am not sure how much the custom purple flip paint to the bars, stem, and forks adds.

I have since fitted Roval CL64 wheels. They are a little heavier than the CLX40s but hold speed better. In addition, they are outrageously wide, and with the turbo 24mm tyres fitted they handle brilliantly.

Over time I might mix up and change a few bits and pieces, but for now I am enjoying the ride :)

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by AZR3

Stunning! Love the color combo between the front end and cables, excellent job...........damn it just looks so sweet!

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by McGilli

:thumbup: Catches the eyes - well done on the purple....
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by theletterk

Beautiful! I love the colours!

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by kkibbler

Unconventional and stunning. Probably the first good looking bike with gold cables and things that I've seen. Great work.

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by nobuseri

Clean build, man. Enjoy the ride!
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by burglarboycie

Looks great! Gold cables etc usually look a bit naff but they work great here

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by sanandreas

Perfect ride !
@thedonnydino: do you know the regular price of the frame ? There is nothing on the website.

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by dwn2sk8

Very nice. What saddle is that?

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by thedonnydino

sanandreas wrote:Perfect ride !
@thedonnydino: do you know the regular price of the frame ? There is nothing on the website.

Pricing here: http://www.rivetbikes.com.au/#!pricing/zgn26

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by thedonnydino

dwn2sk8 wrote:Very nice. What saddle is that?

It is the specialized power saddle. Really love it.

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by Wingnut

I really like this bike, well set up!
"It's not the destination...it's the ride!"

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by Juanmoretime

Very well done. The colors don't work for me but its not my bike. A painted ARX LTD would look great on your bike too.

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by steventran

Very well put together. As others have said, that front end is pretty. I've been curious how purple would go with titanium.

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