This is my new bike! It's en route to me now. It's a Rivendell Bleriot. I predict many fun times to come with it. Rivendell is a company founded
by Grant Peterson, of Bridgestone fame. This Bleriot is a relaxed townie
style bike. It's agile and has a 10 gear cassette with 3 sprockets in
front, for a total of 30 speeds!
There's a Rivendell Bike Owner Group in Yahoo Groups: http://sports.groups.yahoo.com/group/The_BOG/
Here's a photo of one just like mine, only without the walnut fenders mine has.
I am so excited! I think it's going to be a joy to ride. Have any of you ever had a Rivendell? More info on Rivendell bikes at http://www.rivbike.com
Update: The bike finally arrived here in the Swamp. It was a long road getting it here, but worth it. My friends at 8th Ave Bies and Coffee in Gainesville, FL received it and assembled it for me. It's already gotten a few comments at the coffee shop, particularly about the walnut fenders.
That's in in the photo below, taken in front of the local coffee shop here in sunny Florida.