Decided to thin the herd a bit and the Rawland is for sale.
It's from one of the first batches of Sogns, I believe. It was red when I
bought it, but I had S&S couplers installed so I had it painted dark green.
The work and the paint were done by Chris Kvale in Minneapolis and he did a
fine job. Paint is in pretty good shape apart from a spot at the top of the
seat tube, just below the top tube. TSA workers opened the travel case and
didn't repack carefully and the paint took a hit. I touched it up (badly)
and it's covered with a Rawland sticker so it's invisible, but worth
disclosing. I have a small vial of the original paint for touchup purposes.
Other than that there are some minor scuffs and signs of normal wear, but
The Large size has a 53cm measurement from BB to center of TT. The toptube
measures 57cm c-c) but I believe the effective measurement is closer to 59.
I'm 6 ft. tall and it fits me perfectly. I can send more measurements if
you are curious. The sloping TT makes sense for the intended use of gravel
grinder, off-road adventure bike, etc. since it allows tons of standover
height. Good for randonneuring too, either with 650B wheels or with 700
wheels. Both work fine!
The front fork has the Pacenti biplane lugs and is quite pretty. The rest
of the frame is not lugged, but TIG-welded. I believe the frame is
double-butted 4130. Rear dropouts are 132.5 so you can use road or MTB
hubs. No disc-brake tabs, sorry. Canti-mounts only.
Cane Creek headset
Campy Veloce cranks (compact 50/34)
Salsa Liplock seat collar
NoName (Uno?) seatpost
Ultegra derailleurs front and rear
Shimano 9-sp. barcon shifters
Tektro brake levers
Brooks leather bar tape
NoName stem (?)
Nitto Noodles 46cm
Paul's Motolite BMX-style brakes
(These canti-mount BMX brakes slide up and down to match rim height so you
can run 650B or 700 wheels.)
700 wheelset included: Velocity Aerohead rims and Ultegra hubs (rear spaced
Tires, pedals, saddle not included.
rinjin at mac dot com
This is a great, versatile bike and someone should give it a new home.