Nice bike, very nice.
I must admit that I wish I had paid more attention to these things BITD.
I remeber liking Kleins for example because of the massive headtube and the Brit stuff because it was there to be see. But in grainy magazine shots bikes like this and the Fats never seemed to come alive for me, and that is a pity becauce they are so tasteful, discreet, elegant and damn beautiful that I am really pleased the RB is here to let me discover them for the first time.
I saw a Salsa recently in a dark red (cherry black metallic kind of thing) and was blown away by it, did not even look at the Merlin Cyrene next to it!
Custom steel is where it is at, you do not own a bike, you are the custodian of art!
Somerset, like 'Heartbeat' with newer cars!
Retro MTB: 1992 Cannondale M1000 Deore XT M730. 1992 Raleigh Dyna Tech Quantum Deore XT.
Retro Road: 1992 Eddy Merckx Corsa Extra Telekom Shimano 6500 Ultegra. 1993 Dyna Tech Ti Campagnolo Athena 8 Ergopower.
Modern: 2004 Wilier scandium Ultegra 6800. 2014 Wilier GTR Dura Ace 9000.