Ted Durant, of Rona Components fame and the founder of Heron Bicycles, (now owned by TDR buddy Todd Kuzma) recently snapped up one of Rivendell’s prototype Bleriot frames and sent it out to Bilenky Cycle Works for couplers and lower seatstay rack mounts. Rivendell sold a group of prototypes under the label Protovelo, and Ted came up with the Travelo nickname.
I won’t go on again about the benefits of 650b wheels, but the neat thing about Ted’s bike is the clear powdercoat. What we see is the grey steel, buffed and then painted with clear powdercoat. Note the natural lug outlines from the brazing. Well done, Ted! See more photos Here