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    My "new" gravelgrinder.

    I was looking for a short toptube mtb to make into a dropbar monstercross and was offered a hardly used old Mongoose TST/Sandvik Ti-frame. Too long toptube for a Monstercross but the price was very good for Norway so I bought it and set it up initially with what I got lying around. Now I have changed some stuff and it is getting to be a good bike for gravel roads and easy singletrack. Set it up with 8 speed XT and a 1x1 Surly fork that fit the frame well.
    New stem, seat and bars today and I had a great 30 mile ride through the forests this afternoon.



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    You gonna eat that? Doohickie's Avatar
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    Looks like fun.
    I stop for people / whose right of way I honor / but not for no one.



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    Have bike, will travel Barrettscv's Avatar
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    The Surly fork is a nice upgrade over most alternatives. Ti should ride very well with no paint to scratch or corrosion concerns. A fully rigid MTB should be a great gravel grinder. Have fun.
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