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chriskmurray 05-25-14 05:11 PM

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Trying to outrun the coming storm!

TinkerinWstuff 05-25-14 06:32 PM

2014 Giant Anyroad all stock at this point. 200 miles on so far mostly as urban commuter and only about 10 miles of gravel as of yet. Very pleased with it.

http://i884.photobucket.com/albums/a...ps3yzwlo3v.jpg

chriskmurray 05-25-14 07:32 PM

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Originally Posted by TinkerinWstuff (Post 16791055)
2014 Giant Anyroad all stock at this point. 200 miles on so far mostly as urban commuter and only about 10 miles of gravel as of yet. Very pleased with it.

I am really happy to see more manufacturers building bikes like this. They make a lot more sense than most of what people get tricked into buying simply because they see it winning races.

Sweet bike!

TinkerinWstuff 05-25-14 08:11 PM

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Originally Posted by chriskmurray (Post 16791192)
I am really happy to see more manufacturers building bikes like this. They make a lot more sense than most of what people get tricked into buying simply because they see it winning races.

Sweet bike!

Thanks. I tried the racier bikes and found they were not comfortable maintaining speed with a 3yr old toddler on a strider bike to the park. This geometry really seemed the best all-rounder and still able to do 18miles/day commuting. Glad I did my diligence shopping.

love the thread, there are some real beautiful and classic bikes.

Ray Dockrey 05-25-14 08:20 PM

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Originally Posted by TinkerinWstuff (Post 16791055)
2014 Giant Anyroad all stock at this point. 200 miles on so far mostly as urban commuter and only about 10 miles of gravel as of yet. Very pleased with it.

http://i884.photobucket.com/albums/a...ps3yzwlo3v.jpg

I got about 600 miles on my Anyroad 2. I got the 2 because I wanted the triple. I love mine.

Richard8655 05-25-14 08:28 PM

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My 2007 Specialized Tricross Comp on the Illinois Prairie Path (far west suburbs of Chicago). This was from today.

DackRider 05-26-14 06:43 AM

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Originally Posted by Ray Dockrey (Post 16791337)
I got about 600 miles on my Anyroad 2. I got the 2 because I wanted the triple. I love mine.

I just bought a bike. In my search the Anyroad series kept popping up. If I hadn't gotten a good deal on the leftover I bought, I might have snagged one. It just looks like a great do everything bike.

As soon as I figure out my next purchase, a rack, or handle bar bag, or some other sort of luggage, I
will post up a picture of mine in some dirty location.

I have been slowly sifting through this thread, you folks have some pretty bicycles!

Thanks for the inspiration,
Dack,

kaliayev 05-29-14 07:48 AM

Isn't the Anyroad a hybrid fitted with drops?

AlTheKiller 05-29-14 01:26 PM

It's pretty much the same geometry as the giant cypress, their comfort hybrid, with drops and swoopy tubing...

Then again, that seems to be the sort of fit many "gravel grinding" types are going for these days. Seems comfy at least

chistole 05-30-14 01:46 AM

I just changed my fork for a full carbon disc fork (460g). So moving the bar is much more lighter and sensitive.
https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5477/...2541dc95_z.jpg

This is a titanium cyclocross disc frame that I bought for an indecent price when I was on holiday in Ta´wan one year ago. I had the opportunity to visit a small factory that was producing only titanium frames, and got back home with two frames like this in my case. The other one is mounted as a randonneur with mudguards and carradice saddle bag.

Bike check :
titanium disc frame
Picasa (Trigon generic) full carbon fork
Chris King black headset
Shimano 105 groupset, 50-34 crank, 12-27 cassette
Avid BB7 brakeset
Superstar components custom wheels (Superstar disc hubs, Sapim Strong spokes, Pacenti CL25 29er rims)
Schwalbe Sammy Slick 700X35 tires
titanium straight seatpost
Pro Lt stem
Pro Lt compact handlebar
King Cage Iris bottle cages
Klean Kanteen Reflect chrome bottles

the bike during yesterday's ride, sexy flower modjo in Picardie
https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2938/...6efd3a71_z.jpg

yote223 05-30-14 02:29 AM

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Here's my "Stealth Fighter". 1x10 40T w/11-36. All Deore XT drivetrain. It is proving to be very a versatile ride.

http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=383995

Noonievut 05-30-14 04:28 AM

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I have two bikes I use on gravel, this one is steel with a long wheel base, and as such is quite comfortable. I bought this as a single speed, but built it up myself as a geared bike meant for touring, gravel, paved. It has hand built wheels, DA down tube shifters (lol - I'm under 40--just--but I love down tube shifters! Flawless), and a mix of Shimano parts.

http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=384012

Tim_Iowa 05-30-14 10:32 AM

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I have two bikes I ride on gravel, both high end steel. (I'm not counting my trail bike, a head-shock Cannondale that is fine on gravel but not very fast or fun).

I have a '97 Rivendell Road, made more gravel friendly with 650 x 38 tires.
http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=384084
And I just finished a drop bar conversion on my '88 Schwinn KOM-10.
http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=384085
I'm really falling in love with the KOM; I rode 50 miles (about 60% gravel) on it yesterday!

NormanF 05-30-14 12:01 PM

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Ridiculous as a gravel grinder. The monster front tire makes current fat bikes look like midgets! :roflmao2:

Noonievut 06-01-14 04:05 AM

I like the styling of the Rivendell.

I find lately I'm so uninterested in the typical carbon bikes put out by so many companies, and so much more interested in finding an older steel bike to stare at. I have four bikes right now, two are steel and the other two aluminum...I just can't see myself buying a carbon go-really-fast bike anytime soon.

redcon1 06-02-14 12:59 PM

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Here is my $500 Gravel Grinder. Purchased to run the GAP/C&O Canal Towpath. Have put 3.5K miles on this so far since purchase, most on gravel or dirt.
2009 Focus Arriba cheapo AL hybrid with Shimano 8-speed drivetrain. Easton Carbon bar, Ritchey barends, and my favorite WTB seat are about the only mods I have made.
Also have a bell mounted for Rail-Trail and MUP duty, haha.

http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=384672

Shifty 06-05-14 10:45 AM

Gravel bike number one, 1984 Specialized Expedition
http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d1...mmer/2Eped.jpg

Gravel grinder 2, Salsa Mamasita
http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d1...mmer/Mama1.jpg

Saddle Up 06-13-14 08:17 AM

Rode on some of this...
https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3865/...50b7e3ff_c.jpg
Country Roads
by SaddleUpBike, on Flickr

...to get to this...
https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5588/...7d7e1cf0_c.jpg
Country Roads
by SaddleUpBike, on Flickr

...on this
https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2922/...314ea61e_c.jpg
Country Roads
by SaddleUpBike, on Flickr

noglider 06-13-14 09:15 AM

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Originally Posted by Shifty (Post 16823954)
Gravel bike number one, 1984 Specialized Expedition
http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d1...mmer/2Eped.jpg

I love this. What tires?

Shifty 06-13-14 10:38 PM

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Originally Posted by noglider (Post 16847879)
I love this. What tires?

They are WTB All Terrain 32/ 700c. They work well here since the back roads stay wet so much of the time. I bought the bike new, we've had some adventures together over the years.
http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d1...mer/3Exped.jpg

otg 06-14-14 08:36 AM

My possible starting point, really like the bikes on this thread.
http://i482.photobucket.com/albums/r...y/DSCN0783.jpg
Just need to find the right tires in 27", any suggestions?

Saddle Up 06-14-14 11:38 AM

I'm a big fan of the Continental Gator Hardshell.

PBR ME 06-15-14 09:41 PM

Specialized Crux Pro
 
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My custom build with di2 enve cockpit, and i9 wheel set. Couldn't be happier with this bike!

Tim_Iowa 06-16-14 12:24 PM

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Originally Posted by otg (Post 16850447)
My possible starting point, really like the bikes on this thread.
Just need to find the right tires in 27", any suggestions?

You could use the 27 x 1.25 Pasela, or...

the 27 x 1.25 Pasela. Honestly, I don't know of any other quality tires in 27". Paselas, especially the PT/TG ones with puncture protection, would be just fine for gravel.

You may be able to change that bike over to 700c tires, if you could lower the brake pads in their tracks by 4mm each (that's the difference between 27" (630 mm) and 700c (622 mm). With 700c wheels, you'd have a huge tire selection and more tire clearance.

But Paselas would get you going for now.

otg 06-16-14 03:09 PM

Thanks for the reply, I'll look into the Paselas. I really don't want to change to 700c on that bike, it's got a nice 40 spoke rear wheel and a matching 36 spoke front. I took it out today, here's a shot from my snack stop.
http://i482.photobucket.com/albums/r...y/DSCN0885.jpg


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