Trying to outrun the coming storm!
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.
love the thread, there are some real beautiful and classic bikes.
My 2007 Specialized Tricross Comp on the Illinois Prairie Path (far west suburbs of Chicago). This was from today.
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,
Isn't the Anyroad a hybrid fitted with drops?
2003 Stevenson Custom Cycles Sportive
1978 Trek TX700
1990 Trek 750
All are frame/frame set builds.
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
I just changed my fork for a full carbon disc fork (460g). So moving the bar is much more lighter and sensitive.
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
Last edited by chistole; 05-30-14 at 01:54 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.
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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.
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.
And I just finished a drop bar conversion on my '88 Schwinn KOM-10.
I'm really falling in love with the KOM; I rode 50 miles (about 60% gravel) on it yesterday!
Ridiculous as a gravel grinder. The monster front tire makes current fat bikes look like midgets!
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.
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.
I'm a big fan of the Continental Gator Hardshell.
It's none of my business what other people think of me.
My custom build with di2 enve cockpit, and i9 wheel set. Couldn't be happier with this bike!
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.