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Recreational Cyclocross and Gravelbiking This has to be the most physically intense sport ever invented. It's high speed bicycle racing on a short off road course or riding the off pavement rides on gravel like :The Dirty Kanza". We also have a dedicated Racing forum for the Cyclocross Hard Core Racers.

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Old 08-23-14, 01:48 PM   #301
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Very nice ! What did it start out as ?
It was a custom built XC racing bicycle that came to me as a frame and fork with a crankset, custom built Moulden stem, and the flat bars.

I swapped out the stock bars for the drops, installed the new controls, and fitted the drive components and racing wheels.

It curbs out at 23 pounds nekkid with the lighter Schwalbe tyres.
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Old 08-24-14, 11:33 PM   #302
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That's a pretty feathery setup! Very cool!
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Old 08-29-14, 10:36 AM   #303
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Hi all,

I'm pretty new here, but wanted to share my commuter/grinder as well. It's a 1988 Trek 7.2fx workhorse, with a few extras that include a Brooks saddle with suspension post, RAM mount for my Garmin GPS, Richie adjustable stem (which gave me the fit I was looking for), a trailer hitch, and of course the bag mounts. It's an aluminum frame with a steel fork, which works pretty well on Missouri's Katy and MKT trails.



I'm not a big suspension fan overall, but it has made breaking in the Brooks just a little nicer on the bumpy terrain. The Pletscher dual kickstand is the latest addition, and I'm absolutely loving it. Any bike cabal members from G+ might recognize the proud zombie raccoon on the seat tube.

I'd love to upgrade the drivetrain and wheels, but unless I come across a used 7.5fx for a bargain I'll probably save those bucks for a nicer quality CX.

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Old 09-22-14, 08:31 AM   #304
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Here's a shot of my ground up custom built JBC while it's clean. It's not as high spec as it has been before but it still grinds gravel with the best of them and been doing a lot of that lately.

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Old 09-24-14, 05:56 AM   #305
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My gravel grinder, touring machine, commuter, shopping bike etc.



The seat pack is a little off due to my dog leash mount.
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Old 09-28-14, 06:54 AM   #306
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Searched the world over (Google search) for pics of the new Giant Anyroad with fenders and/or a rack. Found nothing and so here's mine:

(forgive me the plumber tape bracket until I can machine a permanent solution)


Ready for the crummy weather commuting ahead.

here it is naked, same pic I posted here months ago
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Old 10-05-14, 08:44 AM   #307
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Newly mounted Resist tires and Revelate frame bag , "Time to Grind"
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Old 10-05-14, 10:14 AM   #308
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My Buenos Aires is currently in gravel mode.

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Old 10-05-14, 10:39 AM   #309
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Old 10-05-14, 11:19 AM   #310
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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.
Yeah, this rules. How's it geared?
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Old 10-06-14, 01:49 PM   #311
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Here is mine though it wont see quite as much abuse sine I just built up an All-City Nature boy disc this weekend. This is my Salsa Cassenroll. A tried and true performer. I have beat this bike to death and it still comes back strong.

Here is the Nature Boy Almost ready for primetime.
The Nature Boy is as quick riding a bike as any I have ever touched. Light at 25 lbs with water bottle and pump. Love the disc brakes on the trail.


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Old 10-13-14, 03:03 AM   #312
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Here is my grinder-do it all bike.
I made a build there's about it too, but as I'm very happy with the first 200 miles, I thought I would put her in the 'show us yours' thread.

Changes since first build
Changed to a 127mm mtb bottom bracket for a better chain line.
Longer stem
Narrower bar after bending the bell lap, don't like it so looking for a more flaired bar.

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Old 10-13-14, 03:15 PM   #313
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I have a 91 Saratoga and it has 700x35's on it. Just an other option to consider..
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Old 10-18-14, 07:54 AM   #314
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Here is my grinder-do it all bike.
I made a build there's about it too, but as I'm very happy with the first 200 miles, I thought I would put her in the 'show us yours' thread.

Changes since first build
Changed to a 127mm mtb bottom bracket for a better chain line.
Longer stem
Narrower bar after bending the bell lap, don't like it so looking for a more flaired bar.

Are bamboo tubes slide over the alloy tubes on a Bontrager fork or have the alloy tubes been replaced?
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Old 10-18-14, 09:43 AM   #315
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Are bamboo tubes slide over the alloy tubes on a Bontrager fork or have the alloy tubes been replaced?
Yes it is just a bamboo sleeve on the fork, I was not prepared to risk a bamboo fork leg, James at the bamboo bicycle club has toyed with the idea and possibly built one, but I don't believe there is one in regular use!
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Old 10-21-14, 07:49 AM   #316
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1974 Bottecchia, powdercoated with Shimano parts I had lying around. 12-36 cassette and 50/34 cranks, climbs like a goat.
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Old 10-23-14, 03:25 PM   #317
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Lots of nice rides here! Here's mine. I use it for all seasons. Salsa Chili con Crosso, Campy 10 speed with TRP cantis.







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This was my dad's Bianchi Project 5, early 90s 700c mtb. I redid it with new powder coat and new parts. I love it.

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This was my dad's Bianchi Project 5, early 90s 700c mtb. I redid it with new powder coat and new parts. I love it.

"Project Jr." That is awesome.
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The bike was my dad's Bianchi Project 5, he passed away in 2009 so I restored the bike to a more usable version for myself and thus, the Bianchi Project Jr. (I'm the 3rd).

Thanks, glad you like it!
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Old 11-05-14, 11:16 PM   #321
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Muddy Sunday ride.

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Old 11-08-14, 06:25 AM   #323
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I like the black on black with just enough highlights to make it pop. Well done! My next bike, I think, will be jet black.
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Old 11-10-14, 09:46 AM   #324
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Old 11-23-14, 08:46 AM   #325
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just finished building this up. it's my "everything else" bike that goes where ever my road bike or mountain bike don't want to go.

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