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    post your 26 gravel grinder conversions

    Frankenbikes, gravel mutts, all rounders,,,iwant to see them with 26 wheels

    [edit]: I am looking for examples of 26inch mountain bikes that were converted for use for longer gravel grinder type events, not your daily city commuter with slicks that can go over some dirt.
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    I guess I need new pics of the grey goose. It has gotten a double up front since this shot.
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    I'm pretty sure a gravel grinder with 26" wheels is called a mountain bike.

    I'm new to all this bicycle stuff, though, so could be wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Six jours View Post
    I'm pretty sure a gravel grinder with 26" wheels is called a mountain bike.

    I'm new to all this bicycle stuff, though, so could be wrong.
    Mountain bikes don't feature drop bars and almost every mountain bike sold today has suspension. A 26 gravel grinder conversions is fully rigid frame-set and has been converted to drop bars. As to you being "new to all this bicycle stuff", take this test: http://www.bbcamerica.com/anglopheni...uiz-sarcastic/
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    Quote Originally Posted by Six jours View Post
    I'm pretty sure a gravel grinder with 26" wheels is called a mountain bike.

    I'm new to all this bicycle stuff, though, so could be wrong.
    Hence the words COnVERSION gravel mutt and frankenbike

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    nothing , we dont do gravel grinding clubby rides around here , up river Van Wa, PDX, etc.
    Valley floor is flatter .. a lot more people,too ..

    drop bars are in storage mode , trekking bar bikes are the new rave , here (my house).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barrettscv View Post
    Mountain bikes don't feature drop bars and almost every mountain bike sold today has suspension. A 26 gravel grinder conversions is fully rigid frame-set and has been converted to drop bars. As to you being "new to all this bicycle stuff", take this test: Personality Quiz: How Sarcastic Are You? | Anglophenia | BBC America


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    So this thread is basically "Post your Commuter, Touring, and any 26er mountain bike"?

    Or "Post your any bike with 26" wheels"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by linus View Post

    Those are 29ers wheels & tires with Woodchipper handlebars, not road bike drop-bars.

    46mm wide;



    42mm wide;

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    Quote Originally Posted by linus View Post
    So this thread is basically "Post your Commuter, Touring, and any 26er mountain bike"?

    Or "Post your any bike with 26" wheels"?
    NO. I am looking for examples 26" of mountain bikes that were converted for use for longer gravel grinder type events. I don't have a specific gravel grinder bike, and will be using my old MTB hardtail. I want to see how other people have set them up for such events.

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    Here is Sasquatch, the 1990 (I think) Giant Rincon I converted in 2005 for gravel road riding. I don't have it anymore, though several of its parts are still in service on various bikes.

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    Look at the Jones H-Bar. Most drop-bar conversions of mountain bikes are lame.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flargle View Post
    Look at the Jones H-Bar. Most drop-bar conversions of mountain bikes are lame.
    Very helpful. Thanks. Already love my midges and I am not going to but a bar on a bike that costs more than the frame is worth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flargle View Post
    Look at the Jones H-Bar. Most drop-bar conversions of mountain bikes are lame.
    Why lame?

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