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    When I started MTBing a loooong time ago, I was...

    When I started MTBing a loooong time ago, I was pretty awkward on downhills and technical stuff. But the opportunity to explore kept me going. Gravel & all-road riding opens up those opportunities...
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    One thing I dont like about Surly is the name. ...

    One thing I dont like about Surly is the name. Who wants to promote being a jerk?

    And the logo sucks too.
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    I ride a Krampus. When it came out, there was...

    I ride a Krampus. When it came out, there was nothing like it. And I still think its amazing.
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    I will have to get one. Just for the name.

    I will have to get one. Just for the name.
  5. Also, AWOL comp can do belt drive. No, I'm not...

    Also, AWOL comp can do belt drive.

    No, I'm not a Specialized rep. I'll take my Krampus over any Spec. mtb.
  6. 3" tires. That rules out most bikes. I have a...

    3" tires.

    That rules out most bikes. I have a Krampus and I love it for singletrack riding. But I cant imagine using it for mostly road/gravel rides, even with different wheels.

    I really like...
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    Thanks. Its an '83 Trek 620. An excellent...

    Thanks. Its an '83 Trek 620. An excellent gravel road bike, as the conversion from 27" to 700c wheels has left lots of room for tires/fenders.
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    Nice day for a gravel ride.

    West of Durango, CO. 70 miles. Appx 2/3 gravel, 1/3 pavement.

    https://c4.staticflickr.com/8/7708/17356219890_110b8aca2a_b.jpgIMG_1858 by dgodave dgodavid, on Flickr
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  9. Thread: i have a dream

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    If it was France or Ireland, I could tell you. ...

    If it was France or Ireland, I could tell you. Ive bought highly detailed regional road maps in those countries. The Michelin maps in France were perfect.
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    Thats too much to ask of me.

    Thats too much to ask of me.
  11. Which version of AWOL do you have?

    Which version of AWOL do you have?
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    As classic as vintage can get. (btw, the first...

    As classic as vintage can get.

    (btw, the first mtb I ever rode was a Ritchey, on test ride from Gary Fisher's little shop in San Anselmo).
  13. I just test rode a Specialized AWOL, and had an...

    I just test rode a Specialized AWOL, and had an excellent first impression. At least look into it.
  14. Thread: Roubaix

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    Only race I ever won was the 1986 Tahoe Roubaix,...

    Only race I ever won was the 1986 Tahoe Roubaix, juniors category. But that was an mtb race.
  15. Thank you. It amazing what you can get for fifty...

    Thank you. It amazing what you can get for fifty bucks at a garage sale. I bought the big blue badge bike version, but traded it straight across, with another bike forums member, for this one in my...
  16. I have reflectors on my town bikes and touring...

    I have reflectors on my town bikes and touring bike. Seems silly to chuck them. As a driver I know they work.
  17. I did this. Had to quit 8 days into a three week...

    I did this. Had to quit 8 days into a three week NM-CO tour. Knees.

    Previously I almost had to quit our big trans-continental, from achilles tendonitis.... but thankfully pulled through.

    Both...
  18. I posted this elsewhere. But I guess it belongs...

    I posted this elsewhere. But I guess it belongs in this thread. '83 Trek 620.

    Mostly ridden on gravel county roads in SW Colorado.
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  19. I would love to have my old early '80s Bob...

    I would love to have my old early '80s Bob Jackson back.....:cry:
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    Why is it called "Rivendell". Is Sam Hillborne a...

    Why is it called "Rivendell". Is Sam Hillborne a hobbit?
  21. We had planned to go through Boise ID, but en...

    We had planned to go through Boise ID, but en route we discovered we could skip a lot of urban/suburban miles by taking 35 miles of dirt road through the mountains. Was lovely and well worth it. ...
  22. For long long days on the bike, I'd want a more...

    For long long days on the bike, I'd want a more easy going geometry plus fatter-softer tires than an 80s racing bike will provide. Especially if you find yourself on gravel/rough roads, which could...
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    I'm thinking of a similar purchasing decision. ...

    I'm thinking of a similar purchasing decision. Both Space Horse and Tamland look like great bikes.
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    Here's mine: ...

    Here's mine:

    https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8542/8614584880_7a79928b3f_c.jpg

    1983 Trek 620
    700c wheel conversion
    moustache bars
    Everything else is pretty much stock.

    Plans for it include
  25. Hi Tom. Miss you around here. Come back soon.

    Hi Tom. Miss you around here. Come back soon.
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