Where's the Space Horse pic?
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Where's the Space Horse pic?
I'm remaking my '94 Litespeed Ocoee into a "gravel" bike.... with Albatross style bars. Will it qualify for this thread?
29er+ seems way overkill for gravel riding.
If it performs as advertised, it would be just great!
Wow, that Melton looks nice.
I rule it in-compliance.
I would get my old racing bike back on the road for such an event:
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7373/8860638455_3fbca6edf0_b.jpgTrek 970 by dgodave dgodavid, on Flickr
Let see a pic of the new baby!
No, its an '83 Trek 620.
Hmm. Seems like the kind of thing you can try out for now, and see how it works, without a huge $ commitment.
Also, for older mtbs like this, you can find all kinds of old stems for almost...
I found this. Its pretty involved, but it seems correct to me: https://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/page/?page_id=8365
But, it the bike feels good initially.... I'd go for it. Its only $40, and...
A few posts back, a guy said to go with (bolt-on) bar-ends. And I agree. The change over from flat bars to drop bars can be a bit complicated/expensive if youre inexperienced. And you can get...
On our Oregon to Maine trip, a short exchange that took place in NY state.
Man: so where'd you come from.
Us: we rode from Oregon.
Man: hmm. And where you going to?
Us: to Maine...
Could be just what you need. Rigid fork, or suspension?
For sure, see that its the right size for you.
My opinion: dont spend a dime on it.
There are still great deals out there on good quality used 90's mtbs that can be made into excellent durable touring bikes.
I switched to Soma Oxford bars and thumbshifters. No more down tube shifting!
https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5671/20807154396_95225a5745_b.jpg172 by dgodave dgodavid, on Flickr
I like that one with the reflectors. I think pedal-reflectors really work well.
My throat is sore from PNW fire smoke. Way down here in SW CO.
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...
One thing I dont like about Surly is the name. Who wants to promote being a jerk?
And the logo sucks too.
I ride a Krampus. When it came out, there was nothing like it. And I still think its amazing.
I will have to get one. Just for the name.
Also, AWOL comp can do belt drive.
No, I'm not a Specialized rep. I'll take my Krampus over any Spec. mtb.
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...
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.
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