Old 01-09-19, 11:53 AM
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I'd get a 54 cm bike and keep looking. There is no doubt that an older road bike with center pull brakes can make a terrific gravel bike particularly if changing out 27 inch to 700c tires. Also cheap (and very good for gravel ridings) is an vintage MTB if you're good with flat handlebars. That will give you a very cushy ride with a quality 26 x 1.75 or wider tire.
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