Old 07-17-20, 03:04 PM
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sapporoguy
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Bikes: 2000 Santana Sovereign SE; 2005 Co-Motion Speedster; Kona Kilauea with various dorky commuter accouterments; Mercier Kilo TT fixie; Burley Fladbed trailer for groceries

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Originally Posted by Paul J View Post
If I was looking to build up a fire road bike I'd consider a Canondale MBT which would give you a great platform to create a great gravel bike. The Salsa Powderkeg would be a nice frame set to find and build up.
Thanks. Those look like good suggestions after a quick googling. I'll start watching Craigslist.
The Speedster is 2005, with front V-brakes and rear disc and V both. But we ride it on roads every day, so I'd rather not switch it over, and I'd also like higher clearance. You're right that buying a bike complete is likely cheaper. But I'm an obsessive modifier and would probably change over half the parts anyway! And I have boxes of parts I could use and keep costs down.
That said, if I found a good complete bike at a good price, I'd rather have complete.
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