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Old 05-09-21, 08:52 PM
Happy Feet
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Another 26" mtb - touring conversion

Over the winter I've been working on this build on and off along with a number of other distractions.
Most of the base work was done when I turned the bike into a gravel grinder in this thread: 26" Frankenbike gravel build... just because I could.

Basically, a 1992 KHS Montana Comp that looked like this when I got it:

The frame is now gun blued and clear coated. The large chainring was ground down and made into a bash guard.

I had some parts, and picked up an Old Man Mountain front rack, Wald basket and Blackburn rear rack to complete the build.
It's not a "fast" tourer but it's bomb proof. I consider it my "tip of the hat" to the Rivendell motif.

2x7 with 42/22 and an 11-36 cassette. Suntour friction shifters from the 80's and Deore LX groupset. Simple and reliable. Schwalbe Marathon 26x1.75 and Brooks B67 with matching leather bar tape.

I have my eyes open for a set of four old school panniers to go with the vibe.

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