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Old 03-23-16, 08:26 PM
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Rumor has it this Sunday is Easter, so maybe a ride is out.

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Either of my Riv's work well (faux vintage, but good enough).


The Hillborne is great for country roads,


but the 29'ers on a Hunqapillar will get you about anywhere.

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Originally Posted by fender1
Just swapped bars on this to the Ahearne/MAP allrounder's. Need to up date the pics.

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Whoa! Nice. Does that bad boy have a series of photos some place?
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Originally Posted by pcb

I had to go to Kelly's website to check out the specs. Nice bike. They fly under the radar.
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Originally Posted by TimmyT
Whoa! Nice. Does that bad boy have a series of photos some place?
Thanks! Here is a link:

Hunqapillar by B Campbell | Photobucket

and some photo's with the new bars installed:

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You like those Rivs, with good reason.

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this one can grind some gravel. It's getting ready for a longer offroad trip



and my other gravel grinder being pretty in front of the trash cans...

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Wow there are some incredible looking gravel bikes in here!
Mine is for sure utility over beauty.

Took a Univega ViaActiva hybrid- tossed on a set of Tektro levers, some SunTour barcons, a riser stem, different saddle and seatpost, and some Origin8 Gary OS Sweep bars.
Since this pic, I have swapped the riser stem for a threadless conversion stem so the neck is thicker and more uniform with spacers.

Clement XPLOR MSO 40mm tires were added this winter and are a fantastic addition.

It isnt a looker, but the geometry, spec's, and price all work for what am wanting to do. If it were a nice frame, I would be a lot more hesitant to ride it like I have.

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Yesterday I took this out for my first real trail ride of the year. I only wish I would have waited to find 46cm Soma Hwy bars instead of the 44's I settled for.

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Yesterday I took this out for my first real trail ride of the year. I only wish I would have waited to find 46cm Soma Hwy bars instead of the 44's I settled for.
Nice Bike, Kobe.
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Nice Bike, Kobe.
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Thanks for all the contributions.
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They are nicely designed frames that ride great. Kelly built for a number of years, stopped building when the aluminum/carbon tide washed over the market, then started building again when the steel renaissance flowered. His prices are pretty reasonable. I wouldn't call them "rare" on the used market, but you certainly don't see many.

So I'm a fan, but even though I'm tired of hearing myself sounding like a cranky old man, I do feel the need to mention that Chris took 9mos+ to build me a stock fork that he initially told me he could turn around in a few weeks. It was for a Kelly Bonestock road frame. If it hadn't taken many months to get the Bonestock fork, I also would've had him build one for this Knobby-X, but I didn't want to put myself in that position again. Maybe I was just unlucky, maybe his delivery times have improved, but his turnaround time for my fork was significantly longer than promised.

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I had to go to Kelly's website to check out the specs. Nice bike. They fly under the radar.
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Some very nice Hunqapillar's on this page so adding mine. It's one of my favorites to ride and such a versatile bike. Definitely a go to during the zombie apocalypse.


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My take on the Univega frame shown in post #508
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Originally Posted by Vonruden
Some very nice Hunqapillar's on this page so adding mine. It's one of my favorites to ride and such a versatile bike. Definitely a go to during the zombie apocalypse.

Versatile..
And beautiful .
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Versatile..
And beautiful .
Thanks, a pure joy to ride.
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Unconventional gravel grinder (Italian SLX frame running 4000s2 28's), but it really moves along nicely in the right conditions.

Enough gearing to spin up most big hills, and the middle ring works fine for the big rollers.

Some of the softer stuff and fast turns on downhills get a little tricky, but the fork is very raked out for an SLX based roadie, so you just have to enjoy the drifting with the knowledge that you'll probably come out the other side OK. I have a couple different bikes for when things get really soft. This is my new soft over hard conditions specialist.

Sure some of you've seen this one before, as I also rode this one at the Dairyland Dare, and Robbie had it really nice and he used about 5 different groups on it before sending it my way. It's on my keeper rack for now. Excuse all the limestone dust and crappy photo. If you want close-ups, come join us at the DD next year and I'll let you take it for a spin.
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Originally Posted by Chrome Molly
Unconventional gravel grinder (Italian SLX frame running 4000s2 28's), but it really moves along nicely in the right conditions.


Really cool, I take it you've had good results on gravel with those tires? I've been thinking about trying the 28mm GP4000s on my Guerciotti, but I wonder about how well they hold up on gravel.


Here I am grinding up a steep hill on my 650B Bianchi.


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Here's my Univega Activa Trail. It sat around for nearly a year, seldom ridden, until I put a riser stem and drops on it.
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Really cool, I take it you've had good results on gravel with those tires? I've been thinking about trying the 28mm GP4000s on my Guerciotti, but I wonder about how well they hold up
So far I have nothing but praise for the tires. 900 miles on them over broken chipseal roads and more recently on gravel without a flat. On pavement they hold speed and roll very well, and on gravel the sidewalls provide give at 62-70 psi with no snakebites or bulbing in corners. That said, they are slicks, so you need to be ok having the bike move around. Different than 40's for sure.

My 25c's on the road bike have over 3k miles on them and no flats either.
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Originally Posted by Chrome Molly
So far I have nothing but praise for the tires. 900 miles on them over broken chipseal roads and more recently on gravel without a flat. On pavement they hold speed and roll very well, and on gravel the sidewalls provide give at 62-70 psi with no snakebites or bulbing in corners. That said, they are slicks, so you need to be ok having the bike move around. Different than 40's for sure.

My 25c's on the road bike have over 3k miles on them and no flats either.


Good to hear, thanks! Yeah I am using the 25mm version and they are fantastic on pavement. But even though they measure out to 27.5mm on my A23 rims, I'd like to try to squeeze the 28mm version in for gravel.
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1982 Trek 613

Threw this together - 700c convert with 37c tour rides RSX triple drivetrain. It will probably not stay like this...

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Bought as a frame and fork. Converted it to 700c and put some 35c knobbies on it. The gravel around me is all flat so the single speed works. Might put center pulls because the side pull's performance is weak.

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This 1971 PX10 is updated with a few features for gravel roads and would make a good L'Eroica bike. The Stronglight 93 crankset includes a 46t outer ring, a 42t middle ring with attachment points for a 74 bcd 30t granny gear.

The Red Clover triplitizer with the 46, 42 and 30 chainrings covers the 10 to 25 mph range with tight, half-step gear spacing. A six speed Suntour 13-30 freewheel is installed. I can hold almost 30 mph on a 46 chainring chainring with a 13 cog on the freewheel. I won't be walking too many hills with that 30t granny gear, either.

A Simplex SX410 long cage rear derailleur and a NOS Suntour front derailleur were installed. A Dura Ace set of shifters were added along with a very nice Huret cable guide.

The clincher wheelset is installed. These have Normandy Luxe Competition 36 hole high-flange hubs. The rims are Pacenti PL 23. The Tires are 700 x 32 Compass Stampede Pass. It 's very smooth ride.









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It would almost be a shame to get it dirty. Another well thought out ride.
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