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Old 02-14-12, 08:33 PM
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Now that we've seen more than a handful of dirt road warriors, who's up for Cino Heroica this year in Montana?

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Originally Posted by cuda2k View Post
Now that we've seen more than a handful of dirt road warriors, who's up for this year in Montana?
Not this year.

I am signed up for the Almonzo 100, a gravel road race in southern Minnesota.

In fact, I have mapped out the AGRS series and approved events on the family calendar.

I know quite a few friends locally and current forum members are participating.

https://www.almanzo.com/

Next year though, I will be there, as it looks like a fantastic event, a real up and comer.

Beautiful country, fun loving co-riders, and plenty of good food sounds fantastic.

Yeah, it looks super fun all right.
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I don't have much gravel around here to grind, but if I did I would be riding this:
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That is sweet! Nicely appointed ALAN.
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Old 02-14-12, 10:49 PM
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Originally Posted by tashi View Post
When I grind gravel I generally use one of these:



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both of which currently have fenders, and the Bianchi has a Brooks, knackered faux-leather bar-tape, Noodles, and 28c GB's.

Or this guy, which gets ridden exactly as pictured:




edit: Whoops, the Cross-Check isn't C or V. Oh well, try and enjoy it anyhow.
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Old 02-14-12, 11:03 PM
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Technically it's brand new, but it's a copy of a 1935 TdF bike, so hopefully that counts. Long handmade dropouts to handle a flip-flop hub with a big difference in gears - 24 tooth freewheel on one side and a 15-18-21 three speed on the other. Dugast 32 mm cyclocross tubulars that actually roll spectacularly well on the road and are perfect for the fire roads in our local mountains too.

And FWIW, I understand the thread perfectly. Most roadies of my acquaintance - even C&V roadies - apparently believe that dual suspension MTBs are necessary any time the pavement ends.
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Originally Posted by cuda2k View Post
Now that we've seen more than a handful of dirt road warriors, who's up for https://www.cinorider.com/ this year in Montana?
It is in my plans again this year!
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Old 02-15-12, 08:04 AM
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Interesting build, Six jours!
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Originally Posted by cuda2k View Post
Now that we've seen more than a handful of dirt road warriors, who's up for Cino Heroica this year in Montana?
That looks pretty awesome. I know there a lot of folks on this board in the north-east region (PA/NY/New England), maybe we should arrange a L'Eroica-style vintage ride up here.
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Originally Posted by mainstreetexile View Post
That looks pretty awesome. I know there a lot of folks on this board in the north-east region (PA/NY/New England), maybe we should arrange a L'Eroica-style vintage ride up here.
https://www.franklinlandtrust.org/randonnee.html
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Originally Posted by Six jours View Post


Technically it's brand new, but it's a copy of a 1935 TdF bike, so hopefully that counts. Long handmade dropouts to handle a flip-flop hub with a big difference in gears - 24 tooth freewheel on one side and a 15-18-21 three speed on the other. Dugast 32 mm cyclocross tubulars that actually roll spectacularly well on the road and are perfect for the fire roads in our local mountains too.

And FWIW, I understand the thread perfectly. Most roadies of my acquaintance - even C&V roadies - apparently believe that dual suspension MTBs are necessary any time the pavement ends.
Can you tell me more about the frame? Did you build it? What materials/lugs? What's the geometry? I've been thinking of doing something similar by taking the NOS Nervex lugset I bought and finding a 531 tubeset and creating a copy of a classic PX10.
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switch to flatbars, cx knobbies (white) and deore pedals, lowered the gear down to 42/17 for the winter, but that's my trusty old raleigh usa / technium right there.
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Old 02-15-12, 03:23 PM
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Originally Posted by Six jours View Post


Technically it's brand new, but it's a copy of a 1935 TdF bike, so hopefully that counts. Long handmade dropouts to handle a flip-flop hub with a big difference in gears - 24 tooth freewheel on one side and a 15-18-21 three speed on the other. Dugast 32 mm cyclocross tubulars that actually roll spectacularly well on the road and are perfect for the fire roads in our local mountains too.

And FWIW, I understand the thread perfectly. Most roadies of my acquaintance - even C&V roadies - apparently believe that dual suspension MTBs are necessary any time the pavement ends.
Yes, I also want to hear more about this bike. How did you set up 3 speeds on the wheel?
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Originally Posted by Grand Bois View Post
My daughter rides dirt roads on this '74 PA10 with PX10 parts. I geared it down with 48X40 chain rings and a 14X28 freewheel. The tires are 28mm cyclocross tubulars. She insisted that I add the interrupter levers.

This is exactly what I've been thinking about doing to my UE-8--mounting cyclocross tubulars, that is. I've got a set of wheels Normandy Luxe Competition HF hubs and Mavic Monthlery rims that I think would be a great fit. Can cyclocross tubs be mounted on a standard road tubular rim, or do cyclocross tubulars require a wider rim? And what model tires did you use? (They look a bit like the Dugast tubulars mentioned by Six Jours, above. Is that right?)
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Originally Posted by mudboy View Post
Can you tell me more about the frame? Did you build it? What materials/lugs? What's the geometry? I've been thinking of doing something similar by taking the NOS Nervex lugset I bought and finding a 531 tubeset and creating a copy of a classic PX10.
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Yes, I also want to hear more about this bike. How did you set up 3 speeds on the wheel?
I built the frame with NOVA 9/6/9 standard diameter tubing and Long Shen "Cinelli" lugs. The fork blades and crown are the Grand Bois Imperial oval stuff sold through Compass Bicycles - I assume they were made by Kaisei. Geometry is 72 parallel with long chainstays - 46 to 51 cm. The rear dropouts were cut from 4130 plate. Front dropouts were I-don't-know-what that've been banging around my shop for a few years.

I'm honestly not sure about fork rake. It was initially set at 70 mm for use on a 650b randonneur, but I hated the way the narrow blades flexed. So I "unraked" them by a couple of cm. more-or-less, and they seem to work fine in their new application.

The three speed freewheel (and the single 24, for that matter) are (very) old stock items, found on Ebay years ago.
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And you're going to need to post more pics of that third bike. Looks like a CCM with uber-cool chain guard.
The Jeunet on the "Daily Gravel Grind" today:

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Grand Bois, you have an admirable and lucky daughter. How old is she? I'd love it if my daughters rode more.
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Toytech knows this one.

If things go right, this one will be going to Cino.


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I put 32mm tires on my Mclean for a while - after the repaint I now run 28s, it rides fine on the occasional path ride through umstead park.
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Here's my recently completed Miyata Triplecross build. I intend to use it for commuting but I bet it could handle some gravel.


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^^^That's a nice clean build.
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38mm Contis, lots of gear range = Minnesota gravel road nice. The Mrs. has a similarly equipped Nishiki mixte. The bag holds layered clothes and picknick fixings.

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Here's my recently completed Miyata Triplecross build. I intend to use it for commuting but I bet it could handle some gravel.


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Nice job! I remember the mention when you got it, on the other Crosscut build-up thread.
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Thanks! That thread provided lots of inspiration for my build. I just need to choose a rear rack (probably a black one) and fix the rear brake cable housing situation.
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There certainly are some nice bikes on this thread.
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