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Old 09-12-12, 03:14 PM
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The main duty of this is going to be a local fire road...

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^That's a beauty!
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^That's a beauty!
+1 I love that bicycle.

Absolutely perfect.

With that said, she would look great with a solid coating of road grime, silt and mud.
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Those drop outs ... wowza
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Old 09-12-12, 03:56 PM
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I'm so glad this thread is going again. It is one of my favorites. My thanks to whoever started it.

In the interim, I built my 1991 RB-T in gravel grinder mode.



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I agree this was always one of my favorite threads. I guess because I ride a lot of gravel.Are those Mavic Open pro wheels on the RB-t?
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Aah, what the heck.

I just rode my Casati Gold Line S 82 miles two weekend ago.

Half gravel, half black top.

Lotsa' fun.





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Originally Posted by KOBE
I agree this was always one of my favorite threads. I guess because I ride a lot of gravel.Are those Mavic Open pro wheels on the RB-t?
Mavic 319's -- a little beefier for the 39mm tires.
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Originally Posted by KonAaron Snake
The main duty of this is going to be a local fire road...

North Broad Street??
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Kensington ave!

Forbidden drive should be perfect...take it into west Chester.
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My old Super Sport does pretty good on the fire roads around here, I probably ride it 80 percent road, 20 percent gravel.
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Does this count as C&V? It's my new gravel bike...

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Originally Posted by gomango
Aah, what the heck.

I just rode my Casati Gold Line S 82 miles two weekend ago.

Half gravel, half black top.

Lotsa' fun.





Love that Casati! The thing I really like are the bags - which is the front bag? Is it secured anywhere but the bars?
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Originally Posted by KonAaron Snake
Love that Casati! The thing I really like are the bags - which is the front bag? Is it secured anywhere but the bars?
Thanks.

An Acorn small handlebar bag.

No need to secure elsewhere.

Back is an Acorn tool roll.

I use them on three different bicycles.

Don't have to transfer tools, wind jackets, clip on lights, inner tubes etc.
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Our ride yesterday in the misty rain took us into south central Minnesota.

...and onto some of the most beautiful gravel routes I have seen in Minnesota.

Rolling hills, nice vistas, farm after farm, and the obligatory scary farm dog or two.

All of us had converted mtbs, modded Treks or Surlys.

We were talking about new road frames with some off road capabilities for wide tires and fenders.

This one from Velo Orange popped into our conversation, the Campeur.

Does anyone have experience with this frameset yet?

Fairly inexpensive at $500.




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Devours gravel and bad roads...


Moulden XC
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I guess my Fothergill would count.



I've never hesitated to ride any of my bikes on unpaved or badly paved roads, but I've intentionally fitted this one with the fattest tires I could get. Lately I've been exploring the sand-and-gravel roads through the NJ pinelands, for which you need really fat tires.
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The Fothergill is a really beautiful bicycle... can see how the road usually not taken would be a pleasant ride.
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The Fothergill would be much improved with a ti or CF frame and lower weight, low spoke count wheels
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Originally Posted by otg
My old Super Sport does pretty good on the fire roads around here, I probably ride it 80 percent road, 20 percent gravel.
Every time I am in the states I keep an eye out for the Super Sport... yours is set up as I would imagine my own would and hopefully will be.
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Does not mind gravel at all... or rocks.

When I was in Bellingham we used the trail system a good deal and a portion of my looooong commute has almost 4 miles of gravel road to ride through.

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Originally Posted by Sixty Fiver
Devours gravel and bad roads...


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That's badass.
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Originally Posted by noglider
That's badass.
I have been hearing that since the new powder went on and I wanted the bike to look as badass as it is... if you put Chuck Norris in a pastel blue suit he would still be bad ass but you have to dress the part too.

At just a hair over 23 pounds it is only a few pounds heavier than my steel Cooper and Proctor road bikes and I could and will lighten it up a little more when I put the folding version of the Hurricanes on (-150 grams) and trim the seatpost back.

With fall upon us the trails are waiting... it has been very dry and the leaves are falling and rolling those 2.0 Schwalbes tyres over the trails is a very pleasant and secure feeling as there are roots, rocks, and holes waiting for unwary riders. The Moulden is great for this as well as urban assaults and has been one of my favourite and most ridden bikes over the past year that I have had it.
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Here is my gravel/dirt bike. It started life as a '77 Gitane, I picked up the frame/fork on craigslist and built it mostly with parts I had lying around. It fits 37mm Pasela's with no problem.

The original paint was fairly rough and I am cheap so I had my kids paint it. It definitely gets more comments than any of my other bikes.








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Old 10-19-12, 11:31 AM
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65er, do you have a page devoted to a full description of the bike? I'm impressed.

vettracer, I love that paint job. I might just do something like that.
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