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plodderslusk 05-10-15 09:55 AM

Ye olde Gravel Grinder
 
Bought this 1980 DBS with DA EX last winter. Put on some cheap wheels and a set of 28mm Kenda Kwik-Roller tires. I believe the tubing is Aelle R and the bike is a lot slower than my other roadbikes and and feels "sluggish" on tarmac.
However on hardpack gravel it is quite another bike. Had some great rides this weekend on hardpack fireroads and this was a very good bike for those conditions! Soaked up the smaller bumps and felt fast and cornered very well.
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b3...ps7b36231b.jpg (pictures are from quite a while back)
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b3...ps2f736f53.jpg
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b3...ps9c3c2fbe.jpg
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b3...ps03ce0989.jpg

09box 05-11-15 01:15 PM

Great to see an older road bike get repurposed :thumb:. The beauty of a gravel grinder is there is no one bike for all.

thehammerdog 05-21-15 05:43 PM

Sweet. I use an old 80's steel beast. I would post photo but don't know how

MileHighMark 05-21-15 06:53 PM

Nice one.
Every bike can be a gravel bike.


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