Cyclocross and Gravelbiking (Recreational) This has to be the most physically intense sport ever invented. It's high speed bicycle racing on a short off road course or riding the off pavement rides on gravel like : "Unbround Gravel". We also have a dedicated Racing forum for the Cyclocross Hard Core Racers.

Ye olde Gravel Grinder

Old 05-10-15, 09:55 AM
Senior Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Norway
Posts: 1,408
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 12 Post(s)
Liked 14 Times in 6 Posts
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.
(pictures are from quite a while back)

plodderslusk is offline  
Old 05-11-15, 01:15 PM
Senior Member
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 969
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 113 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Great to see an older road bike get repurposed . The beauty of a gravel grinder is there is no one bike for all.
09box is offline  
Old 05-21-15, 05:43 PM
Senior Member
thehammerdog's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: NWNJ
Posts: 3,453

Bikes: Road bike is a Carbon Bianchi C2C & Grandis (1980's), Gary Fisher Mt Bike, Trek Tandem & Mongoose SS MTB circa 1992.

Mentioned: 9 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 570 Post(s)
Liked 235 Times in 161 Posts
Sweet. I use an old 80's steel beast. I would post photo but don't know how
thehammerdog is offline  
Old 05-21-15, 06:53 PM
Old. Slow. Happy.
MileHighMark's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Boulder County, CO
Posts: 1,797
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Nice one.
Every bike can be a gravel bike.
MileHighMark is offline  
Related Topics
Thread Starter
Last Post
General Cycling Discussion
07-21-21 06:57 PM
Cyclocross and Gravelbiking (Recreational)
11-11-17 06:15 PM
Cyclocross and Gravelbiking (Recreational)
03-17-17 12:25 PM
09-07-13 01:12 PM
Cyclocross and Gravelbiking (Recreational)
06-24-12 12:01 PM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.