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What did you just buy for your gravel bike?

Old 09-13-19, 01:20 PM
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Two sets of Fidlock bottles with their respective magnetic holders. It's awesome! Bottles are super easy to take off the bike and they easily snap back into place without much effort and they won't come off unless you want them to! Amazing tech and coming out of germany as well!

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Old 09-17-19, 01:46 PM
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Originally Posted by mstateglfr View Post
So when can we expect to see this color matched bike?


It's not in my hands yet, but theoretically there's a 50cm Ultra Violet Road+ frameset in that box.
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Old 09-17-19, 02:11 PM
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Originally Posted by HTupolev View Post

It's not in my hands yet, but theoretically there's a 50cm Ultra Violet Road+ frameset in that box.
Oh thats fantastic! Really cool color and a great brand.
My Black Mountain Monstercross frame is hanging on hooks right now waiting to have my old touring frame components added to it this weekend. Cant see ever getting ride of it.

And had the MCD frame come in your frame's color, I just may have purchased it a month ago.

The Road+ has such versatility- 3 bottle mounts, anything cage mounts, rack and fender mounts, rando rack or low ride rack front mounts, and maybe more!

Enjoy
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Old 09-17-19, 08:55 PM
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Gravelking sk's 700x35 brown wall.

Amazing shipping from chain reaction. Ordered saturday evening- on my doorstep tuesday 1:30pm. 40% less than priced at a LBS 60km's away. I try to support local but...
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Old 09-17-19, 10:00 PM
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Yep, it was definitely a frameset in that box!

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Flat bar setup/grips/trigger shifter

I broke my Dura-Ace bar end shifter yesterday; instead of replacing it for $80+, or buying integrated shift levers for $150-200 I opted to spend $50 and order grips and a trigger shifter and go flat bar.

I am considering switching over to the Jones H Bar so I figure this would be an easy transition if I had the correct shifter, also cheaper than replacing my shifter with a replacement one or going with brifters.

I had a MTB bar lying around so it was just a matter of ordering the shifter, grips and some shims for my stem (25.4 bar clamp, 31.8 stem)
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air is getting colder soon. So I picked up some full finger gloves. They will also double with bar mits for below freezing temperatures

https://www.amazon.com/Pryme-Good-Gl...ct_top?ie=UTF8

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Anyone on here using bar mitts for cold weather riding? I'd like to know your experience
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Old 10-03-19, 04:53 PM
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I purchased a nice titanium watch to go with the frame......
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Anyone on here using bar mitts for cold weather riding? I'd like to know your experience
Do it!!!!!!

I have both drop bar and for flat bar. best thing ever, my toes are jealous and the weak link in cold weather now.

I can pretty much ride down to teens with a Light weight Fox full finger summer mtb glove with the bar mitts.
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i just put new pedals, chain, tires, and cassette on my Salsa. Pedals purchased today but cassette and tires I had waiting for the upgrade. I also put a chain on to match them up nicely.
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I ordered a second wheelset from prowheelbulider:



H+Son Hydra rims laced to DT Swiss 350 hubs. 32h rear, 28h front. Should be a long-lasting wheelset for this clydesdale.

These will be my road wheelset for my 700x32 Schwalbe Marathon Supremes. I use my gravel bike as my everyday steed during the non-winter months and it was getting to be a major PITA swapping tires every other week depending on what I wanted to ride. Plus, now I can start looking into setting up my gravel wheelset as tubeless.
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Got a Revelate Designs Mag-Tank to replace a smaller top tube bag. The old one couldn’t fit my new iPhone — darn phones are getting so big these days! The new bag is certainly much roomier and the magnetic clasp is really easy to open and close.
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Old 10-06-19, 09:30 PM
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Got a Revelate Designs Mag-Tank to replace a smaller top tube bag. The old one couldnít fit my new iPhone ó darn phones are getting so big these days! The new bag is certainly much roomier and the magnetic clasp is really easy to open and close.
You will love the mag bag. Iíve had mine for a few thousand miles on 3 bikes and itís great. So easy to open/close while riding.
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Old 10-08-19, 05:02 PM
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Originally Posted by zpl View Post
I ordered a second wheelset from prowheelbulider:



H+Son Hydra rims laced to DT Swiss 350 hubs. 32h rear, 28h front. Should be a long-lasting wheelset for this clydesdale.

These will be my road wheelset for my 700x32 Schwalbe Marathon Supremes. I use my gravel bike as my everyday steed during the non-winter months and it was getting to be a major PITA swapping tires every other week depending on what I wanted to ride. Plus, now I can start looking into setting up my gravel wheelset as tubeless.
I love my Hydra, but they are alittle porky at 480g actual weight for 28h
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Old 10-09-19, 02:21 PM
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Overhauled the Journeyman this week. Installed a new Shimano GRX FC-RX600 46/30t 172.5mm crank with BB-RS500 bottom bracket. Also put on the FD-RX400 GRX 10 speed front derailleur with a braze-on band adapter. Chain is a new KMC rustbuster 10 speed eco. All new cables and full housing run internally. Also overhauled the shift levers and wheel hubs for good measure. Still running the original 9 speed Sora STI levers and rear derailleur. Purchased the 650B wheelset and Panaracer 650x48 Graveking SK a few months back
Oh, and don't forget the Cinelli blue cork bar tape.
Ready for the winter!
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I got one of the 2019 GR Pros Lynsey has on clearance right now. Hopefully can get it built up this weekend, most of the parts will be take offs from my old gravel/cross bike.
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I added a few new tools to the box to deal with a light click on the Bottom Bracket of my Niner RDO. The Wheels Mfg. BB socket is a work of art!

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a tube for my gravel "ride" race this past Sunday. I did not need it thankfully. I am really tempted to set it up tubeless.
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Originally Posted by Speedldew View Post
Two sets of Fidlock bottles with their respective magnetic holders. It's awesome! Bottles are super easy to take off the bike and they easily snap back into place without much effort and they won't come off unless you want them to! Amazing tech and coming out of germany as well!

Those are pretty slick. I'd never heard of them until I read your post. Thanks
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Old 10-18-19, 02:31 PM
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You bought a not for sale saddle?
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Old 10-18-19, 02:38 PM
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Originally Posted by mstateglfr View Post
You bought a not for sale saddle?
Yep. Amazon seller sold me a red saddle and didn't actually have one in stock. He offered to loan me that one. It was unused. I said, I'll just keep it. The bike is red with yellow bar tape and sometimes has yellow tires too. I think it's really cool.

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