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What did you just buy for your gravel bike?

Old 12-30-21, 07:35 PM
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Pirelli Cintauro M tires in 650bx50 for my DT Swiss GRC 1400 wheelset. I mention the wheelset because mounted the tires meaure 54mm. They are definitely not “fast,” but they work great on rough surfaces, mud, and single-tracks.

Now that looks like fun. Nice bike.
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Old 01-01-22, 10:31 PM
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GRX CX levers and Spank bars

Bought a Cannondale Topstone gravel bike a month ago. It came with GRX groupset including hydraulic disk brakes. My old bike of nearly two decades had cable CX cable levers on the bar top and I’ve come to depend on them especially on hills. My bike shop had to hunt around but found a set of the new GRX hydraulic CX levers and installed them on the stock 44 cm Cannondale handlebars, which are too narrow for me. The CX levers worked great but their design meant the levers had to be attached right next to the stem on the 31.8 bump. Some searching led me to Spank Flare 25, 50 cm bars, which extend the 31.8 diameter right out to the ramps. This allowed the levers to move outboard, which is especially nice when breaking on uncertain surfaces during steep descents.

A lot of 31.8 mm dia surface for mounting gizmos and the like.
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Old 01-11-22, 05:39 PM
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Couldn't resist the sale price for a set of Showers Pass waterproof wool gloves. My resistance was so lousy that I wound up with two pairs. Almost have saved up enough pennies for a set of shorter cranks (155 or 160, flipping coins) from Canfield Bikes.
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Old 01-17-22, 05:00 PM
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REI finally got the Cannondale Topstone 1 Alloy in stock in my size. The price has gone up since they were last in stock, but the 10% dividend, plus 5% to put it on their credit cards sure helps.
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Old 01-18-22, 09:26 AM
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Originally Posted by Western Flyer View Post
Some searching led me to Spank Flare 25, 50 cm bars, which extend the 31.8 diameter right out to the ramps.
Oooh, I’d like a constant diameter across the tops, too. I really want a 35mm, mildly flared, carbon fiber drop bar with that constant diameter; like my Deda Trentacinque road bar, just flared a bit.
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Old 01-19-22, 06:08 AM
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Old 02-05-22, 08:43 AM
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I just ordered a pair of Hope RS4+ disc calipers to replace my SRAM Force units. I’m hoping the Hope 4-pot calipers will give more powerful braking when operating the levers from the hoods. That, and I got them in purple which should look tres sick on the bike!

Pics to follow.

EDIT: Dang, The-LBS.com did not have accurate online inventory status, so my order was canceled. I’d spoken to Hope USA prior to ordering, and know they don’t have the calipers and won’t for awhile, so my dreams are dashed on the rocks for now.

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Old 02-05-22, 09:10 AM
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Pair of Schwalbe Land Cruisers.
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Old 02-05-22, 05:40 PM
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I ordered a set of Roval Terra C wheels today + a set of WTB 44mm Raddler tires for my 2021 Salsa Warbird 600, to replace the stock "boat anchor" WTB i23 rims + Teravail Cannonball 700c x 42 mm it came with. They'll be up for sale shortly!

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Old 02-05-22, 07:13 PM
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I ordered a set of Roval Terra C wheels today + a set of WTB 44mm Raddler tires for my 2021 Salsa Warbird 600, to replace the stock WTB i23 rims + Teravail Cannonball 700c x 42 mm it came with. They'll be up for sale shortly!

Gary
i ditched my i23s as soon as I could.

been curious about the cannonballs. Buddy has some on his cosmic stallion that have been punished and have held up well(tubeless)
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Old 02-05-22, 07:52 PM
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I got a GRX 165 mm crankset, mainly to avoid pedal strikes. I hope I will still be able to climb hills.
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Old 02-08-22, 10:27 AM
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I got a new gravel bike
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Old 02-08-22, 11:35 AM
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Just bought a Sunrace 11-50 for my Rove ST. Been using a Sunrace 11-46 the last 2 years, but man, it's steep here, and I'm old....
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Old 02-11-22, 04:50 AM
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A tiny Ass-saver mini front mudguard. Only a few inches long but saves my headet bearings and possibly prevents mud being sprayed on my face too! Really neat fixing with integral rubber-backed little velcro straps. Happy days!
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Old 02-11-22, 09:27 AM
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A tiny Ass-saver mini front mudguard. Only a few inches long but saves my headet bearings and possibly prevents mud being sprayed on my face too! Really neat fixing with integral rubber-backed little velcro straps. Happy days!
I have one of those, too, and it works like that for me, which I really appreciate as an eyeglasses wearer.



Ass Savers Mini Detour mudguard
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Old 02-11-22, 10:29 AM
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I have one of those, too, and it works like that for me, which I really appreciate as an eyeglasses wearer.
Me too! 👍
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Old 02-12-22, 11:33 AM
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Pirelli Cinturato Gravel H 700x45 Tubeless
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Old 02-12-22, 02:56 PM
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Pirelli Cinturato Gravel H 700x45 Tubeless
I ride mostly crappy asphalt streets, so I was going to replace my stock Bontrager GR1's ( tubed ) with the Pirelli Gravel H. But went with the Bontrager GR 2's ( tubeless ). Today was the first time I took my Trek Checkpoint SL 6 in any serious dirt situation and the GR2's were good. They seemed to roll as well as the GR1's. How do you like the Pirelli's.

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Old 02-17-22, 01:24 AM
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Pirelli Cinturato Gravel H 700x45 Tubeless
What's the story with the legs on your Cat Tree appearing to be covered in Duct Tape?
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Old 02-17-22, 09:06 AM
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What's the story with the legs on your Cat Tree appearing to be covered in Duct Tape?
Took on mother-in-law's cat who like's to eat the sisal rope. Which she doesn't digest well. Cheaper to break out the duct tape than to source new cat trees without sisal rope. Think I should get some of that fancy designer patterned duct tape to class it up?
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Took on mother-in-law's cat who like's to eat the sisal rope. Which she doesn't digest well. Cheaper to break out the duct tape than to source new cat trees without sisal rope. Think I should get some of that fancy designer patterned duct tape to class it up?
Damn, didn't realise kitties would eat sisal rope.
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Old 02-17-22, 03:05 PM
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Got some fresh valves coming in - one of my valves from Light Bicycle is cracked and deforming after a few years of use.
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Old 02-18-22, 07:55 AM
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Jiun Tech R1 break callipers, lets see how much better than BB7 they will be
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ordered one of these
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