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My Build , From Classic to gravel

Old 07-15-20, 06:30 AM
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My Build , From Classic to gravel

Finally i present you my last bike project.
Looking for feedbacks or advices
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Old 07-15-20, 07:43 AM
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Nice paint job and colors!
I prefer the brake cables behind the bars, and the shifters higher on the downtube.
Other than that, time to get it dirty.
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Old 07-15-20, 09:25 AM
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Cool I watched the video without sound at work. How about a quick highlight list added to your post?

Did you custom configure that rear cassette?
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Nice paint job and colors!
I prefer the brake cables behind the bars, and the shifters higher on the downtube.
Other than that, time to get it dirty.
Thanks!
For the paint i made a big mistake that will cost a new paint someday.... i used a cheap clear coat and now is very fragile. in a optimistic way when the paint will be totally ruined i have a great excuse to change the look of the bike itself. Also is the first time i used a yellow paint and i think i'm not going to use again since is very hard to apply in good way because the contrast made it looks difficult to know "how much" paint you have already been sprayed in a single point.
The cables i have no idea if they are in a correct way or not but i like in this way.
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Originally Posted by GrainBrain View Post
Cool I watched the video without sound at work. How about a quick highlight list added to your post?

Did you custom configure that rear cassette?
Sound is just a music from a non copyrighted source (i need to find a way to make my own for future videos).
The cassette is a shimano megarange(MF-TZ500-7)14/34T , is cheap , works well with the deore lx and has a good range , plus with my crankset's chainring 28/38/48 make the bike very versatile.
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I love that stem.
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I'm glad to see you didn't put disc mounts on a classic fork. My gravel bike for a year was my classic touring bike. It worked well, but I had a lot of flats because I couldn't get big enough tires on it so I got a more modern frame.
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I love that stem.
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Handmade+Homemade engraved , i'am very proud even if if not that perfect.
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I'm glad to see you didn't put disc mounts on a classic fork. My gravel bike for a year was my classic touring bike. It worked well, but I had a lot of flats because I couldn't get big enough tires on it so I got a more modern frame.
i HATE discs brakes...
Have you tried the any type of inner tube's sealant?
i have the dr. sludge tyre protection and trust me thats great!
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Originally Posted by CrowSeph View Post
Handmade+Homemade engraved , i'am very proud even if if not that perfect.
Wow that's awesome! Do you have a story on the stem?
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Wow that's awesome! Do you have a story on the stem?
Thanks.
The only story I can tell related is for the tools, after completed the stem by hands my friend told me I can borrow his dreemel for an easy solution in case I need to engrave again.
That's how I got a metal splinter into my eye for a week, but the worst part is how the doctors removed it. Ps:is you look closely you can see "GG" engraved, those are my name and surname first lecter.
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Should i use a flat bar instead?
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Should i use a flat bar instead?
Yes.
Or no.
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I prefer drop bars for gravel. But I also spend over 80% of my time in the drops vs other positions. Flat bars with aerobars would be interesting.
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