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My dream bike

My dream bike would be a gravel bike.
1. frame size 17in-19in
2. able to take 48-50 width tires and 26 in wheels
3. Pink or Purple or light to mid green
4. Caliper brakes
5. $500-$900
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Originally Posted by saperry42usa
My dream bike would be a gravel bike.
1. frame size 17in-19in
2. able to take 48-50 width tires and 26 in wheels
3. Pink or Purple or light to mid green
4. Caliper brakes
5. $500-$900
So an early 90s rigid MTB.
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Originally Posted by mstateglfr
So an early 90s rigid MTB.
This
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LOL, there were so many of these back in the day when mountain biking was new...
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Another vote for 90s MTB

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Originally Posted by saperry42usa;[url=tel:22241178
22241178[/url]]My dream bike would be a gravel bike.
1. frame size 17in-19in
2. able to take 48-50 width tires and 26 in wheels
3. Pink or Purple or light to mid green
4. Caliper brakes
5. $500-$900
As others have written, a older rigid MTB checks all these boxes (except they have cantilever or linear pull/V brakes, not calipers, since calipers mainly donít have clearance for wide tires). Even now, during bike shortage, you should be able to find such bikes on Craigslist etc.

They will typically have flat bars and 3x drivetrains, but you can switch to flat bars and 1x or 2x drivetrain pretty easily. If the bike comes with at least an 8-speed Shimano or SRAM cassette, youíll also be able with to fit 9, 10 and even certain 11 speed cassettes.
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