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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 : "Unbound Gravel". We also have a dedicated Racing forum for the Cyclocross Hard Core Racers.

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Old 01-21-21, 09:53 AM
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Originally Posted by shoota
Nice! I almost bought one of those in 2019. How does she ride?
It actually ride quite well in all/any conditions (road/gravel/lite singletracks, etc.) I didn't have any experience with titanium bikes before taking delivery of the T-Lab (rode lots of aluminium and carbon bikes), so didn't really know what to expect except for what I heard or read. It's very stiff when it needs to be and very compliant when it needs too. It really feels like T-Lab's tube shaping is working quite well and not just marketing gimmik. I would say it's the closest to a foverver bike I'll ever have... but I don't believe in forever bikes... I know myself too well...
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I have a Genesis Fugio 2020 Frameset built with:

Hunt 650b Adventurer wheelset
Sram Rival 1x complete drivetrain
WTB Sendero 47 Tyres (Tubeless)
Salsa woodchipper handlebar
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Beautiful! What brakes are those?
I built up your bike's spiritual cousin, albeit much less refined frame. I even routed the cables the same! I repainted this 2003 Redline Conquest Pro and built it up with a "Shimergo" Campagnolo Athena 11/Ultegra 6500 drivetrain and all silver components. Looking at your Vetta, I'm leaning toward painting the stem to match...




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Originally Posted by geluzj
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Beautiful! What brakes are those?
I built up your bike's spiritual cousin, albeit much less refined frame. I even routed the cables the same! I repainted this 2003 Redline Conquest Pro and built it up with a "Shimergo" Campagnolo Athena 11/Ultegra 6500 drivetrain and all silver components. Looking at your Vetta, I'm leaning toward painting the stem to match...
Thats a good looking bike! Love the color (very close to the blue of my Vetta road bike). Do paint that stem! The brakes are Campagnolo cantilevers which were part of the "CX" range they marketed some years ago but were made for them by TRP (bought them in 2015, think that was the last year before they were discontinued). Good stopping power and adjustability.

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Timo 2.0 Awesome, thanks for the tip! I'll definitely try to track them down.
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@geluzj That is a sweet looking ride. Nicely done, including the photos
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This is a rebuilt 80's touring bike, 1986 Univega Gran Turismo, that I've set up for mild gravel with the help of my local bike shop, Bullseye Bikes of Durham, NC. I bought the bike new in 1987 for $279. The rebuild
cost double that. It's set up for everyday riding: mostly paved bke path and mild gravel roads (so mild that a fair number of road bikes ride it without issue), hence Maxxis 33mm tires and 50x34 11-28 gearing. I spent most
of the money on the wheels, a decision that turned out well. It's great on pavement and on what most would call fire roads. I"ve done a little single track with it. It can manage, but it's pretty hopeless in mud and I personally
prefer flat bars on really challenging terrain. Bottom line, I find I tend to ride 5-10 miles more on this bike before coming home than I do on my other bikes. The second shot is the Al Buehler Trail near the golf course at Duke. It's more or less typical of "gravel" around here.

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Thanks, as a 90s MTBer; this scratched an old itch. I really, really dig it. I lucked out and got a super deal just before the SHTF. But that burgundy bike, that's the special one - full custom, handmade by the guy on the Gunnar, right here in NYC.

I have another friend who also was an old school MTBer, who sees my Ritchey and digs it. Now I'm building up his, but with Campa Chorus. These new frames are electrostatically treated inside, which is a step up. Maxway must be offering this as a menu item, as new steel frames from various brands now have this.


I had the V1 Swiss Cross, with cantilevers, and just built up the new one in that same colorway last fall. I haven't gotten as many miles on it as I'd like yet, but it's a keeper. The old Swiss Cross was a great bike and I loved it, but its Achilles heel was that it had too much flex at high speed or under hard braking. Fantastic for racing cyclocross but a bit dicey on big gravel road descents, or any steep descent to be honest. The new one has been stiffened up quite a bit, probably the thru-axles are a big part of that. The handling feels a lot more secure at speed, now, and I was surprised to find I was able to find a lot more traction on the trails as well. It'll be interesting to see what it's like on a cyclocross track, the old one already had slightly longer chainstays than usual for a cyclocross bike, and they went and lengthened them even more.
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I had the V1 Swiss Cross, with cantilevers, and just built up the new one in that same colorway last fall. I haven't gotten as many miles on it as I'd like yet, but it's a keeper. The old Swiss Cross was a great bike and I loved it, but its Achilles heel was that it had too much flex at high speed or under hard braking. Fantastic for racing cyclocross but a bit dicey on big gravel road descents, or any steep descent to be honest. The new one has been stiffened up quite a bit, probably the thru-axles are a big part of that. The handling feels a lot more secure at speed, now, and I was surprised to find I was able to find a lot more traction on the trails as well. It'll be interesting to see what it's like on a cyclocross track, the old one already had slightly longer chainstays than usual for a cyclocross bike, and they went and lengthened them even more.
The Disc V2 shows a chainstay length of 437 vs a more standard 425 for my Disc V1; I guess that's one way to increase tire clearance.

Ever since I got my V1, I haven't ridden my other bikes. My friend at first wanted the canti version; it arrived damaged and once the steam blew off, he opted for this one. I can't say I blame him.

12sp Chorus is new to me so its been fun building it up. We ride mostly old bikes, so this modern rig will be fun.
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The Disc V2 shows a chainstay length of 437 vs a more standard 425 for my Disc V1; I guess that's one way to increase tire clearance.

Ever since I got my V1, I haven't ridden my other bikes. My friend at first wanted the canti version; it arrived damaged and once the steam blew off, he opted for this one. I can't say I blame him.

12sp Chorus is new to me so its been fun building it up. We ride mostly old bikes, so this modern rig will be fun.
Yes, I got confused about the V1 chainstay length - it was pretty typical for a cyclocross bike. Going to 437 is odd, but I think that along with opening up the tire clearance is a concession to the reality that very few people are buying these for cyclocross racing despite the pitch as a pure race machine. Iím one of the weirdos, and I liked racing the V1 a lot. My only concern about the V2 chain stays is it might make it marginally harder to hop the barriers. I donít think your friend will regret going disc.
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Just completed this vintage Stumpjumper 3x7 to gravel drop bar 1x10 conversion. Here’s the link I posted on the C&V page with more pics and parts list. Pic for your attention. The Warthog 1994 Specialized Stumpjumper FSR

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Originally Posted by Wilbur76
Just completed this vintage Stumpjumper 3x7 to gravel drop bar 1x10 conversion. Hereís the link I posted on the C&V page with more pics and parts list. Pic for your attention. The Warthog 1994 Specialized Stumpjumper FSR

Nicely done! That not only looks great but also amazingly fun.
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Just completed this vintage Stumpjumper 3x7 to gravel drop bar 1x10 conversion. Hereís the link I posted on the C&V page with more pics and parts list. Pic for your attention. The Warthog 1994 Specialized Stumpjumper FSR
I like the Advent setup and keeping the tires period correct with the frame!
I put a 1x9 mtb Advent drivetrain on an old Trek 930 for my wife and was really happy with the setup. Good quality and cost for how she will use the bike.

Those tires though- skinwall Smoke and Dart?! Too cool.
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I like the Advent setup and keeping the tires period correct with the frame!
I put a 1x9 mtb Advent drivetrain on an old Trek 930 for my wife and was really happy with the setup. Good quality and cost for how she will use the bike.

Those tires though- skinwall Smoke and Dart?! Too cool.
Thanks! Panaracer had a 40% off holiday sale. Canít justify paying a lot of $$ on an old bike unless it was a grail find that I was restoring to OEM spec.
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Built this for a friend (Campagnolo Chorus with Hunt 40/50 wheels)






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my ultimate gravel build, based on a 2006 Schwinn hybrid:


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my ultimate gravel build, based on a 2013 Schwinn hybrid:
What fork did you use? I see it osnt original.
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What fork did you use? I see it osnt original.
The fork is unbranded and has a small shock built in - just something I found on ebay for like $50.
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The fork is unbranded and has a small shock built in - just something I found on ebay for like $50.
Does it work?
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Does it work?
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I got my first ride on this today. This one is #62/100 according to the down tube.

I can't comment on the handling since I was frozen solid during that decent. It's a great climber though.
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Wow, very nice views here to ride at!
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New/old cross bike purchased used last month from the Pro's Closet as nothing is in stock. If this happens to be your old bike: thanks. It has evidently been well maintained and came to me in essentially new condition. I have another more robust bike with bigger tires for rougher/longer gravel rides, this bike is meant for faster days on the smooth limestone paths in my area or road rides.

2016 Seven Mudhoney Pro size 54.5. Looks like traditional cross geometry to me but BB drop measures a bit larger than usual.
Parlee cross/gravel fork on a Cane Creek 110 headset
Enve SES 4.5AR wheels with 32mm Gravelking slicks (measuring ~35mm on these rims. This frame can clear bigger tires)
Mechanical 11sp Campagnolo Super Record derailleurs and levers with an Ultegra cassette and chain
Quarq DZero Carbon crank, Praxisworks 46/36 rings, XT8100 SPD pedals
TRP Spyre SLC mechanical disc brakes
Deda Zero stem and bars
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Slica saddle bag, King Cage Ti cages

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