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Old 02-25-21, 07:41 AM
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I posted this one on the commuter page as well, but here's my gravel/cross as a before picture: { The funniest hidden element of this picture is that I took it after an hour trail ride on a 22 degree sunny day, I invested in some new gloves and shoe covers after this shot. }

I'm awaiting USPS deliver of my new brake levers, saddle and bar tape to go with the parts that are patiently awaiting their installation (Ritchey Venturemax bars, SRAM Bar end shifters, Avid BB5 disc brakes). This bike takes me everywhere, and I find myself never taking the mountain bike or road bike out of the house anymore. The frame is a Nashbar special (unbranded) with one of their carbon forks. Currently full SRAM X0 derailleurs and shifters. The bar plugs are courtesy of some good local Rye (Catoctin Creek Distillery) and they go nicely with the flask holder.

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Originally Posted by partyanimal
2021 All-City Space Horse. Got it back in October, did as much gravel/trail riding as possible before the snow hit. Excited for the snow to melt.
AllCity- getting steel frames right since '08. Neat build for sure!
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Originally Posted by franswa
Looks sharp! How do you like that groupset?
Takes some time to get used to. Bigger issue is 2 flats in a week. 🤷🏾‍♂️ One rear wheel and one on the front. Same routes I've done on my other issues.
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Nice Ride!

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The latest addition to the stable. New 2021 S-Works Diverge built up with Shimano GRX Di2, Enve Gravel bars, Enve G23 Wheels. Did the DK200 on the previous generation of this bike. Added tire clearance and now FutureShock is nice.

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Very nice ride! looking at something very similiar, but with the new Enve G25 Foundation Wheels. - 2 questions, what size rings - rear cassette? I am looking at Absolute Black 48-32 w11-34. Also trying to decide between the Enve Gravel Bars vs the SES AR... (less flair). Any thing you would do differently?

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@Wilbur76, that's some bad news! I hope you heal quickly.
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Originally Posted by vgmightyp
Takes some time to get used to. Bigger issue is 2 flats in a week. 🤷🏾‍♂️ One rear wheel and one on the front. Same routes I've done on my other issues.
Bummer! Probably just a random fluke.
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Originally Posted by RobertUI
I posted this one on the commuter page as well, but here's my gravel/cross as a before picture: { The funniest hidden element of this picture is that I took it after an hour trail ride on a 22 degree sunny day, I invested in some new gloves and shoe covers after this shot. }

I'm awaiting USPS deliver of my new brake levers, saddle and bar tape to go with the parts that are patiently awaiting their installation (Ritchey Venturemax bars, SRAM Bar end shifters, Avid BB5 disc brakes). This bike takes me everywhere, and I find myself never taking the mountain bike or road bike out of the house anymore. The frame is a Nashbar special (unbranded) with one of their carbon forks. Currently full SRAM X0 derailleurs and shifters. The bar plugs are courtesy of some good local Rye (Catoctin Creek Distillery) and they go nicely with the flask holder.

R u a Dasher?
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Old 02-27-21, 07:36 AM
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Originally Posted by chaadster
R u a Dasher?
Since I'm not sure what that is, I'm going to say no.
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Originally Posted by RobertUI
Since I'm not sure what that is, I'm going to say no.
as in DoorDash food delivery. I thought that was rack pack in their signature red, but I was mistaken; I don’t know why I thought the pic colors were washed out...silly of me.
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My Trek Checkpoint SL 7.5

It started off as the SL 5. I upgraded the drivetrain to SRAM Force eTap AXS w/ a powermeter, the Bontrager Aeolus Pro 3 wheels, the Aeolus Pro saddle, and a set of Rene Herse Barlow Pass tires. It's the forever bike for sure.
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Beautiful checkpoint! What size tires?and is there still room for fenders?
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Just gorgeous.
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I figured I had to finish this up; it was intended to be a winter bike.

Made in USA with True Temper OX, this piggish Trek now has a bunch of lipstick applied. Built with Sora shifters, Deore crank, XT cogs and derailleurs, and TRP mini Vs. Its a nice daily rider; has a decent steel ride and rolls well. I was a bit worried about the 70mm stem but its not an issue.

I used bikegeocalc.com to match the position to my Ritchey Swiss Cross, so this should be a nice cheap stand-in.

I want to see if some fenders will fit in there now.





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My 2015 Raleigh RX 2.0 with WTB Nano 40c front and Clement X'plor USH 35c rear.
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Originally Posted by TurboTalon
Beautiful checkpoint! What size tires?and is there still room for fenders?
Thanks!
They are 700X38 with plenty of room for fenders. The Checkpoint has room for fenders up to 700X45. You can fit 700X52 in the frame, but you get some toe overlap and it starts to get tight. I'd only be comfortable going 700X50/ 29X2.0.
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Nice looking ride! What kind of fenders do you have on there?
Nice looking bike
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Originally Posted by chaadster
as in DoorDash food delivery. I thought that was rack pack in their signature red, but I was mistaken; I don’t know why I thought the pic colors were washed out...silly of me.
What's funny about that Avenir bag ( in flamingo pink ) is that I bought it in 1994 and cannot bring myself to part with it. The top has some magic marker decoration, and I still think about dying it a different color, but it's so ugly that I decided to just go with it. I bought it while working at White's Bikes in Westminster, MD only because it was on clearance making it INSANELY cheap ( can you believe noone wanted to buy it ? )
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That's quite a bike! I'm surprised that it looks so well finished because you've definitely taken some different routes in the build. I'll bet it descends like nobody's business.

One comment, helpful critique, "matching bags". Haha
looks, the business
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Originally Posted by DorkDisk
Made in USA with True Temper OX, this piggish Trek now has a bunch of lipstick applied.
Not at all what I think of when I hear 'lipstick on a pig'.
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Built it up last week, yesterday was the first ride that I got to take it offroad. Looking forward to spring!
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Originally Posted by mstateglfr
Not at all what I think of when I hear 'lipstick on a pig'.
I couldn't agree more, that trek's been lovingly given a new life. That build looks fantastic!
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converted mtb to monstercross
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Here’s mine. One month old and needs some tweaking with fit and some new tires




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Originally Posted by mstateglfr
Not at all what I think of when I hear 'lipstick on a pig'.
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I couldn't agree more, that trek's been lovingly given a new life. That build looks fantastic!
Thank you both, its a nice bike and I'm digging it so far.

I guess I'm not used to a touring based framed, as I find the rear a bit harsh, even compared to my Tange 2 road bike with 28mm tires. Riding seated transmitted more bumps than I ever remember. The weight is 23lbs 15oz with pedals so its acceptable so its not too piggish.

Perhaps "pig" was a bit harsh.


Trek 750 gravel conversion
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A brutal midwest winter is finally letting go!
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