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Old 03-14-24, 10:42 PM
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Got myself a new bike at the end of January for some extra motivation to ride more. In the last month and half I've put more miles on this bike than I rode all of last year!





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Originally Posted by Noonievut

More of an all-road than “gravel”

But Leo handled some gravel just fine
I can't tell you how nice that bike is.
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Originally Posted by justin1138
Got myself a new bike at the end of January for some extra motivation to ride more. In the last month and half I've put more miles on this bike than I rode all of last year!

Good for you! New bikes can definitely help up ones motivation to ride.
I didn't know State have their own derailleurs? How's the shifting?
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Originally Posted by cs1
I can't tell you how nice that bike is.
Thanks!

Leo has a new saddle and I also added some road wheels
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Originally Posted by bOsscO
Good for you! New bikes can definitely help up ones motivation to ride.
I didn't know State have their own derailleurs? How's the shifting?
If I'm not mistaken it's a rebadged Sensah groupset. Once I got it all dialed in, it's been shifting pretty well. It does want to be kept fairly clean (which I'm not always great about doing), so we'll see how it goes long term...
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Originally Posted by Noonievut
Thanks!

Leo has a new saddle and I also added some road wheels
Is that a Brooks Cambium I see? Which model? I was using a C15 for a few years and acquired a C17 last weekend. Jury is still out on the extra width, but I think it'll work.
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Originally Posted by justin1138
Is that a Brooks Cambium I see? Which model? I was using a C15 for a few years and acquired a C17 last weekend. Jury is still out on the extra width, but I think it'll work.
Yes a C17. I believe my sit bones are 125 and I would’ve though it’s too wide, but it works for me.
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New to the gravel gang. Went with this Surly Midnight Special because I wanted something steel with mounts to also haul a baby around/commute with.

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New to the gravel gang. Went with this Surly Midnight Special because I wanted something steel with mounts to also haul a baby around/commute with.
Yes! Welcome to the pink bike club. Steel is real.
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Here is mine

My first Gravel
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Happened to come across this site. Titanium fork and as expected, pricey.
https://www.cybercycles.de/en/forks
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My All City Space Horse. I bought it as a bare frame, installed a GRX 820 12 speed drive line, Mavic Allroad wheels, Thompson Masterpiece post, Deda stem and bar, Brooks “Select” B17 saddle, XTR 9120 pedals, etc. I’ve put about 1000 miles on it so far, and love it.

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Originally Posted by 50PlusCycling
My All City Space Horse. I bought it as a bare frame, installed a GRX 820 12 speed drive line, Mavic Allroad wheels, Thompson Masterpiece post, Deda stem and bar, Brooks “Select” B17 saddle, XTR 9120 pedals, etc. I’ve put about 1000 miles on it so far, and love it.
I like the silver post, stem, and spacers. Looks good with the gray frame color and lighter frame accent color.
Gonna miss All City as a brand- Ive never owned one, came close many times thru the years, and always looked forward to their annual model updates to see what paint designs and colors they chose. As a company they definitely pushed gravel cycling and enthusiast alt-cycling forward and in a good direction.
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Originally Posted by rdf37
My first Gravel
I like

what bike is that ?
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Originally Posted by t2p
I like

what bike is that ?
Thank you, it is a great ride for sure
It is a GT Grade Carbon Elite (last years model)

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Some changes over the winter- new btlos wheels, 45mm Conti TerraSpeed tires, and some thin diameter carbon spacers because my old steerer spacers were stupidly chunky.
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Hoped to have the wheels done in March, ended up being April. Matching King hubs, Light Bicycle AR465 rims, pillar wing 21 spokes and purple wheel fanatyk nipples. Running 25mm tires for the road season. As pictured its 20.26lbs but that seat pack packs on a bit of weight. After the last race of last year I'll be converting to crank brothers candy pedals before the cross season starts. Short stem was a result of a professional fitting, considering the seat post height I should have bought the girl a Liv or something with more with women's proportions in mind.





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BMC Monstercross

I have taken my sweet-ass time building this but it's road worthy now. I built the wheels with NPS Mavic MA3's laced to Shimano 105 hubs, DT double butted spokes, GRX 10-speed double crank, old 500LX MTB front derailleur, Deore XT Rear derailleur & Cassette, Tektro CR720 Brakes, Microshift 10spd Thumbies, Koga Denham bar...I'm forgetting stuff. I'm just excited to start riding it.



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Originally Posted by mechanicmatt
I have taken my sweet-ass time building this but it's road worthy now. I built the wheels with NPS Mavic MA3's laced to Shimano 105 hubs, DT double butted spokes, GRX 10-speed double crank, old 500LX MTB front derailleur, Deore XT Rear derailleur & Cassette, Tektro CR720 Brakes, Microshift 10spd Thumbies, Koga Denham bar...I'm forgetting stuff. I'm just excited to start riding
Great looking bike! I’d love to hear how you like those Denham bars so far. They look cool as hell. I’ve been thinking of trying some alt bars. I like the idea of the “hoods” on those and wonder how they ride.
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Originally Posted by daywood
Great looking bike! I’d love to hear how you like those Denham bars so far. They look cool as hell. I’ve been thinking of trying some alt bars. I like the idea of the “hoods” on those and wonder how they ride.
I like them a lot. I like 3 hands positions for the most part, out at the end where the grips are for most of the riding, the two posts that are supposed to mimic the tops of drops are nice to be semi arrow, and then the part where the posts and the bars meet are kind of a nice spot to have you hands when you are climbing. I had the bars on a previous bike and have been using them for 5 or so years now, like them. Climbed up Going to the Sun Road with them once, perfect for it.

They work better with shifters under the bar or as grip shift though. I would like to move the thumbshifters to the inner bar part actually but need some clamper style mounts instead. Its the only flaw otherwise, I love the feel.
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Bombtracking

Old railroad grade in Prescott Valley, AZ.

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New wheels - Reynolds ATR X. The Shimano Ultegra C50s I've been using are now mounted with GP5000STR 32s for using this bike on road rides. The Reynolds are mounted with my favorite Tufo Swampero/Thundero 40s. I didn't put them on a scale, but the weight of the 2 wheelsets feels really close, and I can't tell a difference between them out in the wild. The Reynolds have a slightly wider inner width (23mm vs. 21mm), a slightly shallower depth (40mm vs. 50mm), and a more round profile than the Shimanos. The Reynolds freehub is louder. These usually sell for $1699. Amazon has them right now for $798 (maybe being discontinued?)
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New frame up build, not sure I like how I painted it - wanted something different. The head badge I made from a previous logo a LBS used a decade ago.





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^^^^^

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