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Old 08-01-18, 07:54 AM
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Glamour shot at rattlesnake lake
Very, very nice photo!
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Old 08-01-18, 01:44 PM
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Originally Posted by junglejay View Post
I know a picture is worth a thousand words, but Id still like to know what bike this is. Looks nice!
https://www.pedalroom.com/bike/stinn...-mudfoot-33683
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Old 08-03-18, 10:55 AM
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Old 08-26-18, 04:51 PM
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@BluesDawg, that was you? I thought you were doing some other event and weren't going to be present? I would have pedaled back to say hello had I known it was you.

I didn't take a cup. You shrugged as if to say, "suit yourself." Keep in mind that not everyone partakes.
I was recovering from surgery and had to cancel going on BRAG. I had water, too.
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Nice bike! See next post.
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002 by Benny Watson, on Flickr


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My new bike!

Raleigh Tamland 2 full Ultegra 11 46/36 11/28.

All steel, currently riding on 28mm road tires.

This is my first cross/gravel type bike and I am extremely impressed at how well it rides. Fully exceeded my expectations. I look forward to a lot of miles on it.
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Old 08-26-18, 09:41 PM
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Nice! Pretty rad bikes!
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Old 08-27-18, 01:20 AM
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Thats a sweet ride.
gota love a moustache bar.
Those are townie bars(think Dutch bike, roadster). To him, drop bars represents sports and competition, both of which he hates.
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Old 08-27-18, 09:34 PM
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Originally Posted by redlude97 View Post
After yesterday's 62 mile gravel grinder up to Snoqualmie Pass and back.





Glamour shot at rattlesnake lake
That last photo is SeattleForrest-esque!

BTW, is that the saddle?
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Old 08-27-18, 09:47 PM
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Originally Posted by wsteve464 View Post
i see lugs and am intrigued.
Details please!
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Old 08-28-18, 04:46 AM
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Not a Gravel Grinder per se, but it does tackle gravel roads quite well!
Still needs plenty of reworking, but it'll be a fun companion for the next five months.

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Cannondale CaadX SE. I've definitely been trying to put it through the paces. With the exception of potentially swapping over to hydro brakes, its been a great bike.
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Old 08-28-18, 12:39 PM
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Originally Posted by wgscott View Post
That last photo is SeattleForrest-esque!

BTW, is that the saddle?
Its the fabric line version with the channel of the one you sent me, you can see the white underbody. My rear end prefers channeled saddles but the shape on the charge was good.
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Old 08-30-18, 02:04 PM
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Originally Posted by mstateglfr View Post
i see lugs and am intrigued.
Details please!
Its home built, with a 44mm headtube to take a tapered steerer. I cut the front of the head tube lug and formed it to fit the wider tubing. The cables and brake hose are all internal with cable adjusters on the down tube where the cable/housing enters the down tube. the oval chainstays are S bend MTB stays, and surpisingly very little lug bending was needed to make them fit. BSA bottom bracket. Flat mount through axle Paragon rear drop outs. The rear has a 2.1 inch tire in it and has about a 1/4 inch clearance on either side. Chinese carbon fork, the 2.1 inch tire just fits inside. Rattle can base coat with a 2K clear over it.

It is my 3rd rideable frame. The first was too long the second is the same size as the one in the pic but has round straight chainstays and only takes up to a 44 or so mm tire.
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Old 08-30-18, 02:42 PM
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Originally Posted by wsteve464 View Post
Its home built, with a 44mm headtube to take a tapered steerer. I cut the front of the head tube lug and formed it to fit the wider tubing. The cables and brake hose are all internal with cable adjusters on the down tube where the cable/housing enters the down tube. the oval chainstays are S bend MTB stays, and surpisingly very little lug bending was needed to make them fit. BSA bottom bracket. Flat mount through axle Paragon rear drop outs. The rear has a 2.1 inch tire in it and has about a 1/4 inch clearance on either side. Chinese carbon fork, the 2.1 inch tire just fits inside. Rattle can base coat with a 2K clear over it.

It is my 3rd rideable frame. The first was too long the second is the same size as the one in the pic but has round straight chainstays and only takes up to a 44 or so mm tire.
Very cool! Im trying to control my geek right now as I have 643 questions I would ask.
Creative work around for the head tube lug.

- Is the internal cable routing set up with an internal tube guide or is the cable loose inside the tube?
- Do you build on your own and have all the tools to miter and braze or do you have access to someone else’s setup?
- What tubing did you use?

I built a road bike this past winter/spring as part of a small 3 student class. Traditional geometry, ovalized S bend chainstays, internal rear brake, Columbus Zona tubing. The guy teaching the class is a decades long builder and has a paint booth so he did the painting. Awesome experience and I would love to build a gravel bike, but there is 0 chance that happens due to the class cost.

Thanks for mentioning the 2K clear coat. Ill have to read up on that. I am helping a kid I mentor build a road bike from an ’89 Centurion Ironman frame and we are going to paint it. I did one of my bikes with spray.bike paint and plan to use that stuff for his bike, but the 2K clear coat may be a good product to try.


bike pic of my build-


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The rear has a 2.1 inch tire in it and has about a 1/4 inch clearance on either side.
How are you doing what seemingly no one else can do? 2.1" tire and 2X crank? Amazing
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Originally Posted by wsteve464 View Post
Looks awesome, i'm also very interested how you managed to cram a 29er tyre in there. 73mm BB? How long are the chainstays? Chainring clearance?

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Originally Posted by mstateglfr View Post
Very cool! Im trying to control my geek right now as I have 643 questions I would ask.
Creative work around for the head tube lug.

- Is the internal cable routing set up with an internal tube guide or is the cable loose inside the tube?
- Do you build on your own and have all the tools to miter and braze or do you have access to someone elses setup?
- What tubing did you use?

I built a road bike this past winter/spring as part of a small 3 student class. Traditional geometry, ovalized S bend chainstays, internal rear brake, Columbus Zona tubing. The guy teaching the class is a decades long builder and has a paint booth so he did the painting. Awesome experience and I would love to build a gravel bike, but there is 0 chance that happens due to the class cost.

Thanks for mentioning the 2K clear coat. Ill have to read up on that. I am helping a kid I mentor build a road bike from an 89 Centurion Ironman frame and we are going to paint it. I did one of my bikes with spray.bike paint and plan to use that stuff for his bike, but the 2K clear coat may be a good product to try.


bike pic of my build-


Nice, I like the fade paint job. You can get the 2K clear in a 2 part spray can, clear in one section catalyst in another. You hit the can and it punctures the divider in the can and allows the 2 parts to mix, once mixed it is good for a coupe of hours.

For the head tube lugs I cut the front band and used the torch to make the ID fit the bigger tube then fit a piece of steel in the gap and brazed it in. I used brass to braze it all together.

I also took a class to build a basic lugged frame. It was something I wanted to do for a while and a shop in Glendale CA offered it. I had some basic metal tools before the class once I knew what I needed I bought the rest. I made a frame jig and started building. The shop that ran the class had a very nice tubing notcher but I didn't want to spend $600 on one so between a cheap notcher a grinder and a file I get the joints to fit.

On the bike in the pic the cables run inside 1/8th stainless tubing inside the tubes, I wanted to put the cable adjusters on the frame, the prior frame I just used full length cable housing internally.

Not sure what tubing it is made from just that it is the thicker walled tubing due to me being pretty big.
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Old 08-30-18, 05:44 PM
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Originally Posted by Facanh View Post
Looks awesome, i'm also very interested how you managed to cram a 29er tyre in there. 73mm BB? How long are the chainstays? Chainring clearance?
68mm with the 2.5 mm spacers. I used an MTB crankset there is slightly less than 1/4 inch clearance between the teeth on the outer ring and the stay. 17 1/2 inch chainstay.
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Old 09-01-18, 09:14 PM
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i have since upgraded the front brake to a 160mm and a BB7. When I scrape some pennies together I'll do the rear.
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Mostly stock Stuntman. I took the dropper off to clean up the bars and because I never used it. I actually really like the stock saddle, so it has stayed. I've had several sets of tires on it but I recently went back to the MSOs. XT trekking pedals, which I love. It's a very stable and comfortable bike if not exactly fast feeling. It can keep up in a race, though. Maybe 28 lbs as shown, not particularly light. Stock build is really good on this bike, lots of smart choices and nothing crap.

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Old 09-06-18, 11:56 AM
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Just picked up the Fuji Jari about a week ago. Still dialing things in on it and only ridden pavement, but loving it so far.

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