26 MTB to gravel bike conversion

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  1. 93EXCivic

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    Making progress. Just need to get to the bike shop and get chain ring bolts, v-brake boss bolts, the little metal tube the cable runs thru at the brake and apparently the right size seatpost or see if they have shims. I thought I measure it at 26.0 and that is what I saw online but it isnt clamping. [​IMG]

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    brake 'noodle' :grin:... for real :thumbsup:.
     
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    Yassssssss! Are those the shoes it's going to be wearing? I love that small tires today dwarf what it came out with stock.
     
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  4. 93EXCivic

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    Yeah for now.

    If I like this bike, I may down the line build up some tubeless wheels using Alex Adventure 2 rims and try out some Surly ETs in 26x2.5.
     
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  5. Grant

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    What are those bars? They would be great for a Street Racer Classic bike.
     
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  7. 93EXCivic

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    On One Midges

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  8. Grant

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    Huh?
     
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    Steering Bar? Better tell me more about those shifters! That looks like a frame mounted shifter for an old Fittel und Sachs 3 speed derailleur (installed onto a coaster brake single speed hub), and another shifter for a Drei Gang rear hub... :13:
     
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  12. 93EXCivic

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    Another terrible picture thanks to my broken phone but got the seat on, v-brakes mounted, cranks and pedals.

    Need to get a small headset spacer and I didn't notice the V-brakes didn't have pads. Then fit the levers and cable and sprocket, chain tensioner and chain. Figure out positioning of levers and then wrap bars. [​IMG]

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    The gravel purists gonna FLIP about the single speed!
     
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    Singlespeed gravel is actually becoming a hipster trend.
     
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  15. 93EXCivic

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    Short test ride done. Just need to wrap the bars. Then do a longer test ride Tuesday or Wednesday. [​IMG]

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    Is there such a thing as a gravel purist? What I see is purist roadies saying that gravel is stupid. And mountain bikers saying that gravel biking is just road biking.

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    Some of the people are all right, ride what you want types, but for some, if you didn't buy a "gravel bike" it isn't a gravel bike.
     
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    I can identify. I am a total snob to people who don't ride any brand rocket bike that isn't ACME.
     
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  20. 93EXCivic

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    First real ride. Mostly greenway with a little of muddy single track. Worked pretty well other then the seat post not wanting to stay put. I think there is a burr preventing it from clamping correctly as now there is a big scratch in the seat post. [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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