Gravel bikes

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  1. Speed King

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  2. Grant

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    I don't know if it counts, but I saw a steel frame mountain bike with a carbon fork that had 700c cyclocross tires and wheels. It had a corncob cassette and bmx bars.
     
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    Ok, so I wouldn't exactly call it a graveller, but I love it! Details? More pics? Build thread?


    Can I try it?
     
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    2018 Salsa Fargo 27.5+
     
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    Matti is gathering ideas. And maybe parts. Anyone think that time trials bars turned back would make usable drop bars?
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    It could work but you’re definitely limiting your available hand positions, brake levers, and brake lever placement compared to a dirt drop bar. (Usually bullhorns like these use a bar end brake lever, that would eliminate the option of bar end shifters... possibly a cyclocross style brake lever mounted up further where the drop transitions upward).
     
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    Oh well, it was just a thought. The guy is asking too much for my tastes anyway.
     
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    Amazing rig. I’d like to convert an old schwinn collegiate into a gravel bike.

    Is this a customized frame or how difficult is the rear disc upgrade?
     
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    Exploring the dirt (gravel?) roads of Cumberland Island National Seashore on the Surly Pugsley.

    The fat tires of the Pugsley may have been a little overkill despite the roads being sandy, but it was comfortable and I did do a little beach riding.

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    Isn't it a bit... unnecessary?
     
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    This is what started the gravel trend on this fourm!
     
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    [QUOTE="Grant, post: 1124886, ]

    I can't imagine riding it. If you're looking for a short cockpit and an upright ride with a 90 degree sweep back, I'd think a northroad type handlebar would be a better choice. Or maybe a stache bar for a more "aggressive" position.
     
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    Yup. Definitely looks dumb. Maybe if they were flipped upside down:39:
     
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    Still a beaut, MF-er!
     
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    That looks good and comfortable. I was trying to reply to grant's post with the backwards bullhorns
     
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