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Old 07-25-2017, 12:07 AM
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Beater 26er conversion to full fadavist 650b gravel monster cross shredd sledd

Bought a POS MTB identical to this one for $50 (actually it's pretty cool reynolds 725):





Stripped it down and took it to my frame building friend to make it more bloggable:







Bought some WTB Horizons and some other trendy $hi7 on the cheap from clist (seatpost when I'm done is gonna be a Thomson obviously):



Gonna build it up 1x, keep the trasher paint for a bit and then get it powder coated...

you guessed it.

olive drab

(so original)

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Then I'm gonna build it up again, take some picz on a mountain top with the aperture cranked to the max, put it on a blog and count the comments like a boss.

Note I fully expect this bike to be totally unrideable cuz the BB drop isn't 70mm+

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Old 07-25-2017, 01:01 AM
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But what color is your vintage 4Runner gonna be?

j/k looks like it'll be sweet. You in LA?
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Old 07-25-2017, 01:23 AM
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But what color is your vintage 4Runner gonna be?



j/k looks like it'll be sweet. You in LA?

Lol. No. We were recently down there on a nearly free vacation we scored. It's a pretty fun scene and the dirt riding is super awesome!


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Old 07-25-2017, 12:04 PM
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650 B conversion

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Bought a POS MTB identical to this one for $50 (actually it's pretty cool reynolds 725):





Stripped it down and took it to my frame building friend to make it more bloggable:







Bought some WTB Horizons and some other trendy $hi7 on the cheap from clist (seatpost when I'm done is gonna be a Thomson obviously):



Gonna build it up 1x, keep the trasher paint for a bit and then get it powder coated...

you guessed it.

olive drab

(so original)

Like this:



Then I'm gonna build it up again, take some picz on a mountain top with the aperture cranked to the max, put it on a blog and count the comments like a boss.

Note I fully expect this bike to be totally unrideable cuz the BB drop isn't 70mm+
OK, you've given me pause to grab my old 26" motobecane hardtail (my first foray into MB some 7 years ago) and do similar to what you did. We have a guy here in JAX who can strip and refinish the frame when I get ready.
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Old 07-25-2017, 02:43 PM
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Hell yeah! Looking NOICE
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Old 07-25-2017, 05:06 PM
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same frame as mine!

This is funny - I bought the identical frame (and size) for my commuter, stripped it and repainted it. Same price, too!

http://forums.thepaceline.net/showth...rocky+mountain

We are nearly neighbours too! Who did the disc mount? I had an old steel RM Vertex as my first 'proper' MTB and Dekerf welded a disc mount onto it.

SO, 650B tires fit into this thing?!~?!~ Wow, cool.
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Old 07-25-2017, 06:57 PM
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Old 07-25-2017, 11:17 PM
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Beater 26er conversion to full fadavist 650b gravel monster cross shredd sledd

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This is funny - I bought the identical frame (and size) for my commuter, stripped it and repainted it. Same price, too!



http://forums.thepaceline.net/showth...rocky+mountain



We are nearly neighbours too! Who did the disc mount? I had an old steel RM Vertex as my first 'proper' MTB and Dekerf welded a disc mount onto it.



SO, 650B tires fit into this thing?!~?!~ Wow, cool.


I had Nick at Kermode Cycles do it. Turned out awesome. That build of yours is sweet! I'm not brave enough to rattle can. Last time I tried was a huge failure - paint chipped off within a couple months.

The matching stem is awesome. Looks custom (in low res at least!)

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Old 07-28-2017, 01:51 PM
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that matching stem is slick. Looks great. Always wanted to get into brazing myself, maybe i'll take up a similar project.
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Old 07-28-2017, 02:35 PM
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daayam thats BA! have a old panasonic MC3500 collecting dust...hmmmm?
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Old 08-06-2017, 05:46 PM
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Beater 26er conversion to full fadavist 650b gravel monster cross shredd sledd

Finished for now. This bike is massive amounts of dumb grin inducing fun. First time on the Horizons and they are such a blast. With the longer fork, the head angle is I think close to 70 degrees. Stays are shortish. Soooo fun on dirt.

Spent more than planned (of course) to get the project to this point and think I will just leave the paint, ugly seatpost and old school crank for now. About $700 in total plus some contributions from the parts bin (wheels, crank). Not bad for fairly light steel hydro disc 650b, but maybe starting to border on what you could a nice used bike for.

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Old 08-06-2017, 08:30 PM
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we need MORE PICS!
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this is cool. good job!
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