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Old 03-09-2013, 02:45 PM
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Moran - that's a nice setup. What brand frame is that?
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Old 03-09-2013, 02:46 PM
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For me it comes down to the lower BB of a road bike converted to Gravel duty, just feel safer on off camber gravel turns.
+100... Standard old school road geo with clearance for fat tires. Perfect for just about everything except maybe single track and/or Alamanzo.

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Old 03-09-2013, 02:48 PM
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For me it comes down to the lower BB of a road bike converted to Gravel duty, just feel safer on off camber gravel turns.
Muchas gracias mi amigo.
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Old 03-09-2013, 02:49 PM
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Here is mine, well it's a paris roubaix bike but ...same thing.






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Old 03-09-2013, 02:52 PM
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+100... Standard old school road geo with clearance for fat tires. Perfect for just about everything except maybe single track and/or Alamanzo.

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I see. Because I have an old Colnago as well, only black in color. But it's like the one above. I imagine I couldn't use tires as wide as a purpose-built CX frame, which might limit traction, correct? I mean, if a 28mm in back is all I could (possibly) work with.

But anyway I've been thinking of doing something with the frame because there's gravel roads around where I live, and wouldn't want to put my Couer d'Acier on them. Any suggestions?
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Old 03-09-2013, 02:55 PM
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Here is mine, well it's a paris roubaix bike but ...same thing.
So is yours a Zanc CX or Zanc road bike? I can't tell.
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So is yours a Zanc CX or Zanc road bike? I can't tell.
it's a road bike, a "bad roads" bike
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Old 03-09-2013, 02:58 PM
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My Zanc is a cross bike but it rides so well on the road too.

I'll post up some better picts tomorrow.




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Old 03-09-2013, 02:58 PM
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I see. Because I have an old Colnago as well, only black in color. But it's like the one above. I imagine I couldn't use tires as wide as a purpose-built CX frame, which might limit traction, correct? I mean, if a 28mm in back is all I could (possibly) work with.

But anyway I've been thinking of doing something with the frame because there's gravel roads around where I live, and wouldn't want to put my Couer d'Acier on them. Any suggestions?
For me its comfort VS rim protection, I can ride virtually everywhere in 28mm @ 75-80 psi
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Here is mine, well it's a paris roubaix bike but ...same thing.

Thread is over, move along ....
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Old 03-09-2013, 03:15 PM
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Here's My Trusty Gravel Steed...

custom Meech...Chorus 11 cf in the pic...sporting Athena 11 alloy now, and a modified cheapo Truvativ triple turned compact-double (46/30).

She's sporting 32c Grifo XSs in the pic, but they were closer to 34c on A23s and were a tight fit to the chainstays.

She's now running Kenda SmallBlock 8s 35c (but more like 33c)...their profile seems to offer better clearance.

If I was to do it all over again, I would opt for clearance for 42s.

I sometimes think about putting a front disc fork on her...sometimes.

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Old 03-09-2013, 03:17 PM
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For me its comfort VS rim protection, I can ride virtually everywhere in 28mm @ 75-80 psi
Hmmm...so the 28mm doesn't rub? Mine is a DT shifter like yours - all vintage. I have a set of Mavic Kysrium clinchers. Do you think 28mm will work on those wheels?
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Old 03-09-2013, 04:00 PM
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Moran - that's a nice setup. What brand frame is that?
It's an Independent Fabrication with Wound Up fork. I bought it from Gary at this year's NAHBS.
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Old 03-09-2013, 04:01 PM
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custom Meech...Chorus 11 cf in the pic...sporting Athena 11 alloy now, and a modified cheapo Truvativ triple turned compact-double (46/30).

She's sporting 32c Grifo XSs in the pic, but they were closer to 34c on A23s and were a tight fit to the chainstays.

She's now running Kenda SmallBlock 8s 35c (but more like 33c)...their profile seems to offer better clearance.

If I was to do it all over again, I would opt for clearance for 42s.

I sometimes think about putting a front disc fork on her...sometimes.

-Mark in St. Louis
Gorgeous.

We are doing three weekends in a row in Lanesboro before Almanzo.

I would love to see that hot rod in person.

Just a thought......

Bunch of us are doing 45 miles tomorrow down there on our 29ers.

I'm bringing my Fargo.

Should be a hoot.
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Old 03-09-2013, 04:06 PM
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Nice pick-up! Loved everything about that bike... except for the seatpost.

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It's an Independent Fabrication with Wound Up fork. I bought it from Gary at this year's NAHBS.
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