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    post your 26 gravel mutt

    mounain bike conversion, gravel mutt, frankenbike? As long as they have 26 wheels lets see em!
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    Here's my road/dirt path 26"post your 26 gravel mutt-001.jpg SS beater.
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    Random Giant MTB converted to SS grocery getter.

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    Why is this in Cyclocross forum?

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    Well, if it helps, this will also be my entry in SS-CX If I don't get my Origin8 frame built up by winter.
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    Random Giant MTB converted to SS grocery getter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by camekanix View Post
    Well, if it helps, this will also be my entry in SS-CX If I don't get my Origin8 frame built up by winter.
    Sorry. I was making the comment towards the OP. This thread in Cyclocross forum is something I don't understand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jemlinus View Post
    Sorry. I was making the comment towards the OP. This thread in Cyclocross forum is something I don't understand.
    SOrry, did know where else to put it. There is no gravel forum, and many MTBers I know got their start in CX by converting old MTBs. Also, my CX bikes are used in gravel events.

    By all means, move to a more appropriate forum. My apologies for wasting the 30 second it took you to open the thread.
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    Since this is a politically incorrect Thread, my contribution, with good humour.
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    Take your pick, its all wrong for the purists......

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    That's actually a really cool bike, details?

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    Quote Originally Posted by big_papa_nuts View Post
    That's actually a really cool bike, details?
    This is a bike I that I wanted to use in a variety of ways, I wanted to have as a design/build challenge and really, just have fun on. So its a Retro E-stay using Disc brakes so I could fit various wheels and 'tune' in to where I wanted to go in one Bike, and 5 minutes of wheel swapping.

    It has a sizing of:

    ETT = 600mm
    Head Tube Angle = 71.5*
    Seat Tube Angle = 75*
    Wheel base = 1072mm
    Chain Stays = 405mm
    BB Drop = 40mm
    Seat tube = 500mm

    I run Hope Hubs and disc's, Shimano XTR/XT brakes/shifters/derailleurs.
    E-thirteen MTB triple crankset, Crank Bros pedals, and DT Swiss rims in both 26" and 700c. I made the Handle bars as well. They cover all bases in use. Its a very enjoyable ride. And Fast. Weighs 10kg (22lb).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eric Malcolm View Post
    This is a bike I that I wanted to use in a variety of ways, I wanted to have as a design/build challenge and really, just have fun on. So its a Retro E-stay using Disc brakes so I could fit various wheels and 'tune' in to where I wanted to go in one Bike, and 5 minutes of wheel swapping.

    It has a sizing of:

    ETT = 600mm
    Head Tube Angle = 71.5*
    Seat Tube Angle = 75*
    Wheel base = 1072mm
    Chain Stays = 405mm
    BB Drop = 40mm
    Seat tube = 500mm

    I run Hope Hubs and disc's, Shimano XTR/XT brakes/shifters/derailleurs.
    E-thirteen MTB triple crankset, Crank Bros pedals, and DT Swiss rims in both 26" and 700c. I made the Handle bars as well. They cover all bases in use. Its a very enjoyable ride. And Fast. Weighs 10kg (22lb).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eric Malcolm View Post
    This is a bike I that I wanted to use in a variety of ways, I wanted to have as a design/build challenge and really, just have fun on. So its a Retro E-stay using Disc brakes so I could fit various wheels and 'tune' in to where I wanted to go in one Bike, and 5 minutes of wheel swapping.

    It has a sizing of:

    ETT = 600mm
    Head Tube Angle = 71.5*
    Seat Tube Angle = 75*
    Wheel base = 1072mm
    Chain Stays = 405mm
    BB Drop = 40mm
    Seat tube = 500mm

    I run Hope Hubs and disc's, Shimano XTR/XT brakes/shifters/derailleurs.
    E-thirteen MTB triple crankset, Crank Bros pedals, and DT Swiss rims in both 26" and 700c. I made the Handle bars as well. They cover all bases in use. Its a very enjoyable ride. And Fast. Weighs 10kg (22lb).

    Eric
    Sorry if this is a stupid question but what's the idea behing the stays?

    Those bars are pretty close to something I have been contemplating for a while now. Somewhere between those and Jones Loops.

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    Those Chain Stays

    Well, I saw them as a engineering challenge more than anything else. The frame design itself is not pretty. No E-stay frame that I have seen to date is very elegant, but I looked at this as a whole build and I felt that I could pull off a nice looking bike as it is now finished. Bottom Bracket breakage and Seat tubes cracking appear to be faults in this design, so I countered these issues in this build with sleeves and reinforcements in the critical areas. So far so good. I also like to look back into history and think 'what would a modern version of this design look like today' and create a contemporary bike that reflects this thinking. (I have a Bike cooking at the moment that has its roots in the 1900's). Fun project.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eric Malcolm View Post
    Since this is a politically incorrect Thread, my contribution, with good humour.
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    Take your pick, its all wrong for the purists......

    Eric
    I love it, but I like "wrong". Very cool bike with personality! I really like the ST/TT junction as well.
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    Eric's elevated chainstay mutt/thoroughbred

    Nice job, Eric! Not your off-the-rack bike.

    What is that suspension seat post? Looks sorta like a micro-thudbuster.

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    Quote Originally Posted by levity View Post
    What is that suspension seat post? Looks sorta like a micro-thudbuster.

    Looks to me like a Race Face seatpost...not suspension.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nater View Post
    Looks to me like a Race Face seatpost...not suspension.
    Correct.

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    Got this bike free a while back and used it for a project I had been thinking about for awhile. Originally had some small block 8s and was intended to be a cheap adventure touring bike. Loaned it to a co-worker for a gravel grinder and he fell in love. He has been using it as a daily driver for about a year now.

    XS Novara Piedra, Surly Troll fork, Thomson 410 post, Cowbell 2 bars, BB7s, Sram 10 speed drivetrain, and what was left of the original bike. Built mostly from the parts bin.
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    This was my frankenbike (1989 RockHopper).



    I replaced the frame and a few other bits and sold the RockHopper. The replacement still has 26" wheels, but it's a bit less of a mutt.


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    Quote Originally Posted by big_papa_nuts View Post
    XS Novara Piedra, Surly Troll fork, Thomson 410 post, Cowbell 2 bars, BB7s, Sram 10 speed drivetrain, and what was left of the original bike. Built mostly from the parts bin.
    that looks nuts. how big is the guy who rides that beast?

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