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    Clockwork Bike for the Gravel and Beyond

    Here is my new build thanks to Joel at Clockwork Bikes. It's custom, but nothing too funky. Parts will change as I dial in the cockpit and gearing, but so far (the Ragnarok 105 was it's first race) everything has been great. The fork is very beautiful and exceptionally comfortable. I have never ridden a bike this stable at speed. And it climbs like a goat. Thanks for all the advice along the way. JK

    See photos here: http://jkcadence.blogspot.com
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    Sorry about the no upload of photos. Check it out here http://jkcadence.blogspot.com

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    NOTHING WORKS LIKE CLOCKWORK

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    Looks sweet. One question. Probably a stupid one. What are the little wheel looky thingys above the track ends? I love the fork. Nice retro look.

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    Dedicated Ti BOB mounts.

    -Joel
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    Thanks for stepping in Joel! My original photos were too large to upload. There are new photos of the complete rig on the Endurance Racing forum under "New Clockwork Endurance Rig"

    Thanks! JK

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    Those Bob mounts are awesome!

    I saw your bike at the start, and meant to come over for a closer look but got sidetracked. I was one of the guys you met at the bakery the morning of. Rode a geared Ti cruiser.
    Just a regular guy.

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    Hey! I hope you had a great ride. I was happily surprised at my endurance level. I thought the course (Ragnarok 105, Red Wing, MN last week...) was awesome. I'm looking forward to the Almanzo in a couple of weeks. Take care! Jeremy

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    Lovely handcrafted frame. The fork crown especially is a work of art.

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    What kind of chainring are you running? It looks pretty burly..

    Great bike and lovely fork!

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    jkcustom: How do you like the Pacenti crown fork? There was a disc version for sale on eslay just a couple weeks ago, it was a 26" Disc 100mm suspension corrected fork in ti finish. The legs are really thin, durable yes?
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    The chainring is a 94mm Spot. So far the fork crown is pretty and functional. As far as the fork diameter goes, it has only been tested on gravel roads. Joel at Clockwork built it based on my weight and the fact that I won't be hucking this bike. But he assured me it would be plenty strong for the trail. So far, I really like the shock absorption (with my wheels factored into that equation of course). The steering has felt spot-on. And exceptionally stable on downhills. So....so far so good. JK

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clockwork Bikes
    Dedicated Ti BOB mounts.

    -Joel
    Great i-focking-dea!

    Gorgeous bike, mang. Enjoy her.

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    Soooo nice to see a simple classy SS with v-brakes.

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    What's a BOB mount???

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    Beauty. Love the integrated BOB knobs.

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    I got a lot of grief for not making it orange. I think Joel (the builder) would have thrown up if I asked him based solely on the movie. But orange IS cool. Maybe for my cross frame...

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    Quote Originally Posted by octotat
    What's a BOB mount???

    BOB 5.jpg
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