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Simpleton.

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Here's mine. 1992 Bridgestone RB-T. 

 
 
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http://www.flickr.com/photos/utawana/10253159585/in/pool-1044223@N22

http://www.flickr.com/photos/utawana/10253163215/in/pool-1044223@N22/

here's mine in City commute mode. 1992 Kona Explosif, Albatross bars

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Nice Expolsif, I have a soft spot for early 90's mtb's especially when built up as city/ commuting/ utility bikes I just built up a 92 Trek 970 and I'm loving it!
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They DO make great all-rounders for sure. As I get older my back gets worse and the posture the albatross bars allow is a god send. Btw that Bridgestone of yours is an absolute gem!!
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Why thank you! I was inspired by G-ted's Gravel Mutt projects. +1 for up-right posture.  I was having lower back pain after 10 miles with my drop bars so I swapped out my drops for the moustache bars and my backs been happy ever since.
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I'm with you on the mutt thing! There are sooooooooo many old frames sitting in basements and garages that would make perfect all-rounder bikes with the right components. This insatiable urge for new,new, new bothers me as wasteful somehow. In the same way that riders were convinced they needed criterium style  bikes to ride on the road, now I see the manufacturers trying to convince folks that they  need "gravel specific" race bikes to ride off road! 
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"This insatiable urge for new,new, new bothers me as wasteful somehow." I would agree. In fact the last three bikes I've bought are 92 or older. I guess this means we'll have to make a CRV thread [wink]
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This was a great bike. One I should not have sold...

 
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This is my current go-to gravel bike, a prototype of the Salsa Warbird.

[dk200bike-1]

More info here: http://www.dirtragmag.com/webrag/anatomy-gravel-race-bike-my-dirty-kanza-200-rig
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@Pattersnap I've seen this bike before. Sweet ride! How'd you manage to score the proto? Do you work for Salsa?
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@Pattersnap I've seen this bike before. Sweet ride! How'd you manage to score the proto? Do you work for Salsa?


Thanks!

I have no affiliation with Salsa Cycles. (I'm a journalist.)

I was looking for a gravel race rig for DK200 two years ago and knew Salsa had the Warbird in the pipeline; the company provided it for feedback and review purposes. I believe the production version has a taller head tube and cable routing that runs under the top tube.



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very cool

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Here's my gravel rig, 2011 Trek Mamba w/ Gup Gum Gear custom frame bag & Hydrapak reservoir for those long distance gravel rides.

Product Reveiw: Gup Gum Gear Custom Frame Bag on MN Bike Trail Navigator

All prepped and ready for The Filthy 50 on Sunday.

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My high tech gravel rig - 2014 Specialized Crux Carbon EVO Disc with a few upgrades


profile by BluesDawg, on Flickr

And the more casual one - 2012 Black Mountain Cycles Monster Cross


Downstream of Hungerford Lake dam by BluesDawg, on Flickr
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I absolutely love BMC Monster Cross. Nice looking build!
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Its sized about a 59cm road frame, so the giant 60-622 tires dont look quite as big as if it were on a smaller frame, but they are huge!

Heres the breakdown

Custom Waltly Titanium frame
No name carbon 29er fork
Easton Haven 29er wheelset
Schwalbe Super Moto HS 430 29x2.35 tires
Chris King NoThread Headset
Sram XX 42/28 crank
avid BB7 road mechanical brakes
Sram Force gruppo
no name carbon stem
no name carbon seatpost
WTB Silverado saddle
FSA SL-K compact carbon dropbar

I have a set of Conti X-king 2.2 (55-622 ETRTO) for trail and winter.

Waltly was amazing to work with. Great communications. They let me do whatever I wanted for custom geometry and options. Craftsmanship was superb. And of course their price was great.

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My all purpose bike. Great commuter, so-so road, AWESOME gravel grinder! Basically stock. Have replaced the BB bearings with Enduros. Lizard Skins bar tape. First upgrade should be carbon fork for weight savings. Had 29x1.75 Vee 12s on it for DK this year. Awesome float but wouldn't recommend the tire for tubeless applications. They have a tendency to separate.

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Her name is Ginger because she is red and sexy, at least I think so. She is a 2010 Specialized Crux, Carbon, and runs great on gravel.
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Maybe I can get the photo up this way...

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Surly Cross Check, lovable mutt of America's backroads:

Dirty Gurrrl

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Rawland Stag on the shakedown ride before Gravel Worlds.

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Monster Bicycle Co. Model 1 with some upgrades. It's perfect, but I'm biased.
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Here's mine...  It's an old Voodoo Wazoo frame, with Kelly fork, both custom powder coated by a previous owner (I like the minty free color).  Both made in the USA.  Mostly 105 shifty bits, custom Velocity A23 wheelset, Brooks Swift saddle, Speci carbon seat post, Salsa Bell Lap bars.  I love how this bike rides, eats up dirt roads for fun!

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