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Old 12-14-19, 05:36 PM
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Originally Posted by shoota View Post
This sounds like a project that will cost as much as an entry level gravel bike and completely suck to ride at the end of the day.
Yes, I agree... I hate to discourage you but you could wind up with a better bike faster for less with a stock low-end bike. Maybe get a low-end aluminum Jamis Renegade with Claris for less than $800 if it is a closeout on a previous season model. I have seen entry level Salsa Journeymen on closeout at around that price too. What size are you?
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