Old 02-09-19, 01:37 PM
Have bike, will travel
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Bikes: Ridley Helium SLX, Canyon Endurance SL, De Rosa Professional, Eddy Merckx Corsa Extra, Schwinn Paramount (1 painted, 1 chrome), Peugeot PX10, Serotta Nova X, Simoncini Cyclocross Special, Raleigh Roker, Pedal Force CG2 and CX2

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French road bikes from the 70's are good gravel bikes. Back in that period many road bikes were capable on gravel. This 1977 Motobecane came with 1 1/4 x 27 tires, using 700c wheels a 700x35 can fit under the standard centerpull brakes. I eventually updated this Grand Record to 700x35 tires, a period correct 48 & 34 TA crankset and a 13-34 six speed freewheel.

Another French bike, this 1971 Peugeot PX10 will fit 700x33 tires. It has a 46, 42 & 30 crankset and a 13-30 freewheel.

When I ride my bike I feel free and happy and strong. I'm liberated from the usual nonsense of day to day life. Solid, dependable, silent, my bike is my horse, my fighter jet, my island, my friend. Together we will conquer that hill and thereafter the world.

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