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What did you just buy for your gravel bike?

Old 06-17-19, 11:14 AM
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New blingy tubless valves with bonus tool included in the stem cap

What is the tool for?

Is it for valve cores?


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Old 06-17-19, 11:16 AM
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Originally Posted by TimothyH View Post
What is the tool for?

Is it for valve cores?


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Give that man 10oz of Orange Seal, first guess.

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Old 06-17-19, 11:43 AM
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I got some quasi caps that are colored anodized as well that function as both a valve core remover and a schrader adapter so you can refill at a gas station if you get stranded on the road.
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Old 06-17-19, 11:56 AM
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40t cassette with new derailleur

Will share pics on frame once I'm allowed to post images (10 post min before allowed to post a bike pic).
Stock 34-46 crankset (cx compact) with an 11x32t cassette and 105 derailleur long cage and 105 sti shifters. Everything works smoothly and fantastic stock however my first off-road trip revealed steeper Climbs than my legs could climb seated.
Figured a quick upgrade of cassette or smaller ring would be simple enough but nay not so in the world of road based, 2x cycling world.
I thought with a new gravel bike it would be so much simpler.
After a few Google searches i learned that Shimano "long cage" road is actually Medium and a 32t max value with a 34t minimum on my crank kinda sucks. I figured a 30t chainring or a 36t cassette would be a cheap and easy fix.
Nope.
Apparently however the newer Shimano derailleur which includes a clutch btw, although it says 32t actually works in the real world with a 40t. So assuming upgrading the entire crankset is even more $$, plus i like my top end gear of 46x11t, I purchased an 11x40t XT cassette along with the new Shimano Ultegra R8000. Both are beautiful and i dare say not heavier in total than the parts they replaced.
Note check out how to before beginning as i had the screw wrong initially for the derailleur install and thiught I made a horrible mistake. Also, suggest new cable for derailleur to avoid fraying the old one on install.
So far my legs are happy but next race up 20% gravel climb will tell.
Will update in 1 week.
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Old 06-18-19, 10:16 AM
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New fenders for one of my rides, unexpected color match, turned out quite nice!

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Skinnystrippers are a success! Took them out for a test ride this morning along the levee. They hold air!
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New fenders for one of my rides, unexpected color match, turned out quite nice!
More pics! And details!
What frame is this?
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Skinnystrippers are a success! Took them out for a test ride this morning along the levee. They hold air!
Who needs a rear brake?!
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Old 06-19-19, 08:04 PM
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Originally Posted by mstateglfr View Post
More pics! And details!
What frame is this?
It is my All-City Nature Boy 853. Pretty simple build:
Reynolds 853 frame, Whisky CF fork, TRP brake levers and calipers, A-Class wheelset (which is Alexrims's brand, cheap but nice and light), Schwalbe G-One tires, Sugino crank with TA ring, Surly cog, Simworks Wonderer handlebars and Ritchey Classic stem, Fabric saddle and I think Deda seatpost.
I had it for several years, it was built in many different ways including flat bars, Jones bars, 650B, etc but I think I settled on this for now - perfect rainy weather whip which will wear studded tires for winter rides
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Who needs a rear brake?!
Cantilevers.
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Originally Posted by mongol777 View Post
It is my All-City Nature Boy 853.

I had it for several years, it was built in many different ways
That bike looks really nice.

I'm going off topic here but the All City NBD has been built in a surprising number of configurations. The classy urban commuter shown below is probably one of the top five bikes I've ever seen posted on bikeforums.



Campy Record Pista cranks, burgundy bar with leather saddle...

@mongol777, you are in good company. Congratulations on a really nice build. Bonus points for single speed.


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Originally Posted by TimothyH View Post
That bike looks really nice.

I'm going off topic here but the All City NBD has been built in a surprising number of configurations. The classy urban commuter shown below is probably one of the top five bikes I've ever seen posted on bikeforums.



Campy Record Pista cranks, burgundy bar with leather saddle...

@mongol777, you are in good company. Congratulations on a really nice build. Bonus points for single speed.


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Thank you! I have the regular Nature Boy as well :-) One of my first All-City bikes, currently serves its duty as 650b allrounder for my wife.
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