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Old 07-03-14, 08:40 AM
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Originally Posted by bikemig View Post
I've just finished rebuilding my 1993 Bridgestone XO-2. It was designed to be an all rounder with road geometry and 26 inch wheels. I still think that's a really smart idea even though it never took off. I'm snot sure if I'm totally in love with the chainring sizes (44-32-22) for an "all rounder;" I'm thinking I might want to go with a little higher gearing. The parts in any case came mainly from my parts bin so I can't really complain. In any case, the bike handles great and I'm pretty happy with my new build:

Hey M! I missed this-

That's looking great!
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Old 07-03-14, 09:48 AM
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Definitely this one. Commuter, grocery store bike, and ride to the bike coop. It is an SUV of a bike and I would never have built it up without the knowledge from the C&V forum.


P4170271 by galoot_loves_tools, on Flickr

This is the all-rounder I like to ride when I take a spin around the neighborhood and want to ride on gravel, MUP, road and singletrack, all available within a couple of miles from my house. It is getting a set of cross levers this weekend to better negotiate singletrack.


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Old 07-03-14, 09:58 AM
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Love this. The black lugs are really cool.


Originally Posted by Paramount1973 View Post
Definitely this one. Commuter, grocery store bike, and ride to the bike coop. It is an SUV of a bike and I would never have built it up without the knowledge from the C&V forum.


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Old 07-03-14, 10:15 AM
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Originally Posted by miamijim View Post
Trek 6.9 DS

Not C&V but this is mine. 29'r (700c) with f&r disc brakes and f&r suspension

Very nice!
I've bowed down to modernity for my 700C all-rounder.
Just finished outfitting a 2010 Sirrus Sport flat bar, to drop bar for touring-gravel grinding-one-bike-all-occasions duty. I'll have a couple sets of wheels with appropriate tires to swap on. It's still being tweaked and shook down for bike touring.
I couldn't ignore the weight, geometry, and features of the bike. It had everything I needed, fit a 45mm CX tire, and rides well to boot.


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Old 07-03-14, 06:23 PM
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Here's my 84 Specialized Sequoia. Daily commuter, rando, and rough rider.

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Old 07-03-14, 06:49 PM
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That one for longer rides. Soma Double cross dc. Sram x9 and Shimano 105 mix (yes it works!) Shimano Deore hyrdolic discs and the option of 29 or 26 inch wheels. Its very nice but its steel and will rust in the rain so I have



The Fuji mtb also capable of running the slick wheel set in the first picture. Slx hubs, Deore/Deore xt hyrdos and deore shifters (27 speed) 48-38-26 up front. Runs a rock shox tora uturn lockable adjustable front shock with 80-120mm so I can dial the bike to be an off roader or faster and a bit more aero.This bike has been everywhere with me. Done 400km Fleches, Uncounted brevets. In the spec you see in the above picture its also a great xc mtb. But, both of those are a little nice to park outside so I also built the beater/kid carrier (mtb covered in baskets) The roadie, and this



A parts bin franken 1x8 roadie.hybrid which serves as a commuter and general park me in places people steal bikes steed. If I had to choose one it would be hard but probably the Fuji. With dual wheel sets it can do it all.
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My "good" (modern) bike is in the shop so I've been playing around with my older bikes and I'm considering taking this all the way as my all-rounder. It's literally inspired by the Rivendell "All-Rounder" and the Rivendell Atlantis, which they market as a "do anything" bike. Unfortunately, once I got around to photographing it the shadows were horrendous.

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Old 07-03-14, 09:59 PM
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Simoncini Cyclocross Special

I've seen your Simoncini before on other posts. Such a lovely bike. Strange that it has no eyelets for fenders, though. Was it considered race-specific?
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Old 07-04-14, 04:52 AM
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Originally Posted by bear_a_bug View Post
I've seen your Simoncini before on other posts. Such a lovely bike. Strange that it has no eyelets for fenders, though. Was it considered race-specific?
Yes, Simoncini had a strong history in International Cyclocross racing during the 1980's and 1990's. The bikes were more like road bikes with a more aggressive geometry than touring bikes. No rack or fender mounts. It features cantilever brakes which provided mud clearance. Cyclocross racers ran 700x28 tires in the prior century and not the 700x32 that is the norm today. I'm running 700x27 Parigi-Roubaix tires, which measure 30mms wide on a wide rim like the Sun CR-18. The bike is used for both pavement and gravel.
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Love the Simoncini!

Here is my Swiss army bike, may get more miles than all my fancy smancy steel combined.

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Old 07-12-14, 03:16 PM
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Simoncini Cyclocross Special

I've seen very few vintage cross bikes. This bike is sweet.
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That's a real beauty. Nice mix of utility and style.
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Oh my...

Me likey this thread.
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That's a real beauty. Nice mix of utility and style.
Thanks - that's what I was going for. It's a pretty hard core touring frame, but a sports tourer build and I like the results a lot. It doesn't have that piggish feel of a 1000, or a LHT, unloaded. It's still more than capable of heavy loads and if you make a few switches, it can be a real dedicated tourer.

This is going to make a cool one when I eventually get it built...it'll be a riv'esque build. Mustache bars, triple, barcons.



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Superbe pro hubs, Mavic rims, silver barcons, campy chorus rear derailleur, ta triple, Suntour front derailleur, Sachs calipers and brake levers, Nitto bars and stem, hammered vo fenders, tubus airy rack, dura ace aero post, b-17, ck threaded headset.

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Old 07-16-14, 07:47 AM
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I already posted this one in the mtb drop bar thread, but it belongs here as well; my anytime bike. 1987 Grizzly.
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My All-Rounder

Not sure if this thread is dead and forgotten (being from 2014). Anyway, here is my "all-rounder", a mid-90s Specialized Crossroads with lots of parts upgrades. Still a 21 speed with thumb shifters.


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Originally Posted by steelrider58 View Post
Not sure if this thread is dead and forgotten (being from 2014). Anyway, here is my "all-rounder", a mid-90s Specialized Crossroads with lots of parts upgrades. Still a 21 speed with thumb shifters.

This thread was a zombie thread but that's no reason for you not to post pics of your bike. That's a good looking bike.
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Since this zombie has been revived, I'll add mine to the mix. It started life as a late 90's upright hybrid. I got it as a frame and built it up with drop bars. The long top tube is ideal for my long-torso short-legged body. Currently has 700x38 tires which are great for getting around town and don't feel too slow for a longish ride, but if I want to feel zippier, I can put 700x28 on those rims. Even with 38's, there's still plenty of room for fenders, which I sometimes like for the wet seasons. It's got a 26/39/50 triple with an 11-34 cassette, so the gear range covers everything from pretty fast to lugging a trailer up a hill.

If I had to keep only one bike, this would be it.

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Since this zombie has been revived, I'll add mine to the mix. It started life as a late 90's upright hybrid. I got it as a frame and built it up with drop bars. The long top tube is ideal for my long-torso short-legged body. Currently has 700x38 tires which are great for getting around town and don't feel too slow for a longish ride, but if I want to feel zippier, I can put 700x28 on those rims. Even with 38's, there's still plenty of room for fenders, which I sometimes like for the wet seasons. It's got a 26/39/50 triple with an 11-34 cassette, so the gear range covers everything from pretty fast to lugging a trailer up a hill.

If I had to keep only one bike, this would be it.

Very nice. My wife and I both had lugged steel Bianchi hybrids from the early 90's, hers was a Boardwalk, mine was a Tangent. I am still regretting the day we sold them.
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Old 11-14-19, 04:37 PM
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Mine, I just use if for everything.
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My '97 Trek 750 is my all-rounder. It does just about everything pretty well.


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I've posted this all over the place, but it belongs here too, my 93 univega alpina

it now has a front rack and hite-rite
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My '73 Raleigh Super Course, my first ever build. Its comfy, fast enough for most rides on pavement, fun on gravel rides, looks good enough, and geared for Eroica. Great all around bike! I'm not a multi day tourer, but I bet it would be good for that too.



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@Slightspeed,

That Super Course looks really nice. Great job on that build!
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