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Extreme Graveling = omg.....

Old 05-13-20, 05:08 PM
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Extreme Graveling = omg.....

extreme gravel ride today. took old girl off the nice well groomed trail and single tracked a bit. It was bad idea.
the old rigid drop bar 7 speed heavy steel canti brakes with to much air in tires nearly killed me.
not sure how bavk in the day i road this dog off road.
my gravel bike is converted 1990's rockadile.
i bounced off rock lost my grip and nearly ate it.
that being said it was fun.

rockadile.


sunny day.
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Old 05-13-20, 07:06 PM
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That front brake caliper is a clever way of repurposing an old horseshoe.
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Originally Posted by Koyote View Post
That front brake caliper is a clever way of repurposing an old horseshoe.
That's not a caliper, it's a brake booster. The brakes themselves are centerpull cantis. The booster stiffens the canti posts and fork legs against the torsional flex that happens during braking, making for more power and better modulation.
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Originally Posted by HTupolev View Post
That's not a caliper, it's a brake booster. The brakes themselves are centerpull cantis. The booster stiffens the canti posts and fork legs against the torsional flex that happens during braking, making for more power and better modulation.
Okay, then, that "brake booster" is a clever way of repurposing an old horseshoe.
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Originally Posted by koyote View Post
okay, then, that "brake booster" is a clever way of repurposing an old horseshoe.
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I remember when "extreme gravelling" was called mountain biking.
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Originally Posted by katsup View Post
I remember when "extreme gravelling" was called mountain biking.
agreed.
i road mtb when the new idea of suspension was questioned by many as kooky.
when 26x2.0 was huge.
when grip shift was the coolest
my 1 inch Scott unishock had a 1inch elastomer and was amazing. and expensive.
toe clips were all the rave
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Originally Posted by thehammerdog View Post
agreed.
i road mtb when the new idea of suspension was questioned by many as kooky.
when 26x2.0 was huge.
when grip shift was the coolest
my 1 inch Scott unishock had a 1inch elastomer and was amazing. and expensive.
toe clips were all the rave
sounds like the good old days!
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Now front suspension is still considered kooky but I like it!
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Originally Posted by Ghazmh View Post
sounds like the good old days!
Agreed.

1990's Rockadile....
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Originally Posted by thehammerdog View Post
agreed.
i road mtb when the new idea of suspension was questioned by many as kooky.
when 26x2.0 was huge.
when grip shift was the coolest
my 1 inch Scott unishock had a 1inch elastomer and was amazing. and expensive.
toe clips were all the rave
I worked my butt off on my paper route to get a Scott Unishock. I swore it worked. It probably didn't.

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Originally Posted by thehammerdog View Post
Agreed.

1990's Rockadile....
That is one nice bike.
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Originally Posted by ArchEtech View Post

Now front suspension is still considered kooky but I like it!
If front suspension is kooky, what about the chain on the BB shell!?!?
That's one really nice bike, BTW.
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