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Originally Posted by tp4surf View Post
I was able to get 700x32 Challenge Gravel Grinders on my 1983 Trek 412, but had to inflate them after installing in order to clear the brake pads. I was able to run 700c wheels in place of the OEM 27"ers by using DiaCompe BRS101 dual-pivots with the pads at the bottom of the slot.
Beautiful bike! Well done!
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2017 Cannondale Slate 105. Hands down, the best bike I've ever owned.
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Fellow wichita rider hi there.

Originally Posted by ColinL View Post
Here's a few pics of my conversion. This bike has had several lives since I bought it in 2010. It is working really well now.

build list:
2010 Cannondale Quick CX frame
Cannondale Super Fatty DLR80 headshok fork
Sram Wide S Series cranks (S902) with 46T X-Sync ring
Sram Red 2x10 levers
3T Ergonova Team 44cm bars
Avid BB7-Road calipers, 160mm discs
DT Swiss R24 Spline Disc wheels
WTB Nano 700x40 TCS tires tubeless with Orange Seal

What's next:
I might try a Specialized Trigger Pro 700x38 rear tire to see how much faster it is than the Nano (I know it's lighter).

I'm probably moving to 42T front and 11-36 rear - already have the parts. I underestimated the rolling diameter of the Nano 40c, it's a freaking big tire. When I can do 30 mph spinning about 100 rpm in the 3rd smallest cog, that means my chainring is too large.

Finally, I'm looking at winter commuting options. I've found some studded tires from last winter on closeout and I'd rather buy now and hold them than pay full price in November.
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Gravel Frankenbike

A few photos of my project gravel bike from a PX10LE frame, spare parts and a couple of partial road bike frames gifted to me from a LBS. Right now itís a one by. The chain I bought today wasnít long enough.

Test ride tomorrow.
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