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jjames1452 12-22-19 05:10 AM

Lotus Franken Gravel Winter Bike
 
https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...ef61f59ed3.jpg
I got the Lotus Eclair converted, to a winter/gravel bike, out yesterday. I love riding this bike! This is a two speed kickback SA. I am looking forward to winter now!

J.Higgins 12-22-19 06:23 AM

650B?

How are those Panaracers on snow and ice?

jjames1452 12-22-19 06:39 AM

Snow and Ice
 

Originally Posted by NoControl (Post 21254328)
650B?

How are those Panaracers on snow and ice?

Snow and slush. Great. Ice. Not so good. I'm not clipping in if there is ice in the roads or bike paths. I made that mistake a number of years ago. Torn MCL. The bike was ok though.

Pemetic2006 12-22-19 08:25 AM

Nice. Did that come with the Shimano crank with the odd size bolts making clipless hard to do? I ask because I almost bought one of these a few years back but did not because of that.
Love the color.

bwilli88 12-22-19 08:27 AM

Nice bike, need details, build list, lots of pictures.

SamSpade1941 12-22-19 09:06 AM

jjames1452 That is a big bike... Kudos on a nice build sir.

jjames1452 12-22-19 01:41 PM

Pics

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...fa6ccbc85e.jpg
https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...40658aac7b.jpg
https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...1e7722335e.jpg
https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...a07e578333.jpg
https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...cdadc839a7.jpg
https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...50757f7aaf.jpg
https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...92ba3910dd.jpg
https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...cbb864c330.jpg
https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...f9603f829f.jpg
https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...39c485da4c.jpg

jjames1452 12-22-19 01:43 PM

I'm pretty sure the frame came from Thrifty Bill.

I getting ready for another ride.

Hopefully on Christmas day as well.

jjames1452 12-22-19 01:44 PM


Originally Posted by SamSpade1941 (Post 21254464)
jjames1452 That is a big bike... Kudos on a nice build sir.

thank you.

jjames1452 12-22-19 01:44 PM


Originally Posted by bwilli88 (Post 21254429)
Nice bike, need details, build list, lots of pictures.

done.

Classtime 12-22-19 09:01 PM

That might be the first picture of a bike with the latest Open Pro rims posted here.

J.Higgins 12-23-19 06:12 AM


Originally Posted by jjames1452 (Post 21254761)
done.

What did you use for spokes, JJ?


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