Sunday, June 16, 2013

Gravel Worlds Machine UPDATED.

Melissa has dibs to co-pilot.  We found this thing at a yardsale for a fair price.  I didn't bat an eye, just paid them man and ghost road my bike home.  

It's a Santana. Made in America.  It's going on a diet, maybe a 13 lb. diet.  It's got 48 spoked wheels, with heavy hubs/rims/spokes. 

There are a lot of plans for this thing.

trp cx8.4 v-brakes(these things stop better than anything out there.)

1 1/4" to 1 1/8" cup reducer, with king 1 1 /8" headset and carbon easton or ritchey cx fork. 

ritchey wcs stem/bars/saddles. (simple, not expensive, light, doesn't break.)

Wheels are special.  Chris King tandem 160mm dishless rear.  32 spokes front and rear to pacenti sl23 rims.  Tubeless.  Wheelsmith 2.0/1.7 silver spokes.

Drivetrain is special.  

Sram 1x10.   36t bling ring s900 caron bb30 for the front.  sram 36/46 carbon bb30 for the back crank. Might have to do a xx1 crank with different bcd spider if the crank arms do not clear the chainstay.

Then x9 long cage type 2 clutch derailleur, with 11-36 1070 cassette.  No front derailleur needed.  Everything stays on the drive side.

I popped a 12-36t cassette with a x9 long cage carbon type 2 derailleur I got on sale to make sure it worked good with the red road shifter, it did...too good in fact. I was rolling 38/36 half the way to Aldi pulling those kids, took me twice as long, but legs felt twice as good.

I have adapters ordered, all about $12 worth.  The original seatpost is 29.4, I have shims coming to work with thomson 27.2 posts.  Also, instead of getting a ghetto adjustable long stoker stem, that is extremely heavy, I just got a 28.6/27.2 shim to use a standard light 140mm road stem.


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