Budget £500 Gravelwanker frame

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Dave Barter
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Budget £500 Gravelwanker frame

Post by Dave Barter » Fri May 22, 2020 11:03 pm

It’s taken years but I’ve decided I don’t like my Pickenflick. It’s a medium but feels too big. Can’t really offer a rational explanation other than we’re not compatible.

So what frame could I replace it with? Budget is £500ish and I quite fancy carbon.

Oh and anyone want to buy it 😀
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Re: Budget £500 Gravelwanker frame

Post by BigdummySteve » Fri May 22, 2020 11:27 pm

Salsa cutthroat with some skinny wheels? :wink:

To be fair my last road bike was a 10 speed Raleigh when I was 10. But....I’d be tempted to put the cash into some carbon rimmed exotic wheels for the cutty :-bd
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Re: Budget £500 Gravelwanker frame

Post by AndyTheBikeGuy » Sat May 23, 2020 12:03 am

Dave Barter wrote:
Fri May 22, 2020 11:03 pm
Oh and anyone want to buy it 😀
I might be tempted Dave, what sort of price do you have in mind?
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Re: Budget £500 Gravelwanker frame

Post by K1100T » Sat May 23, 2020 7:26 am

You can pick up a 3T Exploro like frame and forks for £450 off AliExpress - you're looking for Carbonda, or Carbonmania or some such. Similarly, the On-One Space Chicken and Free Ranger frames and forks can be found there too. If you fancy niche, then Deng Fu are doing a full-sus gravel frame...
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Re: Budget £500 Gravelwanker frame

Post by Matt » Sat May 23, 2020 8:03 am

I’d be interested :-bd

Taylor keeps hassling me about my lack of Gravelwankerness and I’ve probably got most of the bits to build one apart from F&F

And I think we’re similar size (height obvs)

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Re: Budget £500 Gravelwanker frame

Post by Dave Barter » Sat May 23, 2020 10:52 am

BigdummySteve wrote:
Fri May 22, 2020 11:27 pm
Salsa cutthroat with some skinny wheels? :wink:

To be fair my last road bike was a 10 speed Raleigh when I was 10. But....I’d be tempted to put the cash into some carbon rimmed exotic wheels for the cutty :-bd
This is actually the best and cheapest suggestion. Just been for a spin on it and I don't think I could improve the position or comfort. Just need to find some more gravelly Taylor tyres

Going to sell the Pickenflick as a full bike circa £700 after cleaning it up
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Re: Budget £500 Gravelwanker frame

Post by BigdummySteve » Sat May 23, 2020 12:46 pm

You might not even need new wheels, I’m currently running a set of Vittoria Terreno,s
2.2” so perhaps a little bigger than you want but fast as hell on the road and dry stuff

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Re: Budget £500 Gravelwanker frame

Post by FLV » Sat May 23, 2020 3:18 pm

Ive bewn using a pair of wtb byway 700x44 which are pretty good.
However last night i rode my lads bike with some 32mm G Ones on. That felt very speedy on the tarmac. Fast enough that id not bother with proper roady tyres given the option.

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Re: Budget £500 Gravelwanker frame

Post by FLV » Sun May 31, 2020 9:47 am

Dave Barter wrote:
Fri May 22, 2020 11:03 pm

So what frame could I replace it with? Budget is £500ish and I quite fancy carbon.
Find anything dave?

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Re: Budget £500 Gravelwanker frame

Post by Dave Barter » Sun May 31, 2020 3:14 pm

No as Ive been riding the Cutthroat a lot more and now think it will do with some skinnier tyres
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