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A Surly Giant Custom Gravel Bike

This started as a Giant hard tail aluminum mountain bike frame I converted to a 700C gravel bike by adding a Surly.LHT fork a custom rear brake bridge from Xtracycle was used to Facilitate the brake alignment for the new 700c wheels.

2007 or 2008? Giant Aluminum large (21") MTN bike frame. It has bosses for racks and fenders.

Surly Long Haul Trucker Steel Fork with cantilever /vbrake bosses as well as rack and fender bosses. Headset is a New blue FSA Orbit 36 mm threadless sealed headset.

Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
Shimano 105 Octilink triple and Octilink sealed bottom bracket

Shimano Road /Mountain pedals

Shimano SG 52-42-30 chain rings, New Shimano 105 Chain, New Shimano 11-28 10 speed cassette

New Shimano 105 front derailleur with Problem Solver Front derailleur pulley. Shimano XTR 10 speed rear derailleur. New Shimano Tiagra 10 - 3 brake shifter combo. with all new Jagwire cables and housing.

Specialized Comp alloy 440mm- 31.8mm compact aero bars, Specialized Pro set 110mm stem. Wrapped in Lizardskinz 3.0 padded gel handlebar tape.

Richey Classic 27.2mm - 350mm long. New Selle Royal Respiro Gel saddle

New Shimano Deore inline V-Brakes with Cane creek inline cross levers and new Jagwire Cables and housing

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
New WTB DX17 Double wall 36 spoke with New Clemente XPLOR-USH 35 x 700c Cyclocross tire.

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
New Joytech XC260 double wall rim, 36 spoke Joytech Alloy 10 speed hub. (Disk compatible) with New Clemente XPLOR-USH 35 x 700c cyclocross tire.

2 Blue anodized aluminum H2O cages.The wheel skewers are Hope Bolt on quick release to prevent theft when the blike is used as a commuter.

More Info:
The frame and fork were stripped and inspected for cracks dents or bends and primed with PPG 2 part Epoxy primer and refinished with PPG Omni Plus Platinum Ice white Pearl paint. Custom blue vinyl decals were added and then clear coated with PPG Delton 2K high gloss clear with Blue diamond pearls added. This added pearl to the clearcoat makes bike appear as white pearl until the sun hits it and then it is a glimmering blue finish. Very cool! I will add Blackburn front and rear racks and fenders for winter commuting. The Bike solidly handles dirt roads and trails and the triple allows me to climb steeps with heavy loads or pull a trailer. It would be a very nice touring machine.

Added by Velodoc505. Last updated almost 8 years ago.

1 Comment


Big_toque says:

This is really awesome.

Posted about 8 years ago