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Muddy Fox Pathfinder

90s MTB frame turned into an adventure/gravel/touring/do-it-all bike.

Frame:
Muddy Fox Pathfinder [56cm C-C, Tange MTB]

Fork/Headset:
Muddy Fox // Velo Orange

Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
IRD Defiant [175mm] // Shimano BB-UN55 [118mm]

Pedals:
MVTE Reach

Drivetrain/Cog/Chainring/Chain:
Shimano Deore XT CS-M8000 cassette [11-40] // IRD chainrings [46/30] // Shimano CN-HG601-11 chain

Derailleurs/Shifters:
Shimano Deore XT RD-M8000 rear derailleur [SGS] // Shimano 105 FD-R7000 front derailleur // microSHIFT BS-M11 bar end shifters [2-/3-/11-speed Shimano MTB]

Handlebars/Stem:
Velo Orange Nouveau Randonneur handlebars [44cm] // Velo Orange quill stem with removable faceplate [90mm] // Deda bar tape

Saddle/Seatpost:
Gilles Berthoud Aspin // Kalloy Uno [ø26.4mm]

Brakes:
Shimano Deore XT BR-T780 brakes // Cane Creek Drop V brake levers

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Ryde Andra 40 rim [26"] // Shimano 105 HB-5800 hub [32h] // DT Competition spokes // Panaracer GravelKing SK tyre [2.1"]

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Ryde Andra 40 rim [26"] // Shimano 105 FH-5800 hub [32h] // DT Competition spokes // Panaracer GravelKing SK tyre [2.1"]

Accessories:
Velo Orange Campeur front rack // Ortlieb Back-Roller Classic panniers // Topeak Midloader frame bag [6L] // Carradice Bagman support // Wit Slingers saddlebag [custom] // Topeak Road Masterblaster frame pump [XL] // Garmin Edge 530 bike computer

Bike History

Click a link below to see past stages of this bike.

  1. Germany '22
  2. Germany '21
  3. Wales '19
  4. England '18
  5. Germany '17
  6. France '16
  7. Bike

Current Stage Info:

Configuration changes all the time, so photos might not be accurate.

Added by Tijs. Last updated about 1 year ago.

27 Comments

emilknaster

emilknaster says:

just plain radness* . one question: how are the v-brakes with the braking levers? thanks!!!

Posted almost 2 years ago

Tijs

Tijs says:

Sorry for the late reply. The braking is excellent, far better than cantis in my opinion.

The Cane Creek drop bar levers are V-brake specific (long pull), so they work great.

Posted about 1 year ago

emus

emus says:

Nice Bike.
Is that the standard velo orange campeur front rack, or is it a bigger one?
I mean the picture where you have put your tent on your front rack.

Posted over 2 years ago

Tijs

Tijs says:

Also sorry for the late reply.

The rack in the pictures with my tent on it is actually a Pelago Commuter rack. Great little rack, but fancied my panniers a little lower to the ground for stability.

Posted about 1 year ago

Broken_bloody_britain

Broken_bloody_britain says:

Are the chainstays crimped at all? Just wondering what the differences are between the two frames if any!

Posted about 3 years ago

Tijs

Tijs says:

I don't they they are crimped. Wondered what the differences were myself too.

Posted about 3 years ago

Broken_bloody_britain

Broken_bloody_britain says:

Amazing build!

I’m curious how the clearances are at the rear for a 2.3? I just bought a courier comp but am unsure whether a 2.3 would fit!

Posted about 3 years ago

Tijs

Tijs says:

These tyres are not actually 2.3", although it's printed on them. They measure 53mm (2.1") on 25mm internal width rims. And that's about the biggest I would try to fit in there.

Posted about 3 years ago

m0k0

m0k0 says:

Wow this is lovely. Got one of these frames myself recently, I also owned one of these 30years ago..!
How do I work out what wheelset, and whether it could be an 10s or even 11s?
I'm hoping to build up an alternative commuter with the widest gears and largest slick tyres I can.. thanks.

Posted over 3 years ago

Tijs

Tijs says:

Thanks! And cool that you got one too.

Rear dropout spacing is 130mm I think, so just choose a wheelset with a 130mm rear hub, and you're dandy. 10 or 11 speed is up to you, it doesn't depend on the frame in that way. Good luck!

Posted over 3 years ago

zian

zian says:

mouth literally dropped...hot damn!

Posted over 4 years ago

vp1337

vp1337 says:

Still the best DIY monstercross out there.

Posted about 6 years ago

moose

moose says:

dialed

Posted about 6 years ago

time-trial-collector

time-trial-collector says:

I do like it a lot!

Posted about 6 years ago

Nathap470

Nathap470 says:

By far one of my favorite bikes on here.

Posted over 6 years ago

Zlees86

Zlees86 says:

So Cool!

Posted over 6 years ago

plasticbath

plasticbath says:

wow this is so rad

Posted over 6 years ago

Le_Pigeonvert

Le_Pigeonvert says:

+1

Posted over 6 years ago

planist

planist says:

Where is this?
Great Solid Bike!

Posted over 7 years ago

Tijs

Tijs says:

Thanks!

Well, it went on a tour through France, so never more than one night in the same spot!

Posted over 7 years ago

FABEL

FABEL says:

true touring. all balls ahead, bull left roadside

Posted over 7 years ago

ghostridethewhip

ghostridethewhip says:

+1

Posted over 6 years ago

m_sobie

m_sobie says:

Looks like a blast!

Posted over 7 years ago

m_sobie

m_sobie says:

Always love a danglin' coffee mug.

Posted over 7 years ago

Tijs

Tijs says:

It has treated me well so far!

Gotta have the danglin' coffee mug.

Posted over 7 years ago

tinj

tinj says:

This thing is awesome! I've been contemplating doing something similar with my Stumpjumper.

Posted over 7 years ago

Tijs

Tijs says:

DO IT!

Posted over 7 years ago