Bikerumor Pic Of The Day: Coney Island, Singapore

bikerumor pic of the day coney island singapore bicycle on a narrow sandy beach with thick green trees behind.

Photo submitted by Nigel Harper, “…public paths and tracks give way to a wandering series of gravel and sand surface ideal to make those first steps off the hard-top, even on the trusty old hardtail! Bigger adventures around but this makes a fine excursion for a lazy Sunday spin.”

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5 COMMENTS

  1. I think we need more info on the “Gravel Fork” I’ve always pondered using an old AMP for that exact purpose. Looks like a homemade AMP to Postmount adapter for the brake.

    • My 1996 vintage Trek 9700 had the AMP F3, Horst designed fork fitted by the LBS from new. So when I finally got a modern era MTB last year it was time to execute the conversion.

      12 months of watching the used ads located the SRAM shifters, TRP Spyre SLC brakes and a set of American Classic 29er wheels. I’ve kept the Shimano STX-RC cranks and 42t, paired with a GX derailleur and generic 11-42 cassette.

      The fork has clearance for 28mm rubber as standard on 29er rims, but the more appropriate 33mm Challenge Almanzo needed some metal removed as well as a revised bump stop to limit travel. +/-30mm. Enough for the intended use.

      After some trial fittings (that bent under load!) the 22mm Hayes pattern disc mount needed a 12mm aluminium plate, hand cut, drilled and tapped to sort the Spyre SLC

      As a non-disc frame, two additional holes drilled in the rear dropout allowed another plate to be mounted at the rear – with plenty of contact surface support.

      The geometry is probably wonky vs modern thinking but it rides nicely and keeps up with the road pack and is a great way to extend the life of a 24 year old bike I’ve had from new.

      10.5kg all up since you ask.

      And yes, 27.5 wheels work nicely with Schwalbe 38mm tyres – no bump stop amendment needed.

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