My frame fits very well. It has clearance for 40+ mm tires, a long wheelbase, a long top tube helps in climbing. The long chainstays kept the bike in control on the downhills. The lower than normal Bottom Bracket would also add to stability. We decided on the Lime twist color for the Slender Fungus.
Here are some closeup photos. I really enjoyed riding this bike continuously for 260 miles.
Once again thank you Richard and Johanna from Waterford Precision Cycles/ Gunnar Bikes.
This bike really rocks!!!
|Gunnar Prototype. Custom Geometry. Waterford Fork Crown.|
|Long Top tube with a shorter stem. 44cm Cowbells. Best bar ever. Cane Creek levers. I came to like these more and more.|
|Huge Clearanc in the front.|
|Avid Ultmates, Clement MSO 40mm.|
|Generic Stem, Cowbells and a reliable, large numbered Enduro Cateye computer.|
|3 bottle holders. 105 cranks with 34x45 rings. Deore DX front Der.|
|These bottles kept me from drinking dust. Velocity cages fit perfect with 1 L size bottles.|
|King bearings are the only way to go. downtube shifter bosses. Sti, downtube or barend compatible. Smart.|
|unbeatable salsa clamp, Thomson post and my favorite Gonzo Saddle from All City. Though I did envy Special K's Brooks spring saddle.|
|XT reverse pull with 11x34 cogs. 34x34 was my lowest gear and I used it a lot.|
|Ultimate brakes setup in touring mode for clearance.|
|40mm with room to spare.|
|I think a really good looking machine. I felt really comfortable on it for all those miles.|
|Full length cable with only 2 braze ons so I can accomodate frame bag.|
|I left the bars on high to relieve my back. No back pain at all during the whole ride.|
|One layer of Cinelli Gel tape. Padded gloves. if your bars are too thick your hands will cramp.|
|barrell adjuster for back brake.|
|These King hubs have over 75,000 miles on them. Billabong overhauls them and keeps them going. Salsa skewers.|
|The greatest tire I have ridden. I wish I had a much wider tire with all the fresh gravel.|