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  • monkeyboyjc
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    2nd set of 27.5 wheels purchased,  and some 1.95 tyres to see if I can squeeze them in….

    hollyboni
    Member

    Keep us updated! I would really really like to run 27.5×48 GravelKing SKs if I switch to 650B. According to reviews they stretch out to around 49-50mm.

    I’m ordering 700c 38mm and 43mm GKs next week. I really hope the 38s will fit in the back. 😀

    monkeyboyjc
    Member

    Ok just fitted the rear. 1st off yes a 27.5×1.95 mtb tyre does fit……. Just

    You need dead straight rims and tyres though – I bought the cheapest 1.95 pair of suitable tyres I could find at 25 the pair, just to experiment with. Some Kenda ‘dirt jump’ tyres from eBay .these:

    https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F121934537662

    And although they fit, they have some serious wobble (wheel was straight) and buzz the driveline chainstay. I’ve corrected by tweaking the wheel to suit and there’s approx 2or3mm clearances either side.

    Looks like I’ll try some other tyres as I specifically want tyres with more grip than dedicated gravel tyres.

    Ill keep the Kendal as spares and get a pair of 1.9 specialized crossroads to try.

    hollyboni
    Member

    Could you please measure the width of the tyres with a caliper?

    monkeyboyjc
    Member

    Will do in the morning .

    monkeyboyjc
    Member

    They measure up at 45mm dead on… So equivalent of a 42c tyre?

    monkeyboyjc
    Member

    https://ibb.co/nCAKx7

    Hopefully the image will work. Turned out the 29r tube I’d stuffed in the rear tyre to try out the tyres was giving the bulge. Two 27.5 tubes later and they’re fitted!</span>

    Rear only has about 2mm clearance either side though…. Just need some new 160/140 discs and I’m ready to try them.

    hollyboni
    Member

    I don’t get it. The Horizons fit so nicely on the picture jakd95 posted and they are around 47-48mm wide.

    ??? 🙁

    monkeyboyjc
    Member

    These have bigger nobby bits on….. And could also be taller so further into the chainstay…..

    It also depends on your rim width, which gives a different tyre profile.  So the same tyre on a different rim could give a different width.

    hollyboni
    Member

    Yeah I guess the knobs on the top are the problem. It was just so weird at first because these Kendas measure narrower than the Horizons.

    Probably not going to go 650B then.

    monkeyboyjc
    Member

    The 1.9 specialized crossroads has arrived, will fit and get pics later – but it certainly isn’t as tall as the Kendal so should be a better fit. Decided to just buy one specialized tyre for the rear and leave the slightly larger Kenda on the front.

    Discs for the 650bs also arrived so I’ll have the first propper on/off road test tomorrow.

    monkeyboyjc
    Member

    Remeasured the 1.95 Kendas. they are actually 50mm knob to knob….. The carcass is 45mm. Hense only a couple mm clearance.

    The 1.9 specialized crossroads measure up at 45mm at the widest point. Much better fit.

    Here’s a pic: https://ibb.co/gpRYZx

    hollyboni
    Member

    That’s not good news, i’m probably going to skip 650B. 🙁

    Meanwhile I just went from winter mode to summer mode. Lost the fenders, and put on some bigger GravelKing SKs, tubeless for the first time. The front one is labeled 43C or 43-622, the back one is 40C 38-622. The fronts measure around 42mm, and the back one is around 39.5mm on my 20mm ID rims. Plenty of clearance at the front, at the back… The usual.

    Forgot how good this thing is with some proper meat!

    Also got a setback seatpost and a way too overpriced Salsa seatpost clamp instead of my “Gineyea” eBay special.

    monkeyboyjc
    Member

    Right 2nd specialized crossroads has been ordered , the Kenda on the front was just a little too draggy on the road so I’ve compromised some off road grip – should be fine in the drier months though.

    beetletype25
    Member

    Just picked one of these up off eBay. The chap bought it new but never built it up so there’s not a mark on it 🙂 I’d like to get it up and running asap. First thing on the list is forks – anyone got anything suitable?

    Premier Icon Kryton57
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    This is a brilliant thread.  I’ve been using my Grinduro (SS Plug with TRP Hylex) over the winter for various things and it’ll now get used for evening jaunts and school runs with the kids.  Its been great.  I did think the Alu fork would be harsh but its not.

    Talking of which who’s going to buy the Grinduro in the classifieds?  I would have thought it’d be flying off the shelf…

    AndrewDeKerf
    Member

    Mine is now on eBay..

    See more info in the classifieds here.

    Cheers.

    Mowgli
    Member

    As much as I’ve enjoyed mine, I’ll soon be putting my size Small up for sale. Currently fitted with Surly Straggler fork, dynamo wheelset, 1 x 9 speed and flat bars. Happy to split.

    jakd95
    Member

    Bit of an update on mine. Made the switch to drops, along with a some XT cranks, a pair of TRP Spyres, and then a slightly more exciting paint job from a rattlecan. Getting it prepped for the Torino-Nice Rally, just need to sort a light/usb charger to pair with the dynamo hub.

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    The highrise stem makes me feel a bit ill but makes it a lot more comfortable for all day rides.

    Premier Icon rOcKeTdOg
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    Talking of which who’s going to buy the Grinduro in the classifieds?  I would have thought it’d be flying off the shelf…

    Tempted but too £ for me so far

    Premier Icon Kryton57
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    Well, make me an offer.   Assuming your going it could even be delivered to you at the end of the month. 🙂

    Premier Icon rOcKeTdOg
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    24-12? not this year

    Premier Icon Kryton57
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    Can I ask some advice?

    My Grinduro (Plug SS) isn’t selling, but what I want is a geared bike.  What do I need to do/can I change the bike to have gears, bearing in mind the EBB and dropouts as they are?

    Thanks

    curto80
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    Kryton, have pmd you

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