Here's my 3-month old Gunnar 2007 Sport in Gunnar Red. It has a Waterford lugged fork, which maybe gives it an "in" to Current Classics; but the rest is TIG. S&S Couplers make it easy for travel.

The pictures are of the Gunnar in its Paris-Brest-Paris (PBP) rig. Wheels are standard 36-spoke Mavic Open Pro with double-butted spokes and either DT or Schmidt DynoHub (E6 light). Running Grand Bois Cypres 700x30, which are very nice, low-rolling-resistance, high-volume tires that never get flats (OK, not so far in 2000 miles, anyway). With the SKS45 fenders, I found the only brakes that would give proper clearance were the Tektro BR556 brakes (like Rivendell's Silver brake). These are fabulous brakes and give tremendous stopping power with KoolStop salmon pads. Drivetrain is Crank Bros Quattro pedals, D-A downtube shifters, Sugino 24-36-46 cranks, and SRAM 11-34 cassette, paired with Deore XT derailleurs. I wanted really low gearing available in case I hit the wall near the end of PBP, and also for some post-PBP light-touring. Ritchey adjustable stem combined with a steering tube left deliberately long provide lots of flexibility for changing bar height &/or reach in case of injury. Selle-Anatomica saddle, which is just superbly comfortable, even after 720+ miles of riding (I came up a tad short on PBP owing to pneumonia). Lone Peak Altra 100 bar bag, Carradice Lowsaddle Longflap, and a bivy bag complete the rig for PBP; for touring I added a couple of Arkel panniers on a rack. I think that less weight on the back and some lowriders up front would handle a bit better, but there's only so much stuff you can fit under the airline size/weight limits :-)

The first two photos are before and during PBP (the latter shows a bit of bike, but mainly the cockpit setup with two jambon baguettes in the bar bag). The rest are on the little mini-tour I took from Paris to southern England and back. Bike on a bridge over the Seine, on a train in England, and overlooking the Channel.



Gunnar Sport - Ready to Go


Gunnar Sport - On the road at PBP


Gunnar Sport - non drive side
Gunnar Sport - Riding the Train
Gunnar Sport - Laden at the Coast





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