• A bit of a thread to document changes to my Plug. It started off as a frame only purchase, new from eBay, of a Charge Plug (Tange Prestige version). Initially built up last summer with some heavy 700c wheels and a load of mismatched cheap, second hand and spares box parts, to be used as a work bike for courier-ing around Leeds. A switch to a different job in January of this year meant it could be re-purposed as a more all-round gravel, light touring, town bike.

    Built up a set of 650b wheels (XT rear, re-branded SP dynamo front, Crest rims), whacked on some Horizons, fitted an 11-40t Sunrace 9 speed cassette with XT shifty bits and a 42t NW ring, then stripped off the guards and front rack once spring arrived.

    In use now for longer road/bridleway/gravel rides when I'm not fancying mountain biking. Really enjoying the comfort of the fatter tyres as well as being pleasantly surprised by how well they roll along once up to speed. Working towards getting it ready to ride the Torino-Nice Rally at the start of September, which will entail:

    1. Flared drops (ordered) and Sora R3000 shifters
    2. Set up rear tyre tubeless (ran out of sealant)
    3. More modern cranks (ideally Ultegra 6700/6600 or DA 7800)
    4. Decide on a dynamo light/usb charger combo
    5. Nicer post/clamp combo
    6. Braze-ons (extra bolt cage boss lower on seat tube to move the bottle lower and allow more room for a frame bag/remove canti studs on fork/internal routing on fork for dynamo wires)
    7. Powder coat/re-spray

    Picture as it stands today.

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