• Speaking of which, things have started arriving for my custom gravel build (even though the frame won’t be started for a couple of months).

    Going for compact geometry, 72.5 degree head tube and seat tube and clearance for 700x45 tyres. Gearing will be 1X and it should put me in a slightly more upright position than my Shand road and gravel fixed in terms of fit.

    It’ll be nice and straightforward; Columbus tubing, paragon dropouts and fittings for a rear rack for lightweight touring. I did consider a dynamo light as the fork, a Salsa Waxwing Deluxe, has internal dynamo cable wiring but basically CBA.