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.
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
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.