OK, I am getting serious about joining. I dug up some stuff but I can't find my MAFAC canti front brake or my Philco rear brake or Philco brake levers. I am real frustrated right now and have my heart set on using these for my single speed gravel grinder. It's been a few years since this brake stuff floated up to the top of my junk but I know I still have them somewhere. I will not join unless I find the brake stuff. My original idea was to use an old ten speed frame or my 1992 Giant mountain bike frame but I have another idea. I bought a Columbia repop tribute bike for about $150 from Sam's Club. I stripped parts from it for the 1938 CWC girls bike I am building for my daughter. She wanted it to be red and the donor had red fenders, red luggage rack, red wheels, whitewall tires, chain and handle bars. I thought why not use the left over Columbia frame? It is heavy as heck but I will not be winning any gravel grinder races anyway. I want to do it because I can and to be different. I plan to use 700c wheels with 40cm tires and 23 x 39 gearing. I will have to do some pushing as the gear inch with 700c wheels will be too high for my old legs. I want to race it in June. I don't have any drop bars so that is all I have to get, but I don't want to spend any money. Too bad I tossed out so may of these last year. I think drop bars might be comfortable on this bike with the slingshot gooseneck? Frame: Fork, goosenecks and drum brakes. I probably won't use the drums, too expensive and time consuming to build wheels right now. I might use one of the drums hubs on my 40 DX Klunker as my manual 2 speed Bendix coaster hub died last fall. The fork will be used if I find my MAFAC canti brakes. This fork is from a quality mountain bike and I will feel more comfortable using that instead of the original Columbia repop. New old stock Campagnolo seat post clamp New $70, including shipping, Brooks B-17 saddle. Such a deal. Couldn't pass it up. I can't believe my luck. The BCD of the single speed chain wheel is the same as the 10 speed chain wheel. I will remove the 40 tooth 10 speed wheel and replace it with the 39 tooth single speed wheel. I will leave the 50 tooth wheel as is and not file it off to look like a bash guard. After all it will be one of my usual maggot bikes do why bother. I have a set of old aluminum 1990s platform pedals that will be OK for gravel. If I do decide to go ahead it will have to be simple. If I run into any significant problems with it I will abandon it. It needs to be quick, ugly (probably spray flat black over it) and functional for gravel. I have an old Juncker head badge in my headbadge collection and I could use that. It could be the "Junker Juncker Klunker Monster Cross Gravel Grinder Cruiser". That might be over the top?