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Strong To The Flemish: Stayer Groadinger

Strong To The Flemish: Stayer Groadinger

Sam and Judith run Stayer Cycles, your Local Bike Shop in Leytonstone, East London. It’s more than a shop: he’s a frame builder and she’s a wheel builder. They’ve just offered up a new addition to their range, the phat and phunky Groadinger.

Strong To The Flemish: Stayer Groadinger

We’ve actually featured a couple of Stayer frames on Cycle EXIF previously: Sam’s own Snot Rocket — a camera-carrying camper designed specifically for his riding around the Epping Forest — and a dazzling stainless steel fast road bike for Joe.

Strong To The Flemish: Stayer Groadinger

The enigmatically-named Groadinger is an Off-The-Peg frame, meaning you can walk into the shop (or order through their website), pull one of the shelves in a small, medium or large size, and take it home with you. Or have them build it up for you.

Strong To The Flemish: Stayer Groadinger

We’re particularly fond of this setup, assembled with an amazing pair of Italian Ingrid cranks and chainring. The Groadinger is available in three colors, this example is Swamp Dip, and there’s also Raw Raw, and Appelblauwzeegroen Sunfade.

Strong To The Flemish: Stayer Groadinger

It can basically be described as a fat tire gravel fun bike, and the numbers match the description: the geometry is agile with a “super-short” chainstay, and clearances for 47mm 650b and a 42t chainring.

Strong To The Flemish: Stayer Groadinger

While the OTP frames are a standard shape, custom options are available. Rupert, one of their mates, ordered one with Boost spacing for 2.1″ 650b tires and a 40t chainring. That’s him below, getting sideways in the Appelblauwzeegroen Sunfade paint.

Strong To The Flemish: Stayer Groadinger

Obviously, Judith’s handbuilt wheelsets stand up to the abuse, and they’d be a fitting optional upgrade. The Groadinger an adventure machine, to be sure. The name? G(ravel) R(oad) Dinger(‘Thingy’ in Flemish).

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Strong To The Flemish: Stayer Groadinger