The Bike


The yet unnamed bike, maybe somebody could suggest a name for it

The Bike.

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  • Thorn Nomad, black, Thorn comfort bars, Thorn rear rack, waterbottle holder on bottom of frame for fuel bottle (alcohol / Metho)
  • Rockshox front suspension with 2 x waterbottle holders. Not overly impressed I think I will revert back to the original forks and save about 1kg of weight.
  • Brooks Saddle broken, replaced in Seward Alaska
  • Flat pedals (I like SPD peddles but I don’t want to take another pair of shoes just for cycling)
  • Custom made waterproof frame bags with map pocket and 2 x main pockets. With spares bag that fits between the frame and rear mudguard (thanks Marie you made the best framebag ever)
  • Rohloff hub running 40T – 17T gearing, changed to 38T after the drivetrain was replaced after about 15000km (includes previous touring prior to this trip).
  • Rigida Andra 26 inch rims with Ceramic Tungsten Carbide coating and Swisstop blue brakepads (very long life, hopefully, I am carrying a spare set front and back)
  • Schwalbe Dureme 2 Inch tyres, they still work OK on the dirt, but otherwise good. (Rear Tyre exploded after about 8000km use, front tyre still going ok after 14000km+)
  • Dynohub that powers front light and electronics
  • PedalPower+ I4 battery Replaced with Sinewave Revolation USB charger and PowerGen 12000Mha Battery from EBay.
  • 2 x rear only Ortlieb Panniers and handlebar bag, Rear backs have broke several plastic parts and lost several nuts / bolts.
  • Cateye rear light and rear view mirror
  • Kryptonite D-Lock, too heavy Replaced with Lightweight Padlock and Cable
  • Pletscher Esge  rear mount bike stand (I had a clickstand but it broke on my last trip)
  • 2 x Revelate Designs feed bags on the handlebars, one for waterbottle and one for bear spray.

Spares (fits in framebag between downtube and rear mudguard)

  • Spare Chain and 2x powerlinks with Finish Dry Lube
  • Spare Rohloff sprocket 17T, Oil, grommets, cables (1 x wire cable, should be good for up to 40000km)
  • Brake cable
  • Brake pads (swisstop blue should be good for 20000km)
  • Spare foldable Schwalbe Dureme tyre, now in use on the bike
  • 2 x spare 26 inch tubes presta valve
  • Patches to repair Thermarest, Ortlieb panniers.
  • Ortlieb spares, straps, anchor hooks, nuts / bolts, mount brackets
  • Spokes and nipples x 6 (front and rear)
  • Nuts / bolts to fix most parts of the bike
  • Duct tape, Cable Ties, Hose clamps
  • Rohloff Oil, cleaner and spare cable, oil change screw.

Tools (fits in framebag between downtube and rear mudguard)

  • Leatherman
  • Thorn eccentric bracket / pedal  spanner
  • Multitool (has everything from spoke tools, chainbreaker, allen keys, tyre lever, screwdrivers)
  • Brooks seat tool
  • Tyre repair kit stuff
  • Tyre pump
  • Rohloff oil change pump, sprocket removal tool, T20 Torx wrench for Rohloff
  • Old toothbrush and rag for cleaning / maintenance etc
  • Chainring tool
  • Cable cutter tool

Click here for a list of my Hiking and Cycling Gear

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