Long Haul Trucker 09'
just got the frame and fork so I could utilze some parts I had lying
around. Plus I felt I could make the bike look a bit better than
what was stock, and maybe save a little money - but that never lasts.
B17 saddle, Elk hide handlebar wrap (very very soft), Shimano 600
components, Sugino Alpina 50/34 crankset (a sweet bail out gear
removes my need for a triple), Phil Wood hubs (So silent and smooth),
Nitto Campee front rack, Carradice quick release saddle rack, Honjo
fenders ( a whole lot of coverage), Velo Orange Mafac style cantilever
is a great ride/value for touring and commuting. I wanted a bike
that was all lugged out and gorgeous but found the price was slipping
beyond my reach. 5-80 mile rides are all comfortable and stable.
Loaded up primarily in the front with Ortlieb panniers it still
holds a nice line.
I need is a covered wagon style trailer and I can live off this