is my touring bike -- but I prefer to call it my camping bike. Its
name is Redbear. I'm slowly turning it into exactly what I want
for a camping/touring bike. It's almost done! The goal is a bike
that I can take on any road, anywhere, in any condition, for any
length of time. I think that's mostly a state of mind, but 37mm
tires don't hurt.
none of the parts are original:
Jamis Aurora 2006, 57cm.
Handle: On-One Midge (to be replaced by a more normal Nitto drop).
Stem: Velo Orange.
Headset: Velo Orange Grand Cru.
Brakes: Tektro Cantis (wide front, compact rear).
Brake Lever: Tektro Campagnolo knockoffs.
Cranks: Sugino GT, 48/38/24.
Cassette: Sram 11x32.
Pedals: MKS Tour Lite x MKS Cage.
Front Derailleur: Suntour Cylcone MK II.
Rear Derailleur: Shimano Deore (original).
Front Wheel: old Weinmann I had lying around (to be replaced by
Deore x CR18).
Rear Wheel: Ultegra x Sunrims CR18.
Tires: No-name 37mm x Continental CountryRide 37mm.
Front Rack: Surly.
Rear Rack: Tubus Cargo.
Saddle: Avocet Racing
Seat Post: Ritchey (original).
Bell: Crane, brassy.
my Bianchi, #580,
died a noble death -- a cracked bottom bracket. wHer soul and purpose
was transfered to a Bridgestone MB-3.