A leather saddlebag is a classic cycling accessory that my grandad would have found familiar. That said, it's hard to avoid the phrase 'Gucci manbag' when trying to describe this offering from Spa Cycles.
Due to a 'one in, one out' policy in our tiny flat, I'm selling my LHT touring/commuting bike to make way for something shiny. The bike has served me well since purchasing it in March 2011. I've toured and commuted on it and never had any problems at all.
Black 58cm Long Haul Trucker, 700c wheeled version. Suit anyone around 5'11-6'2
brookes B17 Saddle
Thomson layback seatpost
XT Shadow Mech
Deore HT2 chainset, 48/36/22 ratio so perfect for touring (some heel rub)
Chris King headset
Rear wheel is hope bulb hub built into a super strong mavic rim
maybe I'm crazy but... planning to use ferry/train/bikes with child seats for a circuit of Dutch cities in Late November for 5 days.
Anyone done this? ideas, suggestions, advice???
New Condor Heritage frame, bought 4 weeks ago for a tour that's not now going to happen. The frame has been built up and ridden approximately 3 miles to check everything works, and is in unmarked condition. For sale either as a frameset (frame, fork, headset and bottom bracket) or as a complete bike.
Details of full bike build as follows:
• size 55cm Condor Heritage frame (55.5cm top tube: I'm 5'11" and it fits me perfectly with a 110mm stem, I'd say it would fit riders from about 5'9" to 6'1", depending on how long a reach you're after)
• 105 compact chainset, also brand new
In the market for a new comfortable road bike / tourers and been looking at Surly LHT, Salsa Vaya, Kona Sutra and Jamis Aurora Elite. Another option is a On One Pompino Alfine.
Not mega tours just 2/3 days at max and nice rides of up to 100miles.
Any thoughts or reviews on the bikes. Some like the Sutra are cheaper than RRP (£800 at Triton Cycles) so that is swaying me although Salsa, Jamis and On One are pretty (is that important)
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