The bike part 2 – a full spec

I’m very aware that for some of you quite frankly this post will hold no interest at all. It’s one for the bike geeks…. something I am fast turning into!

As a number of you have been asking about the spec for my bike I have decided to list the components of my new machine. So, it’s not pink, it doesn’t have tassles or spoke decorations. As yet, it has no name but it will. No doubt they’ll be a post looking for suggestions once it arrives at the end of April.

Specifications for your Traveller KS-TR 28

• Signature – very exciting about having my web address on my new machine.

• Frame Traveller KS-TR 28: Frame colour Mystic Black, Frame size 50cm – I had wanted a steel frame but this was not compatible with suspension forks which were more of a priority! The forks are Suntour NCX-E RL Lite

• Group set Rohloff/Gates belt drive – this is the plush high spec engineering. Have never had hub gears before and definately like the sound of less maintenance!

• Brakes Shimano V-brake

• Tyres Schwalbe Marathon Supreme 50mm – the toughest you can get to go with rims and spokes KM21 Xstrong / Sapim

• Saddle Brooks B-17 S Standard ladies leather – I hope the most comfortable I can get! Seat post KOGA Shock absorbing – I think I’ll need this in Tibet!

• Handlebar KOGA Multigrip and stem KOGA adjustable, grips KOGA leather

• Pedals Shimano Combi PD-T780 – just in case i need to cycle in my only other pair of shoes – flip flops!!

• Rear carrier Tubus Logo with spring clamp and on the front low-rider Tubus Ergo including kickstand. This will be the first time I have used additional front panniers when touring and I DON’T plan to to take lots of extra weight as a consequence though there are a number of luxury items I can’t decide between at the moment! Nail polish is def in though!

Other accessories include saddle bag KOGA Classic, kickstand Pletscher Comp, ring lock AXA Defender RL, pump Topeak Road Morph, bottle & bottle holder Topeak Modula Cage XL, mudguards SKS Chromoplastics, bell Widek Decibel II Kompas

• Weight 18.2 kg

A big thank you to the guys at Edinburgh Bike-coop for their patience regarding my order. I was due to finalise my order just before I received bad news and the order was on hold as a consequence. Can’t wait to collect my new baby now.

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About bikemind

I have spent the past 16 years working hard and building my way up a career ladder: completing my MBA then getting my first CEO role. After 5 years of that I am now embarking on a dream and a new adventure. I have to date cycled in France, Canada, Sri Lanka and Vietnam. Lands End to John O'Groats is my longest trip to date. Now 5 months in I have cycled west coast America, Japan, Nepal and India.

4 thoughts on “The bike part 2 – a full spec

  1. Naomi
    That sounds quite a bike. look forward to seeing pics of it when it arrives. Cycling with front panniers will bring a new dimension to the cycling. Have never used them myself but suspect will take just a little time to get used to them. Really concerned about the extra weight those essentials extras will add to the overall weight. May be you will have to be selective and only take one colour of nail polish. Decisions, Decisions. Its never easy.

    • Don’t worry it was a flippant remark and actually i missed out a critical word i.e. “don’t” take extra weight as a consequence…now edited!! I am actually being very careful to make sure I don’t take more than when I cycled Lands End to John O’Groats.. I have actually already packed my panniers in the most part so I can keep removing items that are not critical….the one nail polish i’m taking will be a dark red!

  2. Now, I can cope with a non pink, tastle free bike… However in the interests of safety I really think you need a special bell or horn. :). Sounding great!!

    • Lucky you should mention that….. I have two bike horns that may do just the job… so, the crocodile shaped horn or the old fashioned style hooter…. options options!

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