A miserable day out there and so I cycle in my mind with some more purchases for the Touring Bike.
Panniers arrived – Axiom they look great but review once they get used
Mercian Frame (reynolds 631) fork and Seatpost on their way
Brooks Saddle B17 Champion – I have a spare
Decided on a triple as i am sure those lower gear inches will come in handy once i see some hills. Ribble have a decent deal on so ordered a Shimano 105 triple in Silver
Also a rear Stainless Steel rack.
Then there is steering.
- Nitto Rando B135 Bar and a quill stem -Classic randonneur touring style, also great for cyclocross and dirt drop riding
- Bar slopes upward from the center to the corners, the drops are splayed outward
- A randonneur is a participant in a randonnée or brevet – a long-distance ride that passes through check-points within a specified time limits. It is not a race, but a test of endurance with distances of 200-1000 km
- All Nitto bars are measured center to center
- 120mm drop
- 105mm reach