Touring Bike Build #3: Gears and Steers and a bit of SS rack

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

So groupset.

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.

Groupset and Rack
Groupset and Rack

Then there is steering.

Nitto Rando-2

  • 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

Screen Shot 2014-02-08 at 18.02.32


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