My all-around commuter / adventure / bikepacking / touring bike, N==1.
Monocoque 18". Custom drawn 7005 Series Aluminum with FIT System. Power Angle geometry.
SR Suntour Suspension. 63mm travel. Alloy one piece lower. 1-1/8″ diameter
170mm crank arm. Black./Sealed Cartridge 68mm English Threaded.
Mks FD-7 folding pedals
Shimano./6 speed 14-28./42-34-24./OEM
Shimano Tourney./Shimano RevoShift.
Ergon GS1 grips/KCNC Rampant flat Handlebar 25.4x600mm
Ergon SFC3-S Fitness Gel Saddle (small)./Redshift Shockstop Suspension Seatpost and 27.2--30.0 shim
Tektro Alloy V-Brakes. Alloy Levers.
26” Geoorbital wheel (or 26” x 1.5" Alloy 36 hole Weinmann 519 rim. Silver with quick release. assembled by JBI Wheelmaster/Serfas Drifter Tire with FPS 26 x 2.0”)
26” x 1.5" Alloy 36 hole Weinmann 519 rim. Silver./Sealed rear with quick release. assembled by JBI Wheelmaster/Serfas Drifter Tire with FPS 26 x 2.0”.
Cateye Strada Cadence CC-RD200, Neoprene chainstay protector, Banjo Brothers Deluxe Mini Seat Bag (Black), Cygolite Metro 400 Hot Shot USB Combo Lights (front (handlebar) and rear (on saddlebag or trunk bag)), Cateye 570R integrated reflector/light (on rack), Montague kickstand (actually a Greenfield KS2B), Greenfield kickstand rubber foot, Oi bicycle bell, Ivation Multi-Function Bicycle Speaker (attached to extension bar of HDPE pipe held in place by two Cateye mounts and bolts in threaded couplers, and SKS Spaero Mini Bicycle Pump (Deep Black)), molle frame bag w/ small bags attached to it, flask, and aluminum bottle cage cold-formed to hold it w/ Topeak QR Waterbottle Cagemount. Pyramid Mountain Bike Clip On Fender (front), Spoke Reflector Reflective Mount Clip Strips, Montague Rackstand, Axa Victory Frame Lock Black, AXA V Brake Mounting Bracket, AXA RLC 100 Plug-In-Chain for Frame Lock 100cm (in left side top tube bag), Ortlieb Trunk Bag RC. Toolkit: (mounted to bike) Fix-it-sticks mounted to Molle bag, Topeak Ninja C chain tool Toolkit: (in right side top tube bag): Victorinox Bike tool kit, Lezyne patch kit, Park Tool TB-2 Emergency Tire Boot, Genuine Innovations tire levers (they have an abrasive area molded in), Genuine Innovations CO2 and inflation valve, VAR triple spoke wrench, 8mm Motion Pro titanium combination wrench Other: Giant Rack Strap, Fenix Heavy Duty CARGO NET Bike Rear Racks Carrier Baskets Secure 25-40cm Elastic Black, Lighter wrapped in tape, survival whistle w/ compass, flashlight, mirror, magnifying glass and (empty) compartment.
Mostly stock. Outfitting it as I learn.
Click a link below to see past stages of this bike.
Current Stage Info:
Lock as mounted slightly interferes with folding --- will need to have bolts replaced w/ BHCS, or change to disc brake on rear.
EDC bag (second handlebar bag, not usually carried): Silca T-Ratchet + Ti-Torque Kit, Leatherman PST, Leatherman Crunch, Vintage adjustable bike wrench, assortment of bits, adapters and sockets, and Kershaw Torx T Tool in two Altoids tins.
Chrome Industries Welterweight Kadet Sling Bag: Spyderco SpyderWrench, Mininch Toolpen, Toolpen Mini and Wrenchit
Spare chain, rivets, wheel box?
Studded tires, new rear rim, second front rim 24mm wide.
To do: Inventory fasteners
Hand-built wheels (same rim width as Geoorbital), IRD Classica Freewheel 6-Speed 13T--32, Geoorbital wheel (24mm rim, 28mm tires).
May replace bell w/ black model, replace Topeak Ninja C chain tool w/ Mineral Barstow (or will need to paint the green plastic which the former leave exposed), add front and rear cameras maybe. Topeak Flashstand Fat Bike Stand and hard case to hold for storage / transport. Hard-sided 26" wheel storage bag or improvise hard side panels?
Tidalforce component list: Shimano Deore XT M771 Derailleur, Shimano XTR brakes, FSA Gossamer 30/38/52 tooth crank set, RockShox Tora 302 Forks, Cane Creek Thudbuster ST seat suspension and Alex DX32 Downhill Trail Rims.
Ergon GP1 Neo Grips did not work out --- plastic clamp. Brooks Cambium C15 saddle did not work out, less comfortable than the Bontrager.
Last step: consider fairing, possibly Brooks Saddles D-Shaped Tool Bag
Added by WillAdams. Last updated over 3 years ago.