I just finished putting this bike together today. This isn't meant to be commercial so no names. I just couldn't resist posting what I think is about the perfect tourer. Custom Ti frame with S and S couplers Rohloff rear 14sp hub Velocity Dyad rims Tubus Racks
Much more satisfiying than pinarello dogma a thats only going to be used in CP
That does look grand! I heard the Rohloffs are pretty weighty. Have you had much time to ride it yet?
Also, after a recent mishap, I'd swap out the minimal front racks for something more substantial, or be very careful putting the bags on! Nice work. Me thinks this bike not be cheap.
The Rohloff isn't light. The rear wheel built up with DT alpine spokes and a swalbe marathon plus tyre weighed 3.6kg
Complete bike weighed around 14.5 kg. Hate to think what a similarly spec LHT would weigh.
Bike isn't mine. Guy who has bought it leaves for the US to ride from the Canadian border to Mexico in a few weeks.
This is the most comfortable saddle there is in my books. This is the padded version lite 209. I have the unpadded one on my road bike and have done a few rides of 200+kms on it with no problems. It has a big gap down the middle which seems to solve comfort issues for both men and women. It does have to be set up carefully and one model the "evolution" i found to be torture.
It's a conventional 700c wheeled tourer with velocity dyad rims.
A Schmidt front hub would have been good. I did try to talk him into one as well as getting Bruce Gordon racks which I think are the best racks on the market. http://www.bgcycles.com/racks.html
much better looking than the Tubus which I have on our touring tandem. Not sure about mudguards. Great for bunch rides in the rain but if you have something on the rear rack and you're not drafting a wheel then I don't see the need.
Forks are steel and the little black dangly thing is a DaVinci cable joiner.
Bike is a combined effort of Cheeky Transport (wheels and touring parts) and Cyclefitcentre frame and rest of partsM