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Sam Jones

Locale: London, UK
Touring / Audax bike finished on 01/31/2012 03:00:25 MST Print View

Finally finished building up my old steel frame last night. Here is the finished article. Slightly odd looking! Seemed nice and comfy on the 15 miles to work this morning. Hopefully it will be used for touring and audax rides.



Need to start sewing a frame bag next...

brent driggers
(cadyak) - MLife

Locale: southwest georgia
touring setup on 01/31/2012 07:41:40 MST Print View

Nice job. Like the leather tape, the wheels look tough and the spinaci's can double as a pizza carrier. Hows the touring/packing over there?

Sam Jones

Locale: London, UK
Re: Touring setup on 02/02/2012 01:58:19 MST Print View

Hi Brent

Thanks, took a while but I think I'm finally getting the hang of adjusting a rear derailleur.

Touring here is ok I think! I've never done any bike touring abroad to compare it with though. I did Lands end to John O'Groats a couple of years ago as well as London to Edinburgh. Some of that was staying in B&B's and hostels but I also had a spinnshelter in my panniers that I used a few nights.

That was on this same frame but using parts from a road bike, and it was geared too high. My Achilles hurt a lot by the time I got to John O'Groats. So I've rebuilt it with MTB gears, and will be packing lighter on future tours (no panniers).

Sam Jones

Locale: London, UK
Updated Bars on 06/19/2012 01:56:31 MDT Print View

Title says it all really. These are On One Midge bars. Very comfy.

new bars

Adam Kilpatrick
(oysters) - MLife

Locale: South Australia
Re: Updated Bars on 06/19/2012 21:30:18 MDT Print View

The do look REALLY nice! Do those bars kinda give you more flat bar-like space when you are "on the tops"? I mean, functionality apart from looking awesome :-)

That is one sexy bike.

Sam Jones

Locale: London, UK
Updated on 08/17/2012 02:21:26 MDT Print View

Thanks! Yeah they provide a decent flat space on the top, or you can rest your hands on the hoods, or on the drops. The drops are really comfortable.


Have put on lighter wheels and tyres, and some nice slim mudguards.

Steve C

Locale: sierra nevada
new bars on 08/17/2012 09:29:56 MDT Print View

Could be the picture but it sure looks like a long reach to your break levers. Is that the case or is it me?