Italy with Fabio

Europe to Africa and back

The bike.


Frame : Velo Orange Campeur frameset 53 cm (frame & fork)
Stem : Thomson X2 70 mm onto a quill adapter.
Seatpost : Thomson Elite inline 27.2 mm
Handlebar : Ritchey classic
Handlebar tape : Brooks leather in black with cork plugs.
Saddle : Brooks B17 black (obvious choice).
Headset : Campagnolo Record 1″ threaded headset

Shifters : Campagnolo Veloce (2013) powershift levers in polished aluminium.
Brakes : Tektra CR720 cantilever brakes
Front derailleur : Campagnolo Daytona triple circa early 2000
Rear derailleur : Campagnolo Veloce (2013) (long cage).
Chainset : Campagnolo Racing Comp triple 53/39/24 (originally 53/42/30)
Bottom bracket : Shimano UN54 JIS square taper
Pedals :  MKS GR9 pedals to MKS cages and Christophe straps.

Rims : Hplusson TB14 anodised gray (23 mm wide box shaped rims).
Spokes : Sapim race double butted 2.0/1.8/2.0
Front hub : SP dynamo hub PV8 32H in polised silver.
Rear hub : Campagnolo Chorus 32H circa 2000 (originally a 9 speed hub but campagnolo 9/10/11 speed are all compatible, requires a 26 mm lockring).
Tyres : Schwalbe Little Big Ben 40 mm, cream.

Front rack : Velo Orange pass hunter front rack with integrated decaleur
Lowrider rack : Blackburn CL1 lowrider rack in gray
Rear rack : Velo Orange campeur rear rack
Fenders : Velo Orange hammered 45 mm fenders
Front mud flap : Brooks leather mud flap, black

Front light : Schmidt Son Edelux (dynamo powered)
Rear light : Busch & Muller Seculite (dynamo powered)
Bottle cages : Velo Orange Retro bottle cage MKII with tab

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