Here is my touring bike that doubles as my winter training/brevet bike. I bought the frame used about a year ago. Built it up and really loved the way it rides. It differs from my Romulus slightly; the romulus is more spring-y and responsive, whereas the deluxe is supple and handles great with load. I love them both. here is the build list:

- Specialized Expedition Deluxe frameset with special touring series tubes. These frames are built by Miyata with Miyata's own tube sets, and are very close to the Miyata 1000.
- Shimano 105 1" threaded headset
- Nitto Technomic Deluxe Stem. 12cm reach, 26.0mm clamp
- Nitto Randonneur handlebar which I got from Jitensha Studio here in berkeley. 26.0mm clamp, 45cm width
- White and Blue cloth bar tape
- Shimano UN-54 bottom bracket. English threaded, 127mm spindle length
- Sugino AT triple cranksets. 46/36/28. 175mm crank arms
- Crank Brothers Smarty Off-road pedals (although currently I am considering going back to platform pedals)
- Shimano 105 downtube shifting levers (8-speed) fitted to Diatech bar-end pods, making the combination 8-speed bar-end shifters (more on that later)
- Shimano XTR 960 series low-normal (reverse) rear derailleur (more on that later, too)
- Shimano XT low-pull (traditional) front derailleur, 28.6 clamp diameter
- SRAM 8-speed cassette. 12-30T
- SRAM 7-speed chain with powerlink
- Original 26.8mm seatpost
- Brooks black saddle (more on that later)
- Shimano LX canti-lever brakes with Kool Stop eagle claw pads
- Tektro R200 brake levers with quick release
- Mavic MA40 laced to Mavic front hub. 700c. 36h
- Salsa Delgado Cross Rim laced to Shimano LX hub. 700c. 36h (more on this later)
- Schwalbe Marathon tires; 700c x 28mm
- Nitto M12 cantilever-boss-mounted front rack
- Tubus Cargo rear rack (not mounted right now)
- Ostrich Boxy Handlebar bag - Busch & Muller Ixon IQ LED headlight

There are some quirks to this build. Read it here: http://bikegarage.blogspot.com/

Thanks for the wonderful website.

Berkeley, CA





Specialized Expedition - side view

Specialized Expedition - front bag detail

Specialized Expedition - drivetrain detail
Specialized Expedition - fender and rackless
Specialized Expedition - hanging at the Inn




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