This is my touring bike -- but I prefer to call it my camping bike. Its name is Redbear. I'm slowly turning it into exactly what I want for a camping/touring bike. It's almost done! The goal is a bike that I can take on any road, anywhere, in any condition, for any length of time. I think that's mostly a state of mind, but 37mm tires don't hurt.

Almost none of the parts are original:

Frame: Jamis Aurora 2006, 57cm.
Handle: On-One Midge (to be replaced by a more normal Nitto drop).
Stem: Velo Orange.
Headset: Velo Orange Grand Cru.
Brakes: Tektro Cantis (wide front, compact rear).
Brake Lever: Tektro Campagnolo knockoffs.
Fenders: SKS.
Cranks: Sugino GT, 48/38/24.
Cassette: Sram 11x32.
Pedals: MKS Tour Lite x MKS Cage.
Front Derailleur: Suntour Cylcone MK II.
Rear Derailleur: Shimano Deore (original).
Front Wheel: old Weinmann I had lying around (to be replaced by Deore x CR18).
Rear Wheel: Ultegra x Sunrims CR18.
Tires: No-name 37mm x Continental CountryRide 37mm.
Front Rack: Surly.
Basket: Wald.
Rear Rack: Tubus Cargo.
Saddle: Avocet Racing
Seat Post: Ritchey (original).
Bell: Crane, brassy.

Thank you,

Doug in Seattle.

ps, my Bianchi, #580, died a noble death -- a cracked bottom bracket. wHer soul and purpose was transfered to a Bridgestone MB-3.



Readbear the Camping Bike - side view


Readbear the Camping Bike - teeth, chain and lube

Readbear the Camping Bike - head on view


Readbear the Camping Bike - stem detail
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