History of a touring bicycle: The first build

This is the bike I’m currently using to travel around. I still didn’t name her, but do we always name what we fall in love with?

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FRAME
BIKE THORN SHERPA MK3 (600L)
FORK THORN ST 26 46mm
HANDLEBAR 
STRAIGHT HANDLEBARS THORN FLAT TRACK BAR 7075 Alloy Black 10° 640mm wide (cut at 560mm)
GRIPS & BAR ENDS ERGON GP5-L Anatomic ends with built in bar ends
WHEEL
26″ (559) RIM 36h ANDRA 30’0
26″ TYRES 2.0″ SCHWALBE MARATHON DUREME
INNER TUBES Schwalbe SV13 Presta 26″x 1.5″ to 2.5″
REAR CASSETTE
Shimano Deore FH-T610 rear cassette hub silver 36h
DRIVETRAIN, CRANKS & PEDALS
GEARING 30sp EXTRA LOW WIDE RANGE GEARING 175mm 11-36
Shimano HG50 10 speed Dyna-Sys cassette 11-36T
Shimano Deore FD-M611-L, front mech, dual pull band type for 40/42 tooth, black
Shimano Deore RD-M610 10 speed shadow rear derailleur SGS black
CRANKSET Shimano Deore FC-M610 10spd Triple Chainset 24/32/42T Hhollowtech)
PEDALS SHIMANO Saint PD-MX 80 double sided BMX pedal
GEAR SHIFTER DEORE 10sp MTB Rapidfire Pods
POWERING
DYNAMO HUB SON 28 (polished) silver
LIGHTING SILVER (polished) SON EDELUX
USB CHARGER Cinq5 plug 3
BRAKES
LEVERS Shimano Deore XT BL-T780 Trekking V brake levers
BRAKES Shimano Deore XT BR-T780 V brake (front/rear)
SADDLE
SADDLE BROOKS HONEY TEAM PRO Black steel rails
ACCESSORIES
CARRIERS THORN EXPEDITION REAR CARRIER (850gr)
BOTTLE CAGES Profile design KAGE x3
MUDGUARDS SKS P55 silver
PUMP TOPEAK mountain morph mini track pump
PANNIERS & BAGS
– Ortlieb Classic Ultimate 6
– Ortlieb back roller classic
– Ortlieb front roller plus
– Ferrino waxed sack

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Kakakin Kura

Kakakin Kura

Claudio speaking. I'm the co-founder of Freaky Tracks - quite happily, I must say. I taught Italian in New Zealand, undertook fieldwork research in West Africa and tested videogames in Madrid. I am a linguist, a minimalist runner and a travel addict… and nope, I won't stop moving around!
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