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Laguna Hedionda, Bolivia

Mir-i-Arab Medressa in Bukhara, Usbekistan

Jiariren-an 5471m, Tibet

rice paddy in Tam Duong, Vietnam

after Omorate, Ethiopia

Ethiopia

A look into the archive: all my old touring bikes.

 

 

 

 

Wheeler 6000

  • steel frame
  • 28" wheels (Mavic rims with Avocet Cross Invert tires)
  • Blackburn racks
  • DX gear shift (Rapidfire)
  • DX hubs
  • Cantilever brakes

Cycle tours

Iceland (1200km)

Morocco (1500km)

Mexico (9000km)

This bike later became my every-day-bike until it got stolen. There were no big problems but I did not travel lots of kms with this bike anyway.

MTB Cycletech Papalagi

  • steel frame
  • suspended stem
  • 26" wheels (Mavic rims, Avocet Cross Invert tires)
  • Berthoud racks, later Bruce Gordon
  • XT and Hügi hubs XT thumb gear shifter
  • V-brake & U-brake
  • click pedals

Cycle tours

Ladakh& Zanskar (1700km)

Al sur... (9500km)

Iceland (1200km)

Transhimalaya (5200km)

Two defect rear hubs (freewheel), a broken rim and a broken lowrider where the main defects I had with this bicycle. After the last tour it became my every-day-bike for a long time.

MTB Cycletech Papalagi

  • steel frame
  • 26" wheels (Alesa Sputnik rims, Schwalbe Marathon tires)
  • Bruce Gordon racks
  • White Industries hubs
  • XT gear shift with Gripshift
  • V-brakes
  • click pedals

Cycle tours

AndeanHighlights (7200km)

Mi Camino perdido (1000km)

Kailash! ...a pilgrimage (23'000km)

Despite lots of very difficult roads almost no problems at all. While it was lying next to the road in Tibet a truck drove over it. I managed to repair it althouth the damage was massive (bent frame, crushed rim, broken rack...) and complete the tour. From Hongkong I did not take it home anymore.

MTB Cycletech Papalagi

(details see here)

  • steel frame
  • 26" wheels (Alesa Sputnik rims, Schwalbe Marathon tires)
  • Bruce Gordon racks
  • White Industries hubs
  • XT gear shift with Gripshift
  • V-brakes
  • click pedals

Cycle tours

My Asian Odyssey (60'000km)

A Scottish Summer (2000Km)

Over 60'000km with hardly any defect to mention. Details see here. The frame is still ok, but for a new, long trip I did not want to use it again, so it became my everyday bike. 

MTB Cycletech Papalagi

(details see  here)

  • steel frame
  • 26" wheels (Alesa Sputnik rims CSS coated, Schwalbe Marathon tires)
  • Tubus (Cosmo & Nova) racks
  • front hub: SON Delux (dynamo), back: XT
  • XT gear shift with Gripshift
  • V-brakes
  • click pedals

Cycle tours

Gone Riding (70'000km)

Over 70'000km practically without any noticeable defect. See detailed list here. After 3 years the frame was completely rusted and I didn't take it back home from San Francisco.

MTB Cycletech RAW

(details see here)

  • steel frame, suspension fork (Magura T8)
  • 27.5" wheels (Inferno 31 rims by SUNringle,  SmartSam 2.3" tires by Schwalbe)
  • gear shifting: Rohloff Speedhub 
  • Disk brakes BB7 by Avid
  • bags by Alpamayo Design

Cycle tours

Ladakh / Spiti

Bikepacking Mongolia

Bikepacking Kyrgyzstan

My bikepacking bike for shorter trips.

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