Touring news!

20 Nov

Check this out for an epic journey from a happy customer who got themselves a Louis Garneau SEDNA and set off for Mexico!

“Just wanted to say thanks for your help supplying me with the bike to complete the pacific coast ride.

Just finished today after 24 days and about 1900 miles total. Nothing too epic but had a constant headwind and rain every day for the first 8 days which made even cracking out a 100 mile day pretty tough. From Eureka the weather came good and i dropped the daily distance down to a bit more of a cruise to make the most of it.
Really impressed with the Vittoria Randonneurs as i was riding in the wettest, dirtiest shoulders for the first half of the ride.

The shifting didn’t need adjusting for at least 600 miles so well done on the set up. The brakes needed tweaking every couple of days but they did take some serious hammer on some of the hills with the weight they were carrying.

Only issues were the OEM KMC chain which i snapped 3 links on before replacing it with a SRAM one somewhere in Oregon.

Just snapped my first spoke yesterday but overall the wheels held up surprisingly well, which i think is amazing for a set of factory wheels that have been carrying 125kg. No play at all in the hubs either.

Overall the bike’s rolled on pretty silently day in, day out. So thanks for supplying and setting it up, and for not laughing too much when i rolled in to buy a bike the day before setting off on the tour. Took a while to get used to the soft saddle but otherwise i think it worked out OK.
Ride on!”

Always worth noting that touring bikes work just as well as your daily commuter as they are built to take lots more abuse, come with more durable parts and always have lots of mounts for racks and fenders with lots of clearance.

Here is one alternative someone built themselves up for trekking across Idaho…


2 Responses to “Touring news!”

  1. rickyj November 20, 2012 at 4:56 pm #

    bmx touring bike i love that

    • rideonagain November 20, 2012 at 5:59 pm #

      We knew you would Ricky, guy took it the whole way across Iowa!

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