Thee Bikes

Nick is somewhat (er, is) bike obsessive, so he helped evolve regular bike into two capable camping bicycles (which also double as our daily commuters) using high quality, reliable parts with some panache.  We have refined the setups of the bike over the course of many miles, by adjusting and swapping several of the parts for those that fit us better and/or are more suited for camping, particularly on trails.    Since you'll be in the saddle for a few hours, kicking down the miles, the goal for your camping bike should be comfort before lightness.  Equip your bike with sturdy racks, a wide gear range, and the widest possible tires for a smooth ride and the ability to take it on trails.  Don't miss out on those those road-less-traveled camping destinations in your own backyard!

Lindy’s Camping Bike, aka "Blue Steel"

Taking a little rest break in WA with Mt. Rainer in the background

Miyata 1000 (circa 1981)

  • Modernized with 9 speeds, 11-34t Cassette
  • Shimano XT rear derailleur
  • Dura Ace Bar Con shifters
  • VO Touring Crankset with 24t ring
  • Crank Brothers Candy 3 pedals
  • Wheels: Shimano Ultegra Hubs w/ Sun CR-18 Rims (27" + 36h)
  • Brooks B-17 Seat
  • Nitto Randonneur Bars and Nitto Technomic stem
  • Tange headset (vintage)
  • Ortlieb front & rear panniers
  • Ortlieb handlebar bag (M)
  • Tubus Nova front rack & Tubus Cosmo rear rack
  • Schwalbe Marathon Green Guard tires (27” x 1 1/4)
  • Velo Orange fenders

Nick’s Camping Bike, aka "Sherlock Roams"

 

Easy leaning at one of the NW's ubiquitous caffeine outposts.  Coffee is official bike fuel. 

Soma Saga (2012 - archive long-haul touring setup)

  • 9 speeds, 11-34t Cassette
  • Shimano XT front & rear derailleurs
  • Dura Ace bar con shifters
  • VO Touring Crankset with 24t ring
  • Crank Brothers Candy 3 pedals
  • Wheels: Formula Touring Hubs w/ Velocity Dyad rims  (40h)
  • Brooks B-17 Aged seat
  • SOMA Highway 1 Bars and VO threadless stem
  • Velo Orange Grand Cru threadless headset
  • Ortlieb front & rear panniers
  • Ortlieb handlebar bag (L)
  • Tubus Nova front rack & Tubus Cosmo rear rack
  • Schwalbe Marathon Dureme Tires (40c)
  • Velo Orange fenders

Lindy's Other Bikes:

2011 Felt ZW6 - Bike Friday Pocket Llama - 1971 Peugeot PX-10 rando-spec

Nick's Other Bikes:

1995 De Rosa Primato  - 1975 Peugeot PY-10 Single Speed - 1959 Schwinn Paramount (in progress) - Cannondale SS MTB