A low trail, 650b, go anywhere bike.
|Frame and Fork||Soma Grand Randonneur 55 cm|
|Rims||Grand Bois 650b 32 spoke|
|Tires||Soma Grand Randonneur 42 mm|
|Front Hub||Schmidt SON 28 dynamo|
|Rear Hub||Grand Cru Touring Hub|
|Crank||Grand Cru 48x34 double|
|Front Derailleur||SRAM Apex|
|Rear Derailleur||SRAM X7|
|Brakes||Avid Shorty 6|
|Levers||SRAM Apex Double Tap|
|Headset||Tange/IRD NeedL BlastR Roller|
|Seat Post||Soma ZO|
|Bottom bracket||Phil Wood square taper jis|
|Saddle||Brooks Cambium C-17 H Carved|
|Fenders||Velo Orange Zeppelin 52 mm|
|Mini Rack||Velo Orange Pass Hunter|
|Front Bag||Grand Cru|
|Front Light||B&M LumotedIQ Fly|
|Rear Light||Seculite Plus LED|
|Frame Pump||Zefal HPX Classic|
Articles and Blog Posts
Baby Shoe Pass 650x42 ultralight
Chain, Cassette, cables
Had it completely disassembled to investigate what looked like a crack where the drive side chainstay attaches to the bottom bracket shell. It was nothing.
15,000 miles overhaul
- New 46/30 Velo Orange crankset
- New chain and cassette
- General tune up
- Paint touch up.
Second set of Babyshoe Pass extralight. First set got apporximately 5,000 miles.
Contacted VO rep on Facebook and he sent me a new freehub body for the VO Grand Cru Touring Hub to see if that stops the click clack noise. Trevor installed it for me.
The back tire has worn through the wear indicator tread, which is supposed to be about a half life. I put on these Compass Baby Shoes at 6,640 miles so 2,670 so far, which is not bad.
New brakes, chain, and cassette
Paul's MiniMoto side pull (V) brakes designed for short pull road levers. These should be a big improvement over the Avid Shorty cantilevers.
New chain and cassette.
Service rear hub.
In preparation for this I had taken off the rack, lights and fenders off and gave it a thorough cleaning.
Compass Babyshoe Pass extra light 650x42
Rear hub clean and lube
This is something I should be able to do myself but I don't have the tools to take the cassette off.
VO Campeur front rack
Looking for an option to carry front panniers for light touring. This rack combines the mini-rack and integrated decaleur, with a low-rider rack for panniers.