Equipment

 

After two years of traveling through the Middle East and Africa, and the defeat of 20 000 km, we decided to evaluate our equipment. Underneath you can read from what we set out on this journey, and what's in it worked and what did not.
BIKE
Bike on a journey through Africa should be simple, powerful and easy to repair. We do not recommend any facilities such as shock absorbers and brakes, because on the route does not have places where you could possibly be such a thing to fix, or buy spare parts. Our bikes are "folding", made ​​up of parts that seemed to us to be the most appropriate for this trip. Below detailed list. We present it to show that bike for such a trip does not have to be of the highest quality components, or does not have to be expensive.
KRIS BIKE
1. Frame - Cannondale alu born in 1997
2. Pepperoni fork-rigid aluminum
3. Tourist handlebars of "eight"
4. Shimano caliper V-break
5. Brake Levers - Shimano Action
6. Gear lever, front / rear - Shimano Deore LX
7. Fenders
8. Horns
9. 2 Shimano chains HD 50 changed every 1 thousand km to wear their uniform with the cassette.
10. Crankset - Shimano Deore FC-M543
11. 8 rows cassette, Shimano CS-HG50-8, (11 - 32T)
12. Rear Derailleur - Shimano Deore LX
13. Front Derailleur Shimano Deore XT
14. Front and rear hub 36 holes Boplight
15. Double ring lugs, chamber Regida 2000, 36ot.
16. Spokes Champion
17. Grips - Comfort Accent 3D
18. Tyres - Schwalbe Schwalbe Marathon Kevlar Guard. Have not worked, after 12 000 km changed to Schwalbe Marathon GREENGUARD performance. Kevlar liner is not suitable. We recommend antyprzebiciówkę silicone. Less gum.
19. Siodłko - Freccia
20. Bagażk rear - aluminum Topeak
21. Front rack - Bor Yueh aluminum - does not work. It is not worth buying cheap luggage. Bent, but still go together.
ADELA BIKE
1. The frame, fork, handlebars, stem, rudder bearings.
2. Seatpost - amortized zoom
3. Horns
4. Front of the gear lever - Shimano Revoshift
5. Reverse gear lever - Shimano Revoshift
6. Pedals
7. Jaws brake - Shimano Alivio 2 pairs.
8. fenders
9. Front rack - aluminum Crosso
10. Rack back - Turkish no name
Trunk began to crack in Africa. Topeak trunk changed to aluminum.
11. Chain
12. Crankset - Shimano Alivio FC-M41, (48/36/26T)
13. The contribution of BB - BB-50
14. Cassette - Shimano Alivio CS-HG30-8I (11-32.
Amazingly drove 21 000 km on the same cassette and chain!
15. Rear Derailleur - RD-M410 Alivio
16. Front Derailleur Shimano C-50
17. Accent Front Hub ROLL RIDE-36
18. Accent Rear Hub-RIDE ROLL 36 ot
Bearings have gone after 13 000 km. Hub Boplight changed to 36 holes.
19. Ring ring Voyager, 36 ot,
20. Sapim Leader spokes 262mm
In the circle it went a lot of spokes. Braided back wheel of the same
spokes already holds 10 000 km without any problems. This means that you need to find
 good specialist who fp wheel well.
21. Fender tube / apron /
22.  Accent steering Comfort Grips 3D
Changed to Ergony. It is worth to pay extra and have some neat tricks.
23. Tyres - Schwalbe Marathon Plus Tour.
Tires for a medal! Already 21 000 km on the same tires. The first rubber
opiero after 12 000 km!
24. Saddle - Sportourer FLX Lady Gel Flow
After two years broke up. I bought a Brooks Flyer S model for women
depreciation. I am very happy. It is worth to pay more and not have
buy saddles every 2 years.
25. Deckchairs on the wheel
Due to problems with shoulders and wrists with a straight steering wheel changed
the so-called. "Eight"

After two years of traveling through the Middle East and Africa, and the defeat of 20 000 km, we decided to evaluate our equipment. Underneath you can read from what we set out on this journey, and what's in it worked and what did not.

BIKE

Bike on a journey through Africa should be simple, powerful and easy to repair. We do not recommend any facilities such as shock absorbers and brakes, because on the route does not have places where you could possibly be such a thing to fix, or buy spare parts. Our bikes are "folding", made ​​up of parts that seemed to us to be the most appropriate for this trip. Below detailed list. We present it to show that bike for such a trip does not have to be of the highest quality components, or does not have to be expensive.

KRIS BIKE

1. Frame - Cannondale alu born in 1997
2. Pepperoni fork-rigid aluminum
3. Tourist handlebars of "eight"
4. Shimano caliper V-break
5. Brake Levers - Shimano Action
6. Gear lever, front / rear - Shimano Deore LX
7. Fenders
8. Horns
9. 2 Shimano chains HD 50 changed every 1 thousand km to wear their uniform with the cassette.
10. Crankset - Shimano Deore FC-M543
11. 8 rows cassette, Shimano CS-HG50-8, (11 - 32T)
12. Rear Derailleur - Shimano Deore LX
13. Front Derailleur Shimano Deore XT
14. Front and rear hub 36 holes Boplight
15. Double ring lugs, chamber Regida 2000, 36ot.
16. Spokes Champion
17. Grips - Comfort Accent 3D
18. Tyres - Schwalbe Schwalbe Marathon Kevlar Guard. Have not worked, after 12 000 km changed to Schwalbe Marathon GREENGUARD performance. Kevlar liner is not suitable. We recommend silicone. Less punctures.
19. Saddle - Freccia
20. Rear Racks- aluminum Topeak
21. Front rack - Bor Yueh aluminum - does not work. It is not worth buying cheap luggage. Bent, but still go together.

ADELA BIKE

1. The frame, fork, handlebars, stem, rudder bearings.
2. Seatpost - amortized zoom
3. Horns
4. Front of the gear lever - Shimano Revoshift
5. Reverse gear lever - Shimano Revoshift
6. Pedals
7. V brake - Shimano Alivio 2 pairs.
8. Mudguards
9. Front rack - aluminum Crosso
10. Rack back - Turkish no name
Trunk began to crack in Africa. Topeak trunk changed to aluminum.
11. Chain
12. Crankset - Shimano Alivio FC-M41, (48/36/26T)
13. The contribution of BB - BB-50
14. Cassette - Shimano Alivio CS-HG30-8I (11-32.
Amazingly drove 21 000 km on the same cassette and chain!
15. Rear Derailleur - RD-M410 Alivio
16. Front Derailleur Shimano C-50
17. Accent Front Hub ROLL RIDE-36
18. Accent Rear Hub-RIDE ROLL 36 ot
Bearings have gone after 13 000 km. Hub Boplight changed to 36 holes.
19. Ring ring Voyager, 36 ot,
20. Sapim Leader spokes 262mm
In the circle it went a lot of spokes. Braided back wheel of the same
spokes already holds 10 000 km without any problems. This means that you need to find
 good specialist who fp wheel well.
21. Fender tube / apron /
22.  Accent steering Comfort Grips 3D
Changed to Ergony. It is worth to pay extra and have some neat tricks.
23. Tyres - Schwalbe Marathon Plus Tour.
Tires for a medal! Already 21 000 km on the same tires. The first rubberafter 12 000 km!
24. Saddle - Sportourer FLX Lady Gel Flow
After two years broke up. I bought a Brooks Flyer S model for women
depreciation. I am very happy. It is worth to pay more and not have
buy saddles every 2 years.
25. Deckchairs on the wheel
Due to problems with shoulders and wrists with a straight steering wheel changed
the so-called. "Eight"