Details about Expedition / Touring Bike. Marin Bear Valley SE.Expedition / Touring Bike. Marin Bear Valley SE. See original listing
“Wear and tear expected with frame of this age. I've painted areas scratched to prevent rusting. But ”... Read more
17 Apr, 2013 21:02:07 BST
London, United Kingdom
|Seller notes:||“Wear and tear expected with frame of this age. I've painted areas scratched to prevent rusting. But you don't buy this bike because it looks slick. You buy it because it will take you, and 70kg of gear, anywhere in the world.”|
Bear Valley SE
Want to cycle across a continent or even around the world? Look no further - this is the bike for you. Ready-made and ready-to-roll.
Built by me for a cancelled cycle tour from Central Asia to India. I've since used it for a 1000 mile trip across the Caucasus and Anatolia. Very sad to be selling, but need to clear space and cannot justify without cycle tour on the horizon. Also selling panniers so check my other lots. No reserve!
Marin Bear Valley SE - Chosen because it's one of the last really top-notch off-the-shelf steel frames. Cosmetic knocks and scrapes that you'd expect but reasonable condition for age. More importantly, structurally rock solid. 20.5 inch frame. I'm 5ft 10in. Will suit rider from 5ft 8in to 6ft. Shimano STX-RC groupset, except where upgraded below. 21 speed.
Now the important stuff. I've added:
Custom-built Sun Rhyno wheels. Toughest rims on the planet. Built on Shimano Deore hubs - made to last for years.
Tubus Logo rear rack. Strongest rear rack money can buy.
Tubus Ergo Lowrider front rack. Strongest front rack money can buy.
Schwalbe Marathon XR tyres. Kevlar lined, puncture-proof and built for endurance.
Brooks B17 sadle. Who would tour without one? Honey leather so stylish and comfortable!
Shimano Alivio crankset. Rock solid.
Shimano bottom bracket.
You'll also get a heap of spare parts for your trip, including:
4x sets of brake pads
Inner and outer cables for gears and brakes
Brooks Proofide saddle polish