Past Gear


Listed below is all of the gear that we carried on our cycling trip from July 2009 to November 2010.

Russ’ Bike

52cm Surly Long Haul Trucker
26″ wheels with Schwalbe Marathon Plus tires
Shimano front dynamo hub
Surly Nice front rack
Tubus rear rack
Planet Bike fenders
Brooks B17 saddle with copper rivets
Velo Orange seat post & stem
Nitto randoneur handlebars
Tektro brake levers
Tektro 720 cantilever brakes
Suntour bar-end shifters
Salmon kool stop brake pads
XTR crank set
XT front & rear derailleurs
Rivendell Grip King pedals
Velo Orange water bottle cages with leather toe straps

Ortlieb Bike Packer Plus rear panniers
Swift Industries Mini Short Stack front panniers
Carradice saddle bag
Acorn handlebar bag

REI Quarter Dome tent
North Face Kazoo sleeping bag
REI sleeping pad
Cocoon silk sleep liner
Exped Air Pillow
Tarp

1 Swobo Merino Bobby shirt
1 Icebreaker baselayer wool long-sleeve shirt
2 long-sleeve cotton oxford shirts
1 REI wicking long-sleeve shirt
1 wool sweater
1 Marmot DriClime windbreaker
1 O2 rain jacket
2 pairs bike shorts
1 pair shorts
1 pair pants
1 pair waterproof socks
2 pairs wool socks
unmentionables
3 hats
wool gloves
towel
toiletries

Macbook & power adapter
external hard drive
15 ft extension cord
GoPro video camera

MSR AutoFlow Gravity water filter
MSR dromedary bag
30 ft cord & 2 carabiners (for hanging food)
Knife
Light My Fire firesteel
Princeton Tech EOS headlamp

iPhone & Just Mobile battery
book
radio
bike tools
portfolio books

Nikon DSLR & 2 lenses
Lumix LX3
spare batteries & chargers
folding reflector

Laura’s Bike & Gear

56cm blue Surly Long Haul Trucker
700c wheels with Schwalbe Marathon Plus tires
Jandd front and rear rack
Brooks B17 Women’s saddle
Velo Orange seatpost
Kalloy 6061PG arc handlebars
Dapper Dans handlebar grips
Suntour friction mountain bike shifters
LX V-brakes
Salmon kool stop brake pads
Sugino XD crank set
XT front & rear derailleurs
Rivendell Grip King pedals

Ortlieb Bike Packer Plus rear panniers
Swift Industries Mini Short Stack front panniers
duffel bag
Acorn Bags handlebar bag

REI sleeping bag (circa 2002), rated to -5 degrees
Big Agnes Insulated Air Core sleeping pad
Exped Air Pillow

1 sleeveless wool shirt
1 sleeveless silk Indian tunic
1 cotton t-shirt
2 long-sleeve cotton tunics
1 long sleeve wool shirt
2 wool sweaters
1 Marmot DriClime Catalyst windbreaker
1 O2 rain jacket
2 pair De Soto tri shorts
1 pair Salomon 3/4-length lycra leggings
1 pair shorts
1 pair pants
1 pair waterproof socks
3 pairs wool socks
swimsuit
unmentionables
hat
scarf
wool gloves
pack towel
toiletries

paella pan
enamelware plate (doubles as paella pan lid)
cook pot with lid
kettle
trangia stove
sporks, knife, pot grabber, spatula, wire whisk
spices, olive oil, instant chicken broth
tea, coffee, coffee filter
and all the food
(more detail on our kitchen here)

MSR Dromedary bag
first aid kit
maps
headlamp

journal
camera
iPod
scratch paper
pens
book

and last, but not least, a nearly complete metalworking studio

Gear that we have gotten rid of…
(Check out these posts on how and why we’ve changed/updated our gear)

Laura…
Rain pants
Rain jacket (in favor of a lighter-weight windbreaker)
Saddlebag (moved tools to pannier)
Portable speakers (we don’t use them as much as expected, instead listening to the radio)
Several jewelry tools
Extra metal plate (we discovered we couldn’t use it as a pan and decided we could function without a separate dish)
mug (replaced with insulated Klean Kanteen)

Russ…
Rain jacket (in favor of a lighter-weight windbreaker)
Jeans
Flip video camera (in favor of just using iPhone)
Extra camera lens
sound-recording equipment
Candle lantern (not enough light, can’t use inside tent)
LED lantern (too bulky, not enough light)
Seersucker shirt (wore out, replaced with REI shirt)
mug (replaced with insulated Klean Kanteen)
Kitchen Sink (not using as much)

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