The Bike

My bike, Sweet Liza Jane:

  • 58cm Soma Saga frame & fork
  • Bar-end shifters
  • Hand-built wheels
  • 700×35 Schwalbe Marathon tires
  • 48-36-24 crankset
  • 11-34t cassette
  • Brooks B17 leather saddle
  • Elk hide hand-sewn bar wraps on a Nitto Noodle bar
  • Cantilever brakes
  • 3 bottle cages
  • Double kickstand
  • Metal fenders
  • Racks on the front & back to carry 4 panniers
  • Handlebar bag.

She’s super gorgeous.  And a Clydesdale of a bicycle; she’s a hefty 33 pounds but can carry a hundred pounds of gear with ease, and those gear ratios make her (relatively) easy to get up over mountain passes.

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