FAQ: What bikes do you tour with?


2001 Jamis Aurora

Soo Mi has ridden across the continent TWICE with this bike. I have ridden across the continent ONCE and commute to work with this bike. The bike has never malfunctioned. In fact, it shifts more smoothly than my DuraAce and Ultegra gruppos. Two Thumbs WAY UP :) !!

FRAME Reynolds 520 double-butted chromoly main tubes, double tapered cromo stays, forged dropouts with double eyelets.

FORK Chromoly unicrown, low rider braze-ons, double eyelets. HEADSET VP sealed, lower race needle bearings, 1″.

WHEELSET Ritchey Rock Comp & OCR Comp, 700c (26″ front on 47cm), 36H, with Ritchey Comp QR front and Comp-Z QR rear hubs, 14g stainless steel spokes.

TIRES Ritchey Tom Slick, 700 x 30C

DERAILLEURS Shimano Sora GS rear, Sora 28.6mm band clamp front.

SHIFTERS Shimano Sora Dual Control STI, 24-speed


FREEWHEEL Shimano HG50, 8-speed, 12-25.

CRANKSET Cyclone, alloy/alloy/steel, 52/42/30, 165mm (47), 170mm (50-53), 175mm (55 – 62).

BOTTOM BRACKET Shimano BB-LP27, 68 x 113mm.

PEDALS Wellgo Road, alloy cage/resin body, with toe clips.

BRAKESET Tektro alloy cantilevers, Shimano Sora STI levers.

HANDLEBAR HL Modolo Road, 400mm (47-50), 420mm (53-57), 440mm (59-62).

STEM HL chromoly, (+10°), 90mm (47-53), 105mm (55), 120mm (57), 135mm (59-62). GRIPS Cork tape.

SEATPOST Alloy microadjust, 250mm x 27.2mm, with cromo seatpin.

SADDLE Soo Mi … Viscount Retro-T with SL top, steel rails, front and rear guards. Jim … Brooks B-17 Honey tone.

COLORS Satellite Blue (since bleached purple by sunlight :) )

WEIGHT 25.25 lbs


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