Finally finished some lingering writing projects and work around the farm. The bike is almost built. Tomorrow, the train to Santa Fe and a three day camping ride.
The bag is from Oveja Negra threadworks in Leadville, CO. The button is a gift from Shawn Granton, the artist behind the Urban Adventure League and Ten Foot Rule comic-zines. The black headset spacer is carbon fiber, to save weight. The Campeur frame is 59cm, square.
NOS Specialized hub to VO Diagonale rim with straight gauge DT spokes. The rear wheel is a NOS black Shimano LX hub to the same rim, with straight gauge Wheelsmith spokes from another shop. Both wheels are 36 spokes with brass nipples. Standard bearing grease was used to prep the threads and eyelets.
The VO Pass Hunter rack makes a great saddlebag support on taller frames with cantilever brake mounts. The underside of the seatstay bridge is threaded for a fender, so I drilled the bridge in the other direction to accept the rack. The backstop keeps the bag away from the straddle wire, and will leave a little room for a small drybag under the saddle.
Clearance with a borrowed 30mm Michelin Cyclocross Jet tire on 25mm rims.
I am hoping to mount some borrowed 50mm Schwalbe Marathon Dureme tires tomorrow, although the fit may be too tight for practical use. Some 40mm Clement X’plor MSO tires are in the mail, and will fit nicely. A friend is sending a single 45mm Panaracer Fire Cross tire from Fairbanks, AK.
Also on my radar: the re-released 43mm Bruce Gordon Rock’n’Road tire, the discontinued 44mm WTB Mutano Raptor, the budget 42mm Michelin Transworld Sprint, several 42mm Continental cyclocross models, and several 1.75″ micro-knobbies from Vee Rubber.