Updated 4/18– The VO Campeur is still for sale for $800, or $875 with two VO Pass Hunter mini racks. The bags are sold. More listings soon.
Leaving town, cleaning house, selling stuff. I only need one of everything. The Gear Sale page is accessible from the pages above and will house all items for sale. It will be updated as new items are added to the list. Check back soon for a purple 18″ Surly Pugsley and Lael’s Cannondale Hooligan.
The following items are currently listed, including a complete VO Campeur touring and commuting bike. The complete bike is available for $800.
The Campeur is more a commuter than a touring bike or a camping bike these days. I added a VO Pass Hunter rack up front and my Ostrich handlebar bag, held in place by a decaleur. The bike now has two Pass Hunter racks, front and rear.
The Carradice Camper saddlebag provide a capacious trunk for trips to the grocery or out of town. The Oveja Negra top tube bag is the center console, for easy access to lights, locks and things. The Ostrich bar bag is a huge glove compartment, for much more than gloves. Finally, I’ve wrapped the bars in durable cotton tape and installed my favorite feature on any drop bar bike, modified Ergon grips.
I am really enjoying this bike for riding around town. The bike glides through corners, which has me thinking about mechanical trail and bike design. Distances in Albuquerque can be great– riding to a Christmas party last night, Lael and I pedaled over 8 miles each way in the dark. Commuting is touring in the city.
The leather badge on the front of the Ostrich handlebar bag reads “Excellent equipment of pack and carrying gear for all cyclists at heart. Ostrich. The Big Bicycling.” The bag is Japanese.