Our Bikes

Louisa's Bike

Tobi's Bike

Louisa bought her bike on eBay - second-hand, but in very good condition. The Hercules frame, originally from the early 2000s, had already been equipped with high-end Shimano Deore XT components.

We upgraded the bike further by replacing the original wheel-dynamo with a high-end Son28 hub-dynamo, and adding many other travel bike parts.

Components:

  • Hercules Superior Frame

  • Mavic Rims

  • Schwalbe Marathon Plus Tour 42-622 Tyres (not on photos)

  • Son28 Hub-Dynamo

  • B+M IQ-X 100 lux LED Headlight

  • B+M Taillight

  • B+M USB-Werk (USB Charger)

  • Tubus Tara Front-Rack, Generic Rear-Rack

  • B+M Mirror, Cellular Line Phone Holder

  • Terry Touring Comfort Fisio Women Saddle

  • Generic Bike Computer

Panniers:

  • Ortlieb Ultimate Six Free 6.5L - Handlebar Bag

  • Ortlieb Back-Roller Free (Front & Rear)

  • Ortlieb Rack-Pack Free 31L - Trunk Bag

*Previous components:

  • standard mud-guards exchanged for larger ones with more clearance

  • guitar-rack removed as Louisa sold her guitar to a fellow traveler

  • Vaude Aqua Box - Handlebar Bag

  • Vaude Aqua Front - Front Panniers

  • Vaude Aqua Back - Rear Panniers

Tobi also bought his bike second-hand on eBay, for less than 400 euros. The Wheeler frame is originally from 1998, according to the previous owner, and like Louisa's bike, already came with modern Shimano components.

On Tobi's bike we also added the Son28 hub-dynamo, lacing the complete front wheel by hand.

Components:

  • Wheeler 8700 Trekking Frame

  • Ryde Zac 2000 Rims

  • Schwalbe Marathon Plus Tour 47-622 Tyres

  • Son28 Hub-Dynamo

  • B+M IQ-X 100 lux LED Headlight

  • B+M 2c Taillight

  • B+M USB-Werk (USB Charger)

  • Tubus Tara Front-Rack, Generic Rear-Rack

  • B+M Mirror, Quad-Lock Phone Holder

  • Post-Modern Suspended Seat-Post, Leather Saddle

  • Cube Race Peak - Bike Computer

Panniers:

  • Ortlieb Ultimate Six Free 5L - Handlebar Bag

  • Ortlieb Sport-Roller Free - Front Panniers

  • Ortlieb Back-Roller Free - Rear Panniers

  • Ortlieb Rack-Pack Free 31L - Trunk Bag

  • Ortlieb PD-350 Dry Bag 109L - For Guitar

*Previous components:

  • standard mud-guards exchanged for larger ones with more clearance

  • Old drive-train - Shimano Deore LX

  • Vaude Aqua Back - Rear Panniers

Tools & Spare Parts

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Tools: 

  • 2x Multitool (inkl. Chain Breaker)

  • 1x Set of Tire Levers

  • 1x Crescent Wrench

  • 1x Leatherman

  • 1x Spoke Tool

  • 1x Cassette Remover + Shimano Adapter

  • 1x 6mm Long Hex-Key

  • 1x Metal Saw Blade

  • 1x Chain-Checker Tool (not on photo)

  • 1x Crank-Puller Tool (not on photo)

  • 1x Bottom Bracket Remover (not on photo)

  • 1x Bicycle Hand Pump (not on photo)

  • 1x Alu Crescent Wrench for Headstock (not on photo)

Consumables:

  • Tire Patch Kit

  • Chain Lube (2-in-1)

  • Cable Ties

  • 1x Mini Duct Tape

  • 1x Super Glue

  • 1x Seam Glue

  • 1x Loctite (for Screws)

  • 1x Tub of Grease

  • 1x Sand Paper

  • Shrink Tube - Various Sizes

  • 1x Tub of Leather Oil (for Tobi's saddle)

Spare Parts: 

  • 2x Inner Tubes

  • 2x Chain Links 8/9 speed

  • 2x Bowden (Shift)

  • 2x Bowden (Brake, Front & Back)

  • Spokes - Long and Short

  • Nuts and Bolts

  • 2x Brake Pad Set (sometimes more)

  • 4x Pannier Clips

  • 1x Optimus Repair Set

  • Pieces of Rubber Tube

*List may differ from photos - List is more up-to-date!