When Erick Cedeno of Bicycle Nomad fame called me up and asked if I had a bike that would be suitable for desert conditions, I said, "Of course! The Piolet would be great. Floaty and tons of mounts for water and gear."
Erick then responded, "But it can't have disc brakes or a threadless stem."
I retorted, "Oh that's fine. The Campeur will be perfect". All the while thinking how can we turn this traditional tourer into a desert tourer? You see, he's going to be riding this Sierra Nevada bound Campeur with UltraRomance for an adventurous bikepacking trip that has some very specific requirements (more details will come later). This is how we built up our Campeur and it is one ripper!
|Bottom Bracket||English Threaded, 118mm|
|Wheels||Rear and Front Touring Hubs - both laced to 700c RAID Rims|
|Tires||SimWorks Homage 700x43mm|
|Rim Tape||Velox, 22mm|
|Handlebar Tape||Leather, Espresso|
|Stem||Grand Cru Quill Stem, 100mm|
|Headset||1" Sealed Bearing, Silver|
|Shifters||Dia-Compe Bar Ends and Rustines Downtube Shifter Covers, Gum|
|Derailleurs||Front: 9 speed Sora Rear: 9 speed Tiagra|
|Cassette||Shimano 11-32T, 8 speed|
|Brake Housing||Metallic Braid|
|Brake Levers||Gran Compe 202 Non-Aero, Drilled|
|Shift Housing||Retro-Style Stainless|
|Saddle||Model 3, Brown w/ Ti rails (one-of-a-kind)|
|Seatpost||Long Setback, Silver|
|Fenders||N/A - it's the desert!|
|Racks||Randonneur Front Rack with Integrated Decaleur, Cantilever|
|Bags||Randonneur Handlebar Bag, Burgundy|
|Water Bottle Cage||2x Mojave, 1x Retro - No Tab|
|Water Bottles||2x 40oz Klean Kanteen, 1x 18oz Klean Kanteen|
|Bell||Temple Bell, Brass|