Campeur Build List - Desert Campeur

Velo Orange Campeur with SimWorks Homage Tires for Bicycle Nomad 

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!

Frame Campeur, 57cm
Crankset 50.4, 170mm
Bottom Bracket English Threaded, 118mm
Pedals Sabot
Wheels Rear and Front Touring Hubs - both laced to 700c RAID Rims
Tires SimWorks Homage 700x43mm
Tubes 700c
Rim Tape Velox, 22mm
Handlebar Randonneur, 50cm
Handlebar Tape Leather, Espresso
Handlebar Plugs N/A
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
Brakes Tektro CR710
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!
Fender Accessories N/A
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
Lights N/A


Velo Orange Campeur with SimWorks Homage Brown Tires for Bicycle Nomad