asking for a suspended touringbike with 26" wheels. We finally gave in
and introduced Roughrider. But for some detail solutions, this is a new
bike from scratch. Reliability and ease to repair count in the bush, thus
we have come up with a steel frame with as few moving parts as possible.
The reartriangle pivots om a single extra wide axle (with grease nipple)
and the frame can be built up with very common parts. There is room for
three large waterbottles, and the optional frontcarrier positions the bags
high and dry, with maximum clearance for riding in those deep ruts.
And home again you can take
the carriers off and use it as an MTB
thus anywhere, where you can ride or push
choice, frame is supplied without forks. Get a fork with 50-60 mm travel
and a 1" steerer. Consider a conventional (non-ahead) headset, easier to
get replacement parts for, and more leeway with the handlebar stem. I quite
like the RST Mozo Pro fork, easy to disassemble, no seals to cause complete
failure, and you can fit the optional frontcarrier to the bolted crown
(As with WP-Rond, Manitou etc)
Rear Triangle with approx 60 mm travel. Single pivot in the downtube above
the chainwheel. Replacable extra wide SS axle, with industry standard teflon
coated bearings. Greasenipple.
R 332-1050 gasfilled damper with alloy body and adjustable springseat.
for Magura hydraulics, Nexus sidepul on request
from selected Mannesmann, Columbus and Dedacciai tubing. Vertical dropouts
design, removable for (tran)sport, with Phase Coupling Device (stabilizer).
Maximum load 25 kgs
mm (26" MTB), reartire up to 2" wide
dropoutspacing 135 mm, bracket 68 mm BSC, Headset 1", frontchanger 28.6
mm with bottompull (not topswing!), largest chainwheel 46T, shiftlevers
for rearbrake and derailleurcables, 3* bottlecagebosses, mudguard-eyelets,
rearcarrier, pumpstop (XL)
powdercoat (dark purple metallic)
the road from 12 kgs, but this varies a lot with tyres and parts.
and eyelets for Magura brakes, Non-standard colours