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Mikkelson Rohloff Expedition (SOLD)

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Custom Mikkelson CroMoly Frame / 57cm / 2007

Modified IRD & flat / Dual Salsa & Race Face with extended steerer tube and Rohloff speed shifter

Kona / Kris King

Schmidt / Velocity Dyad (36h) / Schwalbe Marathon XR 700x50

Rohloff / Velocity Dyad (32h) / Schwalbe Marathon XR 700x50

Race Face Cadence / Surly 36t

Selle An-Atomica, Brooks Champion Flyer (now B190) / FSA SL220

Nashbar Std platform / Sram

Rohloff 14spd

Paul Component Touring Canti / Dia-Compe

Rohloff internal 14-spd

Tandem CroMoly frame (9/6/9 tubing), touring specific, S&S coupled, custom racks F/R, Ortlieb panniers, 700x50c Schwalbe Marathon XR, Velocity Dyad rims, Sapim spokes, Rohloff 14spd hub, Schmidt dyno hub, Supernova E3 Triple (road), Lupine Betty 14 (off-road), IRD Blackbird 46cm bars (dual handlebar design similar to Sheldon Brown's Thorn Raven Cycle (http://www.sheldonbrown.com/org/thorn/). This bike is a combination touring/cross-country/trail/expedition bike. This bike has been up mountain trails (extreme low gear), through snow passes, across miles of swamp and traversed drift dunes and beach. This is the ultimate exploration bicycle.

People who friended this bike All Filler, alexthorne, o_O, damnhenry, sibkis, Rood, floggingdavy, VintagebikePhil, awer1, flatblackcapo, scmalex, Pylväläinen, suicide_doors, the fumingator, anthony f, Stelvio, My New Toy, Sigback, Jon-one, van, per.k, Splined, phantom1313, carolara

Nicely done

Adding to the cluster

Workhorse

This bike ends up being a pretty reliable trekking/touring bike... it has a surprisingly comfortable ride since I switched out the Champion Flyer for a B190 saddle and put the drop bar above the shifter bar...

dreamy....

this is the ultimate touring type bike as far as im concerned, i would ride around the world!
hows the rohloff? im scheming on a surly big dummy set up with one.

Mikkelson with Rohloff

The bike is pretty stout. If you plan on traveling with your bike a lot, or you plan on bad road conditions, the Rohloff is A+. There tends to be a 'lag' between gears. You notice it after the gears wear in - your pedal stroke travels a few degrees before the gear engages. It can be a little weird/frustrating, but you get used to it and it seems to hold up really well.

what?

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Mikkelson

Cool, eh?



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