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Sverigeresan 2013

This bike was built up for my son to ride the Swedish equivalent of Land's End to John o' Groats last june. The main difference is that the distance from Treriksrset in the north to Smygehuk in the south is about 50% longer at 2100 km. A major part of the trip is located north from the polar circle with weather conditions to match. He and a friend of his ended up with an inofficial record for the distance without any escort car or other external assistance at 6 days, 19 hours and 43 minutes. To be frank I belive that this build had very little to do whith this achievement. They would have finished on almost anyting on two wheels.The bike is built to take on anything you can through at it and is based on an Uncle John size XL framset and a Campagnolo Chorus/ Centaur drivetrain. Wheels are Ambrosio rims laced to Hope hubs. Total weight is about 10 kg. Service was limited to occasional lubrication of chains (only 5 ml of oil was brought along). The only failure was a brake adjuster that was later replaced courtesy of TRP (thanks). The Planet-X Arione look alike saddle is for sale at a very reasonable price though...Full story and further pictures can be found at "Sverigeresan 2013" on Facebook.

Sverigeresan 2013


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