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The bike is for sure the most important material thing I’ve got on this journey. Therefore I’m lucky for being helped out by Ulf and Francesco at Small Change in Malmö with building Link, a costume made touring bike. The frame is made of columbus steel, and weld in Verona in Italy.

Here are the tech details:

Link, Touring 26″

All tubing Columbus zona (Nivacrom steel) – main triangle double butted – tig welded
1″ 1/8 threadless tapered fork – 26″

Shimano Deore crankset 9 speed 42/32/22T 170mm
Shimano Deore frons derailleur 34.9mm top swing 66-69°
Shimano Deore rear derailleur 9S
Shimano Deore casette 9S 11-34T

Shutter precision dynamo front hub
Shimano Deore freehub 8-10S
Mavic XM719 Rims – double wall
Alpina spokes 2mm stainless steel
Schwalbe maraton racer performance (Europe) + Mondial (Africa) tires

XLC 1″ 1/8 Threadless headset
Shimano deore V-brake
Tektro RL-520 brake levers
Dura ace bar end shifter
ZIPP STEM 105mm, +-25°, 31.8mm CLAMP
Salsa Woodchipper handlebar
Brooks B17 saddle
Shimano A530 SPD pedals
Zipp seatpost service course 350mm
Busch & Muller lumotec IQ CYO RT front lamp
Busch & Muller toplight flat rear lamp
Busch & Muller werk USB-charger
Tubus Tara frons rack
Tubus cargo Evo rear rack
SKS bluemels mudguards 60mm

Link och jag. Foto: Filip Streiffert