The Bike

For PAC Tour I will be using my regular Audax bike albeit with the mudguards and rack removed.

Van Nicholas in Audax Garb :-

Van Nicholas - Titanium Audax Bike

Van Nicholas - Titanium Audax Bike

For the techies out there, this is a Van Nicholas titanium frame with ITM carbon forks. Chainset, front/rear mechs and brakes are all Dura Ace, Stem and Seatpin are Van Nicholas titanium, handlebars are Van Nicholas aluminium, wheels are Chris King hubs laced onto Mavic Open Pro Ceramic Rims. The seat is a Selle Italia.

I built this bike up for my 40th birthday. This also coincided with PBP in 2007 and this ended up being pretty much the first time I rode it. Having now covered over 5000 miles on this bike I can honestly say that it is the most comfortable bike I’ve ever ridden. I expect this view to remain unchanged after PAC Tour.

The bike - all boxed up for the flight.

The bike - all boxed up for the flight

The bike all set up in Portland ready for the start of PAC Tour.  Tyres fitted for this trip are Vittoria Open Corse Pave. These have a low rolling resistance but are a 24c section so should give a decent level of comfort.

The bike in Portland as set up for PAC tour

The bike in Portland as set up for PAC tour

One Response to “The Bike”

  1. Mark Straw Says:

    Good luck !!!

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