In response to all of the cards and letters asking what Buff3y uses on the road and at the obvious risk of attracting all manner of annoying cycling equipment sponsor, here is a list of stuff that I carry and carries me.
Hand made in Oregon USA.
26” wheels. Reynolds chrome –alloy frame
The ultimate touring machine.
Rohoff 14 speed hub gears
Gates belt drive: Big range of gears . Make sure you service the gear hub correctly to ensure that it stays in good trim.
Gates Belt Drive: Smooth power delivery. The belts last about 8,000km-10,000km.
Schwalbe Marathon Mondial Touring standard.
DT Swiss Rims: 26” and as strong as possible. Paired with the Rohloff large hub on rear wheel makes the spoke length very short and therefore very strong.
ORTLIEB Back-Roller Plus:
The ideal bike bag for those who prefer the convenience of the roll closure system. The durable, waterproof, dustproof, abrasion-resistant and high quality Cordura fabric ensures optimal protection for your gear. Equipped with the sophisticated QL2.1 system with self-closing hooks, the ORTLIEB Back-Roller Plus attaches to your bike in a flash
This Showers Pass ‘Refuge Jacket‘ is a great great thing. Lightweight soft shell is designed for biking with long sleeves that can be velcro tightened and vents in front for cooling.
NEMO’s Hornet 2P (910g) is light and good for one cyclist. Smaller interior than the MSR HubbaHubba and only has two (half-zipper) doors. But very light at .
Exped ‘SynMat’ UL LW (640g)
Throw the Thermarest. This Exped mattress is the business. Having 7cm depth is great. “Anti-slip GripSkin’ honeycomb-pattern coating. Laminate is air tight and impervious to hydrolysis.” they say. The fill bag works very well so camp set up is quick.
Temperature: -4 °C
Thickness: 7 cm
Length: 197 cm
Shoulder Width: 65 cm
Marmot Helium 300 700gm: Warm and light. Long zipper.
Fujifilm X-T3 mirrorless camera with a 16-55mm lens. (539gm+655gm) A lovely camera. Smaller than an SLR and sealed for dust etc so a good travel camera.
Rode Video Micro (73g):
GoPro 7 Black (116g). Small and takes.stable 4k video from the handlebars etc.
Garmin Fenix5 Plus (78g): Does it all and has a big face. Has all bike computer function. Expensive though.
Leatherman Surge (335g): A bit of a luxury as a smaller one might be fine.
Topeak 18+ Allen and Torx set
MSP+R Stove fitting (73gm)
Petzl Head Torch (86gm): Rechargable and another USB chord to lose.
Katadyn Mini (210gm)
MSR Ceramic Pot (270gm)