• Once the test build is finished (and i know I'm happy with it), I'll change the tyres to something more road friendly, add mudguards, racks and luggage. Also treat myself to new pedals.

    Tyres

    I'll want something in the 700x50/29x2" range, current front runner is just the same as I have on the Scott:

    • Schwalbe G-One Speed


    but other options are:

    • Panaracer GravelKing SK Plus


    Wildcard option is:

    • Schwalbe Marathon Almotion


    Which I wouldn't have previously considered, however they get excellent reviews
    https://www.bicyclerollingresistance.comĀ­/tour-reviews/schwalbe-marathon-almotionĀ­-2016

    If anyone else has any suggestions please let me know.

    Mudguards
    Only two real options I'd consider:

    • 65MM SKS Blumels


    Downside is that they're shiny, they do matte finish in 53mm so annoying they dont in 65mm.

    Or I buy some GB stainless ones and have them painted matte black, as the officially painted ones don't seem to be coming any time soon.

    Either way, they'll get big RAW flaps and a 3rd flap

    Racks & Luggage

    Rear - Carradice bagman expedition QR and a super c saddlebag (which i'm going to add some plastic to stiffen up)
    Front - Rawland demiporter (dont buy the alu one I have if anyone is wondering, the eyelets snapped off), Black wald 137 and i've ordered a wizard works Alakazam Basket Bag in these colours:

    Long term I will replace the Rawland for something Nitto and a Tubus Duo

    But i am also tempted by a Pelago Commuter

    Pedals

    Probably DMR V12 Mags

    All the other options that I like such as spankbros etc seem out of stock everywhere, unless anyone has any recommendations.

    Dynamo lights

    Prob going to upgrade my current lights and gift my old ones to my GF for her bike. So I'll ge myself a B&M IQ-X and a SECULA PLUS

  • I have a pelago rack and it is very nice - also very heavy. It also mounts pretty high up on a Vagabond.
    If you're not going to mount panniers day to day, I'd go for the smaller Nitto and a lowrider rack.

    And you're probably going to need a Problem Solvers Fender Flute to get the mudguards as close to the front tyre as possible - again speaking from experience as a Vagabond owner.

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