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Kit List

Bicycle & Accessories

  • Shimano PD-M324 SPD pedals
  • Profile water cage
  • Thorn Expedition Steel Rear cycle pannier rack
  • Thorn MKV Cro Mo steel low loader
  • Ortlieb Front Roller Classic panniers
  • Ortlieb Back Roller Classic panniers
  • Ortlieb Rack Packs Medium
  • Ortlieb Ultimate 5 Classic handlebar bags
  • Ortlieb map case
  • Cateye bike lights front and rear
  • Bike computers (Cateye Micro & Scio Pro)
  • Kryptonite D-lock and 7 foot cable
  • Compass
  • Rear view mirrors (DIY job)
  • Sigg water bottles 0.75l and 1l each, plus holder for additional 1.5l PET bottle
  • Brooks saddle covers
  • Topeak Mountain Morph Pump 
  • Cheap backup pump (just for peace of mind)
  • Specialized 2D Bike helmets
Tool kit & Spares
  • Adjustable 3/4 inch wrench
  • Rohloff Torx TX20 wrench (required for unique Rohloff screws/bolts)
  • Spare brake, hub & gear cables x 2
  • Spare spokes & nipples x 6
  • Inner tube patch kits x 3
  • Super glue
  • Ear buds (for bike cleaning)
  • Small cotton towel x 2 (for bike cleaning)
  • Assortment of nuts, bolts, washes and screws
  • MSR spare parts kit for stove
  • SRAM power links for broken chain
  • Thermarest universal repar kit
  • General purpose string
  • 2 meters of 5mm width string
  • 6 piece Allen key set with ball tip for angular adjustment
  • Rohloff chain oil x 2
  • Cable tires of various lengths
  • Duct tape
  • Leatherman Wave
  • Spare inner tubes x 3
  • Presta to car valve convertor (so can fit air gun at service station on presta valve)
Camping
  • Hilleberg Nallo 2GT tent with ground sheet
  • Small cloth for cleaning tent
  • Western Mountaineering Versalite sleeping bags
  • Silk sleeping bag liners
  • Thernarest travel pillow cases
  • Thermarest ProLite sleeping mats
  • Thermarest Compack Chair converters
  • Light My Fire seat pads
  • Petzl Tikka head torches
  • MSR Whisperlite stove
  • 1L MSR fuel bottle
  • Lighter
  • Optimus pots and pan/lid set
  • Titanium forks and spoons
  • Swiss Army Waiter knife
  • Wooden spoon for cooking
  • Lexan plates and mugs
  • Tupperware box
  • Sponge
  • Microfibre dish towel
  • Small bottle of detergent
  • Small nalgene bottles for sugar, salt, pepper, mixed herbs, olive oil, jam etc
  • Tea bags, instant coffee
  • Food staples (bread, cereal, cookies, spaghetti, tomato paste, tuna, honey, peanut butter, jam or nutella)
  • Sandwich bags (for keeping open food items)
  • First Need XL water filter
  • Ortlieb 10L water bag
  • Ortlieb 10L folding bowl (for washing dishes and clothes)
  • Washing powder for clothes
  • Clothesline and pegs
  • Laundry bag
  • Universal plug
Electronic  Gadgets
  • Garmin eTrex H GPS
  • Ipod
  • Iphone
  • Acer 1810TZ 11.6 inch laptop
  • Acer 1410 11.6 inch laptop
  • Small external hard drive
  • USB stick
  • Roberts Travel Lite radio
  • Canon Powershot G9 camera & spare battery
  • Gorillapod tripod
  • Universal power plug adaptor
  • Battery charger
  • Spare AA & AAA rechargeable batteries
  • Global SIM card to receive and make calls cheaply.
Clothes
  • Baggy cycling shorts
  • 3/4 length cycling trousers (Freddie)
  • Padded lycra shorts for underneath (2 each)
  • Icebreaker merino wool T-Shirts (2 for Guy, 3 for Freddie)
  • Polo shirt (Guy)
  • Long sleeved Icebreaker merino wool tops (2 each)
  • Long sleeved Craghoppers Nosquito shirt
  • Gore wind breaker Rainjacket
  • Rain pants
  • Gore rainproof overshoes
  • Sealskinz waterproof socks
  • Underpants x 5
  • Sports bra x 2 (Freddie)
  • Swimsuit (Freddie)
  • Smartwool socks x 3
  • Zip-off khaki pants
  • 3/4 thin tracksuit pants and tank top for sleeping (Freddie)
  • 3/4 khakis for off the bike (Freddie)
  • Belt with hidden money pocket
  • Icebreaker merino wool leggings
  • Baseball cap
  • Buff
  • Yellow high viz safety vest
  • Cycling shoes
  • Birkenstock sandals
  • Flip-flops (for communal showers etc)
  • Large all-purpose cotton square Trek cycling gloves
  • Sealskinz waterproof cycling gloves
Health
  • Insect repellent
  • Sunscreen
  • Medical kit
  • Multivitamin supplement
  • Sunglasses
  • Toiletries bag
  • Lighweight quick-drying towel
  • Face washer
  • Baby wipes
  • Tissues
  • Pstyle and Mooncup (Freddie)
Miscellaneous
  • Small travel kettle
  • Novels (fuel for the mind)
  • Country road maps
  • Guidebooks
  • Language guides
  • PointIt book
  • Passport
  • Insurance documents
  • Vaccination certificates
  • Sewing kit
  • Notepad & pen
  • Reading glasses (Freddie)
  • Travel wallet
  • Various bank & credit cards
  • Money belt
  • YHA membership card
  • "Business cards" with website details
  • Small foldable backpack for sightseeing
  • Small foldable "handbag" (Freddie)
  • Pepper spray (donated by other cyclist)
  • Bungee cord to fasten extra luggage on top of panniers
  • Frisbee (never had the energy to use it though!)
Wish we had
  • Pump with built in PSI gauge. With the thicker Marathon XR tyres it's difficult to gauge the correct pressure. 
  • Kindle. English books have been difficult to find, and you never really get what you want at book swap.
  • Butterfly handle bars. Could be tricky to fit with the Rohloff shifter but extra hand positions would be very useful.
  • 2 x 5L Ortlieb water bladders instead of 1 x 10L bladder. That way we could share the load more easily.


 

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