A lifelong dream
Adventurer & Photographer 

Stephen Peel

To circumnavigate the world on a bicycle

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Rohloff 14 Speed Hub gear ratios?

Posted by Stephen Peel - Adventure Travel - Cycling Around the World on May 20, 2017 at 2:15 AM Comments comments (0)

Rohloff 14 Speed Hub Gear Ratios??




I'm no bike engineer or even have a basic understanding of gear ratios. Finding info on the Rohloff Speed Hub is easy, finding the information I want is not so easy. It's probably right in front of my eyes, but I'm just not bike techy to see it.


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Gates Carbon Centretrack Drive Belt

Posted by Stephen Peel - Adventure Travel - Cycling Around the World on April 1, 2017 at 11:50 PM Comments comments (0)



The Gates Carbon CenterTrack Drive Belt System 


After many months of should I shouldn't I, I have decided that I should. I will be goi...

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KOGA Atalanta Handlebar

Posted by Stephen Peel - Adventure Travel - Cycling Around the World on March 31, 2017 at 9:25 AM Comments comments (0)


KOGA Atalanta Handlebars


When deciding on the spec of my KOGA Worldtraveller Signature, I wanted a handlebar that would give me the ch...

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Brooks Imperial B17 vs Rido R2 Saddles

Posted by Stephen Peel - Adventure Travel - Cycling Around the World on March 29, 2017 at 9:25 AM Comments comments (3)



Brooks Imperial ab17 VS Rido R2 Saddles


Being a stocky and strongly built guy, and not the usual wisp of a cyclist you find huddled in a peloton, flying over the Swiss Alps, I find I need a more...

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Bike on Pre-Order: KOGA Worldtraveller S Discbrake

Posted by Stephen Peel - Adventure Travel - Cycling Around the World on March 27, 2017 at 10:35 AM Comments comments (0)

Here it is, here is my: 

KOGA Worldtraveller Signature - Discbrake


Picture above is of my bike after delivery. Below is a short blog leading up to the picture above.


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Koga team up with Orlieb for Signature Panniers

Posted by Stephen Peel - Adventure Travel - Cycling Around the World on March 23, 2017 at 4:45 AM Comments comments (0)

Koga team up with Ortlieb for Signature Pannier and Handlebar Bags


When pre-ordering my Koga Worldtraveler S this last week, I expressed my preference for Ortlieb pannier bags front and back, and was happy to find out that K...

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Rohloff and Belt vs Deore XT and Chain

Posted by Stephen Peel - Adventure Travel - Cycling Around the World on March 21, 2017 at 2:25 AM Comments comments (1)


Rohloff and Belt vs Deore XT and Chain


I took a drive with my youngest daughter Chloe up to Leeds to CycleSense, a bike shop that deals with Koga bikes. It was an 80 mile drive out but worth it. Dave - the owner - checked out my requireme...

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700c ??? 26in ??? 29in, which one for touring?

Posted by Stephen Peel - Adventure Travel - Cycling Around the World on October 25, 2016 at 6:10 PM Comments comments (2)

700c – 26in – 29in, which one for touring?

This I fear will be a never ending debate, as people seem to view things very differently and supply may vary in different parts of the world.


I have searched all sorts of forums, blogs, and articles on this, and I have finally come to the conclusion that its basically a personal choice. Let me explain.


It would appear that a 700c and a 29er (29in), are the same diamet...

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So how good are Fat Bikes for touring?

Posted by Stephen Peel - Adventure Travel - Cycling Around the World on October 22, 2016 at 12:40 PM Comments comments (0)




Fat Bikes For Touring

 

Bikes with fat wheels and tyres are not new, far from it, but they have come a long way, and Fat Bike Touring is becoming increasingly more popular.

 

Benefits of a Fat Bike for Touring:

 

Accessibility, to be able to pretty much go anywhere you want. Deep sand and beaches, rocky ground, r...

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