A Journey by Bicycle through
Europe, Siberia, Mongolia & China
By bicycle from England to China through France, Germany, Austria, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Ukraine, Russia, Siberia, Mongolia
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Equipment

March 2004

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This is, for the moment, a provisional listing. Some things here probably won't come with me; other things not listed here probably will.

Notes on kit performance will be added during and after the trip.

Bike

Steel-framed tourer, 26" wheels. Make/model tba.

Racks and Packs

Rear rack
Front racks (?low-riders)
Rear panniers
Front panniers
Handlebar bag

Attachments

Water bottles & cages (x 3)
Cycle computer (speedometer / odometer)
Bell
Rear & front lights (?dynamo front light, LED battery rear)
Lock & cable
Pump

Tools & Spares

Complete toolkit to enable:

  • Puncture repair / tyre / tube replacement
  • Spoke adjustment / replacement
  • Cassette removal
  • Headset adjustment
  • General nuts & bolts tightening, adjustment and replacement
  • Chain repair and replacement.
  • Gear and brake cable adjustment and replacement
  • Brake adjustment and pad replacement

Spares to include:

  • Inner tubes (several)'
  • Tyres (1 x slick, 1 x knobbly)
  • Chain links
  • Grease
  • Lubricant
  • Brake pads
  • Gear cables
  • Brake cables
  • Spokes

Camping

Lightweight tent
Groundsheet protector / general purpose tarpaulin
Sleeping bag & liner
Sleeping mat
Multi-fuel stove
Fuel bottle
Matches
Candle
2 x mess tins with lids for cooking & eating
Enamel mug
Water filter
LED head-torch
Mosquito head-net
Collapsible plastic water container
Soap
Toothbrush & toothpaste
Shaving equipment
Flannel

Clothing

Lightweight wind/rainproof shell (top & trousers)
Shorts
Trousers
Tops
Warm clothing for winter, evening and morning riding
Gloves
Balaclava
Cycling shoes
Sandals
Waterproof "booties" to cover cycling shoes
Helmet

Miscellaneous

Journal
Notebook
Pens
Waterproof "ziploc" bags
Address list
Camera
Sunglasses
Toilet roll
Swiss army knife
Compass
Money
Passport & visas
Sewing kit
Batteries for torch, camera, bike lights
Solar charger
Phrase books
Duct tape
Zip ties
Maps

First Aid & medical

Road rash treatments - antiseptic cream, plasters, bandages
Painkillers
Antibiotics
Immodium
Tweezers
Scissors

 

Things I am planning to get from Amazon -

Canon PowerShot A70 digital camera
Viking 256 mb compact flash card

Hama 6 in 1 USB Memory Card Reader

Lonely Planet German phrasebook
Rough Guide German Dictionary phrasebook

Emily wants Opening Skinners Box

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