Surly Troll / World Troller Touring Bike Build Part 3

Maybe the best go anywhere off road cycle touring bike - The Surly Troll World Troller

Building my Surly Troll / World Troller part 1 looked at the decision process leading to choosing this go anywhere touring bike frame. It also covered the use of S&S Couplers and reasons to chose a Surly Troll over the Surly World Troller. Part 2 looked at the key decisions in fitting a Rolhoff internal … Read more…

Surly Troll / World Troller Touring Bike build – Part 2

surly tugnut with rohloff on a surly world troller troll

In part 1 I wrote about the decision making process when choosing a touring bike frame, in my case the (Surly Troll / World Troller). Although really, the first decision to make is which wheel size suits the type of touring you have planned. This article looks at my choice of wheels and drive-train, individual … Read more…

Cycle Touring Wheels – Touring Bike Build

building wheels for cycle touring

Everybody starts with the frame when planning a new touring bike build but wheel size is really where the adventure begins. Where you plan touring and the terrain you’ll face, dictates the most sensible size wheels for the job. If you’re sticking to road riding you may prefer the roll of a 700c size wheel, if … Read more…

Dynamo Hubs for Cycle Touring

‘Self Reliance’ is what cycle touring is all about. Self propelled bike travel with a tent affords a freedom that for me, can’t be rivalled.  However, I want to record as much detail of my journey as possible. Cameras, iPads and smart phones all need recharging. Dynamo hubs allow electricity to be generated as you roll which … Read more…