Catha's Seat

Friday, 21 September 2012


Thank you for logging onto my cycle touring blog - my first ever blog!! Scott (my bike) and I are setting off from London, through Europe ending up at the gateway to Asia; Istanbul.

I am a bike enthusiast and a long trip has been my dream for years now. Cycling has been ingrained in me from a young age as my Mum was a campaigner for Sustrans and Spokes ( I ran a small bike business at University, regularly enjoy fixing vintage bikes with my friend Hil Bob at our "Bike Club" and have completed long distance rides; London to Paris with Kit and Sam (see video below) and London along the South East Coast with Hil Bob, Yean and Phin. 

The ride that inspired my love of touring, however, was with Alex ( around the north coast of France in 2005. Even though I had to strap a cushion on to my saddle to achieve the correct height it proved to be a winning trip. 

Never noticed the "Stop" sign before!

Let me introduce you to Scott - 

Scott - just after being valued for the insurers by Fitzrovia Cycles

Although I am not planning on giving you my personal specs, I thought some of the bike geeks may be interested in Scott's vital statistics:

Part Detail
Frame Scott Atacama Trail 22" 
Saddle Charge Spoon
Tyres Gatorskin 700x28
Brakes Shimano Deore LX V-Brakes
Rear Hub Shimano Alfine 11 Disc SGS700
Front Hub Shimano Hub Dynamo DH3N20
Rims Mavic 28" A 319 - 36 Hole
Spokes DT Swiss Champion 2mm x (287 or 283mm)
Nipples DT Swiss 2.0mm x 12mm
Tubes Continental 700 x 28-38mm
Chain Spank Tweet Tweet 102 links 1/2" x 1/8"
Chainring Stronglight 38t BCD 30
Sprocket Shimano 20t Alfine Sprocket
Mudguards SKS Commuter Narrow Bike Mudguard Set
Shifter Alfine 11 Rapidfire Shifter
Speedometer Sigma BC 906
Phone Mount Ultimate Add Ons HTC Desire HD
Grips Ragley H.O.T Lock On Grips - Lime Green
Bot. Bracket Tange 137 x 24t
Crankset Shimano FC-S125, 105 Golden Arrow 170mm
Pedals Shimano Clip in Pedals PD-M520

Below is what Scott will have on his back (as well as me)!!

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