Bike Check: Kepler in Touring Mode

Got these snaps of Kepler just as I arrived home from my 3 week tour of Italy and Slovenia, moments before I stepped through my front door and the adventure ended. Sad times! It was a great end to the trip though – I’d landed at Stansted and faced either a £70 taxi journey or 3 hours of lugging my boxed bike and bags on trains and buses to get home. Instead, I built Kepler up again outside the airport and enjoyed a sunny ride back through the Essex countryside, with the skyscrapers of London growing larger as I neared my house. A fitting end to a fantastic trip.

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Frame: Kepler ‘fade’
Wheelset: H Plus Son Archetypes on Shimano 105 hubs
Groupset: Shimano 105 with a Shimano SLX mtb rear derailleur to handle the larger cassette
Tyres: Schwalbe Marathon 35c
brakes: Tektro Oryx Cantilever
Stem, bars, seatpost:
Speedplay Frogs
Selle Italia Flite
Handlebar bag:
Carradice Super C
Snugpak Ionosphere

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