Every bike trip and every kind of bike is different.
I dedicated to Travel Mountainbikes. Solid bikes for adventurous trips. Based on second hand frames I give old bikes a new shine. Equipped with quality parts where ever a travel bike needs, but always with a reasonable price in mind.
Over the years I had opportunities to lay hand on dozens of bikes with different characteristics. If you are looking for a new bike, a helping hand or just some imput feel free to ask!
- customized second hand travel bikes
- new and second hand travel equipment & components
- customized luggage solution
- sales & rentals
Currently for sale
a solid beginners traveller bike
very high handlebars give this mountainbike frame to a geometry some where between a classic touring bike and a mountainbike. Perfect way for everybody who is looking for a comofrtable bike and freedom of choise at the same time.
26″ wheels with double rims and Schwalbe Marathon tires
hydraulic Shimano disc breaks
3 x 8 Shimano Deore
extra long handlebar ends, back light, bell, ergonomic grips, rear rack
80 mm steal front suspension
Basic Price: 220,-
The bags on the rear rack are the basic accompany for a touring biker. Therefore my first bag is also a classic rear pannier.
Since the beginning of this project passed two and a half years. In this time I produced about 20 improving prototypes. Which were test driven as city bags in Lisbon but also already travelled across Europe.
This spring I finally achieved a quality in sealing and detail work to satisfy myself. So I dicided to build a first serial production and bring them on sale.
Each bag is 100% handmade. The standard is a rolling bag with capacity of approx. 22l. But I’m happy to build individual solutions for you!
Currently available in blue and red, other colours on request!
travel bike for my tourings through South-East Europe, South-West Europe and Morocco
The Iron lady combined mi through whole Europe. On our first trip with light baggage on the seatpost only. On the second tour fully equipped with front and back racks, aluminium fenders and Schwalbe Marathon tires.
In therms of transmission I always trusted in Shimano LX and was never disappointed with this! In her lifetime she overused 3 suspensions, 5 wheels, 4 chain wheels and a million of tires, but only one transmission kit!
She was a real Mountainbike Traveller. Together we went to Greece and Portugal, we crossed Albania, the Perenees, the Alps and the Atlas before she finally died in the streets of Marrakesh.
my second bikepacker and my company on a 30 days trip to Morocco
Not to aggressive for longer rides, but ready for some action at its moment. Equipped with quality standard MTB components, what is easy to replace. The lock of RockShox X-Fusion turns the bike immediately into a hardtail for long distances. For the first part I used Schwalbe Marathon Racer, later my brother brought me Schwalbe Hans Dampf for the time in the mountains.
The bikepacking setup helps a lot to safe the dynamic of a sportive mountainbike, even if it is loaded. It’s some much more fun riding with this setup, up and down the sidewalks or snail through the traffic. If you don’t ferget your luggage even fully loaded is still good for smoove singletrails! The luggage enters into the 15l Ortlieb Seatbag, the 12l Ortlieb Handlebarbag Classic and 4 smaller bags, a bottheholder and a lock on the frame. Just as last time this setup didn’t allow me to go without a backpack.
sold for a tour from Portugal to Greece and finally ended up in South-East Asia
Sol was a budget bike to cross Europe from Portugal to Greece. Thanks to a few good deals and a lot of improvisation within two weeks we built up a Deore-equiped touring bike with Schwalbe Marthon tires, a solide rack and a handlbarbag for less then 350,-.
Unfortunaltely due to visa restrictions for her rider, Sol never reached Greece, but Istanbul instead. Meanwhile, after crossing wide parts of Europe and Asia, she was stolen in London! Dirty theefs! But her rider is fallen in love with bike travelling and still restless.
Tweety & Silvester
two bikes sold for a tour from Portugal to Amsterdam
Obviously they were the two parts of a couple. Built for two world travellers who wanted to experience their return to Europe on two wheels. Two super light travel mountainbikes to enjoy Europe mainly on road, but with the possibility to go offroad here and there.
Tweety had 26″ wheels with Schwalbe Marathon Plus tires. Shimano Deore V-Breaks and Shimano Deore gearing. Just the dérailleur was Shimano XT, a little upgrade.
Silvester came with Schwalbe Big Apple tires and Shimano Deore Disc breaks and a Shimano Deore and Shimano SLX mix for the gearing.
Equiped with my handmade panniers they were also the guinea pigs for my self-built bike-bags on the way from Portugal to the Netherlands.
bought as a mountainbike, with a travel setup the company for my travel throu South America
She was a bargain I never expected to ride myself. But after a few test rides I felt in love with this bike. A 120mm Full-Suspencion bike, almost rigid as a hardtail, but agil like a dirtbike. Basicly built on Standard Shimano parts she is the perfect company for a mountainbike adventure as everything is relatively easy to replace. After two years exploring Portugal we went together to South America for three month.
To make her fit to travel I equipped her with a Ortlieb Seatpack 15L and a small Orlieb handlebar bag. For better weight equilibration I constructed an additional bottleholder for up to 6L on the toptube of the frame. Rough singletrails, heavy loaded bikepacking were no problem at all and even marathon days with up to 200km per day made part of this tour.
All in all a fully convenient travel solution as long as you are light packed. Unfortunately I was a little overloaded and had to carry a medium size backpack. With a smarter solution to use the space inside the frame this could maybe resolved. For long distance tours next time I would carry an alternative, slimer tire with me.
Our story not ended yet!