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Francois Cross Canada Adventure 2005 : My Equipment

April 09, 2005 at 09:44PM
From: francois
My Equipment

My Bike

I'm riding a 2003 Trek 1000. Its an aluminum frame entry level racing bike and its the first road bike that I've ever owned. You can learn more about the trek 1000 by visiting Trek's website atl:
http://www.trekbikes.com/

I've made a few changes to the bike. Those changes are:

  • added new rear wheel: Mavic MA3 rim with a shimano 105 hub. After a year of heavy riding the original rear wheel was breaking spokes regularly.
  • original 700x23 tires were replaced with Continental Ultra Gatorskin 700x28 Wire Tire. See mec.ca, product number 5005-157.
  • addition of rear rack with pair of paniers
  • addition of Samui Air Zound Cycling Horn (see mec.ca product num. 4013-597)
  • addition of basic bike computer to keep track of speed, distance.
Tools & Spare Parts
  • 1 foldable tire
  • 2 tire tubes
  • 1 chain whip
  • 1 adjustable wrench
  • portable bike pump
  • 4 spokes
  • freewheel removal tool
  • spare chain
  • chain lube
  • chain tool
  • multi tool (allen keys, screwdrivers)
  • 2 spare batteries for my cycling computer
  • tire pressure gauge
  • bike lock
  • tire patch kit
  • duct tape
  • spoke wrench
  • tire levers
  • brake pads
Clothing:
  • biking gloves
  • helmet
  • 3 bike shorts
  • knee warmers
  • 3 bike jerseys
  • bike shoes
  • 3 pairs of socks
  • cycling glasses
  • toque
  • 1 pair of blue jeans
  • 1 regular t-shirt
  • fleece shirt
  • rain/wind shell jacket
  • fanny pack
  • water resistant shoe covers
Toiletries/Personal Items:
  • toothbrush
  • toothpaste
  • deoderant
  • electric shaver
  • 1 roll toilet paper
  • 4 pairs of contact lenses
  • contact lens solution
  • contact lens case
  • prescription glasses
Other Stuff:
  • first aid kit
  • swiss army knife
  • sunscreen
  • aspirin and tylenol
  • digital camera + charger
  • laptop (IBM x40 - 2.6 lbs)
  • headphones
  • webcam
  • GPS unit that plugs into laptop to integrate with MS Streets & Trips
  • 1 ethernet cable
  • 1 phone cable
  • notebook with maps and notes
  • pen
  • vitamins
  • wallet
  • cell phone + recharger
  • secureID to access office network
  • 10 zapstraps
  • Thermo-Lite emergency bivy (mec product num 4013-758)