This touring bicycle was built for Jim Michler, a Wisconsin resident who retired in February 2016. He has been a cyclist for most of his life, competed in races, organizes races and has recently taken a greater interest in bike touring. In celebration of his retirement, he has two big tours planned for 2016, one is a supported ride across America and the second is an unsupported ride from Milwaukee, Wisconsin to San Francisco, California.

This bike has custom carriers that give Jim the flexibility to add low rider carriers for heavy weight touring and removing them for lightweight touring. It also has dynamo hub lighting so that he does not need to worry about batteries wearing out when he is in the middle of no where. The hub also has the capacity to charge any USB device, which can be handy when camping in the desert!

Frame: True Temper Classic Lightweight
Fork: Mariposa Custom Steel
Paint: Pearl white with red highlight and gold lug lining
Rear Derailleur: Shimano Ultegra RD-6700A-G,SS,10-SPD,30T CAP
Front Derailleur: Shimano Ultegra Triple Braze – on
Crankset: Shimano Ultegra FC-6703 S Triple Crankset with 52-39-30 170mm
Cassette: Shimano Ultegra CC-6700 10 speed 11-28
Chain: Shimano CN-6701, ULTEGRA, FOR 10-SPEED,
Bottom Bracket: Shimano SM-BBR60
Gear/Brake Levers: Shimano Ultegra 6700 Triple 10 speed
Brake calipers: Paul Components Center Pull Anondized
Headset: Chris King 2Nut Silver Sotto Voce
Stem: Cinelli 1A
Handlebar: Cinelli Giro D’Italia
Seatpost: Velo Orange
Rims: Velo Orange Rim 650 B 32H
Front Hub: SON 28 32H
Rear Hub: Velo Orange Grand Cru 32H
Spokes: DT Swiss
Tires: Grand Bois Lierre 650B x 35 mm tires
Tubes: Scwalbe 650 B Superlight
Bottle Cages: Velo Orange Retro
HandlebarTape: Octto
Pedals: Shimano PD-A520 Dual Platform SPD
Saddle: Fi’zik Aliante R5
Front Light: Schmidt Edelux II – Polished
Tail Light: Schmidt B&M331ALK-02 B&M Secula Plus for fender
Carrier Bag Support: Mariposa Custom with decaleur
Carrier Decaleur: Mariposa Custom
Carrier Front Low rider: Mariposa Custom
RearCarrier: Mariposa Custom with low riders
Brackets: Mariposa Custom
Mud guards: Honjo hammered
Pump: Lezyne HP painted to match



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