The kit list


The following is a list of gear used for all but one of my escapades: obviously the Pyrenees crossing was off-road, so that section of the site has its own bike and kit list. Naturally some of the details change from trip to trip, depending on local needs and conditions, but this should give a good idea of my efforts to construct a pragmatic and light kit list. David's bikes and gear have been lovingly and expertly supplied, prepared and maintained by the metal gurus at Cycle Logic in Helston, Cornwall.


The bike


Seven Alaris / Campag Record /
Kysrium SL / Look fork

Altura front & rear panniers

Topeak pannier rack

Specialised water bottles 0.75 litre x2 (empty) & Minoura bottle cages x2

Exposure headlight & charger

Electron Backupz rear light

Cat Eye multi LED rear light

Cat Eye 8 function bike computer

Total bike weight




7,950g


1000g

500g

150g


250g

50g

150g

20g

10,070g

The kit (carried)


Mobile phone

Phone charger, lights charger, adapter plug

iPod, headphones & charger

Olympus MJU 400 digital camera (64Mb)

Sudo-crème, travel toothpaste, pain killers

Sunblock f20 & insect repellant

Antiseptic wet-wipes (x20)

Toothbrush, razor & comb (handles cut off)

Cotton shorts & long sleeved shirt

Cotton ground sheet / sarong

Pants & swimming trunks

Silk sleeping bag liner

Survival bag

Specialised spare tube & Park self-adhesive
patches

Map pages, travel documents, tickets,
passport & pencil

Cash, credit card & cash point card

Topeak Hummer multi-tool & one tyre lever

Blackburn compact pump

Gear / brake cable

Finish Line chain lube in eye-drops bottle

Mavic kysrium spoke

Campagnolo Record spare chain links, rivets

Plastic bags

TOTAL carried weight



150g

300g

200g

190g

110g

100g

60g

20g

580g

200g

100g

100g

80g

110g


135g


40g

160g

125g

20g

15g

10g

10g

5g

2,820g

The kit (worn)


Specialized SI crash helmet

De Marchi shorts

Ron Hill cycling shirt (short sleeve)

Specialized mitts

Uvex biking glasses (dark)

Buff headgear

TOTAL worn weight





200g

150g

250g

60g

40g

100g

800g

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