🚲 My Bicycle

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Here you can take a closer look at my bicycle which was custom made by Patria Fahrräder in Leopoldshöhe, close to Bielefeld in Germany. When I reached out to them about my tour and my project, they were more than helpful in supporting me. I went to visit the factory and was impressed by the fine handmade work they are producing. After measuring my body, we consulted about my bicycle needs and I explained my desired components. Together with the expertise at Patria, this lovely dream bicycle of mine came out as a result:

Picture taken in Mangaratiba, Brazil, after 2,650 km


  • Bicycle frame – 58 cm Patria Terra, melon yellow
  • Wheels – Ryde Big Bull black 26”
  • Tire – Schwalbe Marathon Mondial
  • Mudguards – SKS Germany Bluemels
  • Shifting system – Rohloff Speedhub 500/14
  • Drive – Gates Carbon, rear sprocket CDX 20, front sprocket CDX 50
  • Crankset – Truvativ SRAM FIVED
  • Bottom bracket – Square, VP Components (renewed after 9,000 km)
  • Pedal – Ergotec EP Superlight Alu
  • Saddle – Brooks B17 (started sagging after 4,000 km, warranty exchange after 8,500 km)
  • Seat post – Xtasy Skalar black
  • V-Brakes – Shimano Deore LX
  • Handlebar – Ergotec Micro Steel Riser MAS
  • Grips – Ergon GP3
  • Hub dynamo – SON 28 (became  sluggish, warranty exchange after 6,500 km)
  • Electricity – Busch & Müller USB-Werk (no more in use since km 6,000 – battery leaked and processor cracked due to heavy gravel road cycling)
  • Light – Busch & Müller Lumotec Eyc T Senso Plus, View
  • Racks – Tubus Logo Classic Rear Rack, Tubus Duo Front Rack Lowrider
  • Kickstand – Pletscher Flex (rear), Tubus side kickstand (front)

Find below a few pictures of the brand new bicycle. For more recent pictures, check out my Instagram profile.



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