To prepare my bicycle for the big trip, a modification plan is made.
This week I made a good start with this!
The front wheel had a new rim. This rim was a gift from my good friend Alex. He brought this rim with him when he visited me in 2011.
This modification was done at the bicycle repair shop, they did a good job.
I can repair a wheel by replacing a spoke, but building a wheel is something for craftsmen!
The rear wheel had a big renovation!
This was a tip of another CONDOR cyclist.
A Rohloff (hub) wheel has 32 spokes, this is strong, but.....
It can be build stronger. My bicycle is loaded heavy and I am a strong cyclist.
Now the wheel is changed from 16 spokes on both sides, to 24 spokes on both sides!
This because two rings are being build in.
A very good investment!
Also I bought a new mat for the seat on my recumbent.
3 cm thick and very comfortable, even in the rain it does't hold any water!
From the same material I bought a neck support.
I need a new bag under my seat between the other bags.
For this I created a mal from cart box paper.
The next weeks I will continue this development.