Marchant's Grand Randonneur.


Marchant's Requirements

I wanted a bike that fitted me comfortably, ie, could have a front end high enough and the reach not too long for me (as it tends to be with most racing bikes). 
Road bike with clearance for wider tyres.
I like high quality steel frames that are not too burly.


Frame:  SOMA Grand Randonneur frame set, Frame size 61.

Tyres:  Soma Grand Randonneur EX 650b

Wheels:  Pacenti SL23 650b rims, Ultegra rear hub and  Shutter Precsion SV8 front dyno hub

Headset:  IRD Rollerdrive needle bearing headset.

Stem:  Nitto Technomic stem (100mm)

Bars:  Noodle handlebars (46) Giant tape.

Shifters:  Cane Creek Forty

Brakes:  Cane Creek SCR5 brake levers with Tektro CR720 cantilevers.

Front Derailleur:  SHIMANO 105 10SPD.

Rear Derailleur:  SHIMANO 105 10SPD.

Crank:  Sram Rival OCT compact crankset.

Pedals:  Shimano A600 pedals

Bottom Bracket:  ContinentalCyclocross Speed 700 x 35C

Cassette:  12-30 ultegra cluster.

Seatpost:  Thompson with Soma Bolo seat clamp.

Saddle:  Selle Anatomic saddle.


Rack:  SOMA Champs Elysees mini front rack.

Bell:  Crane E-Ne bell.

Mudgaurds:  SKS 700cx50 fenders.

Bottle cages:  King titanium.

Pump:  Zefal HPX.

Lights:  B&M IQ Cyo premium front with Secula Plus Rear dyno lights.

Bathroom scale weight +- 10 kg all in without accessories ( which could be 2.3kg)