How To Build A Budget Expedition Touring Bicycle: Component Suggestions



Looking to buy a touring bicycle?
You will want a bike that can handle all kinds of road and weather conditions, and that won’t leave you stranded in a remote area in case of a component failure. We think it’s a great idea to build your own bicycle, so that you know every nut and bolt and will be able to fix it and service it on the road!

We chose quite a classic setup with components that have taken many people around the world and across tough terrain, off road, gravel, over snow covered mountain passes and across the most remote deserts. The components are easy to maintain and in case you need to, you will find spare parts no matter where the roads take you.

Hopefully this video can help you get out touring!

Let us know in the comments what components you would choose for your own custom touring bike build!

▾▾▾ Full list of all the components we suggest for this build below ▾▾▾

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FULL COMPONENT LIST:

Frame set:
Second Hand old MTB 100€
Merida – Dakar 660 SE
Bridgestone – 80’s / 90’s
Kuwahara – 80’s / 90’s Leopard / Marten
Jamis Dakota – 80’s / 90’s
Trek – early 90’s
Specialised – 80’s / 90’s
Schwinn – 80’s

Wheels:
Hubs: Shimano LX or Deore 30€
Rims: Ryde Andra 30, 26” 36h 38€
Spokes: DT Swiss Alpine III 54€
Nipples: Sapim Brass 14mm 6€
Tires: Marathon Plus Tour 40€
Rim Tape: Schwalbe 19mm 4€
Tubes: Schwalbe 13€

Drivetrain:
Bottom Bracket: Shimano UN-55 12€
(68mm English Thread, 122.5mm for suggested crank)
Crankset: Shimano Acera FC-M361 22-32-42T 25€
Pedals: MKS Sylvan Touring cup & cone 23€
Cassette: Shimano Alivio 11-34T CS-HG400-9 9-speed 14€
Rear Derailleur: Shimano Deore RD-M591-SGS 9 speed 29€
Front Derailleur: Shimano Deore RD-M591 20€
Chain: KMC X9 9-speed 15€

Cockpit
Handlebar: reuse the one that came with your frame
Shifters: 80’s or 90’s Huret Sache downtube shifters 20€
Brake Levers: Shimano Deore BL-T610 11€
Brakes: Shimano BR-T610 V-Brake 28€
Stem: Humpert Kobra-Tube 35€
Headset: Ritchey Logic 9€

Seatpost: Ergotc Skalar 40€
Saddle 40€

Front Rack: Tubus Tara Lowrider 46€
Clamp: Tubus LM1 9€
Rear Rack: Tubus Cargo Classic 59€

Mirror: Busch & Muller Standard 9€
Bottle holder: Alloy XL Bottle Cage, SJS cycles 13€

Wheel Building and/or other service from your local bike shop 100€

Total: 852€

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