Currently in the process of firming up dates, etc, with a mate for riding LEJOG this coming summer.
I have an On One Inbred 29er Hardtail, which I would like some advice for in terms of getting it ready for touring. First time doing anything like it , so the cheaper the better. I opted for the horizontal dropout frame, with a mech hanger.
32:16 singelspeed drivetrain
XT triple cranks
X-Lite 470 Carbon Fork
Shimano Deore brakes, 160mm rotors at both ends
Arch EX rims laced to Pro2 Evo's.
760mm Nukeproof Warhead bars.
I guess thats probably the important stuff.
I've done plenty of backpacking before, so I'm perfectly happy in terms of knowing what kit to take for the trip; what I would appreciate advice for is what bike specific kit I should take. We don't intend on taking the traditional route. We'll be going through the Outer Hebridean islands in Scotland.
What I have been thinking so far is:
A cheapish rear pannier rack.
Getting some cheap cranks to nab the chainrings off, and sticking the 10-speed cassette/chain/mech on from the full-suss. I've got a triple front mech + shifter floating around somewhere.
What spares, on top of the normal stuff, should I be thinking about carrying? Spare spokes? Chain?
What else should I do?
Picture, because who doesn't like them.