// Kit List

Kit review 20/08/12
Kit review 05/10/11

Thorn Raven Tours
Rohloff Speedhub 500/14
Schmidt SON 28 Dynamo Front Hub Pete
Schmidt Edelux High Power LED Headlight
Saddles – Brooks B17 Pete and B17 ladies version Mary
Brakes – Shimano XT Pete Shimano Diore LX Mary
Shimano M324 Clip-less SPD/Flat Pedals
SKS Chromo Plastic Mudguards
Schwalbe Marathon tyres including 1 spare for each bike
3 x spare inner tubes per bike – Continental Tour and Schwalbe 26 inch
Ergon GC3 Grips Nexus/Rohloff bar ends Pete bike and Ergon Anatomic Grips Nexus/Rohloff Mary
Thorn Expedition Steel Rear Cycle Pannier Rack
Thorn MkV Cro Mo Steel Low Loader
3 x bottle holders per bike. Including one to hold fuel canister

1 X Spare Rohloff Axle Ring Assembly
4 x Spare Rohloff gear shifter cables
4 x Rohloff oil changes + 1 x Rohloff oil change kit + 3mm allen key for oil change
2 x KMC Z610HX 1/2 inch 3/32 inch silver chain
2 x spare brake cables
2 x sets of Swiss-Stop break pads
1 x tin of Brookes proofhide saddle wax
1 x 240ml White Lightening all condition light lube
Ortlieb front and back roller classics
Ortlieb handlebar bag
Cycle computers – Topeak Panoram V12 Pete and Cat Eye Velo Wireless Mary
Zefal HP cycle pump
2 x 800ml water bottles each Pete dumped these in favour of 1.5 ltr pastic coke bottles
1 x Big and cheap mirror on each bike. Bought from Ebay
Rear kick-stands on both bikes
Selection of clip-on LED bikes lights. Good for attaching to helmets and bags

TOOL KIT Most of the kit fits into a Giant saddle bag
Leatherman Wave
Swiss Army Knife
1 x Rohloff rear sprocket tool
Puncture repair kit constantly filled up with glue and patches
1 X Brookes saddle adjustment spanner
1 x Thorn Raven Tour eccentric bottom bracket tool
Screwdriver set with variety of heads including a Torx to remove the Rohloff Axle Ring Assembly
1 x small adjustable spanner
Topeak Alien bike tool (one of the smaller, cheaper models)
Bundle of different sized cable-ties
Electrical tape
Gaffer tape

Hilleberg Nallo 3 GT
Terra-Nova Superlite Solar 2.2 – See Kit review 20/08/12
Mountain Equipment Titan 850 sleeping bags. 1 x left zip and 1 x right zip so they can be zipped together
Therm-a-rest Men’s ProLite Plus and Women’s ProLite Plus inflatable mattresses
2 x Petzl Tikka XP head torch
2 x locks – 1 x d-lock and 1x long cable with padlock

MSR Whisperlight stove
2 x MSR metal fuel bottle (887 and 590 ml models)
1 x cheap aluminium pot for cooking (from a hunting shop in Istanbul)
1 x shallow, non-stick frying pan for eggs, meat and cheese toasties
1 x single cup expresso maker
Tea, Coffee and powdered milk (really useful for cereal, sauces and general cooking)
Plastic mini chopping board
2 x plastic bowls
2 x wooden spoons
2 x knives and forks
1 x lock knife for cutting vege etc…
1 x small wooden spatula
1 x small tupperware tub for spices, curry powder, salt, pepper, stock powder etc…
2 x Metal mugs

As expected, many of the following items in the clothing lists have since died, become threadbare or got lost on the road and have since become replaced with whatever alternatives we found on the road. However, here’s what we started off with -

Thick fleece
Light Berghaus fleece
Julbo Dirt sunglasses
Icebreaker tech t lite ridge merino wool t-shirt
Icebreaker hopper merino wool t-shirt
2 x Smartwool PhD Cycling Ultra Light Micro socks
2x Smartwool PhD Cycling Light Mini socks
2 x Icebreaker boxer anatomica merino wool pants
2 x Casual short-sleeve shirts
1 x long-sleeve shirt
Cheap cargo trousers
Northwave Touring cycle shoes Pete
Pair of trainers
Endura Shorts Lycra FS260 Pro cycling shorts
Endura Shorts Lycra 8 Panel Clickfast Liner shorts
Sports/ swimming shorts
Berghaus Lightweight Gortex raincoat
Waterproof trousers
Fluorescent yellow running vest
Waterproof shoe covers
GYRO cycle helmet
Fingerless cycle gloves

CLOTHES – MARY Mary keeps most of her clothes in net laundry bags which double as pillows
RayBan sunglasses
2 x Icebreaker long sleeve tops
NorthFace waterproof jacket
Cotton trousers
Cotton shirt
NorthFace body warmer
NorthFace fleece
Endura long sleeve top
Icebreaker cardigan – wouldn’t be without this!
Herm Island hoodie – sent home
Cotton harem trousers
Berghaus zip off trousers – rarely worn so far – donated away in Istanbul
2 x Icebreaker merino wool vests – wear them for days and they won’t smell
Cotton summer vest
Breda cotton t-shirt – worn with pride!
Smartwool cycle shorts – expensive but fantastic and the staff there are super helpful!
Endura cycle shorts – modified with scissors into real ‘shorties’ once we reached the heat
Cotton dress -picked up in Verona – so nice to feel like a girl!
Cotton skirt – cheap & light – no longer have
5 x Knickers
2 x Nike sports bras
2 x cotton crop top bras
4 x merino wool socks - the nature shop is fantastic. Totally recommend buying from these guys.
Bright pink legwarmers
Cotton leggings – donated in Istanbul
2 x patterned silk scarves
Scarf for belt
Lightweight fluorescent windbreaker
Altura rain jacket – donated in Istanbul
Altura rain proof trousers – sent home after 4 weeks – got brought back out after 5 months
2 x Pair cycle gloves, short and long fingers
Nike sweat band
Trek cycle helmet
Giant cycle helmet
Merrell sandals – I ride in these come rain or shine
Cheap waterproof Karimoor trainers – rarely been out the bag, not very waterproof – you get what you pay for basically – donated in Crete
Flip-flops – picked up en route
2 x long bead necklaces
About a dozen badges
Herm sun hat with Sark pin-badge
Warm woollen yellow beanie – thanks mum
Cap – sent home after 4 weeks 

Busch and Muller E-WERK power supply
2 x MiniGorilla batteries
13 inch MacBook Pro
1 x Freecom 500gb  Toughdrive external hard drive
1 x WD 320gb My Passport external hard drive
Nikon D90 with 18-135 Zoom (kit) and 35mm fixed lens
Gorilla Pod mini SLR tripod
Uniross universal charger for Li-ion/Ni-Cd and AA, AAA batteries
Plug socket adapters for UK – continental and Chinese plug sockets
Zoom H1 sound recorder
iPhone 4 32gb with GOSIM international SIM card. We’re on our second iPhone; we got a free replacement as the first one got water damaged
Various maps 1:200,000 scale – purchased and sent home along the way. We’ve used a wide variety of any maps we can get our hands on in countries along the way. If you can get hold of them Reise Know-How make good maps.
Deering Goodtime Banjo
Washburn Travel Guitar
Ukele Guitar
Baby Martin Guitar

Travel backgammon
5 x dice for playing Kniffel
Pack playing cards
3 x bungee cords for each bike

2 x travel towels
Jack Wolfskin travel wash-bag
Salt Crystal deodorant – works pretty well and lasts for ages
Shampoo & conditioner
Tooth brushes
Tooth paste
Bog roll
Baby wipes (sometimes)
Bars of soap
Exfoliating glove. Pete’s choice as he finds having smooth exfoliated skin helps him cycle faster, longer… This is really useful when washing with limited water in public/ restaurant toilets as well as streams
Mooncup – really fantastic device, saves so many problems for that time of the month, takes getting used to but I am converted
Whizz Freedom – not come into it’s own yet
Face Moisturiser
Sunscreen – started off with P20, now using whatever we can find
Factor 50 Elizabeth Arden face block – smells divine, a real treat from the lovely Bean!
Citronella insect repellent – the little buggers still get us though!
Veet strips

Antiseptic wipes
Antiseptic pads
Medical tape – useful for allsorts
Spray savlon with iodine
Double prescription of penicillin
Anti-histamine tablets & cream
Rehydration sachets & tablets
Vitamin C & zinc tablets
Needle & thread

Banjo and guitar tab
Colour and b&w photocopies of passports, important docs etc… extra copies left with parents at home