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Take Apart Touring Bike with S&S Couplings

This bike is another custom touring bicycle with the sturdy S&S machine works couplings. The bike comes apart so you can fly with it as regular luggage. The fork is also handmade, with a custom rake and lugged construction. The bicycle is built up with a Campagnolo Centaur/Comp Triple drivetrain and Chorus Ergopower shifters. The wheels are hand built 36 spoke wheels with DT Swiss spokes, DT Swiss TK 9.1 trekking rims and Campagnolo Centaur hubs.

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4 Responses to “Take Apart Touring Bike with S&S Couplings”

  1. Phil Koop Says:
    May 22nd, 2008 at 8:02 am

    Nice, but … cantilever brakes. Check out Andy Hampsten’s travel bike. Wound Up long reach fork + long reach Shimano calipers give clearance for 33mm tires with caliper brakes & road geometry:


  2. With the new airline restrictions, is having a coupled touring frame really a neccesity anymore? I just recently flew to Aruba with a Bike Friday with 20″ wheels and had no problems, but if I had taken a bike with full sized touring wheels I think it would have been a different story.

    Good looking bike though!

  3. I’m not sure what new restrictions you are talking about. Most airlines will charge $50 to $125 per direction for taking your bike. Most don’t differentiate based on the size of the bike. With the S&S couplings, you travel with luggage, not a bike. 😉

  4. …and Phil – a lot more than 33’s can fit on this bike – try that with your calipers – it is a touring bike though, not just a travel bike….However, I agree – Hampsten’s bike is pretty sweet.