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Louisa's Bike

Louisa bought her bike on eBay, second-hand, but in very good condition. The Hercules frame, originally from the early 2000s, had already been equipped with high-end Shimano Deore XT components.

We upgraded the bike further by replacing the original wheel-dynamo with a high-end SON28 hub-dynamo, and adding many other travel bike parts.

Just recently, in September 2023, we decided to do some major changes on Louisa's bike, removing the front rack and getting rid of the front panniers. They have now been replaced with two bottle cages.

​Current Components:

  • Hercules Superior 25CrMo4 Frame

  • Shimano Deore XT 3x9 Speed Groupset

  • Chain Rings: 24-30-40, Cassette: 11-36

  • Shimano Deore XT V-Brakes

  • ZTTO Nylon Flat Pedals

  • Shining MT-46 Rims 28", 36 Spoke

  • Schwalbe Marathon Mondial Evolution DD 42-622 Tires

  • Decathlon Mudguards

  • SON28 Dynamo Front Hub

  • Sachs Rear Hub

  • B+M IQ-X 100 lux LED Headlight

  • B+M Dart-Plus Taillight

  • B+M E-Werk & Buffer Battery (USB Charger)

  • Generic 25CrMo4 Rear Rack

  • 2x Topeak Versacage + 2.2L Plastic Bottles - Fork Mounted

  • 1x Generic Bottle Cage + 1.4L Stain. Steel Bottle - Frame Mounted

  • 2x PRO Discover Bottle Pouch + 1L Plastic Bottles - Handlebar Mounted

  • Vaude Handlebar Bag Mount

  • Terry Touring Comfort Fisio Women Saddle

  • Zoom Suspension Seatpost

  • Generic Ergonomic Grips

  • ErgoTech Handlebar Horns

  • iGPSport iGS320 Bike Computer​

  • Peak Design Out Front Bike Mount

  • SP Gadgets Swivel GoPro Handlebar Mount

  • B+M Mirror

  • TWOOC Electric Bike Horn

  • Decathlon Trekking Pole - Bike Stand

  • ABUS Combination Chain Lock


  • Handlebar Bag: Ortlieb Ultimate Six Free - 6.5L

  • Rear Panniers: Ortlieb Back-Roller Free - 2x 20L

  • Dry Bag: CamGo Waterproof Dry Sports Adventure Bag - 10L

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