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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.

In September 2023, we did some major changes on Louisa's bike, removing the front rack, getting rid of the front panniers and replacing them with two bottle cages.

In April 2024, we ended our journey in Japan and donated both our bikes to a local bike shop in Tokyo. 

​Latest Components:

  • Hercules Superior 25CrMo4 Frame

  • Shimano Deore XT 3x9 Speed Groupset

  • Chain Rings: 22-34-46, Cassette: 11-36

  • Shimano Hollowtech II Bottom Bracket

  • Shimano Deore XT V-Brakes

  • ZTTO Nylon Flat Pedals

  • Front Rim: Alexrims DC19, 28", 36 Spoke

  • Rear Rim: Shining MT-46, 28", 36 Spoke

  • Schwalbe Marathon Plus Tour 40-622 Tires

  • Decathlon Mudguards

  • SON28 Dynamo Front Hub - Sealed Bearings

  • Sachs Rear Hub - Cup & Cone Bearings

  • B+M IQ-X 100 lux LED Headlight

  • B+M Dart-Plus Taillight

  • Generic Handlebar On/Off Switch for Lights

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

  • Generic 25CrMo4 Rear Rack

  • 2x Topeak Versacage - Fork Mounted

  • 1x Generic Bottle Cage - Frame Mounted

  • 2x PRO Discover Bottle Pouch - Handlebar Mounted

  • Vaude Handlebar Bag Mount

  • Terry Touring Comfort Fisio Women Saddle

  • Zoom Suspension Seatpost

  • CONTEC Grip Tour Pro Kork

  • Bontrager Handlebar Horns

  • iGPSport iGS320 Bike Computer​

  • Peak Design Out Front Bike Mount

  • SP Gadgets Swivel GoPro Handlebar Mount

  • Zéfal Espion Mirror

  • TWOOC Electric Bike Horn


  • 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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