My Surly Bike

The specification of the touring bike that has been built and customised by Happy Earth in Bangalore is given below:

Frame: Surly – Frame Set – Troll
Brakes: Avid BB7 MTB F/R Disc Brake
Groupset: Rohloff SPEEDHUB 500/14

Crankset: Shimano Deore M610 Crankset OE Black, 170mm, W/BB
Chain Ring: THORN Reversible Single Chainring 4 arms 104 BCD
Pedal: MKS Sylvan Touring Pedal 9/16″ Silver
Chain: SRAM PC 830 8-Speed Bicycle Chain
Brake: Levers Tektro RT354AG Lever Linear Pull
Seatpost: FSA Gossamer Seatpost 27.2 x 350mm, Black
Saddle: Brooks C17
Stem: FSA Omega Threadless Stem, 31.8, 80mm, 6 Deg, Black
Handlebar: Jones H-Bar Aluminum 31.8mm, Loop, 710mm
Grips/Tape: ESI Chunky
Brake Cable: Jagwire Mountain Brake Cable, 1.5mm, Slick Stainless, 1700mm, EACH
Brake Housing: Jagwire Brake Housing, 5mm CEX#07, Black, Per Metre
Tubes: Q-Tubes 26″ x 1.5-1.75″ 32mm Presta Valve Tube
Tires: Schwalbe Marathon GreenGuard 26″ Tire (26×1.75), but am replacing these with the Marathon Touring plus


  • Ian Teunion
    June 12, 2016

    Hi Dhruv.. I’m really looking forward to seeing you’re adventure unravel and evolve on this your blog. What a great cycle adventure you’re undertaking over the coming months.

    It’s an awesome thing to be undertaking and I admire your spirit and courage not only to take on such an epic cycle ride but to leave what people perceive to be the security and stability of a “normal” life..

    I’d like to take time here to wish you all the very best – stay safe and secure and make sure you enjoy the adventures that are to come, the people you meet and please take lots of photos – I’m sure I speak for all that are following you – we wanthink to view your adventures and keep abreast here on your blog.

    Safe stay my friend

    • October 14, 2016

      Thanks Ian. Hope you are doing good! I hope my posts are engaging and interesting. Let me know how I can make it more useful.

  • Ian Teunion
    June 25, 2016

    I’ve just left a comment on another part of your site Dhruv.. thinking the one above hadn’t registered! I’m a bit thick sometimes – anyway, it’s there and I will keep you in mind and monitor your journey.. I’m off Facebook but will keep checking out your blog


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