Before I go on, here is the complete build list.
- Campeur Frame: Sizes: 51, 53, 55, 57, 59, 61. More info here.
- Rear Wheel: Grand Cru 135mm Touring Hub, Diagonale Rim 36 hole
- Front Wheel: Grand Cru High Flange Hub, Diagonale Rim 36 hole
- Tires: 700x35 Panaracer Tourguard
- Shifters: Dia-Compe Bar-Ends, Friction
- Crankset: Grand Cru Triple 48x34x24, 165mm (sizes 51 & 53), 170mm (sizes 55 & 57), 175mm (sizes 59 & 61)
- Bottom Bracket: Grand Cru 124mm, English thread
- Cassette: SRAM 9 Speed 11-32T
- Rear Derailleur: Deore 9 speed
- Front Derailleur: Sora Triple
- Chain: KMC X-9
- Headset: VO Roller Bearing
- Stem: VO Quill 90mm (sizes 51-55), 100mm (sizes 57-59), 110mm (size 59)
- Handlebar: Grand Cru Course Handlebar, 44cm (sizes 51-57), 46cm sizes (59 & 61)
- Brakes: Tektro CR720 Cantilevers
- Brake Levers: Tektro RL340
- Seatpost: Grand Cru 27.2
- Saddle: VO Model 3 Touring, Brown
- Handlebar Tape: Tressostar Cotton, Brown (not installed)
- Pedals: not included
First off, the Campeur assembled in our shop in Annapolis MD.
Next, the components are what we would ride. I'd have no qualms about hopping on this bike and riding a three thousand mile trip into the back of beyond. And I wouldn't say that about a lot of mid-priced off-the-shelf bikes. On some of them you might find a $6 bottom bracket with plastic cups hiding behind a nice looking crank. Or you might find no-name hubs or headsets with low-end bearings. Then there is the seat post without enough setback for a leather saddle. We've tried to address all these common problems.
The final point I wanted to make about these bikes is that they are an experiment and we'll make only a very limited number. The reason for this is that we really don't have the staff or space to build them in large numbers efficiently. But if they sell well, we'll lease another warehouse bay and hire more staff so we can do them in quantity.
Campeur build kits.