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by Allan Nelson & Konrad Orlowski 

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  Allan's Konrad's
Frame Ribble 531C Ribble 531C
Groupset Campagnolo Veloce 9-speed

Gear ratios: 52/39/26


Gear ratios: 48/36/24

Saddle Rolls Rolls
Bars Cinelli Something he found in the garage
Pedals SPD SPD
Rims MA40 Mavic CPX11
Tyres Specialized Armadillo (700x23) Michelin (700x25)
Panniers etc. Karrimor Iberian
Trek bar bag
Karrimor something
Trek bar bag

Note: Allan's bike is not the ideal touring machine, but, you use what you've got right? The bike is not fitted with braze-ons for a rack, so the rack was fixed using those plastic coated clip things - to the chain stay. This year (after a bit of trouble with them last year), I made sure they were solid, and they never moved all trip.
Same tyres as last year which were fine.  No punctures again.

3 years now and Ribble Cycles still haven't been in touch re sponsorship.  Might have to be looking for a new bike next year ;-)