Sunday, June 28, 2015

New Bike Day - Velo Orange Campeur

I got a new bike! It's not a recumbent!

The bike is a Velo Orange Campeur, with as much available bling as I could attach to it. It has a kickstand, a bell, shiny stainless steel racks, three bottle cages and a frame pump.

I'm going full retro with this. Note white wheels, downtube shifters, fenders, mud flaps, sprung leather seat, and non-aero brake levers. This is my old man bike. It's geared super low so I can climb up anything, loaded with panniers.

The saddle bag and decaleur bag will be here soon.

I finished putting it together yesterday, and did one short test ride.

 Now it's time to take a bike ride! I'm going to restrain myself and not head for the Pacific coast.

1 comment:

Mark Drury said...


I've enjoyed reading all your recent posts, especially those about the Campeur. Turns out I just ordered a 59cm Campeur myself and it looks like you've built yours up much the same way I plan to, including the same stem, crankset, derailleurs, and downtube shifters. If you wouldn't mind, could you share the parts list for your drivetrain (derailleurs, cassette, crankset, and shifters)? Great-looking bike and I can't wait to build mine up in a similar fashion! Regards,

Mark Drury