The Bike

2007 Specialized Allez Elite

Components

Frame:
Fork:
Wheels:
Tires:
Shifters:
Crankset:
FD:
RD:
Pedals
Seatpost:
Saddle:
Gearing:
Weight
Aluminum
Carbon
Jalco GX460 (700c)
Conti Gatorskins (25mm)
Shimano 105
Sugino Direct Drive
Shimano 105
Shimano Sora (Med. cage)
Shimano PD-M520
Carbon
Bontrager Affinity
59/33, 12/36
Approx. 23lbs

I bought this bike shortly after my 2nd bike was stolen in Brooklyn, in March 2017.  I purchased it used from Craigslist for $350, and was excited at the possibility of taking it cross country. The only tweaks I made for this trip were switching out 23mm tires for 25mm, and the stock cassette for a wider ranged one (12-36). So far it's held up spectacularly!

Camping Gear

Description / Rationale

3F UL Lanshan 1 - Double-walled one-person tent that seems to be a knock-off of the SMD Lunar Solo. Under 2lbs, and >$100.  Can't beat that combo.

SMD Carbon Pole - Carbon, fixed-length (49 in) folding tent pole. Straps right to my top tube.

Review

Enlightened Equipment Revelation 20 - One of the few items I decided to spend big $$$ on. 20 oz, good down to 20 degrees, and easily compressed when space is at a premium.

Weight: 1.25 lbs

MSRP: $300.00

Sleeping Pad

MoonLence Sleeping Pad - Best mix of cheap and well-reviewed I could find on Amazon. Touring in the summer months, so a high R-value wasn't too important to me.

Weight: 0.9 lbs

MSRP: $22.99

Stove

Pop Can Stove - I saw a Reddit post of someone selling these things and a windscreen for $20, and decided to pull the trigger. Less than 0.1 lbs and fits right in my cook pot.

Weight: 0.1 lbs

MSRP: $20.00

Cook Pot

Toaks 550 mL - Not sure how much cooking I'll be doing, but wanted a pot in case. Titanium is light and sturdy, and worth the extra $$$.

Weight: .22 lbs

MSRP: $24.95

Matches

UCO Stormproof Matches (100)- Compact, light, durable, cheap. Go right in my cook pot in my waterproof rear bag.

Weight: .01 lbs

MSRP: $7.99

Can Opener

P38 - Same as the matches, it's compact, light, durable, cheap. Fits right in my cook pot in my waterproof rear bag.

Weight: .01 lbs

MSRP: $4.99

Utensils

Boundless Voyage Titanium Spork - Keep in my frame bag in case I end up doing some off-road eating.

Weight: .04 lbs

MSRP: $9.99

Item

Specs

Weight: 1.87 lbs

MSRP: $86.49

Tent

Tent Pole

Weight: .11 lbs

MSRP: $30.00

Sleeping Bag

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