Sunday, December 23, 2012

Velo Orange Campeur

Velo Orange is now offering a complete bike assembled right in Annapolis, Maryland.  The Campeur is a camping bike made to carry heavy loads and be reliable when you are off the beaten path.   The frame is a Velo Orange design and has a level top tube, lugged fork crown, canti-brake mounts, pump peg, three water bottle mounts and room for 38mm tires with fenders.  The complete bike looks the VO part with a leather saddle, leather bar tape, 9x3 Shimano Deore drivetrain and a bunch of  quality parts.   The Campeur has some hard-to-find features:
  • Level top tube, classic fork bend
  • Quill stem
  • Kickstand plate
  • Dia-Compe friction bar-end shifters
For all of you kickstand lovers who are every-so-gently mounting your double-legged kickstand on your Surly Long Haul Trucker with rubber and clamps, this is your bike.   Seriously, the ride of the Campeur is supposed to be great, I can't wait to hit the road on one of these.    

Read more about the Campeur here and here.  The current price of the complete bike is $1600 (plus shipping).  Don't forget to add the new Campeur Racks to complete the build.

Campeur Complete Bike Build List:

  • Campeur Frame & Fork:
  • Sizes: 51, 53, 55, 57, 59, 61 (Please specify size in the comment box.) 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 61)

  • 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


    Anonymous said...

    Velo Orange must be quite sure that there exists a sufficient number of Freds to support the sales of such bikes.

    Al in Philadelphia

    Freewheel said...

    The dia compe bar-end friction shifters are a nice choice. If I didn't already own a Miyata 1000, I'd be very interested in this.

    Anonymous said...

    Also, what's a "Campeur"? Is this use of Gallic nonsence supposed to add a certain panasch to the product. I'm afraid all it really adds is a well deserved appearance of rediculousness.

    Al in Philadelphia

    Anonymous said...

    Um, panache is not spelled "panasch". Clearly Al, you would be best to leave French or even pseudo-French alone.