One of my Project One’s functions (touring) has been replaced by a dedicated touring cycle, the RANS Stratus XP. My DF, and others like it, have taken me many miles. I will continue to ride it quite often; but, for a 1,000 plus mile tour, I’ve purchased a more suitable bike.
In addition, I purchased the following from Angletech, (The sales person, Kelvin, is the helpful person I’ve read about on BROL.):
- an Aerotrunk (black)
- a set of Techwinds Panniers (black)
- an Angletech Custom Planet Bike based Fenderset, pre-prepped to fit my Stratus XP setup [the set includes a custom front fender made longer to preclude road debris blow back]
- Brakes: [included in bike purchase]: Of course disc brakes give additional stopping power should I find myself in wet or extended braking conditions.
- Horn: I’ll install an AirZound Horn [as I have on my VK2].
- Lights: I will use my Niterider Flight headlight and Lithium-Ion battery from my Trek Project One DF. I will purchase a dedicated 16-led taillight to keep from having to move the taillight from either my DF or VK2. For backup/redundancy, I’ll use a LightSpin Dynamo System from Yellow Jersey. I intend to use this system for running lights [2 headlights & a taillight] during daylight travel. Although dynamo powered, this system will continue to give light for up to 2-minutes during a stop. Our travel is to be during daylight. I’ll be prepared for emergencies, plus I’ll do other touring that will include riding during the hours of darkness.
I’ll also carry a small LED light from Radio shack for night reading.
- Mirrors: I’ll use a pair of Busch&Muller Cyclestar 901 Mirrors from Dana.
- Other: I plan to use at least one safety flag and a safety triangle of some type, perhaps this one.
- Battery: Because of the 10-hour or less battery life of the Edge 305, I will use a lithium-ion unit to recharge [actually maintain charge] the GPS. The unit is a Socket Mobile Power Pack . In addition, I can use it to maintain charge on my cell-phone, etc. Worst case, I’ll have a second 305. If you want to know more regarding the Edge and battery life, see this thread at MotionBased Forum.
- GPS: I use the Garmin Edge 305 with my DF, VK2, and MTB. I have a cadence sensor for each. The 305 provides profiles for up to 3 bikes. In this case, since this is a 4th bike and because I do not want to move a cadence sensor from one of my other 3 bikes, I decided to purchase a second Edge 305, with cadence sensor [which I would have had to purchase separately anyway [because I do not want to move one of the others, plus I can add 2 more bikes :-)]. The new 305 will be dedicated to the XP and be available as a backup GPS. For this tour, I’ll also take my original 305 as a backup GPS.
- Pedals: Crank Brother Blue Spring Eggbeater SL [purchased from Spin Cyclz–Nanda].