[Items in blue are added for the 2012 Ladakh tour]
[Items in green are added for the 2013 Ladakh & Taiwan tour]


  • Surly Long Haul Trucker Blacktacular 54cm
  • Surly Long Haul Trucker Super Dark Green 52cm (swapped frame with friend)
  • Crankset: Andel, Forged arms, Silver. Aluminum rings, 110mm BCD, 48-36-26t
  • Replaced the original 26T chainring to Spécialités TA 74mm BCD 24T
  • Shift Level: Shimano Bar-end, SL-BS77 9-speed
  • Front Derailleur: Shimano Tiagra, FD-4403 triple
  • Rear Derailleur: Shimano XT, RD-M771 SGS long cage
  • Rear Deraileur: Shimano LX, RD-M581 SGS Long Cage (replaced the damaged XT RD)
  • Cassette: Shimano Deore, CS-HG53. 9-speed. 11-13-15-17-20-23-26-30-34t
  • Chain: Campagnolo 9 speed Chain: KMC X9L Gold 9 Speed
  • Headset: Ritchey Logic Comp, 1-1/8″ threadless, w/ 40mm spacers. Black
  • Headset: Cane Creek 40, 1-1/8˝ threadless, Forty series. Black (Bundled with 52cm frame)
  • Stem: Kalloy, 1-1/8″ threadless. Forged. 26.0mm clamp. Silver
  • Handlebar: PMT, Aluminum. Silver
  • Brake Level: Tektro, R200A standard levers on 52-62cm sizes
  • Brake: Tektro Oryx cantilever, #992. Silver
  • Brake Pad: Tektro Oryx cantilever block 520.12
  • Brake Pad: KoolStop MTB Dual Compound
  • Hanger (Front): Tektro, #1271A with noodle. Silver
  • Pedal: Wellgo B144, Silver
  • Pedal: Wellgo MG-1, Red
  • Hub (Front & Rear): Shimano XT, HU-M770. 36h. Silver
  • Spokes: DT Swiss, 14g stainless. Silver
  • Rims: Alex Adventurer, 36h. Black w/ eyelets
  • Tires: Schwalbe Marathon Tour Plus 26″x2.0
  • Tubes: Schwalbe MTB Tube AV13 Schrader valve
  • Saddle: Brooks Flyer Black
  • Bike Computer: CatEye Adventure  CC-AT200W Wireless
  • Head Light: CatEye OptiCube EL-530
  • Head Light: Roxim RX5 Speed
  • Tail Light: CatEye TL-LD1100
  • Helmet: Giro Flak, Matt Olive 2011
  • Racks: Surly Nice Rack Front & Rear
  • Water Cage: Topeak Modula Cage XL
  • Pump: Lezyne Alloy Drive Mini
  • Panniers: Ortlieb Front Roller Classic, Ortlieb Rear Roller Classic, Ortlieb Ultimate 5 Classic (Medium with map case), Ortlieb Rack Pack Classic Medium
  • Gloves: Specialize BG
  • SRAM SuperCork Bar Tap Black

Maintenance/Spare Parts

  • Brake Pad: KoolStop MTB Contoured Dual Compound Cantilevel
  • Chain: KMC X9L Gold 9 Speed
  • Chain Connector: KMC MissingLink 9 Speed
  • Brake Cable: Shimano Double End Brake Inner Cable 1.6x1700mm
  • Gear Cable: Shimano Stainless Steel Gear Cable 1.2x2100mm
  • Tire Level: ParkTool TL-1
  • Patch Kit: ParkTool VP-1 Patch Kit
  • Lubricant: FinishLine Dry & FinishLine Wet
  • Bike Tool: Topeak Alien III
  • Stove Maintenance: MSR Wishperlite Service Kit
  • Water Filter Maintenance: MSR WaterWorks Maintenance Kit
  • Pannier Maintenance: Ortlieb Repair Kit, Ortlieb QL-1 Upper Hooks with Rack inserts
  • Multitool: Leatherman Wave
  • Torch Light: Fenix LD-12
  • Head Light: Petzl Tikka XP2


  • Stove: MSR Whisperlite International
  • Fuel Bottle: MSR Fuel Bottle 1L
  • Water Bag: Ortlieb 10L Water Bag
  • Cooker: FireMaple FMC-203
  • Utensil: FireMaple 3-in-1 Stainless Steel
  • MSR WaterWorks EX water filter


  • Sleeping Bag: Exped Comfort 800
  • Tent: Exped Auriga (non-mesh)
  • MSR Trail Scout inflatable sleeping pad


  • Marmot Guides Down Sweater 650-Fill
  • The North Face Fleece & Jacket
  • Meindl Borneo MFS
  • SealSkinz Ultra Grip gloves
  • SealSkinz Mid Weight Mid Length Socks
  • Shehe 極星 Quick Dry pants


  • Phone: Motorola Defy (Email, Web, GPS)
  • Camera: Ricoh GRD 3
  • Camera: Nikon AW-100
  • Tablet: Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7
  • Wireless Router: TP-Link TL-WR700N Mini Pocket Router

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Touring the world, one country at a time…, by bike, solo.

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