Alexis went to a few bike shops and ask for a bike to travel around the world. They told him “you are crazy”. So he came by the shop and ask me if I can build a touring bike. I said offcorse and we started building.
It’s been a while since Alexis started travelling. He began from here (Athens) and now is in Istanbul. You can read his blog here.
On the build now Alexis also prefered a 26inch Long Haul Trucker with laced Mavic rims on LX Shimano hubs, Avid Shorty Cantilever brakes, Schwalbe Marathon Mondial tires, Altus 9 speed groupset, butterfly touring handlebar, ergotes stem, SMP touring saddle, seatpost with suspension (super comfy) and tubus racks.
Trucker for every path!
Bon Voyage Alexis!