December 12, 2014
The December/January issue of Adventure Cyclist includes a review of the Littleford Expedition custom touring bike. This bike is a beauty, worthy of a few additional photos for you to check out.
Turns out, we ordered a few too many copies of this issue, so if you didn't get a chance to read the full review, feel free to request a free copy today! Without further ado, here are some bonus photos of the Littleford Expedition.
Double legged kickstand providing excellent stability when parked.
Rear power cables routed through channels in fenders.
Sturdy custom front rack.
Generator hub, with cables routed internally through fork.
Custom rear rack.
S&S couplings as well as cable couplings.
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Photos by Josh Tack
TOURING GEAR & TIPS is written by Joshua Tack of Adventure Cycling's member services department. It appears weekly, highlighting technical aspects of bicycle touring and advice to help better prepare you for the journey ahead. Look for Josh's "Fine Tuned" column in Adventure Cyclist magazine as well.
I went with the Co-Motion Americano, but modified it by going to 26" wheels to allow me to use 26 x 2" tires. I rode the Montana/Idaho portion of the Great Divide in 2013 and from Alaska through the Yukon and BC in 2014. The bike is a beast. The 145 mm rear drop out spacing gives me a very strong no-dish rear wheel. I have yet to touch the wheels. However, I also love the look of a quality lugged frame.
I saw this bike in Denver at the North American Handmade Bike Show two years ago. It was the only bike that I kept going back to look at, even though there were alot of great bikes there. Fantastic classical craftsmanship.Just freakin' gorgeous.
I'm an ACA member and I enjoyed the Littleford Expedition review in the print edition of Adventure Cycling Magazine. Beautiful and wonderfully equipped though the bike certainly is I wondered (somewhat naively, perhaps) how that bike compares to, say, a Rohloff- and S&S-equipped Co-Motion Americano, which starts round $2.5K less (without racks or fenders)? I love handmade lugged frames like that found on the Expedition but paying more than $8K for a bicycle would render it more an object of worship than something to ride through the mud and muck to work (for me, at least). Just wish I were in a position to have to decide between the Americano and the Expedition, of course. Regards,
Well, I own a Rohloff Americano, and i think it is overpriced, so paying even more seems ludicrous.
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This is such a good read. Thanks for providing us great stories.