Posted by: robinson2000 | July 18, 2010

The Bike – aka my pride and joy, the Beast, Jessica

The bike is a Specialized Allez which I bought in the Summer of 08′ as a treat for passing my first year in teaching.  It runs like a dream at the moment as I’ve just had it serviced for the first time. It’s got brand new Specialized Armadillo tyres both front and back, a brand new chain and rear cog set as well as a new set of brake pads. As you can see it has a frame fitted to the rear of the bike to hold the 2 rear panniers and the tent on top. At the front is a clip that holds a front handle pannier. It also has 2 water bottle holders fitted to the frame and I will be carrying another bottle in my bag as there could be some long stretches without any places to stock up on water. I’ve also added an Avatar Gel saddle to try and ease some of the saddle soreness that will inevitably occur.




  1. That’s a fine looking beast. Seat looks harsh though!

  2. […] on seeing either the pedals or the lock ever again. Ben opened up his box to crack on with getting Jessica re-built and lo-and-behold my pedals were in his box. Some ‘kindly’ Gatwick […]

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