This is Jack Thurston's (author of of the Lost Lanes books) resprayed Surly touring bike that he used an the Abergavenny Ride and Write event. It's a robust but smart machine built for versatility with a SON dynamo front hub to power the lights, cantilever brakes, a Brook's England saddle and a Campagnolo Centuar 10-speed triple chainset. Its complete with mudguards and Continental Travelcontact tyres. I really like the personal touches of the gold bell and tan hood covers. I'm hoping to catch up with Jack for a ride and chat about his books and what he's got planned soon.
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