Riding one bike; I really planned doing this. The Trek Multitrack I own can take big tyres as well as a drop bar and I was going to use it for my daily commute to work as well as the odd bike trip off road. But then a wild On One Inbred frame appeared on ebay, and I had to have it.
The frame set was a bargain, never ridden and half the price of a new set. I found a donor bike with a crack frame for cheap as well and planned on using the parts to build the Inbred to safe money. It was still going to be a cheap bike, at least I promised myself. But the donor wheels were worn, the On One fork didn’t take racks, the cranks were beyond saving, and the chain and cassette needed replacement. The brake levers and calipers, derailleurs and shifters, and seatpost I salvaged from the donor bike.
So I accidentally build a new bike, more or less. But it is a bike with which I am really happy. It fits well with my style of cycle-touring, which is halfway between pannier touring and bikepacking to remote places.
Frame: Inbred 26, dropout/derailleur version, size Large
Fork: Surly ECR (447 mm axle-to-crown / a2c)
Front wheel: SunRingle MTX 29, with 32 Sapim Race double butted spokes and a Shimano XT hub.
Rear wheel: SunRingle MTC 33, 36 Sapim Race double butted spokes and a Shimano Deore hub.
tyres: Maxis Arden 26 – 2.4
Crank: Sunrace M9 with square bottom bracket
Rear rack: Bontrager Disc
Front rack: Nitto M18