I started sharing pics of my All-Packa that I recently finished building to some friends and one of them was like “you have to send this to The Radavist !”
So as a fellow reader I thought I’d share, I remember seeing that Falconer’s Mini velo and thinking it was bonkers, definitely piqued my interest at the time…
Anyway I’m Julien, 31, I live in Belgium at the time being. On a daily basis I’m a visual designer, but more importantly I love using trains to go on bikepacking trips with my partner, so the All-Packa was a bit of a no brainer as soon as I started looking into it … it’s such an impressively capable machine, it just makes me want to ride it more and more, the small wheels are incredibly fun.
I’ve attached some pics :), my camera is 10 years old so they aren’t the best quality but I’ve tried my best – I hope you’ll enjoy it !
Bit more about the build:
It’s a 2022 All Packa, made to order by Bike Friday to fit my 184cm height.
It’s got a Hope Headset, White industries ENO crankset 172.5, 42t chainring + their square taper BB, cassette is a sram 10-42, Custom built wheels (by the lovely folks @gutenbiken) with a Hope pro 5 in the rear and a Son 28 Dynamo Hub powering an Edelux II, tubeless Kenda Booster pro 2.4″ tyres, Thomson Elite post + clamp, MKS always quick release pedals.
The cockpit is composed of Simworks Little Nick bars clamped to a Paul boxcar stem, with some salvaged inner bar ends from the parts bin, Paul Canti levers, Microshift 11sp friction shifter bolted to a Paul thumbie, brakes are some 4 pistons Juin GTP-4, which in combination with the Paul levers and some Yokozuna housing results in some of the nicest cable actuated (hybrid) brakes I’ve ever tried.
It’s also got some nice details like the custom decals, the cable cherries, the quirky wrapped grips, and some really cute custom bags that my talented partner made it at home on her small sewing machine!
I really love the little tool pouch taking the empty space in the rear triangle.
I hope this wasn’t too long, and I hope you enjoyed reading about my bicycle, don’t hesitate if you have any questions; I could talk about it all night :)
Here are my socials:
Bike Insta: @echappade
Personal/design Insta: @julienbauzin
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