Gallery: Easy Racers Tour Easy

This is my custom Easy Racers Tour Easy recumbent. It was built up from parts that I hand-picked and collected over the better part of a year. I like to imagine it’s what a Rivendell recumbent would look like if they built recumbents (they don’t). It’s a perfectly comfortable, smooth, and confidence inspiring bike that can be used for anything from commuting, to long distance touring, to toodling around the neighborhood. It handles wonderfully at low speeds, yet it runs as if it’s on rails at speeds over 25 mph. —Alan

My Tour Easy was purchased at Gold Country Cyclery in Shingle Springs, CA.

Tour Easy Frameset
Size: ML
Brake levers: Avid Speed Dial SL
Brakes: Avid Single Digit SL
Headset: Chris King
Shifters: Shimano Dura-Ace bar-end on Paul Thumbie Mounts
Derailleurs: R: Shimano XTR “Low Normal”, F: IRD Alpina F
Crank: 155mm Specialites T.A. Carmina, 24/36/46
Bottom Bracket: Specialites T.A.
Cassette: Shimano XT 11-34
Chain: Shimano Dura-Ace
Idler: Terracycle
Front Wheel: SON Dynamo Hub / 36h Velocity Razor
Rear Wheel: Phil Wood Cassette Hub / 36h Velocity Synergy
Tyres: Schwalbe Marathon Racer: 40/406, 35/622
Bags: Rivendell Nigel Smythe
Headlights: B&M Lumotec IQ Fly
Taillight: B&M DToplight Plus
Rear Rack: IRD Khyber Stainless Steel
Fenders: River City Full Wood
Grips: Velo Orange Cork
Fairing: Super Zzipper

3 Responses to “Gallery: Easy Racers Tour Easy”

  • EcoVelo » Blog Archive » ‘Bents says:

    […] of different bikes, ranging from a Bacchetta Ti Aero to various SWBs, LWBs, and finally a custom Easy Racers Tour Easy (shown above) built for me by Rick Steele at Gold Country Cyclery. Before switching back to riding […]

  • EcoVelo » Blog Archive » Stuff We Like: Plastic Fenders says:

    […] they impart is extremely pleasing to my eye. I also love the look of wooden fenders. I had a set on my old “Riv-ized” Easy Racers TE and I currently have bamboo fenders on my Civia Loring. As attractive as they can be, the downside […]

  • EcoVelo » Blog Archive » Old Favorites says:

    […] of them, a few stand out in my mind, for whatever reason. This Civia’s one of them, my old Rivendell-ized Tour Easy is another, as are a handful of lugged-steel favorites from the 1980′s, including a […]

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