My New Touring Bicycle!

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In 2012 I got a brand new touring bicycle (a Co-Motion Pangea) and proceeded to spend the following four years riding that bike across 40+ different countries in Africa, Asia, Europe and North America.

The bike survived extreme desert heat, freezing-cold winter weather, and a whole host of varied and difficult circumstances. After 4+ years of heavy use and abuse, the bike was starting to look pretty beat up. The paint was chipping, there were rub marks where either my body or other parts of the bike had been bumping up against the frame repeatedly over the years, and the bike in general was getting pretty worn down. But I love my Co-Motion Pangea… and I wanted to use it on my upcoming bike trip in Portugal, Spain, France, Andorra and Norway. So, rather than buy a whole new bike, I decided to send the frame of my trusty Pangea back to Co-Motion Cycles and have them re-paint it for me.

Watch the video above and you’ll see the old while Co-Motion Pangea transformed into a nearly new-looking black bike of the very same type.

To learn more about the Co-Motion Pangea, why I picked this bike out of all the other possible touring bicycles, and to learn how the Pangea is capable of being folded up into a suitcase for easy means of travel, be sure to check out the links below:

About Darren Alff

My goal as the Bicycle Touring Pro is to give you the confidence and inspiration you need to travel by bicycle anywhere in the world. I do all of the work on this website by myself. Since 2007, all of the articles, books, emails, interviews, photos, podcasts and videos have been created by me in my spare time. Thanks to the generous donations I receive from readers like you, I'm able to focus on creating regular, high-quality content; invest further in developing the website; and cover the costs related to my bicycle touring activities.

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1 Comment

  1. velocio

    April 20, 2016 at 12:57 pm

    glad you overhauled the co motion…., it would be sad in a dusty closet…..

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