The difference 23 years make ... that was my thought out on today's ride. During the week I had received my Revelate bags for the bike, I had headed out to watch my daughter, Anja play a game of Netball then a bit of a shake down ride to see how these bags changed the handling of my bike ... it has been 23 years since I last did a bike tour
1990 Molesworth Station
So here are some of the differences ...
Avanti Chrome moly, fully rigid, , cantilever brakes, shimano biopace 21 speed triple, straps on the pedals, Scott AT4 handlebar (was the beesknees!), Blackburn Alloy racks with Tika canvas bags, oh and a Giro helmet, (which saved me about a month later when I crashed going downhill at 60 kmh into a lamppost).
Specialized Stumpjumper Carbon Comp, Rolf Prima Ralos 29 wheels set up Tubeless, SRAM X9/X0 2x10 drivetrain, XTR clipless pedals, XTR hydrulic disc brakes, Garmin 705 GPS, Led lights, lightweight Revelate bags. Still wearing a Giro helmet ( a new one!).
Both have the same engine!