Here's my new Surly Trucker Deluxe. I've built mine as a single speed, gravel/road/dirt/wherever travel bike. I travel all over for work, so this build will let me explore some new places on my bike. Singapore, western Africa, Brazil, Europe, etc. are all places I travel to with some regularity. Because of this, I've built this bike for maximum simplicity, durability, and reliability. 26" mtb wheels, rugged single speed drive train (steal Surly chainring and White Industries freewheel), platform pedals, regular old v-brakes. Right now it's geared at 64" with a 17t freewheel, but I can go down to 16 or up to 18 or 19 depending on where I'm going. The packing and touring strategy is ultralight bikepacking style, with Revelate Designs packs and minimal amounts of gear. That way, not only is it easier to pack up and drag through the airport, but also easier to push the single gear up and over hills.
The frame is new, but most of the parts are used/NIB stuff I've had lying around.
Here's some specs and pics:
Frameset: 2012 Surly Trucker Deluxe, 56cm, color Dave's Frozen Tears
Front Wheel: Mavic XC717 rim laced to Surly Ultra New hub, 32h, DT Swiss butted spokes, brass nipples
Rear Wheel: Mavic XC717 rim laces to White Industries Eno Eccentric hub, 32h, DT Swiss butted spokes, brass nipples
Headset: Cane Creek 40
Stem/Bars/Grips/Levers: Ritchey Pro stem, Surly Open Bar, 40mm rise, ODI grips, Avid Speed Dial SL levers
Brakes: Avid Single Digit 7
Saddle/Seatpost: Brooks B17 Standard, Truvativ XR Double Clamp post, Salsa seat clamp
Drivetrain: Shimano Ultegra 6503 cranks / bb, Surly 42t chainring, White Industries freewheel, Sram PC-850 chain
Pedals: Shimano DX platforms
Tires: WTB Nano 26x2.1" or Schwalbe Big Apple 26x2.0
Bags are either Carradice Zipped Roll and Camper Longflap w/ Bagman QR or a full set of Revelate Designs bikepacking bags, depending on location and duration of trip.
Makes me wanna go 'splorin!