Marcus’s Touring

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marcus wanted a bike that could do it all, and this is by far the most versatile royal h. it’s not just as an exercise in versatility either- in addition to being his around town bike, he wanted to undertake a pan-american tour with it. thus, drum brakes/internal gears/fenders/belt drive and s&s couplers on the same machine. but also cantilever brakes and a spoke carrier and all the rack/fender mount combinations you could dream up. the lugs got a little handworking, but the graphic scheme stayed reserved. best not to draw to much attention when you’re pedaling the entirety of the americas…