Touring - What size LHT should I get?
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09-24-06, 06:53 AM
I know this has been asked many times, but I'm ordering the frame this week. I ride 52 road frame, and my inseam is 31". I'm 5'7" tall. I know that I'll be getting a 26" wheel size frame. Fortunately, I have have mountain bike with 26" wheels. Can I transfer the MTB wheels to LHT without problem? I mean the MTB hub widths. They are for V-brakes. Thanks.
09-24-06, 01:32 PM
The LHT has 135mm rear axle spacing specifically for MTB hubs.
09-24-06, 01:33 PM
Yep, you'll be fine. The rear dropouts on the LHT are 135mm, same as mountain hubs.
edit: simultaneous post, is there an echo in here?
09-25-06, 01:07 AM
Thanks for the replies. Can I also transfer crank set? It's XTR. Pls those knowledgeable, pls advise on the size of LHT suitable for me, so i can place order soonest.
Well, I'm 5'9" w/ a 31-32" inseam and I ride a 54cm LHT. Bike fit is a really personal thing but if I had to stab at it, I'd say 52cm for you.
09-25-06, 10:18 AM
I'm in pretty much the same boat, I'm 5'6" with a 31.5 inseam, and I'm also considering a 52 LHT. I ride a 52 Bridgestone and a 21" trek road frame (both from the late 80's) and they seem to fit okay. The LHT fits more like an older bike, right? Do you think I'll be okay with a 52?
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