Touring - Surly LHT picked up today wooohoooo
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06-26-09, 09:03 AM
OK. So most of you know I hav been eyeing up a LHT for sometime and today I went and picked her up. Its a 60cm frame which fits me perfectly. Its a complete build direct from Surly with just a few slight mods to start me off.
The stock saddle has come of making way for a Brooks B-17 it has Topeak rear rack, fenders and Planet Bike Lights.
Total Cost $2200.
I will update the post as I fit new items and give you run down on rides and servicing on the bike as time goes by.
Excuse the pedals they were only to get me home :)
How did you spend $2200 on an LHT complete? Mine was under $1100, so with saddle, pedals, rack and lights yours should be around $1500. Right?
Looks like Aussie prices.
06-26-09, 04:40 PM
well done great looking bike enjoy...
06-26-09, 05:29 PM
Congrats! Ride long and well. (My very own LHT should be here in the next few days...whooo hooo!)
06-26-09, 05:39 PM
Yeah as mentioned Aussie prices. These used to retail at $1500 but with our very weak currency over recent months the rrp is now 2000.
Looking at other peoples recent purchases I think I got a pretty sweet deal.
Pity we have storms all weekend would have loved to have done a few k's this weekend.
What do you guys think the next addition should be
06-26-09, 06:28 PM
Well, at a glance I'd say a couple of cages for water bottles. It may be winter in your neck of the planet, but you're still going get thirsty.
06-27-09, 03:11 AM
I would also like to take a bit of time to compliment the service that I recieved from Bikeforce down in South Perth. The whole experience with them from start to finish really makes me feel the need to plug there store.
Mickey who has dealt with me from the start has proved very knowledgable and also really passionate about the Surly and also touring in general. The bike fit was simple yet effective with the product feeling really well put together and fitted properly. Not once was there a tendancy to rush the process.
I was also invited back should anything need adjusting, upgraded or just simply changed to help make the bike more enjoyable. Everything was thought through on there behalf. Even to the point of popping some spare spokes on the frame, popping some pedals and lights on so I could get home safely all at no cost.
I am really looking forward to a great relationship from the store and am sure that I will purchase many things from them in the future.
Have a great time with your new LHT...:thumb:
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