Touring - surly long haul trucker build *NEW*
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12-14-04, 10:10 PM
well, it finally got here. My new 56cm surly LHT came in the mail today from spicer cycles. I had to wait about 2 weeks for it to come in stock (spicer was up front about this).
I have got to say that i was really impressed by it as soon as i took it out of the box. The welds seem really nice, and everything looks clean on it. I especially like the downtube shifter posts that surly put on it.
below are a few pics of my currently non functional LHT.
12-14-04, 10:11 PM
12-14-04, 10:12 PM
Cool deal. Once you get the frame, you start making excuses to hurry up and buy the parts. :)
Told you it was a nice frameset. I think you'll like it.
12-15-04, 10:52 AM
damn, iīm still coveting it.
Did you find one in Taiwan?
12-15-04, 04:20 PM
hey markw. i got a few questions for you about your build. Where did you find your downtube shift post routers at? and also, did you have any trouble w/ your rear wheel fitting in tight enough? i think im going to have to pay to re-dish my rear wheel.
12-15-04, 05:04 PM
Those down tube mount adjustable cable stops are usually included with shifter/lever kits......STI, Ergo, barcons, ....
Also most LBS should have them laying around in their parts bin as well.
The downtube shifters bosses come with the Ergo and STI kits, I suspect barcons too. I've bought them before for like 10-15 bucks for the shimano ones when I landed some sora brifters for my kids bike. As for the wheel, are you using a road wheel? The LHT has 135mm spacing which requires an MTB hub. I'm using an XT rear laced to a 700c CR18 on mine. Like here:
12-15-04, 07:34 PM
yes! i called the number surly gave me and got a positive answer, but the price is unkonwn until i get there. iīm so busy these days that i canīt find time to get out of town(about 2 and a half hours driving), maybe tomorrow or this weekend. just went yesterady to the LBS to get the wheels, derailleurs, cantis, brake levers some small parts and the rest of my money back.
the owner of the other shop once worked for my friendīs pa, heīs going with me, so i can probably get a better deal then.
12-16-04, 01:53 AM
huh, im in shock almost that i need to rebuild my rear wheel. I have a sora road rear hub and and deore front hub. Do you think that its possible to somehow put spacers in? i guess i just need to talk to my lbs about my optionshere.
12-16-04, 10:20 AM
you could put 2.5 (or 2) mm spacers on each side of the hub, and it will work fine. I don't know if the axel is long enough for that or not. For a stronger wheel, you can have it rebuilt for 135 mm; I'm not sure if the spokes will need to be replaced or not. I think that asking your LBS is a good Idea.
12-18-04, 03:01 AM
I got my bike in the shop today. A cane creek c1 head set is being installed as well as a truvativ fireSL BB and a truvative elita crank. Im also going to get a new axel on my rear wheel so i can ride asap. I'll post a few pics when it comes out.
i also got a champion flyer brooks in the mail today, should look good.
Sheldon Brown lists 2 wheelsets on his website that are prebuilt. Both for touring bikes and both have 135mm spacing. One set is 119, and the other 159. I caught the hubs onsale at nashbar for 30 and 20, so for about 150 including spokes, I built my own wheelset based on CR18's. CR-18's are a killer deal since they only cost 25-30 bucks a pop and build into a nice strong wheel.
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