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    My new LHT has arrived!!!

    Just got back from the LBS, they opened at 10, I was there at 10:15 . My new 2008 Surly Long Haul Trucker "complete", with some minor mods. My beloved Brooks B-17 is on there, I added some of the Planet Bike full fenders with mudflaps, two bottle cages are installed with a third ready for longer rides, and a Planet Bike superflash is waiting to be installed .

    Here's the pr0n:



    Can't wait to ride it!! Man is it gorgeous, better pics coming tonight!

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    nice ride, have many fun miles
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    Cool. My new LHT should be here next week.

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    Nice looking ride!

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    What image hosting site do you use? My school filter won't let me see the photo.

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    the picture host is flickr

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    Wow, nice bike! Looking forward to more pics!

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    Awesome. I'm sure you're going to enjoy many many miles on that.

    Are you experimenting with stem height for a little while before cutting the steerer?
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    I'm Majorly JEALOUS!
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    Quote Originally Posted by CliftonGK1 View Post
    Awesome. I'm sure you're going to enjoy many many miles on that.

    Are you experimenting with stem height for a little while before cutting the steerer?
    I was wondering how long it would take someone to notice!

    Yup, I think it's perfect, but they aren't cutting it until I'm positive. I'm going to take 'er our for a nice long ride this weekend to make sure, but man it feels good as-is.

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    mmm thatsaniceabicycle
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    Smooth mix of colors and tubes, I know there's a few of us here that rea ready to see some more photos. (Sick I know, but we can't seem to help ourselves).

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    Looks good sir.
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    If that color is accurate, it is sweeeet!
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    Really nice ride. Give us a ride report when you put some miles on it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bdinger View Post
    Just got back from the LBS, they opened at 10, I was there at 10:15 . My new 2008 Surly Long Haul Trucker "complete", with some minor mods. My beloved Brooks B-17 is on there, I added some of the Planet Bike full fenders with mudflaps, two bottle cages are installed with a third ready for longer rides, and a Planet Bike superflash is waiting to be installed .

    Here's the pr0n:



    Can't wait to ride it!! Man is it gorgeous, better pics coming tonight!
    A very pretty bike, Ben. Now ride it outside and get it dirty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bdinger View Post
    I was wondering how long it would take someone to notice!

    Yup, I think it's perfect, but they aren't cutting it until I'm positive. I'm going to take 'er our for a nice long ride this weekend to make sure, but man it feels good as-is.
    I was very particular when I ordered my Cross-Check, and I spent 3 hours on the Serrotta fit cycle getting everything dialed in exactly right. Outside of that, you've gone with the best option by leaving yourself room to test and play around before chopping it. (No sense in getting such a nice bike and then having it end up uncomfortable because the steerer is too short.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by bdinger View Post
    Just got back from the LBS, they opened at 10, I was there at 10:15 . My new 2008 Surly Long Haul Trucker "complete", with some minor mods. My beloved Brooks B-17 is on there, I added some of the Planet Bike full fenders with mudflaps, two bottle cages are installed with a third ready for longer rides, and a Planet Bike superflash is waiting to be installed .

    Here's the pr0n:



    Can't wait to ride it!! Man is it gorgeous, better pics coming tonight!
    Nice, I gotta gets me one of these!

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    Nice!
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    Very nice ride Ben! I'm feeling the need for a new bike now!

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    Quote Originally Posted by badgermac View Post
    I'm Majorly JEALOUS!
    Me too! We can no longer be friends!

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    The steerer tube on my LHT appears to be cut off right about where the top of your stem is now. After this past weekend I've decided that I'm going to drop the stem down 1/2 inch or so. The LBS set it up for a relaxed geometry (for the old f@rt), but after about 750 miles I've stretched out enough that lower bars feel pretty good.
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