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Old 04-23-09, 09:31 AM   #1
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LHT gets a bit of attitude.

My trusty LHT has been a faithful servant and companion for many happy commuting miles, but she had definitely seen better days. After a little quality time on the stand it became clear that she was really overdue for a major overhaul...... seemed like a perfect time to go for all the upgrades I've been contemplating while burning up the commuting miles. The end result is an old LHT with a whole new attitude.









The upgrades include a sligtly used Dura-Ace groupset and FSA SLK carbon cranks, carbon seat post, road bars, Ksyrium wheelset, and Avid shorty 6 brakes.
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Those are pretty blingy parts for an LHT, but hey, ride what you like!
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How much lighter?

BTW a great Groupe on a steel frame bike is awesome .
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black components make the LHT sad.
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nice looking bike=D
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Looks pretty sweet to me, that's on the top of my wish list for my 2nd bike. Don't they offer that color this year - I wouldn't have known it wasn't new if you hadn't mentioned it.
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Sweet!


I need some black cranks and brake levers for my Cross Check.
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Very nice!
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black components make the LHT sad.
Yeah, I know. I love that retro style of a green Surly frame with a honey brooks and nothing but polished alloy & chrome components.

I've noticed some rust spots coming up on the frame so I want to repaint it. I like the Surly green but this time I'm thinking going black for the frame/fork.
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How much lighter?

BTW a great Groupe on a steel frame bike is awesome .
Haven't weighed her yet but the difference was immediately noticeable.
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Those are pretty blingy parts for an LHT, but hey, ride what you like!
Yeah, true, but down here in Australia a Surly frame is considered hardcore bling! I kid you not, you should see the attention it attracts from staff when I go into a bike shop.
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Looks pretty sweet to me, that's on the top of my wish list for my 2nd bike. Don't they offer that color this year - I wouldn't have known it wasn't new if you hadn't mentioned it.
The olive this year is darker. I really like it, though.
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Yeah, true, but down here in Australia a Surly frame is considered hardcore bling! I kid you not, you should see the attention it attracts from staff when I go into a bike shop.
Hey, like I said I'm not knocking it. Looks fun to me!
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Clean up that fraying RD cable, private!

Good score, it's always fun to put some good parts on the commuter. Sadly, you have no idea how happy I was when I finally swapped my 15-year-old GS-100 parts (think proto-Acera) for SRAM X.7. "Wait, you mean now it'll shift when I tell it to, exactly how many gears I tell it to, and not jump on me when I stand to mash? Sweet!"

I have no idea what Dura Ace feels like. Does it shine with an aura like Marcellus Wallace's briefcase?
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Clean up that fraying RD cable, private!
SIR YES SIR!

...I was hoping nobody would notice, I left it because i have to dismantle it again for painting.

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Good score, it's always fun to put some good parts on the commuter. Sadly, you have no idea how happy I was when I finally swapped my 15-year-old GS-100 parts (think proto-Acera) for SRAM X.7. "Wait, you mean now it'll shift when I tell it to, exactly how many gears I tell it to, and not jump on me when I stand to mash? Sweet!"
That is the exact same reaction i had on my first post-rebuild ride.


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Absolutely, plus I appear to have developed a nondescript European accent when talking to other cyclists. ...and hand gestures, lots of hand gestures..... and I'm going through a lot more bidons (they were waterbottles last week ), I seem to have developed an inexplicable urge to throw the empty ones in the general direction of pedestrians as I'm riding along, some of which get subsequently inspired to run behind me for a bit shouting inaudible statements and waving a fist in the air, they seem to want to encourage me to ride faster (the pedestrians, not the discarded bidons )
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