My LHT is finally done and is ready for some short weekend tours. I'll load my panniers with jugs of water this weekend, ride around town and also take it up on a packed dirt fireroad to get a feel of the bike.
Bike was built up with: 52cm LHT frame/ old LX crankset 46-36-26/ old LX FD/ recent XT RD/ recent XT-Mavic mtb wheelset/ NOS XTR 12-32 8 speed cassette/ old Ultegra bar end shifters/ old eggbeater pedals/ new Schwalbe Marathon tires/ old ITM ergo bars/ new Thomson road stem/ new Richey headset/ old LX cantis/ old 287 levers/ old American Classic seatpost/ recent Brooks B17 Narrow/ new Tubus Vega rear rack.
Oh, I scraped all the decals off the frame using a butter knife.
Here are some photos I took this afternoon: