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Old 09-21-06, 04:44 PM   #1
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Updated LHT Photos

Just thought I'd post some new pics of my Long Haul Trucker. The first ones are of it when first built about 10 months ago. The rest are the new ones (today) and I got the panniers today as a gift from my g/f.

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Old 09-21-06, 05:20 PM   #2
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Schweet!

You took your cross levers off! I have them on mine. I like them. I have a 42cm model in the same color.
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Pretty bike!

You know.. not to critisize at all, but next time you retape your bars, if you want you can route your der. cables all the way inside the bar tape, i think it's a cleaner look.

I really like that green/silver/tan combo. My similar-color trek is a butt-ugly dog in comparison, with it's stock black stem & seatpost and silly-looking compact geometry.
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Great looking bike! What are those rear panniers/bags? I've been looking for some like those - are they self supporting?

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What kind of aero levers are those?
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Schweet!

You took your cross levers off! I have them on mine. I like them. I have a 42cm model in the same color.
I wasn't using th cross levers as much as i thought i would. so, i took'em off to give a little more room on the bars for other stuff.

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Pretty bike!

You know.. not to critisize at all, but next time you retape your bars, if you want you can route your der. cables all the way inside the bar tape, i think it's a cleaner look.

I really like that green/silver/tan combo. My similar-color trek is a butt-ugly dog in comparison, with it's stock black stem & seatpost and silly-looking compact geometry.
I don't mind the criticism; I have thick armor. Thanks for the tip about the cables and bar tape. i'll be retaping soon, I crashed on a horribly contructed bike path RR crossing recently.

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Great looking bike! What are those rear panniers/bags? I've been looking for some like those - are they self supporting?

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They are the new Ortlieb Bike Tours. Fantastic. http://www.wallbike.com/ortlieb/biketourer.html

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i take it that's the 700c wheel version?
i'm having trouble getting normal clearance with my 26" and fenders...
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They are the new Ortlieb Bike Tours. Fantastic. http://www.wallbike.com/ortlieb/biketourer.html
I didn't see any info online...do you know if they have rain covers for that model? Thanks.
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I didn't see any info online...do you know if they have rain covers for that model? Thanks.
They are water resistant, close to water proof. You can't submerge them, but they are rain/road spray proof.
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i take it that's the 700c wheel version?
i'm having trouble getting normal clearance with my 26" and fenders...
Yes, it is the 700 version. 56cm.

And what AllenG said about the panniers is true.
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