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    Surly LHT questions

    1) Anyone runing tyres larger than a 2.1, like a 2.2 maybe?

    2) As a reasonably in proportion 6 footer am I really gonna regret getting a 54cm frame. It's just I like 26" wheels you see.

    3) Er, that's it.

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    Don't buy a LHT. Just go to Craigs list and hunt down a old school MTB with soild forks. I', guessing 19-21 inch frame. The longer the chainstays the better, look for one with a rear rack, a bike that's not beat to death. Get a set of panniers and hit the road.

    Don't make this any tougher than it has to be.

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    If you're 6', you probably need at least a 56" LHT, or more likely a 58".

    If I was interested in getting a 26" wheeled tourer, I might wait and see what price Peter White Cycles is going to offer these tout terrain frames/bikes at...

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    Quote Originally Posted by eibeinaka
    If you're 6', you probably need at least a 56" LHT, or more likely a 58".
    I guess what I want to know is whether it will be a huge mistake. My current steel mountain bike is 18" and I'm pretty ok with that.

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    I'm 6 ft. my LHT is 60 cm. I could ride a 62 cm. wouldn't even think of riding one less than 58 cm. treat your old mtb to some up grades and go riding.
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    To confuse you a little more, I'm 6' and mine is 56cm. Fits me perfect. My pants are 32" in length if that makes difference.
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    I'm a touch above 5'9" and I ride a 54cm LHT. My inseam is 31", but I wear 32's.

    And to add to the confusion: I ride a 18.5" Hardtail MTB (big) for my offroad touring and trail riding. I wouldn't want to ride that frame on any trails too harsh, it's bigger size makes it a bit harder to step off of in uneven terrain. But when I'm riding, it's fine.

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    Yeah you will regret it. Too short, like the others I think you will find yourself in the 56-58 range depending on fit,

    While it's a completely different price range you could consider the Rivendell, I think it's 26 in 56. Or Gordon.

    Now if you want to try someting a lot more trick, You could get a Nashbar touring bike frame. It's way too high in the BB clearance so you could run 26 inches and still have average high BB clearance. It's a cheap frame and you woauld have to know how to add brakes, I think I know how I would do it, but it's something that would depend on your particular application.

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