I've been researching touring bikes lately and had all but decided on a 520...until I started eyeing my backup mtb (training bike). It has a full x.9 drivetrain, 221/xt wheelset, v-brakes, sram 11-34 cassette...in other words, I'm thinking about cannibalizing it to make a LHT build. What would my options be for shifters with the sram derailers? Are they compatable with shimano...say dura ace barcons?? I guess the wheels will be fine...the crankset will be a race face evolve xc mtb crankset. Does anything not "jive" so far? It may be cheaper to build the LHT with parts I already have...That's a good thing. Also...at 5'7" with a 29" inseam, I'm thinking the 46cm is the closest fit. Can anyone my size confirm this? The 53cm TT on the 50cm frame seems a bit long for touring geometry at my size
Last edited by yater; 01-14-07 at 06:06 PM.