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    95 percent complete LHT

    I bought a bunch of parts lately Hopefully it will be built within the next 3 weeks.

    Here's the rundown. Only things not purchased yet are the wheels. Waiting til next payday

    Frame/Fork-Surly Long Haul Trucker, 56cm, Utility Blue
    Headset-Chris King 1 1/8" Threadless, Pewter(switched from Black)
    Front Hub-Chris King Classic 36 hole, Pewter
    Rear Hub-Chris King Classic 135mm, 36 hole, Pewter
    Rims-Velocity Dyad, Black, machined, 36 hole
    Spokes-Wheelsmith DB14, Black
    Tires-Schwalbe Marathon Supreme 700x35
    Tubes-Schwalbe 37-622
    Crankset-Shimano Hone 175mm, 44/32/22, (Black)
    Pedals-Shimano PD-M520
    Brake Levers-Shimano Ultegra BL-R600
    Brakes-Shimano Cantilevers, BR-R550
    Brake Cables and Shift Cables-Shimano Dura Ace
    Shifters-Dura Ace 9sd Downtube shifters.
    Shifter Relocators-Kelly Take Off's
    Handlebar-Salsa Bell Lap 46cm
    Stem-Bontrager, Black(Until I get a Thomson)
    Front Derailleur-Shimano XTR FD-M952
    Rear Derailleur-Shimano XTR RD-M960 SGS, Rapid Rise
    Cassette-Sram PG-990
    Chain-Sram PC-991 Cross Step
    Seatpost-Truvative XR(until I get a Thomson)


    ...I decided to go all out and get the Chris Kings hubs to match the headset

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    Out of curiosity, why did you go with a Hone crankset instead of the LX trekking crankset that Shimano offers?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ziemas
    Out of curiosity, why did you go with a Hone crankset instead of the LX trekking crankset that Shimano offers?

    Personally, I would have gone with a Sugino XD600 triple. The gearing is real world and it has 5 arm 110 BCD chainrings. The 4 arm Deore in 46 or 48 aren't readilly available. But, it's his bike. Everything sounds great. I hope the build comes out good. Post some pics.


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    Quote Originally Posted by cs1
    Personally, I would have gone with a Sugino XD600 triple. The gearing is real world and it has 5 arm 110 BCD chainrings. The 4 arm Deore in 46 or 48 aren't readilly available. But, it's his bike. Everything sounds great. I hope the build comes out good. Post some pics.


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    I have had no problems finding replacement rings for my LX trekking crankset. Both of the LBS I go to carry them, although they are not always Shimano.

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    Are you aware about the noise produced from those Chris King hubs? It's absolutely impossible to ignore although some people actually like it. Myself, I prefer my bike to run quiet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ziemas
    Out of curiosity, why did you go with a Hone crankset instead of the LX trekking crankset that Shimano offers?

    It was more of an aesthetic thing. They look sweet

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    Quote Originally Posted by greenstork
    Are you aware about the noise produced from those Chris King hubs? It's absolutely impossible to ignore although some people actually like it. Myself, I prefer my bike to run quiet.
    I thought about that. I should probably ride a bike with them to see if it will be too annoying.

    Do Hope rear hubs make as much noise?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cs1
    Personally, I would have gone with a Sugino XD600 triple. The gearing is real world and it has 5 arm 110 BCD chainrings. The 4 arm Deore in 46 or 48 aren't readilly available. But, it's his bike. Everything sounds great. I hope the build comes out good. Post some pics.


    Tim

    Another reason I chose that crankset is because it's tough enough to use on a freeride mtn bike. I may be switching some of these parts over in the future.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robert_in_ca
    I thought about that. I should probably ride a bike with them to see if it will be too annoying.

    Do Hope rear hubs make as much noise?
    I have Hope XC hubs which are louder than XTs, but not annoyingly so. The only time I really notice the noise is when I have been riding the XTs for a while and then switch to the Hopes. After a day or two I don't notice the noise anymore.

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    that's gonna be a nice whip!
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    Looks like it will be a great bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by greenstork
    Are you aware about the noise produced from those Chris King hubs? It's absolutely impossible to ignore although some people actually like it. Myself, I prefer my bike to run quiet.
    I have a bike with a noisy rear hub and it drives me bonkers. I can't hear myself think when I coast. Its on a cannondale road bike I commute on the highway with and don't coast a ton so I can live with it. On a touring bike I would lose my mind - actually no that's not true I'd just get it replaced ASAP.

    On a completely different note enjoy the LHT when you get her on the road. With all the chris king bits it will certainly have some bling factor!
    Last edited by vik; 02-04-07 at 02:22 PM.
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    Yeah, I've decided against the King hubs, probably get a Hope Pro 2 rear hub.

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