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Old 09-08-07, 07:11 AM   #1
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Help me build my bike

I plan on cycling around Australia next year

Over a 6 month period I may cover between 10-15000 kms, all depending on how much time I can get off work and how much money I have.

I am 6'2 and weight 95 kg (back to 90 soon)

If money was no object I would buy a Thorn eXp fully speced up.

A more realistic option is to buy a Surly LHT frameset and build according to my needs
I am willing to pay within reason for reliability

So, please help me choose the best components for the job

What wheels and groupset etc should I go for?
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Old 09-08-07, 07:42 AM   #2
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I plan on cycling around Australia next year

Over a 6 month period I may cover between 10-15000 kms, all depending on how much time I can get off work and how much money I have.

I am 6'2 and weight 95 kg (back to 90 soon)

If money was no object I would buy a Thorn eXp fully speced up.

A more realistic option is to buy a Surly LHT frameset and build according to my needs
I am willing to pay within reason for reliability

So, please help me choose the best components for the job

What wheels and groupset etc should I go for?

Go for the Surly Build, the components are well thought out and durable.
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Old 09-08-07, 02:36 PM   #3
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hi sidi
best of luck with the tour,i have just bought thorn sherpa frameset ,
i hope to build it up over the next couple months,im thinking useing xt shimano
no idea about rest of build,, sure your in the same boat.
so about the frame, its fantastic ,,,everything a tourer needs .
comes with bottom bracket, (square taper) fsa headset ,and thorn own seatpost,.
the service is second to none from thorn, hope this helps
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