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Old 09-30-07, 07:55 PM   #1
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LHT Build, thoughts???

OK, the LHT (blue) is on the ground and I'm beginning to throw parts at it. Here's the list. Thoughts?

SRAM X-9 drivetrain (F and R derailleur, chain, and 11-34 cassette)
Cane Creek Aero brake levers, black
Modolo Gran Fondo (freak <g>) bars
VO elkhide tape, espresso
Rivendell silver bar-end shifters
Thomson X-2 stem, black
Thomson seatpost, black
VO bell, brass
Brooks Swift saddle, antique brown
IRD cafam cantis
Mavic 119 rims on LX hubs (cheap eBay find)
Vitttoria Randonne Pros or Schwalbe Marathon Race, both 35
Sugino XD600 cranks with 24t cog
Rivendell Mark's rack on rear w/ matching smaller Nitto on front
Carradice Nelson long flap rear bag, black
Woody's fenders by Cody in Bend OR
2 Elite cages, black

I don't think I left anything out. What do you think? I'll post pics when she's done.

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Old 09-30-07, 08:37 PM   #2
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Sounds nice, can't wait for pics, your bike may convince me to build a LHT to go with my steamroller I so adore.
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Old 09-30-07, 09:45 PM   #3
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Now for the real question, how do I post pics?

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Old 09-30-07, 10:05 PM   #4
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Now for the real question, how do I post pics?

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The best way is to upload the picture to major picture site like photobucket.com, and then put a link to the photo in the post. You can use the Icon of an image in the tool bar of the edit window.
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Old 09-30-07, 11:11 PM   #5
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sounds good! If you're interested in sharing your build process, you can always use flickr and a blog. Mine are in my signature
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Old 10-01-07, 12:02 AM   #6
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Are the shifters friction, because that is the only way they'll work with SRAM.
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Old 10-01-07, 07:34 AM   #7
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Yep, friction only.

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Old 10-01-07, 08:15 PM   #8
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I'd do XT deraileurs, but that's me. I did campy ergo 10spd brifters with 9spd XT.
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Old 10-01-07, 08:26 PM   #9
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Now for the real question, how do I post pics?

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Actually the easiest way to post a pic is when you post there is a little paper clip thingy next to the smilies. Hit that and upload the file from your computer and then hit the little paper clip thing again and the pic shows up in the body of your message instead of having readers go to another website to view the picture.

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Old 10-01-07, 11:22 PM   #10
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Ah, I get it. It just isn't a quick reply option. Much easier. Thanks!!!

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Yep,
but the picture should be small enough to be uploaded (100k limit). Now if you don't know how to make a picture smaller in advance and also do it good, your picture looks really not viewable.
Look at your pic and see the wheels looking awkward.
People don't have to go to another website, it is done automatically by the code. You just see the pictures inline without knowing what is the source of the pictures.

Here is a picture from a link (my Dahon with new Brooks B68 saddle):
640 x 480 (222 kb)


Here is the same picture posted to the forum:
640 x 480 (88 kb)
20070924NewBrooksB68Saddle.04.grainy.jpg

As you see, the second photo is grainier and the saddle looks better in the first picture.
Take care that I have done the reduction in size in GIMP and I just lowered quality of the image. Gimp is open source program like Photoshop and it includes a very good algorithms.
Now go and explain it to someone that love cycling and don't know **** about photo editing software.
Because of that, I'm using the outside picture source.
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