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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.

    M

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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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    Now for the real question, how do I post pics?

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    Quote Originally Posted by eyemgh View Post
    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.
    On the bike I feel like a conqueror ;)
    4 months touring trip from England to Spain http://www.underadometent.com

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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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    Are the shifters friction, because that is the only way they'll work with SRAM.

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    Yep, friction only.

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by eyemgh View Post
    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.

    Like this:

    lhtgrass.jpg
    Everyone's a roadie, they just might not know it yet.

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    Ah, I get it. It just isn't a quick reply option. Much easier. Thanks!!!

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    Got an old Peugeot kipibenkipod's Avatar
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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.
    On the bike I feel like a conqueror ;)
    4 months touring trip from England to Spain http://www.underadometent.com

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