I am planning on building a LHT this spring. I am wanting to do my own build rather than buy the LHT complete mainly for the hands on experience. I feel that I will be better able to handle any repairs having built the bike up myself.
I am planning on using the parts listed on the Surly web site for the complete LHT for my build. Not having any experience with touring and limited road experience they seem like a good option. Pricing the components on the internet I have found them to be reasonably priced and for the most part well reviewed.
So my question is: What components would you change if you were building a LHT?
Thanks for your help.