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Old 05-22-08, 02:30 PM   #1
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Here she is fully loaded ready to rock.



What do you think of my LHT? I'm not leaving for 31 days, but I'm almost ready.
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Old 05-22-08, 02:33 PM   #2
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Two thumbs up.

I like!
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Old 05-22-08, 02:36 PM   #3
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Brooks saddle, check
Front and rear racks, check
Ortleib Paniers, check
36 spoke wheels, check,
Pump, check
LHT with the logo scrubbed out, check

What are you waiting for?

I would put Schwalbe tires on that list, but I can't see if you have them there...
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Old 05-22-08, 04:30 PM   #4
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nice bike, have fun.

sorry to nit pick, but....

tuck the strap on your front pannier in somewhere so it doesn't get into your wheel and crash you. or make you insane with the incessant tap-tap-tapping

what is that triangle pack thingy for? can you get a water bottle in the rear cage? and drink out of it?

your tail light might not be visible, can it go on the back of the rack?
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Old 05-22-08, 05:58 PM   #5
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This was just a test-packing. I wanted to see if all my gear fit neatly, and it does. The pannier with the hanging strap I'm not going to worry about, because its in my garage not going anywhere loaded for 30 days. I haven't decided if I'm taking the triangle pack yet. I think it would be a good place for all my tools/tubes. Not sure if it interferes with the bottle mount. My new stem is gorgeous (NOS 3T Mutangolo) and I've never seen another one like it. I need a handlebar bag. I also need a permanent tail light that bolts to my tubus. Other than that I'm set.
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Old 06-30-08, 10:30 PM   #6
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looks great enjoy it,

paul
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Wow, it looks really good without the labels, I might consider removing mine from my LHT sometime for aesthetic purposes and/or possible thief-deterrent. The stickers get scratched up anyway with use.

Nice set-up.
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Old 07-01-08, 02:06 AM   #8
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can you just peel the stickers off?
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Looks great! Happy trails!
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livin' the dream man! have a great trip.
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Looks awesome!!! What kind of front rack?
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can you just peel the stickers off?
No, you have to apply heat with a hair dryer for example and scrape them off with a old credit card. Other folks may have other methods, but this worked fine for my son's cross check.
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Old 07-01-08, 08:06 AM   #13
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Nice setup, one suggestion though, I'd replace the pump with a third water bottle and carry the pump in a pannier
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And poss move the rear light, i did this , and when i loaded the top of my rack the light wasnt any good, this is one sweet tourer ,
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Bah, what a terrible looking rig! In fact it looks quite dangerous. Contact me and I'll arrange to have it picked up and taken to a good home (mine).

Have fun with it!
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Old 07-02-08, 10:40 PM   #16
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Nice setup, one suggestion though, I'd replace the pump with a third water bottle and carry the pump in a pannier
I would also put a water bottle (or a fuel bottle) on the bottom of the down tube and move the pump to the underside of the left seat stay. The more water the better.

Where are you going and for how long?
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No, you have to apply heat with a hair dryer for example and scrape them off with a old credit card. Other folks may have other methods, but this worked fine for my son's cross check.
As surly frames are powder coated, you might try a little bit of acetone, if the stickers are vinyl or acetate they will come off pretty quickly check on the inside of the chainstays to be sure it won't peel the powder/clear coats. And don't under any circumstances do this with carbon as the acetone can eat the epoxy that holds that carbon together.
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Beautiful rig. Very inspiring. Where are you going when you leave?
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Old 07-15-08, 12:50 PM   #19
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I am actually nearly done with our tour. we are in Delaware, and we are headed to NYC. We left Savannah, GA on the 25th of June.
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That is a beautiful sight, what tires are on there?

I use goo gone to remove those kinds of sticky things, that and my thumb.
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