I have a mountainbike and I have a road bike, but I wanted a third bike somewhere inbetween. Since I plan on riding the length of the Katy Trail this year, I decided to find an old hybrid and give it the old LHT treatment of sorts.
It started as this:
and turned into this:
On One midge bars, Ultegra 8spd bar end shifter, Cane Creek Brake levers, Shimano FC-M730 Crank 48/38/28, Un 54 BB, Deore DX FD, Deore XT rd, Deore XT Cantilever Brakes, Wheelset is 32 hole Xt hubs laced to Salsa Delgado Rims (36 would have been perferable but I got such a great deal)
The only things now left original to the bike are the stem, headset, and frame. All I need now is a 26.2 seatpost (anybody have one cheap?) and to decide on a saddle and front and rear racks. Any suggestions?