Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  

Go Back   > >

Touring Have a dream to ride a bike across your state, across the country, or around the world? Self-contained or fully supported? Trade ideas, adventures, and more in our bicycle touring forum.

User Tag List

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 05-26-09, 12:06 PM   #1
Senior Member
Thread Starter
Santaria's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Brownsville, TX
Bikes: Surly CC
Posts: 2,179
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
One off LHT attempt

So I love the LHT, but I've currently got a Origin8 Cykel (Sun Cykel, technically).

I've been tempted to strip down the bike to the frame and fork, and build it up with 105, RaceFace Cadence, Nitto Mustache Bar w/ Phil Wood-specific hubs, etc.

My problem is, does the Cykel frame (which I'm pretty comfy with - it's lugged steel and has a lifetime warrantly on it) seem like it's a good candidate for a fast touring/rad. bike?

Or should I just suck it up and pay the $350ish for the LHT frame?
Santaria is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-27-09, 11:43 AM   #2
Waiting for his CX
YungBurke's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Atlanta, Georgia; Lewisburg Pennsyvania
Bikes: Jamis Satellite, Motobecane Fantom Cross UNO, Fuji Team singlespeed
Posts: 453
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
sounds like if its steel and lugged, assuming it has all the proper braze ons and sufficient clearances, it should make a good sports tourer at least.
YungBurke is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:48 PM.