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Old 05-26-09, 12:06 PM   #1
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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?
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Old 05-27-09, 11:43 AM   #2
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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.
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