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Old 05-30-09, 03:20 PM   #1
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KHS Flite TR-101 Touring bike

Hi Folks,
Looking for a new dedicated commuter but i've always had a dream of one day setting out on my own little adventure.
How does this bike stand up as a budget commuter and part time tourer?

http://www.khsbicycles.com/05_flite_tr_101_09.htm

It seems to have ticks in most of the right boxes.

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Old 05-30-09, 07:39 PM   #2
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i don't know. it has formula hubs. the lht seems better built. i could be wrong. how good are weinmann rims?
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I think at that price the LHT is a better bike. If you could pick it up with a deep discount, it might be a good value. I was looking at a LHT but ended up buying a Fuji Touring model since I found a left over 2008 model marked down to $599 and with a coupon got it down to $539.
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Yeah the KHS is only $1100 aud here, which is what 900 USD? Not sure how much the Surly LHT is over here, i can't find much online here about them.
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We discussed this bike on another thread. It's not a bad bike and has a name brand Reynolds frame to boot.
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Yeah i tried to search for info on the KHS, can you point me to that thread by chance?
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We discussed this bike on another thread. It's not a bad bike and has a name brand Reynolds frame to boot.
what about the hubs?
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