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    My new LHT - a big thanks to all the guys who helped me

    in making this decision. Got the bike shipped from Singapore around 9th Dec and have just completed 1280 km.

    Did my first ever short tour [260km - 3 days] and had a blast. Like Doug said - this could get addicting. Planning another already but dunno when I can take off from work next.

    If you guys remember I had decided on a Volpe, but the Bianchi dealer in India let me down. I was a bit hesitant about the bar end shifters of the LHT but I love them, and they were easy to get used to in a few minutes on the bike.

    Only downside is I like my regular road bike less now

    Pics are from a mobile so pretty crappy [Thats Laphroig in my seat tube water bottle ]




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    Totally Nice...
    [SIZE=1][B]What I like about Texas[/B]
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    Very nice. Take it on many a long ride.
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    right on, what fenders are those?

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    Congratulations! It loooks like you set it up really nice.

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    Nice, I ordered mine last weekend and and should have it any day now

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    congratulations, looks just like mine, same panniers and colors. Great bike.
    "harder" is not a very good safeword.

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    Thanks guys.

    Fenders are the SKS 55mm MTB fenders.

    Couple of pics before the swap of handlebar tape, tyres and installation of the fenders.




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    Looks good! Congratulations. Nothing like a new bike!
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    Enjoy the new ride. Many happy tours in your future.
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    Very nice. Post some touring photos from India. It's always nice to see biking in different parts of the world.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deepakvrao View Post
    [Thats Laphroig in my seat tube water bottle ]
    I like your style. Nice LHT, too.

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    very nice! the green is a great colour too

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    Quote Originally Posted by truman View Post
    I like your style. Nice LHT, too.
    Hehe - someone asked whether I was swigging on the ride. Actually I finished each days ride by 1 pm, right in time for beer and lunch and the whiskey was for the evenings [wifey and me].

    Did a 103, 60, and 103 km on the three day tour. Hopefully a 5 day tour next.

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    Garmin edge 305? I love my Garmin Edge 305. I haven't tried touring with it though. I think I have the charging issue figured out now so I may use it in the future.
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    go ahead, try some fat tires!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kyakdiver View Post
    Garmin edge 305? I love my Garmin Edge 305. I haven't tried touring with it though. I think I have the charging issue figured out now so I may use it in the future.
    I have a 305 and find that its charge holds for an 8-10 hour day and then its over. Pray tell, what "charging issue" have you figured out??

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    Deepak,

    Any experience with rain and the Ortliebs???

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobframe View Post
    I have a 305 and find that its charge holds for an 8-10 hour day and then its over. Pray tell, what "charging issue" have you figured out??
    Sometimes finding power can be a pain...just saying.

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    how are the trails outside of Singapore and how about campin? can you pull of the side of the road and pitch a tent if in desperate need or are there good sites to choose from? the pics look great

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    Great looking bike and an even better choice of refreshment! (Laphroig)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ding Ding View Post
    how are the trails outside of Singapore and how about campin? can you pull of the side of the road and pitch a tent if in desperate need or are there good sites to choose from? the pics look great
    if memory serves me well, deepakvrao is from india, and he bought from TR Bikes here in singapore.. and he hasn't tried riding here before. the photos are taken at a place where singapore absolutely does not have anymore :-D

    congrats on your new surly!

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