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Old 12-14-04, 10:02 PM
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surly long haul trucker build-new-

well, it finally got here. My new 56cm surly LHT came in the mail today from spicer cycles. I had to wait about 2 weeks for it to come in stock (spicer was up front about this).

I have got to say that i was really impressed by it as soon as i took it out of the box. The welds seem really nice, and everything looks clean on it. I especially like the downtube shifter posts that surly put on it.

im posting a few pics of my currently non functional LHT. say what you think so far.
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Old 12-14-04, 10:05 PM
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Old 12-14-04, 10:07 PM
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I like the Surly stuff, we have some Steamroller fans.
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Old 12-14-04, 10:08 PM
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hey, sorry, i posted in the mech insted of touring.

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Old 12-15-04, 10:48 AM
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Looks great! I recently built up a CrossCheck I had retro-fitted with bicycle torque couplers - it rides great. Enjoy the 'Trucker
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Old 12-15-04, 06:33 PM
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Originally Posted by SAB
Looks great! I recently built up a CrossCheck I had retro-fitted with bicycle torque couplers - it rides great. Enjoy the 'Trucker
Did you have to repaint after having the couplers installed or can you get by with just touching it up (they have to weld them in...right)?
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Old 12-16-04, 12:13 PM
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Originally Posted by Macha
Did you have to repaint after having the couplers installed or can you get by with just touching it up (they have to weld them in...right)?
Yes, they are welded in. The couplers are stainless steel and don't need to be painted. The frame, however, is not and needs some kind of coating on it. My framebuilder gave me three options. The cheapest was just a little touch-up with some primer - enough to protect the frame where the paint was damaged by the sawing and welding. The middle-cost option was to have the frame sent to a painter and have it matched perfectly with clear-coated paint. The third choice was to have the whole thing stripped and re-painted. I went the middle option and it turned out amazing! It looks like nothing was done to the frame - the paint is a perfect match with no seams or anything. It was a brand-new frame which I had never even ridden, so I figured there was no reason to re-paint the entire frame.
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I really like the LHT, and plant to get that frame when I start my build. However, every time I look at it, I keep saying to myself "that sage green's gotta go!" I do wish they'd offer more options for colors on it. Meanwhile, I'll get it stripped and painted.

I've had a good email conversation with the folks at Surly, and they are very helpful and friendly. Anyone who is in the market for a frame, I don't think you can do much better from a customer-centric point of view!
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Originally Posted by Becca
... "that sage green's gotta go!"
It kind of reminds me of the old navy interior paint known as "goat puke green."

I too, like these very much (except the color). When I get ready to build another bike, I will probably use a LHT frame and fork.

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a LBS told me that i can have whatever color i like on the LHT when buying from them and no extra charge.
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damn, i haven´t finished.

but i´m going to keep the green, i think it looks good, besides, if people think it´s no their taste them they´ll probably just leave it alone, less chance of getting stolen.
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damn, i haven´t finished.
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Originally Posted by Schumius
a LBS told me that i can have whatever color i like on the LHT when buying from them and no extra charge.
How do they do that? Do they sell it at an inflated price and use the difference to send it for powdercoating?
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i don´t know, but we´ll see when he tells me how much the frame would cost. went out of town today to his shop and he wasn´t there(just called him yesterday and told him that i was coming and he said ok)! 5 hours on the bus and not getting anything except for his bloody email! he´s better give me a pretty price or i would rather buy through the internet.
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