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Old 09-01-13, 07:06 PM
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it's a great day for a new bike

After so much research, thinking, research, and more thinking...we have our new bikes. The green beast is mine. The pearly one is hers. Can't wait to break them in.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/98048839@N04/9648128709/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/98048839@N04/9651363498/

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Old 09-01-13, 07:19 PM
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Looking good, enjoy the new rides.
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Look very, very good. Have fun!
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Congrats and ride in great health!
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Very nice bikes, have fun out there!
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Love that green!
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Congrats! Enjoy the ride!
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Old 09-02-13, 05:22 AM
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You're gonna love' em!

So that's what a LHT looks like without thousands of miles and stuff hanging off them all over the place :-)
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New bikes are so fun to ride......stay safe.
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Congratulations on two sweet looking rides.
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New bikes are like new sneakers when you were a kid, they make you faster. Nice choice of bikes!
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Beautiful bikes. I have been researching the Surly LHT. Have fun and enjoy.
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Congrats! Few things are better than a NBD! Hope you and your lady enjoy them thoroughly. I think the pearly white is very pretty, too.
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Originally Posted by lenA View Post
You're gonna love' em!

So that's what a LHT looks like without thousands of miles and stuff hanging off them all over the place :-)
We've now added lights and water bottle cages...and more to come later. They sure are nice all naked; but they are begging for more stuff!
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We have about 5 miles on them. OMG! Love them!!!
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What components? I see the bar ends and the triple crankset on the non-disc LHT. More details/pics?
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I hope the rear tires don't last you 3 years. With any luck, you will have worn them out in two years.
Way to go. Enjoy the cool breeze as you cruise down the highway.
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What components? I see the bar ends and the triple crankset on the non-disc LHT. More details/pics?
I ordered a complete bike, detailed here: http://surlybikes.com/bikes/disc_trucker/bike_specs.
I've added:
- Brooks B67 saddle
- VP Vice pedals
- Lezyne lights
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Old 09-15-13, 12:54 PM
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Very nice!! Enjoy them and put lots of miles on them.
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Lovely bikes, enjoy
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Just got back from a nice ride. The B67 is sooooooo much better for me than the WWB SST Comp. With the WWB, I could barely get 2 miles before my butt bones couldn't take any more. With the B67, I didn't feel anything back there after 2 miles. I absolutely love this bike!
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Congrats on the new bikes and enjoy them!
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