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My fiance customized 2016 52 cm Surly Disc Trucker, Built by me.

Old 05-11-16, 04:49 PM
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My fiance customized 2016 52 cm Surly Disc Trucker, Built by me.

Hey guys. I posted a thread not so long ago. I decided to build her a touring bike for her and well here is the product of many weeks of finding the right parts and work. I have a Surly Disc trucker that I bought completely built from the factory and well I payed 1500 plus tax. Needless to say I felt the will to make a similar build for much cheaper. And I did succeed in doing so. I spent roughly 1280 for everything. I wish I would of done so when I bought my bicycle. As a amateur I got lots of advice from here and I thank everyone. Here is the product of dedication to building a touring bicycle to the love of my life. We will see many miles together and cannot wait to do so.I left the non-vital parts for my fiance to choose to her liking. Tell me what you guys think.
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Old 05-11-16, 05:06 PM
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What do I think? You should give it to me. Thanks!
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Nice job. Kudos for undertaking a project that so many people shy away from because they think they can't do it.

I prefer "top swing" FDs because they don't interfere with bottle cage mounting, work and cost the same as bottom swing FDs and are pretty well hidden by the outer chainring.

I've considered building the same blue SDT in 26/56, with silver components.
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Originally Posted by seeker333
Nice job. Kudos for undertaking a project that so many people shy away from because they think they can't do it.

I prefer "top swing" FDs because they don't interfere with bottle cage mounting, work and cost the same as bottom swing FDs and are pretty well hidden by the outer chainring.

I've considered building the same blue SDT in 26/56, with silver components.
Thank you, I just went with what was a bit more in my budget. This one is a 26 inch frame size 52 cm. Mines is the 56cm 26 inch frame.
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What's that brown bag in the last pic?

I know how you feel. I'm putting the finishing touches on a light touring bike built up for the girlfriend as well, even if it is mostly just swapping out consumables and personal preference items, it is a great feeling!
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Love the handlebars and the tires. Rest of the bike doesn't look bad, but I'd really have to ride it to know.
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Awesome Job

My Surly LHT 52cm 2008
Deore crankset 22-32-42t
sram pc-970 9Speed 11-34t cassette
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Looks really good.

The only suggestion I have is to get the steering tube cut down to the right length. You only need 1 or 2 spacers above the stem.
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FANTASTIC u done a first class job on the build lovely colour as well.that woman will never leave u.
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Originally Posted by andr0id
Looks really good.

The only suggestion I have is to get the steering tube cut down to the right length. You only need 1 or 2 spacers above the stem.
Not True! Surly LHT and Disc Trucker stocked bike spacers are 4 of 10mm = 40mm
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I'd Have all the paint in the threaded fittings cleaned up, by someone that can do the Job Carefully, with the right thread cutting tap.


I do this @ the LBS. screws go in with out struggling, then

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It's so cute!
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Originally Posted by mdilthey
It's so cute!
hah i like that
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Brown leather bag i forgot to mention that I will be cutting it soon and tailoring it to fit the frame tubes both for protection and looks
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What's that brown bag in the last pic?

I know how you feel. I'm putting the finishing touches on a light touring bike built up for the girlfriend as well, even if it is mostly just swapping out consumables and personal preference items, it is a great feeling!
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emm maybe make a tool roll with that bag use an old tube if you want to proteck rack but no need either way only adds weight.
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emm maybe make a tool roll with that bag use an old tube if you want to proteck rack but no need either way only adds weight.
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