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Old 09-11-23, 12:57 PM
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Marketplace LHT before and after

Tad big, but it’s all day comfortable. Plus the price was too low to pass. It was a mess when I picked it up, trashed headset, broken F/D and a few other problems. Just about everything needed I had on hand.





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So is this the bike you are going to tour on?
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Old 09-11-23, 01:10 PM
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So is this the bike you are going to tour on?

No I have another one.
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Nice job. I saw no reason for the cable guides on the top tube so I drilled them out and had the housing go all the way through. Does anyone know why they did that? I get it from the old racing days where shortening cables saved a few ounces over all, but for a touring bike between handing the bike with panniers and putting it on the stand. I don't see it
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Does anyone know why they did that?
Sometimes, long lengths of housing are a problem if water gets in to cause corrosion, consequent friction, and eventual jamming. With short lengths, this issue can be more easily addressed.
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Does anyone know why they did that?
Were they slotted? With slotted cable guides, you can slip the cable out and slide the housing back and forth to clean/lubricate the cable w/o affecting the brake adjustment.
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Always been curious about surly but I doubt the geometry would work for me. Nice bike.
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