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My Touring Build. re: surly lht nontraditional hotness

Old 03-11-08, 10:17 PM
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My Touring Build. re: surly lht nontraditional hotness

the specs:

56cm surly lht frame
velocity dyad rims laced to deore xt hubs w/ a mix of dt swiss competition and champion spokes
paul touring cantilever brakes
08' ultegra sl 10 spd brifters, cranks, bottom bracket, derailleurs, 10 spd cassette,
thomson elite stem, thomson elite seatpost
easton ea70 drop bars
cane creek threadless headset
mks touring pedals
michelin carbon tires
brooks saddle

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Old 03-11-08, 10:20 PM
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Fantastic. Love the brakes.
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Old 03-11-08, 10:24 PM
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Could I ask what the it all totaled out to after everything was complete?
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Old 03-11-08, 10:59 PM
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how much does it weigh?? You went compact, nice. when you load it up for touring you have GOT to lose the cheesy plastic headset spacers though!

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Old 03-12-08, 01:47 AM
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Very sweet ride! What was your total cost? Am also interested in what it weighs.
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Old 03-12-08, 02:18 AM
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hey! I saw this on BikePirates on LJ earlier.
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Most appealing LHT I've seen. Good job! Really like the Ultegra drive train. Thomson stem, Easton bars, nice bits.

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Very nice bike-- top end stuff all the way around.

I'd also agree Bekologist-- with rear cassette/derailer swap, I'd be OK for touring for most routes.

I'm betting it also hauls a** right now a little faster than the stock LHT.
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Sweet. What are you planning for bar wrap? Is the Ultegra drive train going to be sufficient for loaded touring or are you planning on doing credit card touring and just general riding?
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Originally Posted by ***** View Post
the specs:

56cm surly lht frame
velocity dyad rims laced to deore xt hubs w/ a mix of dt swiss competition and champion spokes
paul touring cantilever brakes
08' ultegra sl 10 spd brifters, cranks, bottom bracket, derailleurs, 10 spd cassette,
thomson elite stem, thomson elite seatpost
easton ea70 drop bars
cane creek threadless headset
mks touring pedals
michelin carbon tires
brooks saddle

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What is the intended purpose of this bike? Very nice looking, but it seems an odd mix of parts for touring.
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Old 03-12-08, 08:25 AM
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SWEET! How do you like the handling?
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Very nice looking and probably very smooth. With 3 water bottle cages mounted it looks like it wants to go touring. Not sure about you but I would have a hard time touring with the stock Ultegra crank rings and cassette. I think it wants lower gearing to tour but the tires tell me it is not really for touring.

The Surly LHT frame and fork are solid. The geometry is the same as an Atlantis. This bike can be made up to do anything you want except race. A fine around town bike or one for long rambles but you probably don't need 3 water bottles.
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The only component that is not traditional is the Ultegra STI drive train, the rest is very traditional. The threadless stem doesn't really count because the traditional stems have become obsolete.
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Originally Posted by Yume View Post
Could I ask what the it all totaled out to after everything was complete?
the total came out to $1695. which i feel is really good. when i got a quote for the ultegra parts i wanted from my lbs (they didn't quote me for the sl parts, btw), they said it would cost about $1400 for just those parts alone. i got them on ebay for $560, which seemed like a steal for me.
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Originally Posted by staehpj1 View Post
What is the intended purpose of this bike? Very nice looking, but it seems an odd mix of parts for touring.

thats what people keep telling me. right now i will use it as a commuter, and perhaps weekend trips. but i have aspirations for some long tours down the road. i'd swap a few things for heavy loaded touring, of course.
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Hi,
you did great. When you tour you might want larger tires, see how it goes.
You created a sport bike. While you could have used a sport frame (like the Pacer),
this will serve you well.
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Hi,
you did great. When you tour you might want larger tires, see how it goes.
You created a sport bike. While you could have used a sport frame (like the Pacer),
this will serve you well.
yea, i was thinking i would get the conti touring plus 700x28's or so when i start touring.

i wanted something that was versatile for different things i want to do. right now, the bike is super fast, and a great commuter, but i definitely want the ability to tour with it down the road.
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sweet! why cantis though, vs road calipers?
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sweet! why cantis though, vs road calipers?
Have you ever used paul's cantis. They suck....your eyes out of your head.
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because the traditional stems have become obsolete.

When did this happen? I never got the memo.
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Nice.
You should do a tour on it now...
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next up, fenders and racks. and swap out for smaller bars.
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