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Old 02-28-09, 09:09 AM
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Finished Surly LHT in "New York Green"

A few weeks ago, I got my LHT disassembled and took the frame for powder coating. After much hand wringing, I decided on a color in the British Racing Green vein. The closest match from Tiger Drylac was
"New York Green". Two weeks ago, I dropped the frame off at the LBS for re-assembly.

It started as a stock LHT complete. The wheels and drivetrain is original. I added:
Campagnolo Veloce shifters
Jtek Shiftmate
Profile Designs handlebars
Origin8 stem
Thorn accessory stem
Arkel Big Handlebar Bag
Garmin GPS mount
Cateye mirror
Planetbike Cascadia fenders
Brooks Champion Flyer saddle
Shimano SPD-M540 pedals
Tubus Locc rack
Abus Granit X-Plus 54 lock
PB Superflash

Enjoy.

Here is a link to a gallery of the resulting photos:
Surly LHT Gallery

And a link to some of the better photos:










It really needs some brown bar tape to finish the look, but the LBS
didn't have any. When I find some nice tape, off the current stuff
goes.

It has no headbadge or decals at the moment. I might put a headbadge
back on, but I think it looks better without decals.
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Old 02-28-09, 09:47 AM
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Nice job. I'm rewrapping my bars w/ black when the time comes (in the next week or 2), fwiw, since electrical tape patches will just blend in better anyway.
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Old 02-28-09, 10:35 AM
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Up until today, I hated green bikes... the stock green on most bikes sucked.

That is one sweet bike.
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the best thing about that bike is that you took off all the decals.
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Originally Posted by chrishg View Post
the best thing about that bike is that you took off all the decals.
Actually it was sandblasted -- which would take off almost anything. I might put the head badge back on but no decals for sure.
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You might consider a kick-stand instead of carrying that big rack around for you and your friends.
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ahh. no wonder that green looks so much better. powdercoated. good work.
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Old 02-28-09, 03:29 PM
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Very nice. And I don't even like green!

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Originally Posted by supersport View Post
You might consider a kick-stand instead of carrying that big rack around for you and your friends.
A botched kickstand installation by the LBS started this whole process. They did not want to re-install it. I'll use some rubber under the stand and put it back next week.
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Wow, looks great. How much did the powder coating run if you don't mind my asking?
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Very nice. I like the color and way you have it set up. I've got the same fenders on my commuter-tourer and really like them so far.
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Great looking bike. +1 on the decal decision. Surly really needs to redo those childish decals. I see you have that Cateye mirror. How does it work for you? I've had to "mod" mine a bit toget it to stay put.
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I have a soft spot for the LHT and that's a good looking bike. It would look better though if you could remove the excess steering tube given that you have attained the right bar height.
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Wow, looks great. How much did the powder coating run if you don't mind my asking?
The sandblasting and powder coating was $140 CAD. Very inexpensive.
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Originally Posted by onbike 1939 View Post
I have a soft spot for the LHT and that's a good looking bike. It would look better though if you could remove the excess steering tube given that you have attained the right bar height.
Just finished swapping stems etc. around. I will cut off the excess steerer as soon as I am totally sure on the bars and stem.
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I see you have that Cateye mirror. How does it work for you? I've had to "mod" mine a bit toget it to stay put.
The Cateye mirror has been great. I have two or three of them on other bikes. They are cheap, seem to work well and flexible enough that if they get banged against something, they don't break.
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Just finished swapping stems etc. around. I will cut off the excess steerer as soon as I am totally sure on the bars and stem.
That's sensible. I've just built up on for a friend and I was really impressed with the frame. I hear from him that it's really comfortable and he's a happy bunny.
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Loverly indeed! That Brooks looks well broken in! As to the decals, my feeling is "The more the better!" Maybe Surly will give you new ones!
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As to the decals, my feeling is "The more the better!" Maybe Surly will give you new ones!
I'm the opposite. Less or none the better. Most of my bikes, including the LHT are completely sans decals.
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