My Surly LHT - almost finished!

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Re: My Surly LHT - almost finished!

Postby ridesurlys » Wed Jun 18, 2014 8:52 pm

Just flicked through and panicked. Someone mentioned kickstands. I fitted a esge pletcher twin leg and i crushed the chainstays. Dont do it.
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Re: My Surly LHT - almost finished!

Postby Weimarunner » Wed Jun 18, 2014 10:00 pm

ridesurlys wrote:Just flicked through and panicked. Someone mentioned kickstands. I fitted a esge pletcher twin leg and i crushed the chainstays. Dont do it.

Thanks, decided against it, I've been managing without one, so I won't take the risk.
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Re: My Surly LHT - almost finished!

Postby ridesurlys » Wed Jun 18, 2014 10:29 pm

I used a rear one and tubus front. Worked well but couldent use the spoke holder
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Re: My Surly LHT - almost finished!

Postby simonhill » Thu Jun 19, 2014 8:40 am

Welcome to the LHT club.

I got mine 2 years ago and have ridden 4 big longhaul tours, clocked up 15,000kms, including UK local stuff. Love it!

A few small knocks and dings and some of the stupid stickers peeling off (hoorah). It looks more like a true workhorse now.

My main concern with your bike is the vulnerability of the gear (and maybe brake) levers stuck out on the front scaffolding. A tumble or a careless transport baggage handler (plane, bus, boat, train,etc) could wreck a tour. I don't imaging that they would be easily replaceable in more remote destinations.
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Re: My Surly LHT - almost finished!

Postby Weimarunner » Sun Jun 22, 2014 6:53 pm

simonhill wrote:Welcome to the LHT club.

I got mine 2 years ago and have ridden 4 big longhaul tours, clocked up 15,000kms, including UK local stuff. Love it!

A few small knocks and dings and some of the stupid stickers peeling off (hoorah). It looks more like a true workhorse now.

My main concern with your bike is the vulnerability of the gear (and maybe brake) levers stuck out on the front scaffolding. A tumble or a careless transport baggage handler (plane, bus, boat, train,etc) could wreck a tour. I don't imaging that they would be easily replaceable in more remote destinations.


Glad you're enjoying yours. I think they need a few knocks, when they're pristine you're too precious about them, a couple of dings and you can relax.

Yep, the shifters are definitely prominent but I'm not sure they're any more of a risk than being under on the drop ends? If you imagine a bike falling over or crashing, I think the drop end mounted are at more risk. You've definitely got a point with them being at risk when shipping, I think I'll make some tough covers that'll be zip-tied in place should I ever ship her anywhere. It's a risk worth taking I think, I've just done a 140 mile weekend and it's perfectly comfortable and the shifting is super efficient in that top position.
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Re: My Surly LHT - almost finished!

Postby Weimarunner » Mon Jun 23, 2014 11:03 am

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Re: My Surly LHT - almost finished!

Postby mrjemm » Mon Jun 23, 2014 11:09 am

Off on an adventure?

Have you got another light on the rack? The one on your seatpost is obscured.

The bar bag makes me realise the bars are narrower than I'd thought.

Have fun.
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