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Always lookin to see how others in Surlyville are spec'in their LHT's. Post em if you got em.

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Modern City-Cruiser

I built up a LHT for my wife with a 9-speed rear, full fenders, and a big comfy dove bar. Sort of a modern-day city-cruiser. A lot of people might think this is silly, but I wanted her to have a very stable very comfortable ride. We might change a few things, like better brake levers. And, she's not too keep on the dow-tube shifter (big surprise). But, I had to put it on ... Just loved how clean it looked. Since the photo was taken, we've added a nice big front basket. :-D

 

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I built up a LHT for my wife with a 9-speed rear, full fenders, and a big comfy dove bar. Sort of a modern-day city-cruiser. A lot of people might think this is silly, but I wanted her to have a very stable very comfortable ride. We might change a few things, like better brake levers. And, she's not too keep on the dow-tube shifter (big surprise). But, I had to put it on ... Just loved how clean it looked. Since the photo was taken, we've added a nice big front basket. :-D

I'm speechless...........

Keep on truckin' !
 

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My english cruiser style lht

Here's a picture of my newly completed LHT size 62
Sugino xd cranks
Brooks b17 saddle
Tektro oryx canti brakes
Rivendell/Nitto albatross bars
Carradice Nelson saddlebag
Chromoplast fenders
MKS touring lite pedals
11-32 cassette
Deore derailleurs
Dura Ace bar end shifters

It's a great bike and wonderful riding position. The 37mm tires really soak up the bumps.
 

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godsend said:
I built up a LHT for my wife with a 9-speed rear, full fenders, and a big comfy dove bar. Sort of a modern-day city-cruiser. A lot of people might think this is silly, but I wanted her to have a very stable very comfortable ride. We might change a few things, like better brake levers. And, she's not too keep on the dow-tube shifter (big surprise). But, I had to put it on ... Just loved how clean it looked. Since the photo was taken, we've added a nice big front basket. :-D

It's not silly at all. Is that a 42cm frame?
 

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Here's a picture of my newly completed LHT size 62...
Very nice bike you have there...

Do you mind telling me what your saddle height is in that pic (from center of BB to top of saddle)? Ball park is fine. I am trying to guage what size LHT I would need. Trying to decide b/w 60cm and 62cm.

Thanks,

LP
 

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My saddle height is normally 84cm, but I haven't taken a measurement on this bike. I assume it's the same. I would normally ride a 66cm rivendell. This bike is just barely in my size range.

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Very nice bike you have there...

Do you mind telling me what your saddle height is in that pic (from center of BB to top of saddle)? Ball park is fine. I am trying to guage what size LHT I would need. Trying to decide b/w 60cm and 62cm.

Thanks,

LP
 

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radfahrer said:
My saddle height is normally 84cm, but I haven't taken a measurement on this bike. I assume it's the same. I would normally ride a 66cm rivendell. This bike is just barely in my size range.
Perfect! Thanks.

I'm an 81cm s.h., so I think the 62cm will be right.

Thanks again

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new LHT colors

Surly just mentioned that they are making "utility blue" and "dark cherry red" trucker frames for january. I mean, nothing wrong with sage green, it's just not for me. So I guess I'm gonna wait two months to get mine. Crap - the frozen streets are calling me NOW.

mmmm, dark cherry red.....

http://www.surlybikes.com/surlyblog.html
 

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Everyday commuter LHT - Midwest style

52cm LHT w/ Phil hubs (7 speed FW), Bontrager rims, Sugino XD crank w/ Salsa rings, BeBop pedals, Bell Lap bar, Nice rack up front w/ Jandd Std in the rear, Lone Peaks bags, Planet Bike fenders, Nightsun headlight, NiteRider tailight, Specialized Nimbus tires. Thinking of adding some studs for the snow.
 

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godsend said:
I built up a LHT for my wife with a 9-speed rear, full fenders, and a big comfy dove bar. Sort of a modern-day city-cruiser. A lot of people might think this is silly, but I wanted her to have a very stable very comfortable ride.
Silly? No way. Great build on this LHT.
 

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Seems like all the pale greens (old Cross Check and LHT) have been a hit or miss deal with riders.

I do like the new Utility Blue.
 

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Nice Trucker.

Question, does your chain ever drop because of the lack of a retention device?

I am thinking about building up my Karate Monkey as a 1x9.
 

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Sage Green vs. blue

I was a little afraid of Sage Green when I ordered mine but loved it once it came in! The guys in the bike shop were all grinning when I walked into the shop. They thought that the green was awesome! It never fails to make me smile that almost every group ride that I ride the LHT to someone will come up and say how cool the bike is. I rarely get comments on my custom Ti Merlin that cost me a ton of money! :confused:
The Sage Green is just right for the bike!
Happy riding!
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Great LHT build Radfahrer.
Do your Tektro brakes ever squeal? Even with the proper toe-in my Suntour's will make noise. Esp if it's real humid out.

Thanks,
Doug
 

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I've since sold this bike and replaced it with a 66cm atlantis, but I had replaced the stock pads with kool-stop salmon pads, and with proper toe in, there was no squeal.

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Great LHT build Radfahrer.
Do your Tektro brakes ever squeal? Even with the proper toe-in my Suntour's will make noise. Esp if it's real humid out.

Thanks,
Doug
 

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I've since sold this bike and replaced it with a 66cm atlantis, but I had replaced the stock pads with kool-stop salmon pads, and with proper toe in, there was no squeal.
Thanks,
I also found that the Kool-Stop salmon pads were the best. Especially since that is the bike that I grab when the weather looks iffy. How do you like your Atlantis? I have a friend with a beautiful Rivendell set up for touring. That is what got me interested in the Surly. The Surly is a super deal for the money.

Doug
 
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