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  1. #1
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    Apr 2012
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    My new-to-me Surly LHT!

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    I am so excited about this beauty that I scored on CL today!! It is a 2009 and 50cm size with the 26 inch wheels. I am just giddy over the moon at this find. I intend to use it for some long tours of the C&O canal and the Great Allegheny Gap this summer, as well as just kickin' around, which I don't really feel comfortable doing on my race-y bike.

    Now I am going to spiff it up with a Brooks B68 saddle, some Velo Orange Fenders, a Planet Bike headlight and the SPD/flat pedals

    Anything I'm forgetting?
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    Leah
    www.tinycircles.wordpress.com
    2012 Trek Madone 5.2 WSD C
    2009 Surly LHT
    "I thought of that while riding my bicycle."
    ~ Albert Einstein on the Theory of Relativity

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    where the wind comes sweeping down the plain
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    Nice score!!! Congrats on a fabulous find!!
    Check out my running blog: www.turtlepacing.blogspot.com

    Cervelo P2C (tri bike)
    Bianchi Eros (commuter/touring road bike)

    1983 Motobecane mixte (commuter/errand bike)
    Cannondale F5 mountain bike

  3. #3
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    Apr 2011
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    perpetual traveler
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    Oh nice! And the bench too.
    Trek Madone 4.7 WSD
    Cannondale Quick4
    1969 Schwinn Collegiate, original owner
    Terry Classic


    Richard Feynman: “The first principle is that you must not fool yourself and you are the easiest person to fool.”

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
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    Nice!
    Each day is a gift, that's why it is called the present.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Buffalo, NY
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    Love it!!! What a great find!!!! You will love it.
    Savra

    2006 Specialized Dolce Elite/Specialized Stock Saddle
    2011 Surly LHT/Brooks S Flyer

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Wilts, UK
    Posts
    903
    Woo hoo! Panniers so you can run errands with it? Gorgeous bike, wishing you many happy rides together
    Dawes Cambridge Mixte, Specialized Hardrock, Specialized Vita.

    mixedbabygreens My blog, which really isn't all about the bike.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Boise Idaho
    Posts
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    Score! Know you will enjoy the bike, let us know when it tells you it's name
    Sky King
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    Gilles Berthoud "Bernard"
    Surly ECR "Eazi"
    Empowering the Bicycle Traveler
    biketouringnews.com

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Ohio
    Posts
    105
    Sweet bike. I have a 46cm and I love it!
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    1996 Kona Kula-14
    2011 Surly LHT-46

  9. #9
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    Mar 2008
    Location
    Puget Sound
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    Congrats....and happy trails! I have a 2010 SLHT and love it. I've done a couple of sub 24H trips and rode it throughout the winter. I'm planning some weekend trips this summer. I named mine "the beast". Looking forward to lots of fun!
    We do not take a trip; a trip takes us - John Steinbeck

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Posts
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    Nice! (And exactly my size!!!).
    So long as the wheels are still turning, life is good.

    Battswebb

    Pinarello Quattro~CAADX~ Zurich Lemond
    Specialized Romin Saddles

    Surly Krampus!

  11. #11
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Michigan
    Posts
    124
    wow, nice find! I keep a sharp eye out here, but so far, no one is giving up their LHT!
    Touring this great country, one State at a time! Michigan Summer 2013.

  12. #12
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    lost in my own thoughts
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    Beautiful find!

    LHT's are amazing. As much as I hate to admit it, those grumbly guys at Surly make functional, lovely bicycles. Fenders. Lights. Panniers. Helmet. Brooks B17 special (in my opinion) and you're good to go! (B67 is alright if you don't think B17 will fit.)

    Great score! I've tried scouring for a 42 cm Cross-Check (I have a 46cm LHT but the bottom bracket is higher on the Cross-check raising the top-tube height so 42 cm is my goal. ) - I missed out on the light blue frame and I'm kicking myself. What are you gonna do though? Surly bikes are hard to find used. LOL!
    "Things look different from the seat of a bike carrying a sleeping bag with a cold beer tucked inside." ~Jim Malusa
    2009 Trek 520-Brooks B-17 Special in Antique Brown
    2010 Surly Long Haul Trucker-Brooks B-17 Standard in Black
    1983 Fuji Espree Single Speed-Brooks B17 British Racing Green

 

 

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