Monday, September 8, 2008

The nuts and bolts...


I've gotten a few emails about the shiny bits I put on my LHT. So here are the details:

Surly LHT 52cm (original color was green...powder coated to Coffee Tan) - $150

Handlebars: Albatross (cut off about 2 inches on ends with a pipe cutter..in the picture it's flipped..currently it's right-side up)..purchased from Riv.

Handlebar tape: Brown cloth tape with a coat of amber shellac (I've recently re-wrapped it with a layer of regular black cork tape and the cloth tape on top...chunky but dampens vibrations!)

Shifters: Shimano bar-ends (recently upgraded to Silver bar-ends...love them! Review in a future post)

Brake Levers: Tektro brake levers (has two settings to adjust for cable pull)

Stem: No name plain silver stem (120mm I believe)

Headset: Silver Cane Creek S3

Front Rack: Mark's Rack from Rivendell

Rims: Velocity Dyad (32h - front, 36h - rear) purchased from Peter White

Hubs: Front is a Shimano Dynohub...Rear is a LX 9speed

Tires: Panaracer Paselas with folding bead 26x1.25 (would like to go a touch wider)

Cassette: SRAM...not sure exactly which one, but it's a 9 speed...big cog is 32

Cranks: NOS Shimano XTR crankset (170)

Pedals: Grip King / MKS Touring Lambda pedals

Bottom Bracket: Shimano Square taper...replaced plastic cup with metal one...

Front Der: Used XTR front

Rear Der: Used XTR rear

Seatpost: Kalloy in the photo, recently upgraded to Velo-Orange big set-back seatpost.

Saddle: Dark Brown Brooks with copper rivets

Saddlebag: Carradice Camper Longflap, attached to Carradice SQR bracket..purchased from Peter White

Rear Rack: Tubus Cosmo (new style) purchased from Wayne at TheTouringStore.com (great seller!)

Brakes: Tektro CR720 from Velo-Orange...replaced front pads with Salmon KoolStops form Riv.

Fenders: SKS 60mm (wide mothers!)

Bottle Cages: Velo-Orange

Bottles: Kleen Kanteens with sport tops form Velo-Orange

Bags: Front handlebar bag is an Ostrich Handlebar Bag, rear are Ostrich panniers...all of them from Velo-Orange.

Hope this helps! Not quite my dream bike frame-wise (Riv. Atlantis), but I've got all the components I wanted and some exra dough to go touring :)

1 comment:

Kenneth said...

Beautiful rig! Glad you spent the time to break down the specs for us!