Finally. I worked off and on last night and have her all but done. I still need to trim down the fender stays because the pedals hit them when turning, and I’m pretty sure the computer just needs a transmitter battery. I’ve toodled up and down the street, but haven’t had the chance to really see how she handles. Here she is:
This is how she looked from Pedal Pushers. Jim had just finished up when I walked in, but I wouldn’t let him wax it like he wanted before I took it out of the shop.
I finished up around 10pm last night and snapped these this morning before leaving for work.
Other than the computer, everything went surprising well with putting on the extra parts. I thought the rear fender would be a problem, but I must have hit the easy button.
The 37c Paselas are huge, and make the bike look like a 650B, but there is still room to spare between the chainstays.
What do you guys think of grinding down the lawyer lips? I did it on my Marin and it makes pulling the front wheel and racking the bike much easier; but I wonder about how snuggly it fits in the rack. I probably car top about once a week.
For the technical side, here is the build:
Frame: Surly LHT 60cm, Dark Cherry
Aheadset: Cane Creek S3
Stem: Ritchey 90mm
Bars: Bontrager CX 46cm (off the Marin)
Levers: Shimano 105 (off the Marin)
Interrupters: Cane Creek
Brakes: Tektro Oryx Canti
Shifters: Shimano Ultegra Barcons set for friction
Saddle: Selle Titanico
Bar Wrap: Selle Leather
Bag: Carradice Barley
Crank: Shimano Deore Octalink 175mm
Chain Rings: 48-36-26
Rims: Alex (used)
Tires: Pasela Tourguard 37c Kevlar
Pedals: Dimensions with mini clips (off the C’dale)
Fenders: Woody’s Custom
Headlamp: 12wt Cygolite
Tail Light: Blackburn Blinkie
Computer: Nashbar wireless
Cassette: Shimano Deore 9 speed, 11-34
Chain: Shimano Ultegra 9 speed
Rear Derailleur: Shimano Deore (off the C’dale)
Front Derailleur: Shimano Exage (used)
Pump: Zefal HP 4X (ancient)
Seatpost Clamp: Surly Constrictor
Seatpost: Kalloy Uno