Thursday, October 14, 2021

Surly Long Haul Trucker to E-Bike ?

 As I am getting older and have experience with a MidDrive E-Bike, I am considering converting the Trucker into an E-Bike with a Bafang MidDrive. 

I am still in the discovery and planning stages for this... so stay tuned....

I wrote about the Surly Long Haul Trucker back on 02/16/2012 when I turned the 7,000 mile mark on the Surly Long Haul Trucker.  It took  2 1/2 years to get there.

Since then it continued to be a great Touring bike with over 20,000 miles.  

It started as a stock LHT.  Then the additions of:

- Brooks Flyer saddle
- Planet Bike Fenders
- Axiom rear rack
- Axiom lower rider rack
- Front Rack
- Acorn tool bag
- Acorn front bag
- Stem Captain Temp gauge
- Rear Kick Stand
- Axiom Seymour Panniers
- Ortlieb Classic Panniers
- CatEye computer

-New LBS built up two wheels

black double butted spokes and pewter color skewer

White Industry M15 hubs,

DT Swiss double butted spokes,

Velocity Atlas rims. 36 hole.

  - Compound brakes
  - and other stuff,... pumps, lights

It has carried a lot of gear (and me) and that may account for the fact that I have worn out:

- 4 sets of Continental Contact Tires 32s
- 2 sets of Marathon Plus 32s
- 2 sets on Continental Touring Tires 37
- 7 chains
- 2 cassette

A Great Bike for Touring !  (Primary use - Commuting, Errands, and Touring)

Update !  the new Surly E-Trucker conversion

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