Report on Surly Long Haul Trucker from 06/16/2009 - 01/01/2021)
(after about 20,000 miles)
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 skewerDT Swiss double butted spokes,Velocity Atlas rims. 36 hole.
- 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)
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....