Long Haul Trucker

Report on Surly Long Haul Trucker from 06/16/2009 - 01/01/2021)
(after about 20,000 miles) 

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
DT Swiss double butted spokes,

  - 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)

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....

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous5/22/2022

    Those are very nice hubs on the wheel build