In the weeks, months and hopefully years to come, I’m going to start yapping about touring, camping and all things “adventure biking.” First thing up is of course the bike!
Welcome my Surly Long Haul Trucker
When I started this build I originally started it as a short distance commuter. The front end was very upright and not very efficient for the long haul, no pun intended. As my commute and need for a longer, faster, ride I swapped out the front end of the bike for a mountain bike flat bar, Ergon grips and longer stem.
The bike has been changed for a week and I’m really enjoying it. The first test will be a sub 24 hour overnight this weekend (S24o) when I ride to a nearby park to go camping.
Main details of the build:
Surly Long Haul Trucker
26″ wheel 54cm size
Long pull Shimano brake levers
Flat handlebar (Bontrager Big Sweep)
110mm x 17º stem
3×9 with Paul Thumbies and Shimano Dura Ace Bar End
Crank Brothers 50/50 Pedals
Bontrager Rear Rack
Bontrager Inform RL Saddle
Stock Surly build other than above