Gallery: John’s Surly Long Haul Trucker

Purchased in the early Spring of ’08 from Lakecountrybike in North East, PA, I’ve been riding this beautiful bike for all my insurance inspection work within a ten mile radius of Erie, PA. With the racks and panniers to carry my measuring tools, clipboard, paperwork and camera, I’ve been able to do almost all my local inspection work with the LHT. So far this year, I’m averaging 24 miles a day for 90 days of “work” riding, my LHT continues to benefit in many ways. —John

Added a few things to make the upright riding for “work” more functional:

  • Nashbar trekking bars with extra foam under the bar tape
  • Jandd and Topeak racks, with Topeak panniers
  • Planet Bike fenders with nice mud flaps
  • Paul’s “thumbie” adapters for shifiting
  • Brooks saddle with springs along with suspension seat post
  • Greenfield kick stand
  • safety reflector triangle, lights and bell

5 Responses to “Gallery: John’s Surly Long Haul Trucker”

  • Scott Elias says:

    I love it! Those bars look super comfortable! Congrats on the bike and all the miles you’ve put in!

  • OJ Shakewell says:

    That’s a handsome pony. (And the bike ain’t bad either.) I dig the handlebar configuration.

  • Tim Guthrie says:

    Great Bike, great story! keep it up.

    BTW- the way you wrote “upright” Do you own a ‘bent?

  • John says:

    I’ve got a Rans SXP…. but it’s really not that conducive to the stopping and starting of
    city traffic. There are few hills occasionally and Surly just eats ‘em up. The LHT is very solid and moves out nicely. I use the Keen commuter sandals with the recessed SPD cleats… so I can walk on most floors without a scratch. With the bars, the foam under the cork tape is really a plus.

  • Russ says:

    Nice ride. and sweet set up. I love seeing people embrace cycling/commuting.

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