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Gear Talk / Re: LKLM & Krangear
« Last post by Reinhart Bigl on August 26, 2014, 09:19:34 am »
LOL...sorry, should have directed you to eBay...their frameset is still advertised there...and it's there that the specs are.

I agree that I am taking chances...but the more I search, the more I find...so I was able to find a journal on Crazyguyonabike wherein the writer sports an LKLM bike.

I'm not 100% sold on the LKLM, as the Disc Trucker is still the first choice (just lost a bid on eBay for a used frameset...) but as I poke around at prices, it seems that the LKLM offering will give me the most bike for my buck.  With shipping and the cost (they are willing to accept my CDN$ at par with US$) the frameset comes in at under $500.

Of course, if there is anyone out there that has a 56cm Disc Trucker frameset for sale...
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Gear Talk / Re: LKLM & Krangear
« Last post by DaveB on August 26, 2014, 08:50:49 am »
I've seen several of those direct Chinese suppliers web sites.  Most offer carbon racing  frames but I guess some  have steel too.  Generally you take your chances with quality, delivery and getting any potential problems fixed.  They may be fine and reliable but you don't know that until you've sent your money and, if they are not, you have little recourse  Also, know that you will have to pay shipping costs and import duties so the web site posted cost is not the total. 

I looked at their web site and couldn't find any specifics such as geometry, weight, even prices, and knowing about hackers, I wasn't going to poke around too much.  Do you feel lucky?

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Routes / Re: ACA Green Mtns Route in early Oct?
« Last post by mbattisti on August 26, 2014, 06:05:57 am »
recently did an amended version of the GM route, mainly in the NE Kingdom.  Turned out to be gorgeous ride, let me know if you want the details. 4 forty mile days
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Classifieds / Re: FS: Lone Peak Sundance Panniers
« Last post by amsocrates on August 26, 2014, 01:15:18 am »
No better attachment system.  I love mine.  By the way made in the USA.
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Routes / Re: Prince Edward Island
« Last post by adventurepdx on August 26, 2014, 01:04:53 am »
A friend of mine toured PEI several years ago and wrote a report on his blog:
http://prairievoyageur.wordpress.com/category/bicycle-trips/prince-edward-island/
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Routes / Re: ACA Green Mtns Route in early Oct?
« Last post by adventurepdx on August 26, 2014, 01:02:17 am »
Yeah, if I was going to credit card tour this route, I'd be more concerned about accommodations than the weather. Now would be the time to make hotel bookings.
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Gear Talk / handlebar bag
« Last post by mbattisti on August 25, 2014, 10:41:46 pm »
currently looking for a second handlebar bag, possibly a Lone Peak H-100 "Alta".  Any reviews?  I currently have the large Arkel, very nice but almost twice as expensive now.
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Classifieds / Re: FS: Lone Peak Sundance Panniers
« Last post by mbattisti on August 25, 2014, 10:37:15 pm »
actual attachment of panniers to rack...can you describe it?
here is a good picture of them.  Rugged and secure
http://lonepeakpacks.com/shop/index.php/packs/pannier-hooks.html
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Gear Talk / Re: LKLM & Krangear
« Last post by Reinhart Bigl on August 25, 2014, 10:28:35 pm »
Yes, the Disc Trucker was my first choice actually,  however here in Canada a frameset runs over 600 new...and not my colour of choice.  I actually attempted to buy a Disc Trucker during the year when the frame colour was black...but was told by Surly that I had to buy the colour they shipped to Canada, green.
Surly has their policy and I have mine...so I'm considering other choices.
The Soma Saga looks good too...however the LKLM is disc ready and has all I need and it seems to be a decent frame...and the price is right.  I just haven't seen much about this frame other than the detailed pics on their website.
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Gear Talk / Re: LKLM & Krangear
« Last post by DaveB on August 25, 2014, 09:41:45 pm »
Have you considered the Surly LHT or Cross Check?  Both are available as frames/forks for under $500 if you shop around and they are a known and respected commodity.
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