Author Topic: Surly Disc Trucker v. LHT  (Read 33605 times)

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Offline johnwilldo

Fenders for the 26" Disc Trunker
« Reply #45 on: July 02, 2013, 07:41:53 pm »
I want to add fenders to mine also, but have not researched fenders as yet. I wonder if the Bike planet hybrid pair that I saw at Performance Bikes would work?  There was a shop in Portland Oregon (http://www.joe-bike.com/commuter-bikes/surly-disc-trucker/) that had a picture of a Disc Trucker with Planet Bike Grasshopper Bamboo fenders, Brooks Flyer honey saddle and bar tape to match.  Looked pretty impressive.  Guess who also bought a Brooks Flyer saddle?  The matching tape will have to wait for the next budget period.

Offline Old Guy New Hobby

Re: Surly Disc Trucker v. LHT
« Reply #46 on: July 03, 2013, 08:04:59 am »
I wonder where I could find that matching tape?


Offline Old Guy New Hobby

Re: Surly Disc Trucker v. LHT
« Reply #48 on: July 03, 2013, 08:43:32 pm »
It's not cheap.

Offline johnwilldo

Re: Surly Disc Trucker v. LHT
« Reply #49 on: July 03, 2013, 09:43:20 pm »
No, it is not cheap and I rarely see the Brook bar tape go on sale.

Offline RussSeaton

Re: Surly Disc Trucker v. LHT
« Reply #50 on: July 03, 2013, 10:45:13 pm »
The leather Brooks bar tape is not a good idea.  Leather is slick when wet.  Wet from sweat or rain.  It will be very hard to hold onto your bars.  The leather used for the bar tape is also very thin.  It has no padding.  It will be about like grabbing the hard aluminum bar directly.  No comfort at all.  About like the old time Benotto plastic handlebar tape.  There is a reason different materials are used for different parts of bicycles.  Leather is not a good idea to use for handlebar tape.  The foam stuff used for tape now days works good.  It provides cushion so its comfortable.  And it has some texture to it so you can grab it when its wet and not have your hands slip off.

Offline johnwilldo

Re: Surly Disc Trucker v. LHT
« Reply #51 on: July 04, 2013, 08:03:53 am »
Very good point, especially since I am hoping to do long distance trips where perspiration and precipitation become a factor.