Monday, August 22, 2011

Long Haul Trucker Retrofit

Look what I just brought home from the frame-builder:

I've been meaning to couple my touring bike for some time, and it's finally done! Really, I don't know how I could have put it off this long seeing as I work for an airline and should be taking many cycling trips. Now it can happen. I've still got a little way to go on healing from my most recent sternum realignment, but that will give me time to build the LHT back up and get a trip planned. Many touring locations are going through my head, and I'm sure they'll be some fun coming...sweet.
Bob Brown in St. Paul did the work. I'm very happy with how it turned out, and he was great to work with, squeezing in my coupler job during a very busy backlog of full frame builds he is working on. Thanks Bob!
This may have kicked off another project too...once I brought it home, Alison asked me- "Why don't I have a coupled touring bike?" I suppose we'll have to fix that right?