Surly Long Haul Trucker Commuter Bike…

like the bits about a dyne hub for lights ….


For my ~50km round trip commute to Sidney the most appropriate bike in my fleet is my Surly Long Haul Trucker. So I swapped in a dynohub + lights and made a few more changes to dial it in for this mission. The LHT is a versatile bike that can carry lots of stuff in any weather day or night. It’s overbuilt for lightly loaded riding so it doesn’t respond efficiently to hard efforts. Instead it encourages a steady speed in the low to mid 20kph range. I can sprint over 30kph, but the LHT does not get in sync with my pedal stroke and I get quickly tired.

I really hate charging batteries for my bike lights and have been let down many times by batteries that were supposed to be charged, but ran out earlier than expected. Happily I had a 26″ wheel with a Shimano dynohub available…

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