In my attempt to create the ugliest Surly long haul trucker ever, I have installed two hideous looking water bottles onto my front Surly Nice Rack. You might ask yourself why, and if you do, you need to visit www.theultimatetrek.com to figure it out. The Surly LHT complete comes with 3 frame mount spots for water bottle cages or pumps or whatever. Due to the nature of my tour, I needed to carry much more water. Not only will I ride with these 3 bottles, I will carry a water bladder backpack, a water bag in my pannier, as well as 4 rack mounted water bottles. I will use 3 of the 4 rack mounted bottles for water, and the 4th for camping fuel. Here are some photos of my rig. Notice that they are attached with zip-ties and rubber padding to keep ’em secure. I’ve angled them slightly upward and away from the rack platform to ensure they don’t interfere with anything I’m mounting on the racks. They’ve made a 50 mile ride no problem, so I think they’ll make it. I’m probably going to use velcro for extra protection to ensure they dont slip out.
And the front view…
One last look.
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