Another Mendon Pug!

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  • 01-12-2013
    Nelson34
    Another Mendon Pug!
    So I got the Fat itch due to Leopold Porkstacker. Saw the Pug on CL and my fiancé bought it for my birthday-I was broke after spending a hefty amount on a Pivot 5.7c, which has seen little dirt since the Pug came home with me.
    Then after reading about Mendon Cycles, shot Craig a email and a few months later, Brown Santa has arrived!
    I'm also going to remove the CK headset and BB on my old Enduro, order a new sleeve for the BB and install as well. I already took a spare CK rear hub and upgraded the rear wheel with it laced on a Large Marge Lite. Also bought a set of used XT dual action brakes/shifters that will replace the BB7's. Next is a dropper post, looking for a Lev most likely to go along with the Brooks BB7 I have waiting to be installed.
    Was considering repainting, but ill think about it. This may take a while to install only because of a busy schedule. Craig at Mendon Cycles is a great guy to deal with and very helpful. Also sent me a cool free beer glass!!
  • 01-13-2013
    gcappy
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    Welcome to the MendonCycleSmith club.
  • 01-13-2013
    saltyman
    Sweet
  • 01-13-2013
    Schott
    Sounds like a killer bike!
  • 01-13-2013
    Nakedbabytoes
    I so want a lefty on my Pugs! Damn sweet ride, OP!
  • 01-13-2013
    Nelson34
    Thanks and that's a beauty gcappy! So since I have only limited time these next two weeks-think I'm going to try to tear down the Pug and take it in to get 'beautified'. Maybe orange or green. Original idea was flat black-will have some thinking to do.
  • 01-13-2013
    gcappy
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    Originally Posted by Nelson34 View Post
    Thanks and that's a beauty gcappy! So since I have only limited time these next two weeks-think I'm going to try to tear down the Pug and take it in to get 'beautified'. Maybe orange or green. Original idea was flat black-will have some thinking to do.

    Keep us posted. We love pictures and specs! Wait till you rock that thing on the local single track. Every ones head will turn in disbelief that you can ride these things with people on 26/29ers.
  • 01-13-2013
    rc-architect
    Nice
    You're gonna love the ride Nelson34, night and day ride difference.

    Rc
  • 01-13-2013
    Leopold Porkstacker
    You’re going to have to bring it over so we can get it built. No excuses. :nono: Feel free to pay me for services rendered in mezcal and beer. :crazy: We’ll take lots of bikeporn pictures of the build progress and post them up on teh intarwebs. :thumbsup: It’ll be rad. We can even listen to Bananarama and Culture Club on the sound system in my garage mancave. :rolleyes::lol:
  • 01-13-2013
    Nelson34
    Thanks everyone and I'm excited to start this!!! Porkstacker-definately-I will be calling on you ASAP!
  • 01-13-2013
    Joben
    Subd for a killer build
  • 01-13-2013
    Nelson34
    Craig is a outstanding guy to get info from and his work looks sweet! Have to say thanks to Leopold as well for showing me the Fat Side.
    I get a lot of attention and questions about the Pug already, I can only imagine once the Lefty is on. Just found out my neighbor was a automotive painter-so going to see if he'll paint the frame-but he's not super cool so may just powder coat. Powder coating will be more durable which is what I prefer. Here's some Picts of the pug and fork-
  • 01-13-2013
    ub in ne
    :thumbsup:
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by gcappy View Post
    Welcome to the MendonCycleSmith club.

  • 01-16-2013
    Nelson34
    Alright-this is taking a long time and perhaps I should have waited til I was along further into the build to start the thread-BUT the arrival of parts got me too excited.
    Still have full time baby duty til my fiancé gets home next Tuesday, so making time to do anything is not really a reality. BUT did have time to place a order for my Chris King 100mm BB sleeve and Jone's H bar, tape and grips. Went with the full loop since I'd like a place to mount a light or GPS. Also chose to go with aluminum since it's my first time trying a bar like this.
    Hopefully I can make a lil time to tear it apart for paint this weekend, but the thought of it non rideable breaks my heart! Details to follow!
  • 01-21-2013
    Nelson34

    Handlebar, grips and tape arrived. So did the CK BB sleeve. Pug has been shipped off to be 'Goblinized'! Should be back by Thursday.
  • 01-21-2013
    Nelson34
    Can anyone recommend a good crankset? WAs looking at the Race Face Atlas-anyone know where I can order green ones?
  • 01-22-2013
    Leopold Porkstacker
    Call around and see. At one point both Universal Cycles and Cambria Bike stocked the green ones in the 175mm crank length. Worth a call to find out. Otherwise, find a colour to complement the green—something truly complimentary such as purple :confused: or orange :cool:… or even both! :crazy:

    May as well get those Marge Lites powdercoated either of those two colours in the meantime… unless you just want to get the bike built so you can go riding SOON!
  • 01-22-2013
    Nelson34
    Maybe I can get a clown nose and shoes? Can't do the wheels-already built up! Green and black is where it's at!
  • 01-22-2013
    Leopold Porkstacker
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    Originally Posted by Nelson34 View Post
    Maybe I can get a clown nose and shoes? Can't do the wheels-already built up! Green and black is where it's at!

    OK, so we still ready for the build-up this Friday night? F*ckers at CCCX moved my race to Saturday instead of Sunday, so no heavy drinking for me Friday night :madman:. Bummer since tooling on bikes and drinking go hand in hand.
  • 01-25-2013
    Nelson34

    Freshly painted metallic green Pug ready for build! Build party saturday night with Pictures!
  • 02-03-2013
    Nelson34
    Another Mendon Pug!


    Ok getting closer. Took off the rack to put together real quick for a looksie. Have to say Craig is a great guy to deal with and great at helping out and answering questions! If my Fiancé likes this once it's done-ill be buying another fat bike and another fork! More to come!
  • 02-03-2013
    AndrewQ
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    Originally Posted by Nelson34 View Post


    Ok getting closer. Took off the rack to put together real quick for a looksie. Have to say Craig is a great guy to deal with and great at helping out and answering questions! If my Fiancé likes this once it's done-ill be buying another fat bike and another fork! More to come!

    Sweet looking rig!!!

    Also, I have to say Craig is a great guy to deal with. If you have a fatty that needs a good suspension fork or if you just need your lefty serviced send Craig (mendoncyclesmith) a note. He's super patient and happy to help you out. Wish there were more folks in the industry like him...
  • 02-09-2013
    Leopold Porkstacker
    We (Nelson34, IAmHolland, and myself) got a little bit more progress underway last night. Probably could have gotten further along, but Nelson34 kept the beer and premium tequila flowing at a steady rate :crazy: so all we managed to do was get rotors mounted to the wheels, calipers mounted to the frame/fork, and the Chris King BB installed. :rolleyes: He is still waiting for the crankset to arrive.
  • 02-09-2013
    vikb
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Nelson34 View Post


    Ok getting closer. Took off the rack to put together real quick for a looksie. Have to say Craig is a great guy to deal with and great at helping out and answering questions! If my Fiancé likes this once it's done-ill be buying another fat bike and another fork! More to come!

    Nice job! Green Pugs are the best! ;):thumbsup:
  • 02-25-2013
    Nelson34
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    Another Mendon Pug!
    So finally took it in to have LBS finish her up-need to finish up a few details like wrapping the bars up. Have a bit of front tire rub, but talked to Craig and he told me how to fix.
    My LBS said dialing it in was a learning experience and their first fat bike. Have to say Craig is a HuGe help-answers emails very quickly!
    Took it for a test ride and have low braking power in the front-may need new pads, back wheel came loose-probably a loose skewer-was fine rest of the ride. I need to dish the front wheel over a bit and then re-center and she should be good to go! Love this bike!!!Attachment 775420Attachment 775421Attachment 775422
  • 02-25-2013
    Nakedbabytoes
    Nice!
    In talks myself with Craig and hoping to join the club soon!
    Looks fab, reps!
  • 02-25-2013
    Nelson34
    Another Mendon Pug!
    Thanks! Hoping to get in a good ride next weekend!
  • 02-25-2013
    XJaredX
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    Originally Posted by Nakedbabytoes View Post
    Nice!
    In talks myself with Craig and hoping to join the club soon!
    Looks fab, reps!

    Cool! Me too. But I lost out on an auction on a Lefty Max last week by $5. If you are looking for a Lefty, be warned, you know how some dogs growl and bare their teeth when you try to take their bone? That is kind of like me right now regarding eBay and Craigslist searches lol. I will not lose another auction just because it ended at 2:30am my time, haha
  • 02-25-2013
    Nakedbabytoes
    Lol! Jared...no worries bro! The one I am looking at is a BIN. When I get something in my head, I don't mess with auctions if I really want it. Craig pointed me to the one that would suit my needs and I am waiting for him to give me his addy for shipping the shock to him direct and that waiting on my wheel is okay until late March. I hate to think of sending him my wheel to relace on a new hub when we have such glorious snow on the ground finally!
    But I want him to do the whole she-bang since he is the man. I hope to just get the whole thing back, slap it on in 10 minutes, and ride!
  • 02-25-2013
    XJaredX
    Did you go with a Lefty Max? Or opt for a 2001-2004 Lefty DLR/ELO? I keep seeing the 2001-2004's but I am holding out for a Max, even though I probably wouldn't be able to feel a difference between them and an older one, as I am an ignoramus when it comes to suspension feel.
  • 02-25-2013
    Nakedbabytoes
    I'm ashamed to say I don't know the diff(eeekkkkkk.....right?!)
    Alls I know is I want a Lefty, so I sent him 3 listings and he picked the model for me.
  • 02-25-2013
    shawnymac
    i joined the club as well....
    just getting the lefty painted as we speak...had Craigs brackets powder coated MUK green....and the lefty is going to be all white....gonna get some green lefty decals gonna be sick.....i will post pics as soon as its done...
  • 02-25-2013
    djren12
    damn, now I want one too.
  • 02-25-2013
    Leopold Porkstacker
    IT LIVES!!! Excellent. Requires a proper shakedown test ride at Santa Teresa County Park. Perhaps Saturday or Sunday?
  • 02-27-2013
    shawnymac
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    Here is a teaser.....don't mind the lefty in the pic just used that one as a mock up...
  • 02-27-2013
    Nelson34
    Another Mendon Pug!
    Man that a nice rim! That's the beauty of Fat Bikes-seems you can really personalize them.