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    Don't ever sell your fatbike!

    Gosh darn it... I sold my '11 Pug earlier this year to finance a Big Dummy build. I figured my Transition Bandit 29 and my Surly Ogre would compliment each other for my of road endeavors. But no! I went riding tonight and my tires were sinking down into crunchy frozen/icy dirt and leaves, and I immediately was longing for my Pugs.

    So now I'm looking at selling my Ogre while it still has a fair amount of equity and buying either a Neck Romancer or Moonlander. Probably the Neckro, I suspect the Moonlander will not be as nimble as I'd like in the summer.

    Just wanted to warn anyone who is considering selling theirs... once you go fat, it apparently is hard to go back

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    not only am i not selling my pug but when a massed produced full squish fat hits the market i'm there like yogi bear.

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    Mine isn't going anywhere...ever. I'm trying to justify buying another fatbike, why I don't know but it sounds like a good idea?
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    Great thread

    I was just contemplating selling my Pugs to finance a Big dummy build! I will take your advice and keep mine. Actually I had already arrived at this conclusion. I have decided to Alfine 8 the pugs and use the Rohloff that is currently on the pugs for the BD

    Tin cup 69, don't try to justify another fat tire bike just do it! I was thinking a single speed might be the next fat bike build!

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    It would be hard for me to go without one, now i want a race fatbike and a wilderness fatbike.

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    Thinking about selling my pug to get a moonie... fatbike to super fatbike

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    I have thought of selling my Pugsley to justify a Beargrease...but then again, if I make some full fenders to Pug and build a BG with Marge Lites/Trialtechs, folding DŁ's/Escalators and other WWish components, I would have two quite different beasts. So: can justify 2 fatties, right?

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    I feel for you, man. But that Dummy will be sweet!

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    Quote Originally Posted by FastFix View Post
    I feel for you, man. But that Dummy will be sweet!
    Oh it's here, and it's very useful

    But there is a hole in my heart that can only be filled by a fatbike

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    Keeping my Muk. No doubt. Probably picking up a new one next summer and giving my wife this one. Or vise versa, what ever she wants. I do often dream about having a regular fatbike, a super fat(Moonie or something with BFLs), and for some reason I want one to put on drop bars and brifters. I don't know why, I just sometimes envision being on the hoods or drops while trail riding.
    Anyway, have fun.

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    Every time I get frustrated with my lack of skills and handling of the bike I'm ready to sell it, but I can't. I even went so far the other day to get my camera and put it up on CL. I couldn't do it. What else could possibly replace it? They need to make a WSD (women's specific design) fat bike. If I were to sell my fat bike, it would have to be for getting a smaller size frame.

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    Sold my Mukluk 3 last summer, missed it so much I just got a Salsa Beargrease!

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    Salsa beargrease

    I traded my Pug and some cash for the Beargrease and I am happy I did. The Beargrease is better in my opinion.

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    I was thinking about selling just my pugs frame and fork and some other parts. The only reason is to buy a Ti fatbike frame and a carbon fork.

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    I bought a Ti Fatback about 5 years ago...I've considered selling it...but only to buy a custom sized Ti Fatback...
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    Me too

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    I bought a Ti Fatback about 5 years ago...I've considered selling it...but only to buy a custom sized Ti Fatback...
    I'll do the same, by February my ti fat frame will ready, so my Pugsley frame, fork, and GFS wheelset will be for sale. Since the shops are saying there are no Pugs available until April, I think selling it will be easy.

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    I'm actually waiting for delivery of my first necromancer with bfl and holy Daryl's. Very excited to be riding and not just reading. I think I will mostly be riding snow roads, some trails and some dirt roads. I'm thinking the Daryl's might be to wide and heavier than I need. I might be able to swap for large marge lite. Is that a good trade or am I just over thinking a few grams and a few mm's.

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    I guess I am the odd man out. Sold my Pugsley to help finance my Tour divide race. Of course it hardly made a dent in the amount of money I needed!
    Don't plan on getting another fat bike ever again. It was fun but a 29er is so much better in 99 percent of the stuff I ride. Even on most of my desert rides the 29er is better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by richwolf View Post
    I guess I am the odd man out. Sold my Pugsley to help finance my Tour divide race. Of course it hardly made a dent in the amount of money I needed!
    Don't plan on getting another fat bike ever again. It was fun but a 29er is so much better in 99 percent of the stuff I ride. Even on most of my desert rides the 29er is better.


    Make that two odd mans out. Sold my Mukluk last spring to pay the mortgage for 2 months as I was between jobs. My wife then sold her Mukluk and bought us 2 new hardtail 29ers! No more fat bikes for me either. I suppose if I had a million bucks I would buy another one and still have enough change for a soda.
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    Quote Originally Posted by akclimber49 View Post
    I was just contemplating selling my Pugs to finance a Big dummy build! I will take your advice and keep mine. Actually I had already arrived at this conclusion. I have decided to Alfine 8 the pugs and use the Rohloff that is currently on the pugs for the BD

    Tin cup 69, don't try to justify another fat tire bike just do it! I was thinking a single speed might be the next fat bike build!
    This must be a common quandary as I went through the same thing(and still do on occasion!)
    A Big Dummy was what I wanted to buy and save up for until I saw a white pugs sitting outside a bar last summer. I was like........eeeeerrrtttttt......"what the heck is that thing?! A motorcycle?" and then I just couldn't get it out of my mind! 2 weeks later, I ordered my Necro.
    One of my daycare kids that I pick up from elementary school twice a week, a fellow parent rides a BD and picks up a Kindergartener. I lust after his ride. I think I will still own a BD at some point, but right now it doesn't make a ton of sense.
    But I still contemplate it every now & then. I even go down to the garage and look at my Necro and think "Do I really need this?" and then I say "Heck ya, I do!"

    I have only ridden in the snow once though. I think I like sand/water riding better. But then, maybe I just like the weather better! And single track is a mindless blast through everything.

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    I had been racing my Fatback in a few off season (summer) races and doing quite well. I decided to buy a Santa Cruz Tallboy and figured it would end up being my new favorite......WRONG! I do love my Tallboy and it will be my race bike but there is no feeling like kickin' some butt on a fatty. NEVER SELL A FATBIKE TO FUND ANOTHER BUILD! Unless its a fat build.

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    Do sell it, but only to me! A nice 18" would do.

    It's tough finding a nice quality Pugsley for a fair price, it's nice to see they hold their value!

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    Quote Originally Posted by invisibleghosts View Post
    Do sell it, but only to me! A nice 18" would do.

    It's tough finding a nice quality Pugsley for a fair price, it's nice to see they hold their value!
    I'm selling my 18" Pug, check it out here and feel free to PM me if you have any questions...

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    I "replaced" my Pugs with a Ti fatbike over a year ago. "Replaced" is in quotes because I still have the Pugs. I'm either gonna sell it, use it to lure new people into fatbiking, or some other vague plan involving paintjobs, racks, IGH, oddball parts, etc.

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    **I'm selling my 18" Pug, check it out here and feel free to PM me if you have any questions...**


    Fantastic bike!

    I did see it while looking through the classifieds before and drooled....sadly my price range I'm afraid! Good luck with the sale.

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