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    It's 2017 and Pugsleys are Still Cool.

    Thought I'd share my newest Pugs build with y'all. I picked up a closeout frame stupid cheap, as well as what might be the last 100mm Pugs fork in known captivity. Decided to build a gravel grinder out of it and a few spare bits. Please excuse the cable routing. A few details:

    1. Machined bottom bracket to 83mm, installed Truvativ Descendant crankset. Q Factor is 181mm
    2. Surly open bar, set as a drop bar.
    3. Fat bar tape, bar-end brake levers, and under-tape cable routing gives infinite hand positions.
    4. Top-tube 1x10 shifter. 11-42 in the back, 32t up front.
    5. Old-school wire bead 120tpi Black Floyds, setup tubeless.
    6. A really cool bell.

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    Very cool Pugs.
    I like turtles

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    What was involved with machining the BB?


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    Quote Originally Posted by racefit View Post
    What was involved with machining the BB?


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    I have a guy in Bohemia that can handle that perfectly for you.
    I like turtles

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    Quote Originally Posted by racefit View Post
    What was involved with machining the BB?
    I've done two like this now. The first one I sent to Waltorks and it came back ready to use. The second one I picked up a used Park BFS-1 spring-loaded facing tool. I used a bunch of cutting fluid and patience and kept cutting until it was done. I actually only removed 6mm per side, since most 83mm bottom brackets use a 2.5mm spacer per side. Mine doesn't use the spacers. With setup and cleanup it took me about an hour.

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    Nice ride, looks like you're ready to roll into the sunset.

    Not that it matters, but why so many spacers and an inverted stem?
    I don't know why,... it's just MUSS easier to pedal than the other ones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dbhammercycle View Post
    Not that it matters, but why so many spacers and an inverted stem?
    No reason at all really - I'm still tweaking bar position and haven't wanted to cut the steer tube yet. I was thinking I may flip that stem while I dial in the fit. I do like the handlebar upside down in drop mode though. If I want to sit up I just grab it closer to the stem. It's very comfortable.

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