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    The Pug Lives (sort of)

    Some 4 months have passed since my desire to collect the necessary parts to begin the assem and although it's not complete i suspect it won't be long.

    Many thanks out to the FAT community for assistance along the way.

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    Why does it have to be plugged in?
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    Quote Originally Posted by cbrossman View Post
    Why does it have to be plugged in?
    it will be fully self sustained thereby transfering the current to said rider and able to leap small buildings with mere pedal strokes.

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    how the hell did you get that rack to work, I have the same one and it has done nothing but pull out of the wall and leave gaping holes not to mention jacked up studs!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mjduct View Post
    how the hell did you get that rack to work, I have the same one and it has done nothing but pull out of the wall and leave gaping holes not to mention jacked up studs!!!
    mmm 2" wood screws into studs and done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mjduct View Post
    how the hell did you get that rack to work, I have the same one and it has done nothing but pull out of the wall and leave gaping holes not to mention jacked up studs!!!
    Wow, pulling out screws that are in the studs ... maybe filling the tires with Stan's is not such a good idea.
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    Beauty!!!

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    Very nice.
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    Aww, man. You're nowhere near done.
    The last 20% of the build takes 50% of the time.
    Your post count will hit 700 before you finish!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SmooveP View Post
    Aww, man. You're nowhere near done.
    The last 20% of the build takes 50% of the time.
    Your post count will hit 700 before you finish!
    more than likely right however the time sensative lacing of wheels will be done @ my LBS, but yes if i were a PW 700 is cake.

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    Very nice.

    Call me picky but I'm always surprised when I see people running their brake levers up against their grips.

    Nice grips btw.. What type are they?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidJohn View Post
    Very nice.

    Call me picky but I'm always surprised when I see people running their brake levers up against their grips.

    Nice grips btw.. What type are they?

    DJ
    thanks, more than likely i'll adjust once ready to ride but for now it'll be OK. These are race face strafe lock-ons.

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    that there is the new hybirdfatty that surly has ben hinting about 7-10 years, I hear it get 7 kms to the gallon of PBR

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    Looking good ! Whats the wheels plan ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ozzybmx View Post
    Looking good ! Whats the wheels plan ?
    marge lites(orange), DT spokes/nips, WHUB front, CK rear.

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    Ahhhh, of course, ive seen them blingy rims in the pic thread.... its gonna look awesome. I dont know how you contain yourself, im up the walls waiting on the bloody headset and brake mounts..... maybe today
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    Quote Originally Posted by ozzybmx View Post
    Ahhhh, of course, ive seen them blingy rims in the pic thread.... its gonna look awesome. I dont know how you contain yourself, im up the walls waiting on the bloody headset and brake mounts..... maybe today
    If not for 2 other rides to choose from surely the walls would be my place as well.
    Last edited by nvphatty; 08-16-2012 at 03:47 PM.

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    As the days pass I have mixed emotions about this project, many days i'm super excited for the build to be completed and plant my achin arse on the saddle and explore, other days i relish in the fact the build is gone on for numerous months, why? well it keeps me from starting yet another but also like savoring the moments it's taken to get here, yeah i know it's sappy for a guy but hell i don't work @ the LBS nor do i have connections in order to obtain 'deals' but rather pay as it goes and when affordable because i sure as hell can't add it to my diet nor can i use it for shelter alas who knows when the final bolt is tightened? not i.

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    Keep going my Friend, it will be worth the effort
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    Savor it! It will be that much sweeter when it is done! The nice thing about a fat tire bike,it does not matter when it gets done,because you can ride it all year

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    No doubt fellas awaiting the CK hub then have the wheels laced up.

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    I was notified earlier today my CK hub is due for delivery in just a cpl days, however a signature is required by this young lassy in order to complete it but i'm finding it difficult to obtain the day off of work so any volunteers willing to sign for me??

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    Quote Originally Posted by nvphatty View Post
    I was notified earlier today my CK hub is due for delivery in just a cpl days, however a signature is required by this young lassy in order to complete it but i'm finding it difficult to obtain the day off of work so any volunteers willing to sign for me??
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    Quote Originally Posted by cbrossman View Post
    Why does it have to be plugged in?
    If I was drinking I would have made a mess after that comment

    Sharp looking pugs! I like it!

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    rollin....sort of

    And the latest addition.

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    Looking good....almost too good to get muddy

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    Your build is awesome, can't wait to see it built.

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    That is looking schaweet!! !Beautiful build as well!!

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    Great choice on brakes. I love hayes. stopping power, serviceability etc. My only critique is that the photo of the front wheel I am not seeing the valve hole or rim seam at all. To a prof. wheel builder would this would be considered amateur. Spoke penetration in the rear seems a bit all over the place which usually means tensions are as well. the one nipple i see with most penetration on the rear is not any where near the wonky spot on those rims, seam. The silver looks great though. Many people do not use silver any more, imho silver is the new custom.

    Once you get that baby completed you will realize that the wait was more than worth while and will start telling everyone that Fat is where its at!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jbent View Post
    Great choice on brakes. I love hayes. stopping power, serviceability etc. My only critique is that the photo of the front wheel I am not seeing the valve hole or rim seam at all. To a prof. wheel builder would this would be considered amateur. Spoke penetration in the rear seems a bit all over the place which usually means tensions are as well. the one nipple i see with most penetration on the rear is not any where near the wonky spot on those rims, seam. The silver looks great though. Many people do not use silver any more, imho silver is the new custom.

    Once you get that baby completed you will realize that the wait was more than worth while and will start telling everyone that Fat is where its at!
    Those are the new seamless, valveless Darryls with the variable nipple penetration feature.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SmooveP View Post
    Those are the new seamless, valveless Darryls with the variable nipple penetration feature.
    Nipple penetration? That could be fun!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SmooveP View Post
    Those are the new seamless, valveless Darryls with the variable nipple penetration feature.
    in relation to the Paul logo. which leads me to believe that the valve is clocked somewhere between 2&5. Not difficult at all to get hub logo at 12 with the valve being if you are familiar with building wheels.

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    jbent a man's got to know his limitations, hence i relied upon a LBS for the wheel build so I can't even relate / understand your comments from any angle. I do know the builder is quite experienced and i trusted his ability to do the job.
    I supplied all the parts for the build so if my research is off (which i doubt) then i'm to blame.

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    You build is beautiful as I mentioned previously. I cant wait to see you complete it and get it into action.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jbent View Post
    You build is beautiful as I mentioned previously. I cant wait to see you complete it and get it into action.
    it shall receive a good thrashing when time permits.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nvphatty View Post
    it shall receive a good thrashing when time permits.
    Very Nice Looking Build. Just stumbled upon your thread and couldn't be more pleased to see another member of the resistance in the works!

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    Much thanks for the positive comments from everyone here it has been a learning experience from numerous angles and i'm proud to say I dun good.


    Just a heads up for the remaining bits the RD housing will be shortened, rim tape will be white with devist8er 2's mounted, 11/34 cassette & chain, magura rotors.

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    Hey;

    Three things that pop out at me;

    - The front brake hose "looks" TERRIBLY short. It should loop far enough to gang in with the others.

    - White or clear zip ties would dissappear. While black is a nice accent color on this bike, zip ties are ugly no matter what.

    - That thing is Flippin Gorgeous!

    Copious amounts of clear protective tape would be mandatory if it were mine. Just too purdy to scrape up!
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    Quote Originally Posted by TrailMaker View Post
    Hey;

    Three things that pop out at me;

    - The front brake hose "looks" TERRIBLY short. It should loop far enough to gang in with the others.

    - White or clear zip ties would dissappear. While black is a nice accent color on this bike, zip ties are ugly no matter what.

    - That thing is Flippin Gorgeous!

    Copious amounts of clear protective tape would be mandatory if it were mine. Just too purdy to scrape up!
    Yup i knew it was short once i began the bleed and was upset and while it will function i'd prefer it as you describe. I checked a cpl places for white Zips but none to be had and frankly don't like them at all but aside from the blk 1/2 clips zip ties it is.

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    i'm nothing but a lurker here anymore, but i've got to chime in and say that is one sharp looking bike!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SlowSSer View Post
    i'm nothing but a lurker here anymore, but i've got to chime in and say that is one sharp looking bike!
    thanks a heap.

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    Wow !!

    That's nice!

    Where can I get one of those wooden bucket things to put my bike on?

    Your bike is sweet to man

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    Do those rims make a lot of noise when you ride it on pavement? LOL! sorry I had to.
    Nice color combo

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    Everytime i get a notification that says "The Pug Lives (sort of)" i start feeling sorry for you.... then i see the awesome build !
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    Quote Originally Posted by Boatracer View Post
    Do those rims make a lot of noise when you ride it on pavement? LOL! sorry I had to.
    Nice color combo
    yup kind of like playing cards in the spokes when i was 6yo

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    finished pics

    Now it's ride time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnsgotapugsley View Post
    That's nice!

    Where can I get one of those wooden bucket things to put my bike on?

    Your bike is sweet to man
    visit your local nursery or home hardware store fer the 1/2 barrel

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    Looking good man

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    Nice!

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    Nice build, congrats on a sweet ride!

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