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    Rebirth of a Pugsley

    My 2006 purple Pugsley seriously needed an overhaul so I had it powdercoated candy orange over a chrome base coat and got a new set a Larrys for it - now I just need some snow!
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    That looks great - excellent work! Excuse my ignorance but what is the black bracket fixed above and below the stem for?

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    I think it's a Hopey steering damper. Quiets the front end. I'm curious to try one.

    Cool mod dude. I think orange is usually an obnoxious color, especially on cars, but for some reason it works on bikes.
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    Thanks Drew.

    I've had a look at Hopey's website but I can't see how their steering damper works - can anyone explain?

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    That bike looks great! Great job!

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    Quote Originally Posted by EccentricRich View Post
    Thanks Drew.

    I've had a look at Hopey's website but I can't see how their steering damper works - can anyone explain?
    I ride the Pugs on a lot of rocky, rooty trails and the Hopey helps keep the front end steady - especially when the big tire starts bouncing off rocks at high speed. It doesn't really feel like a tight headset - it has a very smooth dampening feel to it when you turn the bars and there's no dampening on center. I've had it for about four years and it's been really reliable.

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    Fantastic color and the sun low on the horizon adds a warm glow too.. Love it!

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    Wow, that is extremely orange!!!
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    That is a great looking bike!

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    I'm usually not a fan of orange either but that looks really nice. I like how you powdercoated the Thomson stem to match!
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    Wow, looks great
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    Great colour.....enjoy the new old bike...
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    Quote Originally Posted by jw700 View Post
    I ride the Pugs on a lot of rocky, rooty trails and the Hopey helps keep the front end steady - especially when the big tire starts bouncing off rocks at high speed. It doesn't really feel like a tight headset - it has a very smooth dampening feel to it when you turn the bars and there's no dampening on center. I've had it for about four years and it's been really reliable.
    Agree on this,, I've had my Hopey on my pugs for 5 years now, I helps alleviate the sudden shocks hitting your front tire that throw you off line while going thru technical sections.
    Another bonus is you can actually wipe snot off your schnoz while riding down hill and if you hit a hidden object , the bars won't wrench outa your holding hand. Its fully adjustable so you can dial in the amount of resistance you want from light to full on downhill comfort.
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