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    A weekend on the Pugs..and in deep snow.

    So we built up two of the Surly snow bikes to screw around with during the winter months. It's amazing at what these things allow you to ride through. It's also a blast to watch the snow mobilers reaction to some seriously fAt tires.


    Friday we headed out for a night ride up Skalkaho hwy.
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    following day

    so the following day we tried to take them over the pass and into the bighole, however the snow was FAR to deep over there and the snow bikes had met there match, so we threw them back into the back of the toyota and headed back to familiar ground. Lost Horse Road, another popular snow mobile area, which meant semi-packed dirt roads.


    Another good day of riding chased down with spirits.
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    I for one am insanely jealous. A couple of us drooled over a Pug when we saw one in Bend. We don't get enough snow in Boise to justify Pugging out here. Just out of curiosity did you have issues with snow clogging the cassette or rear D?

    Thanks for the great pics!
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    Good times

    Thanks for posting, snow rides on those fat boys looks really fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TwistedCrank
    I for one am insanely jealous. A couple of us drooled over a Pug when we saw one in Bend.
    Shocking that you're lusting after the Pug. (You were the only one drooling, BTW. )

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    Quote Originally Posted by TwistedCrank
    Just out of curiosity did you have issues with snow clogging the cassette or rear D?

    Thanks for the great pics!



    No clogging issues yet.....but i know what you mean...i have ridden in snow/slush before that has rendered a bike to SS status. It stinks when that happens.


    I've had really good luck at keeping the gears running in winter with the use of DRI SLIDE , a typical petroleum based lube that has graphite as an additive. Good stuff for winter cyclists.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TwistedCrank
    We don't get enough snow in Boise to justify Pugging out here
    Yes, but McCall does!!!! That thing is awesome. With 6 months of snow up here that bike would effectively double my riding season!! Hmmm, sounds like I'm already working on the justifications to buy one- or two!

    "Honey, look at this cool bike you can ride in the snow"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wayndar
    "Honey, look at this cool bike you can ride in the snow"
    Naw, that usually doen't work. Try: "If I ride more in the winter you'll see more of me in the summer." Or perhaps: "I won't drive you so crazy in the winter because I'll be able to ride more." As a last resort: "I'll be a better person. I swear I will."
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    Can't get enough of the Pug. The mtb was meant to go every where ! The Pug is the one that does it not the mega-suspenion bikes. There will be one in my future.

    Keep up the cool "took the Pug out " posts.

    P.S. half expected to see the Surly flask and holder mounted on the bike. Thats is the St' Bernards job ? No give it to the Pug .
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    How much does a Pug like that go for Chad?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kanter
    How much does a Pug like that go for Chad?



    Wuz up Brit......The two that i have here at the shop are built conservatively with gears, and a few used parts too. They'd retail for somewhere in that $1700 range is my best guess. Actually i'm still kinda scared to see exactly WHAT they did cost to tell you the truth. I've hid the invoices from myself.



    E.K. , flask....i need one of those for sure. You from Butte ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TwistedCrank
    Naw, that usually doen't work. Try: "If I ride more in the winter you'll see more of me in the summer." Or perhaps: "I won't drive you so crazy in the winter because I'll be able to ride more." As a last resort: "I'll be a better person. I swear I will."
    Wow, you're good. She's heard my usual ones so often that the "no" reflex kicks in about half way through. I'll have to consult with you when I'm really in the doghouse.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nwmtb



    E.K. , You from Butte ?
    No ;';';';';
    Yeah I gotta question. You got any excuses tonight Roy ? -Antonio Tarver

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    What do those bad boys weigh in at?

    What is the front hub?

    I'm assuming those are Large Marges holding the Endomorphs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TwistedCrank
    What do those bad boys weigh in at?

    What is the front hub?

    I'm assuming those are Large Marges holding the Endomorphs.




    They're heavy, but not near as heavy as i assumed they would be..... 30# and some change.


    front hub is a Surley bolt on.


    Large Marge offset rims .... what a pain in the arse to build !

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