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    A day in the life of a Pugsley

    I'm going to be posting videos of me and my new love, I mean bike , a Surly Pugsley here.
    So check back every now and then for updates.
    Here's the first one.
    12-18-10
    Second ride on the Pugsley and I love the bike!

    For the video I had my GoPro with a chesty mount running at the same time as a camera with a tripod, so it gives two different perspectives of going over the object at the same time.Glad I was by myself, it was time consuming, but fun!


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    Very nice. I like the chest mount shots the best.

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    Nice Stuff....

    ....Very Nice! Helps to know the terrain that your filming.....you picked some nice spots to give the 2 perspectives.....the Pugs looks great...and you can see you are enjoying the new ride........Thanks for sharing! ..
    There are two paths you can go by but in the long run........

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    Quote Originally Posted by JeffSkisMontana
    ....Very Nice! Helps to know the terrain that your filming.....you picked some nice spots to give the 2 perspectives.....the Pugs looks great...and you can see you are enjoying the new ride........Thanks for sharing! ..
    Your right on knowing the terrain, I knew all the spots I wanted to film.
    A few of the obstacles were my first attempts at them, and done in one take, this bike just gives you so much confidence.
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    Excellent work!
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    Whereabouts in PA are you? I live in Allentown and just took delivery of my Pugsley complete. I haven't ridden it yet though, I'm sick But I will be riding on Sunday and can't wait.

    Did you get a complete or build it up yourself?

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    I'm in Wilkes-Barre, and I to bought it complete.
    Man it would be so cool to ride with another Pugsley!
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    12-22-10

    Another ride on the Pugsley 12-22-10



    The tree ramp over at the end was my first attempt at it, to say it was steep on both sides is an understatement! :shock:









    Who says Pugsleys cant fly?





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    Wow, excellent videos. You made it over everything, plus made it look so easy!! Good luck and enjoy your new bike..

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    Thnks Joan, that last tree over I was nervous, thats a BIG tree! and the ramps are steep, I just got up a head of steam and let it roll!

    Are you riding anytime between now and Tuesday?
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    A day in the life of a Pugsley

    Dude, your an animal!!!
    Waging war on my pedals every chance I get!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by motoman465
    Dude, your an animal!!!
    Moto, I'm having a blast, any planned rides???
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    A day in the life of a Pugsley

    Quote Originally Posted by dirtrider6
    Moto, I'm having a blast, any planned rides???
    Yeah, I am off tomorrow so I am planning to ride tomorrow and Christmas...just have no idea as to what time!!! LOL!!! I am great at making plans...LOL!!!
    Waging war on my pedals every chance I get!!!

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    Nice video, the Moon right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by motoman465
    Yeah, I am off tomorrow so I am planning to ride tomorrow and Christmas...just have no idea as to what time!!! LOL!!! I am great at making plans...LOL!!!
    I can't ride Thursday, going down my Motherinlaws around noon, and Christmas at home, but I'm open to riding today, and all Weekend.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shawn333
    Nice video, the Moon right.
    Thanks, yep all video was shot at the mOOn.
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    I decided to hit up Francis Slocum today for a change of pace.

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    Great vids/pics. Thanks for sharing. I bet that bike would be fun at the Tubs....

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    Quote Originally Posted by krazcustoms
    Great vids/pics. Thanks for sharing. I bet that bike would be fun at the Tubs....
    Thanks, I was thinking about the tubs, but I was only there once last winter, so I'm not sure on a loop.
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    What PSI are you running for the non-snowed-on singletrack?

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    Quote Originally Posted by XJaredX
    What PSI are you running for the non-snowed-on singletrack?
    I have been playing around with air pressure, 12psi is good for peddling, but kicks up on tree crossings, I think I ended up around 9.5psi on the rear and 8 on the front, I'm hoping to get the seat post shim in so I can try my suspension seatpost out (Nitropro) and see if that tkes away the spoginess feel to the rear tire while peddling uphill, then I can lower the pressure more.
    I'm still in the learning curve on setting up this bike, I just switched the weird stock 25.4 handlebars out for a set of high rise bars, rooting around the garage I found the stock handlebar stem from my Gary Fisher, so I might switch out to a set of 31.8 fat bars.
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    Yeah, bought an 18" frame knowing it would be a tad small (for more standover), and I was happy I did, but I need a set of 40-50mm riser bars and they're sort of hard to find in 25.4mm. I may switch to 31.8 but I was figuring they spec'd the 25.4 because it was a rigid and that would help absorb some vibrations?

    I need to find a gauge that reads accurately down at such a low PSI...

    I also am thinking of getting a suspension seatpost, there are a few in the Pug's size from Gravity Dropper, Kind, and X-Fusion (the Kind and X-Fusion being hydraulic).


    Edit: whoops, I meant telescoping seatpost, not suspension
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    Quote Originally Posted by XJaredX
    Yeah, bought an 18" frame knowing it would be a tad small (for more standover), and I was happy I did, but I need a set of 40-50mm riser bars and they're sort of hard to find in 25.4mm. I may switch to 31.8 but I was figuring they spec'd the 25.4 because it was a rigid and that would help absorb some vibrations?

    I need to find a gauge that reads accurately down at such a low PSI...

    I also am thinking of getting a suspension seatpost, there are a few in the Pug's size from Gravity Dropper, Kind, and X-Fusion (the Kind and X-Fusion being hydraulic).

    I was going to buy a 22" glad they talked me out of it, the 20 feels perfect, I just hate the stock bars.

    I bought a digital air guage from Slime less than 10.00 and it works great.

    Check out the Nitro Pro, it has a nitrus shock inside, much like a motorcycle shock, they will set it up for your weight and riding style, it's one of the top rated, and they will throw in the first shim for free.
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    Quote Originally Posted by XJaredX
    I need a set of 40-50mm riser bars and they're sort of hard to find in 25.4mm. I may switch to 31.8 but I was figuring they spec'd the 25.4 because it was a rigid and that would help absorb some vibrations?.
    I hadn't thought of that the 31.8 would be more rigid wouldn't they?


    Here's the one I bought for my Hardrock, and had laying around the Garage, nothing special, and a cheap price, but they are what you are looking for, 25.4 and a 50mm rise.

    $24.99 and FREE shipping.

    http://cgi.ebay.com/eXotic-CREATURE-...item20b5cedf3f
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    I've gone down around 8psi rear endo on rocky single track and it's pretty nice. I usually run 7 or 8 out front on the larry. Larry seems to be able to take a lower psi and feel good to me than the endo. I'm using the topeak digi gauge and it's working alright for me.
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