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    surly pugsley

    so i think surly, i think singlespeed forum, but im not really sure if the pugsley is a single speed frame. anywho...

    i was checking this bike out on the surly site and its cooler than hell. 4" tires on a skinny steel frame like that makes me weak in the knees. any word on this bike? said something about coming out in july, i dont know which july but if it was last july, surely one of you anti-gear-o's would have picked this up by now.

    shed some light on a boy in the dark.

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    goo! i love this noise.

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    according to surly, the pugsley fork is spaced at 135mm. what hub are you running on that?
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    Their blog says that the framesets have come in. Probably a few days 'til they start showing up on QBP online catalogs.

    Good Lord, does that bike mess with your eyes.

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    Wink Upright.

    That there's the one you shoulda bought, Desi.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpinWheelz
    Their blog says that the framesets have come in. Probably a few days 'til they start showing up on QBP online catalogs.

    Good Lord, does that bike mess with your eyes.

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    135mm f & r

    the front end takes a "rear" wheel as well. And you can mount a different sized freewheel or cog up front and change gearing by swapping wheels As long as the range isn't too drastic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by messofzero


    goo! i love this noise.
    Why does it need a thudbuster?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Meat Foot
    Why does it need a thudbuster?
    whoever owns that bike must have a prostate like a rotten peach.

    god, i want one so bad. not the sensitive prostate, the bike.

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    i bet its a beast, but who cares. run mad low pressure and plow through anything. besides, it looks cool. and if ive learned anything over the past 5 years about biking, looks should ALWAYS come before performance

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    Quote Originally Posted by messofzero
    whoever owns that bike must have a prostate like a rotten peach.

    god, i want one so bad. not the sensitive prostate, the bike.
    LOL!! Ha, hopefully not as big as a peach or there may be other issues. Here til Thursday, try the veal, don't forget to tip your waitresses......

    Understand, thing is cool looking. Wonder if all the rides would feel like they were in slow motion. Something about those tires that screams sloth.
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    Good job! Dh

    What a monster on the downhills though!

    I'll have to get me one, just 'cuz.....



    Quote Originally Posted by Meat Foot
    LOL!! Ha, hopefully not as big as a peach or there may be other issues. Here til Thursday, try the veal, don't forget to tip your waitresses......

    Understand, thing is cool looking. Wonder if all the rides would feel like they were in slow motion. Something about those tires that screams sloth.

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    Wild!
    a rigid bike with 130mm of travel! (including the thudbuster)

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    ... and if we just ...

    Quote Originally Posted by Meat Foot
    Why does it need a thudbuster?
    Better question, "why does it need more than one gear?"
    Last edited by TheBUNKY; 07-13-2005 at 01:09 PM.

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    Why does it need car tires?
    I think Mikesee showed quite well in the last Alaska race that a 29" w/ those Exi's fairs excellently in snow...
    The thudbuster is an offense to the beauty of the bicycle!

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    True, true, true, why does it need gears if it is perfect for coming down, and it does not need a kickstand, the tires alone anchor it to the ground! It just stands up!
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    Now, I need to wrap my head around the Pugsley here. And other so-called 'adventure' bikes (another bloody category I got to sort out in my head!).

    Clearly there's a utilitarian mission at play here. You're supposed to use the monster truck tires to get over monster terrain, right? So if you saw someone riding this thing on one of your none-too-scary, no-frills singletrack, would you be obligated to slap him? Kinda like your average suburban muppet who drives his Hummer H2 down the street to buy a gallon or what not?

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    Quote Originally Posted by xrmattaz
    just 'cuz.....
    good enough reason in my book

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    I want one - one thing I was thinking is that when the trails are wet here locally and you can't ride them because you'll rut them up... I bet you can ride this and barely leave any trace...


    That's my hope and main mission to get one... more riding... even on not so narly trails...

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    I want one just to putz around town on. The thing should be immune to potholes and storm drain grates. Might ride it over Colnagos and Burley trailers, too! Go on tour with the Monster Trucks!

    If I can run Gazzi 3.0s at 10 psi I should be able to use 5-6 in the Endomorph 3.7!
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    Quote Originally Posted by shiggy
    I want one just to putz around town on. The thing should be immune to potholes and storm drain grates. Might ride it over Colnagos and Burley trailers, too! Go on tour with the Monster Trucks!

    If I can run Gazzi 3.0s at 10 psi I should be able to use 5-6 in the Endomorph 3.7!
    Maybe it'll work like a run-flat system, 0 psi, wouldn't have to worry about finding 4" tubes that way

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    I think MikeC actually ran Bontrager XR tires in Alaska. We had like 5-6" of snow here this winter for a few days, I liked them tehre as well.

    The Pugleys seduces me by just existing. Worse than the worst Femme Fatale, well almost. Coolest bike to be built around 559 rims for sure. Snow is really rare here, but it would be lots of fun on the beach, riding the loosest dunes. we have some really nice dune trails, which in summer are unridable, well...without the Pugs.
    I think I would put a few gears on it, to make full use of the traction on steep sandy stuff. Maybe a 2:1 as largest gear, and 1:1 or a bit lower as tchnical climbing gear. 32t chainring and 17-21-26-34 cogs on a King singlespeed hub, for instance. Oooh momma...

    We really should praise Surly for having the balls to make a true dedicated snowbike in mass production, while only a couple dozen similar bikes exist today. It's even more daring than WTB making a 29" tire with only custom frames to fit them, as the also had to design the tread specifically for the tire, as well as the rims, AND the frames, all with a steep minumum order quantity.

    Here's to Surly

    PS. It seems the Pugs would fit a 29x3.0 tires as well, more or less that same diameter. I'd be all over that as well.

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    29/26

    What I'm thinking is 29er Exiwolfs in the summer and the fatties in the winter. The only thing that sucks about that is the freaky offset.

    But having two gears to use is a good idea, like Padre said. Climbing in the snow is a byznatch. And changing wheels with disc brakes is so easy.

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    I'm picturing it with a Roloff internal hub with a 30t on the front...massive clearance for log crossings.

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    Oh man, they actually did a 22/XL size as well, right on!!

    The 55mm BB drop is actually pretty decent already, a 30t will rock for ground clearance obviously, but with the Pugs, a 32t might do the trick for you anyway. Either can be had in steel from Surly, apparantly.
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    If you ran a good size cog on your front hub as well the bike would really take on sort of a "Road Warrior" vehicle vibe. It would look like it was designed for you to sneak up behind people and slash their back wheels with it. That would be awesome.

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