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  1. #201
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    Quote Originally Posted by tl1
    I think it looks better with black tires and a black crank.
    Here's my Instigator in full orange hunting season setup.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tl1
    Here's my Instigator in full orange hunting season setup.

    What length Stem is that?
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    I'm pretty sure it's a...

    Quote Originally Posted by tozovr
    What length Stem is that?
    90mm X 15 degree if memory serves. I recently bought it I should have the box around still, it's a Salsa though so it's one of their stock sizes.

    Yup, that's what it is.

    MotoAce SUL 90mm 105 degree Mountain stem.
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    Looks like that's what I need...the 50mm Diablous is just a bit small for me...what travel is that Manitou? I was just a bit worried that with my Z1 it would feel funny with a longer stem.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tozovr
    Looks like that's what I need...the 50mm Diablous is just a bit small for me...what travel is that Manitou? I was just a bit worried that with my Z1 it would feel funny with a longer stem.
    That Minute 2 has 100 mm travel and is just a tad too short for this bike in my opinion. It's over a pound lighter than the old Marz Z1 Drop Off 130 mm fork I had on there and has SPV so I had to try it for hunting season. It's not optimal for this bike though, it's more of a cross country fork and not really plush at all but it does make it easier to get UP the hills. The Z1 Drop Off is a pretty sweet fork for this bike, just a little hefty for what it is and it has little clearance for the Big Betty tire. I have a Fox Vanilla 125 mm fork at PUSH now getting rebuilt, I'm going to put that back on the Instigator.

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    I love my monkey!
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    This is my Surly 1x1 - really pleased with the way it turned out and more importantly how it rides.






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    what the???!!!
    obviously I've missed the "cog instead of a rotor" trick!
    pretty damn cool!
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    Lht

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    My Cross Check

    I just put the Mutano Raptors on it tonight. Originally it was set up as a singlespeed but now it's a 1x9. I'm so happy with this bike.
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    greenway/trail/road rider Karate Monkey

    This is an all-rounder or sorts, 1x9 geared with a pepto-colored Midge front. Here she is after the first test ride. I need some road calipers so I can stop once in a while; other than that she rocks.
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    Latest mutation of the Instigator

    It works great as a cargo bike, here's a pic I took on the way back from getting groceries.The problem is, now I need to build another play bike.



    I think a fat-tire Karate Monkey is the next thing I need to build.
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    Lefty Monkey

    A Monkey came into my life a while back...
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    Just noticed the Thumbie setup on the LHT above. Nice.

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    New Crosscheck

    Here is my new Crosscheck. I have the road wheels on now but I have a set of wheels with 'cross tires as well. I built it with an Ultegra drive train, K Force Carbon cranks, Pauls cantis (neo retro/touring), Carbon post, SLR saddle. Still need to dial in the position but like it so far. It'll be my pit bike, rain bike, mountain bike, commuter, etc.
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    Enter tha Monkey



    Moves like a quicksilver tank. Lovin' it.
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    Finitely I have my Pug...



    ....and I love it!








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    More roadie content ... ;p

    I've only seen a couple pics of Pacers, so to increase the roadie content on this thread I'll post my Pacer also...





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    Tire size?

    That looks great. What size tires do you have on it there? I'm thinking of getting one. The tire clearance being the selling point. Along with the low price.

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    Thanks! Tires are Conti gatorskin 28c.
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    2005 surly karate monkey

    Finished this bike in June 1 ,2006.It's a 16" 2005 Karate Monkey 1x9 setup.The juicy5 brakes work great on the knarly downhills and the Cane Creek SOLOS headset is nice.The wire beaded WTB Motorapters are run tubless with stan's notubes rimstrips on Bontrager Race rims.
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    Here’s my Surly fresh from the assembly line in my basement. Built up from parts laying around in said basement; for the most part at least.

    Surly Cross-Check frame and fork
    9 spd Campy Chorus shifters and derailleurs
    Campy Record cassette and Chain
    Thomson Elite stem and seat post
    Selle Italia SLR Ti saddle
    Chris King headset
    Time ATAC carbon world cup pedals
    FSA Gossamer Mega Exo compact cranks and rings
    Spinergy SR-3 wheelset and skewers
    Frogglegs cantilever brakes
    Profile bars
    Maxxis Locust CX tires

    Rides way better than I thought. It's a blast!
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    Love it.

    If I ever get a road bike, it will look like that.

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    This isn't mine, but I thought it deserved to be posted:


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    Cross Check in winter mode

    I have added the studded tires and switched to fixed gear mode using a Boone disk cog to prepare for the Chicago winter. I decided to keep the shifters on for an easy switch back.






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    My Karate Monkey Evo 1

    Here is my Monkey set up for SS. I may do a 1 x 3 or 1 x 9 at some point. The run down as it stands now.
    Karate Monkey 18" Frame
    Karate Monkey Steel Fork ( couldnt find a brown one )
    Cane Creek S8 Headset
    Thomson X4 120mm stem
    Bontrager XXX carbon bars
    Bontrager carbon headset spacers
    Bontrager Race lite 175mm SS crank set
    Time Carbon pedals
    Thomson Elite Setback Seat post
    WTB Silverado Saddle
    Bontrager Superstock wheelset converted to tubeless with Stans
    Bontrager Jones ACX 2.2 Tires
    Surly 20 tooth rear cog
    Unsure make of the spacer kit

    I love the way it rides, this is my 2nd 29er I am digging it.
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    Custom Brown

    I just broke the handlebar and can not find a matching copper-hued replacement. I like the feel of the black CrowBar with Ergo Grips but must admit some vanity here; I want a matching handlebar. Any advice?


    http://phatcatcustoms.net/bikes/brownmountain.htm

    My crazy computer won't let me post pics.
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    Karate Monkey from North of 60



    XL Karate Monkey
    Velocity/LX wheelset
    Maxxs Ignitors
    1x8 Shimano drivetrain w/ old-school Suntour friction thumbshfter
    Avid v-brakes
    Surly Torsion bar
    Thomson post w/ WTB Laser V saddle
    FSA headset

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    Long Haul Trucker

    Here is a pic of my Long Haul Trucker


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    http://farm1.static.flickr.com/158/3...096a0273_b.jpg

    http://farm1.static.flickr.com/126/3...0d6acb42_b.jpg

    http://farm1.static.flickr.com/129/3...d2c19de8_b.jpg

    http://farm1.static.flickr.com/148/3...56e5c06b_b.jpg

    Sorry the pics aren't very revealing. I'll post more later. This is my newly built 2006 KM. I had it built by Boulevard Bikes in Chicago. I wanted a townie type bike--very upright, very versatile, not necessarily the most effecient machine on the road. I dont' have the specs w/me right now, but it's all middle of the road stuff. The Schwalbe Big Apples are my favorite part--they just roll over everything. The cork grips look cool but are brittle. I've ordered some leather ones (not those Brooks ones which are way too expensive). I'm also thinking about getting some cantilever brakes because the top of the rear tire is way too close to the horizontal v-brake cable--I'd like to run fenders when someone makes a proper 29er fender.

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    KM Rohloff

    Found a nice package from Universal Cycles on my doorstep this arvo, the parts for my KM frame. Didn't even get past the living room and three hours later this is what resulted.

    CX tyres on it just while i run the hub in...
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    KM Rohloff Question

    Nice ride... Does it feel heavy in the rear after riding singlespeed?

    I remember the feeling when I converted my old MTB to a singlespeed and it felt like a new bike because it had just got a couple of pounds lighter. I thought you might have the opposite feeling with 4-5 pounds added to the rear axle.

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    nice work on the geared/fixed monkey there! i never even thought of that.

    this isnt mine, its from the surly blog, i had to post it. sorry if its already posted, i dont like reading that much, mostly pictures.


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    My recently completed Monkey

    haven't had much time to ride it yet...
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    And...

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    Quote Originally Posted by tl1
    Here's my Instigator in full orange hunting season setup.
    That's awesome with the orange Minute up front! Is that a 130 mm Minute?

    I had a similar set up and it rocked!

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    Just finished building last night.







    It is a blast to ride. It is going to be a while before I'm really good enough to hit the trails with it.

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    Sloppyseconds madeSweet!.. Keepin 'itSimple adding a nice wheelset,bars/grips & drivetrain parts upgraded this used1x1. Since pics add SalsaQR, swapped mypedals toShimano959&tyres to bigBontrager Earl's (grippy man, grip-py).
    comments: Thinkin 'bout Profile crank, maybe aSaint?

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    So here is the new ride. I got a lot of advice from other forum members on how to build this one. I want to thank everyone for their input. This is a great bike!

    Here's a little about my new ride.

    06 Surly Karate Monkey
    Surly Hubs laced to Salsa Delgado rims
    Phil BB
    White Industries ENO Cranks 34t
    White Industries ENO 17/19t freewheel
    King Headset
    On One Mary Bars
    Avid SD7 Brakes & Levers
    Thomson Elite post & stem
    WTB Saddle (waiting on the $$$ for a brooks swift) & ExiWolf tires
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    Now that I think about it, I don't think I have posted a picture of my first Surly. So here it is.

    06 Cross-Check
    XT Hubs / Salsa Delgado rims
    105 BB and Cranks, and FD
    LX RD
    LX Brakes
    DiaCompe 287v levers
    On One Midge bars
    Shimano 9sp barcons
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    king mt hubs on delgado cross, DT spokes
    wtb exi's
    ec70 bars
    ergon grips
    avid sd 7 levers
    avid ultimate v's
    king cog
    pc58 chain
    race face deus 175s

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    Brian... That is one nice setup. I especially like the King hubs. Are they red? I'm a bit color blind, but they look very cool on the all black bike.

    Mine will get an upgrade to the Avid ultimates eventually, but I had the SD7s in house and it was one of those "wow! I've spent some $$$ on this bike, maybe I ought to use these brakes I already have and forget the color matching... for the time being"

    I hope you enjoy the new ride as much as I am enjoying mine.

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    yes red hubs... they really stand out against all the other parts. as paris would say.. "thats hot". though the blue skewers i have left over from a red, white and blue theme need to go. and the saddle that is still trashed from the roof rack incident. and possibly wider bars. the ultimates defiantely look cool on the black frame. and i am definately enjoying the ride, better than any squishy geared bike i ever had.

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    A friend's Monkey


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    Looking good!

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    How far are those guys riding? They look packed for a 2 day hike.

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    They are. They're lined up for the Polaris Challenge - a two day orienteering style event, where you have to carry all your food and camping for the two days. I rode it too on my SS Cross-Check.

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    My New Long Haul Trucker

    She's a beauty, and she's fast!!
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    Yes, it a beauty. I have a question I'd like to ask you. How does the cable routing from the barcons under your bartape work? It looks great, but I thought it would bind the cable too much being routed all the way up the bars.

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    What kind of crank is that on the red monkey, rotor maybe?

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    My 2 cents, err...Surlys

    Here's the best bike I've ever owned, my 1x1:



    And my new commutin' Cross Check:



    I haven't made it out on the X-Check yet, but Saturday's coming...

    And finally, the Instigator I just sold (I wasn't riding the bike to it's potential and it seemed such a waste):


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    Quote Originally Posted by DroopyDawg
    haven't had much time to ride it yet...
    Cool top cap...where'd you get it?

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    Just noticed this post

    Quote Originally Posted by MMcG
    That's awesome with the orange Minute up front! Is that a 130 mm Minute?

    I had a similar set up and it rocked!
    ...when scrolling through the Surly pictures. It was actually a 100 mm Minute in the picture and a little too short IMHO for an Instigator. A 130 mm Minute would be great on there I think. I happen to have one of those too, so I may try it. I have a Push Industries rebuilt Fox Vanilla 130 on the Instigator now though and that totally rocks.
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    Alrighty, my KM is officially sick:

    Before-

    After:





    I9 wheels, Stan's rims, Hope Mini's, Eno cranks, Phil BB, King HS, WCS stem, Spec. Bars, Syncros Carbon post, very happy bike.

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    Please tell me more about your handlebars--Specialized? What model? Like?

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    Good job!

    Quote Originally Posted by frozin
    Alrighty, my KM is officially sick:

    I9 wheels, Stan's rims, Hope Mini's, Eno cranks, Phil BB, King HS, WCS stem, Spec. Bars, Syncros Carbon post, very happy bike.
    Awesome K-Monkey. I've heard awesome things about the I9s (a friend has a set on his Prophet).

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    I honestly don't know much about the bars. They are aluminum, about 3mm thick, and have about 13 degrees of backsweep- which is why I love them. I found them at the bike shop and my best guess is they are pretty old and were pulled off a bike at some point.

    The wheels are really awesome, I switched from a dicta freewheel and the difference is so impressive. Can't wait to get some miles in, hopefully today!

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    Just got this built up earlier in the week. Had one ride and love it, can't believe my luck in getting this frame, too good a deal to pass up.

    Many more miles to come
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    Fast_Freddie_4 on eBay!! Nice Cat with some cool stuff!!
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    Taking hint from ska!'s CrossCheck... I just finished up my "monster cross pit bike"

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    My Monkey

    Here is that bike that made me get rid of all my 26 inchers. Ill post some better pics later.



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    Another brown Karate Monkey...

    It's my first 29er.

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    My New CrossCheck...Still a work in progress but what bike isn't?


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    Cccx

    Converterd her back to SS- really is the purest way to enjoy this bike, although 1x9 flattened the hills. 42x16 for the hills of Eastern PA, Bontrager wheelset, Thompson post, Selle SLK seat, flat bars, Avid V's, Vicious fork, and of course some Knog's. Super commuter/baby puller/grocery getter/CX pit bike/dirt path surfer/townie wonderbike.


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    Hodge-Podge Silvervien !

    This is my daily ride, I don't drive.
    1x1 - 42x16
    Had the frame and fork powdercoated "silvervien".
    It was my main MTB until I relegated it to my daily commuter.
    I keep "down grading" it.
    I keep digging up old used parts and putting them on the bike.
    Bars are from a 60's Schwinn Racer, plus black Oury's. (Still my favorite grip)
    Rack & Kickstand off of a 70's ladies FreeSpirit 3spd.
    Front wheel from my daughters old kiddie sized Trek she outgrew.
    Rear Paul WORD hub WTB rim. (lots a miles, damn strong wheel !)
    Conti Travel Contacts (frigin bullet proof tires)
    XTR front v-brake, XT cati rear, Old Avid levers.
    Deore crank came form a local cops bike who upgraded to something else.
    Cheapy Welgo plastic pedals off my kids old Trek (Got some used 3-trap to go on it soon)
    Very practical, very dependable.

    I ride it everyday.
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    I like the rack, very nice for an old Free Spirit. Always have liked that '50s industrial looking paint, too.

    And the sticker on the front fender; Damn right! keep using the old parts, they work just fine. Save the funds for good beer!
    Bikeys is good fun!

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    Joining the likes of other Surly riders with a "new" 1x1. Bought the frame used in amazing condition and built it up last week.




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    Wheelie time! :D

    Here's MUnivision's Surly, which he is currently selling for $700
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    MUni, Trials, XC, Downhill, what else can I ride!

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    Size XL Karate Monkey owner since 2003. The old Campstove Green has seen many configurations thanks to my parts bin in the garage, but here it is currently in its 24 pound XC sled clothes:

    American Classic wheels with Salsa Skewers
    Bontrager XR 2.25's tubeless (Stans)
    Avid Ti Brakes and Levers with Koolstop Salmon Pads
    WTB Saddle
    Thomson Post/Stem
    Middleburn Duo 29/42 and 180mm custom black arms (with old RaceFace ISIS BB)
    SRAM X.7 twisties and X.9 derailleur (XT front D)
    King Headset with King spacers
    Jagwire Housing
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    2 - 1 + 1 = ??

    Dumped the Instigator after 6yrs, to replace it w/a skinny bike.

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    Here's Surly #3. The brand new LHT. This is the new geared commuter. My cross-check will now go back to SS or maybe even fixed.
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    Stock CC, I recieved it a few weeks ago and have put 137 miles on it so far, including a few fishing trips!





    Quote Originally Posted by jesusburger
    Looks good, hope you caught some fish. How do you find the on-road handling compared to standard road racing geometry? Do you notice the higher bottom bracket?

    Can't really answer that, I came over via MTB rather than from road racing. I guess it's just a matter of having a bike that fits properly. The olny road bike I have is an old varsity schwinn..circa 70'sh...I don't that would be a fair comparison. But the fit is great, since the last post I've topped 213 on it, its so nice!!!
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    Looks good, hope you caught some fish. How do you find the on-road handling compared to standard road racing geometry? Do you notice the higher bottom bracket?

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    Thing 1 and Thing 2 (right to left):



    Those big apples look pretty small...

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    update


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    Quote Originally Posted by mahatma
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    Which came first, the Pug or the Pug?
    "The physician heals, Nature makes well" - real fortune cookie

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    Def. the pug!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mahatma
    Def. the pug!
    Goofy bikes, goofy dogs, very fitting!
    "The physician heals, Nature makes well" - real fortune cookie

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    Love the pugs. Need to show mine to my coworker's pug.

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    Love the dog!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CHUM
    Finally done - Whew!!.

    Check out more here
    Is that a bottle of Delerium Tremmens or Nocturnum beer right above the frame sitting in front of the T.V.?

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    ...don´t think so pugs are lovely and very intelligent!

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    Here is my Surly Cross Check. I just went on my first ride Sunday. It was a wet urban 40 miles and it was sweet. The ability to jump up and down curbs on a traditional road ride without tacoing a chi-chi wheel shod with 23mm tires is a lot of fun.
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    My White Monkey on it's maiden SS ride in Santa Rosa, Philippines. Thanks to Andy Corson for hooking me up with them stickers.


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    Nice color for a Monkey!

    Wonder how it'd look on a Pug? A white snowbike makes sense

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    Winter bike in summer clothing

    Pug with 2.4's and no racks. Summer version.
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    Another crosscheck

    After a mess of searching I finally got it built. I'm having a blast.
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    60cm CC

    My CC has gone through quite a few changes since I first got it a year ago. This is my current and favorite set up. If I end up building up and LHT next year then I'd revert this back to a single speed.
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    not a very cool picture...
    how are you guys getting the decals off?

    what would rainbow unicorn do?

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    xpost from Singlespeed forum, upgraded my 1x1.





    Polished up the White Industry ENO cranks


    Brake Caliper close-up

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    Beautiful bike! Hope Hubs?

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    Righteous upgrades, man! Going to pick up my 1x1 next week. Stripping the Heckler of it's goodies and puttin' em on the Surly.

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    Finally got my hands on a Pugsley! Found a complete demo-bike for a fair price.

    mypug.jpg

    More pics here: http://happymtb.org/forum/read.php/1/733071
    //Harri

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    Quote Originally Posted by 42hz
    Finally got my hands on a Pugsley! Found a complete demo-bike for a fair price.

    mypug.jpg

    More pics here: http://happymtb.org/forum/read.php/1/733071
    Sweet pics on your site, expecially the action shots toward the wheels while riding!
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    Originally Posted by 42hz
    Yes, great pix, thanks! Also, nice to see I'm not a loser for putting the surly churchkey thingy on the brake side, not the drive side, to keep the rear disc from pulling the wheel asymmetrically.

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