I was in Bike Wagon over the President's Day long weekend, as they finally had Conti Gran Prix 4 seasons on sale and I wanted a pair for my Wabi, and I spotted this proverbial doggie in the window. Picked it up for a fraction of every price I've seen online for the 2012 complete bike. Changed out the seat / pedals / grips and I will replace all other parts as they wear out. Got me into the game for the price of the frame and brakes. Figure I can't go wrong.
Nope you can't go wrong on that deal good score, ( i got the 2011 last of the v-brake monkeys)
Keski, that picture and bike are gorgeous! The black and white shot, on what I assume is a Necro Pug, looks terrific. I would love to see more pics.
Thanks. Yeah I have a bunch more. Enough to hijack this thread. I was on a black and white urban grunge kick. I will add more. I'm not a photog or anything. Just a guy with a Necro Pug and a cell phone. It actually takes decent pics.
The original "artist" spray painted it in red. They spelled it Distruction. Someone else did them a favour and turned the I into an E with black spray. Hahaha.
This I love. How does your Pug ride with the little wheels? I've considered exploring this option for my pug to make it a one-bike-for-all machine.
It's very agile and fast, I like it a lot. How strong the rear wheel actually is still remains open, I've only had around 120 km on it and no load at all. I would like to try it out with some panniers, just for the kicks But it's not ideal with a 32h hub. Some details about the build can be found here
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This past week we've seen 8" of snow, sunny 60 degree days and flooding rain, so today it's just above freezing and there's water everywhere. Thought I'd get the Surlies out for a pic since I was so bored My Krampus and 1x1.
Oh, and my dog wouldn't move. She was enjoying the wind blowing her way. haha
Yesterday a buddy and me got out for 90 or so miles on our singlespeeds. About 50% of the ride was on dirt/gravel roads outside of Portland, OR. We had a great time. My gearing was 40/19 which was pretty much okay for everything. There were a few sections in which I walked rather than muscle the bike. This ride really left me wanting to mess around with my gearing and consider using a a double/double set-up or swapping out the rear hub for a flip flop hub and using a lower fixed cog on the rear (I'd just disengage the rear brake at these times.