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    Quote Originally Posted by evandy View Post
    Oh, man... now I have choices. Ended up with enough extra disposable cash to maybe afford a 2nd nice bike beyond the Dummy I have on order. I'd LOVE to replace my POS commuter bike that I had slated to replace in spring/summer next year. I'm thinking of a CC or LHT. Any thoughts/suggestions?
    Being that you have a Dummy coming, I'd definitely say CC so you can have a 'sporty' bike. The LHT is amazing but it's a utility-based bike. The CC will do great with a rear rack and light pannier load for commuting duties

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    Robin's egg blue CC

    Building this one as a commuter with occasional touring duty. Mostly 105, with some VO silver parts. Retro look with all silver components. Been fun trying to track down silver components.

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    Quote Originally Posted by esundell90 View Post
    Damn, this sucks, I was thinking about contacting them to see if I could get a frameset.

    I might just get teh complete tho, but either way this bike is gonna be friggin cool. can't wait!
    My LBS encouraged me to order early... so I ordered the complete Krampus as soon as they were taking pre-orders. This was back in September.
    Talked with the shop the other day and the pre-orders are sold out. You may want to check with your local shop now and see if they can still get.
    Mine is to arrive in March. *sigh* I hate waiting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LostBoyScout View Post
    Being that you have a Dummy coming, I'd definitely say CC so you can have a 'sporty' bike. The LHT is amazing but it's a utility-based bike. The CC will do great with a rear rack and light pannier load for commuting duties
    Agree, CC or Pacer if you've already got a Dummy

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    Necromancer

    I don't know if this counts, since I just got it and it's still 2012...But, I just purchased a "New" Necromancer.

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    I'm really thinking about an Ogre. I just built up a Voodoo Bokor 29er, because I thought I wanted an Al frame. Should have gone with the Ogre! I miss steel!

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    I really like the idea of building an eggplant troll with 650b wheels!

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    already ordered an ogre in green


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    Was initially thinking 1x1 or lht but as soon as they're back in stock this week I'll get a black troll.

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    Got the new bike bug...if I can't snatch up a Krampus before new years I'm going to build up a KM in a similar fashion (1x10, rigid, fat tires) and see what spring brings for a Krampus frameset. I really want a 650b troll, but it's too similar to my 1x1 to justify it. I may build a 650b wheelset for that to experiment with later on.

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    Ogre with kris holms and 2.4-2.6s, or pug complete with hookworms or similar for daily tires?

    I'm experiencing an intense urge for lots or air volume.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vaultbrad View Post
    Ogre with kris holms and 2.4-2.6s, or pug complete with hookworms or similar for daily tires?

    I'm experiencing an intense urge for lots or air volume.
    Don't Ogre specs max out at 2.4" ish tires?

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    I think ish is the key to what you said. Tires dont always measure what theyre label says. But, I suspect that with wide rims 2.4 is probably safest for good clearance.


    Edited to say that Surly's site notes 2.5 as max clearance. Also Coastrider runs kris holm rims with 2.5s in his karate monkey. If ogre and KM have the same clearance then it should work depending on the tyre. I hope he doesn't mind me posting this picture. It looks like a dream quiver to me.

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    Just got a Surly Travelers Check from 2009 and finished the build. Will post after my 5th post!

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    I have my eye on a Disc Trucker. I have some P35 wheels with 42mm Conti Cyclocross tires to squeeze into there. Should me my paved trail bike that can go off road if necessary...
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    Been wanting another 1x1. My current 1x1 has semi-fat (40mm) rims and 2.5s.
    Gonna put my old skinny v-brake wheels on another 1x1, but now Im thinking of going with the troll... to add a little color.
    I also like the idea of the option to change to gears on one of my bikes--though every time I build a geared bike I eventually ditch it for the 1x1... hence the troll.

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    Got mine for 2013...

    Picked it up 2 weeks ago.

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/7166535@N05/8272304179/" title="BlackKM by BBcamerata, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8351/8272304179_e079ac7786_c.jpg" width="800" height="534" alt="BlackKM"></a>

    Got 2 rides in before the end of the year blizzard stopped that fun, so I wait for 2013...

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    Black Ogre it will be!

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    Just ordered a monkey!

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    Can anyone tell me what type of rear fender is on the KM in the picture Vaultbrad posted in #113 above?

    Thanks!

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    Building a Dirty Blue Cross Check! Kinda a cool subtle color.
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    I ordered a blue cross check - but there was some foul up with the order / shipping from the USA and it never arrived. I ended up with a soma double cross instead - no big deal as that is a great bike too - I am tempted by an Ogre, later on this year

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    Quote Originally Posted by eggshin View Post
    troll complete...just waiting on the release of the new colors. Counting the days....day after day......hour after hour....browsing the forums endlessly to live vicariously through the lives of other troll owners.....
    this described this whole forum to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CBUL View Post
    Building a Dirty Blue Cross Check! Kinda a cool subtle color.
    That's what I want to build for my next bike too! Color looks GREAT. Really enjoying my new Dummy at least; girls and I are having a blast.

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    I think it looks good as well. The color looks like a faded navy blue t-shirt. Sort of a relaxed blue. I like it. Post a pic of that Dummy evandy.

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    Finally pulled the trigger and ordered an ogre frame today. Gonna use parts off my instigator and wheels off of my steamroller until I get some 29er wheels.

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    I'm on the way to the LBS to pick up a new black Ogre.......The girlfriend is driving. She wanted to know if I was happier about her or the bike. She already knew the answer.

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    Finished with the build...except for some lights.


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    That is awesome!

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    Hi guys, first post, go easy on me!!! Got an 18" Ogre last year, mainly for bikepacking. Set up 2x9 at the moment. 1st 29er and really like it, so much so that I am thinking of getting a Karate Monkey as well and running it singlespeed, although will have to run something like 32x20 in the beginning as I live in the Italian Alps.

    Great forum, read a lot last year before deciding on the Ogre. Already planning a few weekends away with the Ogre, but have to wait a while as this year the snow is plentiful (more fun on the snowboard!)

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    Just got the tracking number on my new Eggplant Troll enroute.
    Been ordering parts that won't make the swapover from the butcher.
    Also ordered parts to convert to singlespeed. Going with a Brooks Flyer saddle. That's the only heavy item in the bunch. Shorter DJ stem (50mm) Hope front hub so I can switch back and forth between the Manitou Minute and the rigid forks. Previously I had the 650b wheelset built up with a shimano 20mm T/A and the Hopes come with a conversion kit to go between my mtb setup and my townie s/s.
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    So...which Surly are you getting for 2013?-205653_10151381822589318_536022746_n.jpg

    And here she is, another Ogre in the family. This one set up with a Rohloff, and a supernova hub and light set. The front rack is local sf made. The rear is a tubus with a light mount. Rode it to work today for the first time. I'm super happy with the way it turned out. And I can finally haul a load on a bike without it driving all over the place by itself (like my trek 520 used to do). The bags are Jeremy Cleaveland custom. Running big apples right now but looking for traction tires for some more fun.

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    Fedex delivery dude left me a little toy on the porch today. Couldn't wait to pop the staples on that shipping container. Love that eggplant purple !
    Going to need a new headset though. The Chris King gold I was going to try to fit aint even close. Weight weenies, this is for you if you care. 20" Surly Troll frame is 2710 grams with the seatpost clamp attached. Troll forks are 1190 grams. About what I guessed. Beautiful weld quality and Paint was very good too. So far so good.
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    Hey there,
    Any ideas where to start looking for answers as to why a Necromancer I ordered the first week of Dec. still hasn't arrived at my local bike shop in the northest (Upstate NY). It was expected by end of Dec. but nada so far. Too bad too because the snow we had was lost in this past weeks record-setting warmth (56 degrees). First time here at the forums, so navigating through is still a tad cumbersome. Looking forward to the bike. We have such variable conditions I figured the Necro was ideal for all of the oddball weather/terrain that now seems to be the norm. It used to be summers were dry and warm and winters were snowy and cold. No mo...

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    Necs are somewhat abundant right now... not sure why you are having such delays. Did you order from a local bike shop?

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    I have a 2013 Moonlander coming in next week. Upgrade from a 2008 Pugsley. Can't wait to get it.

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    Yes. Not a little hole in the wall shop either. I looked online and I'm not seeing any available so I thought maybe there was a production issue, but that wouldn't square with your "Necs are somewhat abundant" comment. Maybe I'll just have to press the bike shop for a coherent answer. At least I have my Fisher mtb with studded tires to play with.

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    Nice Krampus Sasquatch!

    Ride as good as the hype?

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    Quote Originally Posted by btl68 View Post
    Nice Krampus Sasquatch!

    Ride as good as the hype?
    Absolutely! I've only had it in snow and ice but it hooks up great and just wants to keep rolling. I've been messing with different tire pressures a lot with the snow and ice and it's awesome to have the ability to run low pressures for float, but also fill them up and it rolls like a 29'er. I am pretty impatient for some nice tacky trails and warmer weather to see what the Krampus can really do.

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    Did a trade show last week here in the UK, 2 years ago they tried to sell me a Pug, i went KM, this year they try to sell me Krampus....tempted by a front wheel for the KM.
    They take all the pedals off the show bikes to stop us jumping on and racing down the corridors, out the door, sling the bike in the boot of the car and zip off, well maybe if they didn't know where i live.

    Took some photos of the Krampus, Pug, KM, Ogre, curious on a Krampus as it sits between full fat and 29er, makes more sense for what i have to ride on.

    They didn't have any stickers so i had to rough it with a Krampus t-shirt, swapped for some unique hard to find booze, so even though i don't have a krampus bike to ride, i sort of have Krampus to ride with me.
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    Buying my first surly this month. Surly 1x1! Building an urban assault vehicle. The process of the build is so freaking fun. Trying to decide between 26in p35's or 26in marge lite. With only .68 lb difference between the too it's such a hard decision. To large imprint the city or not to!

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    First post for me! Glad to be here (long time lurker).

    I'm building an 18" Troll for 2013. My first mtn bike in almost 20 years. This will bring my total Surly stable to 5; adding to my 1x1 (dedicated polo bike), two LHTs (one is my wife's), and my daily ride, my Big Dummy. Proud to be a firm believer in the cult of Surly.

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    just got a fresh 2013 necro pugs

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    Hi everyone. I just finished building my first bike, a 2013 blue Karate Monkey. Once i get my post count up i'll put up some pics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sasquatch rides a SS View Post
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    A man of his word! You did it! I love it when a thread comes to fruition. Congrats on such a unique ride. Those fork legs go forever. 1x9 drivetrain?

    My '13 Surly is a Black Ogre. The Krampus is just a little too huge for me, although it was tempting.

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    Planning to go to the lbs tomorrow morning to buy a Cross-Check SS to go along with my KM.

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    I'm looking into getting a new cross-check later this year... thinking of building a geared bike up in the Blark Due SS color.

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    I want an SS/fixed commuter and something to train on for SS xc. I'm going to be getting either an SS cross check or a steamroller. I'm still a little undecided and short on funds. My plan is to start commuting in spring so I have a couple of months to work it out.
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    Sold my truck and ordered a Pugsley last week. This will make Surly number two for me!

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