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    ... and if we just ... So...which Surly are you getting for 2013?

    What Surly do you want this year and why?

    I have been drooling over the Krampus since it was released. It looks like such a fun bike that's very capable at the same time. I just can't decide whether I want to build up a frame or wait for a complete. I'm also thinking about getting a road bike, just not sure which one yet...Pacer or Cross Check...so what're you thinking?
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    I just started building up my 2013 Troll to join my 2011 Pugsley. It'll be the 4th Surly I've owned.
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    I like that purple so much I almost considered selling my '12 1x1 frameset and replacing it with the '13 Troll

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    Pictures do the purple no justice, it's so rad.
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    I'm waiting for my Big Dummy to arrive at the local shop. I ordered a complete although I'll swap out the saddle and bars for stuff I have laying around, a Brooks and Surly Open Bars. It should see a lot of mileage this fall and winter. I'll most likely say goodbye to my CC. Perhaps next year I'll part with my 700c LHT for a 26" wheeled Disc Trucker.
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    A NOS Big Dummy in army green. Going to be my winter semifat bike, for starters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dfltroll View Post
    ...Perhaps next year I'll part with my 700c LHT for a 26" wheeled Disc Trucker.
    What's your reasoning for swapping for a 26" wheel vs. a 700c wheel?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sasquatch rides a SS View Post
    What's your reasoning for swapping for a 26" wheel vs. a 700c wheel?
    I'd like to be able to run a bigger tired and stronger wheel. I kinda like that it's odd while still functional. Maybe set it up with an Open Bar as an "updated" homage to the XO-1.
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    I just want a Big Fat Dummy, but they still arenít offering one.
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    Semi Fat will suit me just fine. Some 2.5" Nevagals on a nice wide rim. Even though I live where we get severe winters, fat bikes are just too narrowly focused for me. For now.....

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    Surly needs to do a 29er Dummy that can be paired with a Salsa Enabler fork.
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    Well if they're gonna go 29'er Dummy, why not just go 29+" Dummy

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    necro pugs and a pacer for me this year, krampus next year. that should round out my big dummy, karate monkey, steamroller collection.

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    An uber sexy robins egg blue CrossCheck for cross season set up singlespeed and tubeless!

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    Started looking for a used Ogre frame/fork, but if I can't find one for a reasonable price I'll just go new.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sasquatch rides a SS View Post
    What Surly do you want this year and why?
    I could dream up a lot of Surly builds I would like, but I won't be buying any in 2013. I just sold one of my Surly fleet and I'm pondering selling another.
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    Contemplating a 1x1 frame, but that might turn into another Troll...
    I think I could do something with any of their frames though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vikb View Post
    I could dream up a lot of Surly builds I would like, but I won't be buying any in 2013. I just sold one of my Surly fleet and I'm pondering selling another.
    Which did one did you sell and what's the other one you might sell?
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    Quote Originally Posted by dfltroll View Post
    Which did one did you sell and what's the other one you might sell?
    I sold my oldest LHT a 700c model. I've got 3 Surly bikes left - a 26" wheeled LHT, Big Dummy and a Pugsley. I'm keeping the Pugsley for sure. We've also got a Cross Check that's my GF's daily commuter - it's not going anywhere.

    I'd love to try a Krampus one of these days, but at the moment I need cash more than I need a fleet of bikes in the garage.

    This isn't any statement about Surly. They are one of my favourite bike brands. Besides not working full time this year I moved from a downtown apartment in a big city to a house on an underpopulated island and I'm now in the 'burbs of a much smaller town. Instead of living 2hrs from MTB trails I live 15mins from them and have a ton of logging roads to tour on. That means my FS MTB and my hardtail are being used something like 10 to 1 vs. my road going bikes.
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    I'm thing that it's going to be either the CC or LHT. I've got a 2011 Pacer set up as pure road bike with a Tiagra group which it great for some rides but I'd love to something to take leisurely weekend rides. My goal is a all surly fleet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pacer1 View Post
    I'm thing that it's going to be either the CC or LHT. I've got a 2011 Pacer set up as pure road bike with a Tiagra group which it great for some rides but I'd love to something to take leisurely weekend rides. My goal is a all surly fleet.
    Really, how about a 29er or a MTB?
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    Well because I really like either the CC or LHT. Not sure what a 29er will give that other don't, they seem to be more of a mountain type which I am to old to do. I'm looking to get away and see things that I can't while in the car or riding fast.

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    Sorry, I didn't quite get that. You are too old to do what?






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    Now that the Troll has acqiured the extra braze-ons I will be getting one ASAP, to be built up with a Rohloff hub for touring.

    The Krampus also looks really good. I've been looking at fatbikes since the Pugsley first appeared, but cannot get past the 100mm BB shell and massive Q. It looks to me like the Krampus would do most of the same stuff while not being an ergonomic disaster (for me), and I'm not likely to do any/much snow or deep sand riding as I"d rather go XC skiing in the frst instance, and am not fond of deserts in the second. For the typical sandstone around here (mostly hardpack wth sand patches at times) the Krampus would likely kill it, and the bigger wheels should mean less need for susension, so less $ for maintenance.

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    Beautiful.

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    Placed the order and paid this morning for a KM.

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    I would like a purple troll frame but the frames' versatility is the petard that is hoisting them, I am just going to be rearranging the existing fleet for a while and that will take most of my available free time...

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    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.....

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    Krampus Dreaming

    Was lusting after a Disc-Trucker for a city/commuting rig but then along comes the Krampus and I can't get it out of my head. The complete looks good with maybe a Jones loop bar and a 9x1 thumbie upgrade (downgrade?) down the track. Just the small matter of magicing-up some money to pay for it!

    My Cross-Check is supposed to be my "road" bike but I'm doing a lot of trail riding on it as I can travel further distances than on my SS Pug. For that reason it rarely sees skinny tyres or a rack and I haven't even bothered with the fenders it needs for street riding in rainy old Auckland. With a Krampus (or Ogre - damn you Surly) I could streetify the Cross-Check permanently.

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    Placed my pre-order for a Krampus complete build. Now, waiting and waiting and waiting ('til March).

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    Quote Originally Posted by jesusburger View Post
    . With a Krampus (or Ogre - damn you Surly) I could streetify the Cross-Check permanently.
    Would you see the Krampus displacing your Pug? I can't imagine the Krampus outperforming my Pug on the sand or snow that I do throw at it, but that is basically only a couple weeks out of the year and a Krampus might be close enough for those weeks and more I don't know skinny than the pug for the remaining weeks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HardyWeinberg View Post
    Would you see the Krampus displacing your Pug? I can't imagine the Krampus outperforming my Pug on the sand or snow that I do throw at it, but that is basically only a couple weeks out of the year and a Krampus might be close enough for those weeks and more I don't know skinny than the pug for the remaining weeks.
    No way, that Pugsley is the best bike I've ever owned! I bought it in 2006 and apart from dropping the dingle set-up for pure singlespeed the only things I've changed are the grips and pedals. Marge Lites and 3.8 Knards would make it an even better trail-bike but it's almost perfect for what I use it for (beach/trails/urban), just a bit porky.

    I'm dreaming anyway, can't really afford a new bike...

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    Hardy...
    I am a fatbike rider (Salsa Mukluk 2), and I am buying the Krampus based on all the reviews I have read... it's fast, and can tear up a rooty single track/rough terrain. I have a feeling it might do well aired down on hardpack sand, but I don't see it as a replacement for my Muk. Thankfully I have enough room in the garage for all my bikes. I am now a lifer fat biker.
    I don't think Surly designed the Krampus to displace Fat Bikes. She seems to be a different beast entirely. But if you only ride a your fat bike a couple weeks a year, I could see a Krampus replacing it. However, if you are in a position to do so, keep your Pugs and get a Krampus.

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    Jesusburger... beauty Pugs! Love the color.

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    I love those older colors. I know it's not a "2013" Surly, but if I ran across a green 1x1 frameset or a purple Pugsley frameset in my size this year, I'd probably buy it

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    1x1 and powdercoat and if I stumble upon some more money a disc trucker, the idea of touring is pretty cool

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    I will be getting an Ogre in OD green (always liked that color ever since I saw it on the GT Peace 9r SS).
    Also getting a complete Krampus when it comes out next year. They will keep my Pugs company!
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    i get to go to the LBS tomorrow(in about 12 hours) and assemble my Neck Romancer Pug......the owner of the shop is a great guy and when asked if i could borrow a few tools, he insisted i just build it there.....gotta love that kind of relationship

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    Quote Originally Posted by sasquatch rides a SS View Post
    I love those older colors. I know it's not a "2013" Surly, but if I ran across a green 1x1 frameset or a purple Pugsley frameset in my size this year, I'd probably buy it
    Just get a Troll in purple.
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    I was hoping to collect my KM frame this morning and build up the bike this weekend but a truck drivers strike has meant the frame hasn't been delivered to my local post office.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Thug View Post
    I was hoping to collect my KM frame this morning and build up the bike this weekend but a truck drivers strike has meant the frame hasn't been delivered to my local post office.
    Am I missing something? Who's on strike now?
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    Quote Originally Posted by CS2 View Post
    Am I missing something? Who's on strike now?
    It's our truck drivers here in South Africa.

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    I'm still rocking my 12 year old cross check but if surly ever makes a disc cross check ill be buying one right away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ilikebmx999 View Post
    I'm still rocking my 12 year old cross check but if surly ever makes a disc cross check ill be buying one right away.
    That's why I'm really torn between a Raleigh Roper and a CC. The Roper has disc brakes. The CC is a much more versatile bike though. Plus I'm really not thrilled with a BB30 bottom bracket. I'm still using square taper on all my bikes.
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    I purchased a Big Dummy a few weeks ago. I had been threatening to do so for years and finally everything came together to get one. I'm really happy I got it and have been riding it a ton even when I'm not running a load.

    I'd love to get a 26" wheeled Disc Trucker but it's much more of a want than a need. My 700c LHT is just fine.

    I'll definitely be picking up a Moloko Bar when they're available.
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    Stock Karate Monkey in black.

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    I started the build of a black KM a while back, but that has been on hold because of financial issues (i keep blowing my money on other things)
    And i was close to pre-ordering a krampus frameset.
    But 2 days ago, when i took of my frambag, i discovered i had wrecked my Pugsley in a crash 2.5 weeks ago.
    So now i am looking for an older model Pugsley frame, because it was my main ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rabies010 View Post
    I started the build of a black KM a while back, but that has been on hold because of financial issues (i keep blowing my money on other things)
    And i was close to pre-ordering a krampus frameset.
    But 2 days ago, when i took of my frambag, i discovered i had wrecked my Pugsley in a crash 2.5 weeks ago.
    So now i am looking for an older model Pugsley frame, because it was my main ride.
    their is a 2012 white pugs frame on EBAY now for $399. it is ending in a few days, being sold by a bike shop, i talked to the guy.

    but i prepay for a 2013 red pugs instead the bike shop say`s nov 25 is my ship date.

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    '13 1x1, 14" Cash Black of Course, I'm supposed to go pick it up this week, my preferred shop called last night to tell me it came in a little earlier than expected.

    Not sure how I'll build it up, maybe a commuter since I plan on keeping my '05 1x1 intact for now.

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    Big Dummy for me. It'll be my first "real" bike. My current bike is a POS Mongoose that I bought 10 years ago while I was in college and BROKE. Trying to commute by bike more.

    I am now dreaming of a LHT or CC as a commuter.... but I'll probably be using the dummy for a while. Maybe in 2014 I can get something new.

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