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  • 10-16-2012
    mattbryant2
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    Stripped, Oiled, Waxed
    Well, I've been sick and the rain has finally come, so I stripped the Ogre for a good oiling and waxing.
  • 10-18-2012
    Renruthsoj
    Got a question...
    Making me feel like a bad owner what with the loving oil bath you're treating your Ogre to - my baby is certainly due. Need a little help...the only piece of bike packing kit i'm missing is a frame bag (for a 24") and I came across a 22"Pugs/Moonlander revelate on Amazon, easy to find with search(I don't have enough posts to link yet) and I've looked over the dimensions and just can't convince myself to pull the trigger but it doesn't seem that far off. Only reason I'm considering it is b/c I have an Amazon gift card. Someone tell me I'm being silly, one way or the other.
  • 10-19-2012
    dickyelsdon
    Would the pugs bag not be too wide (not to mention probably the wrong shape?) as i thought they flared out at the front?
  • 10-19-2012
    Ze_Zaskar
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by mattbryant2 View Post
    Well, I've been sick and the rain has finally come, so I stripped the Ogre for a good oiling and waxing.

    The only bad thing about linseed oil is that it takes about 3/4 days to dry. Be patient!
  • 10-19-2012
    CommuterBoy
    Don't you people have wives? If you don't let it rust, how do you justify buying another one in a few years?
  • 10-19-2012
    HelmutHerr
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by CommuterBoy View Post
    Don't you people have wives? If you don't let it rust, how do you justify buying another one in a few years?

    I have the opposite problem: my wife's an enabler.

    The Ogre is 150% of the budget I set for a new bike, but apparently the money isn't much and it will make me happy.

    We have the weirdest arguments.
  • 10-21-2012
    lostraveller
    TPR CX 8.4 V brake in rear?
    I can get a non disc rohloff. Can I use this brake TPR CX 8.4. What flat bar mtn levers can I use?
  • 10-21-2012
    flatfendershop
    here's a link to your brakes TRP

    I Like Paul Love levers - never a regret.
  • 10-21-2012
    vikb
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by CommuterBoy View Post
    Don't you people have wives? If you don't let it rust, how do you justify buying another one in a few years?

    Buy all your bikes in the same colour and she'll think you only have a few bikes...;)
  • 10-22-2012
    orbital
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Renruthsoj View Post
    Making me feel like a bad owner what with the loving oil bath you're treating your Ogre to - my baby is certainly due. Need a little help...the only piece of bike packing kit i'm missing is a frame bag (for a 24") and I came across a 22"Pugs/Moonlander revelate on Amazon, easy to find with search(I don't have enough posts to link yet) and I've looked over the dimensions and just can't convince myself to pull the trigger but it doesn't seem that far off. Only reason I'm considering it is b/c I have an Amazon gift card. Someone tell me I'm being silly, one way or the other.

    Hi Renruthsoj
    If you go to Revelates web site and follow the links to Surly Frame Bags he has a chart with all the bag dimensions.
  • 10-22-2012
    Renruthsoj
    Thanks Dick and Orbital - I've looked over the chart, I was really hoping someone would have hands on experience with the different sizes/frames before i pay for shipping on a gamble. Found a thread that helped a little if anyone else is wondering. forums.mtbr.com/bikepacking-bike-expedition/revelate-frame-bag-compatibility-urly-moo-814323.html
  • 11-07-2012
    mattbryant2
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    Mud Mode
    I shod the Ogre in some NOS Kenda Klaws and took it out in mud mode for a river ride with my new adventure buddy, Duncan. The tires performed quite well on a variety of different terrain.

    (More pictures of Duncan on my blog for those interested.)
  • 11-07-2012
    HelmutHerr
    Happy dog is happy. :thumbsup:

    What handlebars have you got on that? The flats aren't great for my commuting.
  • 11-07-2012
    mattbryant2
    Surly Open Bar. Best handlebar on the market, IMO.
  • 11-07-2012
    HelmutHerr
    Ah! I didn't recognise it with the grips. Thanks.
  • 11-07-2012
    CS2
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by mattbryant2 View Post
    I shod the Ogre in some NOS Kenda Klaws and took it out in mud mode for a river ride with my new adventure buddy, Duncan. The tires performed quite well on a variety of different terrain.

    (More pictures of Duncan on my blog for those interested.)

    As much as I like your bike I like Duncan better.
  • 11-16-2012
    Love Commander
    Hi. Noob, here. Thinking about getting my first mountain bike (been riding road for about 8 years) and taking advantage of some of the trails around here. The Ogre is at the top of my list for something I want to build up... proven geometry and versatile (if it turns out I don't like off-road, I can always throw on some Big Apples and a couple racks and have myself an indestructible grocery getter/townie).

    Trying to up my post count so I can start threads and really start annoying everyone with my noob questions.

    Anyway, made it all the way through this thread. Y'alls have some pretty nice rides.

    Oh, hey, first question: Anyone know if there are any differences between '12 and '13 models? I've seen the new frames online and it seems only thing that's changed is color... and I already have a black bike.
  • 11-16-2012
    LostBoyScout
    No changes that I know of, and your reasoning sounds good to me! The geo suits non-technical riding so should be good for your immediate needs
  • 11-21-2012
    BareNecessities
    Hello all. Another happy owner of an Ogre here. Had it about 5 months now & really enjoying it. I bought it as a utility bike, but it's become a singlespeed mtb instead.

    I might just have to get another :D

    I'll post up a photo once the forum lets me.
  • 11-21-2012
    LostBoyScout
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by BareNecessities View Post
    Hello all. Another happy owner of an Ogre here. Had it about 5 months now & really enjoying it. I bought it as a utility bike, but it's become a singlespeed mtb instead.

    I might just have to get another :D

    I'll post up a photo once the forum lets me.

    You could get a KM as the SS MTB and have both versions :D

    Can't wait for my frame to arrive, hope to have it by end of week, ride pics by Sunday.
  • 11-22-2012
    BareNecessities
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by LostBoyScout View Post
    You could get a KM as the SS MTB and have both versions :D

    Nice idea :)

    I've got the 24" version though & for some reason Surly aren't making the Monkey in that size :confused:
  • 11-22-2012
    BareNecessities
    Right then, here's my British based Ogre to add to the mix.

    http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/...s1/005copy.jpg

    It's a bit clean here, as it had only just been built. I keep forgetting to take my camera on rides though :rolleyes:
  • 11-22-2012
    mattbryant2
    ****... that picture makes me want to singlespeed my Ogre, which would not be very practical for my purposes, but still... that just looks like too much fun.

    I guess I miss my singlespeed. Maybe a(nother) KM is in my future...
  • 11-22-2012
    HelmutHerr
    So, stickers on or stickers off?

    The army green frame looks pretty boss totally clean, but the Surly branding is cool too.
  • 11-22-2012
    mattbryant2
    In my mind, it's stickers off always.