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    Ahhhh... Pugsley fever!

    Argh... Just got a call from a friend with some connections. 22" Pugsley, 2 large marge rims and 2 endomorph tires can be mine for about $800 including freight. It's just sitting there looking for an owner.

    Can I really justify another bike? I already have too many. Also, I don't really think I can afford this right now, but... but... this evil voice in my brain keeps talking to me....

    "You'll never get a deal like this again. You've always wanted one. You ride 6 months on the snow, fer crissake! Just do it."

    Argh...

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    Buy it. Buy it. Buy it. Buy it. Buy it.

    Or sell it to me.

    Just kidding. I'm not that tall. 22" Pugsley? That thing must be a monster.

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    no-brainer: noun (informal): something that requires or involves little or no mental effort
    Enjoying the meaningful pursuit of meaningless fun.

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    Listen to the rest of us junkies and buy it already ! I love mine. You will NOT be sorry I assure you.I have another bike with snow cats it just sits now unless it is very icey and I simply can not ride the pugs.

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    if you've already got a bunch of bikes, surely there's one or two you could do without to help pay for the pugsley...

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    Go for it and if you do not let me know I will.............

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    I've had mine for 2 months and I hope winter never ends!

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    So of course I took the deal, I've been wanting one for two years now, and I just can't pass up that price.

    Time to get a bunch of stuff out of the garage and on to eBay, and now I gotta figure out what to use for hubs, BB, all that jazz.

    Still torn about gearing: singlespeed, derailleur or internal gears. I love SS but varied snow conditions can really make gears helpful, although running two rear hubs on the bike can open up the gearing options. I can't afford Rohloff but am seriously considering a 7-speed SRAM hub with a drum brake.

    Much work to do...

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    Awesome. Looking forward on seeing some bike porn when you have it all said and done.

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    Let the FUN begin!

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    Here it is...

    Finished the build this week and had my first good ride on it tonight. I went singlespeed, running 33x18 on a set of 190 mm cranks. Love it!






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    Da bomb

    That thing is awesome, I definitely have the pugsley fever. 190mm cranks?!? how tall are you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by alpka
    That thing is awesome, I definitely have the pugsley fever. 190mm cranks?!? how tall are you?
    I'm 6'6" and I run 180 on my mountain and road bikes, but decided to try 190 on this bike since they were available. I have seen a formula for crank length is supposed to be your inseam * 0.216, which would put me at something like 199 mm. The 190 feels good so far.

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    SHWEEEEEEEEET!

    The only problems I've had with long cranks in the snow are when I'm really tired and don't pay enough attention to my timing, and bash a pedal into an ice chunk or root or something. The Speedway Singletrack comes to mind......

    You're gonna love that thing. I reach for my Pugs first and my other bikes are all getting very, very jealous.

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