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    Bonking ... not feelin' well OMG! What am I thinking?!!

    ok guys...please turn off half of your commuter minds and put some mtb passion there.

    some of you already know that I'm becoming a year round full time commuter (and I´m liking it), some of you also know that I have a 09 Trek 4500 commuter/mtb and that I'm building a Surly Pugsley.

    I'll try to make this short so....the things I already bought for the pugs are:
    - Surly 18" Pugsley Frameset
    - Shimano XT M770-GS Rear Derailleur
    - Shimano FD-M660-E Front Derailleur
    - Shimano HG80 9spd 11-34t Cassette
    - Paul Components Thumbies
    - Shimano SL-BS77 Bar End Shift Levers
    - JP Weigles Frame Saver Aerosol Can
    - SRAM 2009 PC-991 Cross Step Chain
    - Cane Creek Direct Curve Linear Pull Levers
    - Ergon GP1 Superlight Grips
    - Avid BB7 Disc Brakes (Front and Rear)
    - Three (3) Surly tubes

    - Jagwire Ripcord DIY Brake Kit

    yesterday on my way home I had this flash picture in my head...see the list...what if you take out all the red things and then add a LHT Frame?...what do you see??..OMG! What am I thinking??

    The thing is that yesterday I was looking our finance, and you know, If I don't cut some things like the rent, eating and that trivial stuff I'll be finishing the Pugs project in July!...5 months from now! (and I started it back in October!) but if I swap the frames at this very precise moment I could be riding a new bike in 3 months! (probably less If I sell the red things and forget about that build )

    The wife just got her bike all pimped out and well...she expect to ride more now....and I can still join her on the 4500 right?...well either way I have to.... the pugs won't be done until July!

    I'm like a kid right now...I want both rides so bad.

    but what If we talk about facts...60% of my 2009 miles were from commuting...and my plan for 2010 is to commute more...so wouldn't be wise to have a nice ride for the one you ride more?

    (I just wanted to share the pain...any thoughts will just make it more painful...do it!)
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    I feel you. I want so many different bikes I just am about to pay off my gf rig next month and im already thinking of the next bike hehe.

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    I can so totally relate to this kind of delimma. I'm 1/2 way through gathering parts for my 3rd bike...a hardtail 29er, and I could easilly sell the full suspension MTB (Kona Dawg) to get the parts I need for the 29er...but I want both so bad! I'm trying to be patient... in the mean time, I'm wanting to make some changes to the commuter...it's brutal. I've never been a 3 bike guy (only been a two bike guy for a few years) and I really want to have 3 complete bikes, but I could have two sweet ones next month if I dumped one of them.

    Trying to take an outsider's view of your situation...as cool as a pugsley is, you dont really need one down there. It would be more novelty than function. a LHT would be a SWEET commuter for you...super functional, the kind of bike you'd ride for years and years.
    You could make your Trek more mountain friendly and have a great bike to play on with the wife.

    If you haven't used or messed with the Pugsley frame, I wonder if you could ship it back and basically swap it for the LHT?

    Anyway, I think you're thinking in a good direction in terms of how much use you'd get of of what you're building. Make the bike you're going to be on EVERY SINGLE DAY a really nice/functional bike, then build a play bike.
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    heh ... I am a 5 bike guy wanting to be a 1 bike guy.

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    i have a long term plan to get all the bike flavors i want (but i want everything NOW). you can drive yourself mad trying to rush it (like i did with my pug build).
    some people really like having a pimp ride for the commute since it's, you know, everyday.
    sounds like you wouldn't be riding the pug as much because you would commute on your current bike?
    i have been riding in my pugs on the dry days so that i can finish getting it all dialed in just right and it is feeling SWEET. so sweet, in fact, that i am considering selling the LHT to fund some 29er wheels for the pugs, outfit it for touring, and make it my main ride (the alfine drivetrain makes this a costly endeavor)! it might just be cause its new though and feels refreshingly different. i would hate to miss the LHT, which i definitely would. so yeah, i am in the same boat, can't decide.

    you would like the LHT, but it's no mtb.

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    Would it be easier to swap frames, or to get an offset 29er wheelset for the pug frame you have? And would an offset 29er wheelset be much cheaper than a LM wheelset (although 29er tires and tubes would definitely be cheaper than endos + endo tubes). You could keep saving for the LMs/Endos while riding on the 29ers...

    I don't dispute that the LHT seems more logical as a main bike.

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    d'oh!

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    Would it be easier to swap frames, or to get an offset 29er wheelset for the pug frame you have?
    funny that i didn't think about actually suggesting this!

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    @HardyWeinberg
    well...that's another option...hehe thanks!! ...seriously...I don´t think that is a catchy option though...riding a bike that I know is not as It was meant to be or that is half way will put me in the same situation that I'm right now with the 4500 using it as a commuter... just won't be happy with it.

    @CommuterBoy
    I had to leave the box in US soil when I brought it here. The pugs frame is not new but not used at all....it is like in open box condition but without the box...hehe

    @aljee
    the plan for the pugs was (oh oh) is to be the weekend rig, the one to hit our trails and mountains...the one to explore on the longer mtb rides I want to do someday with the proper rig........my commute is 100% asphalt, so I can't see the pugs doing it for me...and I know it can be done...but I'm just that kind of guy that always want the proper tool to have a job done. (sometimes good sometimes bad)

    The commuter job for the LHT will be a piece of cake...besides its cargo capability...its able to run up to 2.1 26" tires with fenders which I love because the streets here are the worst and I don't feel comfortable with skinny tires.

    If I make the decision...the 4500 will be the full time mtb until another one replace it someday...I knew from the beginning that this ride wasn't a keeper for me.

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    Martinsillo, what do you want the pugsley for?

    you're here in Monterrey also Am I right?

    where do you plan to use it?


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    hey mtymxdh...my plan pretty much is to do anything but DH with it..hehe...I'm dreaming of doing El Vuelton with it someday...that kind of stuff.

    there is always the reason: "I just want one!!"

    In case someone misunderstand me...although the "I just want one" is a huge factor ...when I was taking the decision of getting one I did my research...I wasn't going to buy one If I thought for a second I wasn't going to use it.
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    well...that's another option...hehe thanks!! ...seriously...I don´t think that is a catchy option though...riding a bike that I know is not as It was meant to be or that is half way will put me in the same situation that I'm right now with the 4500 using it as a commuter... just won't be happy with it.
    you might also consider the karate monkey frame. you could have a set of road wheels and a set of offroad wheels for quick changes. you also get disc brakes with the KM, which, in my opinion, they make cantis feel like squishy poo. i think i am starting to convince myself more and more about selling the LHT.
    based on my experience with it, it's a great bike for loaded touring or loaded anything, but as a daily commuter you might feel more excited about riding something a bit zippier. i wouldn't discount the cross check frame from the list either.

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    I knew this was going to be painful...two more options, seriusly? hehehe.....

    ok....the KM is off the list...first I want to avoid changing things...and if I decide to keep the build mtb specific then I think I'll stay with the pugs.

    the CC, well...that will take us to the LHT vs CC dilemma....

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    yeah, it's never easy to decide. i feel your pain. waiting a few months for the pugs won't be too bad. you will probably find a way to get it sooner, if you are like me. BUT if it's not the right tool, that's a whole different story.
    the lines between dirt and road are very blurry these days. the KM would be excellent on the road, if that is all you would use it for. truth is, ALL of these bikes would be excellent choices. they will all inspire you to keep riding, which ultimately is the most important thing they do. the LHT can do it all on the road and it can carry stuff and is a more upright geometry. the CC can go a bit faster and can carry less stuff, but it can also fit larger tires in 700c (not an advantage if you are on a 26in wheel LHT frame).
    thanks for pointing me to that debate. i forget to check the surly forum, even though i have three of them now.
    right now i want to add two CC's over the next few years - one fixed/ss and one with a 'full' drivetrain, brifters, and slicks for my roadie (and have a set of wheels for fat offroad tires). then my empire will be complete.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aljee
    then my empire will be complete.

    uh huh

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    on the LHT vs CC dilemma I have to say that I like the LHT cause it hauling capacity and that is also the tool for a bike tour...the CC on the other hand it will also be a good commuter and as you said has the ss capability that I'll love try someday...but I'm leaned to have a future tourer at home more than a future ss road bike

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    uh huh
    you sound like my wife. and my boss.

    bikes are so fun!

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    where do you leave having a 26 off road ss? or a pacer instead of CC with 'full' drivetrain and slicks??...where do you leave the KM to try 29rs?...I think you have a problem narrowing your empire that way

    heheh I agree with mtymxdh....# of bikes (to own)= current bikes +1

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    martinsillo, the pic in the other thread, the one of Teh Wife, near the water canal, that's in McAllen?


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    the "I just want one" is one of the most important reasons to get a bike...

    when I told Teh GF, that I wanted to buy an Eastern Ace of Spades, she told me why do you want another bike

    my answer was the same " I just want one" I would like to remember the old times when I was on the bmx street...


    are you going to race the Higueras Marathon?
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    yeah, yeah, i know, i know, i never really mean it when i say that. i am sure by then i will change my mind a million times.
    save for the 26in, the rest of those would be redundant in the aforementioned fleet imo. i love the pacer, but i like having the choice to run fatties more. the pugs will be my 29er, but yeah, there is something to be said for not having to swap wheels or tires, etc. i have also considered getting an SS 29er wheel for the pugs in addition to the fixed/alfine 29er set. then my pugs empire would be complete, at least.

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    OMG!...I haven't decided yet but...I just decide which would be the LHT RAL Color the build will of course include alu fenders coated to match!

    @mtymxdh
    yes...that was on the other side ...I took the frame there to pick up the parts, build it and tested on the Mission trails...well for her...on the lane

    just google the Higueras ride...looks nice..any link for the route?..seems like a good starting point for race events....did you do the first edition?

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    and right now Surly XC Offset LM are available in universalcycles ...they probably will last an hour

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    plot thickens.....

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    ...not if I had the money...everything would be so easy..

    ...actually playing with the cash flow I realize I could do it...but... should I?
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    I raced it last year, but without good results... bonked somewhere near the end and arrived like in 12th place.... not sure...

    yes I guess what you're thinking 60Km WTF!!!! I don't know why they call it "Marathon"


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    Quote Originally Posted by martinsillo
    ...not if I had the money...everything would be so easy..


    but then you will not enjoy it that much...


    I know several people with 5k+ bikes and for them its just another bike...

    enjoy what you have, not what you would like to have.


    btw I'm also finishing another bike.. Santa Cruz chameleon with XT/ SLX kit, 2010 revelation and easton EA70 components!

    I'm going next weekend to McAllent to pick up the wheelset
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    Quote Originally Posted by martinsillo
    ...not if I had the money...everything would be so easy..

    ...actually playing with the cash flow I realize I could do it...but... should I?


    more important than having the money:


    ¿¡Do you have Teh Wife permission!?
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    She is not in MTY yet...I'm on my own until tomorrow! .... no no no ...I can't...I can't

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    Quote Originally Posted by martinsillo
    ...not if I had the money...everything would be so easy..
    I doubt it. Then you`d already have your Pugs AND the KM and Pacer, but you`d need a new Merlin or something. Face it- no amount of dough will ever buy enough bikes. Not for me, anyway N+1 isn`t just a suggestion, it`s the law of the universe and we`re all under the universe`s jurisdiction.
    Recalculating....

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtymxdh
    ¿¡Do you have Teh Wife permission!?
    there's a question. careful with that one. i have been in some hot water with the pugs. but then she got me tires for xmas to finish my build!
    still trying to come up something to say when the larry shows up.

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    hey rodar...what's your outside view to the switching to the LHT thing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by martinsillo
    hey rodar...what's your outside view to the switching to the LHT thing?
    I`m with Commuterboy and MTY. Cool toy, but I don`t see the advantage over a "regular" hardtail unless you plan on a lot of snow or sand riding. If it were me, I`d go for one of the more roadish options and put the saved money into upgrading my mtb.
    Recalculating....

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    Quote Originally Posted by martinsillo
    She is not in MTY yet...I'm on my own until tomorrow! .... no no no ...I can't...I can't

    have you cleaned the dishes and made the bedroom already?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mtymxdh
    have you cleaned the dishes and made the bedroom already?
    Yeah, and have dinner ready for her tommorrow when she comes home- probably a better combination than flowers!
    Recalculating....

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    I think the pugsley is more usable in heavy snow / sand places...

    don't know how hard it will be to move those massive tires lot of rotational weight...

    but that's my own personal opinion,
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    which btw, nobody asked for!
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    My wife just took off for the WHOLE WEEKEND. I wonder what kind of mischief I could get into with the Visa card in two days?


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    hehehe the "muchacha" help me out yesterday...home is shiny....I'm going to pick her up in Mcallen...airfares are cheaper that way ...and I'll pick up the rear fender and the new taillight too.

    Quote Originally Posted by rodar y rodar
    I`m with Commuterboy and MTY. Cool toy, but I don`t see the advantage over a "regular" hardtail unless you plan on a lot of snow or sand riding. If it were me, I`d go for one of the more roadish options and put the saved money into upgrading my mtb.
    it'll be a cool toy indeed...when I did my research I read a little about some people using it in non snow/sand environments...is really not about advantage (but who knows?) or performance, if I get it I'll use it for sure...... is about the timing of the dilemma and me wanting both so bad

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtymxdh
    I think the pugsley is more usable in heavy snow / sand places...

    don't know how hard it will be to move those massive tires lot of rotational weight...

    but that's my own personal opinion,
    some say the momentum is aided by the rotational weight of the wheels. keep it in a low gear and you can roll over just about anything. but yes, the wheels are definitely heavy.
    snow and sand are the places that other bikes can't go. the pugsley can go everywhere else too, but it just isn't always the best tool for the job - like every bike.. big baby head rocks and loose gravel are a special treat as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by martinsillo


    it'll be a cool toy indeed...when I did my research I read a little about some people using it in non snow/sand environments...is really not about advantage (but who knows?) or performance, if I get it I'll use it for sure...... is about the timing of the dilemma and me wanting both so bad

    of course you're going to use it...



    You don't need tats and a bunch of Gangsta Rap CDs to start living the PUG life.

    If you want to smile through every ride, get to know the Surly Pugsley. Originally developed for snow the Pugsley is the one true all terrain bike. On sand, roots, and rocky terrain the Pugsley rolls on.

    She climbs, she descends, she brings joy to anyone that rides her and to an instant fan club that forms at every event. Ready for canti or disc brakes, single or multi speed. A blast as a second bike or as the ultimate underdog racer!

    If you long to enjoy smooth supple riding over ever kind of terrain, to roll where others fear to tread and to do it style, the Pugsley is an inspiring choice of ride.


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    Quote Originally Posted by aljee
    .... big baby head rocks and loose gravel are a special treat as well.
    I'm dreaming to ride that thing in La Huasteca...

    http://legion2000.wordpress.com/2009...o-mtb-132-kms/

    they have an album in flickr but I'm at office and can't see exactly...I think is this one:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/enrique...7594363280332/

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    Quote Originally Posted by martinsillo
    I'm dreaming to ride that thing in La Huasteca...

    http://legion2000.wordpress.com/2009...o-mtb-132-kms/

    they have an album in flickr but I'm at office and can't see exactly...I think is this one:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/enrique...7594363280332/
    yeah, dude. that's the stuff!

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    see...I'm doomed...why did I think about it?

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    this video is from last year's "movidik"

    I'm the one with the red SC Heckler, yellow sleeveless jersey...


    1:23 to 1:43 that's me!!!! climbing with a 160mm fork is a PITA


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    You can never own too many bikes, though space is always a consideration! There are so many bikes I want. I was recently contemplating converting my 29er to fixed gear, but after some research I discovered that in order to do it right (as in not a kludge) it would cost almost as much as buying an inexpensive fixed gear bike. Now we live in a small apartment and we're already a four bike family. If I bring home another bike, I'm sure I'll be "in trouble."

    I'd love to have a Pugsley though, if I lived in the Lake Tahoe area. Ride in on the beach in the summer and blaze my own path through the snow in the winter!
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    Gnarly! I googled up a map of Movidik 2006- would that be the same route? Nothing easy the whole way?
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    I'm planning to do it backwards the first time



    but still won't be easy.

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    The Pug is ear to ear grinning. I just picked up my 9th bike today and I still love my fat tire bike. So goddamn much fun. Crashing is even fun on that bike.

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    that graph is tricky!!!!

    Don't let that graph fool you, I can swear you that from the top of the climb it was flaat and some climbs .. its just that you climb a lot in few Kms... but from the top of "el manzano" to the "presa rompe picos" its totally flat...

    Quote Originally Posted by martinsillo
    I'm planning to do it backwards the first time



    but still won't be easy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rodar y rodar
    Gnarly! I googled up a map of Movidik 2006- would that be the same route? Nothing easy the whole way?
    check Enrique Vera's site http://legion2000.wordpress.com/
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    ok guys...on my way to McAllen (in my loneliness) I figured it out!!!! (I´m at Best buy killing some time, she arrives at 11pm)

    I´m going to keep the path I started and I´m officially back on track building the pugs.

    I decided to keep the commuting motivation buying some gadgets that I really need...like a good front light, upgrade the trunk bag and rack, etc etc.....in fact, I also thought about a second path for a new commuter!! so I just came from the LBS here and order something nice...let´s see how this plot ends

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtymxdh
    ...but from the top of "el manzano" to the "presa rompe picos" its totally flat...
    that´s why I´m going to do it from ¨presa¨ to ¨el manzano¨ first!!!

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    I say Karate Money

    Given the parts list that would be a very nice multi use bike

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    awesome, can't wait to see it. i think it is pretty rare for someone to regret going through with a pugs. you have a lot of enthusiasm, so i don't think you will be disappointed.

    I decided to keep the commuting motivation buying some gadgets that I really need...like a good front light
    my new project right now is to homebrew my own high-power LED lights for night trail riding (illegally on the pugs, of course) and general commuting with the fleet. they are incredibly easy to put together and can save you about $100 over the equivalent store bought light (think minewt, dinotte 200l).
    here are some links to chew on:
    http://yojimg.net/bike/equipment/lig...hp#designgoals
    http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.php?t=368896

    if you want more details let me know. i am kinda working with a combination of designs, and will post some pics on my build thread when it is all done.


    I would like to remember the old times when I was on the bmx street...
    that's all we road as kids, and they would take ANYTHING. we would roll with 3 kids on one bike riding the front and rear pegs, loaded down with all our fishing stuff and sodas. those were the times. they could be very tough, capable bikes.

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    the guy from the apple section practically kick me out! hehehe....this pc $ucks hehehe...

    thanks aljee...I also decided to get the rims when the cash flow allows it...and then do the powder coat...once I get the bike painted I think It will be a great motivator to finish it.
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    Offset LMs are on its way! then directly to the paint job!

    for this one I needed to call home for approval!

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    check this out!

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    and... this plot is over...tomorrow my first ride in La Huasteca...


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    Sweet! I think my little orange x-bike is in love with that big brawny orange bike!

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    Whooo, doggie! I wish I had enough stuff to send out at the same time for powder coat. That sure looks nice, but all my little pieces would cost a fortune to have done one at a time.

    Huasteca, now? You sure get around- must be taking the train back from Venezuela to Monterrey, one stop at a time?

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    thanks xplorer...but she is CAT Yellow

    yeah rodar...the last two weeks we were travelling a lot...after having the "go" at the hospital where I spent my last day in Vzla...the wife and I took our vacations on the beach...we arrive at MTY this last friday...put the bike together yesterday..and rode it today!!

    I need to work on tire pressures though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by martinsillo
    thanks xplorer...but she is CAT Yellow

    yeah rodar...the last two weeks we were travelling a lot...after having the "go" at the hospital where I spent my last day in Vzla...the wife and I took our vacations on the beach...we arrive at MTY this last friday...put the bike together yesterday..and rode it today!!

    I need to work on tire pressures though.

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    So do the Larrys work better on those rocks than the Endos?
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    can't help you there...first fat bike, first tires I own....I can tell you it was great for sure!

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    Oh, La Huasteca is an area near MTY! I thought you were talking about LA HUASTECA, asi como Potosi, Hidalgo, y el norte de Vera Cruz. So, no huapangos for you?

    Wow, that thing jumps like it had dual suspension. I guess it does, in a way. I can see how tire pressure could be a very big part of the game. Did you ride with your wife?

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    hehe yes it does, in a way... the wife was in her white mtb.

    La Huasteca Neolenense (I think that's how you say it) is a protected area here in Nuevo Leon, mountains and riverbed rocks everywere

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