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    Another Finished Pugsley

    Finished building my new (to me) Pugsley today.


    Pugsley Test Flight by paulfulford, on Flickr

    It's the first bike I've built myself (apart from the headset which the LBS did) which is a nice feeling.

    Managed a quick test ride before family duties called. Handling was a little eccentric on tarmac but on the rougher stuff more predictable. Only a short ride but I had a big smile on my face when I got home. Looking forward to a proper ride.
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    Nice Pugsley. How much did all cost?

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    i love the colour of the the purple pugs... in my eyes an purple pug with the current frame would be more tha awesome...

    ..i really like your single speed pug... looks really solid!

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    Quote Originally Posted by quackenbush9 View Post
    Nice Pugsley. How much did all cost?
    Came in at about 820 of my English pounds or roughly US$1300. I got the frame, forks, wheels and tyres on eBay, bought brakes, discs, levers, headset, cranks, freewheel and stem. The rest came from my "box o' bits".

    As I wasn't planning to go fat until next winter I'll upgrade some bits over the year. Or maybe not if they work
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    Quote Originally Posted by drofluf View Post
    ...Handling was a little eccentric on tarmac but on the rougher stuff more predictable...
    Play around with tyre pressures. Sometimes 1 psi makes a big difference.
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    Enjoy your new pug
    Purple ones deft look best

    Another vote here that Surly should relaunch the colour,

    Is that the 16" i saw on ebay a few months back?, we all wondered where it went
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    Quote Originally Posted by coastkid71 View Post
    Enjoy your new pug
    Purple ones deft look best

    Another vote here that Surly should relaunch the colour,

    Is that the 16" i saw on ebay a few months back?, we all wondered where it went
    It may be the same one. I won it on eBay about 3 weeks ago but I think that it had been re-listed because of non-payment by the previous winner.

    Mystery solved?
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    Not that you want to go blow more $ right now, but your mention of the handling on pavement is to be expected with the Endomorphs. A very square profile makes for a very flat contact patch, lots of squirm, auto steer, etc.

    All the newer tires seem to have a rounder profile, which steers much better, even at low pressures, on firmer surfaces.

    Love my Barney bike, always good to see another one in the wild.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by drofluf View Post
    Finished building my new (to me) Pugsley today.


    Pugsley Test Flight by paulfulford, on Flickr

    It's the first bike I've built myself (apart from the headset which the LBS did) which is a nice feeling.

    Managed a quick test ride before family duties called. Handling was a little eccentric on tarmac but on the rougher stuff more predictable. Only a short ride but I had a big smile on my face when I got home. Looking forward to a proper ride.
    I love the old school purple frame. I'm glad I got one of the older style Pugs before the went to the funky version with smaller main frame triangle.

    Enjoy the new fatty...
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    My unused purple 06 frameset i bought last year was the icing on the cake

    Yep i do think that is the same frame, glad it has went to a home who loves the colour

    Larry`s are a great all round improvement on a pugsley. I do not need any other type except there big bro, the BFLs on the moonie

    Even just a swap to a Larry up front will improve handling, it is of course a big outlay, decent used tyres will always sell in the UK for fat front experimental folk.
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    Thanks you've preempted my "what tyre" question although I may ask it over on STW for a laugh.

    I'll experiment with pressures first and let the wallet recover before I upgrade anything.
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    Well I put my new electronic gauge on and it showed 3psi. Pumped the tyres to 10psi so we'll see how that works this afternoon.
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    i remember seeing it on ebay twice, almost had it myself.....tadge too small though.

    best colour for sure, and already a classic.

    as for tires, sticking 10psi in then working your way down for comfort v traction, worked for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by drofluf View Post
    Well I put my new electronic gauge on and it showed 3psi. Pumped the tyres to 10psi so we'll see how that works this afternoon.
    BIG Improvement

    Still a little sketchy on the road but far more precise off.
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