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    I start my new build tomorrow

    I got my Pugs last Fall. A friend, knowing me, suggested I build from scratch. I wanted to start with a complete bike, in part to save some money. I also have seen others get part way through a build, and then have some necessary parts temporarily unavailable. Also not having extensively ridden one, I was not sure how I would use it and how I would want to set it up.
    I have along the way swapped out some parts, but was looking at swapping out almost enough parts to make another complete bike. Sooooooo with my last parts order, I also ordered a new frame, and will be starting from scratch.

    I can hardly wait.

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    Excellent

    I love building bikes almost as much as riding them
    Life IS a Beach and then you Corrode

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    Good decision Look forward to seeing some pics of it.

    I bought a complete Pug in Feb and (besides a full strip-down/rebuild to apply frame saver ) there's barely more than the frame and rims/tyres original now, only a few months later

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    I have some frame saver if you'd like some. It's in the garage up on the shelf.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1spd1way View Post
    I have some frame saver if you'd like some. It's in the garage up on the shelf.
    I thought I had ordered some but it did not come in..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr Feelygood ! View Post
    Excellent

    I love building bikes almost as much as riding them
    Me too! Allthe idiosyncrasies of the Pug have made if the hardest but most fun to date.

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    I'll set the frame saver out on the workbench. I'll be gone to Vermont riding this week. The boy will be around after work. You know where I live, just go in the garage and get it.
    Leave the Lefty and the spare Pugs frame alone...

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1spd1way View Post
    I'll set the frame saver out on the workbench. I'll be gone to Vermont riding this week. The boy will be around after work. You know where I live, just go in the garage and get it.
    Leave the Lefty and the spare Pugs frame alone...
    OH HO !!! Are MCS Lefty adapters on the horizon ???
    Life IS a Beach and then you Corrode

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr Feelygood ! View Post
    Excellent

    I love building bikes almost as much as riding them
    The build consumes me.
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    I just did my first bike build up this year, a 650b HT. I find it almost as rewarding as when I designed and build my own white water kayaks back in days of my youth.

    Congrats

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1spd1way View Post
    I'll set the frame saver out on the workbench. I'll be gone to Vermont riding this week. The boy will be around after work. You know where I live, just go in the garage and get it.
    Leave the Lefty and the spare Pugs frame alone...
    Lefty.. what Lefty..

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    I have a bike..

    or I should say another bike

    I need another photo.. this one was hastily taken before leaving for a group ride.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails I start my new build tomorrow-p1000248.jpg  

    Last edited by Fenlason; 08-02-2011 at 04:22 AM. Reason: trying to add photo

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    some of the parts. Chris King headset. FSA Carbon Bar. FSA Stem. Large Marge XC rims, DT butted spokes. Surly cartridge bearing up front. DT Swiss 340 rear. Tomson Masterpiece seat post. WTB SST ti railed saddle, Salsa seat post clamp. DT skewers. higher thread count Larrys XT front deraileur, Sram xo rear deraileur. Sram 11-34 pg 990 cass. avid elixer RC brakes.. E thirteen crank

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    Very nice build!

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    I saw the shift levers on close out and jumped.. I should have researched the 10sp option. I might have been conservative on the rims. Having not seen any of the others.. I did not yet dare. Tubes I accidently ordered the wrong ones.. so I can still save weight there.
    The bike felt awesome last night. It shifts great. It is nice doing the steep stuff and not worrying. I know I talked before of BB7's vs hydros. If I had stayed with the one bike, I might have stayed with the BB7's, but building from scratch I thought I would move up. So far they are still breaking in, but I do love them, they modulate sooo much better.

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