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    Leftist Pug

    Just finished this project up for a customer, and thought I'd share. 70mm of travel, feels like way more with that BFL @ about 7psi. Uma 90's continue to be easy to work with, buncha rides on mine, no issues, and I haven't been being nice to them either....

    Happy weekend all!
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    So damn fricken awesome. Kickass. Are Pugs big around your area?
    Instead of rims, put sundials on your wheels and run for the hills...

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    Quote Originally Posted by shamethellama View Post
    Are Pugs big around your area?
    Glad you like it!

    Well, they aren't really "big" yet, but I've sold a number of them now, this Fall seemed to be a tipping point. Had another, bigger shop in the area send someone to me who was looking for one, as they had none, and didn't really have a knowledge base for them either. Much appreciated, and kudos to them for doing so.
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    I want to say why is suspension needed but then all I can think is Hot!!!!
    Winter is always here, stay Fat!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MendonCycleSmith View Post
    Glad you like it!

    Well, they aren't really "big" yet, but I've sold a number of them now, this Fall seemed to be a tipping point. Had another, bigger shop in the area send someone to me who was looking for one, as they had none, and didn't really have a knowledge base for them either. Much appreciated, and kudos to them for doing so.
    Awesome. My boss just brought in some snowshoes...it sparked me recommending for him to bring in a Pugsley, semi-jokingly. It's really not a great idea for us, though, as we don't really have the space or the finances to have niche bikes lying around the shop for a long time. If there was genuine interest...then maybe.
    Instead of rims, put sundials on your wheels and run for the hills...

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    Quote Originally Posted by MendonCycleSmith View Post
    Glad you like it!

    Well, they aren't really "big" yet, but I've sold a number of them now, this Fall seemed to be a tipping point. Had another, bigger shop in the area send someone to me who was looking for one, as they had none, and didn't really have a knowledge base for them either. Much appreciated, and kudos to them for doing so.
    What does a Lefty and hub run?
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    That is just wicked! Looks like a blast to ride.

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    Hey MCS any more advise on setting the 90's up tubeless? Maybe 3" Gorilla tape? Did you measure your BFL on a 90 yet? sorry to many?

    Sweet Job on the Pugs by the way it

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    about those clamps...

    So, Craig, are those some special lefty extended clamps you had made? My lefty is just sitting on my prophet waiting to jump onto my Mukluk, can you help a brother out?

    Gotta say, from my riding experience so far a suspension fork would be a big improvement. Winter riding is rougher by far than summer around here...walked on, melted and refrozen, consolidated and rutted--pretty much par for the course. Even at 4-5psi a larry ain't no lefty.

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    Badass!

    Great job I want it

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    I am curious on any tubeless uma 90 set ups as well. I haven't yet attempted it but am about to so any info would be appreciated. thanks...

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    Quote Originally Posted by teaniner View Post
    I want to say why is suspension needed but then all I can think is Hot!!!!
    +1

    That thing looks unstoppable a real 'monster' bike!

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    Awesome looking bike, give us updates on what it rides like
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    Very nice!
    I like the opposite offsets. Gives it a balanced look.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bdundee View Post
    hey mcs any more advise on setting the 90's up tubeless? Maybe 3" gorilla tape? Did you measure your bfl on a 90 yet? Sorry to many?

    Sweet job on the pugs by the way it
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    Might be the most expensive Pug on the planet.
    The LPG

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    Quote Originally Posted by lancelot View Post
    Might be the most expensive Pug on the planet.
    And well worth it

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    Sorry if this is a dumb question, but if you use those special clamps that allow you to run the Lefty, does this mean you can't run a 29er wheel centered? I notice that the installed fat wheel is offset...
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    Tell me more about the bar. i have been looking for one aheadset style for years. i remember a ti version a while back, but $$$$
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    Quote Originally Posted by Drevil View Post
    Sorry if this is a dumb question, but if you use those special clamps that allow you to run the Lefty, does this mean you can't run a 29er wheel centered? I notice that the installed fat wheel is offset...
    Not a dumb question, just a good point. Yes, the FatClamps move the Lefty and hub over 17.5mm(ish). A wheel pulled from a skinnybike would not run centered on the frame.

    OTOH - If you want to run a standard Lefty wheel, you just need to swap back to normal length 1 1/8" conversion clamps along with it.

    Also, looking at it in Freespoke - the normal spoke angles for a Lefty wheel get reversed if you build a 17.5 offset wheel, so that's doable too.
    This isn't a "you're doing it wrong" topic.

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    Since putting the FatLefty on my pugs, I have upgraded to a 2011 frame, thudbuster, Graceful Sheba and some reflective stickering.....whoooo-hooo is this ever FUN!

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    Quote Originally Posted by lancelot View Post
    Might be the most expensive Pug on the planet.
    ???
    At least one post in this forum references $7K into their pugs.
    38 54' -77 15

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    nice

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    Thanks all!

    As for Uma set up, there's a few things that really help. As with any tubeless, having some prior experience setting them up, really helps. First timers, shouldn't find too much more hassle with these, than any skinny tired version.

    Have a tire that has been mounted already, preferably used for a few rides. This will settle the carcass into a mounted shape, so the air needs less punch to get it all seated.

    Use a skinny tire 26" tube to inflate and seat the tire. Carefully remove just one side, and slip the tube out, being a skinny helps disturb the tire less since it's not as bulky.

    At that point, slap in some Stans and go to town just like a normal set up. A few hand slaps and they typically go right up.

    Lefty stuff. Clamps, yep, these are the last of the prototype run I had made. 17.5mm offset, just like a Pug. I'm having a run of 20 done right now, and hope to have them by Christmas time.

    Lefty's run he gammut, but you need one with moveable clamps which places you into forks 2005 or older. $150 to $400 is a decent range, hubs can be gotten new for around $100 and up, but you can score Lefty wheels cheaper all the time, and just harvest the hub.

    Wadester's answer about the skinny 29 wheel is spot on.

    Bar is from First Flight Bicycles, Goathorns. Yep, they did some ti ones too, have a set of those on a 1951 Colson hot rod I built a few years ago.....

    So Andy rode his bike this AM, and basically yeah, unstoppable was the word he kept using.
    This is a Pugs not some carbon wannabee pretzel wagon!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by apbtlvr View Post
    ???
    At least one post in this forum references $7K into their pugs.
    Okay.
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    A $7k dollar Pugsley??? I have to see that. Did they plate it in platinum?
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