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    La Pugsdozer

    Rims are on its way!

    I think I'm done with the questions regarding the build....I think!! not sure! so decided to open a thread for actual build advances and hope a good ending to this story.

    Once the rims get here, they and the frame are going directly to the PC shop.

    I'll take this opportunity to thank the guys who help me out at the Project thread, specially V and D, thank you guys.

    Not going to be posting too often but when I do it hope to do it juicy *

    * or for another question

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    Hurry

    I can't wait to see this thing!!!

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    Ok guys...as some guys said the wait was worthy...I LOVE IT!



    Frameset and rims...



    Couple of details...





    The King...



    Some Salsa...



    and of course...



    @ThreeD
    thanks for pushing...I don't want to go there but this hasn't been easy to me.
    @Mangoman @Coastkid71...the other day I took a couple of your pics to state the purpose of the fatbikes on my blog...hope you guys don't mind it.

    the end...
    do you see it?



    I shouldn't do that...the handlebar is heaven in your hands.
    as this is going to be my fun bike I decided to add some extra fun adding more red than I should...love it...well guys that's it for now...see you in 2 or 3 months for another juicy post...just a miracle will put the build done before Sept.

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    dig the mustard + ketchup look, very nice. Congrats!

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    i know you must be anxious
    I like the yellow!
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    Whoa! So cool! I've always wanted to do a Cat industrial pugsley, maybe with flat black rims though. I can't wait to see it finished!

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    Wow. You went all the way with the rims, too. I can relate to a lil' bike build obsession, but I've never done the rims before.

    Representin'!

    Where's your blog?

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    thank you guys...

    @mangoman...a little? .... yeah, this build claimed for the rims too...at the beginning I was concern about doing some harm to them, but after some emails with the right guys, the conclusion was that the only thing you should be concern of is for the couple of grams you add to the build ....

    hey M, what do you think?...I'm considering the color of the crankarms right know, I'm going for the profile crankset and thought about this:...like to triangle the red on the frame you know..seatpost clamp, headset and crankarms:



    They are cro-moly so it won't be to much trouble to paint them cat yellow too

    I just started a blog in Spanish here in Mexico. Link in the signature.

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    I'd go black on the cranks if it were mine. Whatever that's worth.

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    black with yellow reflective tape in diagonal caution stripe fashion
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    I thought about adding some somewhere, not sure if there would be the place
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    thats going to be wicked when finished +1 on reflective tape and needs a reverse bleeper!
    plan it...build it....ride it...love it....
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    Wow!!

    Now I'm really can't wait to see this bike finished. That looks great!

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    Awesome! My buddy works for Cat and wants a pug bad. After I show him this it should be the straw the broke the camel's back! Can't wait to see it done.

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    I did the paint job with a PC shop that is practically dedicated to CAT jobs...so I was able to find the right color...we have a CAT facility here in the state.

    Show him this ones...the sun wasn't at its best but I think the color is showed better.



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    Boy Toys

    Martinsillo, your project here got the memory stirring- I used to play with Matchbox and Corgi toy earthmovers and bulldozers, and was trying to remember what those cool & unusual chartreuse yellow-green ones were...ahh, they were Euclids!
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    Hey! that Euclid Green looks awesome for another Pug build!



    I know what you are talking about, but I was more into racing cars in those days

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    Yeah...

    Quote Originally Posted by martinsillo
    Hey! that Euclid Green looks awesome for another Pug build!



    I know what you are talking about, but I was more into racing cars in those days
    ... A John Deere theme would be pretty sweet.

    I like the Catapillar theme too.

    The camo thing is overdone, but I love Olive Drab green.

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    Quote Originally Posted by martinsillo
    I did the paint job with a PC shop that is practically dedicated to CAT jobs...so I was able to find the right color...we have a CAT facility here in the state.

    Show him this ones...the sun wasn't at its best but I think the color is showed better.
    I always liked that CAT colour!!! I think the new one is a wee bit darker more like Grove's old yellow... which now is much brighter.

    At any rate, I have always felt attraction to those yellow heavy machinery colours for a bike.

    However, when the time came to order a colour for my bike, I went for a black olive as Pimpbot mentioned... no Pugs content, though.

    Looking awesome Martinsillo!!! As mentioned, consider some more black or warning tape effect.
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    Quote Originally Posted by martinsillo
    ...see you in 2 or 3 months for another juicy post...just a miracle will put the build done before Sept.
    miracles do happen!...missing parts are on its way!!

    pics as soon as is put together.

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    re: reflective hazard tape..

    Pick up some of the vinyl versioned stuff and selectively figure out how to place it between spoke holes, so that when still it looks good, but more so, at night will throw a nice "wicked" reflective circle when hit with light. More so, at differentiating speeds it will show as solid, separated, forward moving or backward moving..

    Am I making sense?

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    1st shipment is here!


    realize I will need more spacers!



    SOO EXCITED!

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    Watch that faceplate torque..IMHO drop it from 5.5nm to 5 or 4.9.

    Don't ask how or why..just trust me here b/c this happened w/ mine @ 5.5, verified and warranty'd.

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    Thanks Ob...will check on that

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    Quote Originally Posted by martinsillo
    La Pugsdozer
    Whoa whoa whoa whoa whoa now hombre!!! “La” implies it is female—is your bike a bitch??? Certainly you meant to type, “el Pugsdozliadamo” or something equally masculine-sounding in Mexican Spanish? No one wants to ride a bitchbike, do they really???
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    Leopold...the bike is a she...in spanish you say "La Bicicleta" not "El Bicicleta"...

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    Finally!









    Tomorrow...my first real ride!

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    very nice need some action photos.

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    Sweet!!! Time to move some earth with that thing!
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    Soo happy while it last....what I was able to get before the flat:
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    Quote Originally Posted by martinsillo
    Leopold...the bike is a she...in spanish you say "La Bicicleta" not "El Bicicleta"...
    Besides, how else do you explain that when you're not with your lady the bike is always right besides the bed, or at most, within viewing distance so you can admire it's beautiful curves?




    That's a little more than a flat, that's a sidewall cut, something I really remember about the trails from Jalisco to Guanajuato also. That sucks, to have to go through all that and get a cut like that, makes you cry.

    See about trying to just sew it up and patch with some rubber cement. If you do just get a new tire, save the old tube and use it to wrap the old one. Just slice off the valve, slit it down the inside center to make a new layer you wrap around the tube for a little "normal" flat protection.
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    sweet! awesome to finally get it done. it took me months of planning and scavenging so i know how you must feel. looks like a great place to ride too. hope you get the flat thing sorted out ok. i did some night riding in the hills after midnight last night. spooky but fun!
    have fun!

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    Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy. You've got a really nice bike there. I love my Pugs. They are a lot of fun to play around on. Or if you prefer to really attack the trails with, I do.

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    thanks guys....it must be the light or something in the vid, tire is fine...as soon as I felt the flat I walked and asked for a ride to our car ... I already changed the inner tube and have the old one waiting for a patch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by martinsillo
    thanks guys....it must be the light or something in the vid, tire is fine...
    Light play and the way the raised lettering made it look torn.
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    Flat guy reporting 2nd ride,

    First fall and second flat

    I went to a river that is 5 min from the office...the tires were all pumped up while I was on the road...just when I was about to enter the riverbed I lower the psis just a little bit....entering the river I flew over the handlebar, being sure the bike was going to land properly of course! her paint is just fine..me, a little dent on my left elbow

    Once I was ready, I rode like 200 or 300 meters I felt that my front wheel was too bouncy...so I lower the psis on front a little bit more...front that moment on..It was heaven...people riding on the trail was amazed to see me down there it was funny... little, medium and large rocks, I passed them like nothing...well not like nothing but you get the felling just another fat bike could pass trough there

    when I turned back I decided to lower the psis some more...looking for some more buoyancy (floatage?, flotage?)...I was wrong...well not to much...passing little and medium rocks the felling was great, specially on the little loose ones....the problem: the big ones...my 220 lbs made the rim bite the tube again on my rear wheel...I need to control myself lowering the psis and perhaps lose some weight
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    IMHO keeping it in the 22-25psi range in big rocks or chipped rocks tends to be key. Remember my advise above about making an old tube into a tube liner. It'll fix that issue also.

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    bummer, i guess you live you learn.
    for big big rocks i like a lower psi, personally. maybe around 8 or less but not much. i weigh around 165 so YMMV. i don't go hauling arse either.
    these rocks gave me a lot of trouble till i lowered the pressure a bit more than what i was rolling with on the sand:
    <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/4469809171/" title="IMG_5025 by alang60, on Flickr"><img src="https://farm3.static.flickr.com/2677/4469809171_4385405f64.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="IMG_5025"></a>

    then it was tits!
    glad to see you are having a great time though. keep it up! and keep the pics coming!

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    yeah aljee...I forgot the camera yesterday

    If I had to say a number I think that when I was doing fine I was around 25 on the back and around 18 psi on front...will ride again after the world cup games this saturday

    will ask for an old tube at my LBS to do the liner thing Ob...I certainly need some protection over those rocks.

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    Wink

    See, I'm telling ya, 22-25psi.

    Now, on a different subject..
    Quote Originally Posted by martinsillo
    Since someone had brought up the whole CAT, Euclid, John Deere color deal has anyone seen what Surly added to their home page? https://surlybikes.com/

    Upper right, magnet that's holding up the Gary Coleman and David Hasselhoff with K.I.T.T. picture..

    It's refreshing to see things pop up in our little world that might tell us someone out there is watching..or it's purely coincidental.


    Either way, finish up the CAT theme and have a set of Pugsley decals ran in white letters bordered in black using the Caterpillar style letters. You can even really take it a little further and for the white use the reflective idea.

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    That would be awesome Ob...but it would be a tough task to accomplish...first I really dig the bike as it is without decals and second, the letters will have to be done with the actual CAT Font...I'm that obsessed about these things . (I just did a Google search and I couldn't find it, just look alikes, and that won't do it for me)

    hey!! pigeonfarmboy has a buddy that works for CAT!!

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    super dumb reporting flat repairing,

    I found a thorn on the tire...judging the flat location on both tubes that thorn was the cause for both flats....truth is I didn't check the tire on the first repairing, my bad...good is I will play again with low psis!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by martinsillo
    That would be awesome Ob...
    *Official request..

    OK everyone, it's Obi, Obi.. , Obiyashi, or as always, Shane.

    No Opie, Ob, Ox, O-B (like I'm supposed to be a tampon or something?), Cool?

    Sorry, it gets old, not trying to bash on ya.

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    I swear I didn't know that!

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    i like how the yellow turned out
    personally I wasn't too crazy about it being super bright...

    so a flat...

    ya... maybe 3 years ago, i rode and got 5 flats in one day. all goat heads <---thorns

    i just returned home from an attempt on the Tour Divide and I was using Stan's latex tubeless liquid, and I didn't get one flat while using a set of WTB Vulpines.

    vulpines are super thin... I'm thinking of changing over to Cafe Latex and possibly adding some to the innertubes of my Pug.

    the obvious answer would be in so many ways, to simply convert the Pug to tubeless...
    I'm sure there is a thread somewhere that has gone over this
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    Quote Originally Posted by martinsillo
    I swear I didn't know that!

    LOL!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by SelfPropelledDevo
    i like how the yellow turned out
    personally I wasn't too crazy about it being super bright...

    so a flat...

    ya... maybe 3 years ago, i rode and got 5 flats in one day. all goat heads <---thorns

    i just returned home from an attempt on the Tour Divide and I was using Stan's latex tubeless liquid, and I didn't get one flat while using a set of WTB Vulpines.

    vulpines are super thin... I'm thinking of changing over to Cafe Latex and possibly adding some to the innertubes of my Pug.

    the obvious answer would be in so many ways, to simply convert the Pug to tubeless...
    I'm sure there is a thread somewhere that has gone over this
    On this one I think it is showing her true colors... I just love it


    Yeah I can recall something about that episode on your pugs thread...I also remember you trying some slime on your pug's tubes...do you still use it?

    For now I think I will try Obi's (as in Obiyashi) advice and put a tube liner.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by martinsillo
    On this one I think it is showing her true colors... I just love it


    Yeah I can recall something about that episode on your pugs thread...I also remember you trying some slime on your pug's tubes...do you still use it?

    For now I think I will try Obi's (as in Obiyashi) advice and put a tube liner.....
    I like the color.
    it looks good.

    no. I am not using slime. Here in Monterey, Ca, I don't have to deal with thorns so much.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SelfPropelledDevo
    no. I am not using slime. Here in Monterey, Ca, I don't have to deal with thorns so much.
    Yeah.. Monterey > Monterrey in that respect. But he has cheaper beer and tequila on us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by martinsillo
    I swear I didn't know that!
    Quote Originally Posted by Leopold Porkstacker
    LOL!!!
    Yeah, someone pointed it out a few years back when asking how to properly put down my nick-name, glad I could make you two laugh.

    Now, martinsillo, how are you handling the parts, through mail-order/import, or someone has finally opened a good shop down there? I couldn't find anything half-way decent until a friend did a small on in Chapala, and his buddy's garage in Guanajuato not far from the University. If there is a great shop I want a location if I break something again!

    FWIW.. I keep tossing the idea around of doing a Bed-n-Breakfast/Touring deal out of our place in Chapala. Simply buy a boat load of the most common and necessary items, pack them into a trailer and early 90's Toyota truck, then tow it all down and live the life for a few years. That way if I go bust I just sell off the truck and whatever and move back here.

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    Obi...that's is a complicated subject down here in Mexico...for every thread on the Mexico Forum you can bet there will be at least one post talking about it, and there is not an agreement on it

    Only a couple of guys (and I can only remember one) are in favor of buying parts on our LBS, I mean real parts, you can always count on them for a tube or a spoke but the majority will tell you that they bought their parts or bikes from outside, how they bring it to Mex is another subject and everyone seems to have their own way to do it.

    for me is kind of easy, well not easy, for me the important thing is to be in control of what I'm going to spend so I send everything to the border on US soil, then I either ask for it and the company charge me 18% of the value of the product to bring it to MTY or I go there and pick it up...on the second option I just have to pay travel expenses...either way I'm always in control of what I'm going to spend, something you are not always sure when you ask for an international mail service.

    Crossing the border you can bring sport goods as your personal luggage...bringing ALL the parts for my Pugs I was stopped at the border twice...didn't pay a peso to pass the parts.

    About shops and their service that's another history...there are large and small shops...on the large ones the service is awful and if you go there talking about a Pugsley they will look you like you were crazy or something, they are experts on selling you high end stuff and their prices are just above the sky...small ones are basically dedicated workshops, they are always full of bicycles to repair, and they are good due to years of experience...but none of them will have a headset facing tool!! (it happened to me after painting the bike)

    I'm a Venezuelan living in Mexico..two years in August...had to google up Chapala...from what I know, Jalisco has some beautiful places to visit.

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    Idea! Tire Liner Recommendation

    I went to the LBS looking for an old tube a couple of hours ago...I was late, they already were closed.

    So I went with the wife to the Home Depot. I was sure I was going to find something I could use as a Tire Liner, something I could cut to fit the tires or something.

    Well, the wife, was the one with the idea, here it is:


    and here it is installed:


    What is it?
    4" plastic skirting board (yes like the one you use on a wall )
    just awesome
    material is at least 1mm thick and much harder than a inner tube. I added a bit extra talc between the board and the tire and between the board and tube, weight, meaningless.


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    You know, I almost was gonna recommend that. Passed the post onto the Surly guys, maybe they'll put it in their blog?

    **Soy un gringo y mi Spaniosh todavía no es tan bueno., si tengo Google Translate por poquito partes aqui...**


    Por favor, por la idea original recuerde mis datos en la página del blog?

    y ver cómo muchas personas que conozco en México reconocen me apodo?

    *Y, en el video es que tu esposa tiene a la moto blanca, que fabricante? Me esposa tiene una Trek 6700 WSD He cogido por su.


    Be careful with the choice, as with the "official" liners, like for a 26" mountain bike, if you run a lower pressure, it can make the liner creep and chafe or cut into the tube. Then again, if that is the glue backed style, it should hold up great. Round the ends of the cut piece and sand the short edges a little and you should be good to go.

    The Home Depot's and Wal-Marts down there amaze me, sooooooo bbbbiiiiigggg and soooo mmmuuucccchhh selection.
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    *I see a face, maybe a monkey's in the liner reflection! It's your Good-Luck and No-More Flats Charm!
    (Don't have my laptop or I'd enhance it for you. *Notice I didn't say Chupacabra or Vodoo Shrunken Head, or you'd have more flats..Ha-ha-ha-ha!)

    re: Almost near the top, look for the two eyes reflecting off the strip.
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    I though about it, I was tempted to cut/reduce the width of it, but then I was going to "un-round" the borders of it, so I leave it as it is...will report back if I have another flat

    besides when the bike is at low psi the tire will tent to turn flat on the contact area, also making the liner flat in that area putting the borders aways from the tube...well I wish it works that way...

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    you have some eye my friend

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    Quote Originally Posted by martinsillo
    you have some eye my friend
    You could say that, it's a Bike-Geek/Photographer thing.. Obi's FlickrStream

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    Obi I just saw your Spanish Edit on the 53 post!

    I will modify the post on my blog with your name I just said the "original idea was from a guy on the mtbr forum".

    Her bike is an "upgraded" Specialized Myka HT, it was explained here

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    Cool, I thought it was a Myka, now it begs the question, were you two up here in California, specifically the Redwood City or Menlo Park area of the San Francisco Bay within the last couple of years?

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    Nope, the closest we've been to Cali was two weeks ago when we were in Baja

    we were having a hard time btw

    La Pugsdozer-dsc_0002.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by martinsillo
    Nope, the closest we've been to Cali was two weeks ago when we were in Baja

    we were having a hard time btw
    Yeah, really stressful experience I bet. Having how best to time it so the fish taco's don't get too close to the drinks causing the ice to melt.

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    we had some rain last night...today the water at the river was perfect!


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    I didn't know then...but that little rain we had was the intro to Hurricane Alex...this is how the river was on Thursday:


    this is how the dam near the spot I did my first pugs test was:


    that is actually incredible, that place normally is one of the driest here in MTY...that dam doesn't ever have water year-round

    and here is an aerial view of the river today:


    the river bed is now pretty high.
    will try to go and ride there when the water is lower

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    That is pretty much the reason we just started making plans to come down to check over our place and our time-share well before next May. I talked to a buddy who said he had to actually sand bag his front door because there was over 6" of water in the street.

    Get out and ride, definitely take pictures, but be wary because there are always sections where water gets stored or absorbed then suddenly breaks loose. I'm interested to find out how many casas were damaged by the overflow of everything.

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    lots of casas are down or buried in mud and rocks...Alex didn't choose between social classes...casas from 100 USD to 300K USD are all the same affected....it is crazy.

    we still have some rain over the city... my ride in the river is postponed... I'm also having second thoughts about it... right now they are doing body searches and they have found some...I prefer to do it when the surface search is done.

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    Latest "upgrade"

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    Brake Boss Plugs from Torontocycles.com

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    thoughts?
    Pugsdozer Surly-CAT Decal Set first draft:

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    Last edited by martinsillo; 12-21-2010 at 12:35 PM.

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    head badge drafts
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    Quote Originally Posted by martinsillo
    head badge drafts
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    May I suggest a Dozer??? An almighty D10 or the D8 workhorse. Seriously, if a D10 can't go over or move over something, most probably you may need blasting.
    Check my Site

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    thanks Warp...yep. I'm not sure about the final machine to put there...the Mine Truck is also in my mind...

    I do like the angle this one shows

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