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    Post your Quiver.

    Curious to see everyone’s quiver of bikes considering the relative adaptability of Surlys. After riding downhill, free ride, road, and even some bmx my only bike now is a ‘17 karate monkey. I run two wheel sets, one 29” x 2.1” for commuting / grocery getting and the stock 27+ with the 3” dirt wizards for trail tomfoolery. Thinking of building a FS trail bike but worried I might not take the KM out on many dirt adventures after that.

    Pics welcome!!
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    Quiver.

    I don't have a family portrait but quiver includes an 11yr old CC, 6yr old BD and a 1yr old Ogre. I also have a 7yr old LHT which I never thought I'd part with that's up for sale. I may add a dedicated mtn bike to the quiver (KM) or just ditch the CC for a DT and use the Ogre as my mountain bike. I wouldn't mind getting down to 3 unique yet capable bikes. All the bikes have been put to use commuting, rambling and camping/touring. The CC and LHT even did some brevets back when I was randonneuring. I love Surly bikes for their affordability, uniqueness and versatility. Here's shots of the family.
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    Quite the family! Nice rides. Love the Ogre.

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    pics of some but will do "family pic) one day.
    Current:
    1x1 - two, one black, one white
    Karate Monkey
    Krampus (SS in the picture but 1x11 at the moment)
    Moonlander - 2, almost identical, bought frames a a pair for me and missus

    Sold:
    Xcheck
    Pacer
    Another KM

    At this point I have more All-City bikes, used to be another way around.

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    Which all-city bikes are you riding, Mongol? I nearly bought a Space Horse but went the Cross Check route instead. I regretted it shortly thereafter.

    My quiver stays at 2-3 bikes due to space issues. At the moment, I'm on a Pugsley and an ECR and I love both of them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cassa89 View Post
    Which all-city bikes are you riding, Mongol? I nearly bought a Space Horse but went the Cross Check route instead. I regretted it shortly thereafter.

    My quiver stays at 2-3 bikes due to space issues. At the moment, I'm on a Pugsley and an ECR and I love both of them.
    So it all started with Space Horse and Big Block and at the time I was most comfortable on 52cm (in All-City sizing). But tried 55 at some point, felt right on and was too attached to my 52cm frames to sell them so rebuilt them for my Missus. She loves her All-City bikes so Mr Pink in fauxtorola frame was bought for her. We are pretty close in fit so I still ride all of them from time to time.
    Cross-check was sold because for me Space Horse rode and felt way better. Plus I was really getting tired of short top tubes on Surly frames. I don't mind them on off-road frames but on road/cross/gravel - I much prefer taller headtubes and awesome paint jobs from All-City.

    I was really going for another Space Horse (was trying to find one in 55cm in elvin blue or firs year root beer) but no dice. But now that I got GM - it is everything I wanted. Would still nab SH frame at the right price though, just like it a lot.

    Current All-City stable:
    Space Horse, canti, Elvin Blue - was mine, currently wife's
    Nature Boy disc - was mine, currently wife's
    Big Block, Sr Elton John lilac color - was mine, currently wife's
    Mr Pink in pink - mine
    Mr Pink Fauxtorola - wife's
    Nature Boy disc, Reynolds 853 (in green) - mine
    Gorilla Monsoon - mine, my favorite All-City to date
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    Three for me...

    Hi everyone, its three Surlys for me. My first was my Crosscheck thats been with me for nine? years.

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    I had it resprayed last year and added a new wheelset, good for another ten years.

    Then I built up a Troll as my commuter.

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    Ride it everyday rain, hail or shine to work. Solid and reliable the Busch and Muller lighting system is the best lighting system I have ever used. Makes winter commuting a breeze.

    And my newest Surly, a Karate Monkey.

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    Already on its second build spec, with a suspension fork and dropper post newly added. Such a fun bike that has seen my F/S Mtb sidelined.

    The one that got away is a Wednesday, got a way better deal on a Farley and as its mainly for beach running possibly a better choice.

    I do really like the look of a new Pugsley, the wife not so keen

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    Here's 2/3 of our family's bikes. The BFD and single-speed Pugsley are mine, and the Karate Monkey is my wife's. That accounts for the current Surlys in the house (we have had a few previously, too).

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    I only have one current Surly, my '12 KM:

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    But I've had several in the past:

    - My Cross Check was my go-to road bike for many years, until it was eventually replaced with a Black Mountain Cycles Monstercross:
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    - I bought a Pacer while I had my CC, thinking it might be zippier. But it felt about the same, only less tire clearance and no easy single speed capability.
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    - Before my current KM, I had an older size Large version. Too small.
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    - Also had a Krampus, which I found a bit too stiff and unwieldy for me:
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    - And a Troll I picked up cheap from a swap meet, one of the few bikes I've made money on:
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    I'm down to 2 Surly bikes, my Wednesday and Cross Check. Neither are on the chopping block at this time! I have 4 non-Surly bikes as well.
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    I have three Surlys, the Ice Cream Truck, Karate Monkey (27.5+), and Disc Trucker.

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    Lots o Surlys...

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    My current Surly, LHT. I dig it a lot, and wanted one for quite some time.

    Here's the past list:
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    V1 Troll, frame up build. I really enjoyed it, and immediately regretted selling the frame.
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    Single speed Pugs. Didn't really jive with it.
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    Cross Check. Frame was too small.
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    ICT. Super fun bike. Did NOT regret selling it though. BB too wide for my taste.
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    Another Cross Check. Frame up SS build. Cool bike, but it would've turned into the LHT above.
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    Big Dummy. Didn't give it enough time. Should've kept that one.
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    Steamroller. Got it on a trade. Not my thing. Flipped it.
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    Another white Pugs. This time with gears. As much as I want to be, I'm just not into fat bikes...

    If I were to do it all again, I would definitely keep the Troll, and probably the Big Dummy. And, the new LHT. It's all good though. Also had some Salsa's, All City's, and a random Rivendell in there as well. Bikes come and go, as long as i have something to ride I am good!

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    Sold ones

    Can't find any pics of xcheck but found Pacer and KM (build with nuvinci hub), both sold built as below.
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    xcheck - sold

    Found xcheck pic - sold it as frameset
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    Recent pic of one of 1x1Post your Quiver.-1x1-white-back.jpg
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    Quote Originally Posted by mongol777 View Post
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    That looks like a super fun bike.

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    Wednesday with Bluto fork.

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    Ice Cream Truck with Vee Snowshoe 2XL for deep powder days

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    OG Krampus, currently built as a regular 29er. I hope to build some Rabbit Hole wheels for it soon.

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    Finally, my new red Krampus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by troodontinae View Post
    That looks like a super fun bike.
    Thank you, it is! One of my favorite Surly frames.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cjbiker View Post

    OG Krampus, currently built as a regular 29er. I hope to build some Rabbit Hole wheels for it soon.

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    Finally, my new red Krampus.

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    Both of those Krampus builds are killer. Nicely done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by backcountryeti View Post
    Both of those Krampus builds are killer. Nicely done.
    Thanks! The green one is built with a a mish-mash of parts that I had, and stuff that would work, but the red one is a very deliberate build with stuff that I chose based on my experiences over the last few years.

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    i've had 8 surlys over the years,an ogre,karate monkey,moonlander,krampus,ice cream truck,straggler,and cross check...most of them in a variety of builds...

    down to the ogre,straggler,and ice cream truck,although i will probably sell that at some point,the riding in this area where a fat bike is really needed frankly isnt that much fun...

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    Down to the trusty Gen 1 Pugsley. I had a Krampus, but I preferred the Pugsley even for summer riding. To clarify, I have 29+ Rabbit Hole wheelset for the Pugsley.

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    Thoughts on Minions vs. DWs? I love the DWs, but I'm wearing out my first set - if it ever stops raining I'll need new shoes in a month or so.

    Also curious about your rims - I'm beating my stockers to a square, wobbly pulp, was thinking of grabbing the newer RF ARC40s, but all of a sudden everyone is complaining they're super soft rims... Was going to lace mine to Vault or Onyx hubs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Glenngineer View Post
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    Thoughts on Minions vs. DWs? I love the DWs, but I'm wearing out my first set - if it ever stops raining I'll need new shoes in a month or so.

    Also curious about your rims - I'm beating my stockers to a square, wobbly pulp, was thinking of grabbing the newer RF ARC40s, but all of a sudden everyone is complaining they're super soft rims... Was going to lace mine to Vault or Onyx hubs.
    I have no experience with the Dirt Wizards. The DHF/DHR Minions are good. They don't seem as tacky as the Geax Gommas I have on the OG Krampus, but they make up for it in volume. Highly recommended. Also, no issues yet with the Race Face ARC rims.

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    I picked up a set of Jones Loop 2.5" riser bars for the OG Krampus.

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