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    Purple Power

    I just got my Pugsley parts in, so let the build commence!

    Day 1


    JP Frame Saver, wait 8-12 hours to dry


    Day 2
    Frame in the stand


    Large Marge offset rims, DT compitition 256mm, Shimano XT hubs.


    All trued up
    Just do it, Faster, Better, Lighter.
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    oh man! i really like the new rims! swank
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    Sorry guys, I forgot to take my camera to work today so the build shots will be incomplete. But the bike is finished, so without further ado, the Pugsley.













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    very nice! you got to love a pic of a Pug up on 1 wheel. awhile back i was running over campaign signs...very fun
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    Nice pics, more please!

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    I've got to get one of those...

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    The silver components look good in contrast with the black stuff. Those new Large Marges are Smoooooth! Enjoy.

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    What size fame is that and how tall are you?

    I am trying to figure sizing.

    thx,
    I'd rather be riding my bike...

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    The frame is a Medium, thats 19.5" center-to-top, and 22" ST to ST. I am 5` 10" tall and have a 31.5 inseam.
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    DAmn those are so cool. How fast do they roll in dirt?? aRe they a ***** to get going??

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    Quote Originally Posted by MMcG
    DAmn those are so cool. How fast do they roll in dirt?? aRe they a ***** to get going??
    They roll much better than you would expect. At 30psi they probably roll better than any 2.0 knobbie. They are much heavier (especially the rims) than most MTB tires so acceleration is slower. I find the Pugs to be a pretty decent dirt machine. Its not going to win races but you can have a lot of fun off-road.
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    anyone else smell that?
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    i'm kinda new to these pugs.....

    why does your front wheel seem to have a freewheel? i'm not sure 2 wheel drive is a good idea on a bike .

    looks good!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jgsatl
    i'm kinda new to these pugs.....

    why does your front wheel seem to have a freewheel? i'm not sure 2 wheel drive is a good idea on a bike .
    looks good!
    Its a design choice by the guys at Surly. A 4" tire doesn't easily fit past a disc brake caliper in a 100mm hub based front fork, so they decided to use a 135mm hub width in the fork. Since this matches the hub width of the rear Surly also chose to use the same hub offsets. This allows one to swap the front and rear wheels. This makes for a reasonably quick on the trail gear change if running SS or it allows for a backup freewheel if running it extreme conditions.
    My Pugs has a 18 and 22 tooth freewheel to allow for an offroad and a road gear.
    I have seen a 2x2 bike but the drive for the front wheel is complex and inefficient. Running a chain directly to the front wheel would eliminate the ability to steer.
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    So what are those cranks? They aren't the new Surly Whirligig cranks, are they?
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    Bigfish,
    Have you taken the Purple beast to the Knob yet?
    I rode there once this summer with my Pugs. The Pugs was quite a handful on those trails. Ofcourse given that I had only ridden any trails a couple of times before that, the Knob was way over my head.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CBBaron
    Bigfish,
    Have you taken the Purple beast to the Knob yet?
    I have and it is just as fast as my 22 pound, 29er, fully geared, disk brake race bike, and more fun too. (with 23" bars, the 28" bars won’t fit between some of the trees) The 28" bars are for longer rides and Rays Park.


    Quote Originally Posted by el-cid
    So what are those cranks? They aren't the new Surly Whirligig cranks, are they?
    Yeah, I wish. There an old set of Bontys I had lying around, so I stripped off the Black ano with Easy Off and polished them.
    Just do it, Faster, Better, Lighter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigfish
    There an old set of Bontys I had lying around, so I stripped off the Black ano with Easy Off and polished them.
    Ah, it was the silver that threw me off. They look good, the Easy Off trick works pretty well-I stripped a set of riser bars the same way.
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