Salsa Fargo w/ Mukluk fork or Surly KM w/ Pugsley fork
Got a question about a build I have been considering that doesn't fit neatly into one category. I've been on a single minded obsessive quest to build the ultimate in versatility and functionality on a single bike without having to sacrifice fun and rideability.
After lengthy discussion at my LBS today, the mechanic and I came to the conclusion of the two combinations I listed in the title. This would leave me the option of running geared while having a s/s freewheel on the front fork to switch out if the mood strikes or circumstances dictate. It would also allow me to run a range of tire sizes.
I mainly use my bike for single track, around town and when it snows I would like to be able to ride on trails and frozen creek beds.
So my question is anyone have a setup like this? And what are the general thoughts about this combo? Any advantages/disadvantages.
It seems pretty out there to me but i think it is crazy enough it just might work.
Yeah I was considering it for a while but i'm a tall guy so I really prefer 29ers. I thought about running it as 650b but there is such a vacuum of tire choices that I decided against it. Shame really. That orange is BA.
The next bike I am building up is going to be a KM. My plan is to use a ss spacer kit on the freehub and also have a bolt on cog for the disc side if I want a fixed. The bike will be a 2x2 as I am going to run two chainrings and two cogs, foor road and offroad use. If I want it geared it will be easy enough to put on a cassette, deraulleur , cable and bar end shifter. The only problem is that the mad money stash has been a wee bit low this lsat year. I am intrigued by your build idea...pics are definitely needed when done.
That sounds like a great setup but i've heard bad things about running the KM geared. Its supposed to be a pain to take the rear wheel off. the horizontal drop outs force you to move the disc brake caliper just to be able to slide the wheel out.
Just got back from the shop where I finalized my build with the mechanic. I ultimately decided on the KM w/ the Pugsley fork in black. I also picked out the components but that is subject to change so I won't list that yet.
If there is any interest, I'll keep you all posted throughout the build process and put up some pictures of the end result.