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Old 07-18-13, 03:48 AM   #2551
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http://surlybikes.com/bikes/pugsley

The Pugsley and it's many cousins are purpose built to run much wider rims and tyres that cannot be run in a standard frame... drop bars and their controls are my preferred set up on most bikes.

Sealed cartridge bearings in the hubs and bottom bracket are essential if you plan to get wet as is the use of frame saver to protect a steel frame from internal rust.

I picked up my Pug used at a great price and with the new freewheel in the back and what I would have had to pay for a custom rack (I build these) I am into this for less than 1K although buying a new Pugsley off the rack would cost double that but would still be cheaper than building it up from it's respective parts.

They really are a rather incredible ride and much more versatile than many people think... I live in a place where winter lasts over 6 months and the Pug really shines at this and is also great for adventuring and will handle terrain other bikes cannot.
Thanks for the great reply, the pugsley sounds amazing! I looked around on ebay and gumtree but no sign of the pugsley! I did find this though, and it's near me is it worth it? http://bit.ly/14h1EBN. And thanks for the advice on the waterproof bit I'll be sure to go sealed cartridge! Are there any other similair bikes to the pugsley with that much wheel clearance? I've never seen wheels that thick to buy
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Old 07-18-13, 09:53 AM   #2552
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Old 07-18-13, 10:11 AM   #2553
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Thanks for the great reply, the pugsley sounds amazing! I looked around on ebay and gumtree but no sign of the pugsley! I did find this though, and it's near me is it worth it? http://bit.ly/14h1EBN. And thanks for the advice on the waterproof bit I'll be sure to go sealed cartridge! Are there any other similair bikes to the pugsley with that much wheel clearance? I've never seen wheels that thick to buy
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Old 07-19-13, 10:01 PM   #2554
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Old 07-20-13, 05:53 PM   #2555
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Old 07-20-13, 09:50 PM   #2556
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Old 07-21-13, 12:08 PM   #2557
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Old 07-21-13, 07:52 PM   #2558
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Old 07-26-13, 09:38 AM   #2559
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Getting this sweet babe on Sunday!! Quite a steal for 130 bucks!


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My first real MTB. A Haro Zero-Eight. Alloy frame, 130mm travel fork, 2x8 drivetrain, disc brakes F/R. I've heard some bad things about the adjustable dropout but this bike seems to be fine. Needs new brake pads for front and rear and maybe new calipers.

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Old 07-28-13, 08:28 PM   #2560
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I bought a new 2013 Scott Scale 970, also i did 50+ miles on it's maiden voyage. the hydraulic brakes are something to get use to.



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Old 07-30-13, 06:14 PM   #2562
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Old 08-07-13, 03:48 PM   #2568
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Old 08-07-13, 04:58 PM   #2569
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Old 08-13-13, 01:41 PM   #2570
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Sixty Fiver: your fat content is not good! I have no need for one. Despite that fact, I want one. Badly.

Meantime: new fork. Just on today. No ride time yet. Dumped rain most of the day. Feels great around the block... Hope to get on trail tomorrow to get pressure/sag/damping sorted.

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Old 08-21-13, 06:50 PM   #2574
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Old 08-26-13, 08:33 AM   #2575
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