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Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

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Old 02-23-08, 02:41 PM   #1
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Surly Pugsley

Anyone in here ride one fixed gear?
Im dying to have one of these. Of course the price tag is damned daunting.
Are they worth it?
If you have one id like to hear your impressions of it and see a pic if you got it.




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Old 02-23-08, 02:50 PM   #2
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I just want to try cornering on one
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Old 02-23-08, 02:51 PM   #3
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Someone in the MTB forum has a Pugsley. Don't remember the drivetrain but they went full out with the wide rims and huge tires. Seeing it all assembled really is a jaw dropped. I would love to have one as well.

Scroll down, there is a SS one: Dual purpose Surly Pugsley !

I think fixed would be cool, but you would want a really low gear. Honestly I think I would run it 1x8 speed with a friction shifter or something else bomb proof for the rear derailleur

This one is cool to. Fully geared out, disc brakes the works but he goes in depth on how well it does in the snow: got me a new bike, teh grey Pugsley, geared

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Old 02-23-08, 02:51 PM   #4
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http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...ksid=p3907.m29
I too am intrigued by it since it looks like so much fun...


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Old 02-23-08, 03:30 PM   #5
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Such a hardcore looking bike with those ****** rims and tires.
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Old 02-23-08, 03:40 PM   #6
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They are wicked fun, especially in snow. I don't have one but definitely have thought about buying one.
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I test rode one a couple years ago. Thing's a ****ing TANK!
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I think I saw on sheldon's site that they built one with a geared setup in back, and a fixed cog on the front wheel since they use the same spacing I guess, I dunno, but it's def a bike on my wish list.
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http://www.63xc.com/pugsley/pugsley.htm
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check youtube for a guy riding a pugsley on rollers made out of logs.
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Hey thanks.
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if i was getting a pugsly, i would most certainly have it fixed gear. the whole appeal (to me) is the fact that it can go anywhere and can handle any situation, i.e. long backcounty rides where you definitely wouldnt want to break something. why compromise the durability by putting dérailleurs on?
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why compromise the durability by putting dérailleurs on?
Because you can have a backup (up to 4 drivetrain options if you ran 2 flipflops) If you are anywhere with hills, why not have a derailleur on there if you can always swap the front and back wheels and have a fixed gear if something breaks? If riding up hills in the same gear that you descend with is sometimes challenging on the road, then why would you look to do it in the mud/snow?
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I assume because it's a 29er effectively with those wheels and it is heavy I would want some gear choice.
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I assume because it's a 29er effectively with those wheels and it is heavy I would want some gear choice.
What about an shimano nexus or other then?
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What about an shimano nexus or other then?
Id take a RD + cassette over a internally geared hub for the kind of riding a pugsely would be doing. If the RD breaks you can still be up and running as a SS in a couple of minutes.
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how "light" could one of these things get built up? the SB one says 37 pounds, and that's with discs and cassettes+ shifters. what if you went singlespeed or fixed, canti brakes, and maybe some other ridiculous stuff?
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18" = 5.66 lb (2.57 kg)
Fork - uncut = 2.52 lb (1.14 kg) uncut
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I don't think weight is an issue with this puppy. I wouldn't want canti's on it either, its effectively a 29er built for deep sand / snow so you are going to want brakes that can handle weather better. If I SS one, disc up front, nothing in back if weight was an issue?

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One of the things I notice in looking through all the bike photos on website like this is the incredible sameness of most of the bikes. The really neat thing to me about the Pugsley is the appearance. I'd like to have one, but wouldn't ever even have it offroad- would be awesome just riding it down the bike trail.
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dude, if my neighbor can commute in an escalade, why can't I commute on a pugsley?

Pugsley with xtracycle=ultimate SUB
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dude, if my neighbor can commute in an escalade, why can't I commute on a pugsley?

Pugsley with xtracycle=ultimate SUB
you are the kind of person that makes my head spin when i go to work and have to work on crazy franken bikes. although it would be ultimate. bob trailer might be better. im pretty sure the big dumby cant fit 4 inch tires, nor can the xtracycle.
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I know it doesn't currently work, but that doesn't mean that a guy can't dream. And I'll take the head spinning as a compliment
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One of the things I notice in looking through all the bike photos on website like this is the incredible sameness of most of the bikes. The really neat thing to me about the Pugsley is the appearance. I'd like to have one, but wouldn't ever even have it offroad- would be awesome just riding it down the bike trail.
so you'd get it just to be different, not to use it as its intended? unintentional irony detected
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that with bolt on fixed cogs= awesome.
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