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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 12-06-11, 12:06 AM   #1
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Surly Pugsley. Whats the point?

Whats the point of a surley pugsley? I dont get why anyone would need tires that wide...
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Old 12-06-11, 12:21 AM   #2
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its badass, dont debate it.
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Old 12-06-11, 12:23 AM   #3
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oh. It's baddass? Didn't know that. I was just confused when I first saw it...
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Old 12-06-11, 12:31 AM   #4
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overpriced and pretty pointless
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Old 12-06-11, 12:50 AM   #5
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its for loose sand... like beaches and deserts
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Old 12-06-11, 01:12 AM   #6
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At $1,500 it's pretty ridiculous to buy a bike for just sand or snow. Also, it's not SSFG so it's probably better to start this up in the general, commuter, or mtb subforums.
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Old 12-06-11, 01:15 AM   #7
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If you haven't ridden one, you couldn't possibly understand.
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such a cool bike for the trails. Monster traction and cush ride
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or you can get a dirtbike for that price
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Old 12-06-11, 01:25 AM   #10
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Oh my bad. I thought it was a singlespeed. Wasnt looking very closley at the thumbnails on google.
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Old 12-06-11, 02:06 AM   #11
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Old 12-06-11, 04:39 AM   #12
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If you have to ask, you don't need it.

This is the purpose, if you ask me.

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Old 12-06-11, 05:26 AM   #13
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At $1,500 it's pretty ridiculous to buy a bike for just sand or snow. Also, it's not SSFG so it's probably better to start this up in the general, commuter, or mtb subforums.
Wrong. It can be built up ss or with gears. Its not ridiculous if you have to deal with a lot of sand or snow.
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Old 12-06-11, 07:04 AM   #14
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"what's the point of _____. i don't get why anyone would need ____"

10% of the people on this forum actually NEED their bike(s), the other 90% just WANT their bike. (not that they don't need A bike, just don't need whatever badass track/road/DH/etc bike they ride)

because it's fun, it's badass, and i always want one more bike than i have. that's why.
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Old 12-06-11, 08:10 AM   #15
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such a cool bike for the trails. Monster traction and cush ride
As long as the trails aren't too rough. A local guy has one and I've replaced his freehub body three times so far.
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At $1,500 it's pretty ridiculous to buy a bike for just sand or snow. Also, it's not SSFG so it's probably better to start this up in the general, commuter, or mtb subforums.
A friend of mine has a SS Pugsley and it is pretty awesome. Don't knock it till you try it.
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If you haven't ridden one, you couldn't possibly understand.
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Old 12-06-11, 10:51 AM   #18
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"It's a Jeep thing, you wouldn't understand."
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Old 12-06-11, 12:08 PM   #20
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Zoltani gets the point across quite nicely.
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At $1,500 it's pretty ridiculous to buy a bike for just sand or snow.
Not in Maine...
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That's like asking... "Why do 29ers exist?"

Because road tires are too skinny!!

DUH! DOUBLE DOWN!


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Old 12-06-11, 01:03 PM   #23
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A guy around here commutes to and from campus on one. Looks like fun.
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Old 12-06-11, 03:00 PM   #24
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If you've ever been wallowing through soft snow, struggling to hold your line and spinning along at 4 mph on flat level trail, and had someone on a fat tired bike cruise blissfully by riding on top of what you're sinking into, you'd understand.

There's a growing number of singletrack mountain bikers who ride them here. They pack out the summer trails with snowshoes, then ride; some people just refuse to learn to ski.
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