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Old 06-23-09, 06:06 AM   #1
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Pugsley Set up For Touring - PHOTOS

Here is a link to a short photo compilation of my Surly Puglsey on some day tours, some with full racks. I have tens of thousands of miles touring on bikes like my Long Haul Trucker, Cannondale ST1000, and others, but starting to piece together some tours in my mind for the Pugs.

The photos are presented in video format with some tunes. 3 Minutes in all.

My Pugsley

If anyone here tours on their Pugsley overnight, I would love to see some photos posted here, or a link to a thread elsewhere.

I already know about this one called "It's A Pug's Life" which is quite extensive on Mtbr.com as well as the ones posted on the Surly Website.

You got something different, let's see it! Even extended day rides.
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Dude. First you want us to go look at a video "tribute" to your bike. Then, the next videos are you perving on some total strangers at the beach.

No. Yuck. Go away.
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I'm taking my Pugsley on tour starting this weekend. I'll post some photos and a report when we get back from the Canadian portion of the GDR.

Pug pics.

Pug blog posts - blog1 & blog2.



I've posted these pics before so sorry to anyone who is sick of the same Pugsley porn!...
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Hope to Homer Pugsley tour.

Expedition touring with a Pusgley

The Canning Stock Route on a Pug.

Mike Curiak in Alaska 2009 [not a Pug, but close enough!]

Matt's comments of Pugsley touring.
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Joey what size is your Pug?

One of these days I'm gonna end up with one of each Surly bike.

Like Vik. Almost.
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Joey what size is your Pug?
15 inch frame - smallest they make. Equivalent to a 17.5 inch frame with 26 inch mtb tires. The Pug wheels and tires are equivalent to a 29er in height, so you would be riding a smaller frame than a standard ATB to compensate.

My pant inseam length is 32"
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I'm taking my Pugsley on tour starting this weekend. I'll post some photos and a report when we get back from the Canadian portion of the GDR.
Sweet! Thanks!
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15 inch frame - smallest they make. Equivalent to a 17.5 inch frame with 26 inch mtb tires. The Pug wheels and tires are equivalent to a 29er in height, so you would be riding a smaller frame than a standard ATB to compensate.

My pant inseam length is 32"
I'm not sure about that sizing advice. I ride the same size Pug as I would a MTB. My pants inseam is 32-33" and I ride a 18" Pug.

It still comes down to getting the right effective TT with the bar/stem you are using and having an acceptable stand over height.
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I'm not sure about that sizing advice. I ride the same size Pug as I would a MTB. My pants inseam is 32-33" and I ride a 18" Pug.
Looking at it, I have a lot of seat post! I probably could go up a size, but I really like the 15" and have had no problems at all. The pugs is setting right next to my Jamis MTB (17.5" frame) in my office so I'll measure them up right now.

The Jamis (rigid fork) top tube where it meets the head tube is 31" from the ground where the Pug's (suspension corrected rigid fork) is 34" from the ground at the same spot. Where the top tube meets the seat tube, Jamis= 28" and Pugsley= the same 28". Top tube length is 20" on the Jamis and 21" on Pugs. The center of the BB from the ground is 12.5" for both bikes too. So in effect, the Pugsley is taller and longer than my 17.5 Jamis. So I'm happy. You're happy with your 18 I'm guessin'. I'm 5'10" and normal proportions. How tall are you?

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Looking at it, I have a lot of seat post! I probably could go up a size, but I really like the 15" and have had no problems at all. The pugs is setting right next to my Jamis MTB (17.5" frame) in my office so I'll measure them up right now.

The Jamis (rigid fork) top tube where it meets the head tube is 31" from the ground where the Pug's (suspension corrected rigid fork) is 34" from the ground at the same spot. Where the top tube meets the seat tube, Jamis= 28" and Pugsley= the same 28". Top tube length is 20" on the Jamis and 21" on Pugs. The center of the BB from the ground is 12.5" for both bikes too. So in effect, the Pugsley is taller and longer than my 17.5 Jamis. So I'm happy. You're happy with your 18 I'm guessin'. I'm 5'10" and normal proportions. How tall are you?
I'm 6'....don't get me wrong I'm not suggesting you are on the wrong sized Pug. I'm just saying I wouldn't recommend people size down when buying a Pug. Getting a good fit on a bike is more complicated then that. Check out all the dimensions and get the right TT length for the bars you are using and then ensure you have sufficient standover clearance.
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Thanks for the photos JoeyBike. All of this gets my mind off of the mundane (work, every day annoyances) and on to ideas of riding all day and visiting new places.

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Great pic Vic.
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Thanks for the photos JoeyBike. All of this gets my mind off of the mundane (work, every day annoyances) and on to ideas of riding all day and visiting new places.
I am happy you found an escape and some motivation here.

I just installed Surly Nice Racks (both rear racks) on my Pugs. Soon as I can snap a couple photos somewhere besides my living room, I will post them here. I got the idea (how to modify the Nice Rack for front use) and motivation on this thread too thanks to links posted by other kind souls.

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Here are some more Pugsley touring photos.
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