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Old 12-17-07, 08:24 AM   #1
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Saw some REALY fat tires on a Surly

This morning I saw a surly bike with fat tires. I don't mean MTB tires. I mean fat like the forward tire of a cruiser motorcycle. I don't see how the frame/fork can even hold them.
Was I imagining things?
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Old 12-17-07, 08:31 AM   #2
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You saw this:

http://www.surlybikes.com/pugsley.html

It can take 4" tires.
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Old 12-17-07, 08:35 AM   #3
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Yea that was it!
new thing every day hehe.
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Was it CBBaron?

BF Pug rider from Cleveland.
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Old 12-17-07, 09:55 AM   #5
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Specifically it was endomorph tires on large marge rims in a pugsly frame! woot surly!
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Old 12-17-07, 05:05 PM   #6
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I ride my Pugsley year round and have three wheelsets: 26x4.0's on Large Marge, 26x3.0 Kenda Flames on Large Marge and 29x2.35 Big Apples on 29er Snow Cat offset rims. Currently I have the 29x2.35's on it.


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The Surly 1x1 can fit non-offset Large Marge rims with up to a 3" tire. You have to saw off the canti bosses and ride with discs though.
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Oops, I mean you GET to saw off the canti bosses and ride with discs
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Somebody rode one of those to work recently. I picked it up, and it wasn't as heavy as I thought it would be. No studs, but I heard the owner has no hills to climb on their commute.
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WTF kind of magic is that? What am I missing? How is it standing?!

How's it ride on ice? Do you wish it had studs?
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Old 12-18-07, 02:11 PM   #11
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The snow was just right to keep the bike upright. I ride it everyday with the 29x2.35 Big Apples and wish I had studs on some parts of my daily ride but most of the time I have no ice to deal with. The last few days I walked it over a pedestrian bridge that goes over railroad tracks that had frozen ice and snow but it's only about 100 ft long were it iced over.

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Nice ride Joe 1946
I saw on of these in Hawaii. the bike shop dude used it to ride on the broken-up lava rocks. Something like 8 or 10 psi?? slow & steady does it!
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Old 12-18-07, 11:23 PM   #13
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surly rules. i have a cross check and the thing goes places my MTB won't go.
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Cool bike there, but I would put a seat on it before riding.
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I have a Surly Karate Monkey set up as fixed a gear.

I ride it with Schwalble 2.35 Big Apple tires in the summer and Nokian 294's this winter.

Although puny compared to a Pugsley, people comment on my tires all the time.

I like the performance of the Big Apples.
Amazing tires.

I like the safety and confidence the Nokian 294's give me on ice, but they have an unreal amount of inertia, especially on acceleration.
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I have a Surly Karate Monkey set up as fixed a gear.

I ride it with Schwalble 2.35 Big Apple tires in the summer and Nokian 294's this winter.

Although puny compared to a Pugsley, people comment on my tires all the time.

I like the performance of the Big Apples.
Amazing tires.

I like the safety and confidence the Nokian 294's give me on ice, but they have an unreal amount of inertia, especially on acceleration.
Schwalbe doesn't fluff up their tire sizes. I have to squeeze my Big Apple 2.35" tires through the Karate Monkey brake bosses.
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