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My new bike - DARTH PUGSLEY

Old 10-03-08, 02:20 PM
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That's it. some day, i am getting one. period.
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Old 10-15-08, 01:15 PM
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Originally Posted by Throwmeabone View Post
That's a sweet looking bike. I'd like to build up a bike with either the On One Mary or Midge handlebar.
The Midge bars are amazing. I'm still a little in awe every time I go to the drops for sprinting - an ergonomic marvel. I put them on my touring bike, but have been thinking about them for my Rockhopper as well.

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Wow... Darth Pugsley is killer cool...
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Old 10-21-08, 08:55 AM
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Originally Posted by HardyWeinberg View Post


Oh, the Darth is sweet. I'm going with an Alfine on a Singlecross as a touring setup. I read that the noise subsides substantially after break-in.
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Old 10-21-08, 08:59 AM
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Originally Posted by Lamplight View Post
Fenders should work with those tires, but what about the Endomorphs? Are there any fenders big enough to cover them?

no.

though....you can get custom wood fenders that are endomorph-wide
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Old 12-21-08, 01:19 PM
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Darth Pugsley is finally "more machine now, twisted and evil."

I finally got my wheels built up (Large Marge with Endo's) and my pogies arrived by courier yesterday too. Just in time for the snow we've received (~2' in the past 2 weeks) and the -30 C temps.

I have trouble uploading photos, so go to http://www.flickr.com/photos/2956118...7606883642739/.

That shows Darth's progress from summer commuter to winter monster. I weighed the beast last night too, ~43 lbs (with full gear).

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Old 12-21-08, 03:38 PM
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I've been wondering about 29er wheels for studded tires for my pug, but after some relatively back-to-back comparisons recently between my lht w/ 2.0 studdeds and the pug w/ 3.7 endos, I can't say the endos are any less stable on the kind of sheet ice we've got all over the place around here right now, and they might be a hair more solid. 29ers would also be good for 2.35 big apples like DP runs in the summer of course... I guess if I could find 29er studs wider than 42 or 45 I might go for it. I think Peter White lists some 'extreme' 29x2.1 studs but at >$100 per tire which is a bit intimidating.
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Old 12-21-08, 05:02 PM
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Snapped on my fenders for our one snow day this decade. Keeps me dry from the knees up pretty much.

I also use a rear rack with a "tail" in place of the rear fender at times.

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Old 12-22-08, 09:34 AM
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I now know how to link!

Winter set-up



Fall set-up
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Old 12-22-08, 09:37 AM
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Winter set-up



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Old 12-22-08, 09:42 AM
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What's with the cog on the front hub?
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The Pugsley's fork is spaced for a rear hub, which makes the front and rear wheels interchangeable in a way. I think they did it to allow room for the super wide tires.
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Originally Posted by Ken Wind View Post
The Pugsley's fork is spaced for a rear hub, which makes the front and rear wheels interchangeable in a way. I think they did it to allow room for the super wide tires.
no. plenty of pugsleys have large marge with a narrow front fork and front hub, not
a pugsley specific 135 front fork



the original idea for dual 135's was...iditabiking/desert biking

1) you have gears on the back


2) if you ever prang your RD, you are screwed in remote locations

and making SS of a cluster is problematic. stopping all the time, chain hassles (cog creep)

so, the idea was

3) carry an SS up front, and have the front hub fit the back,

4) and you can get out of your predicament reliably. make an SS that doesn't ever chain
hop so you are riding, and not screwing around


that is how it originated

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Old 12-22-08, 10:31 AM
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What's with the cog on the front hub?
two wheel drive ... doh!
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Old 12-22-08, 01:52 PM
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Looking at these Pugsley's makes me want to move from SoCal to somewhere where it snows just so I have an excuse to have a bike with fatties. Maybe I could use riding on the sandy beach as an excuse to get one. Has anyone rode those endomorphs on a beach?
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Has anyone rode those endomorphs on a beach?
They are awesome beach tires, I think the pre-surly fatbikes may even have originated around Baja sandy beaches. If I understand the evolution, they went from Baja to Alaska to Surly.

http://www.wildfirecycles.com/fatbikes.html
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Has anyone rode those endomorphs on a beach?
Yes. I am in New Orleans (snow once every decade or so) and use mine almost exclusively in sand, but the bike is no dunce off road on single track hard pack either. You can simulate dual suspension by letting air out of the tires which can handle from 5 (yes FIVE) psi to 30 psi. 30 psi is like a rock-hard car tire. 5 is like a marshmallow. I weight about 155 and will not bottom out at 5 psi.

Rides sand like a mutha. Tires were originally designed for sandy New Mexico is what I heard. Then snow folk got wise. The rest is history.

This is a photo of the Bonnet Carre ( sounds like Bonnie-carry) Spillway which allows the Mississippi River to overflow into a huge estuary during bad flood years about once or twice every 20 years. The rest of the time the area is used for recreation - but it is all river sand. PUGSLEY HEAVEN!




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Who needs suspension when it's built right into your tires.

Thanks for the info guys. I've been contemplating getting back into mountain biking. I think I've met my next mountain/all-terrain bike and its name is Pugsley. Now I just need the cash.
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Now I just need the cash.
You can build one up SS first. Add gears/shifters/derailleurs later when finances recover.
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