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My new bike - DARTH PUGSLEY

Old 08-22-08, 01:29 PM
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My new bike - DARTH PUGSLEY

Bikeforums, meet Darth Pugsley. Darth Pugsley, meet bikeforums.

I finally got my new ride. After waiting for a Spot Highline order to come my way for about 5 months, I changed my mind, cancelled the order, and built up a Surly Pugsley instead. After test riding one a few times, I had no choice, it's such a fun ride.

Specs: 22" Surly Pugsley frame, Shimano Alfine internal 8 speed hub, Kris Holm 29er rims, Schwalbe 29x2.4 Big Apples, OnOne Mary Handlebars, Avid BB7's, Surly rear Nice Rack...Everything in black.

The Endomorph's will wait until winter. I want to test ride the Alfine hub for awhile and see if I think it will be sufficient for the Endo's. Planet Bike Cascadia fenders are on order.

And I know most people will find this 'excessive' as a commuter. But the last bike I bought was in 1993 and I was still commuting on it up until last week. I plan to ride this one (in various formats) for the next 20 years.

(Sorry - I can't figure out how to upload a high quality photo).

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Old 08-22-08, 01:33 PM
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What would be excessive about it? I think it's a great commuter. You can really bomb around on that thing.
Congrats!
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Nice!.

Excessive? NOT. You ride a lot, you thought it through, then you went out and put together your perfect bike.

That's not excessive, that's smart. That's what everyone should do.

Now go ride the wheels off the thing!
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Old 08-22-08, 01:53 PM
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Love it. Looks like a great ride.
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Old 08-22-08, 01:56 PM
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Really? Seriously? Are you kidding? You ride with you saddle pitched that far down?

Nice ride. Love the tires.
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The Surly wife makes killer lasagna, but the Rivandell receptionist wears that low cut sweater...

Great bikes, both.
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Old 08-22-08, 02:00 PM
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Originally Posted by tswg View Post
Specs: 22" Surly Pugsley frame, Shimano Alfine internal 8 speed hub, Kris Holm 29er rims, Schwalbe 29x2.4 Big Apples, OnOne Mary Handlebars, Avid BB7's, Surly rear Nice Rack...Everything in black.
VERY cool. Did you consider the very similar SRAM iMotion 9 hub as well?
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Old 08-22-08, 02:27 PM
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Wow, only on a Pugsley could the large Big Apples just look like normal street tires. Looks like an awesome bike, and I think you'll really like the Surly rack, too. (assuming you haven't already tried one before)
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Old 08-22-08, 02:32 PM
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Sweet! Love the pug.

Did you offset the front wheel or is it just a bit off center under the fork? And would that matter if it was?
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Old 08-22-08, 02:46 PM
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^Maybe the front wheel has to be dished to accommodate a disc brake? I don't know anything about them, just wondering.
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That bike is so cool I may pass out.
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Looks great and totally bomb proof. I would add fenders on there and then you'd be set.
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Yes, the rack is pretty wicked. It's so solid I almost think they should call it a roll bar.

I contemplated the SRAM I-motion 9 too, but basically went with the Alfine on a gut feel and a number of reviews I read. I heard the Shimano's handle the cold better, but I'll have to wait and see.

The dish on the front wheel is pretty funky, it's still slightly off-center (a little to the right), but if i moved it over any further, I think I'd actually have the spokes on both side of the hub angled the same direction (does that makes sense?).

I should take a photo next to a 26 mountain bike for scale, this bike is BIG, and the tires really are quite huge. I need those fenders though, it rained on my commute home yesterday and those big tires basically suck up whole puddles and launch it at your *****.

I have some more photos on flickr:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/2956118...7606883642739/

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Fenders should work with those tires, but what about the Endomorphs? Are there any fenders big enough to cover them?
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Old 08-22-08, 05:01 PM
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Excessive would be having 7 of the exact same bike, one for each day of the week. Having 7 bikes, each different, would merely be an excellent start. So you aren't anywhere near being excessive yet. NIce RIde.
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Old 08-22-08, 05:06 PM
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Wow, those are some serious tires. Those look like they can laugh at potholes.

Very nice Surly, btw.
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Nice bike, Good Choice.
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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?



gotta rip em off one of these guys probably
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Looks GREAT! I have the Mary's on a singlespeed and love them.
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YAH cool ride. Never too excessive for something you are going to use for many years.
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Every think you have there would be so wonderful. I was actually wondering about a Pugsley as a commuter the other day, because I was considering going with a 29er for a winter commuter. An Alfine on that is a amazing idea.

That Bike will last you 50+ year & nuclear war, isn't that where everyone looks for.

What front hub did you choose?

How much did you drop on that? if you don't mind me asking.


Could ask add how that rides? everything about it. Long distance or short? Speed?


That is beautiful.
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Old 08-22-08, 06:37 PM
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I think I should have built up a pugsley frame instead of purchasing a hard rock for winter. Nice looking ride.
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That's a sweet looking bike. I'd like to build up a bike with either the On One Mary or Midge handlebar.
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Topeak DeFenders get close to the width of endos, but not full coverage front-to-back, obviously. But front/rear defenders plus a grunge board on the down tube do divert a lot of spatter.
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That's a sweet looking bike. I'd like to build up a bike with either the On One Mary or Midge handlebar.
Origin8 Space Bars are cheaper then Mary bars.
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