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11-04-09, 01:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,989
Posted By tswg

i know the original post was a while ago, but the...

i know the original post was a while ago, but the issue here was more likely that you put a new chain on an old cog. I had the same issue with my Alfine hub and my Pugsley. Once I replaced the 18t...
Forum: Commuting
09-03-09, 12:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,045
Posted By tswg

I built a pugsley with 29er wheels, fenders, a...

I built a pugsley with 29er wheels, fenders, a rack, and an internal hub. The internal hub could make things a little annoying, but I never had any issues with the rack or fenders due to the nice...
Forum: Commuting
08-12-09, 12:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,910
Posted By tswg

That rack might work, but the alfine hub has...

That rack might work, but the alfine hub has no-turn washers that make these options less desirable as it becomes difficult to tighten down the hub effectively.

bkrownd - the point of these...
Forum: Commuting
08-10-09, 01:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,910
Posted By tswg

Rear rack on a frame with no drop-out eyelets?

Is it possible to mount rack a rear rack on to a frame with no drop-out eyelets at the bottom and no braze-on attachments at the top? I know there are many options for the upper braze-on...
07-24-09, 08:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 564
Posted By tswg

jimn - Not if your are running disk brakes. They...

jimn - Not if your are running disk brakes. They would make my life a lot easier if I had them on my Pugsley. I have two wheelsets (29er and 26x4) and everytime I swap sets I end up having to...
07-23-09, 05:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 564
Posted By tswg

Good point on the forces. Without a perfect...

Good point on the forces. Without a perfect (designed) fit, they'd probably rip out of the stays at some point.
07-23-09, 03:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 564
Posted By tswg

Sliding Droputs on Track-Ends

Can it be done? It looks like the sliders could be connected to the track-end dropouts, but I've never held the two of them at the same time to compare. I've been contemplating converting a...
Forum: Commuting
05-22-09, 04:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 779
Posted By tswg

Put your stuff in a plastic bag, then put it in...

Put your stuff in a plastic bag, then put it in your pannier. Done. No extra weight and I've never had my stuff get wet. When the bag gets dirty or starts falling apart, use a new one. It doesn't...
04-28-09, 03:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,154
Posted By tswg

Paul Melvin Issues

Anyone here use a Paul's Components Melvin chain tensioner? I recently put one on my Pugsley but I'm having issues with chain jump/skip when I put pressure on.

I haven't had much time to try and...
Forum: Commuting
04-24-09, 10:06 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,104
Posted By tswg

Sounds like a simple 'ding' from a bell could...

Sounds like a simple 'ding' from a bell could have prevented the whole thing. I've found that so long as people know you're coming, they get out of the way. I find iPods a much bigger problem than...
Forum: Commuting
03-19-09, 09:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 245
Posted By tswg

What's the best way to ship a bike (NIB)?

I found a good deal on a bike I like (Raleigh One-Way) but it's 1000km away. Raleigh USA is a hard find in Canada, so that's as close as I could find. I'm looking at shipping it from Vancouver to...
Forum: Commuting
03-09-09, 11:06 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,223
Posted By tswg

Just a quick heads up, a lot of places will not...

Just a quick heads up, a lot of places will not let you ship to a location other than the billing address, so you might want to look into that first.
Forum: Commuting
02-20-09, 11:49 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 6,871
Posted By tswg

I'm with Tobias, this thread was highly amusing,...

I'm with Tobias, this thread was highly amusing, I can't believe how worked up most of these Freds can get! It's sarcasm people, not a prejudiced threat to your livelihood, get over it and enjoy...
Forum: Commuting
02-20-09, 10:51 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 280
Posted By tswg

Fat tires crush cancer

I also have this posted in the 'Charity' Forum, but since this is the forum I normally keep up with, I thought I would post it here too.
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02-20-09, 10:47 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 997
Posted By tswg

Fat tires crush cancer

I will be riding in the Alberta Ride to Conquer Cancer this June to honour the memory of my mother who lost her battle with Cancer 5 years ago. The ride is a 200 km ride over 2 days through the...
01-12-09, 03:35 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 10,747
Posted By tswg

Update: I've been riding my Alfine hub in...

Update: I've been riding my Alfine hub in temperatures down to about -20C, no significant problems. The shifting is a bit slower and you have to ease off a bit more to let it shift properly. When...
12-23-08, 10:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,114
Posted By tswg

I just got a pair of Dogwood Designs pogies. ...

I just got a pair of Dogwood Designs pogies. They're excellent. I now use those with some light winter gloves and I'm plenty toasty down to -30 C. I used to have issues with even the biggest mitts...
12-23-08, 10:46 AM
Replies: 1,328
Views: 397,559
Posted By tswg

Darth Pugsley in full winter set-up (lots of...

Darth Pugsley in full winter set-up (lots of snow).
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3126/3124624680_31daa58e1f_b.jpg

And in early winter set-up (little snow)....
Forum: Commuting
12-22-08, 09:37 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,569
Posted By tswg

I now know how to link! Winter set-up ...

I now know how to link!

Winter set-up
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3126/3124624680_31daa58e1f_b.jpg
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3293/3124623024_1cd9330202_b.jpg

Fall set-up...
Forum: Commuting
12-22-08, 09:34 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,569
Posted By tswg

I now know how to link! Winter set-up ...

I now know how to link!

Winter set-up
http://http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3126/3124624680_31daa58e1f_b.jpg
http://http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3293/3124623024_1cd9330202_b.jpg

Fall set-up...
Forum: Commuting
12-21-08, 01:19 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,569
Posted By tswg

Darth Pugsley is finally "more machine now,...

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...
Forum: Commuting
12-02-08, 01:56 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,151
Posted By tswg

You can get racks that fit with disc brakes, the...

You can get racks that fit with disc brakes, the Surly Nice Rack works great on my Pug. I also have a fender on there. If you want ot put something on a KM, you can find a way to do it. But you...
Forum: Commuting
11-25-08, 10:19 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,248
Posted By tswg

The Surly 'Nice Rack's will fit anything and...

The Surly 'Nice Rack's will fit anything and they're crazy solid. A little pricey and heavy, but very strong and versatile.

If you're going for a winter build, you have to go discs in my opinion....
Forum: Commuting
11-25-08, 10:14 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,151
Posted By tswg

Almost any singlespeed frame can be built up with...

Almost any singlespeed frame can be built up with the Alfine hub. Just make sure it has a rear hub spacing of 135 mm. I built one up on a pugsley, it works great, there's a link to my bike earlier...
10-08-08, 04:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,436
Posted By tswg

Which Pogies are best?

I'm looking into pogies to outfit on my Pugsley for this upcoming winter. I've found a few on-line, but was hoping to hear what everyone on here had to say.

So far the best ones I've found (for...
10-08-08, 04:37 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 10,747
Posted By tswg

I just built a new commuter and it's built up on...

I just built a new commuter and it's built up on a Shimano Alfine hub. So far it has been riding great, but it hasn't been very cold yet. Remind me and I'll post again when the snow starts flying....
Forum: Commuting
10-03-08, 11:17 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,569
Posted By tswg

Who needs a light saber when you've got Big...

Who needs a light saber when you've got Big Apples!
Forum: Commuting
10-03-08, 11:15 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,405
Posted By tswg

Sorry, I suck at links, but check out my Darth...

Sorry, I suck at links, but check out my Darth Pugsley post for a few ideas. I stole a lot of my ideas from a guy's blog called stankertanker. Google him, it sounds like he built almost exactly...
Forum: Commuting
10-02-08, 04:07 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,569
Posted By tswg

Darth has been running great. I've made a few...

Darth has been running great. I've made a few minor adjustments to the cable tension on the Alfine Hub, and a few handlebar position changes, but otherwise I've just been commuting every day I can. ...
Forum: Commuting
08-25-08, 08:36 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,569
Posted By tswg

Thanks for all the replys! On the fender...

Thanks for all the replys!

On the fender issue, I have some Planet Bike Cascadia 29er fenders on order. They will cover the big apples, but they wouldn't be close to wide enough for the Endo's. ...
Forum: Commuting
08-22-08, 03:33 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,569
Posted By tswg

Answers: Yes, the rack is pretty wicked. ...

Answers:

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...
Forum: Commuting
08-22-08, 01:29 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,569
Posted By tswg

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...
Forum: Commuting
08-22-08, 01:09 PM
Replies: 15,230
Views: 10,922,752
Posted By tswg

I finally have my pugsley up and running. ...

I finally have my pugsley up and running.

Specs: 22" Surly Pugsley, Shimano Alfine internal 8 speed hub, Kris Holm 29er rims, Schwalbe 29x2.4 Big Apples, Avid BB7s, OnOne Mary handlebars. ...
08-01-08, 04:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 988
Posted By tswg

Alfine and Tuggnut

Anyone know if there is a way to run an Alfine hub with a Surly Tuggnut chain tensioner? I'll be running an Alfine on a bike with track ends and would like to use a Tuggnut for adjusting chain...
07-16-08, 09:46 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 308
Posted By tswg

rim/tire fit issues

Will a 60x622 Schwalbe Big Apple fit on a Salsa Gordo 29er rim? The specs for the rim that I found stated ISO diameter of 622 with a width of 35 mm. Sounds like it should, right? I'm confused...
Forum: Commuting
06-24-08, 11:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 353
Posted By tswg

d2create - How did you like the SRAM?

d2create - How did you like the SRAM?
Forum: Commuting
06-24-08, 10:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 353
Posted By tswg

Alfine Internal Hub Question

I'm planning on building a Surly Pugsley up with two wheel sets. One set-up with the Large Marge/Endomorph 3.7's and one with 29er rims and Big Apples (for daily commuting purposes). I was thinking...
06-24-08, 10:44 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 242
Posted By tswg

Alfine Internal Hub wheelset swapping

I'm planning on building a Surly Pugsley up with two wheel sets. One set-up with the Large Marge/Endomorph 3.7's and one with 29er rims and Big Apples. I was thinking of building both with Alfine...
Forum: Commuting
05-29-08, 11:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,223
Posted By tswg

Also check out the Spot Brand - Highline. ...

Also check out the Spot Brand - Highline. There's no chainguard, but there's no chain either. They use a belt drive system, so no grease! They're going to be hard to get this year, I've had one on...
Forum: Commuting
05-15-08, 10:28 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,579
Posted By tswg

Look into the Dahon folders, especially if you...

Look into the Dahon folders, especially if you plan on doing alot of subway and bus travel with it. They have some pretty decent bikes for commuting.
Forum: Commuting
05-14-08, 11:45 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,161
Posted By tswg

I looked into the Sojourn too a few months ago. ...

I looked into the Sojourn too a few months ago. Unfortunately Raleigh Canada and Raleigh USA are completely different entities, and no Raleigh USA's are available in Canada, at least I was never...
Forum: Commuting
05-12-08, 04:32 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,341
Posted By tswg

I like the bike courier assasin in Grosse Pointe...

I like the bike courier assasin in Grosse Pointe Blank.

And there's a good scene in The Wedding Singer of a girl flying over the handlebars.

There was a shampoo commercial too for awhile where...
Forum: Commuting
05-07-08, 03:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 556
Posted By tswg

Otter 718, if you like the Brodie Ocho's, also...

Otter 718, if you like the Brodie Ocho's, also check out the Trek Soho 4.0, the Rocky Mountain Metropolis, and the Specialized Centrum. All are similarily spec'ed out.

Their website does suck. ...
Forum: Commuting
05-07-08, 01:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 556
Posted By tswg

Should I wait?

I ordered a new bike (a commuter) back in February with the expectation that it would arrive in April. The bike I ordered is a Spot Brand - Highline. I chose this bike to replace my aging 1993...
01-17-08, 02:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 900
Posted By tswg

I've been doing some research into commuter bikes...

I've been doing some research into commuter bikes for awhile, as I'm looking for something with similar properties. I like the internal geared hubs, disc brakes and flat bars. I'm probably going to...
08-07-07, 05:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,139
Posted By tswg

eccentric bottom bracket, vertical dropouts and disc tabs

I'm looking for a frame that has an eccentric bottom bracket shell, vertical dropouts and disc tabs. Preferably for use with 29ers or 700mm's. It's for a custom build I'm dreaming up. Anyone know...
07-30-07, 03:19 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,189
Posted By tswg

here's another photo of the kona that sure is...

here's another photo of the kona
that sure is a sweet ride

http://www.mtbs.cz/fotogalerie_06_detail.html?galerie=kona2008&fotka=61

can anyone tell me what the hell that thing mounted under...
Forum: Commuting
07-30-07, 01:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,074
Posted By tswg

Cool, the Alfine has a 135 mm OLD, now I just...

Cool, the Alfine has a 135 mm OLD, now I just need to go measure a Kona Unit 29 frame.

Will the Disc spacing/attachments be compatible do you think?

mikE
Forum: Commuting
07-30-07, 12:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,074
Posted By tswg

Oops, hit the wrong button... (continuing from...

Oops, hit the wrong button... (continuing from above)...

The items i need to sort out are:
- will the rear hub spacing work for me
- will the Alfine hub with the disc option mate with the disc...
Forum: Commuting
07-30-07, 12:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,074
Posted By tswg

Unit 29 - Shimano Alfine hub?

Will this work? What I'm thinking of doing, in my quest to build an ultimate multi-purpose bike, is using a Kona Unit 29 and swapping out the rear hub for a Shimano Alfine hub. This gives me just...
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