Saturday, 24 October 2009
blog follower SJfsr had asked if i had listed the build of my pugsley and i dont think i have so here it is with links to some of the key parts,the spec is still the same as when built a year ago with the extras added as time went on...
18" medium surly pugsley frameset,
rear wheel; surly large marge offset rim,stainless spokes laced to a hope pro2 rear hub,shimano SLX 9speed cassette 11-34t,
front wheel;surly large marge offset rim stainless spokes laced to rear hope singlespeed hub,20 tooth SS cog,
tyres; surly endomorph 4" tyres,regular 2.7 downhill tubes,
crankset; phil wood stainless square taper 100mm BB,middleburn 170mm crankarms, 22,32t chainrings,blackspire bashring,
frontmech; shimano XTR e-type (BB mounted)
rearmech; shimano XT shadow
shifters; shimano XT
drivechain; shimano dura ace (xtr)9 spd
brakes; avid BB7 mechanical,160mm rotors,sinterd pads,rear caliper mount for the front offset fork and its rear hub,
FSA sealed headset (bearings are same as hope headsets)
USE suspension seatpost
brooks B17 saddle (also have SDG bell air with ti rails)
hope 90mm lenght stem,10 degree rise with hope H.I.D mounting bracket
azonic worldforce 50mm riser handlebars
DMR V12 pedals
extras added,epic designs framebag and gas tank bag-main bag lower compartment has tools,pump,2 tubes,
revolution rear mtb racks front and rear,fitted for future camping trips but left on full time as mudgaurds,hope H.I.D stem light,
before riding on the beach the bike was prepped for the exposure it would be getting to sand and salt water...
the bike has full lenght outer control cables,inner cables and anything threaded or moveable (seatpost/QR skewers etc) was copper greased,frame was coated inside with castrol motorcycle chainwax,the chain is lubed with squirt dry lube which dosnt attract sand or dirt but is also quite waterproof for a drylube,
only the crankset was completely replaced at 500 miles after the truvantiv BB was shot,the chain was replaced after 6 months (800 miles) along with the original avid brake pads with sinterd pads and thats been it, in 1400 miles of sand ,mud,salt water,
the bike has been cheaper to run than when i visited glentress trailcentre on a weekly basis with full suspension bikes-yes i know totally different kind of riding(and enjoyment) but pugsley has proved all the sceptics wrong who said before i got it that;
you cant ride on sand...
bike parts will last no time...
it will be hard work cause of its weight...
impossible to ride far with the weight..
cant ride far on tarmac with those tyres...
it will be crap fun with no suspension...
wont be as much fun as a full suss bike...
why would you bother?, well thats just not worth bothering answering!!!!!!!!,the same unimaginative folk will still be doing the same cycling route every satuarday at glentress probably in 2 years time still if i want to catch up with them,let them be the mould on the bread i say...
mention the pugsley,riding on sand,filling it full of water etc.. on a UK site like singletrack forum and you get no response?,nothing..,no "oh thats a great idea", only doubters who say all the above..,hence why i dont go `those sites`
everything you want to know or find out about fatbikes as there collective term is you can find here on the fatbike forum
still got the 8 speed alfine hub gear to fit then keep on cruising...