Author Topic: Pugsley!!  (Read 21349 times)

Re: Pugsley!!
« Reply #25 on: March 08, 2012, 01:01:40 pm »
What's the freewheel?

Cheap one. I'll fish it out tonight. I doubt it's been used in 3 years, and before that it mostly sat on the unused side of my flipflop hub. You can probably have it for the price of postage.

Just measured, it's about 9.5 cm unladen - I don't have any calipers though, so did it by eye.

Thanks for that. New forks are 9cm internal width, so I shall stop thinking about fat tyres. :thumbsup:

Re: Pugsley!!
« Reply #26 on: March 08, 2012, 01:10:45 pm »
The narrower the rim, the narrower the tyre profile.  You might get away with a 47mm trials rim instead of the properly fat 80 or 100mm ones.

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Re: Pugsley!!
« Reply #27 on: March 14, 2012, 02:41:51 pm »
Started building it up in my lunch break:


Partly Built Pugsley by paulfulford, on Flickr

The eagle eyed of you will notice it's missing a few key parts, some of which I have are to be fitted, others in transit

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Re: Pugsley!!
« Reply #28 on: March 14, 2012, 07:14:08 pm »
Chain's a bit slack missing  :P
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Re: Pugsley!!
« Reply #29 on: March 14, 2012, 08:23:33 pm »
Chain's a bit slack missing  :P

I'v got one like that. Clarion said that by eliminating drivetrain wear I was a genius . . .  ;D
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Well that's the more blunt way of putting it but as usual he's dead right.

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Re: Pugsley!!
« Reply #30 on: March 14, 2012, 08:27:04 pm »
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Well that's the more blunt way of putting it but as usual he's dead right.

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Re: Pugsley!!
« Reply #31 on: March 14, 2012, 08:28:24 pm »
Chain's a bit slack missing  :P

I'v got one like that. Clarion said that by eliminating drivetrain wear I was a genius . . .  ;D

But the really clever part is that I've also managed to reduce brake pad wear as well  :smug:

I think I'm literally unstoppable.

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Re: Pugsley!!
« Reply #32 on: March 22, 2012, 09:27:16 am »
Well brakes arrived and, as I posted elsewhere, it's now finished.


Pugsley Test Flight by paulfulford, on Flickr

I managed to reuse a lot of parts that I had in the shed so the only major expenditure was the brakes and crank.

Apart from the headset I built it up myself. The first bike that I've built myself. All was fairly easy except due to the fork geometry the front brake requires a rear mount. Fortunately I had one in the shed.

Had a quick ride before family duties called. Came back with a big grin on my face.

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Re: Pugsley!!
« Reply #33 on: March 26, 2012, 03:25:50 pm »
Initial impressions here

Re: Pugsley!!
« Reply #34 on: March 26, 2012, 04:45:03 pm »
Awesome pugness!  :thumbsup:
Those wonderful norks are never far from my thoughts, oh yeah!

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Re: Pugsley!!
« Reply #35 on: July 13, 2012, 04:19:26 pm »
I just found this bad boy !!!made by these guys http://616fab.com/#home lots of other awesome bikes too just need some funds :(
struggling up hills since 1981 !!!

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Re: Pugsley!!
« Reply #36 on: July 13, 2012, 06:25:44 pm »
OMFG! :o :o :o
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Re: Pugsley!!
« Reply #37 on: July 13, 2012, 06:30:31 pm »
That is seriously bonkers!

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Re: Pugsley!!
« Reply #38 on: September 10, 2012, 10:17:46 pm »
... and on the topic of bonkers: -



That's a 36er :o
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Re: Pugsley!!
« Reply #39 on: September 10, 2012, 10:44:18 pm »
That actually makes a Pugsley seem quite sensible :D

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Re: Pugsley!!
« Reply #40 on: September 10, 2012, 10:51:19 pm »
Actually it's more than a 36er, it's 36" rim.
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Re: Pugsley!!
« Reply #41 on: September 10, 2012, 10:54:07 pm »
Is that in York? I see a 36" wheeler around town sometimes, and it looks very much like that one.

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Re: Pugsley!!
« Reply #42 on: September 10, 2012, 10:55:12 pm »
The picture was from Rotherham Show, so it could very well come from York

[edit]It isn't now, that pic was taken down so I found another one :)
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Re: Pugsley!!
« Reply #43 on: September 11, 2012, 09:17:10 am »
I've seen it at York Rally a few times.  I know that Neatwork used to have one, and that might be it.
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Re: Pugsley!!
« Reply #44 on: September 11, 2012, 09:32:16 am »
I've seen it at York Rally a few times.  I know that Neatwork used to have one, and that might be it.
It belongs to Dylan Thomas (not the dead Welsh dude), friend of Arch and general wheel-wrangling type person.

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Re: Pugsley!!
« Reply #45 on: September 13, 2012, 12:50:34 pm »
The Pugsley is an awesome looking beast but it seems that Surly now see it as something as a lightweight..check out the Surly Moonlander

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Re: Pugsley!!
« Reply #46 on: September 13, 2012, 01:03:27 pm »
The Pugsley is an awesome looking beast but it seems that Surly now see it as something as a lightweight..check out the Surly Moonlander

A friend of mine just bought a moonlander, he have a pugsley, I think I should ask if I can by the pugsley since he won't be needing it.
I've tried it, it is so much better in the woods and on sand than a regular mtb, not as fast but i climbs far better than any bike I've ever tried.  :thumbsup:

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Re: Pugsley!!
« Reply #47 on: September 13, 2012, 01:26:50 pm »
The Pugsley is an awesome looking beast but it seems that Surly now see it as something as a lightweight..check out the Surly Moonlander

A friend of mine just bought a moonlander, he have a pugsley, I think I should ask if I can by the pugsley since he won't be needing it.
I've tried it, it is so much better in the woods and on sand than a regular mtb, not as fast but i climbs far better than any bike I've ever tried.  :thumbsup:
That's one of the great things about the Pugsley and the Moonlander - they're pretty deceptive machines.

Now I'm possibly the world's worst climber, but even I can climb reasonably well on the Pugsley if the conditions are right - I think its mainly because of the immense amount of traction that you get from the comically wide tyres. Hell, mine even rolls pretty well on the road if I pump the tyres up to 35psi or so (and this is with the stock Larry/Endomorph combo). One thing you absolutely must do on a Pugsley is ride it on snow or, even better, sand - if you're not wearing a shit-eating grin by the end of it then chances are you're dead from the neck up ;D

I haven't ridden a Moonie (yet) but if the Fatbikes UK group on Facebook is any indication there are a couple of guys on there who regularly ride up at Dalby - I'm hoping I run into them (not literally) at some point if only to say "Can I have a go on your bike, mister?"

I'm currently deciding whether or not to single-speedify mine for SSUK next year ...

Re: Pugsley!!
« Reply #48 on: October 11, 2012, 05:34:12 pm »
A mate of mine has a Moonlander but still prefers his Pugsley for 90% of stuff.
Here's some photos of my beachride from yesterday, we were given an amazing sunset too

http://yodagoat.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/is-autumny-word.html

Let me know what you think.

Cheers

Mike

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Re: Pugsley!!
« Reply #49 on: October 12, 2012, 07:59:09 pm »
I promised to ask from a couple of danish pugsley owners :
Where in the UK or in europe for that matter is it possible to buy tyres.
We know about Charliethebikemonger, but there must be other dealers.

The problem is that buying in the US doubles the cost of the tyres due to vat & customs, before it lands at the doorstep in Denmark.