Anyone else feel "SURLY"?

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Postby MegC » Mon Dec 12, 2011 1:43 pm

Oh jeez... I've got 2 mountain bikes, 1 road bike, 1 'bent (that I need to unload, just didn't work for me), and a 26" wheeled scooter w/ suspension fork. Other half has 1 'bent, 1 mid-70s Peugeot road bike (awesome ride), 1 road bike, and 2 mountain bikes.

I just got my Ibis Mojo out of the shop from it's yearly off-season overhaul (got a new front wheel on warranty, yay!), and am waiting until post-holidays to take my old backup Marin in for the same since the fork is clunking in the frame and I can't get it tightened up. And the derailleur I had to bend back. Is that bottom bracket creak? And a half dozen other things I've thrashed over probably 2000+ miles on that thing.... :oops:

Fortunately we've got access to an excellent local shop, and the $$$ I've spent with them has been worth it. The guys tell me I wouldn't wear out stuff if I'd quit riding so much....
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Postby Fenlason » Tue Dec 13, 2011 12:09 pm

MegC wrote:Oh jeez... I've got 2 mountain bikes, 1 road bike, 1 'bent (that I need to unload, just didn't work for me), and a 26" wheeled scooter w/ suspension fork. Other half has 1 'bent, 1 mid-70s Peugeot road bike (awesome ride), 1 road bike, and 2 mountain bikes.

I just got my Ibis Mojo out of the shop from it's yearly off-season overhaul (got a new front wheel on warranty, yay!), and am waiting until post-holidays to take my old backup Marin in for the same since the fork is clunking in the frame and I can't get it tightened up. And the derailleur I had to bend back. Is that bottom bracket creak? And a half dozen other things I've thrashed over probably 2000+ miles on that thing.... :oops:

Fortunately we've got access to an excellent local shop, and the $$$ I've spent with them has been worth it. The guys tell me I wouldn't wear out stuff if I'd quit riding so much....


I have been a pro wrench for almost 30 years.. so I do my own maintenance [and of course I save on parts] which saves me some money. :D
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Postby Fenlason » Tue Dec 13, 2011 12:28 pm

I would really like to add a Moonlander to the stable.

I have also been looking at the Karate Monkey..

I have been thinking about building something of a scorcher.

A karate monkey might be a good starting base for that project.. although a Trek Sawyer is being contemplated for that also. :thinking:
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Postby kirkman » Tue Dec 13, 2011 1:18 pm

Glenn...... The Moonlander looks like the bike I have dreamed of how much do they run?
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Postby Fenlason » Tue Dec 13, 2011 3:13 pm

kirkman wrote:Glenn...... The Moonlander looks like the bike I have dreamed of how much do they run?


$2350 I believe

the regular Pugs is $1650. The Black Ops is $1850..
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Postby kirkman » Tue Dec 13, 2011 4:31 pm

Thanks! :o :cry:
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Postby Fenlason » Tue Dec 13, 2011 5:39 pm

kirkman wrote:Thanks! :o :cry:


While obviously the moonlander offers more float over the regular Pugs.. the Pugs is quite impressive on it's own.. nothing else comes close to it [excluding other similar Fat Bikes like the Mukluk and the like]
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Re: Anyone else feel "SURLY"?

Postby b1kebox » Sat Dec 31, 2011 11:17 am

Muddybike86' wrote:How many Surly owners do we have?


Currently own two Surly bikes, both S&S bicycle torque coupled (BTC), a 'burple' Traveler's Check (700x28c) and a blue Long Haul Trucker (LHT) (26"x1.5"). Sold a non-coupled olive LHT (700x32c) when I added the S&S LHT.
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Re: Anyone else feel "SURLY"?

Postby spacer » Fri Mar 30, 2012 9:24 pm

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Surly LHT here, with a Brooks B17 saddle and Planet Bike fenders. Still working out the luggage options though.
I've done all my light touring and centuries on a Kona Jake-the-Snake with road slicks and a wider cogset. I swapped the rear cogset and derailler
for XT, to get the wider gear range while keeping the double 'rings up front.

The Surly was a nod to my slowing-down, and better suited for the riding I'll need to concentrate on for the rest of my riding time.
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Re: Anyone else feel "SURLY"?

Postby Fenlason » Sat Mar 31, 2012 4:11 pm

spacer wrote:Image
Surly LHT here, with a Brooks B17 saddle and Planet Bike fenders. Still working out the luggage options though.
I've done all my light touring and centuries on a Kona Jake-the-Snake with road slicks and a wider cogset. I swapped the rear cogset and derailler
for XT, to get the wider gear range while keeping the double 'rings up front.

The Surly was a nod to my slowing-down, and better suited for the riding I'll need to concentrate on for the rest of my riding time.


sweet :thumbsup:
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Postby mikeschn » Sat Mar 31, 2012 5:11 pm

MegC wrote: 1 'bent (that I need to unload, just didn't work for me)


Tell me about your bent.

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