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 Post subject: A VERY Fat tyred bike
PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2007 9:05 pm 
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Got the Pugsley today from ol Yo Grant.

Awesome ridiculous bike. Ill get some pics.

I need some modernish bits tho to make it work. Namely a 1 1/8th black stem, a pair of (eek) ISIS (what the hell is that?) cranks, a e-type front mech and a rear mech. Maybe some shifters too.

I havent a clue about modern stuff. If anyones got anything they want rid for a good price I'd be happy to buy the stuff off you. I went on Singletrack and all the new stuff just confused me. :oops:

Got brakes, rotors, headset, special Isis BB, tyres, seatpost, saddle and levers.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2007 10:32 pm 
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Hey Jez!!! Nice one!!

I have a syntace stem like this one..
http://www.syntace.com/index.cfm?pid=3&pk=380

in 105mm +/-6deg
it was on the Yeti at MM, only time I used it. Classed as hardcore but lighter than Thomson!!


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2007 10:46 pm 
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I think I got the cranks for u.
Will do a snap anon.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2007 10:47 pm 
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Jez, it's probably best to ditch the Isis bb and not get Isis cranks as the majority of bb's will die very very quickly. The crank to bb interface is very stiff and good but the actual bearings are piddly and consequently die very quickly, faster so if they get a sniff of mud (which is pretty likely at the mo).
My advice - in with a square taper bb and give the Isis system a two finger salute! :D


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2007 10:53 pm 
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yep, ditch the ISIS. Funny enough, I sold Grant the cranks he was using :)


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2007 11:31 pm 
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Black Thomson stem any good? Although at 140 and 15 degrees it may be a trifle long.

PS Pushed alongside Yo Grant through the ferns at MM around midday - wild looking bike but I was glad I was pushing mine than his even if my Mudgrippers were about as wide as his tyres (although with a pleasingly smooth rimmed 'edge')


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 29, 2007 10:33 am 
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I cant ditch ISIS - the BBs I have suppled are about a metre long - I imagine these are pretty rare for such a long BB...


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 29, 2007 12:12 pm 
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I think a lot of people could get kinda confused building that bike up! it takes 2 rear hubs & 2 rear brakes!

"Also 1 1/18th aheadstem to 1" converter shim" 1 1/8 maybe? :wink:


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 29, 2007 1:19 pm 
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Yeah, they look really different.
I like the fact that you can run different singlespeed gearing just by swopping the wheels round mid ride (if you have the relevant sprocket on the "front" hub)


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 29, 2007 1:43 pm 
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Yep - also noticed last night that the rear stays are wiggly - they are offset so the bike looks like its been in an accident. The forks are wiggly on one leg too. Funny eh. :)


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