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Harmonius Wrench
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Sparkle or no?

Some of the latest Surly colors have had a really nice appearance in the flesh with that nice metallic powder coat. This picture makes it look like the earlier powder coat jobs. Which will it be?

Maybe it doesn't matter. I still like my Campstove green one better! :thumbsup:
 

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Sofa King We Todd Did
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Holy crap, I had better rush out and get my hands on a brown one now. I always thought blue was a universally appealing color. I was wrong. That blue is superb on the Salsa El Mariachi. It's not working on the Karate Monkey, I'm afraid.
 

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Sofa King We Todd Did
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Maybe I'm overthinking this... but with the headtube extending downwards more than the previous iteration of the KM, would Surly have redesigned the fork for a shorter axle-to-crown height to maintain similar geometry?
 

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drev-il, not Dr. Evil!
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SpinWheelz said:
Maybe I'm overthinking this... but with the headtube extending downwards more than the previous iteration of the KM, would Surly have redesigned the fork for a shorter axle-to-crown height to maintain similar geometry?
I'd guess no. I'd wager that they kept the head tube in its same position in space, but shifted the downtube slightly upwards then strengthened that area with the gussett. This gives more breathing room for wide-stanced fork crowns.
 

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Headtuber

SpinWheelz said:
Maybe I'm overthinking this... but with the headtube extending downwards more than the previous iteration of the KM, would Surly have redesigned the fork for a shorter axle-to-crown height to maintain similar geometry?
The HT is likely the same length, but the downtube junction with the HT has been moved upward then the gusset added to allow for better clearance. Axle to Crown should remain the same.

Edit, or ditto.
 

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In FTF We Trust
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They better not change the color of the Pugsley until I get a purple one ordered, dammit!
 

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The new color is:

Just smurfy! Depending on your opinion, interpret that any way you want, as the smurfs used smurfy for just about everything.

I like it.

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minister of chaos
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Drevil said:
Who'll be the first to build a patriot bike with red anodized parts? :p
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S'ils tombent, nos jeunes héros,
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Amour sacré de la Patrie,
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Que tes ennemis expirants
Voient ton triomphe et notre gloire!

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(Couplet des enfants)
Nous entrerons dans la carrière [2]
Quand nos aînés n'y seront plus
Nous y trouverons leur poussière
Et la trace de leurs vertus (bis)
Bien moins jaloux de leur survivre
Que de partager leur cercueil,
Nous aurons le sublime orgueil
De les venger ou de les suivre!

Aux armes, citoyens...
 

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Still like my KM's Camp Stove Green the best. Especially with a new British Racing Green Brooks saddle on it! Now if only I could find matching handlebar tape.
 
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