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Sooooooo, BD posted yesterday that they have 2, 19" metal flake red Sturgis Bullets, ready to ship right now. Now I wonder, is there anyone on here that has already paid BD for a 19" Sturgis Bullet in metal flake red, awaiting the Jan 30th-Feb 16th ship date? If so, wouldn't you think that they would just ship these 2, 19" bikes to the first people in que that ordered this exact bike, instead of selling them early to an additional customer, and then making people that already have sent money to BD months ago wait longer? Maybe I'm missing something, but if I wasn't waiting on a yellow one, and had pre-purchased a red one, my panties would be mega bunched right now.
First off let me say hello all! This is my first time posting here, and having preorded a fatty from BD over a month ago I find this thread to be of great interest. I had initially ordered a Boris the Brut. Like many others I got the disappointing email saying the shipment has been delayed. Soooo....when BD posted the 2 red Sturgis Bullets available now I jumped on it and changed my order. The operator I spoke with was very helpful and assured me the Sturgis would ship this Monday. I had never thought of the scenario watermonkey brought up and I can understand how that would be annoying to someone who ordered months ago. I wonder what their plan is? Not to step on anyone's toes, but I really hope the bike is truly available and ships on Monday like I was told. It will be interesting to see how this goes.
 

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Anyone know when the frame with bluto forks are shipping out? I can't find it anywhere on their facebook page but their site says shipping now.
 

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Anyone know when the frame with bluto forks are shipping out? I can't find it anywhere on their facebook page but their site says shipping now.

I preordered mine on 1/11 (21, metal flake green) and got an email saying it would ship 1/23 and I got a ups tracking number. I got tan email on 1/22 saying due to a port strike on the west coast, my frame was going to be delayed a week. So who knows when it will actually ship, I'm a little disappointed but as long as it shows up with a good deraileur hanger I'll be happy.
 

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I preordered mine on 1/11 (21, metal flake green) and got an email saying it would ship 1/23 and I got a ups tracking number. I got tan email on 1/22 saying due to a port strike on the west coast, my frame was going to be delayed a week. So who knows when it will actually ship, I'm a little disappointed but as long as it shows up with a good deraileur hanger I'll be happy.
hehe its alway's something huh. It was like that with the first batch of night trains and night train bullets. Im mad because I sold the frame of my fatty and its blizzarding today. I guess I can't stress it. THe snow will be on the trails for a long time if the weather stays down.
 

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I got tan email on 1/22 saying due to a port strike on the west coast
Confirmed it, My bro in law told me he is living this nightmare of the Port "strike", its not actually official but the workers are doing an organized slow down to show their worth. They are asking for more money, guaranteed overtime pay, etc. Surprisingly they make good money too. He was telling me something that would take 1 hour they take 7 hours to unload. So who knows when we may get our bikes.
 

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Maybe we should cross the picket line so they stop holding bikes and other stuff hostage... Here comes the internet fat bike gang swinging broken derailleur hangers from broken bicycle chains.
 

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I see Snowshoe XL non-studded for $110 at Modern Bike. Weight compared to Bud/Lou about the same, do the SXL say tubeless ready? I guess that could be a deciding factor for some.
 

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I recalled trying that but not sure surly qualifies for this discount.
I didn't actually buy them but it did accept the discount down to $110, free shipping also. The coupons I found are 15% off a single item so you'd need to order the Bud and Lou seperate I guess. It's still a lot of money for tires, not sure if anything will give me what I'm looking for on snow covered rocky rooty PA singletrack.
 

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I didn't actually buy them but it did accept the discount down to $110, free shipping also. The coupons I found are 15% off a single item so you'd need to order the Bud and Lou seperate I guess. It's still a lot of money for tires, not sure if anything will give me what I'm looking for on snow covered rocky rooty PA singletrack.
I'll have to try that again. I have a bunch of those coupons. You know anyone who tried it on singletrack without snow? Worried of the rolling resistance and fast tire wear.
 

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$130 at Jenson plus there's 15% coupon codes floating around. Do the Snowshoe XL come with studs for $100?
I wish! The studded version goes for $190 retail.

I got the XL through Amazon (Niagra Cycle Works I think?) for $100 each. Then I bought studs and did em myself... extra $40 a tire.
 

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Finally took this bike on some technical trails. Was a quick 15 miles with about 2500 feet of vertical. I was toast at the top of every climb, but on all the super rocky sections where I'd often get hung up on my hard tail I managed to bob and bounce over. In the end, got climbing times in the 70 percentile- so not bad. The down was awesome. Got fast times, but will get faster. I was often laughing because I always had the instinct to go around obstacles. With 650b 2.1" tires that's just what you do! But on the fatty I had to keep asking myself why I was bothering.
That was Friday. Sunday I did 43 miles of non technical single and double track. Only about 3k feet climbing. Just another day, but realized I was running late and had to push it. The last seven miles was double and single track mixed with about 1k feet. Actually got my PR on it, which is ridiculous. I'm afraid with some 4" rubber this will turn into my full time bike.
This is the NTB I posted a couple pages back. 1x10 with 65mm nextie rims.
 

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I'll have to try that again. I have a bunch of those coupons. You know anyone who tried it on singletrack without snow? Worried of the rolling resistance and fast tire wear.
Bud and Lou would be a winter tire only for me, the Snowshoes are fine for dry riding. I was hoping the Schwalbe Jumbo Jim would be out sooner, their 4.8 is going to be significantly lighter than other tires that size.
 

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New and improved Nighttrain/Sturgis Deraileur hangers are on sale! Get em while they are hot.

And... please respect other riders buy buying just one. At least for the first few weeks.
 

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I have a bud/lou on my Sturgis. I love them in the snow, I have not yet tried them on dry singletrack - I would expect them to be big fat and slow. :) My Sturgis is a winter only bike, I am building a Bucksaw for the other three seasons.
 
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