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ok hi to all i must say ive been into bikes since i was 5 ive raced bmx road bike cyclo cross, but have got fed up with mtb untill i came across the surley pug which i think is awesome,then i was sent to the fat bike thread what can i say but all you who own fat bikes are a great set of guys,i live in the uk and nobody who lives by me has seen or heard of these bikes,so before i buy i need some help and advice please?? are there any more fat frames other than the pug that will take that size wheel please without going crazy on a frame? i was going to build a normal on one inbred 29er but now ive got the fat bike bug i just need to have 1,anybody else on here from the uk?thanks to all that read my post and reply may your rides be awesome thanks :thumbsup:
 

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welcome aboard ...

There is alot of information to soak up. I've been doing so for a month or so. The best thing to do is read as much as you can from this forum. These guys are pretty savey Pugsley owners.

As for crazy frames, the coolest part about a PUG or other is they can also run 29er wheels. Turns out 26" wheels with Endomorphs are nearly the same diameter as a 29er wheel. So you can do some crazy wheel combinations.

Fat/Fat
Fat/29er
29er/29er

This was a really big selling point, as it doesn't snow year round in Colorado. I'm rolling fat/fat, until I try it out a few times this spring. I'll then tip-toe into maybe a fat/29er combinations, in late spring.

There are a number of guys from UK in here. I'm sure they can point you to local sources.

Here is the list of fat bikes from the F.A.Q.
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with credit to these threads and the original posters
any errors are mine

http://forums.mtbr.com/showpost.php?p=5460575&postcount=2
http://forums.mtbr.com/showpost.php?p=5464586&postcount=5

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hi molski,im in scotland,DR Feelgood is north west england, he will be over to say hi soon :)
surly stuff is real easy to order in the UK, ISIN are the surly distributers and are used by most bike shops,not sure how many pugs have been built here in the UK,proberly around a dozon or so, so there is a few shops have built them and have some knowlage of whats involved including; `brixton cycles` (phil wood dealer also) and `the hub` at glentress where my bike was built,other shops that do alot of surly stuff are `billys`,`triton`,and my favourite-`charlie the bike monger`,charlie`s a top guy,
indeed all the info you need to build a pugsley you will find on threads on here,but just ask if not sure about something, everyone on here is real helpfull :)
so for surly stuff your sorted here in the UK,for other companys your looking at mail order from USA,not so good now with the exchange rate since the recession,
if id orderd my pugsley stateside a year earlier i could have saved about £500 :eek:
if i was to re-order a new pug again?,id proberly go all surly specific parts so that would be frameset,rims,tyres,crankset,hubs, then try get a discount for all the stuff or a deal from a shop if you want it built for you,
main considerations after price you want to spend is choice of gears, normal derailier,SS or hub gear,also depends if your build is all new or a donar bike getting used for gears ,bars etc.., look forward to reading your build plan,you should do a thread on it :thumbsup:
 

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OK MY BUILD FIRST HAND WAS A PUG,but im not sure of other frames yet has im new to fat bikes i need to read and soak up alot of info im lost with wheel and tyer sizes?
 

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hi mollski the pugsley was the first fatbike i got,i had read 2 articles on them in singletrack mag about 3 years ago then when i bought a pc 2 years ago i went hunting for them,i think i have the only one in scotland,all the fat bikes use surlys 26" endomorph tyre as its the biggest tyre you can buy and best for float on snow,sand etc...,because the tyre is so huge,in width and hieght its outside diameter is nearly the same as a 29er which also helps with its roll,
...so there all 26" rims that are used,there are some other north american manufacturers that make rims which you will see have holes drilled for lightness between spokes,surly pugsleys use offset wheelrims,with a rear hub up front for wheel swapping if needed (broken mech or SS ratio swaps) some other companys use a wide 160 (tandem) rear hub with straight (normal) laced wheel like speedway cycles `fatback` frames
the surly pugsley frames and there 65mm wide rims are the cheapest out of all the manufacturers i think?, biggest tyre you can get in any normal frame is a 2.7" DH tyre in some which although big is nothing like a 4" endomorph tyre for tyre spread/float and grip,because as well as size the sidewalls are alot softer,
see here...!

you can see the lenght and width of foot print :thumbsup:
i will post all this on your thread incase anyone else intrested reads it and is inspired!
 
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