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I've been working on this buildup for quite a while and now. The last couple weeks have been a blast. I can't wait to commute this winter. Thanks to Speedway Cycles for their fantastic rims and the crew at The Spoke Shop for helping out.

Here is the info and pics. Enjoy!

Surly Pugsley 18"
Surly Endomorph.
Speedway Cycles 70" w/offset.
Shimano Alfine w/18t.
Avid BB7 185.
Surly Mr. Whirly w/32t.
Surly Front Hub w/16t freewheel.
Chris King Bottom Bracket.
Chris King NoThreadSet.
Thomson Stem/Saddlepost.
Gravity Bar.
Surly Tugg Nut.
Ahearne Beer Rack, Flask holder.

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Looks red hot mate, I'm envious :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
 

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glad to see you on here with your new build,the black and red looks neat,i think the pugsley frame would look good in satan black but my pug will probery rust in half before it gets painted :D
enjoy your pugsley-put a whole new angle on cycling for me :thumbsup:
 

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MiniTrail said:
very nice!

Can I ask what you used for rim tape?
I threw some hi-intensity reflective tape in the rims. Then we cut a 24" tube down one length and stretched that over to keep it all in place. Seems pretty solid.

Thanks.
 

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So far so good. Only needed to do minor adjustments to get it working spot on.

As far as elements that will have to wait but as far as 90 degree weather and mud puddles it keeps on truckin.
 

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Cool. If ya don't mind, post up on how it does in the sub-zero when ya get a chance. Last winter was the first time my bike left the garage after October, and I had some difficulty with the drivetrain keeping a tune with temp fluxuations. I was wondering how that might work out with an internal hub. It also played hell on by bearings.
 

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love the Ahearne stuff. Did you have the front rack custom made? i have heard a recent rumor that he doesn't build single production racks any more (only if you buy a bike). love the flask holder too, might barrow that idea. actually saw the flask/holder combo the other day at a local lbs (in portland). might have to add it to my list of parts.
i have a pretty similar build that i am working up as well, actually striking similar - same cranks, brakes, rear internal hub, no threadset.
good job!
 

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Barkleyfan said:
Cool. If ya don't mind, post up on how it does in the sub-zero when ya get a chance. Last winter was the first time my bike left the garage after October, and I had some difficulty with the drivetrain keeping a tune with temp fluxuations. I was wondering how that might work out with an internal hub. It also played hell on by bearings.
I've used an Alfine in my Pug since last Dec. It's seen saltwater, beach sand, desert tracks, ultra fine corrosive dust, snow/sand/salt. It's been at +40 deg C and at -40 deg C.

So far no issues at all with the hub. My chain is looking rough so I'll put a new one on shortly. Other than that it has required no maintenance....:thumbsup:
 

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Cool Thanks Vikb. That's what I wanted to hear. And it really takes powershifting in stride? That was what killed my buzz on the Rolhoffs. I shift under load without thinking about it. I'd destroy a Rolhoff in days.
 

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By the way, I have to say thanks vikb, You are the inspiration behind the alfine pugs. I commute year round and once I saw your pugs go through the muck it did I was sold.

For credits sake, devo made me think twice and three times about me measly work/grocery/chore drive. I'm very thankful to everyone here.
 

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bobson said:
Just for an extra bottle opener. If that's what you mean?
So the Tugnut is on top of the non-turn washer? I was looking at using both but couldn't figure out a way to get them both on [without machining skills which I have none!].

As it turned out I got things sorted so my axle never slips, but I was curious how you mounted both on the axle.

bobson said:
By the way, I have to say thanks vikb, You are the inspiration behind the alfine pugs. I commute year round and once I saw your pugs go through the muck it did I was sold.

For credits sake, devo made me think twice and three times about me measly work/grocery/chore drive. I'm very thankful to everyone here.
Wow - thanks!...:thumbsup:

I got inspired by all the cool Pugs I saw on blogs and on Flickr and MTBR.com. Thanks to everyone who shares their cool bikes online!
 

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Cool Thanks Vikb. That's what I wanted to hear. And it really takes powershifting in stride? That was what killed my buzz on the Rolhoffs. I shift under load without thinking about it. I'd destroy a Rolhoff in days.
Powershifting?....hmmm....well from my experience no shifting system [derailleurs, Alfine, Rohloff, etc...] likes shifting under power.

I own two Rohloffs and you won't ever break them by trying to shift under power, but they won't perform that well for you if you try to do so constantly. Once you get used to the fact the Rohloff shifter is actually shifting the hub instantly you can get good at the most minimal hesitation in your power stroke for a shift.

I guess I'd say the Alfine handles shifting under power better than the Rohloff, but I can't say what the long term implications for service life would be if you do that constantly.

I love the Alfine as I have a lot of bikes and can't afford a Rohloff for each one, but the difference is I'll be on a new Alfine before 2012 and I'd be able to hand my Rohloffs down to my kids [if I had any!].
 

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another big thank you to Vik for the inspiration to start my build. also thanks for all the helpful tips. I am quite new to the forum and look forward to sharing my build with all of you. my frame, rims, and hub arrive in the coming week!

prolly going to roll down to the only shop in town with built up pugs to inquire about their crankset choices. having some trouble getting this one settled up. i am very much the newb. but its fun!
 

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vikb said:
So the Tugnut is on top of the non-turn washer? I was looking at using both but couldn't figure out a way to get them both on [without machining skills which I have none!].

As it turned out I got things sorted so my axle never slips, but I was curious how you mounted both on the axle.

Gotcha, there is no washer installed on that side just the tuggnut. The no drive side has a no turn installed. Not sure if that is good or not.


Got my Brooks Flyer on tonight. Now I just need a Nice Rack for the rear and I'm all set.
 
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