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Old 09-21-2010, 06:30 AM   #17056
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It is a do whatever you want it to bike !
Finally got a flat last night. My first flat change with disc brakes. Couldn't find whatever poked through but there was a hissing noise and mushiness. Maybe time to throw a set of more road oriented tires on, or not .? Sucked as it happened at 7.8 miles just as I was getting good and warmed up. Finished up with 28.5 miles total.
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Old 09-21-2010, 07:15 AM   #17057
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Oooo... Looks like Surly is doing a complete Pug this year as well. And some new rims.

http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.php?t=648722

http://surlybikes.com/blog/

Now if only there were more than two tire choices....
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Old 09-21-2010, 07:34 AM   #17058
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Now if only there were more than two tire choices....
Does that matter? IDK.

I sure like the atmosphere of Salsa's and Surly's blogs. Seems like a progressive, fun place (QBP) to work.
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Old 09-21-2010, 07:40 AM   #17059
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Does that matter? IDK.
At about $100 each, I'd love to see some competition....

Looks like I might be SOL for a fatbike this year. I guess the Mukluk complete is pretty much back-ordered through spring.

Sounds like the Pugs complete is going be priced *higher* than the Mukluk to cash in on this a bit. Word is that the Mukluk price will be going up soon too with this much demand.

Waiting to see the build spec on the Pugs. Not a huge fan off the offset build on the wheels, but 135mm hubs appeal to my inner cheap bastard.
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Old 09-21-2010, 08:32 AM   #17060
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Oooo... Looks like Surly is doing a complete Pug this year as well. And some new rims.

http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.php?t=648722

http://surlybikes.com/blog/

Now if only there were more than two tire choices....
I know of Endomorphs, Larrys and Spyders - so that's (wow) THREE!
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Old 09-21-2010, 08:49 AM   #17061
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At about $100 each, I'd love to see some competition....
I didn't think it was the tread design, as none of them have much lug. More about flotation, I guess.

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Looks like I might be SOL for a fatbike this year. I guess the Mukluk complete is pretty much back-ordered through spring.
Join the list, as I have with my new MTB. I checked, last Tuesday, and they had them in the whse. By Friday, they were all gone. I shouldn't have waited, but, just wasn't 100% sure on pulling the trigger. Sucks, I know.
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Old 09-21-2010, 10:12 AM   #17062
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Yeah, I'm coming around on the Fargo concept too. I bought a 29er for bikepacking duty this spring, but it's proven to be less then ideal fitwise- although it's a killer singletrack machine.

While looking at bike geometry of bikes that work and those that don't, it's become clear to me the niche the Fargo was meant to fill.

While I initially thought of it as something of a "do it all" bike, it seems it's more of a "do something new" bike.
I'm in the process of outfitting mine for backpacking. I ordered a frame pack from Eric Parsons in Alaska along with a harness for the handlebars and a "gastank" that sits on top tube.

Mine will be similar to this one but w/o the seat bag:



I'll retain my rear rack and top case for now instead. I'm not necessarily going for the lightest weight but will use items like a penny stove for heating water and to keep the load somewhat light.

Hopefully, these items will arrive before my Thanksgiving trip.
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Old 09-21-2010, 07:57 PM   #17063
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So I went out on the same loop that did in my knee on Sat. THIS time, I caught up to a dood on a Rivendell and followed him to the bike path that runs behind Boulder. He turned left and I kept going straight. Ran across 2 doods that looked like they knew where they were going, so I hopped on their wheels till it was time to turn right onto Lookout Rd.

I kept feeling a little low in the saddle, so about 1:45 in, I stopped and raised my saddle a mm or so and skootched it forward a coupla mm. No more achey knees.

My bum still hurt tho. 2+ hours of toodling along on old shorts = teh suck. I need a few (like 4) pair of new bibs here soon. I missed 2:30 by 4min. I guess that's OK. Felt good most of the way too! I still need to work on my hills tho. Toss out a parachute whenever the road points up. I've told people 'if the biggest hill I hafta climb again is the banking on the track, I'll be a happy camper.' They never do believe me. I'm NOT built to go up hills. I'm built to go from 50kph to 70+kph RIGHT NOW. S'where I'm best.

I'm playing UW Hockey Wed nite, then down to ABQ Thurs to sell the MC. So this is gonna be a day off. First in a bit!

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Old 09-21-2010, 08:39 PM   #17064
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End of an era for a classic Paramount

I guess it could be fixed for posterity but I don't think it could ever be an "A" bike again
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Old 09-21-2010, 08:45 PM   #17065
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That's the nice thing about lugged bikes. Get that fixed and it'll be as good as or better'n new! One of us runs Echelon (he's posted in this thread) PM him an see what he'd charge. Or talk to Waterford. Either way,a Paramount's too good to give up on!

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End of an era for a classic Paramount

I guess it could be fixed for posterity but I don't think it could ever be an "A" bike again
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Old 09-21-2010, 08:46 PM   #17066
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Wow -

If that were my bike, I'd have it repaired and restored. Then, I'd hang it in a place of honor in my living room.

When I was stationed at Lackland, I hung out at the local Schwinn shops. There were twins - each managed a different shop - who rode a Paramount tandem - custom built. We did a week-long 600 mile Hill Country tour in 1979 - the twins were the only ones (at least back then) I had even seen who could both stand up and crank up the hills.
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Old 09-21-2010, 08:48 PM   #17067
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send It To Meeeeeee!!!!!
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Old 09-21-2010, 09:54 PM   #17068
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the twins were the only ones (at least back then) I had even seen who could both stand up and crank up the hills.
That's what I was doing when it went 'pop'
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Old 09-22-2010, 12:55 AM   #17069
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That's the nice thing about lugged bikes. Get that fixed and it'll be as good as or better'n new! One of us runs Echelon (he's posted in this thread) PM him an see what he'd charge. Or talk to Waterford. Either way,a Paramount's too good to give up on!

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I did a similar thing to my Motobecane. Frame builder near me in Denver milled the offending tube out and put a nice Italian Columbus tube back in it's place for not too much.

YMMV.
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Old 09-22-2010, 01:20 AM   #17070
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I did a similar thing to my Motobecane. Frame builder near me in Denver milled the offending tube out and put a nice Italian Columbus tube back in it's place for not too much.

YMMV.
a vintage Paramount is likely double butted Reynolds 531 or Columbus, depending on the age.
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