Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Surly Pugsley...

Embrace the Fat!

Finally, the Fat Pearl is complete. She's been months in the making, scraping together parts here and there as I could. Super excited to get out for the maiden voyage tonight with a few friends for an adventure ride, scoping out race courses for Pirate cXc's Winter Night Race Series. 
I'm not going into a bunch of detail regarding the process of this build. It was a learning experience to say the least, and I could not have done it without the help from dozens of folks; for that I thank each and every one of you for your time and experience, and for putting up with my obsessive bike building behavior. Those folks are as follows; MaxiThad, The Manimal, White Mike, Justin Bay, BillyVanilly, Farmer, Forrester Carver, Thomas & Nick @ Angry Catfish, Britton @ Volker, BikeSource, Chris @ Venga Velo, Golden Bike Shop and I'm sure there are a few others I've forgotten.

Here are a few of the parts I gathered...

Last Night we had a wheel building, beer drinking party. Even had the security guy knocking at the door of White Mikes loft due to a noise complaint. If you've ever been around MaxiThad after he's been on the alcohol drip, you know the volume was indeed set at eleven.

Here's the build: 
  • Surly Necromancer Pugsley 18" steel frame, Black
  • Carver Ti fork
  • Surly Rolling Darryl Limited Edition Rims - Grape Ape
  • DT Swiss Double Butted Competition Spokes - Black
  • Paul Disc WORD rear SS Hub - bolt-on, Black
  • Paul Disc WHUB 135mm front hub, Black
  • Salsa Skewer, Black
  • Thomson X4 90x10 stem, Black
  • Thomson Masterpiece 27.2x330 post, Silver
  • Surly SS Clamp, Black
  • Specialized Phenom Saddle, 130mm
  • Avid Elixer 7 Hydro Disc Brakes w/Carbon Levers
  • Avid 160 Rotors
  • Chris King Headset, Pretty and Strong (pink)
  • Surly Knard 26x3.8 120tpi Tires
  • Bontrager Race Lite Cage, Black
  • Crank Brothers Eggbeater II Pedals
  • FSA Carbon Pro Cranks, 100mm BB
  • Salsa SS Ring, 34t
  • White Industries ENO freewheel, 20t
  • SRAM 8 speed chain
  • Sury Tuggnut/bottle opener
  • Surly Toob Lites
  • Surly Rim Strips over Glow-in-the-dark Tape
  • Oury Grips, Glow-in-the-dark 

p.s. G-wiz, you can suck-it!


Chasm said...


sc said...

this may be the coolest bike i've ever seen. nice work.