This bike has been called many names both good and bad. It's main purpose is to haul my kids or large objects around. I have a hitch on the back that allows me to tow either a burly piccolo tandem conversion or a second bike. Sometimes I tow a burley trailer that also has a hitch on the back that allows me to tow a kids bike. Here is an example of how I use it: Last summer my 7 y.o. rode his bike from our house in St. Paul to Uptown in Minneapolis so we could watch the Nature Valley Pro Bicycle Race. It was a long ride for a 7 y.o. For our return trip my 7 y.o. rode on the snapdeck. My 4 y.o. rode in the Burley child trailer. I hooked up my 7 y.o's bike to the hitch on the back of the trailer. There have been times where I have had 2 kids on the snapdeck and 2 kids in the Burley trailer. There are not that many cars that can transport 4 kids and an adult. After 6000 miles this bike is still going strong but its looking a little rough around the edges. Parts Highlights:Frame: Surly Big Dummy with Bionx PL-350 electric assistFork: SameParts: Mostly junk from the parts binPictured Wheels: Bionx rear, shimano front.Custom made front rack, custom made rear hitch.
This is my go to bike when the weather is bad. This bike has gone through three winters. It was also my main bike for one summer. I am amazed at how well this bike has held up. Easily one of the cheapest bikes I have ever owned in terms of parts replacement and durability. The only part I have replaced is the chain (about 5 of them). I can't ever imagine owning just one bike but if I had too this would be the one. Parts Highlights:Frame: Specialized Tricross CompFork: Tricross carbonParts: Shimano 105Pictured Wheels: stock Roval's
This bike has gone through three winters. The past winter the brakes and drivetrain were replaced.Parts Highlights:Frame: Surly PugsleyFork: SameParts: Avid Hydraulic Disc Brakes, Shimano Alfine 11 drivetrain.Pictured Wheels: Drilled out Viscious Cycles Fat Shebas/Alfine 11/Saint hubs.
Finally a bike that fits my long legs. Now I just have to pedal faster.Parts Highlights:Frame: Custom made Atrain CyclesFork: Easton EC90Parts: SRAM RedPictured Wheels: Chris King hubs laced to Mavic hoops.2nd Wheelset: Mavic R-sys
Transition Pro Frame, mostly Shimano Ultegra groupo, Hed jet 9 clincher wheels, Specialized Tri shoes with speed play pedals. Areo helmet and attitude are adjustable!
1. Tarmac S-Works SL4
2. Newest Shiv, ala "Crowie."
This is my snow bike. It's the back build version of the Surly Pugsley actually dubbed the "necromancer pug." It's the same frame as the normal build, but with wider rims, an offset crank, and thumb shifters rather than the rapid fires as they tend to freeze up less frequently. The only thing not stock are the grips.
Frame: 2012 20" Necromancer Pugsley
Crankset: Surly Mr. Whirly, Offset Double
Bottom Bracket: Shimano
Cassette: Shimano HG-61, 11-32t
Front Derailleur: Shimano SLX E-Type , M660. Topswing, dual pull, post-mount
Rear Derailleur: Shimano Deore , M591SGS. Top Normal. Black
Headset: Cane Creek 40 , 1-1/8" threadless. Black
Handlebar: Salsa MotoAce , 660mm. 17°. Black
Grips: Ergon GP3-L
Stem: Kalloy AS-008, 25.4mm bar clamp. 7° rise. 4-bolt face. Aluminum. Black
Front Brake: Avid BB7 Road Mechanical, 160mm
Rear Brake: Avid BB7 Road Mechanical, 160mm
Brake Levers: Avid FR-5 , Black
Front Tire: Surly Larry , 3.8". Steers good
Rear Tire: Surly Endomorph , 3.7". Paddles good
Shift Levers: Microshift Thumb Shifters, 9 speed. Shifts gears, not thumbs
Seatpost: Kalloy SP-342 , 27.2mm. 350mm. Black
Saddle: WTB SST Comp , Steel rails. Black vinyl. Feels pretty o.k.
Front Hub: Surly New 135mm disc , 32h. 135mm. Unthreaded. Black.
Rear Hub: Shimano Deore , M525. QR. 32h. Black
Spokes: DT Swiss, Champion SG, Black
Nipples: DT Swiss, Brass, Black
Rims: Surly Rolling Darryl , 32h. 82mm width. Black. No cutouts
Pogies: Compliments of Tim L.