Pulled the Trigger on a Fattie

Here's a place for the group to discuss their other brands of bikes, hobbies, and personal interests not related to Ural & Dnepr Sidecar rigs. But not politics...
Forum rules
Here's the place to chat about off-topic stuff, hobbies, and other toys you got. No political posts, they will be deleted and the poster warned. We're not always "politically correct", but the Steeds site is apolitical.
User avatar
cheeseheadmike
Hero of the Soviet Union - 2018
Hero of the Soviet Union - 2018
Posts: 370
Joined: Sun Feb 14, 2016 3:03 pm
Location: Dundee, IL

Re: Pulled the Trigger on a Fattie

Post by cheeseheadmike » Wed Sep 12, 2018 4:10 pm

^^ I know that feeling in the other direction. An elderly neighbor offered me an old oddball motorcycle for $100 when I was in high school. I turned him down because I wanted to buy another neighbors' eight year old Merc. That oddball motorcycle was a four cylinder Indian.(idiot)
cheeseheadmike

1973 Velosolex 3800-slow, 1977 Velosolex 4600-really slow
1979 Honda CX500-not slow at all
Various bicycles from 1952 to 2014-slow to fast, depending on my mood
2007 Ural Gear Up

User avatar
cheeseheadmike
Hero of the Soviet Union - 2018
Hero of the Soviet Union - 2018
Posts: 370
Joined: Sun Feb 14, 2016 3:03 pm
Location: Dundee, IL

Re: Pulled the Trigger on a Fattie

Post by cheeseheadmike » Thu Sep 13, 2018 7:16 pm

It's here. First bicycle I've ever owned with disk brakes.
Image

For the last several years I've either been riding either fixed gears or internally geared hub bikes. Going to have to relearn how to work a chain mover overer. Keep reaching for the down tube shifters that aren't there.
cheeseheadmike

1973 Velosolex 3800-slow, 1977 Velosolex 4600-really slow
1979 Honda CX500-not slow at all
Various bicycles from 1952 to 2014-slow to fast, depending on my mood
2007 Ural Gear Up

eastbloc
Hero of the Soviet Union - 2018
Hero of the Soviet Union - 2018
Posts: 1443
Joined: Thu Oct 04, 2007 8:46 am
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Contact:

Re: Pulled the Trigger on a Fattie

Post by eastbloc » Sat Sep 15, 2018 7:59 pm

NICE! My wife has a Framed Montana. I've got a bunch of bikes in the stable but a Surly Pugsley has been my favorite for years. If I had to have one bike, that would be it!
'14 Gear Up
'00 Bavarian Classic

User avatar
cheeseheadmike
Hero of the Soviet Union - 2018
Hero of the Soviet Union - 2018
Posts: 370
Joined: Sun Feb 14, 2016 3:03 pm
Location: Dundee, IL

Re: Pulled the Trigger on a Fattie

Post by cheeseheadmike » Sun Sep 16, 2018 6:25 am

eastbloc wrote:
Sat Sep 15, 2018 7:59 pm
NICE! My wife has a Framed Montana. I've got a bunch of bikes in the stable but a Surly Pugsley has been my favorite for years. If I had to have one bike, that would be it!
No stranger to Surly. I looked at a used Pugsley that was set up 1x8 but it was still three bills more than the Minnesota. I spent a week hemming and hawing between a Long Haul Trucker frame and a Rivendell Bleriot frame for a touring build in 07. Flipped a coin and ended up with the Riv. Don’t regret it but sometimes wonder what could have been.

I’m hoping to make it the fall and winter go to bike. Spring and summer have been taken up by a 45 year old Raleigh Super Course 3 speed fixed gear this year. Fun old bike.

I’m not going to get many chances to try it out until probably late next month as employment raised its ugly head and has me bouncing around the country for several weeks. Not complaining about the 11 days in Puerto Rico starting today but the upcoming trip to HQ I can do without.
cheeseheadmike

1973 Velosolex 3800-slow, 1977 Velosolex 4600-really slow
1979 Honda CX500-not slow at all
Various bicycles from 1952 to 2014-slow to fast, depending on my mood
2007 Ural Gear Up

User avatar
cheeseheadmike
Hero of the Soviet Union - 2018
Hero of the Soviet Union - 2018
Posts: 370
Joined: Sun Feb 14, 2016 3:03 pm
Location: Dundee, IL

Re: Pulled the Trigger on a Fattie

Post by cheeseheadmike » Thu Nov 08, 2018 9:41 am

Still haven’t been able to put much saddle time on this. I’ve flown about 12,000 miles since my last post here. Just got back from Philly last night. I have today and tomorrow off and it is supposed to SNOW today. I may need to flip a coin to see what gets ridden, this or the GU. Or throw the improved bike rack on the GU and ride both.
cheeseheadmike

1973 Velosolex 3800-slow, 1977 Velosolex 4600-really slow
1979 Honda CX500-not slow at all
Various bicycles from 1952 to 2014-slow to fast, depending on my mood
2007 Ural Gear Up

Post Reply