Got a new toy. Took it for a ride across Marsden Moor to the coffee shop today. Lots of fun pointing it in the right direction and letting it roll over anything and everything. See what I mean? Surly must have been been thinking of something else when they named their urban fixie thing the Steamroller This is the real deal. Although it’s not very intuitive in the steering department. More like point it to Nome and don’t change course til we get there.
Riding back on the road from the shop it had 20 psi in the tyres. That was dropped to 16 for the start of today’s ride and dropped a further couple while we were out. Nice and grippy. What other bike lets you run such low, traction happy pressures? If in doubt, let some out.
Used a Mr Whirly chainset because of it’s multi use adaptability and it’s very shiny. The MRP chain keeper is there for keeping the chain on when gears are needed. 36:18 wasn’t the right gear choice by the way, tyre diameter is similar to a 29er so 36:20 would be more useful.
So, there it is. Pugsley is fab. Go ride one.