Monday, December 11, 2006

Pugs Update

Well I dropped off the Pugs at The Ski and Bike Shop Saturday afternoon to get some parts put on. To my delight Sears had everything done by the close of business on Sunday. He did an awesome job. Top notch I tell ya. Just check out the pictures below. I was sooooooooooo excited to be able to have it back so that I can start scoring some points in the WCRS. I promise to start riding again this week Gary : )

This morning I was going to go and take some pictures of the Pugs to post, but my camera wouldn't turn on. I thought that I might have left it on and run down the battery, so I put it on the charger to see if that fixed the problem. It didn't. So, I took it too Best Buy, where I had bought it, to see what they could do for me. At first the service guy looked at it and checked it out with his gadgets. Then he said to just go and pick out a new one to replace this one. I thought that was pretty cool. So, I went to the camera department to get another one. I told the sales person what had happened and he said that he could give me a comparable camera that was about $200 dollars less than what I had paid for the original camera. I said no thanks, and told him that was a pretty sh**ty deal. He said that this new camera was better than my old one, and that they don't have one like my old one. I still told him that wasn't good enough. I had spent a lot of money on my other camera only 6 months ago, and now he was going to give me a cheaper camera. I don't think so. So, he went and talked to someone in back, and they said that I could pick out any camera that I wanted that was equal to what I had originally paid for the first camera. That seemed fair. I picked out this one, and was on my way. Long story, but I had to vent. Here are some pictures from the new camera of the new parts on the Pugs. Enjoy.

This is the Pugs before all the new goodies were installed. Also the last picture taken with my old camera.

New center-lock rotor.

The Paul Thumbie with Dura-Ace 9-speed bar end shifter. I really like this setup. Very nice!

This deraileur has seen more action than Squez : ) Still going strong.

Mmmm, gears. 9-speeds and a new XT hub.

New spokes and brass nipples for Marge.

Full length housing with a little Sears Rasta flare on the zip ties. It is very Festivus!

Thanks again Sears and SBS!


Chris said...

Ooooh, ahhhhh :) Very nice looking Pugs there. Jealous of the new goodies. Has it snowed enough to ride it out there? All the snow here is melted off so Pugsley will have to trek to high country or wait for Denver to get pelted again before coming out of the basement. Boo.

Brian said...

Sweet! Looks killer with the new parts. How'd it feel riding it around with 9 speeds?

That XTR rear der certainly has seen its fair share of miles. Ahh, memories.

Nice new camera too.

gjc said...

Pretty, pretty pictures. I want a Pug too.

Now, I need to see photographic evidence that you actual ride the bling.

mr. f. g. superman said...

Very nice. Since I can't attach drool to a comment I'll send it to you in the mail.

Simmons said...

Not very much snow here either. There is a chance for some later this week though.

It feels fast! The little bit that I rode it around.

Gary there will be pictures this weekend :)

I'll have the USPS hold my mail for a week to let that drool dry before I open it :) Thanks

Paul said...


That thing is awesome!

Anonymous said...

Lose the front brake in winter, you don't need it. Try various ENDOMORPH psi so you know what to use with a loaded bike. Don't plan on campin except in a leanto or motel on #53. Stick that baby out on your coldest ND night if friggin winter ever arrives and double check the hub/freewheel doesn't freeze. Get some pogies, have fun....dp

Simmons said...

Thanks dp! Any suggestions on how to keep the hub from freezing? I've read that some guys just degrease everything and run it dry. Others I've read use artic grease. Any thoughts on those or others? What does dp stand for? David Pramann? If it is I want to try and keep up with you guys this year :)