thinking of another bike

Discussion in 'General Bike Discussion' started by BigJoey, Oct 18, 2010.

  1. BigJoey

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    so im looking around thinking about buying a Surley "big dummy"just because its different and looks like it may be fun to ride, any idea what the best deal is for a frame for one of those, im thinking it would be a fun build up over time... any pro's con's? anyone even know much about the "Surley" name? ive never heard of them till recently
     
  2. Xela

    Xela New Member Tavern Member

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    Do you really think there's a chance you're going to ever haul 200+ pounds on a bike? That would definitely be impressive! I'm currently longing for a Salsa Fargo. Seems to have more than enough carrying capacity for anything I would ever do.
     

  3. BigJoey

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    ya never know..... but if the need arose i would be able to :D
     
  4. Xela

    Xela New Member Tavern Member

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    From what I've seen and heard, including from LBS employees, Surly are good bikes. I know the Long Haul Trucker has almost a cult following and lots of people are absolutely in love with it for touring/commuting.

    Here's a pretty entertaining review of the Big Dummy: Bike Snob NYC: BSNYC Product Review: Surly Big Dummy
     
  5. BigJoey

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    humerous review thanks for the chuckles...
     
  6. bikebum1975

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    The Big Dummy is on my list of toys one day when I got the shop to work on it and the money to buy it LOL :D
     
  7. CycleJunkie

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    I am currently riding a Salsa Ala Carte with the Xtracycle Free Radical long tail kit. I love long tail bikes. I have been interested in the BD for some time now & just purchased one used online yesterday. One reason for going ahead and getting one is I need the larger 22in frame this one has. My Ala Carte is a 20in with EVERYTHING raised to the max. Long tail bikes are just plain FUN. It's great carrying loads and passengers, But besides that they are just plain fun. Oh I said that already...Be careful, If you ride a long tail for any period of time you may never go back.
     
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  8. CycleJunkie

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    Oh yeah, If you wonder what BD owners think about their rigs. Try finding an used one for sale... The one I found ,the guy NEEDED MONEY...