I've jumped headlong into this Pugsley build and the frustration is mounting before I even start ordering the components I want. The big issue is the wheel build. Problem...no Large Marge 32 hole offset rims available anywhere. Earliest date so far is Dec. 15, but I'm being told it may even be longer. I've also checked Vicious Cycles for their Graceful Fat Sheba 80 mm offset rims...also unavailable at the current time.
So now I'm starting to look at other components that I need to purchase.
100 mm bb (Surly) or I'm open to other recommendations as I'm not sure what is available.
Surly Mr. Wirly SS crankset: along with a 32t chainring and 30t chainring. These were
recommended by very reputable sources in the world of SS Pugsley and winter riding.
Headset: I love Chris King and Cane Creek 110 headsets, but if it comes down to the $$$ I may
go with one of the cheaper, but still good quality Crank Brothers headsets.
Seatpost and stem: I have Ritchey Pro, but really like the Thompson Elite again...$$$
Handlebars: I have Ritchey Pro risers, but would consider the the Titec H Bar (riser) or the
Titec J Bar (flat). I prefer the riser version.
Avid BB7 mechanical disc breaks along with Avid Speed Dial 7 levers.
WTB Rocket saddle
I haven't decided on pedals as of yet because I am not sure what my footwear choice will be. I'm leaning towards Lake winter mtn. bike boots, but $$ may be a factor. My toes are difficult to keep warm and I hate to spend that kind of money on boots if they will not keep my feet warm.
So, my journey into the realm true "Fat Tire Cycling" officially begins. I know that I will have to exercise patience, keep searching, talking, and asking questions. So now I am off to continue my search for wheels. Then...off to bed because I am planning on being out before 4 a.m. so Bella and I can walk and watch the Leonid meteor shower. Perfect night for it.