Friday, January 21, 2011

Bonus Post: The Snow Dog

Okay folks, (and especially those of you Conspirators that were involved with the frame/fork deal), here is the photographic proof of existence.

This was taken Friday morning on my commute into work at -8F. Yes- it was cold, but I was prepared.

(As always, you can click on the image to make it viewable)

The build list is as follows:

  • Salsa Cycles Mukluk frame/fork. Size: 19"
  • Wheels: Phil Wood SS 135mm rear used as a front hub/Phil Wood 170mm custom rear laced to Surly Rolling Darryl rims with Sapim butted spokes and brass nipples. Custom "guitar strap" rim strip by Ben Witt.
  • Tires: Surly Larry 3.8" with Surly tubes.
  • Brakes: Avid BB-7 with Ashima 185mm front and Avid 160mm rear rotors (Rear will be changed to match the front later) Levers: "Cheapo" Avids. Standard cables, Jagwire white housing. Rear has customized line near rear caliper made from two brake noodles, some Nokon silver anodized housing,  and a Jagwire in-line adjuster.
  • Crank set: Older Bontrager Race Lite ISIS Drive 44/32/22T
  • Bottom Bracket: TruVativ GigaPipe 100mm ISIS
  • Pedals: Welgo platforms in powder coat white
  • Chain: SRAM PC-951
  • Cassette: 12-36T Shimano 9spd.
  • Rear Derailleur: SRAM X-9
  • Front Derailleur: Shimano XT Direct Mount
  • Standard derailleur cables, Jagwire full run housing in black.
  • Shifters: SRAM X-9 Twisters
  • Grips: Cut down Ergon GP-1
  • Head Set: Chris King 1 1/8th, blue lower cup, orange upper, and silver compression cap with blue top cap. One 3mm headset spacer. 
  • Stem: TruVativ Stylo 100mm 31.8mm clamp.
  • Handlebar: Ragley Carnegie's Bar Carbon pre-production sample, no graphics, Kevlar wrap gives it a mustard color. 
  • Seat Post: Bontrager carbon OEM take-off. 27.2mm X 350mm, aluminum single bolt clamp. 
  • Saddle: Bontrager "Inform" RL in white
  • Seat Clamp: Salsa Cycles Lip-Loc in anodized blue.
  • Bottle Cages: Velocity Bottle Traps in main triangle, one Bontrager Race on right fork leg, all in white. 
  • Pogies: ATV Classic- (Farm and Fleet sourced for 20 bucks)
  • Skewers: Salsa Flip Offs, 135mm/170mm in black anodized. 
That about covers the build, but if anyone out there has any questions, let me know. (I will be changing out some items down the road, but for now, this is how she rolls.)

Thanks: Salsa Cycles, Milltown Cycles, Surly Bikes, Jason Boucher, Ben Witt, "The Conspirators", Chris DeStefano, Chris King, Europa Cycle and Ski, "Mrs. Guitar Ted", and ayone else I may have forgotten......


Captain Bob said...

Very nice looking dawg ya got there!

Wally said...

Sharp. Me likey.

Mike Johnson said...

Nice! Looks good and nice mix of components. Now time to crush anything that gets in your way. It's like a monster truck with out the 5 point harness.

Unknown said...

I'm very, very jealous!!! Enjoy!

Steve Fuller said...

Nice. I like the use of the white accents. :)

utabintarbo said...

FWIW, an acquaintance and I have determined that the Endomorph or a reversed rear Larry is noticeably better on unpacked snow than a Larry facing the "right" way. Just a bit of experience to pass along....

Otherwise, I'm pretty jealous. :)

Guitar Ted said...

@utabintarbo: Coincidentally, I mounted my Larry "backwards" on the rear wheel, so I guess I got that part right!

Joe said...

Smart build Mark!!! Love the Mukluk downtube graphics!!!

MG said...

Looks great. Congrats and Happy Birthday!

Guitar Ted said...

Thanks MG! Hope things are going well for you down in Lincoln. You guys got quite the snow fall the other day!

Unknown said...

Can't wait to get mine - end of the week hopefully!

Errin said...

That Mukluk looks great!