Monday, July 18, 2011

What's in your sandbox?

With cyclists itching to get out and ride during the very snowy winter we had this past year in Northeast Ohio, we had a record number of people asking about the Surly Pugsley bicycle. We did manage to special-order a couple of them for our customers, but a few more were left in the lurch after the bikes were sold out from Intergalactic Surly Regional HQ.

So, always looking out for our fellow Surly fanatics, we decided to grab a couple now during the season of low demand for snow bikes. In stock as of now are a 16-inch frame Pugsley and an 18-inch frame Pugsley.

If you're not already familiar with the Surly Pugsley, it's a mountain bike with tires that are almost four inches wide. These babies will roll over snow, sand, mud, small children, and just about anything else in their way.

Even if you don't think you need a Pug, you'll want one after you take a test-ride. Just look at the big smile on SurlyVegan's face after her test ride (even though we couldn't convince her to ride it down the middle of the railroad tracks, like the rest of us did):
So, just like Great Lakes Brewing Company occasionally makes a preview of its Christmas Ale in July, you can get your snow bike now--get 'em while they're hot! You don't have to wait for snow to ride it, either; the Surly Pugsley can give new meaning to the term "beach cruiser."

Speaking of Surlys, we re-stocked a couple of our most popular models, the Long Haul Trucker and the Cross-Check. Here's are list of what's currently in stock in our stores:
  • Long Haul Trucker
    • 52cm, Black
    • 54cm, Blue
    • 56cm, Blue
    • 58cm, Blue
  • Cross-Check:
    • 46cm, Robin's Egg Blue
    • 50cm, Beef Gravy Brown
    • 52cm, Robin's Egg Blue
    • 54cm, Black
    • 56cm, Beef Gravy Brown
    • 56cm, Robin's Egg Blue
As always, please call us before you stop in to verify that we have the size and color in the store location that's most convenient for you, and also verify that it's assembled and ready to test-ride.

Also, please note the date of this blog post before you call. We'll have someone call in April of 2013 saying, "I read on your blog that you have a 52cm Cross-Check in Robin's Egg Blue in stock." Don't be that guy. By that time, the latest colors from Surly will be Moldy Bleu Cheese, Pond Scum, or who knows what.

Photos by Doug Charnock (except for the crummy ones).

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