New bike!

Matthew got himself (half of) a new winter bicycle; he went halvsies on it with a good friend who works in a bike shop.

What's a winter bicycle? You may well ask.

One with big-ass tires.

Tire 1

Tire 2

Apparently, with a conventional bicycle, the largest diameter tire that will fit within the frame and the brake pads and not interfere with the chain is 2-1/2". Anything larger requires a whole different frame designed to accommodate the aforementioned big-ass tires, which can roll over sand, mud, snow, whatever.

This one is a Surly Pugsley (Is that a great name or what?)

His also has a sweet bell.



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0 Responses to New bike!

  1. Jocelyn says:

    GREAT bike. I love these biking posts, you know. Now, make sure your lad drinks him some Surly beer, too (because all good mothers aid in their children’s taking to the drink, right?). It’s the Damn Best Beer Out There, I tell you.

  2. Cookie says:

    Very cool! And the tire thingy does make sense. Snow tires for a car in the winter. Why not bigger tires on a bike for winter?

  3. Susan says:

    Nice bike but the bell really makes it! 🙂

  4. gayle says:

    Gotta love something called Surly Pugsley…

  5. Kym says:

    Love the bike! My Dad grew up on a farm, and rode his bike to school, even in winter. He made himself “chains” for his tires in the winter, so he could ride in the snow. He would’ve LOVED the Surly Pugsley!

  6. Cheryl says:

    Hi,
    I am an artist/educator working in yarn, video and sound. I am in the process of writing a thesis dealing with women and knitting and am trying to gather knitting stories. Please visit my site: http://voiceoftheyarn.blogspot.com and share any stories you have, as well as let your friends and followers know about the site. Thanks!
    Cheryl

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