In case you couldn’t tell, I’ve been geeking on fat bikes lately. I caught the bug last winter, promising myself that I’d try to get one together for this winter. Good news is, I’ve secured a Surly Neck Romancer and am hoping to build it up this weekend. It’s not gonna be as flashy as this custom Neck Romancer Pug from Japan’s Blue Lug. In fact, it’ll be the exact opposite: murdered out. The rad part about the Neck Romancer is it’s equipped with 82 mm rims (vs 65mm on the standard Pugsley) and a Moonlander fork; making for a bigger footprint and the potential for even fatter rubber up front.
This custom Neck Romancer features a florescent paint job by Cook Paint Works, Hope evo2 hubs to those 82 mm Rolling Darryl rims, and some flashy white WCS risers. I’d ride it, though I can’t wait to have my own built. Let’s hope we get some real snow soon! It’s been 643 days since Burlington’s gotten more than 6+ inches of snow in a given storm…there’s still hope.
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