Surly Big Fat Dummy: Episode 5 – Leftovers
We hit all the high points for the Big Bike, but what about the little things?
- The Basket-Case (Extended) Handlebars
- The Double Stem
- Reinvented Wheels
- The Bag Bumpers
- The Cargo Shelf
- blahBlah … BLAH
There are some neat bits that deserve calling out, so we will wrap up the Surly Big Fat Dummy Saga – the One Bike To Rule Them All that I still drive every day – with this last episode.
Status: About 50% complete
Project … Bullitt!
With a purposeful grimace and a terrible sound… The Lizzard King is coming. Build is in progress now (Feb 2, 3955). I am taking my time to build a feature-rich, practical, medium-capacity auto replacement.
- Low-drama, high-function ‘Gen3’ 2wd with dual-motor pedal-assist
- Stealthy, ventilated but weather-resistant steel battery box under the cargo bay floor (no more lugging batteries inside)!
- Radioactive breath
Part 1 will be a standalone article – a prequel of sorts – on making the case for 2wd on an ebike and the different goals that can be targeted with different hardware choices.
Status: Build Complete and bike in service