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fourflys
10-11-2014, 01:05 PM
so with the impending snow, I was curious who is getting a new Fat Bike this year? I'm over in Anchorage for the week and stopped by the bike shop and they has just put together one of the new Surly Ice Cream Trucks... this is one BAD machine! Might have to pick one up to replace the Mukluk at some point... They also had the new Spec FatBoy... I wasn't impressed... nor was I by the new Kona WO at a different shop...

The paint has has a sweet metallic to it...
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avalonracing
10-11-2014, 01:14 PM
I know that Surely likes to be cutesy with their logos and names but "Ice Cream Truck"... Really?

gomango
10-11-2014, 01:25 PM
Just saw an Ice Cream Truck at the river bottoms today.

Very tempting.

fourflys
10-11-2014, 01:37 PM
I know that Surely likes to be cutesy with their logos and names but "Ice Cream Truck"... Really?

is it really any sillier than many other names? At least it's original...

Here's the story behind the name:
"When I was a kid, my mom told me that the Ice Cream Truck only played its music, when they were out of ice cream. We would sit on the porch and make fun of the kids that ran when they heard the ICT coming. Then about the time that we were picking names for the new bike, I had been in Taiwan, where the garbage trucks play music like an Ice Cream Truck so I threw that name into the hat….told the story about my mom’s misdirection and now we have a bike called the Ice Cream Truck."
http://fat-bike.com/2014/05/to-surly-with-love-the-surly-ice-cream-truck/