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PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2017 9:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

wouldn't know bud. i just electrostatically attach the ebike to the audi and follow the satnav to the trailcentre or something.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 27, 2017 11:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

midsummer.

just testing fo'winter. no fun involved. honest.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 03, 2017 5:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Based on the silhouette, those are very chunky looking tyres. Or else deep rims are the latest MTB fashion?
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 03, 2017 5:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

looks like a fat bike......

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 03, 2017 12:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yes fatbike. or all wrong pt2.

a spate of recent wheelbuilding activity means that the front rim is now drilled with fashionably coloured rim tape showing through. that's about the only fashionable part of it, though. 3x7 with not that wide riser bars, long xc stem and stubby bar ends. and the excessive length of those chainstays makes popping a wheelie unlikely, but the winching up of unfeasible inclines plausible.

lost the juggernaut sport tyre off the front in favour of no name cheapish chinese rubber. the juggsport in 26x4 is slow and bouncy at higher pressures and just plain draggy at lower trendier pressures. i hear the 26x4.5 is bit better, but changing niche-product-cycling-market tyres to test plenty of options isn't something non-royalty can afford to do. probably cheaper to kit yourself out in tweed and go on a day's shooting.

with just over a month until the end of my offroad season, yesterday it tested out ok on 29x2.2 summer tread rubber bought and stashed for peanuts from planetx a few years ago. the rear silly wheel (175mm o.l.d. hub on 700c 25mm rim - totally ridiculous) for this was a byproduct of the front wheel changes mentioned above - two wheels made and a tyrechange for less than the price of a schwalbe jumbojim.
the front 29er wheel is just a disc 135mm hubbed rear 700c - oddly, i now have a motor wheel in this size and an idea has just occurred to me.

it's capable and jolly and a bit faster as a 29er, but i suspect i will find the monster truck trundling aspect more fun and useful. next time you see it, i'll have coloured a few more bits of in, added a beer-carrier, maybe found that saddle-that-will-never-be-mentioned-again and photographed it with the traditional white background as demonstrated by bikeradar in the post above.

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finally fixed the spoke pattern on that giro2010 wheel too. more riders on that and this current startlist than i expected. now, did i mention the tandem?
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 03, 2017 8:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

maffy wrote:
yes fatbike. or all wrong pt2.

a spate of recent wheelbuilding activity means that the front rim is now drilled with fashionably coloured rim tape showing through. that's about the only fashionable part of it, though. 3x7 with not that wide riser bars, long xc stem and stubby bar ends. and the excessive length of those chainstays makes popping a wheelie unlikely, but the winching up of unfeasible inclines plausible.

lost the juggernaut sport tyre off the front in favour of no name cheapish chinese rubber. the juggsport in 26x4 is slow and bouncy at higher pressures and just plain draggy at lower trendier pressures. i hear the 26x4.5 is bit better, but changing niche-product-cycling-market tyres to test plenty of options isn't something non-royalty can afford to do. probably cheaper to kit yourself out in tweed and go on a day's shooting.

with just over a month until the end of my offroad season, yesterday it tested out ok on 29x2.2 summer tread rubber bought and stashed for peanuts from planetx a few years ago. the rear silly wheel (175mm o.l.d. hub on 700c 25mm rim - totally ridiculous) for this was a byproduct of the front wheel changes mentioned above - two wheels made and a tyrechange for less than the price of a schwalbe jumbojim.
the front 29er wheel is just a disc 135mm hubbed rear 700c - oddly, i now have a motor wheel in this size and an idea has just occurred to me.

it's capable and jolly and a bit faster as a 29er, but i suspect i will find the monster truck trundling aspect more fun and useful. next time you see it, i'll have coloured a few more bits of in, added a beer-carrier, maybe found that saddle-that-will-never-be-mentioned-again and photographed it with the traditional white background as demonstrated by bikeradar in the post above.

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finally fixed the spoke pattern on that giro2010 wheel too. more riders on that and this current startlist than i expected. now, did i mention the tandem?


Was out a few weeks ago on my MTB met a bloke who had made his own Fatbike out of bamboo, it was pretty amazing, don't think there was a straight bit about it but he said it as easily the most comfortable thing he'd ever ridden. All the drop outs bearing races all that stuff had been hand milled from aerospace alloy... cracking piece of work
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 04, 2017 11:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

bamboo fatbike? excellent.

i had come across this page and noted the inclusion of beer in the kits. but this vtt lark one accidentally fell back into whilst exploring maps. there's now twenty years of marketing and technological deadends to explore in the post-retrobike category. there's every possibility of it being expensive. a year-round rigid-forked fatbike somewhat appeals to one's bimbling luddite yorkshire-depth-pockets.
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