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Re: Your fatbike
« Reply #25 on: 20 October, 2014, 10:17:52 pm »
NEXT AUTUMN :o

Did they only make five of each size? Think they've dropped a clanger


Nothing else take your fancy?
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Re: Your fatbike
« Reply #26 on: 20 October, 2014, 11:54:09 pm »
Nothing I can afford, plus I really love my LBS.

Shop can get Salsa or Surly, but are Mulkluk 3s really going to be £1900? If they were nearer the £1300, I could be tempted.

Re: Your fatbike
« Reply #27 on: 21 October, 2014, 08:20:02 am »
Last years mukluk3 are £1000 mukluk2 £1500 if they'll price match
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Re: Your fatbike
« Reply #28 on: 21 October, 2014, 09:51:04 am »


In the beginning, there was the Pugsley

(not this exact bike, but you know what I mean ...)

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Re: Your fatbike
« Reply #29 on: 21 October, 2014, 09:54:43 am »
Nothing I can afford, plus I really love my LBS.

Shop can get Salsa or Surly, but are Mulkluk 3s really going to be £1900? If they were nearer the £1300, I could be tempted.
Surly completes are generally overpriced. Salsa tend to head into 'WTF?!' territory.

I built my El Mariachi fixed up for less than the cost of the SS complete build, and with better kit. Ditto for the Pugsley.

Re: Your fatbike
« Reply #30 on: 21 October, 2014, 10:24:19 am »
Am tempted by the Genesis Caribou. It's a question of 2014 vs 2015, hydraulic versus cable, 32 x 36 v 30 x 36. etc. Any thoughts? White vs Orange, if that's important :)

Would have to be unfaithful to my LBS.

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Re: Your fatbike
« Reply #31 on: 21 October, 2014, 10:33:44 am »
Hydraulic discs were the best upgrade I did to the Pugsley - nothing flash, Deore M595s, but with 180mm rotors they're evil stoppers.

The hardcore winter racers use cable discs run dry for obvious reasons, but in typical UK conditions there's no reason not to fit hydraulics, IMO.

I wasn't impressed with the Caribou, to be honest, but then again I think Genesis have lost the plot recently (doesn't stop my Croix de Fer being awesome, though). If you want a more 'race' oriented fat-bike then the On-One Fatty is worth a look - as an expedition bike it's worse than useless though (again, IMO)

If you can handle disloyalty to the LBS, you might want to see what sort of deals Sir Charlie Of Bikemonger might be offering on Mukluks et.al - I believe he's getting a new shipment from QBP in November so he might be keen to shift old stock.

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Re: Your fatbike
« Reply #32 on: 21 October, 2014, 10:34:42 am »
Of course, if you happen to be near York and want to test drive an 18" singlespeed Pugsley then the offer is there - it's not like I'll be riding it for the forseeable future.

Re: Your fatbike
« Reply #33 on: 21 October, 2014, 10:51:05 am »
I like the 2014 white caribou. Couldn't get one in my size.

The new caribou is 1x10 too, no good for really steep stuff, lugging kit around. Of course you could add an expander to the cassette.
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Re: Your fatbike
« Reply #34 on: 21 October, 2014, 10:57:04 am »
*cough*Beargrease*cough*

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Re: Your fatbike
« Reply #35 on: 21 October, 2014, 11:01:33 am »
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Re: Your fatbike
« Reply #36 on: 21 October, 2014, 02:10:41 pm »
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Whilst not strictly full-fat, I reckon there's room in my life for a fixed-gear ECR

Re: Your fatbike
« Reply #37 on: 21 October, 2014, 02:45:01 pm »
Oh! I! Say!  That Yampa is rather fabulous  ;D

You know it's a serious fatbike when the bloke riding it in the first promo pic on the website is carrying a rifle in his backpack!  :o

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Whilst not strictly full-fat, I reckon there's room in my life for a fixed-gear ECR
not so much a gravel grinder.... more of a gravel groveller


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Re: Your fatbike
« Reply #38 on: 21 October, 2014, 02:50:06 pm »
Alaskan wildlife is Serious Business.

Re: Your fatbike
« Reply #39 on: 25 October, 2014, 07:17:04 am »
Could any of you lot on the UK fat bike forum give the admin a nudge re activating DrMekon?

Re: Your fatbike
« Reply #40 on: 03 November, 2014, 10:19:29 pm »
Just bought fatbike no.2 :facepalm:

Not what I was after at all but I was offered it today so snapped it up. It's a 9:Zero:7, it'll be a nice plaything :thumbsup:

I'll post a pic once I've tinkered
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Re: Your fatbike
« Reply #41 on: 03 November, 2014, 10:56:52 pm »
I've been lusting after the Salsa Blackborow DS, even if I could fake it by dinglespeeding Pugsley.

Won't happen anytime soon though, since most of my 'spare' money (hah!) is going towards funding next year's little excursion along the Continental Divide.

Re: Your fatbike
« Reply #42 on: 03 November, 2014, 11:14:27 pm »
The blackborow looks fantastic, it'd be a BIG chunk of your tour money. They'll still be for sale when you return........and save up for a wee while ;D
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Re: Your fatbike
« Reply #43 on: 04 November, 2014, 10:25:12 am »
Oh! I! Say!  That Yampa is rather fabulous  ;D

You know it's a serious fatbike when the bloke riding it in the first promo pic on the website is carrying a rifle in his backpack!  :o

(click to show/hide)

<fx: exits, whistling innocently ...>

Whilst not strictly full-fat, I reckon there's room in my life for a fixed-gear ECR

I want a fatbike, now, just so I can have some tyres called "Husker Du"
I feel like Captain Kirk, on a brand new planet every day, a little like King Kong on top of the Empire State

Re: Your fatbike
« Reply #44 on: 04 November, 2014, 10:32:43 am »
Just bought fatbike no.2 :facepalm:

Not what I was after at all but I was offered it today so snapped it up. It's a 9:Zero:7, it'll be a nice plaything :thumbsup:

I'll post a pic once I've tinkered

We need pics!  ..... waits patiently.....
not so much a gravel grinder.... more of a gravel groveller


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Re: Your fatbike
« Reply #45 on: 04 November, 2014, 10:42:38 am »
I am, seriously, considering one of On-One's Baby Fatties, for TLD.
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Re: Your fatbike
« Reply #46 on: 04 November, 2014, 12:44:21 pm »
Oh! I! Say!  That Yampa is rather fabulous  ;D

You know it's a serious fatbike when the bloke riding it in the first promo pic on the website is carrying a rifle in his backpack!  :o

(click to show/hide)

<fx: exits, whistling innocently ...>

Whilst not strictly full-fat, I reckon there's room in my life for a fixed-gear ECR

I want a fatbike, now, just so I can have some tyres called "Husker Du"
If you can pick it up, you're more than welcome to borrow Pugsley for a while. You'll have to make do with tyres called Larry, though.

Re: Your fatbike
« Reply #47 on: 04 November, 2014, 04:26:14 pm »
LBS has helpfully (like crack dealers) offered a Mondraker Panzer for December delivery. Speaking to my wife tonight. Wish me luck. Suspect one of my 8 bikes in the shed will need to go.

Re: Your fatbike
« Reply #48 on: 04 November, 2014, 04:32:11 pm »
Just bought fatbike no.2 :facepalm:

Not what I was after at all but I was offered it today so snapped it up. It's a 9:Zero:7, it'll be a nice plaything :thumbsup:

I'll post a pic once I've tinkered

We need pics!  ..... waits patiently.....

Still tinkering. Been out for some more bits today, it's progressing :thumbsup:

GOOD LUCK DRMEKON ;D
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Re: Your fatbike
« Reply #49 on: 07 November, 2014, 11:15:48 am »
not so much a gravel grinder.... more of a gravel groveller