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General Category => Freewheeling => MTB => Topic started by: bumper on October 13, 2014, 06:48:38 pm

Title: Your fatbike
Post by: bumper on October 13, 2014, 06:48:38 pm
Stick your fatties here, I know I'm not the only one :thumbsup:

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5604/15504797676_4ca32ef8bc_z.jpg) (http://flic.kr/p/pC79aS)

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3941/15524860331_a3b6cc318d_z.jpg) (http://flic.kr/p/pDSY6H)
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: PaulF on October 13, 2014, 09:46:12 pm
My current one

(http://i62.photobucket.com/albums/h82/Paul_Fulford/A9600B30-8A74-4767-B992-AA9ADB04E94A_zpsskh9lfv5.jpg) (http://s62.photobucket.com/user/Paul_Fulford/media/A9600B30-8A74-4767-B992-AA9ADB04E94A_zpsskh9lfv5.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: bumper on October 13, 2014, 09:54:09 pm
Still love that :thumbsup:

Not expecting this thread to get busy (think theres 4 of us), but we can stick a few pics up when we get the urge!
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: Moultonaught on October 13, 2014, 10:02:18 pm
And I suspect there are plenty of non owners on here who are very keen to enjoy this thread. There's at least one anyway  ;D
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: bumper on October 13, 2014, 10:19:32 pm
You will eventually sucuumb.

I did 8)

Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: DrMekon on October 14, 2014, 06:19:22 am
I've got as far as tentatively asking if my LBS could get hold of a Farley 6 in my size.

They couldn't, sold out for this year  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: bumper on October 14, 2014, 08:08:50 am
Looks like there may well be six of us on here soon ;D
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: PaulF on October 14, 2014, 09:13:55 am
Now I'm back at my PC (can't copy from Flickr easily on the iPad) here's some shots of my old Pugsley:

(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8319/7944814282_cb05af4919.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/d74fuA)Devil's Punchbowl (https://flic.kr/p/d74fuA) by paulfulford (https://www.flickr.com/people/36022173@N08/), on Flickr

And the same spot a few months later

(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8085/8380102120_32c954f177.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/dLwdpj)First Tracks (https://flic.kr/p/dLwdpj) by paulfulford (https://www.flickr.com/people/36022173@N08/), on Flickr

It can get too deep even for a fatbike

(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8492/8394145739_887aafdd0e.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/dMLc5F)In too deep? (https://flic.kr/p/dMLc5F) by paulfulford (https://www.flickr.com/people/36022173@N08/), on Flickr

Goes quite well on sand too

(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8351/8302634489_8cc54ef381.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/dDFaYv)The Day Before Christmas (https://flic.kr/p/dDFaYv) by paulfulford (https://www.flickr.com/people/36022173@N08/), on Flickr

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3690/9364827012_fd2ba7eeff.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/fgxbNG)image (https://flic.kr/p/fgxbNG) by paulfulford (https://www.flickr.com/people/36022173@N08/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: PaulF on October 14, 2014, 09:17:43 am
I've got as far as tentatively asking if my LBS could get hold of a Farley 6 in my size.

They couldn't, sold out for this year  :thumbsup:

Plenty of other brands....
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: bumper on October 14, 2014, 09:22:27 am
Can't wait for snow Paul.
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: PaulF on October 14, 2014, 09:32:54 am
Me neither, that's when you see the real advantage. Regular mountain bikes just sink right in. Only downside is that SPD's get clogged. Had to break off mid ride to visit my LBS and ask:

1. If they had any flats in stock

2. If so could I have them on credit as I didn't have my wallet

10  minutes later they were fitted and I was back on the trail :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: bumper on October 14, 2014, 10:48:37 am
That's good, I've gone back to flats too. Spds are too risky on rocky, technical sections. It's nice to dab down when it's going pear shaped

Like my bones and teeth too much ;D
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: Charlotte on October 14, 2014, 11:01:03 am
Stick your fatties here, I know I'm not the only one :thumbsup:

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5604/15504797676_4ca32ef8bc_z.jpg) (http://flic.kr/p/pC79aS)

That's a marvellous photo, worthy of a poster or the back page of a magazine  :D
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: nikki on October 14, 2014, 12:08:09 pm
*nods*

Gorgeous.

Makes me want a fatbike and I don't even want a fatbike :)
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: mrcharly-YHT on October 14, 2014, 12:22:13 pm
I want snow and a fatbike to ride over it.

Even 1.75" tyres are bloody hard work over icy snow ruts. Constantly fighting tramlining and the jarring.
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: bumper on October 14, 2014, 12:23:38 pm
Stick your fatties here, I know I'm not the only one :thumbsup:

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5604/15504797676_4ca32ef8bc_z.jpg) (http://flic.kr/p/pC79aS)

That's a marvellous photo, worthy of a poster or the back page of a magazine  :D

Thank you ;)

You should all get a fatbike, then we could have a fat forum weekend, sunshine or snow :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: DrMekon on October 19, 2014, 08:00:11 pm
This thread is evil.

Just told my lbs that if they manage to find a Farley 6 in 21.5, I'll take it.

They've emailed TREK UK and are waiting for a response.

I went in and sat on a 19.6 they are fitting with XX1 earlier. It's a lovely bit of kit.
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: bumper on October 19, 2014, 08:04:31 pm
Oh dear ;D
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: DrMekon on October 19, 2014, 08:07:42 pm
It was this that did for me
Trek Farley Winter Enduro Test: http://youtu.be/l5imnNWWabA

That and the chap in the LBS talking about off piste descents of Otley Chevin. I do actually need one. Nit just want one.  ;D
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: bumper on October 19, 2014, 08:17:54 pm
They must be able to get 21.5 frame, it's a bit errrr, big :P
You do need one, you're correct. It'll be the other bikes you don't need once the trek arrives :thumbsup:

I'm rather addicted to mine, I can stop using it, or tinkering with it or just looking at it :facepalm:
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: sojournermike on October 19, 2014, 08:21:37 pm
Bad bad thread. I don't need another bike... even though the Devinci Dexter has convinced me that fatter is better (2.35 vs 2.0) and I still miss my old rigid evo2.

This video is the closest to being my undoing, and if it snows it will be curtain - my sort of ride

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PcR-KhNEb0Q (ftp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PcR-KhNEb0Q)

Nice to see all the bikes on this thread...
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: Gus on October 19, 2014, 08:54:58 pm
From last weeks trip to the west coast
(http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b231/gus69/10645272_10204835014020714_8773992649441892348_n_zps6e23d797.jpg) (http://s20.photobucket.com/user/gus69/media/10645272_10204835014020714_8773992649441892348_n_zps6e23d797.jpg.html)

(http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b231/gus69/1958070_10204865134893717_6490786407403106654_n_zps7f18dc24.jpg) (http://s20.photobucket.com/user/gus69/media/1958070_10204865134893717_6490786407403106654_n_zps7f18dc24.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: tiermat on October 19, 2014, 09:11:46 pm
Bad bad thread. I don't need another bike... even though the Devinci Dexter has convinced me that fatter is better (2.35 vs 2.0) and I still miss my old rigid evo2.

This video is the closest to being my undoing, and if it snows it will be curtain - my sort of ride

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PcR-KhNEb0Q (ftp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PcR-KhNEb0Q)

Nice to see all the bikes on this thread...

The evo2 is still being used, got shod with some Bontrager Hardcase H2s at the weekend, ready for commuting through the mean streets of Leeds, from tomorrow)
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: sojournermike on October 19, 2014, 10:39:06 pm
Bad bad thread. I don't need another bike... even though the Devinci Dexter has convinced me that fatter is better (2.35 vs 2.0) and I still miss my old rigid evo2.

This video is the closest to being my undoing, and if it snows it will be curtain - my sort of ride

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PcR-KhNEb0Q (ftp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PcR-KhNEb0Q)

Nice to see all the bikes on this thread...

The evo2 is still being used, got shod with some Bontrager Hardcase H2s at the weekend, ready for commuting through the mean streets of Leeds, from tomorrow)


They look like nice tyres for the purpose. Be good to catch up one morning if you've time too?

I've actually got most of the bits needed to build another Evo2 - i.e. frame, wheels most of a groupset - not that I really want one of those. If I can sort forks and brakes then it'll be ready to roll in a tatty fashion. Paint needed to make it beautiful, but fixing Sue's up has inspired me. I've been toying with a pair of Schwalbe Big Ben's in 26 by 2.35 to go on, as it seems the Super Moto is no longer actually available in 26 inch size. Probably a project for next year as I've got a Gillott to sort out first.

Mike

Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: DrMekon on October 20, 2014, 10:15:00 pm
They must be able to get 21.5 frame, it's a bit errrr, big :P
You do need one, you're correct. It'll be the other bikes you don't need once the trek arrives :thumbsup:

I'm rather addicted to mine, I can stop using it, or tinkering with it or just looking at it :facepalm:

Sold out until next autumn. Have had LBS email and beg. Nothing doing.

Boo hoo.
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: bumper on October 20, 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?
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: DrMekon on October 20, 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.
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: bumper on October 21, 2014, 08:20:02 am
Last years mukluk3 are £1000 mukluk2 £1500 if they'll price match
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: interzen on October 21, 2014, 09:51:04 am
(http://36x17.org.uk/wp/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/pugsley-ss.jpg)

In the beginning, there was the Pugsley

(not this exact bike, but you know what I mean ...)
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: interzen on October 21, 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.
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: DrMekon on October 21, 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.
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: interzen on October 21, 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.
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: interzen on October 21, 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.
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: bumper on October 21, 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.
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: interzen on October 21, 2014, 10:57:04 am
*cough*Beargrease*cough*

 ;D
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: bumper on October 21, 2014, 11:01:33 am
*cough*Mukluk ti*cough*

 ;D

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: interzen on October 21, 2014, 02:10:41 pm
(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
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: Moultonaught on October 21, 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

(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
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: interzen on October 21, 2014, 02:50:06 pm
Alaskan wildlife is Serious Business.
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: DrMekon on October 25, 2014, 07:17:04 am
Could any of you lot on the UK fat bike forum give the admin a nudge re activating DrMekon?
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: bumper on November 03, 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
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: interzen on November 03, 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.
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: bumper on November 03, 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
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: tiermat on November 04, 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"
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: Moultonaught on November 04, 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.....
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: tiermat on November 04, 2014, 10:42:38 am
I am, seriously, considering one of On-One's Baby Fatties, for TLD.
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: interzen on November 04, 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.
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: DrMekon on November 04, 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.
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: bumper on November 04, 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
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: Moultonaught on November 07, 2014, 11:15:48 am
carbon Salsa bucksaw!  :o

http://salsacycles.com/culture/introducing_bucksaw_carbon
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: interzen on November 07, 2014, 11:20:41 am
carbon Salsa bucksaw!  :o

http://salsacycles.com/culture/introducing_bucksaw_carbon
Meh.
Whilst the Bucksaw is clearly popular enough that Salsa are doing it in carbon, it really doesn't do much for me. The whole suspension-onna-fatbike thing strikes me as an exercise in 'look what we can do!!11!one!'. OTOH, I expect that the DH crowd will be all over them.

There's also the fact that even by fat-bike standards it's going to be heart-stoppingly expensive1

More power to them.

1 - word has reached my ears that you're probably looking at around £3k for the frame and £7k for a full build.  My sources have been known to be wrong, but not that often ...
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: bumper on November 07, 2014, 11:23:23 am
That looks good but for some reason, full suss fatbikes don't appeal to me. They look good as a hardtail but I can't get into them as fs, but a big yes to carbon, maybe belt drive too.


Mines 99% done. Waiting on chainrings for a middleburn crank, won't be on it this weekend now >:(
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: interzen on November 07, 2014, 11:25:20 am
If I were going down the baked-soot route then it'd either be a Beargrease or a Borealis Yampa.
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: tiermat on November 07, 2014, 11:31:00 am
I think IZ is right, the full sus ones will have the gravity assisted guys all over them.  They went, half heartedly, in that direction in the late '90's with bikes that could take the Nokon tyres (3.5") but it seemed to fizzle out.  29ers don't seem to be making much headway, nor 650B.
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: interzen on November 07, 2014, 11:37:17 am
I think it's quite conceivable that fatbike DH races will become a Thing within the next couple of years.
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: PaulF on November 07, 2014, 12:01:09 pm
I think IZ is right, the full sus ones will have the gravity assisted guys all over them.  They went, half heartedly, in that direction in the late '90's with bikes that could take the Nokon tyres (3.5") but it seemed to fizzle out.  29ers don't seem to be making much headway, nor 650B.

Although a fatbike is a 29er!

Took mine to a trail centre last night once I was prepared to commit it was amazing just how much grip I had so I can easily see a full suss fatbike working for downhill, but I think they'd need more travel than the 100mm or so that hey currently have
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: tiermat on November 07, 2014, 12:19:15 pm
I think IZ is right, the full sus ones will have the gravity assisted guys all over them.  They went, half heartedly, in that direction in the late '90's with bikes that could take the Nokon tyres (3.5") but it seemed to fizzle out.  29ers don't seem to be making much headway, nor 650B.

Although a fatbike is a 29er!


Point taken, I should have maybe then said 700C!
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: interzen on November 07, 2014, 08:27:50 pm
I think IZ is right, the full sus ones will have the gravity assisted guys all over them.  They went, half heartedly, in that direction in the late '90's with bikes that could take the Nokon tyres (3.5") but it seemed to fizzle out.  29ers don't seem to be making much headway, nor 650B.

Although a fatbike is a 29er!
Yes and no.
Effective wheel diameter is about that of a typical 29er, but the rims, tyres and whatnot are 26"

As for 29ers not making much headway, I can't agree with that - for the sort of riding I do there's a significant difference between the handling of a 26er and a 29er, to the degree that I've 'harmonised' my stable such that the only non-700c bike is ... Pugsley (it also minimises the risk of accidently packing a 26er innertube when you head out. DAHIKT)

650b is just another marketing ploy.
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: sojournermike on November 07, 2014, 08:59:21 pm
Would love a fatbike, but it needs to wait as I've just been given a lovely A S Gillott that will need a bit of fettling - its previous owner was at one time the record holder for London-Brighton-London, but it's too big for his son.

Also need to build a 'new' mtb for the older bairn. I've a spare pair of 26 inch wheels and most of an EVO2 floating around, but there will no doubt be COSTS, so no fatbike for a while....

Love the dinglespeed and rifle

Mike
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: interzen on November 08, 2014, 10:24:43 am
LBS has helpfully (like crack dealers) offered a Mondraker Panzer for December delivery.
Bike shops are like that.
Mine is, anyway - get something orange in, stick it on prominent display in the shop and they know I'll buy it  .... and I'm daft enough to fall for it pretty much every time  ;D
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: Moultonaught on November 08, 2014, 11:24:04 am
Mine do the same with rigid 80's steel mtbs. I'm off to colkect one for youngest daughter now!!  :)
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: bumper on November 08, 2014, 03:06:55 pm
Finished ;D

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7580/15554566077_c6c57e484f_z.jpg) (http://flic.kr/p/pGvdzK)

17" 907 170mm frame
Carver o beast carbon fork
Surly marge lite rims with nates
Rear hope fatsno hub
Front Jones 135 hub
Bb7 brakes with avid speed dial levers
Middleburn crank 32t/20t hardcoat rings
Hope bb
Slx clutch mech
Slx shifters, front e type mech, cassette
On one of carbon bars
Thomson stem, inline post
Saint pedals

Just need to ride it now :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: Moultonaught on November 08, 2014, 04:29:42 pm
^ That's cool mister! That's a very striking machine.  It has an elegant functionality about it.   :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: Gus on November 08, 2014, 04:32:04 pm
It needs mud " Jealous mode" Beautiful build.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: PaulF on November 08, 2014, 04:45:16 pm
Very nice!
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: bumper on November 08, 2014, 05:05:30 pm
Thanks all. It belonged to Tim at Sideways, I've basically stripped it all back to the frame and rebuilt with new parts, bearings etc.*. He'd not cleaned it since owning it, maybe a wipe with a damp rag  :facepalm:


*That's a slight understatement, it's taken a week to clean off, polish out scratches etc. and get to a new state. My wife thought I had pissed my money away ;D

It should be muddy tomorrow Gus :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: bumper on November 09, 2014, 08:13:58 am
Went out on it early this morning. It's completely different to the mukluk.

The forks make the front really flickable, easy to lift too compared to the mukluk. Forgot how a Hope rear hub can clear the woods of wildlife ;D just makes you pedal more ! Just need to tinker with the gears a bit, then it's ready for its next ride out.

Glad I went down this route with the new bike, almost got a caribou/mukluk3 instead. This is definitely more of a trail tool. To be fair though, the mukluk2 was purchased for bike packing. It's perfect for that job, very stable even when it's carrying all of my kit.

I now don't have to worry about changing tyres, Nates on one, Larrys on the other :thumbsup:

I've just cleaned myself up, having a brew, then de-crudding the bike!
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: PaulF on November 09, 2014, 09:22:03 am

I've just cleaned myself up, having a brew, then de-crudding the bike!

what's thepoint?You know it's only going to get muddy again! ;D

Glad you're enjoying it
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: bumper on November 09, 2014, 09:24:26 am

I've just cleaned myself up, having a brew, then de-crudding the bike!

what's thepoint?You know it's only going to get muddy again! ;D

Glad you're enjoying it

It's part of the 'fun'  :P
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: bumper on November 14, 2014, 12:10:42 pm
Had a few rides on these now, much better than Mary bars. They're wider with a slightly different angle/sweep back. They come in carbon and aluminium flavours, recommended :thumbsup:

(http://i87.photobucket.com/albums/k131/djb1971/cf2ad4a2188c9f3a52e6185fc74cba87.jpg)
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: PaulF on November 14, 2014, 12:12:32 pm
Are they standard diameter or oversized?
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: bumper on November 14, 2014, 12:15:03 pm
Os Paul. Don't know if they do a standard.
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: interzen on November 14, 2014, 12:20:47 pm
If they're OG Carbons, and they look like them, then they're 31.8

Methinks both Pugsley and the El Mariachi might be going on a diet ...
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: PaulF on November 14, 2014, 12:23:35 pm
Thanks, fancy a pair as a change from the Mary bars but that will need a new stem and I've got a nice Hope one on the Puffin ???

Maybe try on teh Swift first as that has a no name stem and is a little long
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: interzen on November 14, 2014, 12:27:15 pm
I face a similar dilemma - whilst Pugsley has an On-One stem which is due to be replaced anyway, the ElMar has a Thomson  :-\

On the other hand, shifting a bit more weight off the Tour Divide bike is a Good ThingTM and a tubeless Pugsley with carbon bars will be relatively svelte too.

Ah well, not long until pay-day.
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: Moultonaught on November 14, 2014, 12:28:53 pm
You bad bad people! ;D

I've just bought some Mary bars and love them and then you go and show me these...
 
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: bumper on November 14, 2014, 12:30:23 pm
I've got mary on one bike, these on another. The metal version are less than £15!!!! Black Mary's £30!!!

Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: bumper on November 14, 2014, 12:31:35 pm
I should be getting paid by OnOne :P

Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: bumper on November 14, 2014, 12:34:38 pm
Crafty buggers, they've gone up in price

http://www.on-one.co.uk/i/q/HBOOOG/on-one-og-handlebar

They'll be on sale again in a couple of weeks, every time I look on there the prices are different :facepalm:
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: Moultonaught on November 14, 2014, 12:58:11 pm
I face a similar dilemma - whilst Pugsley has an On-One stem which is due to be replaced anyway, the ElMar has a Thomson  :-\

On the other hand, shifting a bit more weight off the Tour Divide bike is a Good ThingTM and a tubeless Pugsley with carbon bars will be relatively svelte too.

Ah well, not long until pay-day.

PaulF  and interzen, if handlebar fettling happens, does that mean there might be one or two sets of one-careful-owner-from-new 25.4 black Marys up for sale?
As that's just what I need for one or both of the two commuter bikes (one for each end of the train journey) and on-one are out of stock and not re-stocking....
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: interzen on November 14, 2014, 01:04:51 pm
I face a similar dilemma - whilst Pugsley has an On-One stem which is due to be replaced anyway, the ElMar has a Thomson  :-\

On the other hand, shifting a bit more weight off the Tour Divide bike is a Good ThingTM and a tubeless Pugsley with carbon bars will be relatively svelte too.

Ah well, not long until pay-day.

PaulF  and interzen, if handlebar fettling happens, does that mean there might be one or two sets of one-careful-owner-from-new 25.4 black Marys up for sale?
Not in my case - I use 31.8 on all my bikes.
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: PaulF on November 14, 2014, 01:37:03 pm
I face a similar dilemma - whilst Pugsley has an On-One stem which is due to be replaced anyway, the ElMar has a Thomson  :-\

On the other hand, shifting a bit more weight off the Tour Divide bike is a Good ThingTM and a tubeless Pugsley with carbon bars will be relatively svelte too.

Ah well, not long until pay-day.

PaulF  and interzen, if handlebar fettling happens, does that mean there might be one or two sets of one-careful-owner-from-new 25.4 black Marys up for sale?
As that's just what I need for one or both of the two commuter bikes (one for each end of the train journey) and on-one are out of stock and not re-stocking....

Maybe but doubt that it will be this side of Christmas
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: Moultonaught on November 14, 2014, 01:52:01 pm
thanks Interzen and PaulF.

PaulF, if you do ever change them and want to sell the old ones do let me know please...
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: PaulF on November 14, 2014, 03:52:06 pm
thanks Interzen and PaulF.

PaulF, if you do ever change them and want to sell the old ones do let me know please...

Will do, but as I've just remembered the brake hoses on my Swift (the most likely donor) are very short it may be a bigger project...
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: trekker12 on November 14, 2014, 04:32:03 pm

I've just cleaned myself up, having a brew, then de-crudding the bike!

I read that as 're-cuddling' the bike!
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: interzen on November 14, 2014, 06:14:05 pm

I've just cleaned myself up, having a brew, then de-crudding the bike!

I read that as 're-cuddling' the bike!
Probably this as well.
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: interzen on November 14, 2014, 11:18:31 pm
Having thought about it a bit, and with the aid of some BEER to lubricate the thought processes, I'm probably going to be putting a pair of the OG Carbon bars on Pugsley in the very near future. Compared to my other bikes, the fatty doesn't get ridden as much and it'll be a good(ish) way of determining whether or not they suit me before I pull the trigger on a set for the El Mariachi.

If anyone is interested in a set of Easton EA70 flat bars, now's the time to say so ...
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: bumper on November 15, 2014, 07:29:47 am
Beer helps with anything. Beer and bars go together so well ;D
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: Moultonaught on November 15, 2014, 12:03:07 pm
Beer helps with anything. Beer and bars go together so well ;D

For me it's cider and bar tape.  ;D Unusually, it seems, I really enjoy wrapping bar tape, and with a nice pint or bottle of something refreshingly apply I'm a happy boy...

Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: bumper on November 15, 2014, 12:07:57 pm
We're so easily pleased  ;D
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: interzen on November 15, 2014, 12:16:07 pm
Last night it was transmission fettling with the aid of several Belgian Trappist ales, none of which had an ABV below 8%.

Goes with the singlespeed ethos ;)
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: interzen on November 25, 2014, 11:59:55 am
A fixed-gear Pugsley might have become slightly more possible:

http://www.halowheels.com/products/part/RMHAO62K

Hmm ....

(not that I have a problem with Surly's rims apart from them being bloody expensive)
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: bumper on November 25, 2014, 07:37:10 pm
Had a couple of fantastic days in the welsh mountains. Sunny and freezing cold :thumbsup:

(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8630/15689999180_61cbc5783d_z.jpg) (http://flic.kr/p/pUtm8f)
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: Moultonaught on November 25, 2014, 08:07:29 pm
Another lovely pic Bumper
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: scott on November 26, 2014, 04:46:11 am

feeling n+1
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: PaulF on November 26, 2014, 06:31:23 am

feeling n+1

Go for it! You've got far better choice over there than we have. And much cheaper prices. Think WalMart were doing one for $300!
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: Moultonaught on November 26, 2014, 08:28:02 am
A quick Google found a 7 speed Mongoose fat bike at Walmart for $249!!!  :o

Is this a new category: FatBSO?
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: PaulF on November 26, 2014, 08:52:57 am
A quick Google found a 7 speed Mongoose fat bike at Walmart for $249!!!  :o

Is this a new category: FatBSO?

Think the Mongoose is more BSA* than BSO.

If I still had a US delivery address and wanted a cheap fatbike I'd be looking at BikesDirect I think

*Bike Shaped Anchor - from memory it weighs about 40lb
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: mrcharly-YHT on November 26, 2014, 09:37:16 am
Had a couple of fantastic days in the welsh mountains. Sunny and freezing cold :thumbsup:

(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8630/15689999180_61cbc5783d_z.jpg) (http://flic.kr/p/pUtm8f)
Do you not need rim tape?
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: interzen on November 26, 2014, 09:39:45 am
Do you not need rim tape?
That'll be the black stuff peeking through the holes in the rims. Just sayin' ...
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: mrcharly-YHT on November 26, 2014, 09:43:55 am
That looks so shiny I thought it was the inner tube.

I'm used to Real rim tape being cloth.
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: bumper on November 26, 2014, 09:56:08 am
It's a surly rim strip, went for boring black.


The red doesn't match :facepalm:
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: PaulF on November 26, 2014, 09:58:21 am
That looks so shiny I thought it was the inner tube.

I'm used to Real rim tape being cloth.

It's a thick rubbery tape. Other colours are also available :-)

(http://i62.photobucket.com/albums/h82/Paul_Fulford/imagejpg1_zpsbfd0956e.jpg) (http://s62.photobucket.com/user/Paul_Fulford/media/imagejpg1_zpsbfd0956e.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: PaulF on November 26, 2014, 09:59:29 am
It's a surly rim strip, went for boring black.


The red doesn't match :facepalm:

Matches fine for me^ ;D
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: bumper on November 26, 2014, 10:02:00 am
It's a surly rim strip, went for boring black.


The red doesn't match :facepalm:

Matches fine for me^ ;D

 :P
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: interzen on November 26, 2014, 10:03:49 am
The one in the rear wheel of my Pug is white. Fortunately, the rims don't have cut-outs so it doesn't show :)
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: bumper on November 26, 2014, 10:57:56 am
My first use of a gopro. Think I'll stick to my day job, Del Toro can keep his ;D

http://youtu.be/VAK5kduRI8o
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: PaulF on November 26, 2014, 11:05:49 am
Nice, that's what it's all about!
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: bumper on November 26, 2014, 11:18:15 am
 :thumbsup:

Had to cut lots out, firstly for the length of the video, secondly some was very shaky. I only used the helmet and bar mount.

I've also discovered that watching climbing is super boring ;D
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: interzen on November 26, 2014, 11:23:37 am
I'm torn with respect to using a GoPro - one part of me wants to rebel against endless uploading of boring1  footage by not doing it, whereas another part of me wants to stick one on the El Mariachi so I can shoot some of the more interesting bits of the Tour Divide (and/or my training rides)

1 - not to suggest that the above filmage is boring; I've not watched it so can't comment.
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: bumper on November 26, 2014, 11:40:11 am
I'm torn with respect to using a GoPro - one part of me wants to rebel against endless uploading of boring1  footage by not doing it, whereas another part of me wants to stick one on the El Mariachi so I can shoot some of the more interesting bits of the Tour Divide (and/or my training rides)

1 - not to suggest that the above filmage is boring; I've not watched it so can't comment.

Tbh, I think they're a bit boring. I'm just doing it so I can remember some of my rides. I had hours of footage that got binned, either super boring or a bit shite.

Get for yourself not for others, if they don't like it, tough ;D
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: interzen on November 26, 2014, 11:50:21 am
Given my brain's tendency to misfire at inopportune moments I'd probably forget to switch the bloody thing on (this could apply equally to my brain or the camera)
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: bumper on November 26, 2014, 11:51:39 am
Given my brain's tendency to misfire at inopportune moments I'd probably forget to switch the bloody thing on (this could apply equally to my brain or the camera)

You're not the only one :facepalm:
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: scott on November 27, 2014, 03:03:38 am

All my extra money goes for camera stuff  :P
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: PaulF on November 27, 2014, 06:29:00 am
But just think of the places you could get to on a fatbike to take even better pictures
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: scott on November 27, 2014, 02:53:01 pm
Shameless enabler.
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: PaulF on November 27, 2014, 03:37:30 pm
 8)
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: bumper on November 28, 2014, 04:56:52 pm
I've just ordered 2x of the rear mud shovels that you all recommended a while back. I'm sick of having a big wide brown, poo stripe up my back. Fat tyres tend to fling massive muddy klinkers that stick like mad.

I also had a dogshit grenade earlier in the week :sick:
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: interzen on December 03, 2014, 06:48:31 pm
There's a recall out on certain Mukluk forks:

http://salsacycles.com/bearpawforkrecall
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: bumper on December 03, 2014, 07:02:55 pm
Saw this earlier, going to check mine this weekend. I'll be pissed off if I've got to strip it and post it back.
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: Vince on December 04, 2014, 12:28:06 pm
My first use of a gopro. Think I'll stick to my day job, Del Toro can keep his ;D

http://youtu.be/VAK5kduRI8o

I enjoyed that.

I liked the variety of different shots (looking from the head tube backwards is good). Perhaps getting a stick mount to get the camera further from the bike looking backwards or looking forward from behind the saddle.

Brevity is the key with these sorts of video, so the more left out the better! If that makes sense!
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: bumper on December 04, 2014, 12:38:49 pm
 :thumbsup:

I'm contemplating different mounts, definitely getting the chest mount. They do a pole  but I don't fancy lugging it around with me. You get funny looks with it mounted on top of your head, a 4ft pole won't help ;D

I've found a couple of different places to mount the camera on the bike. The only problem is mud fling blocking the lens. I had to lose lots of good footage because of that. Still, every use is a learning curve.
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: PhilO on December 04, 2014, 07:13:54 pm
Not mine, and not a bike... But I thought it might be of interest here...  ;D

http://youtu.be/G2bkexHmKSc (http://youtu.be/G2bkexHmKSc)
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: bumper on December 04, 2014, 07:49:07 pm
I'd love a play on it but don't fancy owning one. Just fancy sitting on it and barreling down a mountain, wouldn't like to get the bugger back up though :o
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: scott on December 04, 2014, 08:11:59 pm

Here in the land of hot, humid summers, all I can think is yuck, sweaty back.
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: bumper on December 05, 2014, 09:59:32 am
Any of you fatties out for Global Fatbike Day tomorrow?

I was heading for a beach ride at merseyside but now doing a local ride with Tim @Sideways. The tides in at merseyside in the morning :facepalm:
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: PaulF on December 05, 2014, 11:24:32 am
Any of you fatties out for Global Fatbike Day tomorrow?

I was heading for a beach ride at merseyside but now doing a local ride with Tim @Sideways. The tides in at merseyside in the morning :facepalm:

Nothing formal, if I can get time I'll go out but I'd take the fatty whatever day it is
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: interzen on December 05, 2014, 11:29:16 am
I wasn't even aware that there was a Global Fatbike day ...

Sadly, I have Parental Tech SupportTM commitments tomorrow, which means I've got to drag myself up the A1 to the wilds of County Durham.
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: bumper on December 05, 2014, 11:39:23 am
Looking forward to it. A very, very slight chance of snow but definitely icy tomorrow morning. Hoping this rain buggers off!

Glencoe and kinlochleven is covered in snow today, I was tempted to go up there this week. I've had orders that I cant  :-\

I've not seen any fatties out at all yet on my travels. Don't know how many will turn up, it's not one of the bigger rides.
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: bumper on December 06, 2014, 05:25:43 pm
(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8571/15959469015_84a70c04d1_z.jpg) (http://flic.kr/p/qjhs7T)

Four of us left from Sideways Cycles today, good ride and company :thumbsup:

I didn't feel too good today but made the effort (others couldn't be bothered and cancelled ), I'm now sitting here with a cough and cold. My wife says it's my fault for hanging around in woods with strange men ;D

Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: Deano on December 06, 2014, 10:51:22 pm
:thumbsup:

I'm contemplating different mounts, definitely getting the chest mount. They do a pole  but I don't fancy lugging it around with me. You get funny looks with it mounted on top of your head, a 4ft pole won't help

That reminds me - a guy on PBP had a still camera mounted on top of his helmet, with a remote, so he'd peer at you, angle his head, and click the shutter.

Anyway, loving the fat bikes. Keep 'em coming.
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: nikki on December 07, 2014, 10:30:54 am
This is being threatened for the next issue of Singletrack and I am intrigued:

(http://singletrackworld.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2014/12/94_opener_cameras.jpg)
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: bumper on December 10, 2014, 03:18:32 pm
Phew!

Forks are fine my code is 201404, the newerer code ;D
But with the compass logo on the outside ???


Just stripped it down then realised I just needed to lift the stem off and peak down with a torch to see the code :facepalm: my eyesight isn't what it used to be.
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: bumper on December 26, 2014, 04:25:21 pm
Ooohhhhhhh!!

It's just started to snow :thumbsup:

They may be getting a 'proper' fat ride tomorrow  :D
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: DrMekon on December 26, 2014, 05:45:12 pm
Picked up some consultancy, which I'll end up with just 25% of, but could stretch to a Mondraker panzer. However, that canyon dude cf that's out in the summer looks with waiting for.
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: bumper on December 26, 2014, 05:49:21 pm
JUST BUY ONE, SOON ;D
Triton have got the cooker 1 on sale £700ish.



The snow has stuck, lights are charging as I type :thumbsup:
Off tonight and a big snow ride planned for tomorrow, even though I'm still ill :-\
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: bumper on December 27, 2014, 08:41:15 am
Had a couple of hours this morning, watched the sun rise. The snow had frozen solid, it wasn't as much fun as playing in the fresh stuff last night. Still enjoyed it, the woods were fun :thumbsup:

The roads were dangerous on the way home, the car tracks were lethal. Not a grain of grit or salt on any roads.

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7471/15930292970_f6101e68a3_z.jpg) (http://flic.kr/p/qgGV6C)

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7521/15495240954_784ff8351a_z.jpg) (http://flic.kr/p/pBgahN)
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: PaulF on December 27, 2014, 09:38:56 am
Jealous! Not a flake round here

Just had a little mud to contend with yesterday


(http://i62.photobucket.com/albums/h82/Paul_Fulford/78D3A022-5C71-433D-9D82-577678DF5314_zps4nc0ufq5.jpg) (http://s62.photobucket.com/user/Paul_Fulford/media/78D3A022-5C71-433D-9D82-577678DF5314_zps4nc0ufq5.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: bumper on December 27, 2014, 09:46:38 am
What tyres you on Paul?

Don't clean it , wait until it snows, then it all drops off with the snow :thumbsup:

The snow isn't as good as last night, when it was fresh. It's a bit crap when it's turned to solid ice :-\
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: PaulF on December 27, 2014, 10:57:17 am
What tyres you on Paul?

Don't clean it , wait until it snows, then it all drops off with the snow :thumbsup:

The snow isn't as good as last night, when it was fresh. It's a bit crap when it's turned to solid ice :-\

Got a Floater on the back, Nate up front.

Had to clean it as I'm doing the SPAM challenge tomorrow, not because I'm fussy I just want the bike closer to it's original weight!
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: bumper on December 27, 2014, 11:15:37 am

Got a Floater on the back, Nate up front.

Had to clean it as I'm doing the SPAM challenge tomorrow, not because I'm fussy I just want the bike closer to it's original weight!

Doesn't look like a floater, it actually looks like a slick anyway :D

I suppose a clean may be needed, it'll shed a stone or two!

Good luck for tomorrow  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: phantasmagoriana on December 28, 2014, 07:11:24 pm
Have fatbikes become so mainstream that there are now fatBSOs? :o
 
http://www.gooutdoors.co.uk/coyote-fatman-fat-bike-black-p328471
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: Wobbly John on December 28, 2014, 07:31:55 pm
It seems so. Before Christmas I noticed our LBS had kids versions in too: Sonic Fatbikes (http://www.leisureoutlet.com/cycling/Childrens-Bikes_2/Sonic-Bulk-20-Wheel-Fat-Tyre-Boys-Bike-Black-Green.html?gclid=CP3_6bO86cICFYgIwwodKKUAug)  ::-)
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: bumper on December 29, 2014, 11:45:20 am
What tyres you on Paul?

Don't clean it , wait until it snows, then it all drops off with the snow :thumbsup:

The snow isn't as good as last night, when it was fresh. It's a bit crap when it's turned to solid ice :-\

Got a Floater on the back, Nate up front.

Had to clean it as I'm doing the SPAM challenge tomorrow, not because I'm fussy I just want the bike closer to it's original weight!

How was it Paul?

Lots of mud and pushing uphill?
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: PaulF on December 29, 2014, 12:25:56 pm
Actually a great day out, only had to push up a few hills but with almost 3000' of climbing in 50k (sorry for the mixture of units!) that's not too bad. Mud wasn't an issue for me a least ;D and I wasn't the last home.

Nice section through Imber with a couple of tanks to view. Next time will probably do the 35k as a lot of the extra section was on roads.
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: bumper on December 29, 2014, 12:31:57 pm
Sounds like a it was good day to lose a few mince pie calories  :thumbsup:

Had a feeling you'd be used to the mud ;D
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: PaulF on December 29, 2014, 03:14:17 pm
Certainly did, although I think the burger afterwards (highly reccomended) and teh subsequent binge eating may have neutralised the losses.

Think I was more used to then the cyclocrossers, was great zooming past them on the more slippery downhill sections. Of course they then passed me as the terrain flattened out...
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: Gus on December 29, 2014, 03:53:19 pm
Have replaced my rear tyre - a well worn Floater after a bad crash some days ago. Now I have a Nate on it and much more grip again. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: PaulF on December 30, 2014, 11:04:14 am
Certainly did, although I think the burger afterwards (highly reccomended) and teh subsequent binge eating may have neutralised the losses.

Think I was more used to then the cyclocrossers, was great zooming past them on the more slippery downhill sections. Of course they then passed me as the terrain flattened out...

Just found the results: 227th out of 337
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: bumper on December 30, 2014, 12:40:27 pm
Certainly did, although I think the burger afterwards (highly reccomended) and teh subsequent binge eating may have neutralised the losses.

Think I was more used to then the cyclocrossers, was great zooming past them on the more slippery downhill sections. Of course they then passed me as the terrain flattened out...

Just found the results: 227th out of 337

 :thumbsup: good result for a bike you can only use in snow ;D
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: bumper on December 30, 2014, 12:42:46 pm
Love my Nates Gus.

The mukluk has larrys fitted. The last time I was out on it, I took a short cut through the muddy woods. Made me realise how great the nates are?
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: bumper on January 01, 2015, 08:44:00 am
Happy New Year!

An early start on the bikes for me

(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8582/15975450130_692ff0a636_z.jpg) (http://flic.kr/p/qkGmKm)
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: Jurek on January 01, 2015, 12:28:05 pm
I had a go on someone's Charge Cooker in the early hours of this morning on Primrose Hill.
I can't remember the last time I laughed so much onna bike  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: bumper on January 01, 2015, 12:38:09 pm
Should've kept riding away on it, it'd look nice in your collection  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: Jurek on January 01, 2015, 06:27:02 pm
Should've kept riding away on it, it'd look nice in your collection  :thumbsup:
Indeed.
If I lived closer to where they make mud or snow, a fat bike would be a serious consideration.
I can't believe I've just written that.
As it is, the memory of last night's ride will always generate a wry grin.
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: sojournermike on January 01, 2015, 08:49:18 pm
I had a go on someone's Charge Cooker in the early hours of this morning on Primrose Hill.
I can't remember the last time I laughed so much onna bike  :thumbsup:

Stop it!
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: Tom M on January 06, 2015, 03:58:26 pm
Not quite in line with the 'your' section of the thread, but seemed the place to put this

(http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j214/Superted_photos/Fatbike_zpsd617f746.jpg) (http://s81.photobucket.com/user/Superted_photos/media/Fatbike_zpsd617f746.jpg.html)

Pure class
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: bumper on January 06, 2015, 04:02:22 pm
There's nothing that hasn't been done before :thumbsup:

Notice the daft grin on his face, it's still the same now ;D
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: sojournermike on January 07, 2015, 12:51:49 am
Even got the offset rear end right.
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: bumper on January 27, 2015, 02:26:49 pm
I headed out to the Berwyns again yesterday, had an intention of doing an overnighter. This didn't happen, grinding uphill in the cold weather made me realise my pneumonia hasn't cleared up fully :(

Just did the day ride. It was very windy and very cold, there's still snow up on the tops. I dint manage to get many pics, I was too cold to keep on stopping.

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7336/16349519396_ed131beffc_z.jpg) (http://flic.kr/p/qUKyvs)
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: bumper on January 29, 2015, 10:33:11 pm
Just nipped up into the local woods. Not too deep but better than nowt :)

(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8628/15778313563_837fb92f1e_z.jpg) (http://flic.kr/p/q3gYV2)

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7453/16210700228_b9263bd9e0_z.jpg) (http://flic.kr/p/qGu5pw)
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: bumper on April 08, 2015, 08:53:29 am
last night and the night before, the tracks were absolutely covered in toads and newts. I had to get off the bike and carry it on some sections, even then I had to watch where I placed my feet.

The noise by the pools was amazing, picture a dawn chorus, but at night with toads :thumbsup:

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7656/17049287286_4442c01977_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/rYA485)A nice little find (https://flic.kr/p/rYA485)

(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8748/17070607541_cd91755ca3_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/s1tjTF)Hitchhiker (https://flic.kr/p/s1tjTF)
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: PaulF on April 08, 2015, 09:09:45 am
Saw loads of toads the other night too!

I got a bit bogged down yesterday on the local Greenway. Made almost impassable, 4x4s and motocrossers  >:(

(http://i62.photobucket.com/albums/h82/Paul_Fulford/05057BD9-C641-49E6-A10E-5BE79E3DD1B7_zpszyeqdqix.jpg) (http://s62.photobucket.com/user/Paul_Fulford/media/05057BD9-C641-49E6-A10E-5BE79E3DD1B7_zpszyeqdqix.jpg.html)

Is that a Jones hub in your picture bumper? Thought they had an odd spacing?
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: bumper on April 08, 2015, 09:22:29 am
It was pretty boggy everywhere, expected it to be more dried out after a week of sunshine!

The bike came with that hub, wouldn't be my choice for the price! It'll be replaced with a Hope to match the rear once the bearings need replacing :thumbsup:

I think the spacing throws the disc outboard slightly, I don't think it'd fit the mukluk but it fits the carver fork nicely.
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: interzen on April 08, 2015, 09:40:52 am
Is that a Jones hub in your picture bumper? Thought they had an odd spacing?
Jones hubs are 135mm OLN - the axle is non-standard, though.
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: bumper on April 08, 2015, 09:49:50 am
I think the actual axle is bigger than a standard front.
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: PaulF on April 08, 2015, 09:50:52 am
Thanks, knew there was something different about it
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: bumper on April 08, 2015, 02:55:25 pm
Thanks, knew there was something different about it

It also fits my mukluk bearpaw forks perfectly. I haven't even had to adjust the caliper :thumbsup:

May swap the wheels over when I go to Scotland again in June. The larrys roll well on the marge lites, of course it will probably piss it down now I've said that. the marge lites are better on rocks than the daryls, already scraped the darryls on a rocky descent >:(

Better take the Nates too :facepalm:
wont be taking the mammoths, massive self steer from 10psi down!
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: DrMekon on June 01, 2015, 11:58:04 am
Chubby, rather than fat. Annoyingly, the factory install tubeless strips weren't very effective. I've since used gorilla tape to sort it.

(http://thumbsnap.com/s/o07qSAkn.jpg)

Won't get a chance to ride it 'til the weekend, but playing around in the street, it's great fun. Wheelies like nothing else. Chainstays are very short - 422mm from the centre of the crank bolt to the centre of the qr.
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: PaulF on June 01, 2015, 12:00:34 pm
Is that the Stache?

Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: bumper on June 01, 2015, 12:03:28 pm
 :thumbsup: love the odd chainstay

what width rims are on it?
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: DrMekon on June 01, 2015, 06:51:30 pm
Yes a Stache 9

50mm Mulefats

It's got plenty of clearance. The forks can take 3.4s, and the rear has at least as much clearance.
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: bumper on June 01, 2015, 06:56:06 pm
nice bikepacking kit  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: DrMekon on June 01, 2015, 06:59:54 pm
Yes - not sure whether to get a frame bag or not. If Alkpit has a medium possum in black, I'd get one. Mostly, I suspect I just take it around the local trails.

If anyone fancies doing a day of "how many laps of Gisburn can we face", I'd be up for it.
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: bumper on June 01, 2015, 07:07:35 pm
I'm not keen on frame bags. They stop me from using the cage mounts and make it hard to lift a fatbike.


It would be good to arrange a forum offroad bivvy trip. I'm going to try an overnighter in Wales this week, the weather may put a stop to that though! I'm on Mull June/July too. A Gisburn trip would be good late summer :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: DrMekon on June 01, 2015, 08:10:42 pm
It would be good to arrange a forum offroad bivvy trip. I'm going to try an overnighter in Wales this week, the weather may put a stop to that though! I'm on Mull June/July too. A Gisburn trip would be good late summer :thumbsup:

I'd be delighted to do a forum thing in the summer.

We could have this place for up to 14 people for £160.

http://www.dalehousebarn.co.uk/index.php?s=booking
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: bumper on June 01, 2015, 08:15:58 pm
I'd be up for it in Aug/Sept :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: interzen on June 01, 2015, 09:26:33 pm
I'd be up for it too, providing it doesn't clash with SSUK (ie. first weekend in September) despite no longer having a fatbike (and it's unlikely that the ECR project will be happening before the end of the year)
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: bumper on June 01, 2015, 09:27:38 pm
Doesn't have to be a fat ride, just muddy :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: interzen on June 01, 2015, 09:34:17 pm
If the current weather situation outside my window is any indication, 'muddy' won't be a problem.

Besides, the Karate Monkey needs a proper 'baptism' (or the mud/crud equivalent thereof)
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: bumper on June 01, 2015, 09:44:49 pm
I'll accept dry too.

Just not going to hold my breath for that!
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: PaulF on June 01, 2015, 10:20:13 pm
Yes a Stache 9

50mm Mulefats

It's got plenty of clearance. The forks can take 3.4s, and the rear has at least as much clearance.

Nice!

Had a quick go on one a couple of weeks ago. Despite having no grip on the pedals - it had flats and I had SPDs - it felt great. Trying to arrange a proper ride on it.
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: DrMekon on June 02, 2015, 05:06:10 am
I'll ring the barn today and see what weekends they have free for a group booking.
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: interzen on June 02, 2015, 07:52:17 am
Logistically, Gisburn is a good location for me - it's rideable from York (70 miles or so) but there are relatively straightforward train options too (Skipton or Gargrave)

Just need to get my confidence back - I've not ridden nearly as much as I'd like since I broke my wrist last year  :-\ Hopefully I'll get a couple of overnighters in on the Moors between now and whenever, too.
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: bumper on June 02, 2015, 09:05:40 am
if this falls through, I'd be content in a tent  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: bumper on June 30, 2015, 02:46:18 pm
Sunshine AND heat on Mull

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/297/19295911755_7e61161368_z.jpg) (http://flic.kr/p/vp7AiH)
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: mrcharly-YHT on June 30, 2015, 02:54:02 pm
git  ;)
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: bumper on June 30, 2015, 02:57:58 pm
git  ;)

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: DrMekon on July 02, 2015, 01:41:09 pm
(https://scontent.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xtp1/v/t1.0-9/11707547_10101346680483680_7303470457748791782_n.jpg?oh=46942e19dd449df4c551ba2b2e899877&oe=561F360B)

Partially alpkitted up. Drybag works ace on the Jones bars - no harness required. Got a fuel pod coming.

Next change will be a 26 or 28t direct mount chainring. Think 30T will be a bit much for the Peak 200 and the BB200 that I have in the diary.
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: bumper on July 02, 2015, 07:20:18 pm
stick an expnder on with the 30t, mine gets me up everything :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: DrMekon on July 03, 2015, 05:03:46 am
It's a 42T on the back already!

Plus I'm a spinner not a stomper.

Plus my wheels are 31" - I need smaller gears than a 26xfat

And... I really want an excuse to go spiderless.
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: Moultonaught on July 03, 2015, 02:59:09 pm
Dr M, that's looks great. How's it ride?
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: DrMekon on July 04, 2015, 01:19:22 pm
Comfy and quick.

I got it primarily for long distance ITT type events (http://selfsupporteduk.net/), but the super short chainstays make it incredibly flickable. I'll soon have my Whyte 901 up for sale. The handling, both in terms of steering and how chuckable it is, feel more like a 26er than the 29ers I've tested, but it has more of the traction and roll-over ability than any 29er I've tried. It's cushy like a fatbike, but without the bouncy tyres or self-steering I've experienced on them.

You could argue that the extra traction dumbs down riding, much like a full sus does compared to a hardtail. I'd agree, but I'm too old to care. The extra traction makes stuff I'd worry about on my 26er seem very easy indeed.

I am delighted with it. My only concern is quite how quickly I'm chewing through the rear tyre doing 50km a day on it commuting off road. I'm running Bontrager Chupacabras, which are supposed o be the best all rounder. I think I'll be lucky to get much more than three months out of the rear, which at ~£80 a pop is a pain.
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: bumper on December 12, 2015, 03:45:12 pm
I'm now full fat again.

After selling the 907 and planning on going 27.5+ for summer bikepacking duties, a test ride has swayed me back to full fat. A 28t chainring with a 42t rear just goes up those loose slopes so easily. The frame on the 907 wasn't the best for bikepacking duties because of the curved shape of the top tube. It was a pig to get stuff to fit inside the triangle.

I found the 650 wtb 2.8 tyres I tried a compromise of faster 29s trying to get the air cushioning and grip of fat. Fat just grips and cushions the ride.

The 907 is now in Wales and possibly the Netherlands. I miss it but it was a bike in every term, everyone had ridden it*. It was a cheap hussy!

A new steel Charge cooker 2 in bright blue is on the way, with a really nice discount. Wish it was here for tomorrows ride in Wales, but it'll be here for next weekend in Cumbria :thumbsup:


* it was a demo bike from Tim @ Sideways
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: bumper on January 01, 2016, 08:32:53 am
rear 29er mudhugger  :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

easy to fit, no heatgun required, covers my 4" tyres, isn't as in your face a pdw and keeps my bum clean 'n' dry :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: bumper on January 05, 2016, 12:41:09 pm
on on floaters reduced today £17.59 :o

code:

PR12DWHEETYRES

http://www.planetx.co.uk/i/q/TYOO26FAT/on-one-floater-fat-tyre

Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: sojournermike on January 30, 2016, 12:10:41 pm
Not mine and maybe not full fat, but I thought this looked great

(http://www.bikepacking.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/2013-12-ECR-04-740x493.jpg)
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: bumper on January 30, 2016, 12:16:02 pm
nice ECR, was thinking of getting one when I sold my 907 but full fat is in the blood now.


might be in yours if you keep looking ;D
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: sojournermike on January 30, 2016, 10:05:10 pm
nice ECR, was thinking of getting one when I sold my 907 but full fat is in the blood now.


might be in yours if you keep looking ;D


mmm, I've got a road bike wearing tyres that come up at 37mm wide at present and a full suss mtb that I really ought to sell. I can easily see how that could lead to a fat tyred bike [acking equipped machine in a trice

Mike
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: cycleman on January 31, 2016, 08:06:05 am
Yes trice do make a nice fat tyred trike :demon:
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: Aushiker on April 18, 2016, 11:43:55 am
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/619/21468083064_a8227c914f_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/yH4xab)
Salsa Mukluk 2015 (https://flic.kr/p/yH4xab) by Andrew Priest (https://www.flickr.com/photos/aushiker/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: PaulF on April 18, 2016, 12:20:13 pm
Nice!
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: bumper on April 18, 2016, 06:06:42 pm
lovely, miss my Mukluk!
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: Moultonaught on April 18, 2016, 06:35:52 pm
Very nice indeed!
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: rogerzilla on April 20, 2016, 09:33:28 pm
"Your fatbike" sounda as if it could be a playground insult along the lines of "Your mum".

"Jurek, what was that I saw you riding last night?"
"Your fatbike."

"Jurek, what do you think you're doing in the shed?"
"Your fatbike."

"Jurek, what was it that broke the Forth Road Bridge?"
"Your fatbike."
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: C-3PO on April 20, 2016, 09:37:09 pm
Masters,

Some posts have been moved to a quiet place of contemplation and a termination took place.

My humble apologies if any of your marvellous words were lost on the bonfire of profanities.

Your humble, shiny, grovelling servant.
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: hatler on April 20, 2016, 10:03:55 pm
Nice work C-3PO. No worries from this quarter.
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: Jurek on April 20, 2016, 10:06:09 pm
"Your fatbike" sounda as if it could be a playground insult along the lines of "Your mum".

"Jurek, what was that I saw you riding last night?"
"Your fatbike."

"Jurek, what do you think you're doing in the shed?"
"Your fatbike."

"Jurek, what was it that broke the Forth Road Bridge?"
"Your fatbike."
Rog,
WTF are you on about?
J
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: Jurek on April 20, 2016, 10:07:34 pm
Nice work C-3PO. No worries from this quarter.
+1
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: Mr Larrington on April 20, 2016, 10:47:50 pm
"Your fatbike" sounda as if it could be a playground insult along the lines of "Your mum".

"Jurek, what was that I saw you riding last night?"
"Your fatbike."

"Jurek, what do you think you're doing in the shed?"
"Your fatbike."

"Jurek, what was it that broke the Forth Road Bridge?"
"Your fatbike."

SPLORT!

The very first recorded example of a "Your Mum" response was the reason why Gazza started blubbing during the 1990 World Cup.  The phrase was uttered by a Mr Gary Winston Lineker.  Trufax.
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: Jurek on April 20, 2016, 10:52:04 pm
"Your fatbike" sounda as if it could be a playground insult along the lines of "Your mum".

"Jurek, what was that I saw you riding last night?"
"Your fatbike."

"Jurek, what do you think you're doing in the shed?"
"Your fatbike."

"Jurek, what was it that broke the Forth Road Bridge?"
"Your fatbike."

SPLORT!

The very first recorded example of a "Your Mum" response was the reason why Gazza started blubbing during the 1990 World Cup.  The phrase was uttered by a Mr Gary Winston Lineker.  Trufax.
Don't start Mr.L
I want to go to bed, not engage with stuffs from the interwebs.
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: Mr Larrington on April 20, 2016, 10:58:53 pm
The East is Rednight is young :P
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: Jaded on April 20, 2016, 11:03:41 pm
I didn't kno the foreth bridge was stil broke  :'( :'(
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: rogerzilla on April 22, 2016, 02:26:44 pm
Your bike's so fat that, when it fell down the stairs, we all thought EastEnders had started.

Your bike's so fat that, when it ran over an iPod, it made an iPad.

Your bike's so fat that, when you parked it at the fairground, a little child asked "How much to ride the elephant?"
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: bumper on April 22, 2016, 02:54:06 pm
in the pub early today?
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: rogerzilla on April 22, 2016, 07:40:23 pm
 ;D Sort of.
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: mrcharly-YHT on July 07, 2016, 03:40:24 pm
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/619/21468083064_a8227c914f_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/yH4xab)
Salsa Mukluk 2015 (https://flic.kr/p/yH4xab) by Andrew Priest (https://www.flickr.com/photos/aushiker/), on Flickr
That's got to be the ideal machine for outback touring. Might even roll over a double-gee without puncturing (well, one can hope)
But best off all, the corrugated gravel roads would just be smooooouth. Could make touring on forestry tracks an absolute joy.

Almost makes me want to move back to WA.
(except they wouldn't have me)
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on July 07, 2016, 04:02:58 pm
Quote
Gee

Australian Slang   No Dictionary Found
1. charm or attractiveness in trying to talk to a female; "Your gee ain't strong enough to get dat"
2. a mild oath euph. for jesus!
3. a girlfriend
4. to have sexual intercourse

Australian Slang   Australian Slang
1. exclamation of surprise, wonderment, etc. (from “Jesus!”); 2. thousand dollars; $1000 (from “g”, standing for “grand”)
 
exclamation
 
1. incite; urge: “he was geeing up the crowd”; “all geed up and raring to go”; 2. a lift (as of spirits, enthusiasm, etc.): “The big crowd gave the players a gee up”
 
1. exclamation expressing surprise, admiration, etc.; 2. (of a device, etc.) technologically sophisticated: “gee whiz computer game” (euphemistic variation of Jesus)
 
(in children's speech) horse
 
horseraces

Australian Slang   Low Life Glossary
noun. One thousand dollars.
See also: Vedgie , O.E. , Ma , Zad , J. Arthur
http://www.slang-dictionary.org/Australian-Slang/Gee

None of those seem to make sense in this context. Care to translate for us Northern hemispheroids?

(I can see, I think, what you mean about the corrugated roads).
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: Dibdib on July 07, 2016, 04:05:14 pm
I'm guessing it's one of these spiky buggers: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emex_australis

Quote
Emex australis, commonly known in English as southern threecornerjack,[1] devil's thorn,[citation needed] or double gee[2] (also doublegee, from the old Afrikaner name dubbeltge-doorn - 'devil's thorn'), or three-cornered jack, is a herbaceous plant of the Polygonaceae. It occurs indigenously in South Africa and is also an invasive species in Australia & Texas in the USA.
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on July 07, 2016, 04:10:02 pm
An Australian plant with an Afrikaner name! Excellent!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: mrcharly-YHT on July 07, 2016, 04:31:07 pm
Not australian plant - introduced from South Africa and it is a curse. Not at all common but incredibly hard to eradicate.
As someone who ran around habitually barefoot, it was my job to locate and eradicate any of the bloody plants on the farm. This usually meant pulling up the plant, putting it (and it grows with bramble-like runners) in a metal drum, digging out the soil where it was found, then burning the lot. Then spending every evening running around the area where it was found looking for (ie standing on) stray thorns.
(http://fcdn.mtbr.com/attachments/general-discussion/538890d1272255494-goat-head-thorns-dealing-natures-tire-spikes-goat_head_thorns.jpg)
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on July 07, 2016, 04:41:03 pm
They look like botanical "dancing girls". What's the usual name? Caltrops. Nature's own caltrops.
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: Aushiker on July 07, 2016, 09:08:22 pm
That's got to be the ideal machine for outback touring. Might even roll over a double-gee without puncturing (well, one can hope)
But best off all, the corrugated gravel roads would just be smooooouth. Could make touring on forestry tracks an absolute joy.

Will be testing it out bikepacking in a few months ... planning on completing the Holland Track (http://aushiker.com/holland-track/) from Hyden to Kalgoorlie.
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: mrcharly-YHT on July 08, 2016, 08:07:35 am
Sounds quite an adventure.

I've wondered a few times about the viability of the Canning Stock route on a fatbike. Sad to read that most of the wells are now disfunctional. When I was a kid we went on a school trip up there (via bus) and camped next to the wells for several nights. I was struck by the utility and history of the route.

Not really a fan of the outback (prefer the forest) but the stock route is interesting.
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: Aushiker on July 08, 2016, 08:13:55 am

I've wondered a few times about the viability of the Canning Stock route on a fatbike. Sad to read that most of the wells are now disfunctional. When I was a kid we went on a school trip up there (via bus) and camped next to the wells for several nights. I was struck by the utility and history of the route.

Not really a fan of the outback (prefer the forest) but the stock route is interesting.

Holland Track is not quite in the league of the Canning Stock Route :)  Tom of Bicycle Nomad (https://bicyclenomad.com/) fame and Scott of Porcelain Rocket (http://www.porcelainrocket.com/) have ridden the Canning Stock Route (https://bicyclenomad.com/2013/11/02/canning-stock-route-riding-a-bicycle/).

I have a Mr Fusion v2 sitting at home awaiting my return from the UK from Scott hopefully. Next part of my bikepacking build.

Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: mrcharly-YHT on July 08, 2016, 08:53:00 am
I can see I'll be spending some time reading and dreaming.

[edit]
read
ulp!
The loads! 20kg of food each. 25l of water each (with capacity to carry 40l). camping gear (minimal) on top of that.

No wonder they had to push up some of the sand dunes. Serious expedition stuff.
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: PaulF on January 09, 2017, 10:27:45 am
Converted my Puffin to singlespeed over the break:

(https://c6.staticflickr.com/1/299/32186243725_25b3742e98_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/R3bUUD)image (https://flic.kr/p/R3bUUD) by paulfulford (https://www.flickr.com/photos/paul_fulford/), on Flickr

And with some use:

(https://c4.staticflickr.com/1/548/32068302531_bfab095d30_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/QRLr6M)image (https://flic.kr/p/QRLr6M) by paulfulford (https://www.flickr.com/photos/paul_fulford/), on Flickr



Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: mrcharly-YHT on January 09, 2017, 10:38:16 am
That's a seriously pointy-upwards angle on that saddle. I'm surprised you have any balls left.

They do look such fun!
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: bumper on January 09, 2017, 10:53:34 am
Looks like a nice clean ride Paul ;D

I miss my Nates this time of year. I'm still going through the 5 pairs of floaters I bought on sale last winter :facepalm:
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: PaulF on January 09, 2017, 11:05:16 am
Looks like a nice clean ride Paul ;D

I miss my Nates this time of year. I'm still going through the 5 pairs of floaters I bought on sale last winter :facepalm:

Hold on to them - I read somewhere that they've been discontinued.
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: PaulF on January 09, 2017, 11:05:53 am
That's a seriously pointy-upwards angle on that saddle. I'm surprised you have any balls left.

They do look such fun!

Think the camera angle is deceptive but it works for me ;D
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: bumper on January 09, 2017, 11:15:48 am
Looks like a nice clean ride Paul ;D

I miss my Nates this time of year. I'm still going through the 5 pairs of floaters I bought on sale last winter :facepalm:

Hold on to them - I read somewhere that they've been discontinued.

I paid £9.99 each so stocked up :o

noticed they've been discontinued, still lack the mud paddle effect of nates though. Not a bad all rounder for less than £10, I can put up with them ;D
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: PaulF on January 09, 2017, 11:37:54 am
If you feel you have too many be happy to take a pair off your hands ;D Great summer tyre but not a patch on Nates in the slop
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: bumper on January 09, 2017, 11:59:51 am
after looking at the cost of new tyres, I think these will used ;D
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: PaulF on January 09, 2017, 12:04:25 pm
If feared as much :)
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: bumper on January 09, 2017, 08:06:19 pm
especially when 120 Nates are £75 and 45nrth are £100 and up :o

Glad they don't wear out too quickly.


The floaters were outgunned last night in the gloop, I had a job to keep the bike upright. Lots of left, right, left, right with a rear wobble on too. I had mammoths on a couple of weeks ago, scary.

Have you tried a mud hugger on the rear yet Paul? they're better than the shovel if you can get one to fit. Mine keeps most of the muck off the chainring area too.
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: PaulF on January 09, 2017, 09:48:17 pm
Not yet but I'm tempted. When I had a front dérailleur I used a butchered crud catcher on the seat tube but as that relied on the mech to keep it in place it rubbed when I went single speed so I need a solution.
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: BrianI on January 13, 2017, 04:03:39 pm
All those fatbike pics make fatbike riding look a lot of fun!

Pity I can't afford / justify another bike, even a cheap £500 "fatbike" shaped object from an outdoor go supplies retailer...   :(
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: bumper on January 13, 2017, 05:25:31 pm
Save your pennies. The Dune and Wazoo are cheaper fatties and have good reports ( except a couple of people have broken the Dune frames! ) The on one fatty is a brilliant bike to.

Lots of used fat bikes for sale, less than £500 too.
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: bumper on January 18, 2017, 01:19:32 pm
Had a nice poodle up in the Welsh mountains yesterday.

After a soggy climb through the mist, it rained. Luckily I had a bag of wooden kitty litter pellets for my wood burner :thumbsup:


(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/674/32264904631_de11504198_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Ra954a)

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/420/31541820574_d25c6aa02c_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Q4f5mE)
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on January 18, 2017, 01:27:03 pm
Tyre talk there reminds me, on Sunday in Clevedon I saw an On One fatbike with white tyres. They still looked reasonably clean, must have been a Christmas present.
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: bumper on January 18, 2017, 01:29:24 pm
They were probably floaters, the white version of the ones on my bike. I had white tyres on a bike, when I was 3 ;D
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on January 18, 2017, 01:31:36 pm
You jammy toddler, I didn't have white tyre till I was 5! I do remember being particularly impressed by the white tyres... the bike itself was dark blue.
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: bumper on January 18, 2017, 02:11:54 pm
Mine was an orange 3 wheeler, that's 3, yes 3 white tyres  ;D


I've got a 'very' old photo of me riding it dressed as a cowboy.


40+ years on and I'm still riding and still cowboy :P
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: Christophe on January 18, 2017, 03:00:59 pm
Had a nice poodle up in the Welsh mountains yesterday.

After a soggy climb through the mist, it rained. Luckily I had a bag of wooden kitty litter pellets for my wood burner :thumbsup:


(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/674/32264904631_de11504198_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Ra954a)

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/420/31541820574_d25c6aa02c_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Q4f5mE)

Is that a Mudhugger on the back? Any good? Easy fit?
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: bumper on January 18, 2017, 03:38:08 pm
yes, yes and yes  ;D

on 4"
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: Christophe on January 18, 2017, 04:14:09 pm
yes, yes and yes  ;D

on 4"
Great thanks. Have fashioned a rear guard on my 29+ Pug using a couple of crud front guards cable tied to the.rear rack but far from ideal. Think its time to invest in something proper.
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: bumper on January 18, 2017, 04:18:19 pm
It's the best I've used yet.
Not very fashionable but it keeps my arse dry.


The fronts are a mud shovel and a fat face fender.
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: Christophe on January 18, 2017, 05:21:35 pm
I'll join in. Off road commute yesterday on the Pugsley. Cold in the East. By the time I got home all the mud which had accumulated on the bike was frozen solid!
(http://i1372.photobucket.com/albums/ag352/christopherwatts71/IMG_20170117_084108_zpsqpbkei1d.jpg~original) (http://s1372.photobucket.com/user/christopherwatts71/media/IMG_20170117_084108_zpsqpbkei1d.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: bumper on January 18, 2017, 05:23:14 pm
Nice commute!

Like how you managed to photoshop some blue into the sky :P
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: bumper on January 18, 2017, 06:18:34 pm
What are those bars Christophe?

lots of backsweep?
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: Christophe on January 18, 2017, 09:30:25 pm
What are those bars Christophe?

lots of backsweep?

Think it must be the angle of the photo. Stooge Moto bars. Not too much back sweep, nice rise and super wide. I like them. A lot.

(http://i1372.photobucket.com/albums/ag352/christopherwatts71/IMG_20170107_150430_zpsidyzeuur.jpg~original) (http://s1372.photobucket.com/user/christopherwatts71/media/IMG_20170107_150430_zpsidyzeuur.jpg.html)

(http://i1372.photobucket.com/albums/ag352/christopherwatts71/IMG_20170107_150452_zpsr9fpkzbw.jpg~original) (http://s1372.photobucket.com/user/christopherwatts71/media/IMG_20170107_150452_zpsr9fpkzbw.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: Christophe on January 18, 2017, 09:31:38 pm
Nice commute!

Like how you managed to photoshop some blue into the sky :P

LOL. Must try harder to make sure my photos reflect the seasons a bit better!
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: bumper on January 18, 2017, 10:26:07 pm
I've been looking at those on CTBMs site.

I want the Jones bars but they're nowt special for the money. The loop would be handy for my barbag but paying top dollar for something that adds weight to a fat bike seems sooooo wrong.

My OG bars may be on the verge of breaking. I think it was when they fell off a cliff :facepalm:
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: PaulF on January 19, 2017, 06:06:07 am
Have you considered the Alpkit Confucius?

https://www.alpkit.com/products/love-mud-confucius
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: PhilO on January 19, 2017, 06:40:34 am
Hmmm... They look good. I have bar ends mounted inboard:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BxtXaAEo42OmYXpMa285a3JCcGM/view?usp=sharing

and find the resulting hand position better than on 'H-bars'.
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: bumper on January 19, 2017, 08:14:31 am
Have you considered the Alpkit Confucius?

https://www.alpkit.com/products/love-mud-confucius

I keep looking at those too Paul but they're really ugly  ;D



Hmmm... They look good. I have bar ends mounted inboard ( https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BxtXaAEo42OmYXpMa285a3JCcGM/view ) and find the resulting hand position better than on 'H-bars'.

Can't view that link Phil
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: PaulF on January 19, 2017, 08:54:23 am
Fair point ;D
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: PhilO on January 19, 2017, 09:55:19 am
Can't view that link Phil

I did wonder... Any better now?
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: bumper on January 19, 2017, 10:48:31 am
Righty.......

phoned Alpkit and they are selling their fu manchu bars (like the jones loops) but they aren't putting them live on the website yet. They are selling them though :thumbsup:

2 bars ordered

only £35 a bar!!!!!!!!!!!

Get in now if you want one.



Phil, link is working. That's how I've been running my other bars but I haven't settled comfy with the ergon bar end grips.
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: bumper on January 19, 2017, 11:06:44 am
the ones in this photo
(http://singletrackworld.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2016/02/DSC_0073-900x600.jpg)
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: bumper on January 21, 2017, 10:48:29 am
excited

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/309/32315626711_d827f4b986_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/ReC2XM)
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: Andrij on January 21, 2017, 11:29:26 am
(https://scontent-lht6-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/16003040_1388228244534923_1234739969357617861_n.jpg?oh=3c7cbb25c3affb3ce6457b53f15d78d6&oe=590C08B8)
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: bumper on January 21, 2017, 11:38:26 am
How did you find that old pic of me?
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: PhilO on January 22, 2017, 08:01:00 am
Those bars look good. What's the overall width and the length of tube available for controls at each end, if you don't mind me asking?
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: bumper on January 22, 2017, 08:47:25 am
Theyre 660 wide, I'll measure the end bit later.
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: bumper on January 22, 2017, 09:27:41 am
approx. 18cm to the weld, can't be exact unless I peel my grips off.
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: PhilO on January 22, 2017, 11:04:19 am
Much arse grass arse. :-)

Perhaps we should start an 'unconventional handlebars' splinter thread... :-/
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: bumper on January 22, 2017, 11:24:29 am
That would get us involved with the butterfly brigade though ;D
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on January 24, 2017, 11:59:43 am
(https://scontent-lht6-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/16003040_1388228244534923_1234739969357617861_n.jpg?oh=3c7cbb25c3affb3ce6457b53f15d78d6&oe=590C08B8)
He's keen to show off his big hooter.
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: firedfromthecircus on January 24, 2017, 04:37:18 pm
What are those bars Christophe?

lots of backsweep?

Think it must be the angle of the photo. Stooge Moto bars. Not too much back sweep, nice rise and super wide. I like them. A lot.

(http://i1372.photobucket.com/albums/ag352/christopherwatts71/IMG_20170107_150430_zpsidyzeuur.jpg~original) (http://s1372.photobucket.com/user/christopherwatts71/media/IMG_20170107_150430_zpsidyzeuur.jpg.html)

(http://i1372.photobucket.com/albums/ag352/christopherwatts71/IMG_20170107_150452_zpsr9fpkzbw.jpg~original) (http://s1372.photobucket.com/user/christopherwatts71/media/IMG_20170107_150452_zpsr9fpkzbw.jpg.html)

Is that a chrome Pugsley?

How, where?
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: LEE on January 24, 2017, 04:54:32 pm
TREK Equinox anyone?

(https://brimages-bikeboardmedia.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/fat-equinox-5-480x600.jpg)
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: bumper on January 24, 2017, 04:57:00 pm
I can hear the noise of caked up mud and rocks going around that rear wheel now :facepalm:

what a shitter
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: hatler on January 24, 2017, 05:00:41 pm
No worries. Those are slicks aren't they, so it must be for road use.

I'd say that it's not often that a bike that pointless appears.
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: bumper on January 24, 2017, 05:08:42 pm
I know it's bit tongue in cheek but it does need burning.
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: LEE on January 24, 2017, 05:28:12 pm
https://www.bikerumor.com/2017/01/23/tt-bike-fat-bike-baby-fat-trek-equinox-born/ (https://www.bikerumor.com/2017/01/23/tt-bike-fat-bike-baby-fat-trek-equinox-born/)
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: bumper on January 24, 2017, 06:11:20 pm
You're still not selling it to me  ;D
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: Christophe on January 24, 2017, 09:45:34 pm

Is that a chrome Pugsley?

How, where?

Yep. Acquired the frame second hand off Ebay. Chap I bought it off had it custom chromed by some top motorbike chromer in London. I was lucky enough to stumble across it. Currently built as 29+ with Alfine. Had it a few months and now considering full fat for winter mud.

(http://i1372.photobucket.com/albums/ag352/christopherwatts71/IMG_20170107_152205_zpslgq6msne.jpg~original) (http://s1372.photobucket.com/user/christopherwatts71/media/IMG_20170107_152205_zpslgq6msne.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: firedfromthecircus on January 24, 2017, 10:27:55 pm
Lucky indeed. That is smart!  :thumbsup:

Full fat isn't necessarily better in mud than 29+. Depends on the kind of mud you have and tyre choice obviously, but the extra float from full fat can be counterproductive in getting more grip in mud.
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: BrianI on January 26, 2017, 04:33:05 pm

Is that a chrome Pugsley?

How, where?

Yep. Acquired the frame second hand off Ebay. Chap I bought it off had it custom chromed by some top motorbike chromer in London. I was lucky enough to stumble across it. Currently built as 29+ with Alfine. Had it a few months and now considering full fat for winter mud.

(http://i1372.photobucket.com/albums/ag352/christopherwatts71/IMG_20170107_152205_zpslgq6msne.jpg~original) (http://s1372.photobucket.com/user/christopherwatts71/media/IMG_20170107_152205_zpslgq6msne.jpg.html)

You're fatbike is so fat, it makes your pannier look small!  :P
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on February 15, 2017, 04:17:31 pm
TREK Equinox anyone?

(https://brimages-bikeboardmedia.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/fat-equinox-5-480x600.jpg)
It's got fat tyres! It's got carbon! It's got aero detailing! If only it were a fixie, it would have every trend in one!
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: bumper on February 19, 2017, 09:27:07 pm
had a slow ride through the glen today after a rather hard walk in a gale and torrential downpour between Buachaille Etive Mor and Buachaille Etive Beag.(https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2190/32183352193_95ae386ff7_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/R2W6mD)
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on February 20, 2017, 01:09:21 pm
Wow!
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: bumper on February 20, 2017, 02:21:17 pm
It was fantastic. I was able to get really close to them on the bike, they ran off when I was on foot. One of the walks I took is called pass of the hinds. I walked it a couple of years ago during rutting, I know how it got the name. The stags bellowing was eerie, it echoed around the mountains. There must have been 40 there the other day in small groups.

Just wish I had my camera and not the poxy phone when the deer showed up.


This is the pass at approx. 1500ft. As you can see by the cloud, it started to rain, heavily! I only took an xp1 which isn't weatherproofed so it had to go back into the bag. I camped just in the cloud on the second pic, a very rough night.

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2298/32164072694_bb92e195c6_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/R1eheu)

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/4/3800/32967024046_f9557252be_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/SebBGj)
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: mrcharly-YHT on February 20, 2017, 02:30:16 pm
Did you ride over the rocks on your fat bike and what was it like?

I'm going for a couple of days holiday to Wales at the end of march, v tempted to try to find somewhere that I can hire a fat bike for a day.
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: bumper on February 20, 2017, 03:29:40 pm
I did that as a walk and a nights camp but next time I'll use the bike. It will involve lots of carrying and pushing though. Think I'll start from the harder Etive side up Lairig Eilide and back over Gartain. Lairig Gartain is an easier ride and if all else fails I can return via the road.


 Most of my welsh rides involve rocks like the pic and I happily ride over them with no suspension, and at speed. I'm very happy with mine, I'm no lightweight and run low pressures all the time off road to get the cushioning from the tyres. I'm a rigid fan though so love it!
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on February 23, 2017, 08:11:54 am
I'd like to wish every bike and every rider in this thread a Happy Fat Thursday! (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fat_Thursday)
Enjoy your doughnuts. ;D
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: bumper on February 23, 2017, 08:15:10 am
Every day is a fat day for me.

mmmmm deep fried donuts................
Title: Re: Your fatbike
Post by: Whitestone on September 12, 2018, 01:01:00 pm
Very late to this thread ::-) But then this isn't really a fat bike forum is it ;D

From the first page of the thread I notice that someone has a Singular Puffin, so here's another one

(https://i.imgur.com/Q0VqkKr.jpg)

I got it second hand as a rolling chassis so had to add stem, bars (currently On-One Marys but will be fitting Jones loops shortly), brakes - BB7s (actually these came with the bike), BB & cranks, rear mech and chain. Forks are Travers Fat Prongs, tyres are 45Nrth Vanhelgas. The frame bag is a prototype Wildcat Snow Leopard.