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



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PaulF

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Re: Your fatbike
« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2014, 09:46:12 pm »
My current one


Re: Your fatbike
« Reply #2 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!
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Re: Your fatbike
« Reply #3 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
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Re: Your fatbike
« Reply #4 on: October 13, 2014, 10:19:32 pm »
You will eventually sucuumb.

I did 8)

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Re: Your fatbike
« Reply #5 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:

Re: Your fatbike
« Reply #6 on: October 14, 2014, 08:08:50 am »
Looks like there may well be six of us on here soon ;D
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PaulF

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Re: Your fatbike
« Reply #7 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:

Devil's Punchbowl by paulfulford, on Flickr

And the same spot a few months later

First Tracks by paulfulford, on Flickr

It can get too deep even for a fatbike

In too deep? by paulfulford, on Flickr

Goes quite well on sand too

The Day Before Christmas by paulfulford, on Flickr

image by paulfulford, on Flickr

PaulF

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Re: Your fatbike
« Reply #8 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....

Re: Your fatbike
« Reply #9 on: October 14, 2014, 09:22:27 am »
Can't wait for snow Paul.
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Re: Your fatbike
« Reply #10 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:

Re: Your fatbike
« Reply #11 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
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Re: Your fatbike
« Reply #12 on: October 14, 2014, 11:01:03 am »
Stick your fatties here, I know I'm not the only one :thumbsup:



That's a marvellous photo, worthy of a poster or the back page of a magazine  :D
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Re: Your fatbike
« Reply #13 on: October 14, 2014, 12:08:09 pm »
*nods*

Gorgeous.

Makes me want a fatbike and I don't even want a fatbike :)

Re: Your fatbike
« Reply #14 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.
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Re: Your fatbike
« Reply #15 on: October 14, 2014, 12:23:38 pm »
Stick your fatties here, I know I'm not the only one :thumbsup:



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:
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Re: Your fatbike
« Reply #16 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.

Re: Your fatbike
« Reply #17 on: October 19, 2014, 08:04:31 pm »
Oh dear ;D
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Re: Your fatbike
« Reply #18 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

Re: Your fatbike
« Reply #19 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:
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Re: Your fatbike
« Reply #20 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

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

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Re: Your fatbike
« Reply #21 on: October 19, 2014, 08:54:58 pm »
From last weeks trip to the west coast



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Re: Your fatbike
« Reply #22 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

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)
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Re: Your fatbike
« Reply #23 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

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.

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Re: Your fatbike
« Reply #24 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.