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LEE

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Re: Your fatbike
« Reply #276 on: January 24, 2017, 06:11:20 pm »
You're still not selling it to me  ;D
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Re: Your fatbike
« Reply #277 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.


Re: Your fatbike
« Reply #278 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.

BrianI

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Re: Your fatbike
« Reply #279 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.



You're fatbike is so fat, it makes your pannier look small!  :P

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Your fatbike
« Reply #280 on: February 15, 2017, 04:17:31 pm »
TREK Equinox anyone?


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!
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Re: Your fatbike
« Reply #281 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.
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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Your fatbike
« Reply #282 on: February 20, 2017, 01:09:21 pm »
Wow!
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Re: Your fatbike
« Reply #283 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.



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Re: Your fatbike
« Reply #284 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.
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Re: Your fatbike
« Reply #285 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!
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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Your fatbike
« Reply #286 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!
Enjoy your doughnuts. ;D
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Re: Your fatbike
« Reply #287 on: February 23, 2017, 08:15:10 am »
Every day is a fat day for me.

mmmmm deep fried donuts................
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Re: Your fatbike
« Reply #288 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



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.