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    Anyone tried a Big Fat Dummy yet ?

    I emailed Surly last year asking about a Fat Dummy but they kept quiet about having one on the drawing board. Anyway, I'm excited to see they made it fully fat. . I'm hoping to get ride impressions ect.
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    I can't wait to get one. Going to buy a frameset without riding it. I have faith.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NYrr496 View Post
    I can't wait to get one. Going to buy a frameset without riding it. I have faith.
    I think your faith is well placed.
    I don't know why,... it's just MUSS easier to pedal than the other ones.

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    I guess I dont have my notifications synced to my email correctly.
    I'm wondering what the chances a shop in Anchorage will have one in I could look at or test ride some time.
    Also, I wonder if they use the same bottom bracket that the Ice Cream Truck does?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cold Trigger Finger View Post
    I guess I dont have my notifications synced to my email correctly.
    I'm wondering what the chances a shop in Anchorage will have one in I could look at or test ride some time.
    Also, I wonder if they use the same bottom bracket that the Ice Cream Truck does?
    It's threaded. Thank God.
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    Can you run a triple crank on the BFD?
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    Quote Originally Posted by demondan View Post
    Can you run a triple crank on the BFD?
    I believe it has a 100mm bottom bracket. The ONLY bikes I've seen with 100mm bottom brackets and triple cranksets are cheap, chinese bikes. I'd rather run an OD with two rings. I'm most likely building mine with a single and an 11 speed cassette.
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    Quote Originally Posted by demondan View Post
    Can you run a triple crank on the BFD?
    You can probably use one of the "standard" fat cranks from Race Face, the 24mm spindle 104/64 bcd x-type variety. No limitations on chainring size according to the Surly BFD page. If you can push that pedal with the big 42-44 ring, you got some demon legs dan...
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    I don't know why,... it's just MUSS easier to pedal than the other ones.

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    I still like big chain rings.
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    That's ok man, I just don't think I personally would spend much time on the big ring, but if you can do it then you go on with yo' bad self!
    I don't know why,... it's just MUSS easier to pedal than the other ones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by demondan View Post
    Can you run a triple crank on the BFD?
    I suspect no.
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    More info here: Introducing Big Fat Dummy | Blog | Surly Bikes

    Chainline on the Big Fat Dummy is 76mm. My frameset is on-order. I'll be running a Turbine Cinch cranks (for 170mm rear) with a single, reversed 28T direct-fit chainring, and a SRAM 11-speed cassette/rear derailleur. Chainline should be excellent per the information on the RaceFace site.

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    Has anybody actually got to try the Fat Dummy? I ordered a medium, as that's what my regular Dummy is. However, I started comparing the geometry to my BD and a couple other bikes I have and it seems like I might be better off to go with a small? It seems strange for me to have a small, as I'm 5'9" (but do have short inseam of 30cm). Hoping somebody could help me out so I don't end up with the wrong size. Cheers

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    I rode one when they launched it with a adult on the back of it. I rode a medium, I ride a medium Ogre but would probably fit better on a large with a 32in inseam. The bike is a lot of fun and rides more like a standard mountain bike than a longtail fat bike.

    I'd say size up if you're over, the bike I think will be more comfortable. I plan to size up to a large Ogre when the new frameset is released.

    As for the crankset, I heard the best you can do is a Mr. Whirly with a 2x system and not a 3x system. I think the big chainring is going to be too far out for the upper limit.
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