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    Bloatvagen

    Something I melted together. Grocery-getter/North Dakota Commuter. Working on rack system now but not xtracycle-like.

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    looks like a great rig for going up very steep hills too! very little danger of looping out... very cool bike.

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    Same wheelbase as Big Dummy, give or take.

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    Wow! Nice custom one-off!
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    Freaking awsome dude!!!!!!!!!!!!

    That bike is where its at on the real. Hell yeah. Perfect for North Dakota where the snow blows straight to the side!! Rock on.

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    That is quality!!
    Well done that man, looks really good.
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    Great job! Can't wait to see the rack system that you come up with. I love the name as well!

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    Nice work. The chain-stays look kinda familiar...are they a fat-fork "re-purposed"?

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    Thanks. Yes, they're blades with a bend bigger than the Pugsley fork up front. Could probably get a 6-inch tire in there -- even more had I not cut them down. 170 mm spacing in rear. Bike actually rides nice and more nimble than expected, even at 41 lbs. Still working on detachable cromoly rack, with a longboard skate deck atop it.

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    Oh....wiping drool off chin....I LOVE this!!!
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    yeah but will it fit Big Fat Larry's?



    seriously though...WAY COOL!
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    nice bike!

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    Awesome ride, are you handlebars custom as well?
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    what'd you use for a BB?
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    Jones Loop Bars.

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    Howitzer, with 100mm Paragon shell

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    Quote Originally Posted by damnitman View Post
    yeah but will it fit Big Fat Larry's?
    I believe those are BFLs

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    awesome! Any issues dropping the chain? Looks like it might benefit from an idler pulley and/or front retention device

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    No issues yet, surprisingly. I've taken a couple of links out of the chain since the picture, which was taken by a buddy just after the rattle-can paint dried. I think the non-ramped Surly ring up front helps keep the chain from dropping.

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    Bloatvagen-Swedish for fat road?

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    vagen - wagon.

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