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    Fat Cargo Bike

    I still need to build/attach the rear cargo rack (among other things) but I couldn't resist taking it out for some test rides first. Not as long as a Big Dummy or Mundo, but it'll still have a good sized rear cargo rack.



    I plan to use some of the Yuba accessories on the rear cargo rack.

    More info here.

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    Sweet

    Nice work, can't wait to see the finished product! Its a nice medium wheelbase. An adventure camping bike for sure brah.
    "... Say you coming and took you for a spin like a stolen, rusty cruiser, boy. Yeah, I'm talkin 'bout a HARSH ride. "

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    Here are a couple updated pics with the preliminary rear rack. I'll be adding more rack supports in the near future.




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    Thats nice!
    "... Say you coming and took you for a spin like a stolen, rusty cruiser, boy. Yeah, I'm talkin 'bout a HARSH ride. "

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    Put 40 miles on the new bike yesterday... some pavement, but a lot of dirt and sand. I think I'll eventually end up with front and rear 29+ wheels on it (Rabbit Hole/Knard combo) to get more chain/tire clearance. In order to run the full fat in back I lose access to a couple cassette cogs.

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    Nice!
    No fuss with the MUSS

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jamesbond3 View Post
    I would like to start bike riding to shed some baby weight what are the best bike trailer/bike combos?
    I think that you should post a thread on that in the beginners corner.

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    Keep it up. This is a wonderful design and artful execution. I like the slightly extended wheelbase and slightly fat tires. You have hit upon a winning design that will probably be duplicated by others. I'd like to see one based on the 26+ tires.
    I don't know what trail we're on, but at least it's getting dark

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    Fat Cargo Bike

    Thanks. The design is inspired by a Hunter Cycles bike that was built last year. I've wanted a fat cargo bike ever since I saw the first photos of the Chupacabra built by Traffic Cycle Design.

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    I have a Big Dummy that has hauled all manner of groceries and misc. stuff plus elk and deer and chainsaws for trail work. What you created would work much better and faster than a fat bike (which I have) or a Dummy because of lighter weight and quicker utility. 90% of the time your design would be just right. This rest of the time a specialty bike would be better.

    Now to look up that Hunter bike for comparison!
    I don't know what trail we're on, but at least it's getting dark

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    I suppose what you have is a cross between the High Plains Drifter and the Super Scrambler. Rick Hunter is really skilled, quite an artist. but I like your basic design better.
    I don't know what trail we're on, but at least it's getting dark

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    Quote Originally Posted by FTMN View Post
    Thanks. The design is inspired by a Hunter Cycles bike that was built last year. ...
    I believe you're talking about this one?



    Saw it in a Bunyan Velo article. Very cool. Yours is nice as well. Stretched out fattie, in my opinion, is the perfect expedition rig.

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    FTMN

    Nice build. If your losing a couple of gears why not cosider an IGH.
    What about a Pugs / Moonie front end?

    Al
    It seemed like a good idea!...... at the time......

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    Thanks Al. I've been tempted to try an IGH on other bike builds in the past, but never really felt they were worth the cost.

    I like the 29+ up front. If I need something fatter, my fat bike has Big Fat Larrys on it.

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    Apologies to unwanted behavior, link to another fat cargo bike project is deleted.

    Purpose is not gain readers to blog, purpose is sharing information in this great subject.
    Last edited by marlonbostik; 01-21-2014 at 04:21 AM.

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    Fat Cargo Bike

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    Not that it's what you're working with, but my 26x3" gazzaloddis fit in the Ute.
    Personally, if Surly ever comes out with that 26x3" knard- I'd throw that in back.
    I got REALLY burnt out trying to huff those gazzis back and forth, and when loaded- it's just harsh.

    There's also Vee Rubber's 24x4" mission that On One is using on their baby fatty.
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    If steel is real then aluminium is supercallafragiliniun!

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