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    And That's How You Make Them Fly!!

    I went South today to drill some rims...Guacamole says his wife will watch the kids and the dog, let's ride 1st.

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    Well, I'm not one to turn down such an invitation....

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    The Niner is down for repairs but the Fatty has been fun to rail on the dirt so....Fat it was!!

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    Fast as Fast can be...with a little creative editing...

    Fat Bike Speed

    The we got back to Guacamole's Hacienda and washed the rigs and talked of hanging Golden Bull Balls and Gun Racks off the back of since these things are Monster Truck's....Vroom, Vroom...

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    Then we popped some Left Hand Milk Stouts and set to work...

    The original Surly Rolling Darryl Rims, undrilled...heavy, no colored rim strip tape, boring.

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    Guacamole making a jig to hold the rim while we tap and drill it out

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    Center Punching the rim with a template I made to center the holes between the spokes

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    Me, Drilling Guac's Rolling Darryl Rims. It makes em lighter and and gives em an awesome factor!

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    Nearly finished. We need a deburring tool to remove the sharp edges and clean up the "looks" of the holes.

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    Approx 300 grams or so of Guacamole's rim material floating in there.

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    On to snow on Monday since it's another day off and the kids are in school....Weeeee!!

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    Looks like good times, and I had no idea you were so handy with a drill Goat!

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    I work in .001 tolerances
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    mmmmmmm, speed holes.
    Nice chunk-o-weight savings

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    Nice handy work there. Give me a holler next time you hit ridge line. I need to chase a few blurs to get back in shape.
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    The only thing you have to figure out is don't fall down. To keep riding the bike.

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    How are you going to keep the tube in the rim? and the dirt/snow/water out?

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    Nice work, boys!

    Quote Originally Posted by UncleTrail View Post
    How are you going to keep the tube in the rim? and the dirt/snow/water out?
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    Quote Originally Posted by UncleTrail View Post
    How are you going to keep the tube in the rim? and the dirt/snow/water out?
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    Nice work, boys!


    Lubes has it! If you look real close at my wheels in the pics Uncle Trail you'll see blue popping holes in the silver rims. The rim strips Lubes posted keep the tube in, ....water, snow out...Look on the fat bike forums. Guys are already doing these wheels with holes tubeless and running down to 4-5psi with no issues.

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    wow, that is about a half pound of wieght savings! You can now go get that frozen custard from Good Times.

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    Quote Originally Posted by goldenboy View Post
    wow, that is about a half pound of wieght savings! You can now go get that frozen custard from Good Times.
    Mmmmm...Frozen Custard

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    Just got back from Georgetown...so much good stuff up there right now if you have a fat bike...

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    Are those the rims you drilled?
    "Don't take life so serious, son . . . it ain't no how permanent." - Porky Pine

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    Quote Originally Posted by cocavaak View Post
    Are those the rims you drilled?
    No, they drilled Guac Amole's rims.
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    sorry i must spread rep around some more - well screw em

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    Guac sent me a photo last night of the finished rear wheel. Looks sweet!

    Guac's wheel complete with holes

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    Quote Originally Posted by mountaingoatepics View Post
    Lubes has it! If you look real close at my wheels in the pics Uncle Trail you'll see blue popping holes in the silver rims. The rim strips Lubes posted keep the tube in, ....water, snow out...Look on the fat bike forums. Guys are already doing these wheels with holes tubeless and running down to 4-5psi with no issues.
    Ahh, I see now... never really noticed that before. Very cool!



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    Looking good man!

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