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    A Big Boy In The Making

    After settling in Switzerland a few years ago and spending each winter snow-riding on wrong horses, I decided to have a fat-bike built.



    I've been spending a lot of time reading the threads in this forum - thanks to all for the huge amount of information - and now have Kris Henry of 44 Bikes build me a Big Boy. He just finished welding a Kid Dangerous for me that replaces a not so reliable Niner Air 9 Carbon. Next week, Kris is starting with this:



    A few parts that I had sitting around or were recently purchased:



    For everything else I'll be working with Kris. Some components being rather hard to come by, I'll need to be patient and continue to enjoy winter on a wrong horse. Nothing wrong with that
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    welcome from the land of snow & ice

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    Sweet project, what bars are they in the third shot?

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    Quote Originally Posted by OFFcourse View Post
    Sweet project, what bars are they in the third shot?
    Those are Parkarino bars by Watson Cycles. I bought these a while ago for a project that never wanted to materialize.
    blogging at 29in.ch

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    Really like the lines of that frame.
    Just one question: Is a 44 twice as good as my Twenty2?

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    blogging at 29in.ch

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    Things are taking shape.

    blogging at 29in.ch

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    ^ tasty

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    Been watching this build on their FB page. I wondered if it was for somebody on here.

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    Been on MTBR for a long time as a 29er rider. This is my first fat-bike. Never actually been on one, but with the nice winters we get around here, I'm sure I'll be a fat-bike addict soon. Couple more days and the frame is finished. Then off to powder and getting all the components together. Super fun to work with Kris on this puppy.
    blogging at 29in.ch

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    Kris welding the bottom bracket sub-assembly:



    Fitting the stainless tubing for internal cable routing:



    More on the 44 Bikes blog.
    blogging at 29in.ch

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    The front triangle's finished. Seat stays to be done today. The frame ready for a weldfest:



    The head tube welds:



    The bottom bracket:



    This thing is going to have snow flakes crystalize in the shape of a 44 each time I let it loose into the great winter world.
    blogging at 29in.ch

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    Quote Originally Posted by collideous View Post

    Braaaap!

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    You've got skills, son! This looks killer!

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    A full squish would have been mo better but perhaps next time.

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    sweet...kris' stuff is impressive!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikesee View Post
    Braaaap!
    Heh, you're building the wheels for this puppy
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    The seat stays are on:



    Wheel checkery:



    Good clearance:

    blogging at 29in.ch

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    Almost ready for powder. In the meantime Big Boy's little brother Kid Dangerous came back from powder and will be on the way to me this week.



    blogging at 29in.ch

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    Quite envious chap not only of your location but your mastery of the torch

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    Sweet frame, love the internal cable routing
    A Fatback'd Lefty for who life IS a Beach

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    Cannot stop looking at photos. Awesome bike!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charles R View Post
    Cannot stop looking at photos. Awesome bike!
    Thanks, Kris is doing a fantastic job. Looking forward having it come back from powder and get built. Building will take time and patience though as quite a few components are on back order.
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    Well, Big Boy's ready for powder. Check back in January for the frame in color.



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    We shall wait with baited breath.

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