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    Burro - 4" tyres?

    Saw this on eBay Vintage-Rare-Retro-BURRO-Bike-Made-Big-Bear-CA-20-x4-Tires-Snow-Bike-NICE



    Always fancied a Burro as something useful to cart around in the back of the car, but does it really have 4" tyres?
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    It has 2.5" wide tires. They used reat tires from modified class trials bikes.

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    Dirt Rag actually ride tested one of those. They said it could pull a stump with those low gears and tiny wheels. They gave it a somewhat favorable review, as I recall. A vintage oddity for sure.

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    I'd rather ride this
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    Now THAT is FAT

    AND a Truss fork too
    A Fatback'd Lefty for who life IS a Beach

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    36 x 8 tyres!
    plan it...build it....ride it...love it....
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    Quote Originally Posted by suba View Post
    I'd rather ride this
    Looks like it's got the Super Duper Obese Larry tyres...

    Any more details?

    I'm sure I've seen pics of that or something similar in a 1930s magazine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Velobike View Post
    Looks like it's got the Super Duper Obese Larry tyres...

    Any more details?

    I'm sure I've seen pics of that or something similar in a 1930s magazine.
    Darn, I lost the webpage. It was in Spanish if I'm not mistaken.

    I think it said, en venta....BARATO

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    A guy on my site has one. He posted up some pics of it.
    UNDERGROUNDVELO - Baby Fat

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    Quote Originally Posted by bighit View Post
    A guy on my site has one. He posted up some pics of it.
    UNDERGROUNDVELO - Baby Fat
    He has "one"!? Not 'it'? You mean it's a production bike? Or was.

    Oh the Burro. I thought you meant the vintage super fat bike.
    No it never stops hurting, but if you keep at it you can go faster.

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    No sorry the super vintage fat bike pic didn't load for me until this morning.
    omg what I wouldn't give to have that in my stable.

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    36er's are the new Black.

    Is it me, or does it look like a dog just pissed on the front tire in that last shot?
    Let the market decide!

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    Hmm I guess Jeff Jones didn't invent the truss fork. Not that he claims to, I just hadn't seen one before his, but obviously its an old idea.

    It even has curved seatstays very similar to Jeff's steel frame. What comes around goes around.

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    Long in the rear like a Tommisea too..

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    Quote Originally Posted by icecreamjay View Post
    Hmm I guess Jeff Jones didn't invent the truss fork. Not that he claims to, I just hadn't seen one before his, but obviously its an old idea.

    It even has curved seatstays very similar to Jeff's steel frame. What comes around goes around.
    Yeah back in the late 80s when I was working on frame designs to compensate for the lack of suspension at that time I incorporated lots of old world frame designs into mine and they looked a lot like Jones. People have been making bikes for a long time and most of the stuff on a frameset has a point behind it and not just a fashion statement as some may think. Once real suspension came into play I abandoned antiquated rigid frames and never looked back.

    That is a super cool bike. A lot of thought went into it. The weight of the tires and rims is something he couldn't really get around. But if you weren't in a hurry and lived in a seaside town or in the desert it would be pretty fun. The gearing does not say speed. It needs a big ass rear rack.
    No it never stops hurting, but if you keep at it you can go faster.

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    Aww, it has a little bell. A gong, or maybe a foghorn, would be more appropriate.
    Comin' through! No brakes!

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    Quote Originally Posted by utabintarbo View Post
    36er's are the new Black.

    Is it me, or does it look like a dog just pissed on the front tire in that last shot?
    I resemble that statement.

    That was no dog. That was my sister

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    I don't think you could get it going fast enough to need brakes.

    btw, I'm trying to locate that bike. If successful I'll try to buy it.

    Then I'll have the fattest fatty of them all

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    Obviously the tires were re-purposed from something else. Airplane tires? Anyone know?

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    ^ I don't know, but I'm pretty sure this one's off a tractor
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    Quote Originally Posted by suba View Post
    I'd rather ride this
    If I owned that thing Id commute to/from work on it just to piss off the roadies.
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