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    I wrecked my thumb joints pushing thumbshifters years ago so Gripshift is it. Besides they are lighter and work great and are better with mittens........

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    Quote Originally Posted by sryanak
    I wrecked my thumb joints pushing thumbshifters years ago so Gripshift is it. Besides they are lighter and work great and are better with mittens........
    Never encountered a thumbshifter in working order that could possibly ruin your thumb joints.

    I assume you're talking about "friction" shifters, and not trigger shifters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Borgschulze
    Never encountered a thumbshifter in working order that could possibly ruin your thumb joints.

    I assume you're talking about "friction" shifters, and not trigger shifters.
    The old XT Thumbshifters, one lever for both up and down shifts were indexed, although they could be switched to friction mode. They were quite hard to push compared to todays trigger shifters and several years of racing , and probably bad genetics, led to arthritis or something similar so I just can't push very well with my thumbs. Fortunately twist shifting is not a problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sryanak
    I wrecked my thumb joints pushing thumbshifters years ago so Gripshift is it. Besides they are lighter and work great and are better with mittens........
    +1, same experience here.
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    I'll consider myself lucky to be 21, and not had to suffer with poor thumb shifters.

    I've always had triggers, and was never a fan of grip shift, it's just not as easy to use for me.

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    I haz the hang of this now

    I've had good luck with the Paul's Thumbie mount and barends. Easier action than the old thumb shifters...

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    Bikes in the context of where we ride them. Got it.

    Here's a little detour I took on my way to work this morning:

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    Right here in Madison, WI.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RustyToolShed
    Awaiting snow in Wisco.

    Same here except my 2011 pugs build isn't even close to being done yet. Where you from in Wisconsin, I'm from the Appleton area?

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    The winter is making another attempt to come. This time there is at least some hope. The ten day forecast promises day temperatures of around -12C (10F) and slightly colder nights.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Soupboy
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    Hawt!

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    Biff's Build...

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    Quote Originally Posted by justin51
    Same here except my 2011 pugs build isn't even close to being done yet. Where you from in Wisconsin, I'm from the Appleton area?

    If I was still living in WI, a fat bike would be great. Grew up in Neenah, riding at High Cliff, Kettles, Hartman Creek, you should be able to find lots of snowmobile trails for the winter.

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    found a nice singletrack close to home!








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    ^^ Martinsillo, that just looks so warm and inviting Even more so because it was -5 C here today, and I was working outside making sure that my snowblower is still in good working order
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    Today's snow. Gonna get a few feet tonight they say...

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    Does this qualify as a fat bike???



    Started fattenizing it on Friday, finished it up Saturday. 26"x3" is pretty much the largest that will fit on a Surly Big Dummy after many hours of measuring/cutting/hammering and busting thumbs in the garage.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Leopold Porkstacker
    Does this qualify as a fat bike???



    Started fattenizing it on Friday, finished it up Saturday. 26"x3" is pretty much the largest that will fit on a Surly Big Dummy after many hours of measuring/cutting/hammering and busting thumbs in the garage.

    If Carlsberg made cargo-bikes........ That's my ideal BD Cool build!

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    a few shot's from today's ride
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    My Pugs

    Here is how I've got mine set up, and will stay this way. I love the Ergons and the gas tank bag. I had to get the large saddle bag just to fit my inner tube. Love this bike.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Leopold Porkstacker
    Does this qualify as a fat bike???



    Started fattenizing it on Friday, finished it up Saturday. 26"x3" is pretty much the largest that will fit on a Surly Big Dummy after many hours of measuring/cutting/hammering and busting thumbs in the garage.
    Nice work, Porkstacker.

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    In a word LP, YES that does quailfy as FAT

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    one of three Fatbike I have.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackCanoeDog
    ^^ Martinsillo, that just looks so warm and inviting Even more so because it was -5 C here today, and I was working outside making sure that my snowblower is still in good working order
    BCD...the coldest days in winter time here in MTY are around 0C...and it could stay like that for one or two days tops...for me that is crazy cold of course!

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    After 3 days heavy rain...swamp biking to the coast yesterday

    plan it...build it....ride it...love it....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Leopold Porkstacker
    Does this qualify as a fat bike???



    Started fattenizing it on Friday, finished it up Saturday. 26"x3" is pretty much the largest that will fit on a Surly Big Dummy after many hours of measuring/cutting/hammering and busting thumbs in the garage.

    I smell a designated "beer bike".

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    I love this thread! The diversity of terrain represented is just awesome. Snow, beaches, moors, Alaska, mountains, the arctic, northern europe, mexican jungle, even the bloody outback. Here's my shots from this mornings ride, sorry about the drab lighting, just how it was.


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    I'm from the magical land they call "Wauwatosa".

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    We all do like to take Pix of our track don`t we

    I never tyre of it
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    Quote Originally Posted by Soupboy
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    I like your frame bag, where did you get it or did you make it?

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    Here's the TScheesy "haiku" frame bag in use day before yesterday. Just a dusting, but snow none the less. 'Nother trace this morning and snowing lightly right now...
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    Just after this morning's commute... more snow on the way...
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    hey ward!...I'm kind of lost here...when did you get your Fatback painted?

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    This past weekend on Blue Dot. Photo by: Big Karma

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    Quote Originally Posted by martinsillo
    hey ward!...I'm kind of lost here...when did you get your Fatback painted?
    No paint Martin, That's not my Fatback. That's my 1st fat bike. Had it custom made a few years back before anyone was building FB's w/ ALU. When I started the project, Speedway wasn't on the web yet and the Wildfire and Vicious Cycles were the only choices besides the Pugsly.It's symmetrical and It's geometry is styled after the Gary Fisher HT 29er's of the time, and built specificly for the Maverick fork as well. This is deffinatly one of the 1st ALU fat bikes That I am aware of. If you look close at the front end, you can tell it's no Fatback. Much more like an XC 29er... lower cock-pit, higher BB, ton's of clearance under the DT. I like my Fatback better on the soft sand (haven't rode it on the snow yet so can't compare yet) , 'corse it has 100's mounted up so it's a different animal anyway, but for XC and mountain riding, where there's long climbs and descents, fast singletrack, this thing rips! As much as I love every bit of what's going on out there right now with FB's, I still think there's room for some "not so tall in the front end"... little more XC designed models.

    I'll post some pic's of them side by side one of these days...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ward
    No...As much as I love every bit of what's going on out there right now with FB's, I still think there's room for some "not so tall in the front end"... little more XC designed models...
    That's interesting.

    Fits in with my observations. My half fat bike has a steep head angle and low front, and it feels much more nimble to me than the Pugsley.

    I was withholding a final judgement until I had tried them both in the snow.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ward
    ... If you look close at the front end, you can tell it's no Fatback. Much more like an XC 29er... l
    Now I see!...awesome!...which rear hub/space did you get on that custom?...yeap now I see the differences...it is a sweet setup for sure....did I miss a summer ride post with that one? or were you hooked up with your new Fatback all the time?

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    Quote Originally Posted by scottybinwv
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    Quote Originally Posted by martinsillo
    Now I see!...awesome!...which rear hub/space did you get on that custom?...yeap now I see the differences...it is a sweet setup for sure....did I miss a summer ride post with that one? or were you hooked up with your new Fatback all the time?
    The builder used a 150mm hub on this one. DT had just stopped production of they're 165mm hub and others were hard to come by... so the chain-line is a little tweaked and the chain stays won't fit anything wider then the Large Marge's. Makes it awesome for a 29er "swap-out" set though and I can use a cheap 150 hub.

    All my mountain riding was on this bike this year. Should be some movies of a trip to Cirque Lake on the FB films thread... it was this summer, should just be back a page or so. Also, back just a little further, are films of a day trip on the Tieton River trail this past spring that also feature this bike (along side a couple reg. mt. bikes)

    I'll say it again, I think theres room for some more "xc oriented" fat bike designs... maybe we should start a thread about it one of these days...

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    There's a story to this loch (lake). I was told it didn't exist a few years ago.

    There was a loch higher up the mountain which belonged to one of the landed gentry who used to make money out of letting the fishing rights.

    There was a week of storms and heavy rain and the original loch overflowed. The torrent of water cut through its banks with the result that the next morning there was a new loch here, where there had been none before.

    The original loch is now just a swamp.

    Looking at the amount of water involved, I wouldn't have wanted to have been doing a night ride in the path of that lot.

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    is that a salsa gordo rim on the front of the surly?
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    Quote Originally Posted by saltyman
    is that a salsa gordo rim on the front of the surly?
    I was just eyeballing the 100mm fork and hadn't noticed the rim. If I got a 100mm fork I would be aiming for a dynohub wheel next.

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    It's that time of the year again


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    Quote Originally Posted by saltyman
    is that a salsa gordo rim on the front of the surly?
    No, it's a Dice rim 42mm I got in Australia several years ago. I was intending doing an offroad overland trip and wanted the fattest tyre section I could get.

    No fatbikes back then unfortunately, because that's basically what I was trying to build.
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    Just after todays commute. Fresh pow & compact snow & Ice the whole way in so 100's and studded Endo's today...
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    This morning's commute... -5F...

    The bike path on the bridge across the Naches River...
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    On the Yakima Greenway Path along the Naches River...
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    New paint job

    Got a new paint job, or actually a coating. The process is done on the inside and out, so no worries of rust.

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    Brown is not my color of choice but it still looks really good. Nice job, especially the close up.

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    nice!!...
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