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    Awaiting snow in Wisco.


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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:

    9:Zero:7 in the Woods

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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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    x-post, MN River, Twin Cities, Minnesowtah.
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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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    litespeed's break

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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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