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    Failed or odd fatbike ideas pictures

    I thought I'd create a space to collect some pics of ideas that have been tried to do the job of a fatbike (including motorbikes).

    I'll start with this.



    (Photo from bikebreakerbaker's website)

    This thing was marketed using Gary Nixon (famous racer) but it never came to anything.

    Try not to post pics of anything you'd actually want to ride offroad.

    So how about some Hannebrinks for this thread?
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    Laugh if you will, but I saw a photo of that in the back of a motorcycle magazine and started to drool.

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    Yeah; always been a sucker for thumpers, that Cub brings to mind the old 250 BMW and the
    441 Victor of yesteryear. Sigh!

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    You mean like the Ktrak?


    Interesting idea that didn't really work well - or least not as well as what it cost?
    This isn't a "you're doing it wrong" topic.

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    Didn't one guy on this forum try the Ktrak - just the ski - and report it as being pretty nice in powder?
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    I like the fat contraption at 0:26.


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    Honestly... ahh I give up

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    Quote Originally Posted by highdelll View Post
    The perfect bike for the wider heavier rims and tires are better set Once up to speed nothing will stop it.
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    That brake track looks a bit iffy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kev-Bot View Post
    That brake track looks a bit iffy!
    BAH!! - Who needs brakes?!
    Honestly... ahh I give up

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    Highdell, that's just perfect!

    Not sure it needs the sidestand.

    Any info on it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Velobike View Post
    Highdell, that's just perfect!

    Not sure it needs the sidestand.

    Any info on it?
    nope, just a pic I found a while ago - I, toot, would kike the stiry
    Honestly... ahh I give up

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    Quote Originally Posted by highdelll View Post
    Dude that ain't failed, it's a big win
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    Here is one built by my friend. It is hub less in the rear.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bighit View Post
    Here is one built by my friend. It is hub less in the rear.
    Looks like this is going to be an interesting thread. I love the innovation in the cruiser/chopper world, even if I wouldn't like to try to ride some of them up a hill - or down for that matter!

    More pics?
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    We tend to plan our ridess around not climbing. The best part of cycling is letting go and making a fun bike to ride for giggles. Swing by our forum and join the dark side.

    I got tons of pics I just got to dig em up.
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    Here is one single sided goodness, tandem and Hoosier tire love.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bighit View Post
    Dude that ain't failed, it's a big win
    I was going off of the 'odd' in the thread title
    Honestly... ahh I give up

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    No offence taken to anything. This thread is gonna get interesting.
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    Here's 2 more fat parade bikes.
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    This isn't a "you're doing it wrong" topic.

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    Awesome thread!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lintott View Post
    I like the fat contraption at 0:26.

    That's one of Peter Wm. Wagner's rides, Bucking for Glory:

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/27047646@N00/2531408298/" title="Bucking for Glory.... ready-to-race! by whymcycles, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3238/2531408298_8a782be034.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="Bucking for Glory.... ready-to-race!"></a>

    ...and a Flickr video of a similar Hoosier tire rig, the Bouncing Friendly Gnome, in action.

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    Here's a good one! It's a Whymcycle. The rear wheel is eccentric - and you power it by bouncing in sync with the wheel bounce - kinda like a pump track.

    This isn't a "you're doing it wrong" topic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MauricioB View Post
    That's one of Peter Wm. Wagner's rides...
    Genuine go anywhere bike - no need for a packraft.
    As little bike as possible, as silent as possible.
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    anyone have early iditarod pics? weird/ ingenious stuff like the 3 rims bolted together with 3 separate tires to form one giant fat surface'd tire?
    If steel is real then aluminium is supercallafragiliniun!

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    Quote Originally Posted by byknuts View Post
    anyone have early iditarod pics? weird/ ingenious stuff like the 3 rims bolted together with 3 separate tires to form one giant fat surface'd tire?
    I do but they tend to be only using 3" tires at the moment. Lack Floyd's haven't made it into the custom build scene yet.
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    And I am dot going to let this thread die.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bighit View Post
    And I am dot going to let this thread die.
    mmmmmmm Fat Tire
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    Does this count as fat and odd?

    It is a 24 X 3" Winter Fixie by a guy who likes to take the tubing of a used bike and put it back together "his way".

    His website:
    www.ollierkkila.com
    (all the other bicycles have "normal" or skinny tires)
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    ^ Looks like a new Olympic cycling sport- snow pursuit.

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    love these builds
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    Problem: Snow packs up on the rim surface and freezes there, adding weight but (more importantly) adding *unbalanced* weight. Can happen slow (over the course of a day) but often happens with just one off (or under) trail excursion.

    Solution: I don't know yet.

    Attempted solution: Carbon disc skin inside of alu rim.
    <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/7eaHBuiIwnV1qnlbECq317NqVa4cxzZiKb61FvxUSvk?feat=e mbedwebsite"><img src="https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-u4_Nm3Z9vr0/S33K1fRZXiI/AAAAAAAAUo0/FXprKwpdLoA/s800/IMG_0476.JPG" height="450" width="800" /></a>

    Didn't work--had limited time to fiddle with it and everything was going sideways. Ditched it (ripped it out of there) the day I shipped the bike north to start my self-supported trip to Nome.

    I think a better idea would be to use a deep section carbon cutout instead of a full disc. Biggest problem with mine was derailleur cage interference. Maybe ~100mm tall and triangulated from rim to spokes?

    Dunno. Discuss?

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    I've always liked that attempt. Concept seems totally sound, too bad you couldn't make it work. Deep section rims with fat tires would look bad ass!

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    mikesee- wonder if one of the old "johhny T" tioga/sugino tensions disks would work for fat biking?

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    Yeh, the Ktrak rear doesn't work, but the ski up front is great. To improve float and reduce sliding resistance I just replaced the stock ski with a 130mm ski. Haven't had enough snow to try it out yet. Will keep you posted and have photos/video, but probably not until next year.

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