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    WW/Groovy

    my Waltworks (w/ Groovy fork) in "fat-front" mode:
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    Cool bike! What kind of bars are you running?

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    Quote Originally Posted by intheways View Post
    Cool bike! What kind of bars are you running?
    Watson Cycles custom bend Ti bars
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    If only it would quit raining in minnesota I could try it on some real singletrack.

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    "Thug" decals still to be applied
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    Singlespeed, drop bar, fat front. Niche within a niche within a niche. Perfect.

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    And fixed gear?

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    My half fat bar bike.


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    stan205...could you list what you used to build this bike?

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    Quote Originally Posted by shackleton47 View Post
    stan205...could you list what you used to build this bike?
    As i am 1,399.8 Kilometers (according to google maps) away from the bike I will try and remember.
    I puchased it as a complete bike in 2009. Used parts from it on other bikes for reasons only known to 2010 Stan. I recently had a clean up in the shed and this is what came of some the miscellaneous parts laying around.
    (the N.O.S. Y33 frame, White Bros SC90 fork, White Industries Hubs on Mavic rims, Cook Bros Racing Cranks and other bits and pieces are still awaiting assembly)

    so here goes.

    1st gen 16" Fargo with split shell EBB installed, powdercoated orange
    Woodchipper Bars 42cm
    Bontrager SSR stem 70or75mm
    Bontrager Bar tape
    Tektro levers RL-520
    Shimano XT Crankset and BB
    Crank Bros Candy 2 pedals
    DuraAce 9spd Chain
    Cane Creek S3 Headset
    Avid BB7 Mountain Front brake
    Salsa Shaft seatpost
    Brooks B17 Special Saddle
    Surly 36t 3/32 chainring
    Velo Solo 19t 6 bolt fixed cog
    Salsa Enabler fork
    Salsa Semi Disc29er rim laced to a Shimano XT, 36H Hub
    Maxxis Ardent 2.4 rear
    Surly Rolling Darryl (no cut out) laced to a Velocity SS hub
    Surly Larry front

    Did I miss anything?
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    not a snow bike for first try...but it handled very well on packed snow... 26"x3.00" Kenda Flame... i came through almost every weather condition last winter... the springer fork gave me so suspension-feeling



    ... this year i'll have to try these... till my pug is ready...



    a 26"x3.00" Point Racing Bigfoot heavy DH Tire on a Flattop 26"x80mm rim with a 3speed torpedo hub (allthough it has 5 gears but i only use one side )

    ... no snowbikes... but in short time my will be finished ... at least i hope so...
    ... first snow is falling at this moment in Halle/Germany...

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    Thanks stan205.
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    I have a Salsa El Mariachi coming into my LBS and I am building a fat front up for it this winter. I am super pumped as its only a few weeks away from being here and done. Here is the fat front built up with a BFL on a Kawasaki Green Rolling Darryl:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tibor View Post
    not a snow bike for first try...but it handled very well on packed snow... 26"x3.00" Kenda Flame... i came through almost every weather condition last winter... the springer fork gave me so suspension-feeling ...
    I like your style

    Not sure how it will translate into handling in snow though.

    Those springer forks are surprisingly competent for ironing out small bumps.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dvo1 View Post
    My half fat bar bike.

    That pic doesn't do this bike justice, even cooler in person. I was taken aback by how much ass you could haul on such a small gear ratio.
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    My bike shop finished mine... Only 7 days until it's in my hands.



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    From this


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    Changed a few things since this photo but it's all just the same overall.
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    Scott's Half-Fat Jones Spaceframe...



    Getting some air!



    The making of a Jones.



    Custom Porcelain Rocket bags - of course!...
    Safe riding,

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    Quote Originally Posted by _alain_ View Post
    If I were to get Jonesed - this is the frame/fork configuration I'd go for...might go with a straight up 29er to compare to Scott's half-fat...
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    Quote Originally Posted by dvo1 View Post
    My half fat bar bike.

    Man that is one awesome bike! Perfect bar/beach/do everything bike!

    Well done.

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    Here's an updated pic of the bike in post #8...



    At some point I will switch out the Large Marge for a Marge Lite.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crazycarwes View Post
    Man that is one awesome bike! Perfect bar/beach/do everything bike!

    Well done.

    Those wheels are tanks, had to upgrade to something a wee bit lighter.
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    Hi Guy's, I'm kinda new here so now i'm over 10 posts i can show you this! Final built shot and some riding pic's. Yes I always pull faces like that when i'm riding
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    looking good dave
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    Quote Originally Posted by FTMN View Post
    Here's an updated pic of the bike in post #8...

    http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7191/7...fe1b62cef_b.jp

    At some point I will switch out the Large Marge for a Marge Lite.
    Glad you went with a faster tire out back Pete that nev had to be dragging some ass. This is Travis from the OMG rides.
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    Mine:





    Super fun, but need to replace the front tire for something with more grip - currently waiting on a first version (heavy) Devist8er to tide me over until the Husker's are available again.

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    I hate to say that I don't find my Husker Du any grippier than my Larry for summer riding. I looks way cooler but that's all that I like about it after my first few rides.

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    Here's my RM Hammer29 with the fat front. Thinking I may trade out the Larry for a Nate.

    Anyone run a Nate (or anthing else with some knobs) on the Maverick SC32?
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    Couldn't resist trying a fat front

    For trail riding. The KM is my experimental platform. 5 tire sets, 2 crank sets, 3 wheel sets, 3 forks, 4 handlebars, geared and SS.
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    Currently i am building up a KM.
    I will be using it as a normal 29er most of the time.
    And with kris Holm rims and Big Apples it won't be a skinny 29er.
    And i still have my Pug's stock fork and a offset SS wheel laying around...
    So with a fat front i have a nice loaner to get others to ride with me.
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    I totally dig it..

    My favorite line on the trail when asked about why the big front tire -
    "So that people will stop running away from me and just stop and talk" said with the best Rick Moranis accent.

    So far I have be able to ride it better than on my Heckler, all I have to do is watch out for sharp - g outs and really new pointy rocks...(I weight 240 lbs) and I can fly over everything.


    I will be putting a 9 speed 35mm rim on the back as soon as I can get the coin for a cluster.
    Now I have a stock SS rear wheel with 2 cogs 20 and 34 and a friction thumb shifter.
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    This is my 'accidental' Fat Front

    This Mav DUC 32 was very tatty when I bought it.

    It got stripped and re-sprayed by me, new decals from Gil at the Bikeshed + clearcoated and then a 'larger' rider tune up and 29er spacers from Craig at Simpson Cycle Services.

    It was 'meant' to go on the Fat Klein.........but during strip down I spotted a crack on the driveside chainstay weld so that will need sorting first

    So, newly refurbed fork and nothing to put it on.........

    Well not quite

    This is what happened
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    A Fatback'd Lefty for who life IS a Beach

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    THe start of my half fat
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    - Fat Tire MN -
    ^All sorts of fun stuff. He has the Fargo that is posted earlier on. (and more recently a self built custom frame fat bike)
    I feel like subscribing to the thread and I thought I'd throw up some of my inspiration





    I would love to have a troll set up very similar to this!

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    I love the look of my Lefty!
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    Not quite fat-front, more fat-tail...



    Reasoning - Have fattie - ride rock-garden-rich tracks near home - find my speed limited by unsophisticated full-fat-front - thought I'd try something slightly different.

    Works quite nicely so far....

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    Jugsley

    The Nuvinci has been replaced with 9 speed Saint.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bicyclenomad View Post
    Not quite fat-front, more fat-tail...



    Reasoning - Have fattie - ride rock-garden-rich tracks near home - find my speed limited by unsophisticated full-fat-front - thought I'd try something slightly different.

    Works quite nicely so far....
    What frame?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluestatevirgin View Post
    What frame?
    Twenty2 offset rear Ti

    (for more, see - Fettling: the birth of a new bicycle – Part 1 « bicyclenomad and Fettling: the birth of a new bicycle)

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    Here is my Brodie Drifter. It is technically a 700cc commuting bike mixed with an MTB. Has some decent clearance in the back so I am running COntinental Diesels in 2.5 on the rear. This is a temp setup while I finish my necro build.

    Had a great first snow ride this weekend, ss too!




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    After a bath from it's maiden voyage into lake Michigan
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    I've got around 100 miles in the last 10 days on my new fat front, and I am loving it!

    The biggest issue i'm dealing with is adjusting my bunny hops. Like everyone said, I'm finding that as I let air out and go from maybe 12 psi towards 6 psi, most of the ride gets better. But bunnyhopping at low pressure is crazy! If you're leaning in the slightest, the tire squirms away from you when you preload it. I was trying to hop one of the bigger logs across the trail, maybe 24" high and I had just let some more air out...wasn't ready for the squirm and didn't get the front wheel up in time.

    Now I'm trying to figure out if I can fully adjust my hop, either preloading the front end less or just muscling through the squirm or if I need to run slightly higher pressure than I would otherwise. I've also felt the rim hit a few bigger routes at the bottom of hills, so maybe I need to keep pressure a bit higher to keep the wheel and bead protected.

    surly bud on darryl with salsa instigator fork. the bike is a bikes direct gravity 29.4.
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    I'm looking forward to having this as a permanent set-up...



    I was only able to take a couple laps around the block on the demo wheel, but I think this will be the preferred front wheel set-up for this bike.

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    North Country Trail in Northern L.P. Michigan


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    mine and my cousins half fats....
    does 2 half fat make a full fat?

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    fatsheba rims, endomorph tire
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    Quote Originally Posted by kalbo View Post
    does 2 half fat make a full fat?
    Only if you ride them both at the same time

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    Not mine, but cool Slingshot!
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    2012 Surly Necro Pugs
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    My fat front Access XCL9er. Salsa Enabler and Marge lite laced to Bontrager SS hub with Larry 3.8.
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    Here's my fat front...

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    Here's mine... We rarely get snow in Las Vegas buy I love how it rolls in the desert!
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