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    Fat Front Set-Ups: Post Your Pics

    I figured some fat bikes might be turning into fat front bikes now that summer weather has arrived in the northern climates...

    ...or maybe the southern hemisphere folks are turning their skinny bikes into a fat front for the winter?

    If you have one, let's see some pics of your fat front set-up!

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    Here's what mine was like this past winter...

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/mababo/4275117743/" title="Half Pugs by Mauricio Babilonia, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4063/4275117743_6bb2a6851a_m.jpg" width="240" height="180" alt="Half Pugs" /></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/mababo/4283816886/" title="Pony 2010 Race Config by Mauricio Babilonia, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4062/4283816886_9777a9c53f_m.jpg" width="240" height="180" alt="Pony 2010 Race Config" /></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/mababo/4390023112/" title="Slushrace by Mauricio Babilonia, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4024/4390023112_80d738bc4e_m.jpg" width="180" height="240" alt="Slushrace" /></a>

    Currently working on a real fatbike...

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    Here are a couple pics from yesterday's ride. More pics and stuff here.

    Large Marge w/ 2.7 Nevegal up front. I'm tempted to buy a Larry, but not sure it's worth the price. The Nevegal works nicely on our local singletrack.

    p.s. - MauricioB... that jersey you're wearing in your last pic is the wrong color. Should be purple and gold, not green and gold.






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    my pugsley is stripped bare for summer but in winter has f&r racks for mudgaurds and hot drink flask and hip flask up front

    plan it...build it....ride it...love it....
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    Large Marge w/ 2.7 Nevegal up front. I'm tempted to buy a Larry, but not sure it's worth the price. The Nevegal works nicely on our local singletrack.

    p.s. - MauricioB... that jersey you're wearing in your last pic is the wrong color. Should be purple and gold, not green and gold.

    Hey FT:

    1. Very nice pix of a very haute bike, and
    2. You know that's a sensitive topic for those of us on this side of the Mississippi

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    1. Thanks MauricioB!
    2. All you gotta do is remind me how many times the Vikes have been to the Super Bowl and never won... the 1999 NFC Championship... the 2010 NFC Championship... the list goes on and on...

    Oh, to be a Vikes fan...

    Back to fat front bikes...

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    Bump...

    My new fat front MTB:


    More pics here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FTMN
    My new fat front MTB.
    Whoa, triple eff...Fat-Front-Fargo.


    Here's a pic of my Pug from last year that I've spammed around MTBR. The snow's almost gone so it'll soon be time to switch back.

    I'm covered in beer.

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    Fat front Swift that will hopefully be soon converted over into a full fat Singular.
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/gasmith/5484657510/" title="Race Photos from the Pugsley World Championships by gasmith, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5259/5484657510_631d5a24b9_b.jpg" width="685" height="1024" alt="Race Photos from the Pugsley World Championships" /></a>
    Just a regular guy.

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    That's a great photo Marty!!

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    Fat front Swift that will hopefully be soon converted over into a full fat Singular.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ~martini~
    Fat front Swift that will hopefully be soon converted over into a full fat Singular.
    This something you're organising yourself, or has Sam come on board about fatbikes?

    If it's homebrew, plenty pics please!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Velobike
    This something you're organising yourself, or has Sam come on board about fatbikes?

    If it's homebrew, plenty pics please!
    It's in the works now. Talking with US builders. It'll be similar to Sam's Ti bike's over there. Just not Ti. Think steel + fat. More to come. More to come.
    Just a regular guy.

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    Drop-bar ready???

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    Quote Originally Posted by the_eleven
    Drop-bar ready???
    THe Singular? It'll have a taller than normal head tube, so putting drops on it will be easier than say...a Pugsley. But not designed specifically for them like the Gryphon.
    Just a regular guy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Velobike
    This something you're organising yourself, or has Sam come on board about fatbikes?
    I've never not been on board really.... Just that it's a hard thing to commit to doing minimum quantities of when I have a hard enough time keeping existing models in stock. There are some (fat) wheels in motion though, especially so as Team Singular rider Aidan Harding just took second at Iditabike - watch this space.
    Yes - I do own Singular Cycles

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    Here's a few pix of my Peacely. Sure is alot of fun.
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    Here's my fat fronted Jones.


    2011_0318sunoutagain0027 by singlespeedstu, on Flickr

    And Mrs ssstu's fat fronted El M.


    2010_1222fullfathalffat0010 by singlespeedstu, on Flickr

    I also had a fat front on my Black Sheep for a while. But it's now been permanently "borrowed" for the El M.


    2010_1006fatsheep0004 by singlespeedstu, on Flickr

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    Quote Originally Posted by Singular
    I've never not been on board really.... Just that it's a hard thing to commit to doing minimum quantities of when I have a hard enough time keeping existing models in stock. There are some (fat) wheels in motion though, especially so as Team Singular rider Aidan Harding just took second at Iditabike - watch this space.
    I think the more people who see fatbikes, the bigger the market will get.

    I'll be looking forward to seeing a Singular version.
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    Anyone every Fat fronted a GF Rig??
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    Quote Originally Posted by nanerpuddin
    Here's a few pix of my Peacely. Sure is alot of fun.
    I'm thinking about getting a Peace. How do you like yours?

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    Here's mine!

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    She's looking good too!
    "I ride to clear my head, my head is clearer when I'm riding SS. Therefore, I choose to ride SS."~ Fullrange Drew

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    Quote Originally Posted by nitrousjunky
    She's looking good too!
    Thanks!

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    I started out half fat on this (home made fork)

    As little bike as possible, as silent as possible.
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    [QUOTE=Velobike]I started out half fat on this (home made fork)

    Love that fork Velobike! Dude you

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    My last-minute semi-fat front decision (fueled at 10:00PM after having drunk two 650ml bottles of 10.6% ABV barleywine the night before the race) helped land me a 1st place finish for the men’s Cat 3 (35-44 age range) Napa Valley Dirt Classic cross-country race this past Sunday. Came in an amazing 6 minutes and 11 seconds ahead of second place, and finished in shorter time than 1/2 of the Cat 2 guys of the same age range.

    The semi-fat setup was using a 2.3" wide WTB tire mounted on a 26"x65mm Surly Large Marge rim on my well-used older model Santa Cruz Superlight full suspension bike. Had an anemic 2.1" wide rear tire mounted on a pinner-assed 28mm wide Salsa Gordo rim in back. Was great for the off-camber downhill stuff on the loose terrain sections.

    If my wife will let me blow $350 or so, I want to get one of those DUC32 front forks so as to run an Endomorph or Larry on the same rim.
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    <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/s719AV2CC4jZJWvIPYI_c_UsM8aTYv4ahsDLg1LavSM?feat=e mbedwebsite"><img src="https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/_Z3iU73Uw_T8/S0IG05aXhjI/AAAAAAAARKc/25ehztglvyg/s800/IMG_6378.JPG" height="533" width="800" /></a>

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    MMMMMMMMMMmmmmmilk Fat

    Now you just need to persuade Devin to Fatten up the rear triangle
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    Another fat front Peace Multi. Because apparently some people have no self-control.

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/mababo/5884113793/" title="Halfbreed by Mauricio Babilonia, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5280/5884113793_94d9d87a66.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="Halfbreed"></a>

    47mm Zhi trials rim laced to Shimano Dynamo hub (?!) Woodchipper bars, Avid road calipers and levers, including cross tops. 2x9 drivetrain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MauricioB View Post
    Another fat front Peace Multi. Because apparently some people have no self-control.

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/mababo/5884113793/" title="Halfbreed by Mauricio Babilonia, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5280/5884113793_94d9d87a66.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="Halfbreed"></a>

    47mm Zhi trials rim laced to Shimano Dynamo hub (?!) Woodchipper bars, Avid road calipers and levers, including cross tops. 2x9 drivetrain.
    Very cool setup. gotta love those peace9er's. Can't understand why they quit make them.I liked my multi so much I bought a SS also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MauricioB View Post
    Another fat front Peace Multi. Because apparently some people have no self-control.

    47mm Zhi trials rim laced to Shimano Dynamo hub (?!) Woodchipper bars, Avid road calipers and levers, including cross tops. 2x9 drivetrain.
    Cool bike. What did you use for shifters?

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    Quote Originally Posted by FTMN View Post
    Cool bike. What did you use for shifters?
    Thanks! I'm using Velo Orange thumbshifter mounts, similar to Paul's Thumbies, to shift 2x8. Not ideal for technical singletrack but works well for fire roads and the like.

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    Fat Front Set-Ups: Post Your Pics-fat_front.jpg

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    Occasionally, I take the fat wheel off the rear



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    Fat Front GF Rig...

    Anyone every Fat fronted a GF Rig??

    I had mine set up for a time, then stripped it down and sold it all to finance my xtracycle conversion... wish I would have done things a little differently now... someday I will have a full fat bike.


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    That thar might just be the blinginest fat front I've seen, pardoner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sslos View Post
    That thar might just be the blinginest fat front I've seen, pardoner.

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    x2!!

    Should be able to ad my creation to this thread by the end of next week.
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    I have never seen anything like these before. Nice pics.

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    As little bike as possible, as silent as possible.
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    Some newer pics of my fat front Fargo:










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    Quote Originally Posted by FTMN View Post
    My new fat front MTB:


    More pics here.
    How long is your stem on the Fargo? Mean ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pigtire View Post
    How long is your stem on the Fargo? Mean ride.
    Thanks! It's a 130mm.

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    Not mine, but a more extreme ratio.
    Not that yours aren't.
    Just say'n...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Velobike View Post
    I think the more people who see fatbikes, the bigger the market will get.

    I'll be looking forward to seeing a Singular version.
    not trying to stir the pot but singular's out, peacock groove's in.
    copied from the "recently dumped version of doubletrackworld.com"
    considering the whole hive/e-13 crankset tri-lobe interface was designed by peacock groove it's already got an "in".

    "They are two different things entirely. I've spoken to Marty now about calling his frame a Singular, which I'd rather he didn't do as I've had no hand in the design or development of it. Marty is the US distributor for Singulars, and he is trying to make a fat bike which has similar handling to a Swift. It's being built by Peacock Grove bikes, and while it looks like an interesting project it won't be a Singular. The Puffin project is on a slow burn at the moment, I have other stuff to sort out first.... "
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    Here is my newly converted fat front setup. My Jbars should be here today, install them and then I think it will be golden. LOVE this setup.







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    Quote Originally Posted by nitrousjunky View Post
    Here is my newly converted fat front setup. My Jbars should be here today, install them and then I think it will be golden. LOVE this setup.

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    Very nicely done. That's a mighty purty 'Stickle you got there.

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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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    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!...
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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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    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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    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?

    IRONHORSE WARRIOR aka HORSLEY

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    SCHWINN MOAB aka SCHWUGSLEY

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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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    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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