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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!
    As little bike as possible, as silent as possible.
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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.
    As little bike as possible, as silent as possible.
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    Anyone every Fat fronted a GF Rig??
    "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 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
    A Fatback'd Lefty for who life IS a Beach

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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.

    Los
    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.... "
    If steel is real then aluminium is supercallafragiliniun!

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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.







    "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 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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