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    Fat rims with cutouts, show us your mods

    Anyone got pics of fun mods done to Clown Shoes or really any fat rims with cutouts?

    Surly has red, blue, white and black strips
    Rim Strip | Parts | Surly Bikes

    Talking with guys at the LBS I heard mention of custom colors (argyle) and such being achieved by using strips of fabric from a local crafts store under the stock rim strip. That way you get colors but keep the tube protected from the sharp edges of the cutouts.

    I also just found this site that sells 3" wide rolls of vinyl tape in multiple colors.
    IDENTI-TAPE - 3-inch Colored Vinyl Floor Marking Tape

    Looking for inspiration If you have some pics show 'em.
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    Designer Duct Tape

    Not Clownshoe, but I know someone else who by chance used the same I believe on his Rolling Darrels and used two passes of the same over the holes. On mine shown below on UMA 70's 1 pass covered the holes:


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    I can't post a pic of my moonlander yet, but I cut the tape on every other cutout, then put a white rim strip over the standard black strip. Dunno if it's any better looking than a white strip, but it's still different.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Volsung View Post
    I can't post a pic of my moonlander yet, but I cut the tape on every other cutout, then put a white rim strip over the standard black strip. Dunno if it's any better looking than a white strip, but it's still different.
    Cool! Pics when you got 'em. :-)

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    Oh I have em, just not enough posts to do links. 1 closer now though!

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    I went with red Reflexite tape



    I am told these are pretty noticeable in the glow of headlights.
    Let the market decide!

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    I went with white/silver reflective.


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    You don't need the thick Surly rim strip behind the fabric.

    I use fabric with packing tape to hold it in place.

    On my trials bikes in the past I used Electrical Tape.

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    I used red ripstop nylon from the fabric store, it's lite strong and it works great. Cut it into strips and tape it in. There are a ton of colors and its cheap. Although I'm thinking of switching out to the reflective tape.

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    That reflective tape looks like a great idea. I'll probably switch to that sometime soon.

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    edit-pic wasn't resized so I had to do it myself like some sort of caveman.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Volsung View Post


    edit-pic wasn't resized so I had to do it myself like some sort of caveman.
    Drop bar moonlander... you're my hero

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    Sorry it's a bit standard but here's mine

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    Great posts! Trying to find a good deal on some plain old white reflective tape for my clownshoes, might go with the black tape that reflects white...undecided.

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    This kind of reminds me of buying 3" silicone flex tubing for road racing brake ducts..it onyl comes in 10' sections

    Anyone have any white reflective left over? I figured unless you are fitting two fat bikes, a 30 foot roll should leave some left over. anyone have any extra they want to sell to split their costs?

    ---OR---

    anyone want to split a roll of white reflective? I may oder some reflex tape if I can;t find anything at homedepot or autostoned.

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    Alternating red and white reflective tape.
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    Random drilling, plus Astro Turf rim strips, gave these GFS a very "organic" look to them. It is like the bike went all Jumanji.
    I love these unique projects.

    There are pic of the complete at Eric's blog.
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    Chia Pet Wheels;

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    Those are pretty awesome, but the wife thinks you should have used shaggier turf

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    ha! and very cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jn35646 View Post
    Those are pretty awesome, but the wife thinks you should have used shaggier turf
    We wanted to use some Turf with 3" long grass, but it was aprx 10x the cost. This was cheap enough to experiment around with, maybe in the future well go the miracle grow route.......

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    Hand/of/Midas I am totally stealing that idea for a bamboo townie bike some time. I'll use some trials rims.
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    I'd be afraid some overzealous LEO would stop me on suspicion of transporting a controlled substance.
    Let the market decide!

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    a little camo in some big holes!! Ill show some pics of my crazy snowflake rims later

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    1.5" plaid polyester ribbon works really well with the Muk2 color scheme. Plus it saved me 75 grams a wheel over the Surly ones. We'll see if it wears though, I didn't put anything else in there and I'm running light weight tubes.

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    Whatever floats your bike, dude

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    Love the plaid! Need an "Elmer Fud" helmet...

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    red sequins on the wife's bike
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    litespeed's break

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    Quote Originally Posted by ak greeff View Post
    red sequins on the wife's bike
    Need closeup, please.
    Let the market decide!

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    ^^^
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    I like the silver rims.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ak greeff View Post
    ^^^
    Very nice that you bedazzled the boss's bike.
    Let the market decide!

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    Products I Love / Hello Kitty + Pugsley + Large Marge

    Hello Kitty + Home made Large Marge Lites

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    Chia Pet wheels are awesome!

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    Another with Tartan rim tape here on the Moonlander, `Royal Stewart` Tartan to match the seat

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    Quote Originally Posted by Twebb View Post


    Hello Kitty + Home made Large Marge Lites
    Those are precious!

    Let the market decide!

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    Good job!

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    Alternating red and white reflective tape.




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    So is it fair to say that given the fabric used one could forgo rim strips??

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    Quote Originally Posted by nvphatty View Post
    So is it fair to say that given the fabric used one could forgo rim strips??
    I would guess there are multiple variables...how thick is the fabric and how much pressure will you be running. You might just want to be safe and run those rim strips behind the fabric.

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    I ran a green ribbon then placed a layer of ducktape underneath that. No problems so far, only have one ride on it though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TrailMaker View Post
    Chia Pet Wheels;

    Now I've seen it all...
    LOL!! I was thinking the same thing!
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    Hi, where did you get the reflective tape? Looks awesome! Thnx

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    Quote Originally Posted by Morej View Post
    Hi, where did you get the reflective tape? Looks awesome! Thnx
    I got mine from TowMart.
    Let the market decide!

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    Thanks unabintarbo.

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    Has anyone tried the reflective fabric tape versus the type with an adhesive back? Or does the sticker-backed tape hold up better? Just curious. I'm planning the go with white/silver in the clown shoe cutouts on my Moonlander.

    Ken

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    Lime green duct tape to match the frame on my 9 zero 7, I did use the Surly rim strips as well. No flats yet in 5 months of riding, and I think it looks BA.
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    I'm not the handiest guy you ever met and my power tool collection is a dremel tool and a drill. I'm working up the courage to drill out my old Large Marge DH's to shed some weight since a new wheel set seems at least a year or two away.

    Can someone point me at a write up for drilling out fat rims that would be easy to follow for a near Home Depot virgin...?...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr Feelygood ! View Post
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