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    help building my fat (non-offset) front end

    I'm trying to build a non-offset front end for my winter bike. I know its not true fat but its what I'm able to do right now. I'm trying to find an economical 100mm hub/fat front and a fork that will accommodate. It seems like Pugsley forks are still unavailable since the recall? Any thoughts are appreciated. Thanks

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    Why 100mm?
    I see hills.

    I want to climb them.

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    I'd like to be able to swap my front wheel back and forth and don't see a need to go 135mm. is there a reason to go 135 that I'm not seeing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by teleguy03 View Post
    ...is there a reason to go 135 that I'm not seeing?
    No. I reckon 100mm is better because the shorter the hub, the stiffer it is. The 100mm hubs are lighter and cheaper too.
    As little bike as possible, as silent as possible.
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    Any thoughts on where to track one down?

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    Quote Originally Posted by teleguy03 View Post
    Any thoughts on where to track one down?
    Afraid not, but why not do this? DIY Fat Bike fork from junk.

    It's how I started. You don't have as much clearance* as a proper fat fork, but it gets you rolling, and it's a cheap start.

    It worked perfectly with no issues.





    If you want more clearance, find an old downhhill fork - their stanchions were wider spaced.
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