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    Ideas for fat bike products. Warning: not serious. Not even a little.

    No, this is not serious. If you want a serious thread about fat bike hardware, see the other 99% of this forum. Repeat: this is all just goofin'

    1) Deep dish Fat Bike rims. For improved aerodynamics

    2) Fat Bike specific bar end plugs

    3) On the fly inflation/deflation system for Fat Bike tires that works while you ride

    4) 16H and 20H rims and hubs

    5) 100mm spindle crankset with 130bcd hole pattern

    6) 190mm rear dropout implemented as 170mm spacing with 10mm offset

    7) Tires that seal well enough to hold helium

    8) Emergency braking system that instantly deflates the tires.

    9) Nested tire system. A rim with multiple sidewalls that will allow you to mount a regular 26" tire on the same rim inside the fat tire. If you get a flat just remove the fat tire and keep riding. You might be able to fit 3 tires on this way.

    10) Low q cranks. Move the cranks arms out far enough that they are on the outside of your ankles and the pedals mount on the inside, thus allowing a geometry with a lower q factor

    I am sure there are more great ideas, but I made this list while I was sober.
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    QBP should be employing you as chief designer. The Q factor idea is brilliant. I'm going to go right out and reverse my pedals.


    11. Special inflators to provide a 80/20% Nitrogen/Oxygen mix. They use 100% Nitrogen in some motor racing tyres, but we don't need to spend the money to get the full 100%. I am going to seek crowdfunding money to start a factory making these inflators. If you get in quick, you can get the earlybird deal of only $350.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Velobike View Post
    QBP should be employing you as chief designer.
    How can you be sure that they are not? This could just be my way of creating demand for the new 2015 product line. Oops, that would make me the marketing guy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Velobike View Post
    11. Special inflators to provide a 80/20% Nitrogen/Oxygen mix.
    I got one of those, but I'm supposed to keep it a secret, oops. Good luck with the kickstarter anyway.

    Nitrogen is the cheapest of all industrial gasses. I'm always impressed that I can pay the tire store twice as much to fill up my car tires with nitrogen as a bottle of the stuff costs me to rent for a month. I rent high pressure bottles, so I think I could probably use a single bottle to fill every tire in town with nitrogen.

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    was thinking bacon rim tape but they already make it

    could use real meat maybe

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    Quote Originally Posted by DirtDad View Post
    No, this is not serious. If you want a serious thread about fat bike hardware, see the other 99% of this forum. Repeat: this is all just goofin'


    7) Tires that seal well enough to hold helium
    I filled my tires with helium last year. Here's a pic from my ride:


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    A maglev system on the chairing and the bottom of my shoes = Worlds Fastest Fat Bike
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    [QUOTE=DirtDad

    8) Emergency braking system that instantly deflates the tires.
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    By some reports...nature supplied...sharp rocks, sticks etc.
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    1) Carbon fiber cable ferrules.

    2) Clownshoe rims that squeak like real clown shoes

    3) Snakeskin QR lever covers

    4) $200 fatbikes (just kidding about this one!)

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    Reversible astro-snow/sand-turf to roll out in your backyard when you're too far in time or space from the real thing.

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    #3 already exists, automatic inflation was prototyped and tested half a year or more ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SmooveP View Post
    1) Carbon fiber cable ferrules....
    Now there's a good one.

    Actually a mercenary thought.

    Just imagine being an LBS who had a stock of CF ferrules. In walks a WW wanting one. Immediately you know you have a live one here, and can proceed to empty his pockets. "Does sir feel lighter now?"

    Actually I think I'd buy a set to stick on my old clunky bike just to annoy those who have refined tastes.
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    12. Disks of unobtanium drillium. Lighter than the steel drillium.
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    Virtual computer generated rims that are weightless.

    Fat tyres made from silk that automatically gets fatter on exposure the water

    A 'Righty' single sided Fat Fork .
    A Fatback'd Lefty for who life IS a Beach

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    1) Handlebar pack with a kite for fatbike kite surfing on the beach!!

    This would also work for those on the trails, fit it to the rear and it can act as an air brake when trucking down a mountain!

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