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    My first fat bike, a Grape Ape build

    Teaser shot

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    Love those frame colors. Angry Catfish in Minneapolis just built a good looking one...


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    Sick!!

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    I like.
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    sweet doood!

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    I love it! How much would it cost to build up a similar bike?

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    Build threads are cool. Bring it!

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    So friggin' hot.

    If my wife sees this she'll be mad I built her a blue Muk.

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    Very pretty. Now go get some dirt on that thing!

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    Very nice! More pic's and a build spec please!

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    Looks awesome!
    Only the dead fish swims with the current!

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    Quote Originally Posted by duggus View Post
    Love those frame colors. Angry Catfish in Minneapolis just built a good looking one...

    This confirms the rim/frame combo I saw 10/5 at Freeze Thaw was not an anomaly of color matching. They just don't match.

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    Just Finished

    Here are some photos of the build I just finished
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails My first fat bike, a Grape Ape build-sam_4572.jpg  

    My first fat bike, a Grape Ape build-sam_4530.jpg  


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    okay, i was holding my comment...
    But now that you have swapped the seatpost, stem and spacers for black ones, i can truly and honestly say that that is one beautiful bike !!
    Probably the best looking Muk i have seen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hvnfun View Post
    Here are some photos of the build I just finished
    Nice, which crank did you pick?

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    The chicks seem to dig it

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    I put on a e*thirteen double ring, here us a list of the items that I put together

    e*thirteen by The Hive XCX+ Fat Bike Crank 100mm Spindle 1x/2x 175mm
    e*thirteen Bottom bracket
    Shiftrings 22/36
    MRP XCG 2x Bashguard

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    After scrolling back to the top of this thread i was confused for a moment.

    Tipstall started this thread.
    Duggus Posted the first complete pics.
    And now Hvnfun sneaks in another complete one.

    And then it hit me, it's a double threadjack !

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    That looks awesome!

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    This bike will be built be Wheel Werks in Crystal Lake, IL by my man Jay. Jay is a Trans Iowa finisher and general bike bad ass. Check out his blog, chromeforkcrown.blogspot.com/

    Current plan for build, still in flux.
    Front Der SRAM X.7 HDM
    Rear Der SRAM X.9 9-Speed
    Cassette SRAM PG-1030 11-36T
    Chain KMC 9-Speed
    Crankset e-thirteen w/ Shift Rings Custom for Salsa 22/36T w/ MRP XCG
    Headset Cane Creek 40 ZS44
    Stem Salsa Pro Moto 2
    Handlebar Pro Moto 2 11-Degree
    Grips Salsa Backcounty
    Shifter SRAM X.7 Triggers
    Front Brake Avid BB7
    Rear Brake Avid BB7
    Brake Lever Love Lever 2.5, black
    Rotors 160mm Front/160mm Rear
    Seatpost Salsa Pro Moto 2 27.2
    Saddle WTB Pure V Team
    Tires 45N Husker Du 26 x 4.0", 120tpi Folding Wheels
    Front Hub Salsa Enabler, 32H
    Rear Hub Salsa Mukluk 2, 32H
    Rims Surly Holy Rolling Darryl Purple

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hvnfun View Post
    Here are some photos of the build I just finished
    dem chics is HAWT yo!!

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    weird... looks like there is a slight variation in colors for the graphics? Some posted here have the salsa logo in black and some in white. Hvnfun did you build two different frames?

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    its flash from the camera
    logo is reflective

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    Quote Originally Posted by duggus View Post
    weird... looks like there is a slight variation in colors for the graphics? Some posted here have the salsa logo in black and some in white. Hvnfun did you build two different frames?
    I think it's the flash on the camera. The "Salsa" is black, it must be reflective??? That's from someone holding the frame in his hands.

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    Quote Originally Posted by duggus View Post
    weird... looks like there is a slight variation in colors for the graphics? Some posted here have the salsa logo in black and some in white. Hvnfun did you build two different frames?
    The Salsa logo on the downtube is dark grey in daylight, but is reflectorized, so it'll appear light when using a flash.

    Other than the purple cable housings, I like the Black/Purple combo....nice work!

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