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    Mayor dressed for commuter duty. New Topeak bag and rack system, pretty damned sweet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guy.Ford View Post
    Mayor dressed for commuter duty. New Topeak bag and rack system, pretty damned sweet.
    Cool!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guy.Ford View Post
    Mayor dressed for commuter duty. New Topeak bag and rack system, pretty damned sweet.

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    What model rack is that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ADKMTNBIKER View Post
    What model rack is that?
    UNI SUPER TOURIST FAT

    https://www.topeak.com/global/en/pro...ouristfat_disc

    Went on super easy, the mounting bracket arms needed a bit of bending and twisting, but that was easy with an adjustable wrench. Other than that cake and solid.

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    Finally got out of the bike park to do some XC stuff. Had a blast going around Bogus Basin Ski resort on a trail called Around the Mountain. Frankenmayor really impressed me though. Climbed great, felt nimble, and monster trucked over everything.
    No pics of me riding, just beautiful scenery.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KTMNealio View Post
    Finally got out of the bike park to do some XC stuff. Had a blast going around Bogus Basin Ski resort on a trail called Around the Mountain. Frankenmayor really impressed me though. Climbed great, felt nimble, and monster trucked over everything.
    No pics of me riding, just beautiful scenery.

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    Damn Squatch looking good, nice playground you have there to braaap about it. Congrats on the great riding.
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    Hello,
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    Mayor 29er

    I've been under the weather since I got the 29+ wheels mounted, but was finally able to get out for a halfway decent ride this morning.

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    The ride is ... different. Not better, not worse, just different. I'll keep them on a bit longer and give them a chance, but I don't think they made me any faster, or allowed me to get up hills any more easily, even though I figure the bike is about a pound light now (probably a bit more, I have weighed the wheels yet).

    I moved the stock cassette over from the 80mm rim and put a SunRace 11-46 cassette on the fat tire. I haven't tried that yet, but I think it's going to make snow riding a bit easier.

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    Brian, lookin good! I continue to be on the fence about the +wheel option with my Mayor. Then I see Sarge and the Wildcat also wanna go out and play!
    The feel of the JJ 4.8"s is irreplaceable, so yeah *back to the fence* I should try to get an idea of whether Sarge's 3.8's would fit in there tho.

    That forested area just looks a pleasure to explore and find new single tracks to rip... Carry on!
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    I have a "17 Mayor w/ carbon fork. The headset keeps coming loose so I am looking to switch to a King headset. Does anyone know the correct King replacement number or the complete specs on the Cane Creek?

    Thanks in advance.

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    Inset 3.
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    Hey, something you should be doing that I know helped with my carbon fork is using carbon assembly compound like the one park tool offers. Its basically a grease like substance with grit in it. Without it my headset would loosen within a week. Get the carbon assembly compound take off your stem, coat the steerer tube in the stuff, re assemble the stem onto the steerer tighten your top cap then align your bars and torque the bolts on the steerer clamp of your stem to spec. The headset brand is not going to do much to prevent the loosening of the headset. Save yourself some money and try carbon assembly compound first!

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    I also found the stock compression plug to be a huge POS , which I swapped with an FSA like the one in pic. Also paste does indeed help.

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    Thanks for the info. I will check to see if they used carbon assembly compound when the shop put it together for me.

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    Winter on my mind

    It's 26c and sunny (about 80f) but I'm already thinking about snow ... and ice.

    I just picked up a set of 45NRTH Nicotine tires for my 29+ wheels. I was looking at Wrathchild and Dillinger, but I really liked the Minions for the snow. I figure since I have an extra set of wheels, I might as well make use of them. I should be able to easily swap between them depending on how much ice vs snow we have.

    The only other issue I had with winter riding last season was cold hands. Hopefully the Cobrafist will remedy that.RSD Bikes "The Mayor"-2017-09-15-10.34.44.jpg

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    Winter is coming

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    I had forgotten what a blast the Minions were. Yeah, they are a bit slower than the Jumbo Jims, but they are fast enough for the friends I ride with, and wow, that grip!! No snow yet, but temperatures are headed in the right direction. The Cobra Fists are plenty warm. Too warm for 8c, good thing they have vents.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrianCBRXX View Post
    I had forgotten what a blast the Minions were. Yeah, they are a bit slower than the Jumbo Jims, but they are fast enough for the friends I ride with, and wow, that grip!! No snow yet, but temperatures are headed in the right direction. The Cobra Fists are plenty warm. Too warm for 8c, good thing they have vents.
    Good stuff, Brian! Glad to see an orange bike out in the leaves raisin hell.

    I'm not impressed with the Wrathchild 27.5 x 3.0's I bought. they are more like a 2.6, and I love the fatter 3.0 air volume. Will try em in the winter months. Perhaps I'll stud em up and rip em as a dedicated winter tire.

    On the Minyun front, I keep lookin at em cause they do look awesome. If they are offered in a non EXO, I'll become more interested in em. Still enjoying the Jumbo's for their excellent dand riding manners.
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    In winter time, I'm using a good pair of cross country skiing gloves down to -15C and below that I take my snowmobile leather gloves.

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    Howdy, Ralph! I'm looking forward to the snow and a good adventure with my Mayor. The 5.05's need to be set up and given a go this time around. Lookin forward to tryin em out and playing with the pressure to get the most out of em. As large as they are, it takes time to drop 1 psi from em.
    Should be good stuff! Damn, I love my orange snowmobike!
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    All this snow riding talk is bumming me out. This Mayor absolutely rips on the dry dirt with 4.0's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KTMNealio View Post
    All this snow riding talk is bumming me out. This Mayor absolutely rips on the dry dirt with 4.0's.
    The Mayor gets to play in the dirt still. :/ Snow ain't here yet. When the temp goes below freezing, he does the snow dance! My bike and I are jonesin for some white powder...
    Meanwhile, the JJ 4.08's are staying on and at 8 psi. Play time is on, either way. Soon as the snow starts flyin, the coin gets tossed to determine wether it's gonna be Bud/Lou or the 5.05's.
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    Well, we got our first snow last night. Could not ride the Mayor since I had to change the car tires to the winter ones. Here are two pictures of the snow for you all.

    5h00 PM last night
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    6h30 AM this morning (poor quality, sorry! )
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    Tonight will be a great one! Out in the snow with the Mayor!!!

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    Ralph, you're doing it wrong!! Load up the Mayor, go to the tire shop and let em do the deed while you play with the Mayor.
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    I'm not doing it wrong at all. That 75$ not invested in tire swap will help me pay for a new chain and a new chainring!

    And I was able to go out last night so here are some pictures of the orange beast in the snow. My phone clearly isn't good at night pictures but still shows how it was. Between -6C and -8C last night and did a nice 1h55 ride.

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    Fortunately, I get the job done at the shop I service at and do a full service at the same time. Then there's the bikes, they get the royal treatment at all times.

    And those shops that don't do a wheel swap for their regular custy are losing business to those that do courtesy services. Their loss!
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    Quote Originally Posted by lRaphl View Post
    I'm not doing it wrong at all. That 75$ not invested in tire swap will help me pay for a new chain and a new chainring!

    And I was able to go out last night so here are some pictures of the orange beast in the snow. My phone clearly isn't good at night pictures but still shows how it was. Between -6C and -8C last night and did a nice 1h55 ride.

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    Ohhhh, I am SOOOO jealous!! Enjoy the snow!

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    Well...saturday there wasn't that much left in the woods but it still was fun! It's snowing again as I write.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lRaphl View Post
    Well...saturday there wasn't that much left in the woods but it still was fun! My Mayor is doing the snow dance and it's snowing again as I write.
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    I just did the Black Canyon Trail in AZ on my Mayor. Great ride. 3 1/2 day including a 30 mile road ride home at the end. I carried an Ortlieb bar bag and I used my 2 smaller Ortlieb panniers on the rear as well as a dry bag on the rear rack. I like to camp in comfort. I did take a side trip into Black Canyon City because I was having some dehydration issues caused by my own stupidity. Using the fix recommended here for the headset, it held tight. I used the Mayor rather than my Ti Fargo due to the rocky conditions on much of the trail. I think it was a good choice but I did pay a speed penalty. The longer I have this bike the more I love it. If you are not familiar with the Black Canyon Trail check it out on Youtube, it is a great ride.
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    We had a nice snow storm last night...can't wait to take the Mayor out tonight! Over 20cm of white powder everywhere!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by lRaphl View Post
    We had a nice snow storm last night...can't wait to take the Mayor out tonight! Over 20cm of white powder everywhere!!!
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    Well, time for some more pictures of the Mayor in the snow.

    First one was last Friday by the side of the Harricana river that cross my town.
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    The second one is around mid-ride last night. It was snowing and the wind was pretty strong.
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    The last one is back home. The Mayor clearly got heavier by the end of the ride. I don't understand why...maybe the snow in the front wheel?
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    We've got close to 20cm again over the night and it's still snowing today. Winter is clearly here to stay!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dumdass View Post
    I just did the Black Canyon Trail in AZ on my Mayor. Great ride. 3 1/2 day including a 30 mile road ride home at the end. I carried an Ortlieb bar bag and I used my 2 smaller Ortlieb panniers on the rear as well as a dry bag on the rear rack. I like to camp in comfort. I did take a side trip into Black Canyon City because I was having some dehydration issues caused by my own stupidity. Using the fix recommended here for the headset, it held tight. I used the Mayor rather than my Ti Fargo due to the rocky conditions on much of the trail. I think it was a good choice but I did pay a speed penalty. The longer I have this bike the more I love it. If you are not familiar with the Black Canyon Trail check it out on Youtube, it is a great ride.
    Sounds like a damn good time DA, thanks for sharing. Glad to hear you got the headset issues resolved.

    Def gonna give youtube a look. Thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by lraphl View Post
    well, time for some more pictures of the mayor in the snow.

    First one was last friday by the side of the harricana river that cross my town.
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    the second one is around mid-ride last night. It was snowing and the wind was pretty strong.
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    the last one is back home. The mayor clearly got heavier by the end of the ride. I don't understand why...maybe the snow in the front wheel?
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    we've got close to 20cm again over the night and it's still snowing today. Winter is clearly here to stay!!
    !!!hells yeah!!!
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    All these snow shots are depressing

    Here is a little dry dirt fun from today


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    Quote Originally Posted by BansheeRune View Post
    The Mayor gets to play in the dirt still. :/ Snow ain't here yet. When the temp goes below freezing, he does the snow dance! My bike and I are jonesin for some white powder...
    Meanwhile, the JJ 4.08's are staying on and at 8 psi. Play time is on, either way. Soon as the snow starts flyin, the coin gets tossed to determine wether it's gonna be Bud/Lou or the 5.05's.
    I'd be going Bud/5.05. But since I only have Lou or XL studded with a mix of KK and regular studs. Probably gonna be Bud/Lou till the snow settles down and I get some good trails packed.

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    Bud?Lou works just dandy on the snowmobile trails. I run em most of the winter since nothing else comes close to their performance. The 5.05's are more of a novelty item.
    Conditions for their use is there but the weight penalty and loss of fuel economy!
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    I had good results last winter with my Maxxis FBR/FBF 4.8 on snowmobile trails. I'm not a fan of Maxxis tires but since they came with the Mayor, I will use them until they are done. So far I think they are a good compromise for all conditions. Good on everything but never great.

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    I replaced my studded snowshoe XL's with Bud and Lou last week. What a difference. Better on packed and loose snow. Finally I can corner with less constant fear of having the front wheel wash out.
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    reckhard, there is simply no substitute for Bud/Lou.

    With the lack of snow, I have not swapped the JJ's out for the Bud/Lou yet. Cannot wait to do so! I really enjoy those tires in good snow conditions.
    Surly needs to redesign the beads to be more conducive with tubeless.

    Ralph, it's good to hear the FBF/FBR are good in snow. Wish there was snow here in Colorado but its been too warm for good snow. Don't wanna have slush and mud cause washing a bike at this time of year is a pita.
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    I asked my girlfriend to take a picture of me and the Mayor after my ride monday night. It was snowing a lot and I had a great time even if my glasses were always fogging.

    The nice thing about asking my girlfried to take a picture is that I don't need to blur it...she's doing a great job at taking pictures already blured!

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    Truth be told, I have had my Mayor frame up for sale, until yesterday. I bought a frame this past spring with every intention of building it right away, but it just sat. Honestly, I was not impressed by it. Fair paint quality, mediocre welds, downtube gusset welded on crooked, BB threads were not very well chased, the absolute worst rear brake routing and mount, plus it weighs a ton. I went ahead and built it in September with a carbon fork, 1x11, Marge Lites on Hopes, Flowbeist/Ground Control tires. I took it for one ride on a flow trail and an XC trail and hated it. Slow even for a fat bike, sluggish handling, no "life" to it at all- the same trails on my Pugsley were all grins and giggles. I parked it (until yesterday) and decided to sell the frame and try something else. We have had several good snows, so I decided to give it one more try. Terrible conditions with drifts, post holes from hikers, super cold and windy. Surpisingly and oddly, it was like a different bike. It rode much "lighter" than before, handled the crappy conditions with aplomb, and kept going without any floppiness even at super slow crawling speeds. I am going to keep it through the winter, ride it a bunch and see how it fares the transition into spring.
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    Quote Originally Posted by deuxdiesel View Post
    Truth be told, I have had my Mayor frame up for sale, until yesterday. I bought a frame this past spring with every intention of building it right away, but it just sat. Honestly, I was not impressed by it. Fair paint quality, mediocre welds, downtube gusset welded on crooked, BB threads were not very well chased, the absolute worst rear brake routing and mount, plus it weighs a ton. I went ahead and built it in September with a carbon fork, 1x11, Marge Lites on Hopes, Flowbeist/Ground Control tires. I took it for one ride on a flow trail and an XC trail and hated it. Slow even for a fat bike, sluggish handling, no "life" to it at all- the same trails on my Pugsley were all grins and giggles. I parked it (until yesterday) and decided to sell the frame and try something else. We have had several good snows, so I decided to give it one more try. Terrible conditions with drifts, post holes from hikers, super cold and windy. Surpisingly and oddly, it was like a different bike. It rode much "lighter" than before, handled the crappy conditions with aplomb, and kept going without any floppiness even at super slow crawling speeds. I am going to keep it through the winter, ride it a bunch and see how it fares the transition into spring.
    Um, you didn't contact Alex with your concerns? Perhaps, it would behoove you to contact Alex regarding quality issues although, it's been quite a while since you purchased it. It's still under warranty...

    My Mayor has no issue with anything listed. I have been treating the bike as I would any mountain bike with no issues of any sort.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BansheeRune View Post
    reckhard, there is simply no substitute for Bud/Lou.

    With the lack of snow, I have not swapped the JJ's out for the Bud/Lou yet. Cannot wait to do so! I really enjoy those tires in good snow conditions.
    Surly needs to redesign the beads to be more conducive with tubeless.

    Ralph, it's good to hear the FBF/FBR are good in snow. Wish there was snow here in Colorado but its been too warm for good snow. Don't wanna have slush and mud cause washing a bike at this time of year is a pita.
    totally agreed about the B/L combo. One of the best. I just kinda wish Surly would come out with a smaller Bud. Like in the 3.8 range. It would be an even better summer tire tahn it is now. But in the fresh snow. NOTHING stears like a Bud.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BansheeRune View Post
    Um, you didn't contact Alex with your concerns? Perhaps, it would behoove you to contact Alex regarding quality issues although, it's been quite a while since you purchased it. It's still under warranty...

    My Mayor has no issue with anything listed. I have been treating the bike as I would any mountain bike with no issues of any sort.
    Arizona, last January was a blast with the Mayor!
    None of the issues I listed have anything to do with the function of the bike, and the brake routing nonsense is a design issue, not a warranty issue. It was a $500 frame, not a $1600 Quiring custom, so it is what it is. It was very impressed on how well it rode, so that is why I am sticking with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deuxdiesel View Post
    None of the issues I listed have anything to do with the function of the bike, and the brake routing nonsense is a design issue, not a warranty issue. It was a $500 frame, not a $1600 Quiring custom, so it is what it is. It was very impressed on how well it rode, so that is why I am sticking with it.
    The brake placement on the rear is fine with me. It's very similar to my stock trials bike which spreads braking forces through both the chainstay and seat stay as opposed to delivering all that stress into one member of the frame. The way the hose routes to my Hope Tech 3 E4 is a very nice sweeping approach to the banjo.

    After having ridden a wide variety of fatbike and (there is one paramount expectation, it will have a dirt geometry) found most of em were not much more than a bastardized commuter that now will accept a 4.8" tire, the Mayor felt more offroad inspired. The alternative, Call Scott Quiring and send the blueprints that are on my computer. This would provide my favorite feature, a zero drop BB for that beloved trialsy flavor that is preferred.

    In the end, the Mayor is a Jeep that is truly trail rated.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ak-rider View Post
    Thatís interesting because Iíve never been super impressed with the Budís steering ability. I really like the combo for the suppleness of the cases but Iíve been wondering if a Lou would work better as a front tire? Iíve seen some guys running that combination but Iíve never tried it.
    The Bud has it's place. While it does do a good job as a "rudder", with the inline tread paddles, braking can be dodgy. I could see Lou as being excellent on the front with the multi directional tread paddles. Reversing direction is also helpful.

    Overall, I have enjoyed the Bud on the front with 2-4 psi for snow of significance. I'ma beanpole so I can ride my tires with wrinkles successfully.

    Once I break down and change my bike into the Bud/Lou, I'll give a Lou/Lou a go. Frankly, I think it will be very doable.
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    I've had my mayor for some time now but resently have been riding more frequently especially in the snow. Since I bought the bike I've been wanting to put a 42 tooth on the rear. What do you guys recommend and where can I get one?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paco taco View Post
    I've had my mayor for some time now but resently have been riding more frequently especially in the snow. Since I bought the bike I've been wanting to put a 42 tooth on the rear. What do you guys recommend and where can I get one?
    A 42 can be ordered from any bike shop or online retailer such as universalcycles.com

    Personally, I'm using a 28 front and 36-11 rear without issue. This gives the option of a short cage rd to keep my drivetrain up closer to the bike and further from the rubbish. Going to a 30 front gives a little more top end but robs from the bottom end. All in all, the Mayor is my other Jeep so low gearing is more important than high speed.
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    Bud and Lou rule!

    Over a month into the Bud and Lou and I have nothing but good things to say about them. I've used them in just about every winter condition and temperature and they are great in every situation. I bike with a couple guys that run studded Dillengers on the front and back and am better off on everything but glare ice. On pure ice no one is having much fun though...

    A pic from yesterday.
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    Quote Originally Posted by reckhard View Post
    Over a month into the Bud and Lou and I have nothing but good things to say about them. I've used them in just about every winter condition and temperature and they are great in every situation. I bike with a couple guys that run studded Dillengers on the front and back and am better off on everything but glare ice. On pure ice no one is having much fun though...

    A pic from yesterday.
    My experience with Bud/Lou has been right in there too! I enjoy em and have 4 seasons on em now. What really amazes me is that I ride em wrinkly all winter long and they still look like new. So for those peeps that worry that wrinkling my fatbike tires will break the threads in the tires, these tolerate it perfectly. The broken thread issue does happen with some tires however, it seems Surly's manufacturer, Innova has it going on for a tire that is designed to be used with stupid low pressure.

    I found a pair of Clownshoe rims with brand spankin new Bud/Lou on em at the local sporting good consignment store for $150 and snapped em up in a flash! Gonna lace em up and have a 2nd set of wheels.
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