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    shiggy on the rocks!

    Today I brought the On-One fat bike to the area that inspired it.
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    Wade joined me, with his friend, Stan.
    Not a great day for pics, but a wonderful day to ride.
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    Geez so how was it? That fat bike I mean, the riding looks fab!
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    Quote Originally Posted by rockcrusher View Post
    Geez so how was it? That fat bike I mean, the riding looks fab!
    Mostly very happy with the bike. It is doing what I intended.

    I have a few hours of video to go through and Ward has more. Hoping his vid of the rock crawling turns out to compliment the on-bike vid I shot.
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    Nate's F & R?...I know traction wasn't an issue!


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    Quote Originally Posted by jncarpenter View Post
    Nate's F & R?...I know traction wasn't an issue!
    That's for sure. Especially after I dropped the pressure from 9psi to ~8.

    I was climbing things--rock, sandy ruts--I rarely was able to in the past.
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    Looks great, Shiggy. But I gotta say, that riding kit is the most subdued I think I've ever seen you in. Almost drab, I dare say.

    Can't wait to see the vid. That should be interesting stuff. Hope it turns out. Looked like a dark, overcast day there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Guitar Ted View Post
    Looks great, Shiggy. But I gotta say, that riding kit is the most subdued I think I've ever seen you in. Almost drab, I dare say.

    Can't wait to see the vid. That should be interesting stuff. Hope it turns out. Looked like a dark, overcast day there.
    It was overcast, flat light, but the pics look darker on the forum than they did on my laptop. May need to reset the levels.
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    Exciting stuff!
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    Looks good !

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    So when when when when when????????? come on...... please.
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    i am also waiting for this bike, have been waiting months now. it is the reason im not riding a fat yet. cant wait. getting very antsy

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    Quote Originally Posted by shiggy View Post
    I was climbing things--rock, sandy ruts--I rarely was able to in the past.

    Exactly.



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    Great Day! Thanks Shiggy and Stan! And the On One FB's stateside testing seems to be going quite well. Has a look all it's own and certainly worthy of desert trails.

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    "On the rocks" was a good tittle for this one...
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    Nice looking ride!

    May I ask, what stem are you using?
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    Have you settled on a name yet?
    I am partial to Mayhem, since that was what it was designed for


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    "Freak Show" would be an appropriate name for a fat bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jddjirikian View Post
    Nice looking ride!

    May I ask, what stem are you using?
    It is an old Nashbar stem I have had for many years.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jncarpenter View Post
    Have you settled on a name yet?
    I am partial to Mayhem, since that was what it was designed for
    I have not discussed the name yet.
    I did came up with one a year ago which has the rock and ice connection.

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    What is the rear spacing on that bike? (On One)
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    I know the Titus/On One relationship has existed for about a year and a half now but I'm glad it's easier for us to get our On One gear.

    Hopefully the partnership has been equally beneficial. Cool to see some testing happening on our soil and easier for overs across the pond to get some fatbikes!
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    The cockpit layout looks interesting, especially with lower bar holding what appears to be a GPS..and more. Any pics or details of that?
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    Gotta say between your bike and Velobike's bike(s), the Midge bars look appealing. I notice when I start to bonk my hands will get all antsy even on my swept bars, like I want to rotate my wrists more.
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    I like the general look of the frame. Would prefer a longer headtube to get the stem height up higher without using a heap of spacers.

    It's good to see another fatbike on drops - I reckon it makes even more sense on a fatbike. (I usually send any doubters to Shiggy's site - he explains it better than me).

    AJT, I'm in the Highlands (as is Motorman). I'm quite happy to give you a shot of one of my bikes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by motorman View Post
    What is the rear spacing on that bike? (On One)
    Using 170mm on the prototypes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Velobike View Post
    I like the general look of the frame. Would prefer a longer headtube to get the stem height up higher without using a heap of spacers.

    It's good to see another fatbike on drops - I reckon it makes even more sense on a fatbike. (I usually send any doubters to Shiggy's site - he explains it better than me).

    AJT, I'm in the Highlands (as is Motorman). I'm quite happy to give you a shot of one of my bikes.
    If anything, the HT is a bit long for me. I am OK with the bar height though it is a bit higher than I normally use. I have just one 3mm spacer under the stem. The head tube length/height is similar to a "regular" hardtail.
    Stems with rise are the better choice rather than lots of spacers.
    Longer HTs start raising the standover, too.

    This bike felt totally natural to me from the first pedal stroke. Only a few tweaks I would like to be made.
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    WHat's hiding behind the rock?



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    Quote Originally Posted by apbtlvr View Post
    The cockpit layout looks interesting, especially with lower bar holding what appears to be a GPS..and more. Any pics or details of that?
    I have been using the accessory bar for years. My own design and fabrication. Use it for many things including the GPS, video camera, bell (it is my "bar bell bell bar"), fork lockout lever, dropper post remote lever, even a derailleur shifter.

    Will find some pics later.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jncarpenter View Post
    WHat's hiding behind the rock?

    That is Ward's custom fatty. Two of 3 in our group wee on fat bikes yesterday.
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    Quote Originally Posted by western high plains View Post
    I know the Titus/On One relationship has existed for about a year and a half now but I'm glad it's easier for us to get our On One gear.

    Hopefully the partnership has been equally beneficial. Cool to see some testing happening on our soil and easier for overs across the pond to get some fatbikes!
    Has been 13 months.
    I wrote the goals/specs for this bike well over a year ago and drew it right here in Washington State.
    We have most On-One products available fron Portland right now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Drew Diller View Post
    Gotta say between your bike and Velobike's bike(s), the Midge bars look appealing. I notice when I start to bonk my hands will get all antsy even on my swept bars, like I want to rotate my wrists more.
    Wrists, elbows, shoulders...
    Note my upper body position in that first action shot. Need to get some video edits showing the movement in the rough, downhills and corners. Very fluid and relaxed.
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    Here's the ol' steed...

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    And a group portrait...
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    Looks like fun!


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    Although I am working on my second fat bike build already, this On One seems more to my liking for getting up the rocky arroyos of El Paso's mountains when I get back there. I've got a score to settle with that place.

    I sure hope it is dropper post compatible, that would help a ton.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Guitar Ted View Post
    Although I am working on my second fat bike build already, this On One seems more to my liking for getting up the rocky arroyos of El Paso's mountains when I get back there. I've got a score to settle with that place.

    I sure hope it is dropper post compatible, that would help a ton.
    I am going to put my dropper post on it. Just have not taken the time to yet. Want to add the cable guides for it.
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    Very nice. Great to see more phat bike options...

    My only comment would be that for a bunch of us trading stand over for space inside the frame for a frame bag is the way to go. 3 seasons with a high TT pugs and my "boys" are still intact and I can fit decent frame bag in there.Not *****ing just some constructive criticism.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vikb View Post
    Very nice. Great to see more phat bike options...

    My only comment would be that for a bunch of us trading stand over for space inside the frame for a frame bag is the way to go. 3 seasons with a high TT pugs and my "boys" are still intact and I can fit decent frame bag in there.Not *****ing just some constructive criticism.
    Vik, on this one I'm thinking dual, "over and under" frame bags would be the ticket. Since they'd be custom, you could have the top one be as high as you want. Besides, I shouldn't speak for Shiggy or any other of the On One crew, but it's my understanding that this design was meant to mix high floatation capabilities with a more rippin', XCish, trials (and trails) able... (as Shiggy puts it- "Rock Crawlin") format of the self propelled, mechanical advantage, peddle powered, terra firma crossin' machine. Both of my lower TT's have come in handy more than a few times in crusty snow and deep soft sand. To each his own though... Ride the one(s) you love!

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    Quote Originally Posted by vikb View Post
    Very nice. Great to see more phat bike options...

    My only comment would be that for a bunch of us trading stand over for space inside the frame for a frame bag is the way to go. 3 seasons with a high TT pugs and my "boys" are still intact and I can fit decent frame bag in there.Not *****ing just some constructive criticism.
    Plenty of frames with big room for frame bags. Not something I need and I designed the frame as such. No reason to offer a frame that is the same as everybody elses. All sorts of reasons to have a different option.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shiggy View Post
    Plenty of frames with big room for frame bags. Not something I need and I designed the frame as such. No reason to offer a frame that is the same as everybody elses. All sorts of reasons to have a different option.
    I hear you and certainly run with what works for you. I would note that fat bike frames are getting lower and lower TTs. I'm thinking 907, Fatback, Muk...even the Pug has dropped the TT from the first gen design.

    Your are right though that a bunch of folks don't care about using the space inside the frame and others want super low TTs.

    I'm just throwing out my thoughts and what matters to me.

    Like I said it's great to see another fatbike design...choice is good...
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    This bike should have had 135mm spacing & actually used the horizontal swapouts, so that an alfine could have been used, but vertical & 170mm only....I was waiting to buy one till I found that out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by motorman View Post
    This bike should have had 135mm spacing & actually used the horizontal swapouts, so that an alfine could have been used, but vertical & 170mm only....I was waiting to buy one till I found that out.
    Me too, but I'm sure an adapter like the Mukluk isn't beyond On-One's capabilities.
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    like shiggy said "using 170mm on the prototypes"
    didn't brant already say "swop-outs aren't impossible"?

    relax peeps, let the development mules flow!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by byknuts View Post
    like shiggy said "using 170mm on the prototypes"
    didn't brant already say "swop-outs aren't impossible"?

    relax peeps, let the development mules flow!!
    You can not please everyone.

    I am not a fan of offset frames and wheels or IGHs for offload use.

    The current frame does use Swapouts though needs changes for the SS versions to work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by motorman View Post
    This bike should have had 135mm spacing & actually used the horizontal swapouts, so that an alfine could have been used, but vertical & 170mm only....I was waiting to buy one till I found that out.

    For what this bike is designed for- rock crawling- I think 170mm rear is the appropriate choice. Gives the best wheel strength possible, and as far as Alfines go, I haven't heard that they are bullet proof. Not something I would want on a rock crawler machine until it gets sorted. Rohloffs may prove stronger, but are spendy.

    Everyone has their favorites, but as far as this specific machine goes, I don't see where having a 135mm OLD on this bike is an advantage, considering the designer's intentions.
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    Damn you Shiggy. Damn you. I just built up my fat bike, now I'm digging yours. My Midge's are on the monstercross and now I'm wanting to swap them over.

    Course...there is an easy solution....you can just send me yours to demo
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    Quote Originally Posted by highrustler View Post
    "Freak Show" would be an appropriate name for a fat bike.
    Ha ha. Reality check. Fugly. Nice frame though.

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    oversized head tube or no?
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    I really love the looks of the frame and your particular setup! I'm glad to see that On One is taking time to make sure everything is well tested before they bring the frame onto the market.

    By the way, does the frame also use dropouts that can be swapped for ss ones?

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    Quote Originally Posted by appleSSeed View Post
    oversized head tube or no?
    Production frame should have a tapered HT.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Orkje View Post
    I really love the looks of the frame and your particular setup! I'm glad to see that On One is taking time to make sure everything is well tested before they bring the frame onto the market.

    By the way, does the frame also use dropouts that can be swapped for ss ones?
    Uses Swapouts. We need to make sure we have clearance for the brake caliper with the SS version.
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    What material is the frame made out of - steel or AL?
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