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    Snow! (fat front on the cheap)

    The fat front is finally done and needed testing. So I conned F into coming (never hard) and S came on XC Skis, and we headed up to Grand Mesa....

    They say when the skiing is bad, the snow biking is good.... well, today the skiing was good...... thankfully I brought them. One of these days I'll get up there in good snow bike conditions, but for now I'm glad to have had a little taste of real winter weather.


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    Thanks to a few great deals I got this fat front setup rolling for about half off retail. This Surly hub last saw hard labor in <a href="http://lacemine29.blogspot.com/2011/07/bikerafting-alaskas-lost-coast.html">Alaska</a>, so I got a killer deal on it - with half dead seized bearings - from <a href="http://lacemine29.com/">Mike Curiak</a>.

    The rim is a <a href="http://webcyclery.com/echo-rims-p-1476.php">44mm Echo Trials rim from Webcyclery</a>. Sure its a touch narrow for fat tires, but it is light AND cheap, plus a tougher, narrower rim will be better for rock riding with it. Works for me.

    While out skiing today a realization hit me - an idea so incredible for bikepacking bag development I might just have to try it. Classification: <a href="http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/math/7/3/4/7346610830f79c598ffcd672ddb50c33.png">Top Secret</a> for now. Prototypes need to be designed and tested.

    Back to the books. This is gonna be a fun semester.

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    I probably have the heaviest Jabberwocky on the planet.

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    Glad that fork is getting a workout. You'll need to get the other half of the fatbike some time, they're neat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ionsmuse View Post
    Glad that fork is getting a workout. You'll need to get the other half of the fatbike some time, they're neat.
    Yeah, I think this fork came from you. I'm jeremy11 over on bikepacking.net
    The other half of the bike would be rather fun too..... maybe sometime. Summer bikepacking goals are a bigger priority now.... and paying for school...

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    I think that Endo came from me(at least a few moons ago).

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    Quote Originally Posted by donkey View Post
    I think that Endo came from me(at least a few moons ago).

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    Sure did! Now its finally set up more or less proper. Thanks.

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