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    Sturmey Archer help, bighits Pro Street Fat bike

    I got a new fat bike in the works. i have a X RD8 rear hub and it comes with some ugly gripshift. does anyone know if there is any triggers shifters or thumb shifters that will index correctly with it. i didnt even call them because i am sure they will say there is none.
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    Where they are laced to some kris Holm rims. And yes that's a 24" front rim. Sturmey Archer help, bighits Pro Street Fat bike-imageuploadedbytapatalk1338122559.638342.jpg

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    One side black spokes and one side silver. Now at the bottom the are staggered black and silver. This gives the wheel some depth. Sturmey Archer help, bighits Pro Street Fat bike-imageuploadedbytapatalk1338122664.971718.jpg

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    And UNdergroundvelo green nipples.Sturmey Archer help, bighits Pro Street Fat bike-imageuploadedbytapatalk1338122721.150237.jpg

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    Since its a pro street bike with limited off road use I went with the black floyds in the rear.Sturmey Archer help, bighits Pro Street Fat bike-imageuploadedbytapatalk1338122804.897253.jpg

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    Up front to complete the pro street look I went with a 3" felt quick brick tire mounted to a vintage Lawwell leader fork. This is why I used a 24" tire. Sturmey Archer help, bighits Pro Street Fat bike-imageuploadedbytapatalk1338122937.298934.jpg

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    Now the stance. Sturmey Archer help, bighits Pro Street Fat bike-imageuploadedbytapatalk1338123016.738395.jpg

    If you want to follow along with this build,
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    Oh and I can't forget these gems from Profile Racing.Sturmey Archer help, bighits Pro Street Fat bike-imageuploadedbytapatalk1338123703.678890.jpg

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    Nice. Did you bust out the welder for this project?

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    Bighit:

    Love the new fat look! Great choice on the fork.

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    Here is how I did it. Cut the bridges.Sturmey Archer help, bighits Pro Street Fat bike-imageuploadedbytapatalk1338138361.444941.jpg

    Then car jacked em until the tire fit. I also spread the rear from 110mm to 135mm.

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    hah! I just got a lawwill yesterday!! doing a bit fo a 90's engineero-excess build.
    (who so many frametubes? why so many links in the fork? why hydraulics? that kind of thing)

    so those are the 47mm KH rims right?

    Edit: shoulda checked the build thread before asking...
    when your steerer's coming up short, take a look at those stupid crank bros headsets.
    very very short stack height. PITA to install but they work well enough
    Also, cane creek has some roadie top cup that're really short as well, the AER.
    uses a glide bearing instead of rotating bearings. may or may not be tough enough for hardcore offroad, but may be worth looking into.

    grab an extra 10mm just by switching from the CK to CB.
    might be enough to slap a bmx stem on as it sits!
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    If steel is real then aluminium is supercallafragiliniun!

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    I didn't have to bend the seat stays so I figured they would be ok since they are so beefy. I did need to reenforce the chain stays. I also wanted a kickstand mount for shows. Nothing worse than a bike at a show with no kickstand. Sturmey Archer help, bighits Pro Street Fat bike-imageuploadedbytapatalk1338138712.558206.jpgSturmey Archer help, bighits Pro Street Fat bike-imageuploadedbytapatalk1338138724.434500.jpgSturmey Archer help, bighits Pro Street Fat bike-imageuploadedbytapatalk1338138734.769989.jpg

    After making a gusset I TIG welded it in.
    Sturmey Archer help, bighits Pro Street Fat bike-imageuploadedbytapatalk1338138768.894352.jpg

    $40 grinder, $400 TIG welder I am happy.

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    BH I'm loving the look of this Fatty

    Much respect to you for 'carjacking' your own bike
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    Thanks guys.

    I will show you how to extend a short 1 1/8 steerer without welding in a few. I am working on it today. It's in the build thread, but I officially joined the two parts today.

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    Sometimes you come up short,
    Sturmey Archer help, bighits Pro Street Fat bike-imageuploadedbytapatalk1338150879.971699.jpg

    well no more for my 1 1/8 steerer tube users. first this is an aluminum steerer so it's inside diameter is fat. its about the same as the ID of a standard 1" threaded steerer found on most vintage bikes. i added this stem converter from profile.

    Sturmey Archer help, bighits Pro Street Fat bike-imageuploadedbytapatalk1338150940.671336.jpg

    It slid right into my aluminum steerer, maybe it will fit your steerer too.

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    Today I permanently attached the adapter to the steerer. I will have part two of the process soon. I have lots of pics in my build thread So visit it and enjoy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bighit View Post
    Up front to complete the pro street look I went with a 3" felt quick brick tire mounted to a vintage Lawwell leader fork. This is why I used a 24" tire. Click image for larger version. 

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    I have that tire on my 1x1. They collect little rocks. But I still like 'em.

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    Wow, thats lookin pretty tits so far. Ill be watching this thread.
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