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    thumper fork

    Heres another pic of the fork. The right leg contains the plunger. The left leg holds the hose. To use the pump I remove the hose and attach it to a nipple on the bottom of the right leg. The hose is long enough to reach the back wheel or another bike. It works great.
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    That is BONKERS in a very good way
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    That is sooooo cool!! Nice job on the whole ride!
    And I love beer!!

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    ...add a dynamo for a front hub and fuel-storage in the frame tubes -or in the left leg- and you got a fully mobile adventure...
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    This is the best fork for a fatbike i have seen so far.
    I think for a lot of people this would be considered more usefull than fuel storage.
    Although, if you would carry the airhose inside the handlebars, you could have the best of both worlds.
    And by the looks of it, it can pump a considerable amount of air as well.
    Where did you get this idea, is this done before ?

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    I'm not high too, so you might have to explain it to me. Kidding, its kinda like the old pump seatposts but easier to use. Dual crown though, thats tough.

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    Seems like a killer idea.

    I'd love to see some pics where you can actually *see* it. Please take more, but, um, different?

    I have a feeling that next year many in the fatbike 'community' will complain that this builder:
    1) Isn't making these available by the 1000's
    2) At wholesale (or less) prices
    3) And isn't making them lighter than carbon.
    4) What, no BFL on 150 clearance? What kinda crap is that?!

    After all, we're entitled...



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    It's a very different "air fork"
    As little bike as possible, as silent as possible.
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    Wait, huh? I'm the last person to get on someone for a new concept, but what does this do, that a hand pump doesn't? So it's not suspension, just fat clearance and an air pump in one?

    Neat, but I'm sure it costs more than a $30 pump, or a Big Air CO2 canister, no?

    What am I missing?
    This is a Pugs not some carbon wannabee pretzel wagon!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MendonCycleSmith View Post
    Wait, huh? I'm the last person to get on someone for a new concept, but what does this do, that a hand pump doesn't? So it's not suspension, just fat clearance and an air pump in one?

    Neat, but I'm sure it costs more than a $30 pump, or a Big Air CO2 canister, no?

    What am I missing?
    Maybe since it pushes more air per stroke it fills a fat bike tire faster?

    Gadget factor?

    My concerns would be about the flex/torsional twist possibilities of long titanium tubing.

    Lots of possibilities there though. Many comments here that get the mind gears turning. Like, put your tent poles in the legs, or store tools/spare spokes in a canister, or.....Anyway, it certainly is a novel idea.

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    The bike is beautiful

    you should see it in person
    I would not worry too much about practicality or longevity, the rider, frame and fork builders have probably forgotten more about building and riding bikes then most of us will ever know.
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    what? they make carbon too??? Does it fit the BFL?

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