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    drev-il, not Dr. Evil!
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    Good job! Vertigo Cycles Fatbike

    So I've been ruminating a fatbike for a while now, talked in earnest to several builders, but finally hired Sean of Vertigo Cycles to build one for me. I decided to go with him because he's an innovative, down to earth, good guy. It didn't hurt that he used to be local, knows how I ride and where I like to.

    This bike isn't built primarily for the snow. It'll be a trail, rock, and tech bomber with short chainstays and laid back head angle, among other things. I plan to clobber, squash, crush, and plain ol' destroy anything that gets in my way, including squirrels.
    ...OK, not really What I do plan to do is have as much fun and keep rolling as much as possible over as many obstacles in as many conditions as I can.

    I haven't completely decided on the parts, but I like to tinker. I'll probably start with a Salsa Enabler fork (which fits the A-C of the design), but I'm also in the queue for Lefty clamps. It'll be dressed as a singlespeed or a gearie when the mood strikes.

    It's being made. Here are some pics from his flickr site. I'll update this thread with build pics and words as they come. Hope you don't mind.

    -rickyd



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    Nice! Good looking work there.

    Sold another Pug today. Fat love is blowin' in the wind.
    This is a Pugs not some carbon wannabee pretzel wagon!!

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    Will be sick. Just curious, but why not have Sean build you a fork?

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    Psick! I can't wait to see it!!


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    Sean continues to impress, looking forward to seeing this one finished.
    I only ride bikes to fill the time when I'm not skiing.

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    niiiiiiice!

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    DT/BB -


    DT/BB fitup -


    BB/ST fitup - Curvy seat tube


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    love the curvy seat tube
    Damn Nice

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    Taking shape:

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    WOW Sexy!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Drevil View Post
    Taking shape:

    What? Only one top tube?
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    pure sex
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    Sweeeeet
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    Beautiful;

    Might you be able to share the tubing specs? I'm in contemplation mode.

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    Latest pic from a few days ago. These are the seat stays:

    "Keep your burgers lean and your tires fat." -h.d. | bikecentric | ssoft

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    Seatstays:



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    sweet as....its going to be cool to see this bike, and also cool to see you putting it through its paces :-)~

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    How did I just see this now? I love Vertigo bikes, mostly because of DrjOn's bikes and following his flickr stream. This is interesting to me as I love the idea of the not for snow fat bike. So looking forward to updates and such.
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    Is Speedway the only ones making decent fat rims in SILVER? I need one offset drilled rim so that I can build a Lefty fat wheel. Already called Speedway and they don't have any offset drilled silver rims in stock.

    The other option is to find a rim that already has the offset row of spoke holes and repaint it. So, has anyone stripped or repainted the Large Marge Lite? If so, how'd it turn out?

    A few people have suggested that I could drill new spoke holes in a silver Speedway rim, and I'm considering it if I can't source what I'm looking for. Just seems a little scary to do to a brand new $150+ part

    Please lemme know if you have any other ideas or leads. Thanks!
    "Keep your burgers lean and your tires fat." -h.d. | bikecentric | ssoft

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drevil View Post
    Is Speedway the only ones making decent fat rims in SILVER? I need one offset drilled rim so that I can build a Lefty fat wheel. Already called Speedway and they don't have any offset drilled silver rims in stock.

    The other option is to find a rim that already has the offset row of spoke holes and repaint it. So, has anyone stripped or repainted the Large Marge Lite? If so, how'd it turn out?

    A few people have suggested that I could drill new spoke holes in a silver Speedway rim, and I'm considering it if I can't source what I'm looking for. Just seems a little scary to do to a brand new $150+ part

    Please lemme know if you have any other ideas or leads. Thanks!
    According to Speedways neww site they list their rims as available in offset. I dont think it's correct but you might want to check it out.
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    I'm sweatin' here








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    Quote Originally Posted by Drevil View Post
    I'm sweatin' here
    I do love this part.....
    This is a Pugs not some carbon wannabee pretzel wagon!!

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    If you find a eyelet-less rim with a welded joint, you can have them re-anodized... ask Surly to see whether the Marge Lite is bonded or welded.

    P.S. How can you not have wheels ready yet?!


    Quote Originally Posted by Drevil View Post
    Is Speedway the only ones making decent fat rims in SILVER? I need one offset drilled rim so that I can build a Lefty fat wheel. Already called Speedway and they don't have any offset drilled silver rims in stock.

    The other option is to find a rim that already has the offset row of spoke holes and repaint it. So, has anyone stripped or repainted the Large Marge Lite? If so, how'd it turn out?

    A few people have suggested that I could drill new spoke holes in a silver Speedway rim, and I'm considering it if I can't source what I'm looking for. Just seems a little scary to do to a brand new $150+ part

    Please lemme know if you have any other ideas or leads. Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drevil View Post
    Is Speedway the only ones making decent fat rims in SILVER? I need one offset drilled rim so that I can build a Lefty fat wheel. Already called Speedway and they don't have any offset drilled silver rims in stock.

    The other option is to find a rim that already has the offset row of spoke holes and repaint it. So, has anyone stripped or repainted the Large Marge Lite? If so, how'd it turn out?

    A few people have suggested that I could drill new spoke holes in a silver Speedway rim, and I'm considering it if I can't source what I'm looking for. Just seems a little scary to do to a brand new $150+ part

    Please lemme know if you have any other ideas or leads. Thanks!
    Just as a note, you don't need to build Lefty into offset drilling - this is crosslaced 3x:

    The USChopper 100mm rim is available in silver (the one above was powdercoated)
    Rim Only 26 x 4 Silver - Cycles U.S. LLC/Choppers U.S.
    You do have to get a P321 36h hub, since the rims are 36h only. 65, 80, and 100mm width.
    This isn't a "you're doing it wrong" topic.

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    This bike is gonna be unreal.

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