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    Wampa Hunting at Treeline..a Custom Mukluk Build

    I finally finished my Fat Bike, The Mukluk of Wampa.

    P1090670

    Salsa Mukluk Frame 19"

    Wheels
    Hope Pro 2 EVO Fatsno Hubs, Blue
    Salsa Blue Skewers
    Surly Holy Rolling Darryl Rims, Silver
    DT Swiss Double Butted Competition Spokes
    DT Swiss Brass Nipples
    Surly RimStrip
    Q SL Tubes

    Tires

    45NRTH Husker Du 90 tpi front/rear

    Brakes
    Avid BB7
    Avid Ultimate Brake Levers, Silver
    Alligator 160mm rotors
    Jagwire Reinforced Kevlar Braided Brake Housing, Sterling Silver
    Jagwire Teflon Coated Brake Cable

    Components
    Sram XO Shifters
    Sram X9 Rear Derailleur
    Sram X7 Front Derailleur
    XTR 12-34 Cassette
    45Nrth Willful Neglect chain
    Jagwire Steel Braided Shift Housing, Sterling Silver
    RaceFace Turbine Cranks 175mm/RaceFace 36/22 T, Gray
    RaceFace Team XC BB
    Shimano XT Pedals
    Chris King Silver Headset with blue top bearing race
    Kona 90mm, -6 degree stem, silver
    RaceFace Atlas Bars, 740mm, Blue
    Ergon GP1 grips
    Salsa Seat post 27.2-330mm
    WTB Pure V
    Salsa Lip Lock Collar, Blue


    It's 1st voyage was dry dirt during the local night ride. It was an awesome experience but this bike was built with snow in mind and snow it had.

    I talked my buddy Torkima into riding Georgetown. I had no idea what the snow conditions were but I was hoping for something on the ground that was rideable.

    We found what we were looking for and more...

    P1090639

    Same idea as in the summer. It ain't Fat Biking without a little hike a biking

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    at 10,000 ft it was decision time. head down some sweet singletrack I know of back into Georgetown or head up to Waldorf Mine. We headed up.

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    At 11,200 we started to run into some really loose sugar snow. We were both getting whooped and kept going to 11,400 before time finally got us and we had to head down.

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    P1090670

    Riding down from 11,400 ft

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    Really nice shots

    very cool thanks for sharing. Think that elevation would kill me.

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    so jealous of the ride
    your 29er may float over roots and rocks, but my superlight 26 just plain floats

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    Quote Originally Posted by lamard View Post
    so jealous of the ride
    That's funny. The guy who was with me said he had lived in Colorado all his life.

    According to him, " a view is a view"

    I think he was just getting whinny because I had promised a 1800 ft climb and I gave us a 3000 ft climb.

    I hope I never feel that way about the spectacular views we have!

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    Great shots, Beautiful build. Thanks for the pics.

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    Awesome Bike, Beautiful Pictures, Thanks for sharing!

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    Nice build! Thanks for posting!

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    Nice bike, nice scenery, great post.
    I'm covered in beer.

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    what is the WAMPA reference?

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    Quote Originally Posted by goldenboy View Post
    what is the WAMPA reference?
    Ever wonder what happened to the (Wampa) Snow Monster's arm after Luke cut it off on Hoth?


    This sticker from Red Bubble will be going on my top tube.

    wampa

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    Quote Originally Posted by mountaingoatepics View Post
    Ever wonder what happened to the (Wampa) Snow Monster's arm after Luke cut it off on Hoth?
    ahh, now I get it.

    I see custom pogies in your future:
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Wampa Hunting at Treeline..a Custom Mukluk Build-hot-hoth-pogie.jpg  

    Last edited by goldenboy; 01-21-2013 at 09:01 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by goldenboy View Post
    ahh, now I get it.

    I see custom pogies in your future:
    I've been seriously considering getting some of those for the truck

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