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    X-POST: Wolf Slayer!!!

    A few years ago I began a custom 29er geometry journey that started with a fantastic Wolfhound built by Fred Cuthbert. That bike really opened my eyes with regard to what a rigid SS 29er was capable of! Over the next few years I continued to play with 29ers adding a Hammerschmidt specific By:Stickel as well as my second By:Stickel which afforded me the ability to tinker with the quickly developing Fat Tire genre. I hadn't anticipated how much I would really dig the Fat Wheel craze, and because that particular setup required a couple compromises in my preferred geometry...I decided to sell the Wolfhound and have another frame built which mirrored it's geometry, yet accommodated the Fat Wheels

    Enter By:Stickel #3!

    Tony Pereira, who built the fork for the Wolfhound, also built this custom fillet-brazed Fat Fork.

    Huge shout out to Chad at Red Barn Bikes for lots-o-bits!!

    I only have a couple rides so far, but I can already tell that this will be a long-lasting love affair

    I was well pleased with the lateral stiffness of Fred's design (split seat tube...etc.) BUT...by far, Steve builds the stiffest frame I have ever had the pleasure of throwing a leg over!!

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    Last edited by jncarpenter; 10-10-2011 at 05:39 PM.


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    Best one yet. Well done sir.
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    Thanks Man! I'm looking forward to the Fall/Winter riding season!


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    Yup, it's 80 here today, but pictures of snow in CO are making me weak!
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    Looks mean.

    What make/model are those pedals?

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    holy cow man, that thing has some pipes going on. Once again you make me hate my current tax bracket.
    Try this: HTFU

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    Point One Racing Podium Pedals...very nice!

    I have been eyeballing them for awhile as an upgrade to my B132 pedals I run on everything.

    Custom Fat, Middleburn, HBC, Podiums...very nice indeed!

    Now I am going to my garage to pet my Fatback

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    JNC; Have enjoyed your posts of the past and have been looking forward to this one once
    I heard that it was on the way.

    I am intrigued by short chainstays of your length, but I do have a couple of questions.

    1 Anything special with the BB or spindle length?

    2 Your Larry tires look as if they are mounted on narrow rims, is there room for wider ones?

    It looks like you are running Middleburn cranks with an Uno chainring...correct?

    My thoughts are that if I wanted to run Larry/Endo/Nates at the rear with 100mm rims, a
    increase in BB width and or spindle length would be necessary...155-160mm spindle? I
    am thinking of a 2x10 setup, granny and middle ring.I also am thinking about a driveside
    elevated chainstay, not so much for clearance, but for ease of chain cleaning/lubeing after
    beach rides.

    Any insight you care to share would be most welcomed.

    Thanks also for introducing me to Wolfhound Cycles...just a few hours south!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sand Rat View Post
    JNC; Have enjoyed your posts of the past and have been looking forward to this one once
    I heard that it was on the way.

    I am intrigued by short chainstays of your length, but I do have a couple of questions.

    1 Anything special with the BB or spindle length?

    2 Your Larry tires look as if they are mounted on narrow rims, is there room for wider ones?

    It looks like you are running Middleburn cranks with an Uno chainring...correct?

    My thoughts are that if I wanted to run Larry/Endo/Nates at the rear with 100mm rims, a
    increase in BB width and or spindle length would be necessary...155-160mm spindle? I
    am thinking of a 2x10 setup, granny and middle ring.I also am thinking about a driveside
    elevated chainstay, not so much for clearance, but for ease of chain cleaning/lubeing after
    beach rides.

    Any insight you care to share would be most welcomed.

    Thanks also for introducing me to Wolfhound Cycles...just a few hours south!
    Hey!

    A couple answers (good questions!):

    1. This bike also utilizes the 150mm rear and 83mm BB to achieve the clearance necessary. I plan to only run a 1 x 1 SS or 1 x 10 geared setup. No multiple gears up front (you have to compromise somewhere if you want crank options in the future).

    2. Rims are Speedway Cycles Uma II's 50mm...puh-lenty of clearance for more options in the future

    3. Middleburn 180mm crank arms with a HomeBrewed ring. I agree that you would need to consider a wider BB (and possibly rear) if you want a wider range of gearing options.


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    Very damn cool.

    Really digging the short wheelbase, paint choice and the dog. Nice work!

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    I am so sweating the limited edition hopes. And the bike is cool too

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    BadAzz!!

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    Yeah but can you run a Big Fat Larry Really though that is sweet

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    Nice , its got Moonlander paint!
    plan it...build it....ride it...love it....
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    Just seeing that bike has made my day. Amazing.

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    Very nice!

    The sliders: Is Paragon making Maxle sliders now? First I've seen of that.

    Do you think you will try tubeless with your fat tires? I have Uma 70's and the bead lock looks pretty promising. Not sure if your 50's have that.

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    Ted, the inserts are for the 12mm Maxle. They have been available for at least a year or so, since I had them on the last bike as well.

    I would love to try tubeless, however with the 50's the tire can fall right off the rim....so I'm thinking that's a "no go" Perhaps with a set of those new rims from Speedway eventually.

    I would like to try a BFL up front at some point


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    A couple more data points for those interested:

    BB: 83mm
    Rear Spacing: 150mm x 12mm Maxle

    Fork is custom geometry to match the one on the Wolfhound:
    A-C: 450mm
    Offset: 56mm

    Just back from a lengthy ride with the 29er wheels...this thing continues to impress. Right at 26 lbs. with the 1 x 10 setup...should be sub 25 as a SS.

    Next ride...Fat Front!


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    Wicked cool. Nice build, jncarpenter.

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    Very Cool Bike!
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    Impressive design and an exquisite build. This 29er with fat tire capability sure lets you have your cake and eat it too. Given your attention to detail, I'm curious on how find the Larry / Nate combo so far?

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    Thanks for all the kind words...I am quite pleased so far with the bike.

    I would like to try running the Larry reversed in the rear, but I think I may also give the Nate rear & BFL front a try as well.

    What we really need with all these ever-evolving tire options, is a Big Fat Nate!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by jncarpenter View Post
    Thanks for all the kind words...I am quite pleased so far with the bike.

    I would like to try running the Larry reversed in the rear, but I think I may also give the Nate rear & BFL front a try as well.

    What we really need with all these ever-evolving tire options, is a Big Fat Nate!!
    I've run a reversed Larry. Marginal increase in grip. Maybe you'd like a Husker Du in the back, and that Nate in the front.

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    The only reason I am considering the BFL up front is to help maintain geometry when I run the 29er rear. It noticeably steepens the HTA with the Nate (f) and 29er (r). Otherwise...the Nate is preferred overall...hence the BFN request


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    Fat, single, 30 and GOOD LOOKING!



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