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    Snard Done!

    Been building a knard bike for snow/mud, Snow+Knard=Snard
    Just back from paint, going to start with 1 x 10, I did a direct mount FD hanger for 2x10, but with CS's at 450 the tire may hit the chain. It was hard to mock everything up without the tires in hand. When they finally came (thanks Jenson) just had to build it out.
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    We'll put the seat tube down farther and ride it tonight
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    24 pound 15oz, not bad for a big moma-homa!
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    Re: Snard Done!

    Nice...any more pics ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rustybkr View Post
    Nice...any more pics ?
    +1 . 25lbs seems very good considering the tires, what tubes did you use?

    thanks, Brian

    Edit: first post here, been reading for awhile

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    Have to ask shop on tubes, couple build shots:
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    Going to a tig frame building class this weekend with Carl from Vicious Cycles, so more pics next week
    And a ride report...
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    andy
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    Panceti Blunt 35's, sorry for glare shot in the bike shop, hard to see.
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    Those tires are just a silly fad.




















    An AWESOME silly fad!

    Nice work. That's pretty damn light, relatively. Mine isn closer to 28lbs on the bathroom scale.
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    True temper tubes, BMX 1.375 DT 1.25 TT, the new version of Deda 29r chain stays with the big bend.
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    Snard Done!

    Awesome and love the top tube arc! You bend in the roller as is or ...?

    Mine with the Rabbit Holes and normal tubes is a bit tankier at 28 plus lbs with my fork. The RH's are nice but they add a half pound for just the rims. I also heard that the tire profile isn't much bigger (2mm-ish) than P35's so you made the right call IMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Meriwether View Post
    I also heard that the tire profile isn't much bigger (2mm-ish) than P35's so you made the right call IMO.
    Hey;

    The only thing that concerns me with these types of setups is whether you will experience excess side roll from a wide tire on a narrow rim. I've had that problem in the past. Any report there?
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    Folks have been *really* trying to make the Krampus a 9er fat bike..... It's not. They aren't happy at 5psi the way a "real" fatty is. That said, you're missing the point if you run them at max psi. THAT said, in the short time and low pavement only miles my Knards/P35 combo have not felt like a flat tire on a narrow rim while bombing around at precisely 15-20 ish psi. IMO if you're really wanting to run less tthan 15ish psi, you'd be better served with a "proper" fatty.
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    Snard Done!

    I don't know which of my two tire gauges to trust but I've been riding my Knards at 9-11 in front and 12-15 in rear depending on terrain. Any higher and it's too bouncy on rocky stuff or braking bumps or washboards. They are super fast at higher pressure.

    I gotta say that it is my new full time MTB, it's really a fun bike if you like rigid hardtails. I personally think it can be a 29er fat bike *in the right conditions*. I rode it on snow at 8 and 10psi and it does ok. Maybe my results vary with the Rabbit Hole rims. I'd like the 27tpi tires at lower psi tho. But yes, at 5psi the tires are not meant to be. Hopefully there will be a 3.4" by years end. That'll give them a Endomorph sized patch and be more snow worthy...at least where I live.

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    Whit,
    Did the bend on HF tube rollers with Swag offroad dies. I'm just finishing a tig welding class with Carl in New York so haven't ridden the Snard yet, but, I left it with the owner of my LBS, and he reports he's never had more fun on a bike! It's handling so nice, and he's learning how much it can lean, now he wants the next bike to run 3.0 tiresName:  8632756073_30437998c1_m.jpg
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    cheers
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    When has anything Surly just been a passing fad?

    Quote Originally Posted by G-reg View Post
    Those tires are just a silly fad.




















    An AWESOME silly fad!

    Nice work. That's pretty damn light, relatively. Mine isn closer to 28lbs on the bathroom scale.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spinsir View Post
    When has anything Surly just been a passing fad?
    Sarcasm.
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