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    El Gordo Bluto

    I still have to finish building a new wheel around the 150mm Salsa hub. That will happen tomorrow night. The down tube clearance is more than adequate.

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    Nice!!! I'm looking forward to seeing the complete build.
    I only ride bikes to fill the time when I'm not skiing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OldHouseMan View Post
    Nice!!! I'm looking forward to seeing the complete build.
    Actually, it was a complete build. I just had to see what a Bluto was like since the Bluto won't fit on my MoonJones.

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    Finally got the wheel laced. Only been able to ride it around the neighborhood. The 120mm works just fine.

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    Wow, that came out pretty cool.
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    "Before D.W., "anti-squat" was referred to as pedal feedback."

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    Fat to the max.
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    Hey Tripower, were you out at GBay Early Sunday Morning?
    Saw evidence of fatness....
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    "Before D.W., "anti-squat" was referred to as pedal feedback."

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    ^ Yep. I am out there at least once a day. It is my backyard . Of course, I have a few fatties so one of my fatless friends may have made the trails.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tripower View Post
    ^ Yep. I am out there at least once a day. It is my backyard . Of course, I have a few fatties so one of my fatless friends may have made the trails.
    They were fresh tracks! Must have just missed you or your buds. I should have taken a pic of my tracks on top of your's. I was riding my fattest trail tires. Kenda 2.4 Teleknox and it was hilarious to see how easily they fit inside the Fat tracks!
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    Hope

    One of my friends commented to me after seeing this thread and said it appeared to be an issue with "Tire Track Envy". I laughed so hard my office mates thought I went off the deep end (again).

    The best thing about fat tires is it makes your butt look smaller and I need all the help I can get.

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    El Gordo Bluto

    Quote Originally Posted by Tripower View Post
    One of my friends commented to me after seeing this thread and said it appeared to be an issue with "Tire Track Envy". I laughed so hard my office mates thought I went off the deep end (again).

    The best thing about fat tires is it makes your butt look smaller and I need all the help I can get.
    Lol! Easily post of the day. Strong contender for post of the week!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Tripower View Post
    Finally got the wheel laced. Only been able to ride it around the neighborhood. The 120mm works just fine.

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    Is your frame 190mm and what is the head tube angle with 120mm up front? I'm drooling over this bike. I am wondering if bud/lou will fit on a 170mm frame on 80mm or less rims. 120mm up front is tempting but will probably stick to 80 or 100mm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fleetfox View Post
    Is your frame 190mm and what is the head tube angle with 120mm up front? I'm drooling over this bike. I am wondering if bud/lou will fit on a 170mm frame on 80mm or less rims. 120mm up front is tempting but will probably stick to 80 or 100mm.
    It is a 170mm frame with 80mm rims with Bud and Lou. Plenty of clearance. I am not too sure what the head angle is with the Bluto but it handles great.

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