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    2.7" Tire on Large Marge rim

    While there are a lot of snow bikes here in MN, I figured I should post here and ask the experts...

    I've been searching for a while now, and haven't been able to find good pics... anyone have a pic of a 2.7" tire on a Large Marge rim?

    I'm looking to run a 2.7 Nevegal on a large marge in a 1x1 fork, but I'd be interested in seeing any similar set-ups.

    Or how about a good measurement of the tire width (at widest point) of a 2.7 on a LM?

    I'm also trying to get a feel for how the volume of a 2.7 compares to an Endomorph/LM combo.

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    I ran Timberwolf's (2.7) on a Marge on my 1X1. It worked ok if you cut off all the lugs. Not in the same class as an Endo on any rim.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thirstywork
    I ran Timberwolf's (2.7) on a Marge on my 1X1. It worked ok if you cut off all the lugs. Not in the same class as an Endo on any rim.
    Did you cut off the lugs in order to make it fit? Or was it simply a way to get a lower profile tire?

    Any pics of the Timberwolf/LM in the 1x1?

    Other recommended tires for a marge in a 1x1 fork?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pcrap
    Did you cut off the lugs in order to make it fit? Or was it simply a way to get a lower profile tire?

    Any pics of the Timberwolf/LM in the 1x1?

    Other recommended tires for a marge in a 1x1 fork?
    I cut off the lugs because the tire rolls way too slow in the snow. They will fit fine in a 1X. I don't think WTB makes the 2.7 Timberwolf anymore, but you might find them somewhere. For snow, you want very little tread. Kenda has a 2.6 Kinetic, if I remember right, which you could cut all the lugs off. I don't own the 1X anymore, so no pics available.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pcrap
    Did you cut off the lugs in order to make it fit?
    You do not have too. But you will be happier if you did! I ran a 2.7 timberwolf on a 1x1 with out any fit problems. You may want to consider running a endomorph

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    Quote Originally Posted by aka bubba
    You do not have too. But you will be happier if you did! I ran a 2.7 timberwolf on a 1x1 with out any fit problems. You may want to consider running a endomorph
    I think an Endomorph is too big for the 1x1 fork?

    The increase in HT angle (and cost) from the 100mm Pug fork is more than I can afford.

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    this is the best pic i have.

    surly 1x1/lm/nokian 3.0--

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    how does that 1X1 ride?

    The 1x1 might make a good working man's snow bike. How close is the clearance with LM and a 3.0 tire?

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    Sort of off topic, but I use LM rims front and rear, an Endo tire up front in a Puggs fork, a Serfas 3.0 tire w/ shaved center lugs (for snow rolling, not clearance issues) in a the back on a 1x1....the 3.0 and LM fit the 1x1 frame with no problems....although it feels like that Serfas tire is 3x as heavy as an Endo.

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    @ mtnbykr©™:

    Im going to built the same setup with 1x1 nokian 3.o and Large marges. But waht did you do with the machined side walls. Did you paint it? How?


    Greets Vetruv

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    Me too

    I ran Lm/2.7 Kendas on my 1x1. They fit fine. Rolls slow. The tires feel heavy while in motion.
    Swapped the fork to the straight blade Pugs, added an Endo. Never will change back.

    One note, when you put the 2.7 on Marge, It stands the side walls up and flattens the tread. Taller and more square.
    Search the Surly forum for the Stubpugs. That's mine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vetruv
    @ mtnbykr©™:
    But waht did you do with the machined side walls. Did you paint it? How?
    Greets Vetruv
    he used a small foam brush and semi flat/flat black paint. spins the wheel, and touches the foam brush to the sidewall.
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