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    New question here. Anyone Manufacturing Fat Cargo Bikes

    Just as it says, is anyone out there making fat cargo bikes?
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    Try googleing "fat cargo bike".
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    Quote Originally Posted by sryanak View Post
    Try googleing "fat cargo bike".
    Yeah did that and many other ways as well, all I see is homemade jobs.
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    my friend Lance Portnoff makes them: Design Logic Bikes: Design Logic Da Phat Complete Bike | eBay

    i've ridden one- they're every well made and handle exceptionally.

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    Give Surly a nudge.

    I beat Peter's ear at great length about this earlier this year, but he thinks there's no demand.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gigantic View Post
    my friend Lance Portnoff makes them: Design Logic Bikes: Design Logic Da Phat Complete Bike | eBay

    i've ridden one- they're every well made and handle exceptionally.
    Those look awesome!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Velobike View Post
    Give Surly a nudge.

    I beat Peter's ear at great length about this earlier this year, but he thinks there's no demand.
    Thats what I was thinking. I ride a Moonlander that is about 14 months old. However this bike I am looking for is not for me. It is for one of my old soldiers, he just had all his stuff jacked.
    I opened another thread about it here. http://forums.mtbr.com/general-discu...ke-929370.html

    https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/r...mics/x/8589880

    Like I mentioned in the thread I do not know anything about the web page on how that stuff works. I spent all day looking for a dealer online who sells the Surly Bill Trailer. I found one company in Germany and ordered it and another company in Italy who has the hitch on hand and ordered that. Like I said I do not know how that website works, so I figured I would replace his trailer at the least for him. Then that kind of got me in the spirit so I started looking for cargo bikes. I am a fan of Surly my self and I figured it would be hard to push him that direction considering his current situation but that does not stop me from buying one for him. Been looking at the Big Dummy and even found a place online in Austria who has one for sale but they want 3K Euro for that, almost 4K USD, so that is not happening.

    I just want him up and running as fast as he can.

    I will reach out directly to Surly though as you suggested, however it took me like 30 emails over 2 years before I found a dealer in Europe who actually had one. Never could get Surly on the phone and they sure do not answer emails, but to me it was worth the wait.

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    Anyone Manufacturing Fat Cargo Bikes

    So that bike listed on eBay would probably be not very amazing on trails due to head tube angle is that correct? Otherwise it looks awesome for like a bike packing on the road bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tundratrader View Post
    So that bike listed on eBay would probably be not very amazing on trails due to head tube angle is that correct? Otherwise it looks awesome for like a bike packing on the road bike.
    Yeah I am not sure really, it seems fine but I never heard of them. However that is not saying much because I have been outside the US since 1998 and spend most my time riding.

    I bet shipping that to Europe would be killer. LOL
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    Design Logic Bikes makes cargo fat bikes

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    Quote Originally Posted by tundratrader View Post
    So that bike listed on eBay would probably be not very amazing on trails due to head tube angle that correct? Otherwise it looks awesome for like a bike packing on the road bike.
    I rode one a year ago, it's quite agile for its size and because of the rearward weight bias from the frame, the head tube angle seems less steep than it actually is. The tubing is super stout, too. Most of the Design Engine bikes are built to order; I imagine he could build one with any spec you want.

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    I'm going to just say that Surly will have one. Sooner than you think.

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