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    My FAT Box

    Here is an XXL Lenz Lunchbox that I had widened to 170mm. It has an 05 Dorado, Echo rims, Profile crank, custom Ti bashguard, Hope brakes. More to come...

    -Nolan
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    Ho, lee, crap.

    Outta the park winner. Did Devin do that for you?

    Great, new lust, just what I need......
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    sheeeoot.


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    Uh.....wow. I think I just heard the click of the bar being raised.

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    So ill
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    There I was lurking on the forum as usual when...

    Nice.
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    Real nice!

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    Dude.

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    Wow...talk about fatbike evolution. This year is ending in a blaze of inovation. Really impressive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by apbtlvr View Post
    Wow...talk about fatbike evolution. This year is ending in a blaze of inovation. Really impressive.
    Evolution nope it's A REVOLUTION!
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    Looks Insane!

    Although the front end looks a bit high.

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    thank you very much, now I can this fat bike fever out of my body what was I dreaming about..

    Now I can get real sick about full all mountain fatness, wow you nailed it man you did!!
    Ridin ridin ridin..... raw ti!

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    crazy! Nice work!
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    Off the hook...
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    Holy hell that's awesome. Nice work dude!

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    Wow. Very nice sir!
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    W o w

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    Pure bike porn!

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    Thanks everyone!!

    I started this project in March by scoring a used xxl frame and I had just upgraded to a newer Dorado on my other bike so I had this one laying around. All I did was add 20mm to the 150mm rear end using a bridgeport and a lathe to make the spacers. I had a friend who welds drag race car frames do the welding and had it heat treated/aged. Put on a Profile crank with the 6 7/8 Ti BB, added spacers and the chainline is perfect. I am running a single ring Action Tec 27t Ti ring with a 9 speed cassette. The frame was sanded and polished along with some other parts (fork crown, brake levers and rockers) then clear powdercoated.

    Originally I had asked Devin if he would make me one of these but he is so busy already that he couldn't. I emailed him a pics of her last week and he thought it was cool. I wish he would make these, I think he would sell tons.

    The Ride:

    It feels like I am riding a pillow is the best way to explain it. Anything in its path it just eats it up and I have been going over and off stuff that I won't do on my Niner WFO. Having 6.7'' in the front with a BFL and 6'' rear with a larry is in a word "plush". I really can't wait until the snow flies so I can take her down a local ski area (6'' droper post is in a UPS truck somewhere). This bike may be faster on the DH than my Niner too, it's fast!!

    It weights 39lbs which is good for an xxl frame, 8lb fork and DH brakes. It took a while to build and save for nice parts but my dream came true and I am so happy with the results.

    -Nolan

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    Wow, man you have been holding out on us! Sweet bike, oh so sweet.

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    My wife is going to kill you.
    Let the market decide!

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    PIMP slap us why don't ya!! Well done!
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    Nolan my Friend, that is a truly AWESOME FS Fatty

    Using a 150mm rear end to start with was inspired

    Your Fat Lunch looks VEEEEEEEEEERRRRYYYY tasty

    Just remind me ...... HOW TALL are you ??????

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    That was a surprise to say the least!

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    Holy smokes, I love it. Hats off to you good sir.

    I'd love to see a video of this thing in action, rolling through a rock garden or something.

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    wow, awesome build, looks the part
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    I like the raw look in combination with the shiny rims !

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    Hey Dr,

    I'm 6'9" 235lbs so I was very lucky to find that frame used.

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    that bike just ate every other makers lunch.
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    Crazy man! Looks awsome!!!

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    Nice garage door shot!


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    Nothing to get excited about












    Pugsley, because I can't afford to replace you with one of these.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nolan17 View Post
    Hey Dr,

    I'm 6'9" 235lbs so I was very lucky to find that frame used.
    On the group ride, you swap bikes with.........nobody (or maybe Manute Bol, if he happens to be along).

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    Quote Originally Posted by MendonCycleSmith View Post
    Ho, lee, crap.
    I was scrolling down through the pictures, thinking "Hoooo...leee...craaaaaap."




    Glad I wasn't alone.

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    What kind of rims did those start out as? Those bad boys look sweet.
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    Happy my old box went to good use. Looks great.

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    LunchBox?

    No.

    FatBox?

    Nyet.

    That thing is a freakin' buffet table!

    Top notch!

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    Geez, somewhat speechless here. NICE BUILD!!!
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    That is just awesome in every way.
    That is like porn for an engineer....
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    The rims are echo SL trials rims, very stiff and light. When I saw the silver/raw color I had to have them.

    Got another ride in last night, dialed the susp in a little more and cannot get the smile off my face!! Unlimited traction, bottomless suspension, the Lenz slack ht and short stays really let me bit throw the bike around with ease.

    I am thinking of machining out a new "yoke" for the bottom rear triangle so that I can fit a BFL or BFNate if such a thing comes out in the future.

    -Nolan

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    At first I was like "That's a pretty nice mod." I am not a suspension fan so my reaction is only based on the quality of work. Then I saw the close up on those rims and I was like "I need some alone time" with them.

    Enjoy your riding and may all the low flying* branches stay out of your way.



    *Low being relative says this 5' 8" rider.

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    plan it...build it....ride it...love it....
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    fukk me sideways with a chainsaw!!!

    that's disturbingly proportional.
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    Turned out nice. Good job. Welcome to the club

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    Quote Originally Posted by byknuts View Post
    fukk me sideways with a chainsaw!!!
    You nailed it head-on!
    Donít frail and blow if youíre going to Braille and Flow.

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    nolan thanks for the pm, I'm not in here enough (maybe that's a good thing) and missed your stunning bike. Not f'in factory built in my book and that's good, thing looks so better and solid.
    I hear a murmur in the garage, yes it's my abominable snowbike in the garage murmuring as if it has just been compassionately castrated.

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    dirtydoug: thanks for the motivation to start this build. When I saw your FAT Turner I had to have a fat full susp bike. Also a thanks to Matt at Samsara cycles (he made dirtydougs turner) for allowing me to pick his brain and for the fabrication advice along the way.

    -Nolan

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    Awesome looking bike Nolan !!!
    I'm about your size, so it's great to see some big "performance" bikes....would be cool to see a video of the suspension working

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    Build pics

    Here is a step by step of how I fabricated the rear triangles +20mm

    -Nolan
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    Weld close ups

    Not bad for a TIG.
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    Great now there is fat bike porn

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    Quote Originally Posted by nolan17 View Post
    Here is an XXL Lenz Lunchbox that I had widened to 170mm. It has an 05 Dorado, Echo rims, Profile crank, custom Ti bashguard, Hope brakes. More to come...

    -Nolan

    Sh-sh-shipping t-t-to 83704 ?!!!

    Awesome build, dude!
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    Quote Originally Posted by sikocycles View Post
    Happy my old box went to good use. Looks great.

    So you went through and sold your baby, eh?!

    She sure got a new lease on life, wouldn't you say?!
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    Thats impressive

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