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    Sandman gets fatter

    It's close, but it fits when mounted to a FlatTop 100 rim. Front is a standard Larry on a 47 mm rim. Kinda has that "rear wheel drive 1987 Chrysler Cordoba with snow tires on" look.


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    Thats good!! Will it fit between your fork?

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    Won't fit in the Maverick, but I wasn't planning on running that in winter anyway. It will fit in the White Bros. Snowpack I have sitting in a box waiting for the snow to fly.

    I've got the Nates on it now:
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    You dog!

    That Sandman frame looks nice.

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    Thanks.
    I think the Nates are going to be fun around here, with all the mud and wet rocks/roots we have. I was surprised at how well they roll on pavement. Way better than the old Gazzaloddis. They ain't light, though.

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    Thanks for the info on the Mav SC32, my friend will be bummed that it wont fit. I knew it would not fit on my DUC32.

    The Nates look great on your bike! Looking forward to a ride report.

    What is the height of the BFL's? Is it a true 29er in height or more? Can't wait to pick up mine on Sat!

    Thanks

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    the BFL fits in my SC32 on a UMA 50mm. now once i hit dirt it may present a problem, but here are the pics.
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    X2, looks amazing with the Nates.

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    Aha, I see now, what the two Larrys look like in the same photograph. Very noticeable girth difference. That Gobi looks tits with the Nates though.
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    Any chance it will fit in the Mav on an UMA 70? (fingers crossed)

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    Love the look of those Nate's for XC fat bikin'! Gonna have to start "pinchin'" from the food budget for FB swag again...

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    I would be out testing it now if I didn't have a cold that I am trying to get rid of. I predict that traction will not be a problem.

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    Nice to know as I'm strongly leaning towards a sandman at the moment (semi custom available, EU means no import duties). Lots of qs!:

    Do you get tyre-frame rub when riding or is there enough clearance to avoid that?

    Have you measured approx how many mms clearance you have?

    What drivetrain setup are you using, is there any tire-chain rub?

    And do we know if the flattop 100s are the same width as the clown shoes? (I know it sounds daft but I think it was fatback were saying their 90s were the equivalent of others 100s, which i didn't quite understand but anyway!).

    Thanks, hope you have been able to ride it with BFL or the Nates...

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    I have ridden it with the Nates on the trials rims. The BFL's and 100s will go on once the snow flies. No tire-to-frame rub. Haven't measured clearance, but it's fairly close. Will work OK in snow, I think. Gooey mud might be a problem. Drivetrain is standard for now (e.13 triple crank and 9 speed rear cassette). There is definitely chain rub in the granny gear. I will be switching to another crank (offset double, like the new Moonlander crank) and will probably have to drop a couple cogs off of the cassette for wintertime use. No idea on the Clownshoe vs. FlatTop width, but the BFLs measure about 113 mm on the FlatTops.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy FitzGibbon View Post
    Won't fit in the Maverick, but I wasn't planning on running that in winter anyway. It will fit in the White Bros. Snowpack I have sitting in a box waiting for the snow to fly.

    I've got the Nates on it now:
    How's the Nate clearance on the SC32?

    I'm building a fat front wheel on a 50mm UMA with an SC 32 and the Nate looked like the knobs would rub. Any issues?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy FitzGibbon View Post
    I have ridden it with the Nates on the trials rims.
    Are you using the Trailtech SL rims? Any idea how much they weigh? And can you tell me the width of the Nate and Larry on that rim?

    Thanks.

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    Thanks for the pics.

    What kind of cranks does your Sandman have?

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    Andy - how do the BFLs handle on the 50mm umas? I have the same rim on my fat front jones. I have a Nate arriving tomorrow, but I'm wondering if the BFLS will work.

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    Rims are Trial Tech SLs. Claimed weight is 632 grams. I didn't weigh them before building. The cranks on there in the photos are e.13. The bike has Mr. Whirly cranks on it now.

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    So how does it ride on the narrow rims???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy FitzGibbon View Post
    Rims are Trial Tech SLs. Claimed weight is 632 grams. I didn't weigh them before building.
    Thanks for the info. Have you tried setting them up tubeless? If not, what tubes do you use?

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    where can i get trial tech wheelset? where to buy?

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    That just looks well "Right" nice bike...are you using a Trialtech rear on the front aswell?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bikinmoto View Post
    where can i get trial tech wheelset? where to buy?
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    I have the non drilled race rear, and it weighs 806g

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    Quote Originally Posted by bikinmoto View Post
    where can i get trial tech wheelset? where to buy?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr Feelygood ! View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rabies010 View Post
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