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    Summer Weight Loss - Gone Skinny

    With our snow pack rapidly dwindling, I figured the fatbike could go on a diet. The 165mm rear spacing builds up a beautiful, symmetrical, strong rear wheel. A spare fork from the parts bin, Flow rims and Mike C's wheel building skills resulted in a nice "new" Ti 29er hardtail for all those trails where the FS 29er is overkill. The frame bags still fit, so it's primed for summer bike packing as well. Nothing says "versatility" like these frames - now if they only made a fat 29er tire. Before and After:
    When I see an adult on a bicycle, I do not despair for the future of the human race. ~H.G. Wells

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    Nice! What hubs did you use?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SmooveP View Post
    Nice! What hubs did you use?
    DT Swiss 440 FR 165mm, 36 spokes, in the rear. Hope Pro Evo 100mm 32 spokes in the front. Super-comps, black nips - Flows - tubeless. Uber-strong.
    When I see an adult on a bicycle, I do not despair for the future of the human race. ~H.G. Wells

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    Interesting. Your Carver frame is 165? Or did you just squeeze the dropouts together by 5mm?

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    Yes - 165mm. It will take the Salsa hub with a minor amount of fiddling.
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