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    Taipei Show fatbike


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    As little bike as possible, as silent as possible.
    Latitude: 5736' Highlands, Scotland

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    Nice! Needs a dynamo hub in front to power that light and IGH in the rear with a belt!

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    I guess that answers my questions about the implications of running the brake backwards.

    Cool!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Velobike View Post

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    That looks really light and by light I mean heavy. I'd say the undamped fork with the bounciness of the fat tire would make an interesting ride. Seems like the brake would extend the fork which might actually make it a little less scary under hard braking.

    Still though it looks really and imaginative from the usually less than imaginative and creative asian companies.
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    Yep, saw that one at Taipei.
    Cool looking ride.
    Claimed weight was 19.5kg (43lbs)

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    yeah, looks cool, but also looks like a heavy solution to a problem that has already been solved.
    Rigid SS 29er
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    Stop asking how much it weighs and just go ride it.

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    I think that fork is more about form that function It is a sweet bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MaximumX View Post
    Nice! Needs a dynamo hub in front to power that light and IGH in the rear with a belt!
    You nailed it. That's exactly what this bike needs to complete the look/functionality.

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    I like the look because I've been accumulating the bits to build a vintage fatbike - ie a fatbike as it would have looked if it was built in the 1930s when the idea was first mooted. Seeing as my Pug is 24 hour race trim weighs over 40lbs, I'm not greatly concerned about its weight.

    An undamped front fork, not really a problem if there is limited movement, but I'd prefer to see a floating brake linkage.
    As little bike as possible, as silent as possible.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Velobike View Post

    pic by Taiwan In Cycles
    If it had a 'gas tank' it would have the proper vintage look. Have to say, it is one of the most loveable designs I have seen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BENKD29 View Post
    yeah, looks cool, but also looks like a heavy solution to a problem that has already been solved.
    As espen said, form over function. Know your roots, man!

    Looks like a killer surfboard carrier to me.

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    That springer fork is sick!

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    Is that a modified law will leader?

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    brake caliper's mounted on the fork leg itself, not the linkage, s'all good, no extension effect!

    That is definitely not a lawwill leader, though the leader is very much designed in the same vein. (based on century-old linkage design)
    This type of fork you can find on old Monarchs and such
    If steel is real then aluminium is supercallafragiliniun!

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    This is the fatbke that really interested me from the Taipei Show:


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