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    Back n' Black (new bike pics)

    Well, I had one two years ago and I wished I never sold it, so...
    Here's the new 1x1 set up for packed snow riding(3" Kendas and a 22t freewheel. Kinda wish I went with disc brakes now, but wanted to try the Pauls(they also require no spring retainers on the brake studs if I file those off to fit Large Marge rims in the future). Problem is with the 3" tires there is just a wee bit of room between the top of the tire and the brake cable where it exits the "noodle". Any suggestions?
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    should have gone with discs man. Not only would your clearance problems be solved but they work better in the snow. They tend to ice up alot less.

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    size?

    What size frame is that? The headtube looks huge.

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    go fixed

    If you're riding in the snow, go fixed and ditch the rear brake. riding fixie in the snow feels like 4-wheel driving. you won't miss the v-brake, and it won't work in the snow anyway. nice looking bike!

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    Quote Originally Posted by AOK
    What size frame is that? The headtube looks huge.
    22" frame

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cygnus
    If you're riding in the snow, go fixed and ditch the rear brake. riding fixie in the snow feels like 4-wheel driving. you won't miss the v-brake, and it won't work in the snow anyway. nice looking bike!
    hmmm...that IS a option.

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    dude. What's with the mini wheels? My niner is working just fine on the snowmobike ( )trails 'round here. Hope you've still got the monkey for those dry summer trails.
    Just a regular guy.

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    nice bike!

    that's a nice bike! I know now I am all about 29ers, but the Pugsly...sell that black Surly when the Pug is available, then you have a real snow bike with mega HBFK tires.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ~martini~
    dude. What's with the mini wheels? My niner is working just fine on the snowmobike ( )trails 'round here. Hope you've still got the monkey for those dry summer trails.
    No worries, I'm still a 29" lover to the bone, but until they start makin' big arse tires I thought I'd give this a try. Oh, the diameter of these tires comes dern close to 29"
    We got 6" of snow so far today and coming home from work was a blast! Monster truckin baby!

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    Canti's

    Assuming you don't have disc hubs on those wheels or don't want to invest in discs, and don't want to go fixed --- you could always run canti's - they'll give you more clearance over the tires.

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    Here's mine

    My new Surly 1x1 which I've built using the bits and pieces out the shed.
    I will be getting discs when funds are available, I need them for the British mud, but apart from that it's spot on for the money.


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    Brew, you must have missed the psot of the year on the 29" board, BikeOnSnow put my ideas to reality, and now has a 30x2.6" studded snow tire with an air volume that will float a good boat anchor, let alone a biker on snow. He also made it work on his KM. And then he has that ski up front, making the whole a "sike"...oh man, if only we had snow here....
    Klok - XC - Skate - Ski

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    What's this "snow" stuff?

    From the land of the 20 degree (Celsius) winters, what is this snow stuff?

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    nice

    brew, Great bike

    Sell the wheels and go disc

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