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    Hope Fairy godmother needed...

    ...to give this pumpkin some wheels!

    While lacing up the wheels, I came to the realization that my hubs were 36H and the rims were 32H! When ordering the rims I assured myself(too lazy to go and look ) that the hubs were 32H, and ordered rims to match.

    I suppose I'll be calling Hope in the morning to get a new set of SS Pro 2s(I can use these hubs for a different project instead).

    Bike is planned as a fun, bash around, all weather bike.
    Surly 1x1 frame
    Surly 1x1 fork
    Surly SS seatpost clamp
    Thomson seatpost
    Selle Italia Flite saddle
    Hope headset
    Thomson X4 stem
    Niner Flat Top 9 handlebar
    Avid Speed Dial SL levers
    Avid BB7 brakes 7"/6"
    Shimano XT cranks(Salsa chainring/bash)
    Time pedals
    SRAM 890 chain
    Hope Pro 2 hubs QR F/SS R
    Surly cog
    DT Comps/brass nips
    Surly Large Marge XC rims
    Maxxis Minion 2.7" tires(may have found some 3.0 Gazzas too!)

    Anyways, here are the pics of the build so far!
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    Ah... you're doing what I wish I had the money to do. As$hole.

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    Hmm...wondering why with that wheelset choice you didn't just go Pugsley?

    I am sure it will be a cool build and fun to ride anyway.

    I have an old 1x1 I have been tempted to do that with...but once investing in non-offset Marges they don't swap to a Pug or other frame with offset...so I have stalled and looking at other options.

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    That's a great set up. I ran much the same before Pugs came out. Had a 2.6" Gazza on front and a 2.3" on the rear. The bike would plow through stuff like not other I've ridden since. Wasn't too bad to ride once the wheels were spun up, and it had people doing double takes while out riding. You'll love it. Good show.
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    Thanks for all the comments, I should have my hubs coming on Friday, so I should have everything done Friday night for my 3 day weekend!

    canyonrat,

    I decided to go this route because I had many of the parts on hand already, and I couldn't justify the expense of 2 rear hubs, 2 rear brakes and offset Large Marges that were all Pugs specific. If I enjoy the ride of this then maybe later I will be looking into a Fatback or other "fat bike".

    I have an SS Stumpy 29er and a Yeti 575, so this is very different from what I'm used to. The rims with the tires installed almost measure 27.5", so does that mean I have a 650B bike?

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    Heh, I have pretty much everything I need to build up my 1x1 frame too...except the rims and spokes. So I totally understand.

    Looking forward to seeing your complete build...could be the stoke that puts me over the edge on putting mine back together.

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    Any updates on your 1x1 build? I plan on ordering an orange 1x1 tomorrow. I wanna throw some wide rims and tires on it and maybe a 650b set for normal XC. I'm also trying to decide between a 18" or 16" frame to allow more room. Pics Pics Pics please! lol

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    I will get some ride pics from this weekend up shortly. I had a blast riding this thing all weekend, it's a lot of fun!

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    Awesome. How'd it ride with the wide rims and 2.7 tires?

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    Forewarning: mostly crappy phone pics!
    1. Fat tire.
    2. Sexy pose.
    3. Where we're going.
    4. Moooove it!
    5. Me in the cornfield!
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    1. Tractor roll.
    2. A small corn snack(not really, it was feed corn).
    3. More corn.
    4. MD country, awesome.
    5. Logs.
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    1. Brian on some logs.
    2. Me on some logs.
    3. A stop at the farmer's market on the way home.
    4. Delicious.
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    Sweet! I can't wait to order and build up one. The fatties make the bike look mean.

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    The bike is just crazy to ride too. The tires are the super tacky version and they grip like none other. I'm sure tread life sucks but we'll see. Just riding the bike is a bouncy ride until you find the right tire pressure for you. I settled around 7 or 8 psi(guage on a floor pump, who knows how accurate that is).

    I actually hit the biggest log ride I've ever done on this bike. The log was about 3' tall, and the run up was an 8 inch wide flat log that was quite steep. I also hit a decent sized drop(3' maybe) on this thing and I had no problem with the bike being rigid. I can see how Jeff Jones hits 6' drops on his fatbikes.

    I think that the big sticky tires and the profile that the rims give them turn this bike into a tank, or monster truck, or tractor, or all terrain vehicle. For me, this is exactly what I hoped for. I wanted a bike to ride everywhere, log rides, log overs, big rocks, and I found it.

    However, the trade off for all these grand qualities, is obviously weight. I will say, if you can keep turning the pedals, this bike will keep going. Just realize that these rims, tires, and tubes add at least 5 pounds of rotating weight. But secretly, that's why it's an SS, so I can puss out and blame my gearing.

    I can get some more pics with my real camera, if anyone is interested.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amnesia
    I can get some more pics with my real camera, if anyone is interested.
    Hey, I'm up for somemore if your offering

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    As others have said, this is definitely on my to do list for he 1x1. More pics is appreciated. I can't quite tell from the pics did you cut of the canti mounts?

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    Pics incoming soon then, gotta get lunch though.

    It was not necessary to cut the entire mount off, just the tab where the spring post from the brake goes into. I may eventually cut the whole mounts off, but I didn't want to go too crazy right away.

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    Cool! Thanks! How wide is the tire aftr mounting them on the large marge?

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    I don't have calipers but the tire is just slightly wider than the rim, with a ruler it looks to be about 68mm wide at the sidewall.

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    First 2 were after being built(still clean!), the rest are from today after riding all weekend.
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    I want it

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    Thanks for the update and pictures. I love the fat tire look. You've fed my addiction further

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    Your stuff is much nicer than my stuff .

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChipV
    Your stuff is much nicer than my stuff .

    I suppose that's a benefit of working at a bike shop! The bikes are my only true passion though, so that's where my spending money goes.

    I got a set of Titec J-bars in today and mounted them up. They look and feel pretty good in a parking lot test. I didn't even change the stem length because I have a shorter torso and longer legs, so I think it may fit me better this way. I will definitely get a ride in Thursday and Sunday, so I may update this then.

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    That bike looks like a ton of fun. You'll love the J-bars, I bet. Make sure to post a pic of the bike with the new bars!

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