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Forum: Fatbikes
10-19-14, 08:47 PM
Replies: 418
Views: 125,300
Posted By scrublover

My Fatty at the moment. ...

My Fatty at the moment.

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04-30-14, 04:53 AM
Replies: 4,411
Views: 303,940
Posted By scrublover

It's been a good few days recently. ...

It's been a good few days recently.

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03-04-14, 02:37 AM
Replies: 4,411
Views: 303,940
Posted By scrublover

http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f12/scrublover/2...

http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f12/scrublover/2014/February/IMG_0435.jpg

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03-01-14, 12:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 565
Posted By scrublover

I've found that usually looks good. Doing the...

I've found that usually looks good. Doing the hole bar/stem/post/cranks everything like that IMO is too much.

Plus the little stuff is cheaper to do anyhow!
02-28-14, 11:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 565
Posted By scrublover

I've collected quite a bit over the years. The...

I've collected quite a bit over the years. The addiction started at Veloswap in 2000 or so. Picked up this big haul of 90's anodized bits in various colors for cheap, and it went from there.
...
02-28-14, 11:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 565
Posted By scrublover

Wait, they went OUT of style at some point? ...

Wait, they went OUT of style at some point?

http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f12/scrublover/bike%20tech/IMG_0388.jpg

Those are some very old SRP crank bolts.
02-24-14, 08:09 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,518
Posted By scrublover

Yeah, from the OP. I just don't know what...

Yeah, from the OP. I just don't know what brought it on. Purely a Q from the poster, or what? I got the impression he's thinking there is "pressure" there, but whatever.

Riding bikes is fun...
02-24-14, 07:56 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,518
Posted By scrublover

Right - I agree. I'm not actually sure on the...

Right - I agree. I'm not actually sure on the point of the thread - who or where is saying fat bikes will replace any kind of bike? If that kind of info is being tossed about, I'm sure not seeing...
02-22-14, 09:39 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,518
Posted By scrublover

It's not always about the best or fastest tool...

It's not always about the best or fastest tool for the job.

Sometimes it's about the most fun tool for the job, which can vary from day to day.

Some days it's the hardtail, some days it's the...
02-21-14, 03:52 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,518
Posted By scrublover

Having pedaled some big pig bikes around on XC...

Having pedaled some big pig bikes around on XC kinda stuff as well, a fatty is way, way more suited than a DH or big FR rig. You're not working against the suspension (no matter how well tuned) or...
02-21-14, 12:41 AM
Replies: 3,217
Views: 1,407,664
Posted By scrublover

Sweet! The skinwalls look *just* right on that...

Sweet! The skinwalls look *just* right on that bike.
02-20-14, 02:44 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,518
Posted By scrublover

It's suprisingly not as bad as you'd think. ...

It's suprisingly not as bad as you'd think. Caveat: I live somewhere where the climbs are short and steep vs. long prolonged slogs. There are some spots around me I'll likely not ever ride the...
02-10-14, 10:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,609
Posted By scrublover

Then don't worry about touch up paint - you need...

Then don't worry about touch up paint - you need something to prevent the rub in the first place.

Get a big roll or sheet of sticky back Velcro and use the fuzzy side. Cut it to fit the spots...
02-08-14, 07:04 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 63,715
Posted By scrublover

Not quite the same, but... I've recently...

Not quite the same, but...

I've recently started making my own paneer. Frickin' awesome! Fry it up and combine with your meal of choice = tits!
02-08-14, 07:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,609
Posted By scrublover

1. ride it and don't worry about it. 2....

1. ride it and don't worry about it.

2. ride it and don't worry about it, but after covering the sensitive areas with clear protective tape

3. get to your closest store with a large selection...
01-31-14, 10:13 PM
Replies: 3,217
Views: 1,407,664
Posted By scrublover

Faaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaatty! ...

Faaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaatty!

http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f12/scrublover/bike%20tech/IMG_0271.jpg
01-28-14, 01:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 877
Posted By scrublover

New pads. Stick a 185mm rotor up front (and make...

New pads. Stick a 185mm rotor up front (and make sure you order up the right adapter for your caliper/fork mount) and see about getting a bleed done, or doing it yourself - it's easy, and a basic...
01-26-14, 04:14 PM
Replies: 4,411
Views: 303,940
Posted By scrublover

Yes! Never a fan of Belcher, but once up there,...

Yes! Never a fan of Belcher, but once up there, the rest of it was always worth the grunt.

http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f12/scrublover/2014/January/pasties.jpg
01-25-14, 07:16 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 504
Posted By scrublover

Um. Yeah. They/you are on crack if they/you...

Um. Yeah. They/you are on crack if they/you think $500 for that NOW is a good deal. Especially with another $111.66 for shipping.

A cool but not particularly coveted retro/classic, with a pretty...
12-28-13, 12:25 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 8,902
Posted By scrublover

Hell yeah you notice the weight - but it really...

Hell yeah you notice the weight - but it really isn't too horrible. It's a slow climber than my other bikes, but it'll also motor up stuff where I'd be slipping on the other bikes, or having to hoof...
12-27-13, 12:18 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 857
Posted By scrublover

Two options. 1. Something is out of spec...

Two options.

1. Something is out of spec with...something. Since you've tried new fork lowers and a new Maxle, it seems as if it could only be your hub. See if you can get ahold of another wheel...
12-27-13, 12:11 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 8,902
Posted By scrublover

I've got one in addition to my other rides. It's...

I've got one in addition to my other rides. It's by no means replacing any of them, but it sure is fun. It's getting more of my winter solo ride time than the other bikes. Not the bike I'll be...
12-15-13, 05:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,103
Posted By scrublover

Yes. ...

Yes.
http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f12/scrublover/2013/December/IMG_0097.jpg

And damn you, Sixty Fiver - it was your fat bike pics which drove me over the edge......
12-03-13, 08:12 PM
Replies: 4,411
Views: 303,940
Posted By scrublover

A good ride at one of my favorites. Up we...

A good ride at one of my favorites.

Up we go.
http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f12/scrublover/2013/December/IMG_0285.jpg

The goods. ...
11-27-13, 08:04 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 8,563
Posted By scrublover

Yep, exactly. A catalog frame. Way, way more...

Yep, exactly. A catalog frame. Way, way more bike companies do this than many people realize. Order up the frames you need with your paint and graphics, slap on your parts spec of choice, and...
11-16-13, 10:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,173
Posted By scrublover

Yep, late 80's-early 90's. That was a pretty...

Yep, late 80's-early 90's. That was a pretty decent hot bike, back in the day, from a lesser known and now long gone brand.

Yeah, they are asking high - it's not anything particularly coveted,...
11-16-13, 09:50 AM
Replies: 4,411
Views: 303,940
Posted By scrublover

In the 20's yesterday morning, warmed up into the...

In the 20's yesterday morning, warmed up into the low 50's by the time I got to riding. Excellent!

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11-16-13, 09:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 467
Posted By scrublover

The price would have to be astoundingly cheap. ...

The price would have to be astoundingly cheap.

No warranty? Already repaired once?

I'm quite pleased with my Santa Cruz Blur TRc and am sold on (when done well) as a frame material, but...
...
11-07-13, 01:19 PM
Replies: 3,217
Views: 1,407,664
Posted By scrublover

Curious to see what you think of that. Gave it...

Curious to see what you think of that. Gave it an attempt when they first came out, gave up shortly. The drag in the overdrive felt horrible, despite a clean and faced install. Worked as...
11-01-13, 07:35 PM
Replies: 4,411
Views: 303,940
Posted By scrublover

http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f12/scrublover/2...

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10-28-13, 09:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 681
Posted By scrublover

Shorten chain as much as possible. Run an...

Shorten chain as much as possible.

Run an un-ramped SS or DH specific chain ring, if not already.

Those are the cheap ways, and thee easiest. On a hardtail, yes? If you've not done those...
10-25-13, 05:38 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 8,563
Posted By scrublover

Psst: you don't have to spend that much. ...

Psst: you don't have to spend that much.

The On-One Fatty complete bike goes for 1449 shipped I picked up my frame/fork/wheel setup and fat crank for under 1000 shipped. Then built up with the...
10-25-13, 10:20 AM
Replies: 3,217
Views: 1,407,664
Posted By scrublover

You missed the obvious. All You Haters...

You missed the obvious.


All You Haters Suck My Fatty.
10-25-13, 10:18 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 8,563
Posted By scrublover

Pssst: go peek at the daily rides thread - last...

Pssst: go peek at the daily rides thread - last page has pics from my first ride on my fatbike. It's a mountainbike (duh) that just has reeeeeally fat tires. Ride it wherever and however you want. ...
10-25-13, 07:00 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 8,563
Posted By scrublover

Meh - fixed isn't the fad people think it is. ...

Meh - fixed isn't the fad people think it is. Fixed gear bikes have been around a loooong time, all over the world. The fad with them is the coffee-shop/hipster-ism lifestyle stuff. Fixed gear has...
10-25-13, 06:50 AM
Replies: 3,217
Views: 1,407,664
Posted By scrublover

Nice! I'm almost wondering if drilling the rims...

Nice! I'm almost wondering if drilling the rims is actually worth the time. But, I've got a couple decent hole saws already, so may as well. Cheap and easy, just time consuming. So I'll save it...
10-24-13, 11:23 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 8,563
Posted By scrublover

This is where the On-One and some of the other...

This is where the On-One and some of the other newer ones shine - not just meant as snaux bikes, but just a mtb with super fat tires. The geo is more tuned towards general trail riding, IMO, than...
10-24-13, 08:03 PM
Replies: 3,217
Views: 1,407,664
Posted By scrublover

All right Mr. Demille, I'm ready for my close up....

All right Mr. Demille, I'm ready for my close up.

http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f12/scrublover/2013/October/IMG_0386.jpg
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10-23-13, 11:20 PM
Replies: 3,217
Views: 1,407,664
Posted By scrublover

It's actually not that bad - 68* as is. ...

It's actually not that bad - 68* as is. Considering my Kamui and the TRc are both at 67*, but this one won't steepen up with any fork compression, it's pretty nice.

It's not as if I'm going to...
10-23-13, 08:48 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,302
Posted By scrublover

ride, practice, ride, practice, repeat. ...

ride, practice, ride, practice, repeat.

riding with faster and more skilled people than yourself is a huge help - more than just riding the bike alone all the time.
10-21-13, 09:04 PM
Replies: 4,411
Views: 303,940
Posted By scrublover

First ride on it, so was stopping to tweak setup...

First ride on it, so was stopping to tweak setup and pressure a bunch anyhow. After the first 15 minutes or so, felt comfy enough to start doing stupid stuff. Fun bike. Not going to replace the...
10-21-13, 08:21 PM
Replies: 3,217
Views: 1,407,664
Posted By scrublover

Phat. ...

Phat.

http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f12/scrublover/2013/October/IMG_0250.jpg

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10-21-13, 05:20 PM
Replies: 4,411
Views: 303,940
Posted By scrublover

Dan: don't sweat most fat-bike rims only being...

Dan: don't sweat most fat-bike rims only being single-wall. Seriously. It's a non-issue.

http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f12/scrublover/2013/October/IMG_0163.jpg
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10-21-13, 08:11 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,855
Posted By scrublover

785mm low rise bars, 60mm and 70mm stems,...

785mm low rise bars, 60mm and 70mm stems, depending on the bike. Love 'em. And I'm a whopping 5'8" tall with average shoulders/arms.

As you go wider, you need to shorten the stem - the wider...
10-20-13, 11:07 AM
Replies: 4,411
Views: 303,940
Posted By scrublover

http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f12/scrublover/2...

http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f12/scrublover/2013/October/IMG_0078.jpg

http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f12/scrublover/2013/October/IMG_0056.jpg
10-20-13, 11:06 AM
Replies: 3,217
Views: 1,407,664
Posted By scrublover

Working on something new. ...

Working on something new.
http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f12/scrublover/2013/October/IMG_0145-1.jpg
10-15-13, 01:57 AM
Replies: 4,411
Views: 303,940
Posted By scrublover

The new shorts are cargolicious ...

The new shorts are cargolicious
http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f12/scrublover/2013/October/IMG_0051.jpg

http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f12/scrublover/2013/October/IMG_0105.jpg
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10-15-13, 01:53 AM
Replies: 4,411
Views: 303,940
Posted By scrublover

A couple from the last while. A buddy on his...

A couple from the last while.

A buddy on his new 27.5 Trance-X. I pedaled it around a bit. It rode like a bike.
http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f12/scrublover/2013/October/IMG_4901.jpg
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10-15-13, 01:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 675
Posted By scrublover

Ride hard for a year or two and don't do an oil...

Ride hard for a year or two and don't do an oil change or anything an get back to us about that.
10-11-13, 07:40 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 8,563
Posted By scrublover

On-One Fatty rolling chassis and X.9 fat-bike...

On-One Fatty rolling chassis and X.9 fat-bike crank will be at my door in a few days...

Swapping parts off my older hardtail, will report back. I'm not looking at it as a "snow bike" so much as...
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