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Old 12-28-14, 10:11 AM
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Originally Posted by Nick Bain View Post
I just crunched the numbers going for the lightest wheelset and I would save 3lbs per wheel going carbon/tubless. I wonder what that translates to in the real world.
$1,900, give or take.
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So my first "upgrade was a Kore riser bar and some ergon grips with bar ends. The kore turned out to be wider than the stocker and with the grips made it look like a moose ! And thus it was dubbed.

Question for you other f/b owners. Have you experienced diminishing returns on handlebar width? I worry that at some point I may be crashing through the woods and snag a branch with the bars. Clearly i can cut mine down. So much real estate I could carry a case of beer up there. Hmmmm.....
My Fatty came with 760mm El Guapo Ancho Bars and since I knew I wouldn't like them I ordered the 645mm On One Marys along with the bike. After making a test ride around the house the El Guapos came off. So glad I ordered the Marys with the bike!
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I had to do a 1-2 to get it out the front door. I'm sure it won't fit in the car, as the ds barely makes it as is.
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Old 12-29-14, 09:37 AM
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Originally Posted by intransit1217 View Post
So my first "upgrade was a Kore riser bar and some ergon grips with bar ends. The kore turned out to be wider than the stocker and with the grips made it look like a moose ! And thus it was dubbed.

Question for you other f/b owners. Have you experienced diminishing returns on handlebar width? I worry that at some point I may be crashing through the woods and snag a branch with the bars. Clearly i can cut mine down. So much real estate I could carry a case of beer up there. Hmmmm.....
I run Raceface Atlas Bars on my Pug, they are 785mm wide. At first I thought about cutting them down but after dropping and shortening the stem I really like the control and climbing leverage. I have to be be careful when the trees are tight though.

FWIW I am a big guy 6' 240ish winter weight.
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I like my 800mm wide Spank risers. I thought I'd have to cut them down but I like them as they are. Yeah I get pretty close to clattering trees when riding in the woods, but I've gotten used to that, too.

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That's nice. But it's for a 135mm spaced fork. Mine is a 150. I've been looking and haven't found one yet for the wider spacing. I'm sure someone will make one soon. Or maybe that could be my million dollar idea!
Now I just have to beat everyone to the market.
After more shopping, we ended up getting a hitch mount rack with wheel mounts - Products » The NV | Küat

This isn't just for the Pugsleys, we have a number of other bikes that will not allow fork mounting on the current rack. And this will allow the short wife to load a bike by herself (roof-rack is too high to reach). I will post updates when it arrives. Here are the beasts (we love them!):

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Originally Posted by Hypno Toad View Post
After more shopping, we ended up getting a hitch mount rack with wheel mounts - Products » The NV | Küat

This isn't just for the Pugsleys, we have a number of other bikes that will not allow fork mounting on the current rack. And this will allow the short wife to load a bike by herself (roof-rack is too high to reach). I will post updates when it arrives. Here are the beasts (we love them!):

Sweet bikes. I'm still looking for a way to put them on top. I'm worried about salt spray in the long term from being on the back.
I'll get a pic posted soon. For some reason I can't load it from my phone. I'll figure it out.
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I had one and didnt like it. I guess there not for everyone. In anything over a few inches of snow, its really slow going, lots of resistance, and deep soft sand, forget it. Really low gear going nowhere. Not a scrooge here. I see it as a cool novelty, but novelty it is. Something different to add to your stock.

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Finally ! THAR BE SNOOOOOOOWWW!
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What a workout just pedaling up and down the snowy streets! Powder on a hard surface is good. Packed snow and slush is good. The transitional stuff between the two is challenging to say the least. I've come to realize I've lost most of any off-road skills I ever had. I've forgotten how to skid ? Egads.

But riding around watching everyone with their snowblowers and shovels, taking down christmas lights, and noticing not one had a smile. Priceless.

I know. That's awful. But I couldn't help myself.

The spouse has a bad hip so any pics are stills in the back yard. But I'm going out again later. Action shots forthcoming!
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Old 01-06-15, 01:53 PM
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Originally Posted by intransit1217 View Post
What a workout just pedaling up and down the snowy streets! Powder on a hard surface is good. Packed snow and slush is good. The transitional stuff between the two is challenging to say the least. I've come to realize I've lost most of any off-road skills I ever had. I've forgotten how to skid ? Egads.

But riding around watching everyone with their snowblowers and shovels, taking down christmas lights, and noticing not one had a smile. Priceless.

I know. That's awful. But I couldn't help myself.

The spouse has a bad hip so any pics are stills in the back yard. But I'm going out again later. Action shots forthcoming!
Yep, but it gets easier

I hit the park trail on Sunday after a few inches of snow overnight. It was that powdery stuff on top of ice and frozen dirt. It was a good few inches deep in places and even deeper where it had drifted. That was a tough mutha of a ride! I saw two sets of 4" tracks and both gave up at around the one mile mark!

But I was glad I did it - a good workout for 1.45 minutes.
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Old 01-06-15, 06:44 PM
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I purchased this http://media.performancebike.com/ima...3-OLV-SIDE.jpg last weekend. Arrived yesterday at the store and waiting for call assembly is complete.

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Originally Posted by fatboy cycling View Post
I purchased this http://media.performancebike.com/ima...3-OLV-SIDE.jpg last weekend. Arrived yesterday at the store and waiting for call assembly is complete.

Access Chinook Bravo Fat Bike - 2015 at Performance Bike
Congrats, looks awesome!

I like the bikes with plenty of clearance on the top tube, makes it easier when you're having to put a foot down regularly or get going on a hill from a standing start.....I wish mine had that.

Is there snow where you live?
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Old 01-07-15, 12:01 PM
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Originally Posted by SHOFINE View Post
My Fatty came with 760mm El Guapo Ancho Bars and since I knew I wouldn't like them I ordered the 645mm On One Marys along with the bike. After making a test ride around the house the El Guapos came off. So glad I ordered the Marys with the bike!
Same stock was 800mm so I changed to some hard knuclebars 742?mm but still feel a bit wide so may change them but hopefuly make do.

My main problem is not that Im to streched out, my strech is fine, it that my whole boddy is far to forwards when decending so I am going to make my bars more vertical, maby evan angle them backwards a bit so I have more hight and and push back my COG a bit, also gonna see if I can push the seat back but think I might need a lay-back seat-post, also could just be I need to get used to it.

Iv orderd some Vee Bulldozer 4.7" to replace my ornage Vee Mission 4" as the orange was to much and also I want the extra width / better tred pattern and much better compound.

I am going to 1*10 it when cash allows to make rideing more fun and less thinking about what gear I am in.

I also tempted to change the damed white grips...nightmere to keep clean, and I have a bash wring also to protect it but mainly to stop my trousers getting ripped ahaha.
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Anyone noticing bike performance/ mechanical issues in the cold? I think my front brake cable shrunk today. Not enough to apply the brake but the freeplay was tiny! And the headset grease got sticky!

I brought it inside when I got home an all is normal again.

So fun to be out in it when everyone else is looking at you like you're nutso.
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Congrats, looks awesome!

I like the bikes with plenty of clearance on the top tube, makes it easier when you're having to put a foot down regularly or get going on a hill from a standing start.....I wish mine had that.

Is there snow where you live?

Thanks. Yes, I live in Michigan.
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This coming home tomorrow. Minnersorta treepoint oh. I've got over 20 miles of beach out front of the house & lots of logging roads nearby. Gonna be fun!
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Originally Posted by intransit1217 View Post
What a workout just pedaling up and down the snowy streets! Powder on a hard surface is good. Packed snow and slush is good. The transitional stuff between the two is challenging to say the least. I've come to realize I've lost most of any off-road skills I ever had. I've forgotten how to skid ? Egads.

But riding around watching everyone with their snowblowers and shovels, taking down christmas lights, and noticing not one had a smile. Priceless.

I know. That's awful. But I couldn't help myself.

The spouse has a bad hip so any pics are stills in the back yard. But I'm going out again later. Action shots forthcoming!
Finally got some snow here! Went out yesterday and today And agree with you on all counts!

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Oh man. Look at that build up of snow !
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ordered this the other day. out of stock expected to ship 1/31/15. one week ago rode Lk. Mi. Beach on a demo Salsa Mukluk. My third FB ride and I was hooked. Since then, snow and below zero wind chills which I am not hating until my bike ships. Framed Alaskan Carbon. IMHO best value out there. Test rode the Minnesota at LBS. Decided I wanted to go Carbon.
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ordered this the other day. out of stock expected to ship 1/31/15. one week ago rode Lk. Mi. Beach on a demo Salsa Mukluk. My third FB ride and I was hooked. Since then, snow and below zero wind chills which I am not hating until my bike ships. Framed Alaskan Carbon. IMHO best value out there. Test rode the Minnesota at LBS. Decided I wanted to go Carbon.
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Congrats. Nice looking bike. I've read a lot of good things about the Alaskan bikes. Be sure to post some pics/impressions when it arrives!
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Newest addition to my n+1 collection. Note to self. It is not wise to go for a ride on empty stomach right after shoveling driveway.
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fatboy cycling, is that the Ritchey? I did the same thing today. Somewhere around the 15 mile mark after fighting mixed media, I bonked. Hard. Had to walk a little and I nursed a clif bar to get me home. Derrrr.
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