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06-18-24, 07:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 318
Posted By jeneralist

Day 1: Manayunk to French Creek State Park, 48 miles

The day was forecast to be gorgeous, with highs in the mid-80s, and just enough cloud cover to give a rest. I packed my bike with clothes, a tent, chargers, and whatnot, (18 pounds in one pannier, 12...
01-21-24, 10:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,597
Posted By rickpaulos

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01-21-24, 06:45 PM
Replies: 1,384
Views: 535,589
Posted By digitalmouse

Icy conditions in Denmark can't stop my Hase...

Icy conditions in Denmark can't stop my Hase Kettwiesel trike! And finding a parking spot in a crowded train station or shopping center is no problem! :)
...
01-21-24, 05:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 499
Posted By ZIPP2001

Just so much fun

Winter hasn't started that great the last two years, so you have to take what you can get. I really don't mind the cold temps because I have the proper clothing that works for me. Even with so-so...
01-15-24, 03:09 PM
Replies: 1,501
Views: 553,767
Posted By curbtender

Ran across this and thought it was worth posting....

Ran across this and thought it was worth posting. ...
Forum: Fatbikes
01-09-24, 07:38 AM
Replies: 331
Views: 85,959
Posted By Indigo82

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Forum: Fatbikes
01-04-24, 05:23 PM
Replies: 331
Views: 85,959
Posted By thorstein

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Forum: Fatbikes
01-04-24, 11:56 AM
Replies: 331
Views: 85,959
Posted By RB1-luvr

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Forum: Fatbikes
01-04-24, 10:14 AM
Replies: 331
Views: 85,959
Posted By Indigo82

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Forum: Fatbikes
12-24-23, 03:06 PM
Replies: 331
Views: 85,959
Posted By mtnbud

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Forum: Fatbikes
12-21-23, 02:43 PM
Replies: 331
Views: 85,959
Posted By cegerer

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10-25-23, 06:26 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 13,925
Posted By FrozenBiker

Woonasquatucket River Greenway, RI. A near by...

Woonasquatucket River Greenway, RI. A near by bikepath / onroad mix that I've never ridden until...
10-24-23, 08:32 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,541
Posted By devianb

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10-08-23, 10:16 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 13,925
Posted By t2p

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10-01-23, 12:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,532
Posted By OldCruiser

Rode my Hardrock single speed conversion this...

Rode my Hardrock single speed conversion this morning .
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09-29-23, 03:45 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 13,925
Posted By zookster

Bikepacking shakedown ride #2 yesterday on the...

Bikepacking shakedown ride #2 yesterday on the Chief Ladiga Trail that runs from Anniston, AL to the AL/GA state line, where it becomes the Silver Comet Trail. I rode from Piedmont to Anniston, then...
09-20-23, 08:10 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 101,214
Posted By dayco

I posted my homemade g-bike on an air-cooled VW...

I posted my homemade g-bike on an air-cooled VW Beetle site. (I also have an old air-cooled Beetle)

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09-03-23, 10:13 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 13,925
Posted By t2p

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great late Friday ride
06-29-23, 12:53 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 7,808
Posted By dddd

First make absolutely sure that it fits. As...

First make absolutely sure that it fits.

As for "the facts", here is what I've learned after building and extensively riding a few of these bikes in hilly and spirited riding situations:

The...
Forum: Fatbikes
05-01-23, 02:41 PM
Replies: 331
Views: 85,959
Posted By dphillips

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Forum: Fatbikes
05-01-23, 02:22 PM
Replies: 331
Views: 85,959
Posted By whipnet

That's the stuff my nightmares are made from.

That's the stuff my nightmares are made from.
04-21-23, 01:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,817
Posted By gecho

Had to push a few times today. It's melting...

Had to push a few times today. It's melting quickly on the roads now. Maybe 2 days before I can switch back to the mountain bike.
...
04-16-23, 03:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 605
Posted By ZIPP2001

Fantastic Friday !

It's half day Friday and the temps reach 90 degrees. Perfect riding temps for me as I love riding when it's hot, so it was off to the trails for a tad under three hours. After a quick shower it was...
04-12-23, 06:30 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 9,759
Posted By MNBikeCommuter

I was 10 miles out yesterday on the bike on a 40...

I was 10 miles out yesterday on the bike on a 40 mile route when I had that "a-ha!" moment that I should have grabbed the sunscreen. :) My arms are between tan and red, fortunately nothing serious....
Forum: Fatbikes
03-31-23, 08:09 PM
Replies: 331
Views: 85,959
Posted By CrimsonEclipse

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03-23-23, 09:33 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 9,759
Posted By Daniel4

Today (March 23) Toronto is expecting +10c but...

Today (March 23) Toronto is expecting +10c but just for one day before it drops down to +3c.

All the roads are clear but the trails are full of soft and slushy snow, the kind that gives way if you...
03-20-23, 12:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,817
Posted By MNBikeCommuter

Okay, I tempted fate for Minnesota and replaced...

Okay, I tempted fate for Minnesota and replaced my front studded tire with the summer Gatorskin. The rear Gatorskin has been on a couple of weeks, after having to put the studded tire back on for a...
03-15-23, 03:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,535
Posted By gobicycling

A Long Winter, and Finally!

YES - after a long winter of medical this, medical that, months of ice and snow on the roads, leading to an inability to bike, today it was near 70, and, with some apprehension, I got on my mountain...
03-10-23, 02:49 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,851
Posted By rumrunn6

by the end of the season, we know what our gear is

was just thinking, this morning, as I was taking some stuff off the drying rack
we pretty much have our go-to stuff now, sorted out
making it much easier to get ready for a ride
Forum: Fatbikes
03-10-23, 01:16 PM
Replies: 331
Views: 85,959
Posted By tilsover

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Forum: Fatbikes
03-07-23, 03:37 AM
Replies: 331
Views: 85,959
Posted By elcruxio

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Forum: Fatbikes
03-05-23, 09:56 PM
Replies: 331
Views: 85,959
Posted By thorstein

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Forum: Fatbikes
03-05-23, 09:34 PM
Replies: 331
Views: 85,959
Posted By Hooligans

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Forum: Fatbikes
03-01-23, 11:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,939
Posted By MarcusT

I know many fat bike owners ride snow, snow,...

I know many fat bike owners ride snow, snow, snow, but believe me when I say, even without snow they are a blast. The flotation, sure grip of the tires make almost any terrain rideable.
Yes, there...
Forum: Fatbikes
03-01-23, 04:58 AM
Replies: 19
Ice
Views: 1,635
Posted By pipeliner

If you ride low pressure, you are much better off...

If you ride low pressure, you are much better off going tubeless. Studs are a very good idea but can be annoyingly noisy when riding dry surface. Not all studded tires are equal either. Higher stud...
Forum: Fatbikes
03-01-23, 04:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,373
Posted By pipeliner

Enjoy it... that's what we're here for....

Enjoy it... that's what we're here for. Microshift stuff works good and I've had good luck with it myself. The biggest downside to entry level fatbikes is wheels and tires. Heavy and real...
02-28-23, 08:40 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,089
Posted By rumrunn6

snuck in another last night ...

snuck in another last night
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Forum: Fatbikes
02-27-23, 08:38 PM
Replies: 19
Ice
Views: 1,635
Posted By Daniel4

I used to ride on 5psi but I think there's too...

I used to ride on 5psi but I think there's too much rolling resistance. I took a ling ride once and it wore me out. Five hours when it normally would have been three.

Nowadays I ride on 8 psi. ...
Forum: Fatbikes
02-27-23, 01:17 PM
Replies: 19
Ice
Views: 1,635
Posted By thorstein

Another thing to keep in mind with studs is that...

Another thing to keep in mind with studs is that if there is a light snow over ice, the studs may not be able to reach the ice through the snow & then you're really no better than non-studded tires....
Forum: Fatbikes
02-26-23, 07:14 PM
Replies: 19
Ice
Views: 1,635
Posted By Gyro

We had a melt over night and I got out on the...

We had a melt over night and I got out on the mush. Wasn't too bad. I guy I know races motorcycles on a lake near here. Check out the studs he's running. The lake didn't freeze over enough to ride...
02-26-23, 02:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,006
Posted By ZIPP2001

Winter came back !

It was looking like winter got lost and we were riding in spring like weather and disappearing snow and ice. I kept thinking don't panic because we've had snow in May before so I figured winter would...
Forum: Fatbikes
02-25-23, 12:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,939
Posted By Hooligans

I've also figured out that I can run a softer...

I've also figured out that I can run a softer front pressure to keep the tire from cutting into the trail as much, and a somewhat firmer rear to compensate for my weight over the tire.
Forum: Fatbikes
02-19-23, 11:37 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,944
Posted By UnCruel

Finished! Final weight: 29 pounds, 11 ounces. ...

Finished! Final weight: 29 pounds, 11 ounces.
(Basically finished. I am going to replace the dropper post cable with something else. The Jagwire cable/housing has a ton of drag in it. And it seems...
Forum: Fatbikes
02-16-23, 11:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,373
Posted By MarcusT

It depends. I have a lower end chinese fatty and...

It depends. I have a lower end chinese fatty and that bike has survived everything I can throw at it. I've gone through deep water, sand, snow and with some bearing repacking, it has worked...
Forum: Fatbikes
02-06-23, 11:24 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,939
Posted By Hooligans

Fatbikes are fun and here to stay.

I thought it might be nice to put a positive post at the top of the page. I've been living around Fairbanks, AK for ten years, and after all this time seeing fatties out and about, I finally bought...
01-31-23, 05:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,908
Posted By blurcovenky

'Coffee Outside' in Minneapolis.

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My faithful Bridgestone MB-5...
01-31-23, 05:15 PM
Replies: 1,384
Views: 535,589
Posted By blurcovenky

It's a Minneapolis thing.

It's 'Coffee Outside', a casual Sunday morning ride organised by Recovery Bike Shop in NE Minneapolis. My faithful Bridgestone MB-5 helping me sail the salty frigid seas (Streets) to and from work...
01-23-23, 02:13 AM
Replies: 1,076
Views: 1,060,370
Posted By Scummer

2 years ago after experiencing my wifes e-MTB on...

2 years ago after experiencing my wifes e-MTB on the trails next to my town I started to lust after some kind of assistance. Going up on a steep trail plastered with ruts and having lots of fun...
01-14-23, 04:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,209
Posted By denaffen

Well, first thing I did was relace the wheels...

Well, first thing I did was relace the wheels into some MTB 26 rims and built it up as a sort of 80s BMX cruiser. ...
Forum: Fatbikes
01-06-23, 06:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,296
Posted By Viich

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