Old 07-02-20, 09:31 AM
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: South of the North country
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Bikes: Various home-built frankenbikes

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I adjusted the cross levers downwards, to fall more naturally under my fingers. Then I wrapped the bars with Soma charcoal grey cushion tape.

The front tire is well seated, but I’ve been fighting with the back tire. I’ve done quite a bit of overinflating, underinflating, pulling, tugging, massaging, and even some dish soap. It’s better now, but there’s still a bit of a flat spot. I’m hoping it will work itself out over the next 100 miles.

As expected, the fat tires make the whole ride so much smoother. The responsiveness of the frame isn’t changed, but the ride quality has gone from bone-shaking to supple-but-taut. Pressure is around 60 psi right now, which may be a little bit high for my weenie self, we’ll see.

Now to put some miles on it!
1987 Nishiki Prestige (now 650B!)
1981 Trek 710
198? Nishiki Olympic 12 mixte (now 650B!)
2020 Surly Troll fat-tire build

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