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      CommentAuthorthreeflys
    • CommentTimeNov 13th 2011
     
    Good Evening all,
    I might be getting transferred to Alaska this coming summer and of I do an thinking of getting a fatbike... anyone on SD have one? I'm thinking of a Pugsley and would love to get a test ride on one to get an idea of sizing...

    anyway, post up if you have a fatbike just to talk about it...

    Chris
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    I saw a Pugsley like fat tire bike at Holland's Bike shop in Coronado few months ago. I think it was called Sun Spider. It was under $1000 with single speed gear
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      CommentAuthorVelo Cult
    • CommentTimeNov 14th 2011
     
    We have access to the Sun Spiders although I have not ridden one yet. I also have access to the Surly and have given it a go. Takes some getting use to in corners. Really it takes getting use to all the way around. Fun though.
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      CommentAuthorbikingbill
    • CommentTimeNov 14th 2011
     
    Remember this?

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    I honestly had no idea what a fast bike was. And I'll admit, not what I expected.
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      CommentAuthorbikingbill
    • CommentTimeNov 14th 2011
     
    sykkelspruce:I honestly had no idea what a fast bike was. And I'll admit, not what I expected.


    FATbike.

    Not Fastbike.
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      CommentAuthorbilld
    • CommentTimeNov 14th 2011
     
    bikingbill:Remember this?

    No. I don't remember that. What's the story behind that one? That's an interesting solution to the chain line problem.
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    You can have one custom made :face-devil-grin:
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      CommentAuthorVelo Cult
    • CommentTimeNov 14th 2011
     
    Biking Bill, it's a Hannebrink. Made right up in Big Bear, Ca. They still make them to this day. The original Fatbike.
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    bikingbill:
    sykkelspruce:I honestly had no idea what a fast bike was. And I'll admit, not what I expected.


    FATbike.

    Not Fastbike.


    my bad, phone text mess up. I intended to type fatbike.
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      CommentAuthorbikingbill
    • CommentTimeNov 14th 2011
     
    billd:
    bikingbill:Remember this?

    No. I don't remember that. What's the story behind that one? That's an interesting solution to the chain line problem.


    Hanebrink built these all-terrain bikes in the 1990's (maybe earlier). He's now building electric assist versions: http://www.fortunehanebrink.com/general/about/

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      CommentAuthorthreeflys
    • CommentTimeNov 14th 2011
     
    Velo Cult:We have access to the Sun Spiders although I have not ridden one yet. I also have access to the Surly and have given it a go. Takes some getting use to in corners. Really it takes getting use to all the way around. Fun though.


    if I don't end up going to Alaska I won't need one so we'll see...
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      CommentAuthormarkphilips
    • CommentTimeNov 24th 2011 edited
     
    Fat tire vs small tire....Check out the link to see the images (there's a Velocult Wool Jersey in the images)
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/garyseven/6258083852/
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/garyseven/6258084198/
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/garyseven/6259667397/
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      CommentAuthorthreeflys
    • CommentTimeNov 25th 2011
     
    turns out I am going to Kodiak, AK but after talking to a long-time rider there I guess there really isn't enough snow to justify a fatbike... could use it maybe 2 or 3 times a year...

    so I plan to upgrade my current mountain bike with a new fork and wheels... :D

    thanks all
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      CommentAuthorbikingbill
    • CommentTimeNov 28th 2011
     
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    Test one out in Oceanside's Pacific Coast Cycles
    IMG01971-20120118-1306.jpg
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      CommentAuthorPaul
    • CommentTimeJan 25th 2012
     
    Justin has a bunch of Mukluks and other Salsas built up with fat tires at Mucho Mtn. Bikes on 30th.
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    Now that is my kind of race (riding) that I enjoyed in the past. We rode 2.3s in snow way back then but now the FAT bikes are just taking this to a new level
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      CommentAuthorsvelocity
    • CommentTimeApr 23rd 2012
     
    A new winner! Perhaps it doesn't count since only a giant could ride it. Ibis Maximus

    • CommentAuthorHMeins
    • CommentTimeApr 23rd 2012
     
    Bill Walton?
    • CommentAuthorT
    • CommentTimeSep 25th 2014 edited
     
    There's a guy in North Park / City Heights that has a Fat Bike that I have seen a few times (or possibly there are 2 Fat Bikes in the area?) ... Here he is in a fleeting glance! (covered in Burlap?? Perhaps post-burning man debris on the bike?)

    http://i1052.photobucket.com/albums/s448/thuff19501/FatBike.jpg



    And my friends that moved from SD to Boulder now are the owner of their own Fat Bike ...

    http://i1052.photobucket.com/albums/s448/thuff19501/10665928_849835748368935_1955424778_n.jpg (KD is a shorter lady. CC is much taller and appropriately sized for the Fat Bike)
    • CommentAuthorT
    • CommentTimeSep 30th 2014
     
    I saw a few fat-bikes at tour de fat this saturday. including the above green+burlap FatBike, and this nice looking one:

    http://i1052.photobucket.com/albums/s448/thuff19501/FatBike_2014-09-27110849.jpg
    • CommentAuthorT
    • CommentTimeOct 4th 2014
     
    Several bike stores on Orange Ave. in Coronado have them for sale. Probably able to rent one and take it on the sand! "Fat Sand Bike" brand

    http://i1052.photobucket.com/albums/s448/thuff19501/2014-10-03133634.jpg
    • CommentAuthorT
    • CommentTimeOct 17th 2014 edited
     
    Sweet Fatbike shredding video from "On One" company:

    http://reviews.mtbr.com/video-worlds-funnest-bike-commute-on-a-fatbike

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    Sweet electric fattrike seen at Las Posas Rd pitstop for CAF ride yesterday. I wish I woulda got a pic of Frank the owner posing with Bill Walton minutes later.
    • CommentAuthorT
    • CommentTimeNov 8th 2014 edited
     
    Another sweet fatbike video from somewhere cold and rainy

    http://reviews.mtbr.com/video-fatbikes-at-play

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    Winter is coming. Time to get on the winter trainer. ;-)

    • CommentAuthorT
    • CommentTimeNov 14th 2014
     
    • CommentAuthorT
    • CommentTimeNov 28th 2014
     
    another fun 'all terrains and all weather' fatbike video (plus kid-sized!)

    • CommentAuthorT
    • CommentTimeDec 21st 2014
     
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    Scattante Fat Bike at Performance Bicycles

    • CommentAuthorT
    • CommentTimeDec 23rd 2014
     
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      CommentAuthorbilld
    • CommentTimeJan 28th 2015
     
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    I really like the geometry of this Custom semi-fatbike....




    Dream bike for sale, make me an offer.

    A semi Fat bike based on the old French porteur. An ‘ Alex Singer ‘ of Paris on steroids.

    The bike is teal colour not silver, but the maker Hartley Cycles inlayed solid silver parts, head badge, frame decals on top of the Reynolds stainless steel tubes.

    The bike is a thing of beauty, looking at the past and the future, with its double triangle frame and plate fork crown. The drive train is sram 1 x 11 and the wheels tubeless with through axels.


    Source:
    https://medium.com/@camillemcmillan/dream-for-sale-9f1afd572b7a#.mf2vnicbq
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    Fat Moots with a Fat wheel trailer. NO KICKSTAND

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      CommentAuthormarkphilips
    • CommentTimeJan 29th 2016 edited
     
    Fat Bike (29+ Surly ECR) with Cycletrucks Caddy rack WITH HEAVY DUTY DUAL KICKSTAND.

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      CommentAuthorbikingbill
    • CommentTimeJan 31st 2016
     
    I like the looks of this semi-fat bike:



    Pine Mountain 1. Steel frame. Not too expensive.

    Tempting. Maybe put fenders on it and just keep it in the Maryland office, since the roads are utter crap to cycle on there.
    • CommentAuthorShady John
    • CommentTimeJan 31st 2016
     
    Bill, that new Marin Pine Mountain has caught a lot of attention--list price under $1000. It's a 27+ bike--don't know how satisfying that would be on the road, but worth considering, and you could always buy a set of 29er (700c) wheels to run any tire width you want. I actually asked Marin a few weeks ago if I could buy this as a frameset, but alas the answer was "no."

    http://www.singletracks.com/blog/mtb-reviews/test-ride-review-marin-pine-mountain-27-5/
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      CommentAuthorPaul
    • CommentTimeFeb 2nd 2016
     
    Scott at MJ's can answer questions about Marin. They're a dealer. The pressures you run in those + tires are sub-20 lb. I've done brief road commutes to the trail and it was fine but nothing you'd want to do for more than a few minutes.

    I don't think you'd want a fat commuter unless you live in snow. Like John said, you can run regular 29er tires instead but then you're buying a frame with a setup designed for a fat chainline for no reason.
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    The pine mountain comes as a 27+, with 27.5 x2.7 tires, not a full fat setup. I didn't see specs for bb spacing, but the rear spacing is 135mm. Bb is probably 73 or 68, normal chain line.
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    Pretty slack head angle for the road, though.
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      CommentAuthorPaul
    • CommentTimeFeb 3rd 2016
     
    Good points. I just noticed that rear, though. Kind of weird in 2016 to spec a QR. If you do decide to ride fat, I don't know how many wheelsets you're going to be able to find as even thru axles are apparently on their way out for Boost in this genre.
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      CommentAuthorbikingbill
    • CommentTimeFeb 4th 2016
     
    The roads here are REALLY bad :-)
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    There is a Fat Bike for all ages. This fella brought his mini-fat bike to Sea Otter Classic

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    Shady John:The pine mountain comes as a 27+, with 27.5 x2.7 tires, not a full fat setup. I didn't see specs for bb spacing, but the rear spacing is 135mm. Bb is probably 73 or 68, normal chain line.


    27.5" mountain tires is also known as 650B
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      CommentAuthorbikingbill
    • CommentTimeApr 23rd 2016
     
    markphilips:
    Shady John:The pine mountain comes as a 27+, with 27.5 x2.7 tires, not a full fat setup. I didn't see specs for bb spacing, but the rear spacing is 135mm. Bb is probably 73 or 68, normal chain line.


    27.5" mountain tires is also known as 650B


    Oh so for road you could run fat Compass tires. Cool.
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    Saw a bunch of really fat bikes and trikes at Tempe Tour de Fat