Bluto`ing the Fatty

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  • Bluto`ing the Fatty
  • Premier Icon trout
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    Just dropped on the doormat today

    Premier Icon wwaswas
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    Interesting.

    So far for my yet to be received Puffin I’ve nearly bought some On-one Carbon forks (didn;t like the graphics) and some of those (didn’t have a hub).

    I’m hoping it turns up mid-month before it becomes the first bike I’ve bought upgrades for before I actually receive it 🙂

    bikeneil
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    I thought the whole idea of fat bikes was that the tyres are the suspension. Isn’t this is a bit like a suspension seatpost on a full sus bike?

    Premier Icon brant
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    Are you making a spacer for the hub Chris? Or do you have a new wheel coming?

    Premier Icon cynic-al
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    neil – there’s no rebound, so it’s not good suspension.

    Premier Icon trout
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    I built a couple of wheels with Hope Fatsno hubs and your rims and spokes
    and have had to make 2 x 7.5 mm endcaps ( I believe Hope are doing a 150 hub soon )
    also made a spacer for the disk +7 mm

    Headset I used the original Smoothie and just needed to machine out the crown race as it had a 1.5 bearing in

    Clearance is good

    Premier Icon AlexSimon
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    Nice work!

    Premier Icon JoeG
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    I’m interested in how it will ride; what the longer a-c will do to the handling, etc.

    I just put the carbon Fatty fork on mine.

    Looks like it will be a hoot!

    Premier Icon rOcKeTdOg
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    Which TDF mountain will u conquer with this? 🙂

    Premier Icon Northwind
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    Liking that a lot.

    Premier Icon trout
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    some weights for the weenies

    On One fatty fork 1274 grams
    Bluto with steerer cut 1830 grams

    First outing will have to be with the semislicks on until I get time to swop the tyres over so wont be loving this rain

    Jamie
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    That is marvellously ridiculous.

    Premier Icon trout
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    Had a good afternoon  building the Fatty up again  
    not had a chance to ride it yet as still pouring down
    I will need to shorten the brake lines but wanted to give it a go first

    Premier Icon Mal-ec
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    Premier Icon trout
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    Not very exciting first ride
    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oj74ASOQsyg[/video]

    Premier Icon wwaswas
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    “That bloke over the road’s riding that bike with stupidly big tyres up and down the kerbs again! He nearly took out next doors wheelie bin this time.”

    Premier Icon JohnClimber
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    What are those road tyres?

    Premier Icon matt_outandabout
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    Are they Green Flash trainers? Retro. 8)

    Premier Icon rickmeister
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    V Rubber Speedsters me thinks..

    Jamie
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    “That bloke over the road’s riding that bike with stupidly big tyres up and down the kerbs again! He nearly took out next doors wheelie bin this time.”

    Did seem a bit close.

    Premier Icon tomhoward
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    Nice joggers.

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    Premier Icon wwaswas
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    It’s like the eyes follow you around the gif Jamie.

    Premier Icon hot_fiat
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    Looks good. The fatty fork is pretty long so the bluto won’t upset the handling all that much.

    I was out on mine this morning and I’ve decided that its possibly the funniest and most capable hardtail I’ve ever ridden. The speed I can get up to on the local singletrack is quite amazing. I’ve also decided that 80 or 100mm of travel is simply not enough. I reckon something like this needs 160 or 180mm of the plushest, under-damped, American monster-truck style squidge. Like a kona Entourage that’s been given botox.

    Premier Icon brant
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    Looks good. The fatty fork is pretty long so the bluto won’t upset the handling all that much.

    Fatty forks are 470mm long – so it’s perfect for 80-100mm suspension on the front. It’s almost as if we knew what was coming 😉

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    Tyre is On-One BSC Type 1 in Fat Bike size…

    Vee Rubber offer them as Speedster.

    http://www.on-one.co.uk/i/q/TYOOBSC1/on-one-bsc-type-1

    Premier Icon hot_fiat
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    Brant: will you be selling hub adapters?

    Premier Icon Northwind
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    The white sidewalls are brilliant, more of this pls!

    Premier Icon Speeder
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    These things look fun. Next up – full sus fat bike.

    Premier Icon brant
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    Brant: will you be selling hub adapters?

    Not sure.

    Premier Icon Speeder
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    Oh that does look good – any idea what it would weigh? For some reason I want to take one to the Alps. Even if it is significantly less suitable than either the Dh or “Enduro” bike.

    scotroutes
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    Bucksaw 1 size Medium pre-production bike that we have at Sea Otter weighed in today by BikeRadar at 32 lbs 6 oz.

    Premier Icon trout
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    That must be a seriously light frame with all that extra gubbins on
    just weighed my Fatty and its 34.5 lbs with pedals on

    scotroutes
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    Troutie wrote:

    That must be a seriously light frame with all that extra gubbins on
    just weighed my Fatty and its 34.5 lbs with pedals on

    Aye.

    Premier Icon trout
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    Grabbed a quick ride between showers up on ilkley moors stone pitched trails just to get a feel for the forks and rode the same place last week and remember how knackered my wrists were .

    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SWsErXmKDC4&list=UUOmNLJpj0qXMHtkh6HE7IGg[/video]

    Premier Icon Daffy
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    I thought the whole point of Fatbikes (excluding sand and snow) was that they didn’t need any suspension?

    Premier Icon trout
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    I am old and need all the help I can get
    its called progress and evolution

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