Fat bike advice
I like the look of these but cant afford to buy a brand new one. Any advice on how to build one on a budget. suitable second hand frame? where to buy new components? e.c.t.Posted 5 years ago
was looking at some On One Inbred frames, would these be suitable/have sufficent tyre clearance.druidhMember
No standard frame will do it. In addition, cranks, rims and tyres are all fat-specific. The occasional 2nd hand bike will pop up on eBay but this is probably the worst time of year to be buying. For the difficulty in sour ing (cheap) parts, an On One Fatty, Mukluk or Pugsley is going to be your most likely entry point. If you’re not in a hurry, I’m sure there will be a number of On Ones available 2nd hand around March…..Posted 5 years agoChainlineSubscriber
You could use an Inbred to go half fat, which is still ace fun, buy a Salsa Enabler or Surly/vicous fork and use a rear wheel hub to build a wheel, Surly do rims. Still wont be that cheap. The OnOne is available on cycle to work? at £1k its amazing value to be honest.Posted 5 years agofederalskiMember
Dont know if this is cheap or pricey or what…Posted 5 years ago
Looks like a fatty though.ChainlineSubscriber
@trail rat, not at all, Like singlespeedstu I loved my half fat. Only reason it went is I went back to full suss and can’t afford squillions of bikes for the whole family…
if you like rigid, then fat front adds loads of simple fun and fantastic grip, its just a feeling all of its own..
I am a full fat virgin so very much looking forward to it..Posted 5 years agoflashesMember
I love my Pugsley. I was really lucky to pick up a complete used bike for a really good price. I’m planning on a 1/2 fat in the future, and am toying with the idea of another fat…..they can be used anywhere you usually ride and add another dimension, plus it takes ages to get around Ashton Court as everyone wants to chat……….or as the little boy said to his embaressed Mum “Look there’s a man on a clown’s bike”…..Posted 5 years ago
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