- Fat Scandal
AWESOME. Good luck.Posted 9 years ago
why? (serious q)Posted 9 years agonickcSubscriber
Extraordinary. If there were prizes for this sort of thing, you'd have earned it…Posted 9 years ago
Pook – Member
No fat bikes being made in this country, so I'm in the process of brewing my own.
The challenge is to do it as much as possible without outside resources.
And the real reason? – because I can 🙂Posted 9 years ago
I hope that fork has a lockout…Posted 9 years ago
For those who haven't seen the earlier history of this – the fork is a homemade bodge and is rigid (but adjustable for ride height and offset)Posted 9 years ago
That is thefatshiznit.Posted 9 years ago
phew!Posted 9 years ago
no, but why? What's the idea behind it? What's it designed for? Riding on sand or something?Posted 9 years ago
Is it me, or do the fork lowers look short in length compared to the stancions ?
Interesting bars, quite a tight return on the drop.
Home Made ?
Genuine QsPosted 9 years ago
forks dont move so irrelevant as to how long they are …..Posted 9 years agoShredSubscriber
Look through the flickr account in the link in the first post to see how the forks were made. Quite interesting.Posted 9 years ago
nteresting bars, quite a tight return on the drop.
They splay outwards.Posted 9 years ago
BUT WHY?!Posted 9 years ago
toe overlap !Posted 9 years agoTiger6791Subscriber
I don't know but I can only assume the big fat tyre can be run at a low pressure so it will conform to the shape of the ground rather than bite as per a smaller tyre. It would also provide traction from it's large surface area and ride comfort from it's low pressure.
The large surface area would would be useful on Sand / Snow / Wet Mud / Dry Dusty Mud. So could very very good on multiple terrains.
Never ridden one so not sure so that's my guess.
Looks good though, gotta' love a man, an idea and a shed to make it in.Posted 9 years ago
Pook – Member
So you can just pull up, get off the bike and it'll stand up on it's own. 😉
Posted 9 years ago
I have the fork on its lowest setting, but it will normally be 50mm higher
forks dont move so irrelevant as to how long they are …..
Ah, I was just wondering.
Thanks for the answers. I will check out the links later, at home, etc…
Good luck with the project. Maybe some more pics and info when its finished.Posted 9 years ago
forks are ingenious but are the lowers really upto being clamped like that?
As mentioned what about toe overlap?
Bet it don't ride too well (based on absolutley no experience) but I like the experimental "because I can" atitude.Posted 9 years agoWoodySubscriber
Excellent work. My less extreme experiment will be ready this afternoon.Posted 9 years agopiedi di formaggioMember
I was expecting a Daily Mail style rant about doughnuts!Posted 9 years agomissingfrontallobeMember
Needs more blue. A front tyre in blue to match the bar tape is required surely?Posted 9 years ago
I wonder if he's still alive.
Been gone for a while now.Posted 9 years agoguitarmanjonMember
That's ace. I was going to ask on here about tyres for riding rigid…but I think you've answered my question…Posted 9 years ago
Let's hope he put plugs in the stanchion ends.Posted 9 years agoAlexSimonSubscriber
I think that crud catcher is optimistic at bestPosted 9 years ago
looks nuts…but brilliant 😮Posted 9 years ago
classic built in a shed engineering 😮
motovated me to go a ride tonight again down the beach,
I'm alive 🙂
Just been round the 'Puffer course. Handling is good, nice and sharp. The bike just rolls over anything. No need to pick a line, just point and go. I'll try less pressure in the tyres, but I'll leave the ride height as is because it works well.
Here's some pics:
Having looked it up myself, here are the fatbike FAQsScienceofficerMember
WANT.Posted 9 years ago
What pressure did you ride? sub 12 psi the norm, but up to 18 for tarmac or hardpack for easier crusing speed,Posted 9 years ago
have ridden 4 psi front and rear and nearly climed every dune you cound walk up! usually 100 pumps with a mountain morph = 10 psi 😆grummMember
Because custom made rigid steel fixie mountain bikes with mary bars just aren't niche enough any more. It would appear fat bikes are the very latest thing in niche.Posted 9 years ago
guys – STOP IT . my missus is going to go mental when i come home and go to the bike shop to pick up the thorn raven , a ragley td-1 frame and a pigging pugsley !
its dangerous being on paperwork duty (my work shit got lost in transit :))Posted 9 years ago
Can't see the pics – is it fat front wheel only? Just wondering how you'd shoehorn a big one in the rear(!)
(my tags btw 🙂 )Posted 9 years ago
grum – Member
Because custom made rigid steel fixie mountain bikes with mary bars just aren't niche enough any more. It would appear fat bikes are the very latest thing in niche.
The niche is people who want to ride mountainbikes on mountains instead of carefully groomed playgrounds. We get lots of peat bogs up here and soft going on many tracks after rain. The fat wheels at low pressure won't tear up the track.
I ran the tyres at 15lbs. Can definitely drop that down.Posted 9 years agoHairychestedMember
Need a chat with a welder to see if a Summer Season can be converted both ends….Posted 9 years agoI_AcheMember
What you need to do is put QR clamps on the forks so when you get top the top of a hill you can raiser them up and slacken off the HA. It would be like U_Turn for rigid forks. What a great idea!Posted 9 years ago
clubber – Member
… Just wondering how you'd shoehorn a big one in the rear(!)
That's the next step.
I have some junk frames to act as tube donors 🙂
Hairychested – Member
Need a chat with a welder to see if a Summer Season can be converted both ends….
Just get some scrap front forks and do what I've done at the front end – free forks 🙂Posted 9 years agocoffeekingMember
Still got to say I don't get it. I've yet to find anything other than 8" plus of snow that I can't ride on a normal bike with normal 2.3s?Posted 9 years ago
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