Home made Fat Bike?
Been thinking of doing a cut & shut on my old Prince Albert Frame & set of rigid 29er forks, with all the other bits of junk I can’t be arsed to flog was thinking I could eek out a Rat Fat Bike with just a set of wheels & tyres needed for the shopping list. Anyone done similar / can think of pitfalls or reasons not to?Posted 4 years ago
Will your forks have clearance? Std 29er ones won’t.
I’m working on the basis of cutting near the crown & installing inserts to increase axle width to 135mm & build the front wheel onto a rear hub, so this should give me clearance.
On the bottom bracket, again I was thinking of cutting away from frame & increasing to 100mm width again with insert, could then either get 100mm BB or even more make shift get a HT2 crankset & cut & shut that to suit the BB width – or is that stretching the bounds of metalurgic possibilities ? Could manage 1x but would prefer 2x if I can.Posted 4 years ago
Converting std HT2 cranks to 100mm would be a feat of engineering IMO
was my thoughts too & if it has already been tried ^^ 🙁
A mate has a Pugsley, so will have a good look at that before I get the hacksaw out, hopefull plan to have a go with widening the BB & forks though, not like I have much to losePosted 4 years ago
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