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  • Premier Icon rOcKeTdOg
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    Looks a lot of fun, who cares the uninitiated take the pee, fun is the bottom line

    Premier Icon jonathan
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    I’ll knock the number of spacers on aesthetic grounds, but not the fat bike thing 😉

    Nice build, nice beaches, lots of win.

    Premier Icon sandwicheater
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    Van could do with a clean.

    scud
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    A few of the spacers have since disappeared, steerer was uncut for most of those pics.

    With regards to the van, it is the dirt that is holding it together, MOT is end of April and i think it is going to Berlingo heaven..

    1981miked
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    Nice bike! Look great with the silver hubs and cranks. Happy pedalling.

    mrbelowski
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    First pic Wells next the sea? Lovely place

    How do you find the fork with low pressure in the front? I get some frankly dangerous self-steer with anything under 7 or 8 psi with the same fork on my on-one Fatty

    scud
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    I find it alright, i run 9psi in the back and 8 at front, but the Mukluk has a less “trail” more “snow” geometry than the On One Fatty, so guess that makes a difference, the head angle is steeper and i think that helps the slow speed turning (but i’m no expert at all!)

    And it is Wells, i live just down the road and it is great on a fat bike, strange though before the storms a few months back there were big 30ft high dunes, they have all but been washed away, many of the beach huts are either damaged or brand new. There is one for sale at £60k and I can’t help but think that is a lot of cash for a shed on stilts that could get washed away!

    cvilla
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    V Nice:) any idea what it weighs? I ‘test’ rode a Caribou up Garburn, 1×10 = hard work, but well over 30lbs, just wondering like…goes and checks savings….

    Premier Icon 40mpg
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    Looks great – what rims are those, I’m guessing the On-One rims and self drilled?

    I get some frankly dangerous self-steer with anything under 7 or 8 psi with the same fork on my on-one Fatty

    I get this with On-One forks on my fatty, but fine over 9psi on front. Not a problem as long as you are expecting it!

    scud
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    Posted this previously on the UK Fat Bikes Forum, but thought it might be of interest to a few on here. Built this having found a very cheap frame in the Jan. sales at Billys.

    2012 Mukluk with Carver carbon forks, Hope hubs built on Robbson rims with Knard tyres, trying it at the moment with 1×10 and One Up adaptor, but have the bits to fit a granny ring if needed. Cranks are £18 ebay bargain Raceface Diabolous with black anodizing stripped off using Oven Pride. Wheels were built by Andy of this parish and a grand job he did to, brings a smile to my face everytime I ride it (or just look at it!)

    I know that there are some that knock fat bikes as a novelty, but I live in North Norfolk, there is little decent MTBing, but what we do have is endless beaches.

    mrbelowski
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    Ta, I did wonder if my fatty was particularly evil in this respect as it can be alarming on the road. Glad to hear they’re all like that 🙂

    Seeing those Wells pics makes me want to chuck it in the car and go play in the sand dunes

    scud
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    Rims are from this company in Germany (about £35 each from memory)

    http://www.robsson.de/en/

    Built onto Hope Fatsno hubs and drilled by the mate that built them.

    Weight is about 31.8ibs at present, the cranks are just about the heaviest you can get, but i need to do it tubeless which should knock about another pound off.

    I had a go on a Caribou as well at LBS and this feels a few pounds lighter.

    scud
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    @ Mrbelowski, if you do ever wanna come this way and ride at Wells give me a shout, are you local??

    mrbelowski
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    ‘Fraid not fella – the kids love the place, we’ve been on holiday there a few times but it’s a 3 hour drive. Not sure I’d be too popular chucking the fatty on the roof and spending the holiday beach riding while the missus looks after the nippers 🙂

    bikebouy
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    We need a wheelie shot 😉

    1 shed
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    That all looks great, not jealous at all.

    scud
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    Bikebouy, i can’t wheelie a “normal” fat chance on a fat bike..

    Premier Icon letmetalktomark
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    Looks great.

    Can’t wait to build my Puffin.

    I’ve had the wheels since November!

    Where did you get the No Shox decals?

    Jamie
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    You ride on the beach. I’ll allow it.

    Premier Icon matt_outandabout
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    That is a pleasing looking bike.

    Premier Icon BadlyWiredDog
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    I don’t mean to be pedantic, but Tonka does make bikes apparently….

    Grizla
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    I took my fatty to Norfolk, and rode it around on the beach.
    It’s not flowy or swoopy but it was great riding along the surfline.

    That was the only time i’ve felt justified in owning a fat bike.

    Premier Icon ChrisL
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    Tonka? I was expecting something bright yellow, and optionally as prone to rust as a “classic” Alfa Romeo.

    bikebouy
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    Bikebouy, i can’t wheelie a “normal” fat chance on a fat bike..

    Awe, is dissapoint 😐

    scud
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    Now if only i’d known Tonka made fat full sus bikes! Reckon they could scale one up for this portly gent?

    @Letmetalktomark No Shox decals from here:

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/7-ROCK-SHOX-STYLE-NO-SHOX-STICKERS-/220780741623

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