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  • Premier Icon nixie
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    They might if they weren’t attached to 1/2 ton of recycled Chinese oil rig :D.

    Nice pic btw.

    Float!

    😆

    iolo
    Member

    Good luck with your hub, bottom bracket and pedal bearings.
    I give them a week tops.

    drofluf
    Member

    Is that how you cleaned your bike after uptonogood?

    sq225917
    Member

    Yup, I’d be dissasembling those hubs and that freehub, popping off the seals and repacking everything with fresh grease.

    brant
    Member

    I remember, just before we launched the Fatty, reading about a bike owner who was upset his BB had got rusty after riding his bike in the sea.
    “not fit for purpose”

    neilwheel
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    How about if you chuck the bike in on it’s own, will it float then?

    Premier Icon rOcKeTdOg
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    2.5 more psi in each & it would have

    Baznav
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    not going deep enough to have trouble with floating, when the water is up to the bars it gets interesting.

    Muke
    Member

    I can see a new BBB event in the making 😉

    crispyrice
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    I was hit by a wave on my fatty once. Knocked me off my bike much to the delight of two fit young ladies watching. All I could do was take a bow and cycle off as fast as possible.

    Premier Icon scotroutes
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    neilwheel wrote:

    How about if you chuck the bike in on it’s own, will it float then?

    Yes.

    In fact, 4″ tyres can have too much floatation. Try crossing a fast flowing river with them and you can struggle to hold on to the bike.

    oliwb
    Member

    ^^ you lot are surely joking about re-building hubs etc. Picture looks like fresh water. I’d agree with you if it was salt water – but come on seriously?!

    sq225917
    Member

    Oli, just because river water isn’t full of salt doesn’t mean it magically doesn’t cause rust. Salt water just does it quicker. If you don’t believe me, put some water down your seat tube, leave it for a week and then repeat once. You should have BB blood leaking from your cranks by the end of week two.

    BB blood

    brilliant.

    Premier Icon singlespeedstu
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    What do some of you lot do when you get to a stream/river crossing?
    Go home and polish your rocket i bet. 🙂

    Premier Icon matt_outandabout
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    ^ that is an average Highland ride for 70% of the year… 😆

    dirtydog
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    Knew it was going to be float but had to check anyway, resisted for 7 hours.

    sq225917
    Member

    I’ll ride straight through anything ahead of me. But I’ll strip my BB out when I get home.

    Premier Icon tomaso
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    When my bike bleeds rust I know its time for some TLC.

    Premier Icon scaredypants
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    “not fit for porpoise”

    he’s got a point

    satchm00
    Member

    Float!

    Pedal faster!!! ;-D

    Perfect STW reactions! Thanks!

    I view my bikes as things to be ridden, so they are! Well actually that’s a lie!

    I only ride the fatty now! When it needs some work I do it!

    Is that how you cleaned your bike after uptonogood?

    All that mud needed some extra special cleaning after baking dry in the sun while I had a cider or 20 in the afternoon!

    Muke – Member
    I can see a new BBB event in the making

    Fatty water rides at the Big Bike Bash… sounds good! Brant – want to sponsor that one 😉 A baby fatty or 2 to tempt the 300 or so kids we have on site 😀

    Premier Icon colin9
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    ^^ you lot are surely joking about re-building hubs etc. Picture looks like fresh water. I’d agree with you if it was salt water – but come on seriously?!

    Totally. My average winter rides involve so much mud it’s best to dump the whole bike in a nearby river just to clean the drivetrain out enough to carry on.

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