Some pics from yesterdays beachride… (blue skys content)
Yesterdays Beachride,Posted 7 years ago
30-40 miles up the coast from Longniddry in East Lothian to Lieth on the Eastern side of Edinburgh and back…
Getting less niche, theres 3 around here now 😮Posted 7 years ago
Pugsley with the Alfine and tools etc weighs a ton…
well about 38/39 lbs,
It was 34 lbs before with 2×9 XT. weight dosnt matter that much for riding the terrain they go over, they just dont ride like they weigh. Hard to explain but all owners say that, you feel the weight if your shouldering them or lifting over fences but they were never intended for that.
I love the Alfine for the straight chainline and no grass wrapped up etc, but prefer the lower ratio of a 22/34 2×9 set up, im running 32/24 and nearly low enough for really soft sand,
Stainless chainring,steel sprocket and rustproof BMX chain is pretty bomber…
fatbikes are not everyones cup of tea but i love it 😮cinnamon_girlSubscriber
38/39 lbs.? 😯
Blimey, you must have incredibly strong legs! I noticed that on one of your Cheviots pics you were riding the fat bike. Is it not hard work on grassy tracks?
Your rides just look amazing particularly how you incorporate local history. A bike ride becomes far more … a journey through time.
I find I need to have a purposeful ride – something in particular I want to look at, ie ancient trackways, an old building or church. Makes it more of an adventure!Posted 7 years agoepicycloSubscriber
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You really don’t notice the weight. Even a relic like me only has a problem when I have to lift it over a fence (and that’s more due to an old injury).
Fatbikes are the first true mountain bikes IMO. You feel you can take them anywhere.Posted 7 years ago
I notice that you seem to be carrying some sort of hand grenade on your belt..
yep,a couple of Mills with 7 second fuses for shifting sea gulls 😮
CG; i have done 56 mile rides twice on the Cheviots, then same ride on the regular bike and i was knackerd, wierd i know but true…Posted 7 years ago
Soft wet spongy grass trails are often easier, but the pace is slower mind,
You can build an alloy frame (9zero7) fatbike up to around 29 lbs now…there are a few fatbike framesets now that are alot lighter than the original production pugs…
Mantastic; rear rack is just a cheapy £15 MTB (26″) rack from the bike chain, added a bit of a front fender on the end as ride through a lot of water on the beach, used more for a mudgaurd than rack though sometimes add a pannier,Posted 7 years ago
fitted it on outside of seat stays with a small spacer on the LHS to sit it central,
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