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  • Premier Icon trout
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    Dom. there is talk of a small if the target overshoots Sam has hinted he may be able to do a few
    on another forum

    I jumped in with £1000 to go so in for a bollocking from the missus

    Sam
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    [video]https://vimeo.com/76411069[/video]
    https://vimeo.com/76411069

    Let’s say if we hit £25k I will do a size small as well. Not sure if I can add a ‘stretch goal’ at this late stage, I will try. Basically the top and seat tubes will both be an inch or so shorter with a couple of other little tweaks.

    Premier Icon letmetalktomark
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    Dammit.

    New Swift to run a 29+ front wheel and a large volume 2.4” out back or go full fat.

    The OO isn’t long enough in the TT for my liking but the Puffin will be.

    Hmm.

    How about a buy one get one half price deal 😉

    Premier Icon cr500dom
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    trout – Member

    Dom. there is talk of a small if the target overshoots Sam has hinted he may be able to do a few
    on another forum

    I jumped in with £1000 to go so in for a bollocking from the missus

    That is the other thing holding me back at the moment, she would go ballistic 😳

    But Sam, that does sound good 😀

    Sam
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    How about a buy one get one half price deal

    If you back the Kickstarter and do a pre-order on a Swift that is effectively what you are getting, in fact even a better deal than that!

    Sam
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    Something along these lines for a size S?

    If we get to £25k and there are at least 5 backers who want a size S then it will happen.

    coastkid
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    Got the money sitting but decided to stick with another new Pugsley black frame- on the way from the USofA, as the 29+ wheels fitting a fat bike was the deciding factor, already owning a set.

    But it`s good the Puffin is coming from the UK 🙂

    Folk can say all the marketing, with the geometry stuff but a Pugs works fine on trails with the 4″ set up, and the Krampus 29+ wheels,

    I want one steel bike that takes both wheel sets for weekends/ summer hols away in the car – 2 bikes in one for the best of both worlds,ideal for fun in the Highlands – or Scottish Borders for that matter,

    Maybe the Puffin will be a fast bike on trails

    Maybe any 29+ bike is a fast bike on trails,

    The geometry of the Pugs with both wheel sets (4″ and 29+) works fine on err trails :-), fast enough for me anyways, but seriously,

    The Puffin still looks to be the nicest option for an inline steel fat bike, and it is British 😉

    Said it already, best of luck with this… 🙂

    Oh a Reynolds 853 inline fatbike please (that takes 29+ also) and i`m in :mrgreen:

    s-keeper
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    It didn’t ask me what size I wanted, but just to let you know that you now need one backer less for a size S 🙂

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    Hey Sam

    Now that you’ve nearly reached your stretch goal of £25K, how about having a dropper compatible seat tube…

    Any details on the wheel sets your hoping to offer?

    Just starting to pull the necessary equipment together, and with the wheels being the major cost driver, i’m keen to know what the options are

    Thanks

    Jon

    Wharfedale
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    Details on the wheel sets could convince me to sign up….. Wheels for me are the only real unknown cost.

    drofluf
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    @Wharfedale – you can get a set of wheels from On One for £300

    bikebouy
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    I want a full 1×9 bike, you lot can phiddle & phaff with your combinations.. Just give me the Bike..so I can ride it… pwleeezee 😆

    I do have one question.. Them rims, do they come pre drilled ??
    😉

    Premier Icon Clobber
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    not from on-one they don’t

    You can already get a dropper in 27.2 and thomson are bringing one out as well

    If you don’t get the usual quick reply I think Sam’s busy riding at the world masters in Manchester today and tomorrow

    Premier Icon boltonjon
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    I’m a Reverb man through & through 🙂

    Premier Icon ratherbeintobago
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    Gone over £25000 now.

    ssnowman
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    Does anyone know the approximate weight of the prototype?

    drofluf
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    ssnowman – Member
    Does anyone know the approximate weight of the prototype?

    Not quite answering your question but the expected weight of a Medium is 2.7kg. I think that I read somewhere that the prototypes are heavier

    Premier Icon ratherbeintobago
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    And now appears to have slipped back to just short of £24k with 24h to go, oddly.

    Premier Icon letmetalktomark
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    I’m in. 8)

    Not for a small one though. 😉

    Just coming to terms with needing to spend £700 odd on wheels and tyres 😆

    I’ve shelved the idea of a Krampus or a Caribou in favour of the Puffin.

    Roll on February 🙂

    Premier Icon letmetalktomark
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    a 30.9mm ST would have been great though thanks 😉

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    letmetalktomark – Member
    …Just coming to terms with needing to spend £700 odd on wheels and tyres

    I’ve shelved the idea of a Krampus or a Caribou in favour of the Puffin.

    You won’t regret it. You may as well start culling your other bikes now. 🙂

    A couple of pointers for people coming new to fatbikes.

    You don’t have to spend a fortune on wheels. The On-One option is pretty reasonable, and also you can buy fat rims from chopper bike specialists. That way you don’t pay the fat tax.

    A couple of rim suppliers:

    Classic Cycles in Germany

    Robsson in Germany

    The critical thing will be getting your hands on a 100mm BB. All of a sudden there’s going to be 50 odd people looking for the same thing, and this is a component that can be hard to find. The cheapest way is to get a 100mm ISIS BB so you can use any old ISIS crankset (and good ones are cheap).

    Bear in mind fatbike components come into the country in dribbles and once they’re out we usually have to wait till next year for more.

    So don’t miss winter, get your bits now, and don’t forget the tyres. 🙂

    drofluf
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    Looks like it’s back over the £25k mark again! I guess when it fell below that a couple of people who wanted a small also pulled out?

    letmetalktomark – Member
    a 30.9mm ST would have been great though thanks

    Mark – I think it’s a 27.2? 😕

    Premier Icon wwaswas
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    So, for the sake of argument, lets say I’d been in on this and had just received the ‘choose your size’ email.

    I’m not sure which one to go for.

    Looking at the numbers (particularly the top tube/reach) on the kickstarter page and comparing with the ones on a Titus Fireline and Liteville 301 (both of which I have a medium of and like how they ride) it looks like the medium is similar.

    But I’m way over the height that Sam’s suggesting for the Medium and in the upper half of the large puffin one.

    *confused*

    what would you do?

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    wwaswas – Member
    …what would you do?

    Rather than look at the size, check to see if the toptube length is similar to what you’re riding. Then look at standover.

    I deliberately went down a size on my Pugsley to get a little bit more knacker room. You can ride quite soft surfaces on a fatbike, but when you come to a stop and put your feet down they sink right in – at which point you appreciate the extra clearance. 🙂 So if you’re intending to ride on snow or bog, that’s worth considering.

    Fatbike riding is a bit different from normal mtb stuff – unless of course you’re planning sticking to the same sort of riding you’re currently doing.

    drofluf
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    @wwaswas I compared with my existing bike as well.

    Fortunately my existing bike is a Swift 🙂

    So not much help I’m afraid

    Premier Icon swavis
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    I’d go by top tube length.
    I’m 6’2″ and 34″ inside leg and have gone for a large. I had a large Gryphon and it was perfect.

    Premier Icon ratherbeintobago
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    Anyone else clock that the Puffin fork is set up for front hub spaced 135mm hubs (ie Jones/Paul WHUB) and not rear spaced (ie pretty much every other fat bike front hub, incl Hope Fatsno)?

    Premier Icon swavis
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    Hope front fatsno’s are 135mm. It’s fat front standard I think 😉

    Premier Icon scotroutes
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    Front hub is 135mm OLD spacing using standard rear brake disc alignment

    http://www.hopetech.com/page.aspx?itemid=spg394&tab=specification

    Premier Icon swavis
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    A fatsno will work fine. I’m sure it’s the same spacing as the Enabler on my Muk and I use fatsno’s with no problems.

    Premier Icon scotroutes
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    The Enabler is set up to work with a REAR spaced 135mm hub.

    Premier Icon swavis
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    Exactly, that’s why it works with my fatsno’s 😉

    Premier Icon scotroutes
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    But not with the Singular forks – unless you do some spacing.

    The production forks will use a front standard disc mount, allowing any 135mm ISO disc hub to be used. Hubs built on a rear hub disc standard (eg. Hope, Surly, or any 135mm rear hub) will need to have the brake caliper/adapter spaced across by 4mm – i.e. a couple of washers. This allows maximum flexibility for use of any type of hub.

    Someone with access to a decent machine shop could make up some nice adapters…..

    Premier Icon swavis
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    Ahh I misunderstood, my bad.

    Hmm, a little project for tomorrow morning then 😀

    Premier Icon letmetalktomark
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    On the sizing thing …. I’m 6′ 2″ and a tiny bit.

    I went with the XL.

    Nice long TT so I can run a short stem but still under (just) 20″ ST.

    I cannot see me actually riding it on snow 😉

    Roll on Feb.

    drofluf
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    scotroutes – Member
    But not with the Singular forks – unless you do some spacing.

    The production forks will use a front standard disc mount, allowing any 135mm ISO disc hub to be used. Hubs built on a rear hub disc standard (eg. Hope, Surly, or any 135mm rear hub) will need to have the brake caliper/adapter spaced across by 4mm – i.e. a couple of washers. This allows maximum flexibility for use of any type of hub.
    Someone with access to a decent machine shop could make up some nice adapters…..

    Trying to get my head round this too! So I get a normal adaptor and use some washers to push the calliper inboard by 4mm? Is it as simple as that?

    T1000
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    Hope make disc rotor spacers in 1 & 2mm spacing which could move the rotor out … If I remember correctly the offset is 5mm

    Also white brothers make an adaptor which is v expensive

    Premier Icon ratherbeintobago
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    The notion of sticking 5mm worth of washers into a brake mount isn’t one that would fill me full of joy, it has to be said.

    coastkid
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    All you need is The Carver 5mm Disc spacer, comes with longer rotor bolts… 🙄

    Not rocket science 😉

    Sure Tim at Sideways have em, i got one for my Jones fork that i opened out from 9mm to 10mm to take Fatso hubs 🙂

    Fat bike friggin freaks will never catch on – drug nduced faggot pram racing is the future :mrgreen:

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