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 Post subject: Re: FATBIKES
PostPosted: Fri Jan 15, 2016 2:02 pm 
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She's a beauty TOC!

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 Post subject: Re: FATBIKES
PostPosted: Fri Jan 15, 2016 2:23 pm 
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Very cool, TOC!!


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 Post subject: Re: FATBIKES
PostPosted: Fri Jan 15, 2016 5:05 pm 
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Wait a minute...that new bike is orange and so is your 5010??? I'm sensing a trend.

Fantastic! Welcome to PHat, PHantastic, Phun.

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 Post subject: Re: FATBIKES
PostPosted: Fri Jan 15, 2016 5:56 pm 
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Phucked up!


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 Post subject: Re: FATBIKES
PostPosted: Sat Jan 23, 2016 12:43 am 
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Surprised that a 4.6" fatbike tire on a 26er rim is taller than a 29er 2" balloon slick tire. If the niner had knobs, they'd be about the same height...

there might be something to this tire height thing...

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 Post subject: Re: FATBIKES
PostPosted: Sat Jan 23, 2016 5:13 am 
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TOC3 wrote:

there might be something to this tire height thing...

There is.
http://g-tedproductions.blogspot.com/20 ... igger.html


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 Post subject: FATBIKES
PostPosted: Sun Jan 24, 2016 1:27 pm 
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Doing a stomping (snowshoe) party at GH 1:30. If progress is made, will ride.

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 Post subject: Re: FATBIKES
PostPosted: Mon Jan 25, 2016 5:50 pm 
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it's not the height, but it could be the weight. Heavier tires/wheels translate into a fantastic ride.
Before the cold weather set in, I added about 400g of water to my 26" bike (front and back) just because I was bored. Rode like a new bike. Uphills sucked but otherwise, it was super, crazy stable.
The interesting part - once you displace all the air with water, the tire volume goes waaaayyyy down and it completely eliminates all the bounce. ie, there is no un-dampened rebound. At this point I can't tell which contributed to the better handling - the dead-cat bounce or the extra weight.
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 Post subject: Re: FATBIKES
PostPosted: Mon Jan 25, 2016 7:10 pm 
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mtv wrote:
Before the cold weather set in, I added about 400g of water to my 26" bike (front and back) just because I was bored.


Water, you added water to your tires. Idea, for the winter riding swap out the water for schnapps! :)

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 Post subject: Re: FATBIKES
PostPosted: Tue Jan 26, 2016 11:29 am 
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I never considered schnapps but Yaegermiester maybe.
but seriously, I think I will add some gel next time to cut down the slow rolling drag.
can't wait for spring......

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 Post subject: Re: FATBIKES
PostPosted: Fri Jan 29, 2016 5:34 pm 
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Used this guys tubeless methd. Aired up nice and easy, seems to be holding strong for a few days now.

http://cyclesinlife.com/tubeless-fatbike-conversion-update/


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 Post subject: Re: FATBIKES
PostPosted: Sun Jan 31, 2016 6:08 pm 
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how low can you go with psi like that?


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 Post subject: Re: FATBIKES
PostPosted: Mon Feb 01, 2016 11:21 pm 
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rossp wrote:
how low can you go with psi like that?


Only been down to 5.5 or 6 but reassuring that a pinchflat isn't coming even at that psi, looks like saving 3/4lb as well, takes my bike under 31lb.


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 Post subject: FATBIKES
PostPosted: Mon Feb 01, 2016 11:36 pm 
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Hmm - my 2psi (with tubes) last weekend could be optimistic then? :-)


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 Post subject: Re: FATBIKES
PostPosted: Fri Feb 05, 2016 2:52 pm 
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When in doubt, buy more rubber.

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