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General Discussion / fat bike travel case
« Last post by mpthompsonco1 on March 02, 2020, 10:21:35 PM »
Does anyone have a good recommendation for a fat bike travel case?
General Discussion / Re: Help finding the bike for me
« Last post by BorealisRob on December 22, 2019, 02:47:37 AM »
May I ask why belt?
General Discussion / Re: Carbon Bars Worthy Addition to Fatties?
« Last post by BorealisRob on December 22, 2019, 02:45:41 AM »
So I personally like the dampening that I perceive with carbon.  I know some that swear there is no difference but they just feel less buzzy to me.  Logically I would think extreme cold would make carbon more fragile but Im not sure if that is scientifically correct.  For me its weight reduction and vibration.
General Discussion / Carbon Bars Worthy Addition to Fatties?
« Last post by kewlrush on September 12, 2019, 12:11:55 AM »

I need to replace my OEM carbon bars on my aluminum frame and fork fatty. So is it worth the money to get another carbon bars or save my money for a high end alloy bars? Then also do carbon bars really help keep the bars warm and dampen the ride in all weather conditions?

General Discussion / How to assemble bicycle wheels
« Last post by carbo8me on May 20, 2019, 02:01:45 AM »
1.Place rim on pre-assemble support tool ( if you are an individual user do not need this tool.

2. Place hub on pre-assemble support tool.

3.Put some grease on head of spoke.

4.Insert the first 10 spokes (This is  20holes front hub) through upper hub holes. Remember to put some grease on each  spoke head.

5.Insert an spoke from inside rim spoke hole to outside rim spoke hole.

6. Thread a nipple on end side spoke.

7.Place nipple on inside rim hole.

8.Place nipple tool on outside hole to avoid loose nipple inside the rim.

9.Remove the spoke used before.

10.Place j-bend spoke on nipple.

11.Repeat steps other spokes  1 by 1.

12.Turn the Wheel and insert other spokes.

13.Screw all nipples until you can see only 1 thread wire on each nipple.

14.Prepare tools for truing and dishing process.

15.Put front Wheel on truing stand, screw each nipple 1 by 1 (not skip any nipples). not more than ¼ turn each time.  Until you don't feel spokes loose.

16.Adjust wheel flatness .tight or relase nipple 1 by 1 . When the rim is close to the left side, tight right nipple ( ¼ turn) and  release the left side nipple  ( ¼ turn) .(do not keep turn 1 nipple until the left and right distances are balanced. it will let you hard to made the rim's roundness) , the correct ways is check next one, after you check all nipple you will find the when is more flatness than before!

17.Use the center arch tool to check the rim will be in center of hub.

18.Get spoke tension according spokes and rim type. Follow rim manufacturer values. 

19.Adjust wheel roundness,tight or release nipple   ( 1/8 turn) , 1 by 1 . you can check with dial gage  .standard < 20.

20.To release stress tension on spokes due to truing process, proceed to bend with hands each two spokes. 

21.Finally apply a force (60kg) on hub. First one side. Turn the Wheel and place again on bench Wheel support. Aplly again a force on the other hub side, and second the other side. 
General Discussion / Fat trike for long distance with trailer
« Last post by Metta on March 12, 2019, 04:36:18 PM »
Hi everyone

I am a Traveller since quite a while now. I am in Colombia but when I will be back in France, I would like to travel with a trike.
A electric trike with a trailer with on both solar panel.
I had the idea about fat trike but I don't know if it's really useful for me.
Indeed, I will do mainly road but I will also take some gravel road.
The idea of fat bike is because for confort during long journey on it. And on the side I can take bad road without feeling holes and bad stuff on it.

My budget is limited. I have 2500usd. So it's only second hand. Or the trident terrain.

The sun seeker is quite heavy and I am not sure suspension and fat Tyre will be useful for me.

I saw also we can find slick tyre : someone have a feed back?

I will have a huge and heavy trailer. Around 35kg. To sleep inside.

I am thinking for the motor a bafang or golden motor. With a huge 1350wh battery

Thank you for your advice

Surly / Surly Wednesday
« Last post by Darryl on January 22, 2019, 02:54:45 AM »
I am riding the Wednesday on copy gravel, snow, sand, and the occasional rails to trails. The bike is terrific!
Ride Reports, Pics And Videos / Global Fat bike day Wales
« Last post by Pathfinder on December 03, 2018, 07:15:39 PM »
So for those that did not know the first weekend of December is global fat bike day. Here  in good old Wales we did a camp and beach ride on the amazing Anglesey coast line on Newborough... A great couple of days despite the wind.

General Discussion / Re: Help on Fatbike pricing
« Last post by Nealen on November 30, 2018, 09:06:29 PM »
Did you sell it, Josh? I bet some lucky bastard got a great deal on a practically new bike.
Ride Reports, Pics And Videos / Snowdonia range Tal y fan Wales
« Last post by Pathfinder on November 07, 2018, 07:48:38 PM »
So I was going to do a bike ride and camp but the weather forecast could not make its mind up last week one saying sunshine and the other said snow. So not wanting to take a chance of getting stuck in a tent with a blizzard I decided to go for plan B where I cycle up Conwy and beyond for a day on the steed. The weather was pretty good with some great views and even found a good place to camp next year. Despite being disappointed in not camping I had a fantastic day.
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