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    Life is a fun ride safariofthemind's Avatar
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    The bikepacking crowd has been going ga-ga over these guys for a while now. Expedition bikes par-excellence! And honestly, not much more than a quality touring bike. I'd just have to climb the NC Blue Ridge Parkway on one of these. It hurts just to think about it.

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    Great fun! They are an incredible workout in soft sand and snow but with the right tire pressure they do plow right through it. Rides like a normal mountain bike on the trails although due to the fat tires and extra weight, they have a strange feel at first at lower speeds. Don't take one out where there are a lot of people unless you are prepared to stop and answer lots of questions.
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    One of those would be AWESOME for winter rides with my club! Question - if it's a problem getting the chain to clear the tire, why is the bottom bracket so short (100 mm?)

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    The normal BB is around 70mm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CrimsonEclipse View Post
    The normal BB is around 70mm.
    Oh - so that's bb shell diameter (normal English bb is 68mm) not spindle length. That makes more sense.

    Edit: Not sure what the diameter is, but it's not 68mm. That'd be huge! you're talking about the length of the bb shell. I guess that would still require a special bottom bracket.
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    length. left to right. (can't remember if that's the housing or axle length)

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    I can see why you guys like your fat tire bikes. Mine is not a pugsley. It is an MTB with 2.35" tires. I ride it far more often that I do my road bike or my hybrid. It's good for everything from mountain bike trails to 40 mile road rides.
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    What do you get when a Dahon folder gets drunk with a couple of OCC StingRays?
    A Folding Pugsley (Fugsley)!!! http://www.ratrodbikes.com/forum/vie...p?f=21&t=44315




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    ^ Interesting. As a rider fruitlessly drooling over Pugslys who owns a Dahon Curve... would love to see how this turns out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by neilfein View Post
    ^ Interesting. As a rider fruitlessly drooling over Pugslys who owns a Dahon Curve... would love to see how this turns out.
    That would be even cooler, a Cugsley!
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    Are you calling all "Fat Bike" Riders?

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    Are you calling all FAT "Bike Riders"?

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    Here is an update on my Fugsley. Still waiting on my welding buddy.

    I found out you can put 16 inch motorcycle tires on the OCC 20x4 rims. I stopped off at the Harley dealer and picked up some free used ones. Here they are.
    The jump from the OCC to the HD is is just as much a jump in scale as it was to jump from the Dahon 16 to the OCC. There is 16" of clearance from the ground to the bottom of the frame. The center of the crank will be 20" off the ground. I am going to have to add a penny farthing foot peg just to get up on this beast! Good thing that it folds up for easy carrying!! 8)





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    I sure will think twice before J-walking in front of a fat bike.

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    May the Fold be with you

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