I met this guy on the weekend while checking out local garage sales. I was very intrigued by a bike he had clamped to his repair stand. It wasn't built up yet, but he's planning on setting it up with 26 x 4.0" tires . You should see what those tires look like next to a set of regular MTB tires.
He got the bike custom made by a builder in Quebec. Check it out: http://www.cyclesgolem.com/photos/photos/will_all.jpg
I can't wait to see what this rig looks like when it's finished.
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Very interesting, but I don't like the shock, and I would hate to have to climb anything on those tires.
I wonder if heating the fork, and frame to bend it so the tires could clear, would stress the temper and make it weak? I guess the frame could be built from the ground up, but what about the fork?
I was surprised at how light the rims and tires were. They didn't seem much heavier than a regular wheelset on an MTB.
I guess he had to use a custom shock since I don't know how common shocks are that can clear 4.0" tires.
i dont think that is muck bigger than a pugsley
It probably isn't bigger, but it's still pretty cool. The design is similar to the pugsley though, except the frame is symetrical (seatstays didn't need to be offset) since he's running a Rolhoff 14 internal speed rear hub. He had the rear dropouts and front fork spaced at 130mm so that he could put a fixed cog on the front wheel since it's threaded. That would be one mean looking fixie.
Last edited by erikvonb; 05-15-07 at 12:45 PM.