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    Hey all,

    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
    http://www.cyclesgolem.com/photos/photosmtbang.htm

    I can't wait to see what this rig looks like when it's finished.

    -EvB

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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?


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    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.

    -Erik

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    i dont think that is muck bigger than a pugsley

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    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.

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