This is from last winter. I'm looking forward to more fun in the snow this winter!
ars longa, vita brevis
Working on some fat fenders tonight. The front is almost ready to go except I didn't check the fit of the fork crown bracket before riveting it back into place and its a bit too short. I forgot about the rear loading horizontal dropouts on the Pugsley, which aren't full fender friendly.
Now those are some fenders! Here in Germany, it snowed all day yesterday, about 4 inches. Took my daughter out riding in it, she had a blast!
It is not done yet but list of parts so far are:
2009 Cannondale 29er 2 M frame
FSA Pig headset 1.5 to 1.25
Titec H Bars
Paul MTN with 9 speed Shimano thumbies
Salsa Mukluk fork with Fat Sheeba and HDU
Salsa Gordo 29er rim on WTB Speeddisc XC hub
Nokian Nokian Extreme 294 29x2.1
Shimano XT crank 180mm with xt chainrings
12t-36t shimano cassette
Microshift rear derailluer
Shimano front derailluer
Jagwire full length housing shift/brake
Shimano XTR levers with BB7s (180/160 rotors)
Time ATAC Z pedals
Most of this is just parts I have so it will be a cheap build and I think a fun one that will swap to a endo front and a wtb nano rear for summer commuting. I have a mud guard for the front and rear but I doubt they will do much. Also a friend of our group does frame bags so I am going to have him make one for this bike setup.
Last edited by Mr Pink57; 10-29-12 at 08:28 PM.
I can hardly wait to install the fenders. But I need to fix the paint in the front fender, and paint the rear fender. Maybe by the time I the fenders are ready to install my rack will have arrived.
I installed a Brooks saddle tonight and took the bike for a quick test ride. I'm surprised now quick and nimble it is. The thumb lever shifters make it very easy to shift and brake at the same time. I also removed several decals.
You'd have to be grinning the entire time you are riding, like a kid playing. It looks awesome!
Hi, I applied the finishing touches to my winter bike earlier this month. We had snow over the weekend so I was finally able to take it for a spin. Eventually I'll put on the winter tires, but for now the Schwalbe Landcruisers do the trick.
Last edited by TheDavid; 11-03-12 at 09:52 PM.
Fenders on! Just need a rear rack.
gecho... you will have to explain how you did up those fenders, they look great.
As for racks... Filzer's disc rack bolt up pretty nicely as you can offset the arms and add a few spacers to get a good match to the offset in the frame... by spring I should have fabricated some custom racks for my Pug for the front and rear to handle greater loads.
Filzer disc rack...
I got the idea from this thread on the mtbr forums: http://forums.mtbr.com/fat-bikes/yet...ad-744695.html . There are a few neat ideas for fenders in that thread.
On page 2 the user Sonic Death Monkey used the same fenders with strips from a garbage can as the center material. On page 4 I posted some additional pictures with some details of how I made mine.
For the center strip I used an 8 foot piece of white vinyl from Home Depot. I think I used about 7 feet of it. It was labeled "White cap 3 1/2 inch" and was in with the screen door stuff. There were two ridges on the inside I spent considerable time cutting off, which made a big powdery mess, so it might not be the best material to work with.
I painted it with Krylon Fusion for plastic paint. That paint has some nasty overspray issues. The website says it has lots of solids for good coverage. A side effect seems to be that those solids that fall out of the overspray left a red powder in a several foot radius of the area I did the spraying. I cleaned it up using a shop vac.
Those look like the ingenious Sondgeroff fender. My question is; Do you remove the mounting bracket that sits in the center of the fender before you cut it in half ? And if you did, are the rivets hard to drill out to remove them.
the link is here; http://www.northcentralcyclery.com/?p=1419
the thread on mtbr.com; http://forums.mtbr.com/fat-bikes/cus...rs-672314.html
Last edited by scoatw; 10-31-12 at 03:15 PM.
I drilled out all the rivets before cutting the fenders in half. That included the fork bracket, mud flaps, and stay brackets. The stay brackets themselves also needed to be cut in half, but I did that separately. The fork bracket wasn't long enough, which I didn't discover until after I fastened the new rivets. I just bolted on an extra piece, but had I been thinking I should have just made a new longer bracket.
Some of the rivets were easy to get out. But others, particularly the mud flap rivets, had a tendency to just spin. A C-clamp might be helpful to keep the rivets from spinning, but I didn't have one to try.
been my daily commuter since this build pic. put Bar Mitts on it today for the high 30's cold rain. spare wheelset in the garage with Conti Winter Contacts.
So long. Been nice knowing you BF.... to all the friends I've made here and in real life... its been great. But this place needs an enema.
road Bar Mitts. i can use them alone down to about 30F. and with a liner glove down to around 20F. i got size large so i can get a full glove in them if i have to.
Added a mud flap to my fender. I stopped by a surplus store looking for rubber sheets, but found a big bin of leather remnants. I was hoping to go a bit longer but there weren't many large pieces. I should find out tomorrow whether its long enough.
I think your fenders are not large enough but only tests will tell.
Nice looking fenders by the way.
Dear Old Man Winter,
Bring it on... I am ready.
1964 Sturmey Archer AG hub... an AW with a generator.
Suntour XC pedals...
Thermos of coffee...
New BM Lumotec Classic headlight which works brilliantly with the AG hub...
My dedicated winter bike... it wears those studded tyres all year.
The rack I installed is far enough forward that I won't be able to fit quite as much stuff in my trunk bag. But at least the back of my legs aren't striking it as I pedal. I had to move the pannier back further than on my other bikes to avoid heel strike. One upside of the higher mounting position for the rack is that the pannier doesn't seem to be hit by as much road spray.
New pictures of my winter bike in its natural habitat. Changed the chainring from 48t to 45 and put on a 20t rear cog for a slightly lower gearing and I am glad I did! Running 48x18 is sadistic when the snow falls in Edmonton.
Last edited by TheDavid; 11-07-12 at 05:28 PM. Reason: grammar
[QUOTE=TheDavid;14925381]New pictures of my winter bike in its natural habitat. Changed the chainring from 48t to 45 and put on a 20t rear cog for a slightly lower gearing and I am glad I did! Running 48x18 is sadistic when the snow falls in Edmonton.
Running 48x18 is masochistic when the snow falls in Edmonton.
What kind of tires are those?
2015 Seven Cycles Expat SL
2011 Felt Q620
2010 Motobecane Jury fixed gear
2010 Surly LHT
1992 Trek 1200
1977 Schwinn Le Tour II fixed gear