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Old 03-28-11, 07:57 PM
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Motorcycle Tires???

Are those Motorcycle tires on that bicycle tire? What kind of Bicycle is that? I wonder what's it like to ride that thing. Any thoughts?
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Old 03-28-11, 08:11 PM
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LOL Most definately are - and so are the disk brakes!

See what happens when people have too much time on their hands?!
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Old 03-28-11, 08:27 PM
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it must be a photoshop...

and if it isn't, the bike would be impossible to ride. think about trying to put that kind of weight into motion...
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Old 03-28-11, 09:30 PM
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Originally Posted by CNY James View Post
think about trying to put that kind of weight into motion...
Think about a Surly Pugsley

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Old 03-28-11, 09:59 PM
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Originally Posted by Doohickie View Post
Think about a Surly Pugsley
I'm pretty sure the Pugsley's tires are much lighter and more supple than those motorcycle tires.
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Old 03-28-11, 10:05 PM
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Originally Posted by CNY James View Post
it must be a photoshop...

and if it isn't, the bike would be impossible to ride. think about trying to put that kind of weight into motion...
People ride some bikes that are pretty heavy and clunky, so assuming it's a real bike, there's plenty that would ride it. That doesn't mean it's practical in a performance sense.
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Old 03-28-11, 10:19 PM
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Originally Posted by Dakota82 View Post
Are those Motorcycle tires on that bicycle tire? What kind of Bicycle is that? I wonder what's it like to ride that thing. Any thoughts?
Yup, full on motorcycle tires and brakes. Looks like a custom "city" fat bike with custom rear end and fork crown to allow fitting of the wider rim/tires. Must take a lot to get those wheels spinning with the increased rotational weight. The moto brakes are a bit overkill but probably help slow the bike down, again rotational weight. You definitely aint gonna wheel that fatty.

Owner/builder probably just wants a bike that's "diffent" like those tards on OCC-clone choppers. Not bad ass, more like dumb ass.
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Old 03-28-11, 10:59 PM
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Originally Posted by Doohickie View Post
Think about a Surly Pugsley

whoa... What's up with the cassette on the front wheel?
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Old 03-28-11, 11:23 PM
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Originally Posted by knobster View Post
whoa... What's up with the cassette on the front wheel?
The dropout spacing is the same so you can use a rear wheel in the front and swap them if you want different gearing. Not for those concerned about extra weight, but they wouldn't choose that model anyway.
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Originally Posted by prathmann View Post
The dropout spacing is the same so you can use a rear wheel in the front and swap them if you want different gearing. Not for those concerned about extra weight, but they wouldn't choose that model anyway.
Wow. Never heard of such a thing. That is such a great idea!
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Hanebrink was another one who pushed the 'big bike' fat tire idea,
built around ATV tires.
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Old 03-29-11, 10:39 AM
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A Pugsley is fun to ride - I tried one out, riding it made me laugh. Both wheels use a rear hub so you can go in back country and have a spare rear wheel in case you have a problem with a cassette or freehub. You can go about anywhere and carry a major load.
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Originally Posted by commo_soulja View Post
Yup, full on motorcycle tires and brakes. Looks like a custom "city" fat bike with custom rear end and fork crown to allow fitting of the wider rim/tires. Must take a lot to get those wheels spinning with the increased rotational weight. The moto brakes are a bit overkill but probably help slow the bike down, again rotational weight. You definitely aint gonna wheel that fatty.

Owner/builder probably just wants a bike that's "diffent" like those tards on OCC-clone choppers. Not bad ass, more like dumb ass.
And moto wheels. You can see that he flipped the rear wheel and left the cush drive in the wheel.
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That looks just about right for riding on sand.
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Originally Posted by fietsbob View Post
Hanebrink was another one who pushed the 'big bike' fat tire idea,
built around ATV tires.
http://www.fortunehanebrink.com/

Pretty neat idea. I love the $5000 price tag on it.
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