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Old 12-10-16, 02:05 PM
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Today I thought about @TimothyH after I got home from my commute home.

I'm very, very sorry that you had to go through this.

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Today I put my fixed gear bike back together. New bar tape, rear brake cable, cleaned and polished, wheels trued.

Most importantly, the brake hoods are completely even with each other. I rode the stupid thing a thousand miles with one hood two or three millimeters lower than the other and it annoyed the crud out of me the whole time. Felt like I was constantly turning left like NASCAR.


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Old 12-10-16, 05:15 PM
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Hilly 10 mile run today. Found a new trail, it flurried. Life is good.
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Old 12-10-16, 06:03 PM
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Today I bought a fat bike. EP from my shop so it was kind of hard to turn down. I had assembled it right before fall and it never sold. Norco Sasquatch 6.2 rigid. 1x10 Shimano SLX, carbon fork, Avid hydraulic brakes, Schwalbe 26x4.8 meats....pretty friggin sweet. Get to try it out this weekend because we are forecasted anywhere from 6-10" by Monday morning. No pictures yet, hard in my apartment and the lighting in the hallway is mediocre at best.

Scratched the hell out of the rear stay by loading it in my non bike friendly car. Guess I don't have to worry about that first crash now.
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Old 12-10-16, 06:22 PM
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6-10" of fresh powder is pretty much unrideable on any bike.

If i remember correctly you live in fat bike central tho so there's a good chance you'll have some groomed trails that will be rideable
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Old 12-10-16, 06:42 PM
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Originally Posted by Mumonkan View Post
6-10" of fresh powder is pretty much unrideable on any bike.

If i remember correctly you live in fat bike central tho so there's a good chance you'll have some groomed trails that will be rideable
Our snow really varies here. Some days we have this thick wet snow that sticks to everything. Other days we get a really fine powder much like sand. Once the melting process starts, between that and the salt, we get this snow that is the consistency of mashed potatoes and offers no grip on anything from bikes to cars to trucks.

My last fat bike and some crappy tires handled 5" of powder with no issue at all. A foot of snow? Not a chance in hell. As for groomed trails, there are some in the state, but I probably will not be travelling to ride them. This will be more of a commuter bike for me as I try to get some really cold rides in under my belt this winter. I rode studded 29er's last year and it just wasn't what I hoped it would be.
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Old 12-10-16, 07:04 PM
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if you got ice to deal with a fatter tire still isn't gonna help you, you'll still need studs

Fatbikes aren't magic, but they do expand your riding capabilities quite a bit. I found the way you can just ride on the beach like its dirt to be the most remarkable ability of a fatbike
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Old 12-10-16, 07:26 PM
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Originally Posted by TenSpeedV2 View Post
Today I bought a fat bike. EP from my shop so it was kind of hard to turn down. I had assembled it right before fall and it never sold. Norco Sasquatch 6.2 rigid. 1x10 Shimano SLX, carbon fork, Avid hydraulic brakes, Schwalbe 26x4.8 meats....pretty friggin sweet. Get to try it out this weekend because we are forecasted anywhere from 6-10" by Monday morning. No pictures yet, hard in my apartment and the lighting in the hallway is mediocre at best.

Scratched the hell out of the rear stay by loading it in my non bike friendly car. Guess I don't have to worry about that first crash now.
That's sweet! Don't worry about those scratches unless you're nagrom. They'll get colleagues real soon if you ride it as intended.

Norcos are very underrated bikes. Good pricepoint as well.

One of my favorite things about norcos is their lower than average standover on their full suspension bikes. The opposite can be said for big S though.
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Old 12-10-16, 07:28 PM
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Originally Posted by Leukybear View Post
That's sweet! Don't worry about those scratches unless you're nagrom. They'll get colleagues real soon if you ride it as intended.

Norcos are very underrated bikes. Good pricepoint as well.

One of my favorite things about norcos is their lower than average standover on their full suspension bikes. The opposite can be said for big S though.
Same standover on their fat bikes as well. That was a huge selling point for me. Stock photo:

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Old 12-10-16, 09:23 PM
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Looks like a fun ride. Get some pictures of it in the snow!
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Old 12-10-16, 09:58 PM
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Thanks, will do for sure.
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Yesterday I made a slightly unwise bike related decision, but its gonna be sick af. I'll post pics when the project is more completed
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Yesterday I made a slightly unwise bike related decision, but its gonna be sick af. I'll post pics when the project is more completed

I held my breath for Vajazzling 1.0.

Please let this be better.


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Old 12-10-16, 10:39 PM
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I held my breath for Vajazzling 1.0.

Please let this be better.


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Honestly its probably meh to most people that aren't me, but I'm just hyped I have another project to work on again.
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Old 12-10-16, 10:44 PM
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If it involves working on a bike, or a new/used bike, it cannot be bad.
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Old 12-11-16, 07:40 AM
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Now I want a fat bike.
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Old 12-11-16, 08:00 AM
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I want a big fat dummy and I literally have no use for it, yet I find myself looking for excuses to buy one
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That's sweet! Don't worry about those scratches unless you're nagrom.
I'm over here worrying about this guys paint scratches I guess.

How big can you open your mouth?
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Old 12-11-16, 12:15 PM
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I'm over here worrying about this guys paint scratches I guess.
I thought so.
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Today i got amazon echo and a wemo switch to play with and now im in the future.

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I contacted a guy on red.dit selling a Schwinn Prelude. 25" frame, prefect for my size, but the price kinda has me thinking about passing on it. $50 from the frame/fork and a whopping $80 for shipping. So, you guys think $130 is fair? It's hard to find bikes that size which aren't 50lb gas pipe frames and in decent condition. I like the color too.


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That shopping is pricey... If you buy it we could ride pink bikes together though.
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Old 12-11-16, 03:58 PM
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Tell him to use bikeflights and pay $80 total

That pink is dope
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I contacted a guy on red.dit selling a Schwinn Prelude. 25" frame, prefect for my size, but the price kinda has me thinking about passing on it. $50 from the frame/fork and a whopping $80 for shipping. So, you guys think $130 is fair? It's hard to find bikes that size which aren't 50lb gas pipe frames and in decent condition. I like the color too.


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I'd do it.
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I'd do it.
remember, it is just the frame and fork. But the difficulty in finding these adds to the value
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But remember, it is just the frame and fork.
Oh, I thought complete.
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