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by tenbikes
30 Dec 2019, 6:59pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: fat Bike project
Replies: 3
Views: 222

Re: fat Bike project

Keep us updated.......I'm planning a Barfang fat cargo bike for next year so feedback on the system would be useful!
by tenbikes
2 Dec 2019, 12:19pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Uk custom framebuilder thinking out of the box
Replies: 13
Views: 937

Re: Uk custom framebuilder thinking out of the box

Thanks guys, I'll look into these suggestions. The Surly Big Fat Dummy is too big. The Salsa Blackborow is perfect size wise but I want steel, and a custom built in rack. It is for hauling off road, work related, hence the desire for 5" fat tires. Very boggy ground. It will get a Bafang e conve...
by tenbikes
28 Nov 2019, 11:38am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Uk custom framebuilder thinking out of the box
Replies: 13
Views: 937

Uk custom framebuilder thinking out of the box

Hi folks

I'm looking for a recommendation for a frame builder who is a little less traditional than the main players.

The build will be a fat bike cargo, 190 rear bolt through, 100mm BB etc.

Who is likely to be responsive to this?

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by tenbikes
28 Oct 2019, 10:02am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: e FAT bike ; what is actually available?
Replies: 2
Views: 402

e FAT bike ; what is actually available?

Discounting the theoretical 'should be available, maybe' category, does anyone know of any e fat bikes that actually exist in the UK available to buy? No hub drives though.

I've tried google etc, and x3 LBC who have also searched their suppliers. No joy.
by tenbikes
13 May 2019, 3:28pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: e Fat: what's available top end?
Replies: 9
Views: 871

Re: e Fat: what's available top end?

Labrat wrote:Definitely full fat?

Theres quite a few high end 27.5 Plus bikes out there and some good deals available, reasonable backup available too - eg Trek and Spesh



Yes, def full fat. I'll run a second wheel set 29+ for when full fat is over kill.
by tenbikes
2 May 2019, 11:41am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: e Fat: what's available top end?
Replies: 9
Views: 871

Re: e Fat: what's available top end?

Marcus, we have a mis understanding: I was listing the Cube as one of the few high end fat e's I've found...... Now added the Mondraker Panzer efat, but that is 1,100£ more than the Cube. But it does have 197 rear axle rather than the 177 of the Cube, so will take fatter tyres than the 4" max o...
by tenbikes
30 Apr 2019, 9:12am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: e Fat: what's available top end?
Replies: 9
Views: 871

Re: e Fat: what's available top end?

Am I right in thinking that the Cube will take a rear rack? That might be the clincher, that and a grand cheaper!
by tenbikes
24 Apr 2019, 9:10am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: e Fat: what's available top end?
Replies: 9
Views: 871

Re: e Fat: what's available top end?

I've test ridden an entry level Fat ebike and I have to say it was great experience. Don't think there's much added value in getting top end. This is true of most bikes but I have always built my bikes from frame up, and always with quality kit. I know all about the law of diminishing returns and a...
by tenbikes
23 Apr 2019, 11:59am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: e Fat: what's available top end?
Replies: 9
Views: 871

e Fat: what's available top end?

Hi folks,
What is available on the market for quality e Fat?

so far I've only found the Cube Nutrail 500 and the Moustache Samedi 26 Wild : surely there must be more?
by tenbikes
2 Oct 2014, 10:47am
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: 29 incher - all hype?
Replies: 63
Views: 70659

Re: 29 incher - all hype?

I've had a few: hated the first [a Genesis first generation]. Then I built a single speed based on a Gary Fisher Rig and it rode superbly! It quickly became the bike of choice [out of a selection of 10!]. Now I have a Salsa Fargo custom build for touring, but often pull it off the rack for local rid...
by tenbikes
23 May 2013, 4:53pm
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: 26" Wheels on a 29er. Daft idea?
Replies: 29
Views: 128393

Re: 26" Wheels on a 29er. Daft idea?

I have a Cotic Road Rat and was considering switching the 700c wheels for 26" as I have a pair hanging about. I'd have to switch to disc brakes though, which seems an over kill for my flat single speed route home? I once fitted a 29er front wheel to a 26 MTB. Obviously it altered the handling b...
by tenbikes
18 Aug 2012, 10:40am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: mud guard recommendations please
Replies: 7
Views: 1270

mud guard recommendations please

Hi folks, i have been cycling for decades and have much experience building custom bikes, but I have never used mudguards and know nowt about 'em. As I intend to commute quite a bit I thought they could be a useful addition to the bike (!).................running 38c CX tyres What is the best make/m...
by tenbikes
3 Aug 2010, 9:16am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: MSR stoves
Replies: 35
Views: 3839

Re: MSR stoves

Well, Sigg do fuel bottles, but also drinks bottles. Is that it? Willem Yes they do, but the only difference I can see is that the drinks ones have a surface treatment. This is not affected by paraffin (the fuel I use), but may well disolve with petrol ?? The ones I used before were 'fuel', I'm now...
by tenbikes
2 Aug 2010, 10:24pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: MSR stoves
Replies: 35
Views: 3839

Re: MSR stoves

MSR warn you should only use their fuel bottles. Being a 'careful' Yorkshire man I thought nuts to that and used the Sigg bottle I already had. Result... pool of burning patrol. Luckily it was on hard standing and did no damage to the stove or the camping ground. Standing in a pool of burning petro...
by tenbikes
2 Oct 2009, 1:22pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Truing a wheel - how good is good enough?
Replies: 12
Views: 871

Re: Truing a wheel - how good is good enough?

I try for less than a mm laterally, but I'm not so fussy the other way as I ride off road and bounce about all over the place! I have built and used about 30 wheels and have only had problems with one, (front wheel, disc brake and tandem (2 spokes snapped)). I used to take more care with road wheels...