Fat Bikes

Trips, adventures, bikes, equipment, etc.
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Re: Fat Bikes

Postby flash » 7 Jun 2016, 7:32am

I'm just out for a quick spin to the sea side on mine. Trail / tow path, road, country lanes, the hill of doom, cafe, then back via a dedicated cycle track. What's not to like, I've 8 (?) other bikes, but some days the Pugsley is the one......

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Re: Fat Bikes

Postby reohn2 » 7 Jun 2016, 7:55am

flash wrote:I'm just out for a quick spin to the sea side on mine. Trail / tow path, road, country lanes, the hill of doom, cafe, then back via a dedicated cycle track. What's not to like, I've 8 (?) other bikes, but some days the Pugsley is the one......


Enjoy it! :D
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Re: Fat Bikes

Postby Vorpal » 7 Jun 2016, 8:41am

I thought they looked funny the first time I saw one.

One of my colleagues bought one a couple of years ago. He's got bikes to make a person drool (road & MTB). He's been fairly serious about his mountain biking. I haven't seen him ride anything but the fat bike in a year.

He says he likes it. 8)
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Re: Fat Bikes

Postby flash » 7 Jun 2016, 5:46pm

A very nice spin....dusty but happy
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Plus they are very versitle, here's me on the other Pugsley "racing" in Slovenia at SSEC

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Re: Fat Bikes

Postby flash » 7 Jun 2016, 5:49pm

And best 2 comments today: "Blimey are you riding into a volcano" (slightly odd) and "couldn't you find any bigger tyres"....

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Re: Fat Bikes

Postby reohn2 » 7 Jun 2016, 6:28pm

flash wrote:A very nice spin....dusty but happy
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Hey you, get some weeding done instead of playing around on that balloon bike of yours! :? :wink:
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Re: Fat Bikes

Postby flash » 7 Jun 2016, 7:02pm

I can't strim, there's a plant my other half has been trying to grow in the garden for years, where as that one gets shut in the garage door every time I close it and seems to be doing well....that's my excuse

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Re: Fat Bikes

Postby reohn2 » 7 Jun 2016, 7:14pm

flash wrote:I can't strim, there's a plant my other half has been trying to grow in the garden for years, where as that one gets shut in the garage door every time I close it and seems to be doing well....that's my excuse


Excuse accepted,keep calm and carry on Fat biking :mrgreen:
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Re: Fat Bikes

Postby elPedro666 » 17 Jun 2016, 12:45am

My tuppence on Fatties is simple - every single person I know who has one, raves about it and rides practically nothing else! Forget sand and snow, they're (apparently) brilliant fun everywhere. Also they're fantastic in sand and snow.

I'm scared that getting one would stop me riding all my other bikes, the cx-type thing is already doing that somewhat!

I'm a trendy consumer. Just look at my stupid phone.

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Re: Fat Bikes

Postby fixedfixer » 7 Feb 2017, 12:40pm

I've a Charge Cooker Maxi fat bike I'm selling. Bought it approx two years ago and hardly use it - probably covered 250 miles if that. Got it advertised on CycleChat but could post some details here if people interested. Looking for £400 which is half what I paid for it.

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Re: Fat Bikes

Postby flash » 7 Feb 2017, 5:44pm

What size? And whereabouts are you??? Not for me, but I can ask about....

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Re: Fat Bikes

Postby fixedfixer » 7 Feb 2017, 6:33pm

Medium, I'm up in Aberdeenshire. Happy to take photos and investigate postage. Recently sent an Airnimal Rhino to Germany. Don't mind doing a packing job.
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Re: Fat Bikes

Postby brynpoeth » 8 Feb 2017, 5:24am

Dinosaurs are everywhere, we should all be riding fatbikes in case :wink: Surely the best advice is to hire or borrow one before buying

The laws of physics: anyone care to comment on the flywheel effect with heavy wheels?

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Re: Fat Bikes

Postby fixedfixer » 8 Feb 2017, 10:00am

brynpoeth wrote:Dinosaurs are everywhere,

Diolch


We ate all the Dinosaurs in Scotland, have you still got a few in Wales we could make into tasty Haggis?

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Re: Fat Bikes

Postby brynpoeth » 8 Feb 2017, 5:30pm

fixedfixer wrote:
brynpoeth wrote:Dinosaurs are everywhere,

Diolch


We ate all the Dinosaurs in Scotland, have you still got a few in Wales we could make into tasty Haggis?


There are dino-snacks for the children in the food stores. In Wales of course there are dragons and the unspeakable Afanc, a huge monster that lives in Llyn Tryweryn [not Llyn Celyn!] below Bryniau Poethion (OS GR SH 78 38). Another Afanc lives in Llyn Barfog near Aberdyfi. Two oxen dragged it out of the water to stop it splashing about and flooding the fields. Another version I heard long ago: no-one has seen an Afanc and lived to tell the tale. Just going out for a walk through my leafy suburb now. I may be some time..

BTW you have Burns Night on 25.1. In Wales that is the day of Saint Dwynwen, patron saint of love. Thanks for inventing porridge
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