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PostPosted: Sun May 27, 2012 11:59 pm 
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This is a cracking thread on an intriguing bicycle.

Think I spotted my first Surly out and about on Saturday on the Chesire Lines North of Liverpool.. Looked like a nice ride too. If I had the cash I'd love to take one of these out on the beaches near here.


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PostPosted: Wed May 30, 2012 11:31 pm 
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thanks, you will see more and more as they take off, though im hoping they dont become a mega trend....i prefer to see them used in the correct conditions so people see what they are really made for.

i decided last weekend to dust off my hybrid to save the tires on the fatbike as £200 a set is a little crazy for all the miles im clocking up on tarmc the last 4 months!

i dont go offroad much at the moment, due to work, so sticking to local cycle routes doing 200-300 a month, so reluctantly the hybrid with its slicks is best suited to avoid wearing parts out.


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PostPosted: Thu May 31, 2012 1:05 am 
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Good picks Salty,
You gonna drag this up to our annual Glentress meet on Sunday?? :wink:
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PostPosted: Thu May 31, 2012 1:07 am 
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I'm not sure yet but will find out before the end of the week :wink:


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PostPosted: Thu May 31, 2012 1:09 am 
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Good sahhn :wink:
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 05, 2012 10:06 am 
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huge thanks to the mac retro dudes for having me along to there 5th annual glentress meet at the weekend....

nice mix of retro and modern, and good fun and top class weather and scenery 8)

was probaly the last place you would expect to see a fatbike, but it managed to get around and up and and down ok, though id of proably prefered the more aggressive surly nate tires for the terrain up there.

few of my pics and a few from the RB guys 8)

aftermath thread here:

http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewto ... sc&start=0

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10 miles of hills and descents in around an hours rolling time...

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 05, 2012 10:35 am 
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the more I see of this, the more I neeeeeed it. that looks like such awesome fun 8)


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gavinda wrote:
the more I see of this, the more I neeeeeed it. that looks like such awesome fun 8)


you never ride a fat bike without a smile :D


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Fantastic bike and the stemcaptain is stored under my favourites. I wonder if you notice the 100mm bracket. Seems to me that Q factor is way off compared to 'normal bikes'

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2012 10:45 pm 
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the 100mm BB isnt an issue, its surprising how easy it is to ride for long journeys, i have done 45 mile road rides and been fresh.

the Q factor is considered no more different than switching from trainers to walking shoes, some people say....i cant notice much difference, especially as i always wear walking shoes/boots and flat pedals.


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