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PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2013 5:52 pm 
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What are they called? A few of the smaller bike manufacturers have released them recently. I mean wide tyres not 29" or 27.5".
Are there any good forums for them? Where do you get the tyres?

Thanks.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2013 5:53 pm 
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They're called Fatbikes.

Ask Saltyman on here - he seems to be the resident expert ;)


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2013 5:54 pm 
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http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=179586

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2013 5:55 pm 
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Double post :oops:


Last edited by Barneyballbags on Mon Jan 28, 2013 5:56 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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I haz a moonlander and the tyres are a 4.75 baby


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sylus wrote:
I haz a moonlander and the tyres are a 4.75 baby


I don't understand these, why? Is it just because you can?

Alison


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it's for riding on surfaces like snow, and sand.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2013 6:06 pm 
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It's certainly where their origin comes from but I assure you when you ride one you will not stop smiling

anyway..a recent thread in the 98 section might shine some light and yes salty and a few others very much are the forum fat long termers

http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewto ... 31&start=0


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2013 6:08 pm 
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I'd definitely buy one if I had the money.

As to whether it would be my only bike or not.. I'm not so sure. They look like great fun though and I'm moving near a pebbly beach soon with miles and miles of coast path (the Wales Coast Path to be exact) on my doorstep, so they look very tempting!


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2013 6:37 pm 
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Barneyballbags wrote:
I'd definitely buy one if I had the money.


Yeah same as, there isn't a lot of beach around here but lots of woodland trails though. Hopefully as the popularity increases prices will start coming down a bit.


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