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PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2013 6:54 pm 
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You can now buy a complete new one from on-one for £1k

they dont make much sense to build up yourself as parts suppliers are pretty few and far between


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2013 8:49 pm 
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I didn't realise the tyres were so big. I might get away with 3" on the bike I wanted to convert. Can you get tyres that size?


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2013 9:48 pm 
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Location: French Alps/Annecy
I like the look of this.....


http://www.bikerumor.com/2012/02/17/fou ... efty-fork/

Edit: just googled 26 x 3.0 seems to be quite a few about. Now what will they fit on......


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2013 11:24 pm 
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I'd definitely buy one if I had the money.


The people who do have them all say what fun they are - I'd love one :D


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2013 11:56 pm 
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Location: Steel Country
If you live somewhere that you have to deal with snow, they really open up your riding options. I sold my rollers last spring.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2013 12:32 am 
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Location: Poppy Fields
Am loving mine. It has opened up a whole load of new terrain to me. I live less than a mile from the beach in St Annes and have a fair distance either side of me to ride on. There is a good section of dunes across from where Pontins was in Blackpool and that isn't far away. I have ridden nothing else since I got it in December.

Got it on Cycletowork thingy as well which made it a much better price.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2013 1:11 am 
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some good forums ..stateside mtbr fat bikes

http://forums.mtbr.com/fat-bikes/

uk side..you have to join to get in

http://www.ukfatbikes.co.uk/

tyres..the biggest exspense


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2013 8:52 am 
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Location: Platsa, Messinias, Greece
I considered the idea of building one (9Zero7 frame probably) but in the meantime they seem to have been breeding around here (On-Ones mostly) and now there's a whole scutch of people riding them. Sheep.........
Not being someone who likes to be seen to be jumping on the latest bandwagon, I don't think I'll bother with one at the minute.
They'd be bloody hard work as a singlespeed too......


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2013 9:11 am 
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Location: Odense, Denmark
We've had a lot of snow this winter and I didn't have one.

Am now gambling that we won't have a winter this bad for a few years now so I can postpone the decision!


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I think i'll do what i usually do. Wait til the fad has worn off for most and pick one up for peanuts :D


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