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Beach-fishing fat-tire bike project

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Did someone mention using flame to seat the bead? 

 

This idiot is lucky he’s not a Darwin Award nominee. 

 

 

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14 mins ago, tomkaz said:

Did someone mention using flame to seat the bead? 

 

This idiot is lucky he’s not a Darwin Award nominee. 

 

 

These fools always wear shorts and flip flops and have pets walking around nearby. It does work though he may have used too much fuel...

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5 mins ago, beerdoh said:

These fools always wear shorts and flip flops and have pets walking around nearby. It does work though he may have used too much fuel...

Yeah, just watched a compilation video of this “technique”, including two dudes who no longer have eye brows or arm hair. 

 

But in this case, can the Fatty Stripper latex bands survive this? 

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Probably already mentioned but you can run Presta valves in a Shrader rim with rubber grommets. I have grommets on several bikes. Also it’s good to add talc or cornstarch before you put the tube in. Another trick is to always put the valve stem on the tire logo, let’s you check the inside of the tire where the puncture occurred on the tube.

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59 mins ago, cheech said:

Probably already mentioned but you can run Presta valves in a Shrader rim with rubber grommets. I have grommets on several bikes. Also it’s good to add talc or cornstarch before you put the tube in. Another trick is to always put the valve stem on the tire logo, let’s you check the inside of the tire where the puncture occurred on the tube.

Cheech, how’s Chong? 

 

Sorry, Big Bamboo was one of the first non-music albums I ever bought. 

 

At the risk of igniting a Presta vs Shrader debate, I am sticking with the latter. In fact, just because a little bling never hurts, I bought these from 949 Racing that should match the paint job quite nicely. In fact, they were both cheaper and are lighter in weight than the Stan’s Notubes presta valves. 

 

Yes, the aligning of the valve and the logo will be done, right between the XX in Maxxis. 

 

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1 hour ago, beerdoh said:

These fools always wear shorts and flip flops and have pets walking around nearby. It does work though he may have used too much fuel...

Florida Man my guess.....

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Great looking bikes. I’ve had plenty tubes leak at the valve. I punch a hole in a stamp sized piece of inner tube and slide it on the valve under the rim. Reducing the weight of any rotating elements is the most benifical.

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18 hours ago, beerdoh said:

These fools always wear shorts and flip flops and have pets walking around nearby. It does work though he may have used too much fuel...

Agreed plush no gloves and off course he did not forget the most important thing: his Go Pro.  People are so dumb.

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OK, first beach ride today and it was a learning experience. Will post more later, for now some photos.

 

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Whoa, we have to talk about the way you are mounting it to the rack.   You must use both of the rubber lugs on the arms of the rack to secure the bike.  Even if the bike doesn't fit on the lug, rotate it around so that it contacts the top of the top tube and wrap the rubber band around the bottom.

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If you need more gear range, I would recommend sticking with a 1x drivetrain as you have, but go with a chainring between 28-30 and a rear cassette 11-40 or 42. That should get you through the softest sand w/o breaking the bank, maintaining decent chain line, esp. if you stick with 10spd. Lots of used 1x10 drivetrains available on the cheap since 1x11, 1x12, and now 1x13 are the rage. 

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14 hours ago, fatbikerjoe said:

Whoa, we have to talk about the way you are mounting it to the rack.   You must use both of the rubber lugs on the arms of the rack to secure the bike.  Even if the bike doesn't fit on the lug, rotate it around so that it contacts the top of the top tube and wrap the rubber band around the bottom.

Joe- I am assuming you mean in the back of the truck, yes? I have an adapter that creates a top tube effect for slant tube MTBs or bikes designed for wimmin folk. Same photo below with brightness turned up. You can’t see the adapter there too clearly but it’s there. It secures at the handle bars and under the seat. Photo from Amazon will show what it looks like. 

 

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30 mins ago, fatbikerjoe said:

OK, gotcha, did not see that.  Good man.

Spending $25 on that adapter saved me spending many times that on a new rack. I had that Thule from 10+ years ago and it works just fine as shown. 

 

 

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