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    Fat Tire Bike

    I have been busy with a project that did not involve casting. I think you guys will like it! I posted it elsewhere during the build but I will share it here as well.

    This all started one evening when I was invited to ride bikes to a local craft brewery with a friend who had a fat tire beach bike. It had 5" wide tires which I thought were cool....

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    18" x 240mm Pirelli Diablo-



    You can see where this is going....



    I bought a bike as a starting point:



    Here's the frame:



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    Im thinking slap an electric motor on that baby!!
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    I guess you don't have to ride up hills. Adding weight to a bike is not cool
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    Quote Originally Posted by rotarysmp View Post
    I guess you don't have to ride up hills. Adding weight to a bike is not cool
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    Funny. Everybody says that immediately. The net gain is weight is about 30 lbs and really not noticeable except on very long hills. It rides fine on normal hilly terrain around Charlotte. Also, this it not a bike for the Tour de France. Just the craft brewery tour!
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    Its for the "Tour de Brew" circuit.

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    As soon as I read the title of the thread I thought of one of these...

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    They're pretty common place around here... The mountain bike I mean. Even though we don't have anything that resembles a mountain...lol
    FLAME ON...!!!!

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    Very interested - Im a huge bike guy, I like all kinds. So, I see the appeal of something so "off the wall". Curious to see how youre going to adapt hubs, brakes, drivetrain etc etc. Keep us posted!

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    Axle:



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    Quote Originally Posted by J. Vibert View Post
    As soon as I read the title of the thread I thought of one of these...

    ff05edae3494b55644f6a972588a97a6.jpg

    They're pretty common place around here... The mountain bike I mean. Even though we don't have anything that resembles a mountain...lol
    My son does a lot of free lance photo/video work for various Chambers of Commerce tourism bureaus in Michigan's U.P. A big thing up there is to ride these bikes on the Nordic ski trails in the winter. He has a couple of high dollar models that were payment for advertising photo shoots.
    What is that squeaking noise?

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    Tubing bender had to be clamped to the deck so I wouldn't move!





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