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Old 11-04-2019, 01:16 PM
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fat tire rando beach cruiser

I purchased this here and have been slowly sorting it out. Built for 26" rat trap passes but I currently have some 650b x 48 wheels on it until I get the 26ers sorted out. Goals are- mountain biking, snow days, low tide beach riding and generally just fooling around. exploring the outer limits of wide "fast" tires.

Interesting developments so far-
1. Sugino OX cranks are a great relatively narrow Q factor 1x crank for 135/142 drivelines.
2. Modified 24pack rack worked out well for the available brazeons, just need a hacksaw and a lathe
3. Microshift 11 dynasys bar end shifter has a nice ratchet feel.
4. Chris King grip nut headsets are still annoying.
5. Yokozuna reaction cables are great and really improved the brake feel/performance.

Questions for the crowd-
1. I am thinking of going with split rear brake housing, I don't plan on running hydraulic and split housing should be lighter and better feeling than the solid housing. Anyone running this on a disc bike?
2. I am thinking of spray painting it after I get some brazons changes, maybe old school ritchey camo style, what do you think is the best spray paint style? I want something easily repairable. I have lots of nice bikes and want something I don't care about scratching.

Next steps-
1. Maybe klampers
2. Make a big bag for the front.
3. Get the 26 wheels going
4. Figure out generator light mounting and routing for the rear
5. Get some braze ones changed (more bottle bosses and potentially change RD routing to downtube.)

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Old 11-04-2019, 05:39 PM
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Great looking bike, looks so practical! I'm liking the 650b variation, but can see how the 26's will have you riding on pillows.

My vote is for a light-ish desert tan, rattlecan:


Easy to touch up, wont show too many scratches, looks cool.
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Old 11-04-2019, 07:06 PM
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that's a good idea, I have a gun nut veteran friend who paints everything desert tan. He probably knows what to do

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Great looking bike, looks so practical! I'm liking the 650b variation, but can see how the 26's will have you riding on pillows.

My vote is for a light-ish desert tan, rattlecan:


Easy to touch up, wont show too many scratches, looks cool.
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Old 11-04-2019, 07:18 PM
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Beautiful fork. Pacenti MTB crown? How do those skinny blades feel with the disc brake?
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Old 11-04-2019, 07:20 PM
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Yes, Pacenti crown. So far okay but I have just been around the block, they must be pretty thick wall.
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Old 11-04-2019, 08:30 PM
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if i were in that boat with a frame that big, and i was going to get braze-on work done - i'd get DT shifter bosses put on and do something funky like triple downtube cage mounts or even double seat tube cages. you've definitely got the real estate to do it.

yes to desert tan, or maybe army green.
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Old 11-04-2019, 09:01 PM
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I am doing down tube bottle mounts (live this set up), single seat tube. I always put down tube mounts on bikes but I am planning to keep the bar end shifter for now.
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if i were in that boat with a frame that big, and i was going to get braze-on work done - i'd get DT shifter bosses put on and do something funky like triple downtube cage mounts or even double seat tube cages. you've definitely got the real estate to do it.

yes to desert tan, or maybe army green.
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Old 11-04-2019, 10:40 PM
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If you get braze-on work done, put some lower down the fork. That rack does not look well triangulated to me.
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Old 11-05-2019, 07:20 AM
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Cool

Remind which rack that is? Me like.
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Old 11-05-2019, 08:52 AM
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If you get braze-on work done, put some lower down the fork. That rack does not look well triangulated to me.
It’s not ideal but I think it is plenty strong enough. I thought about moving them down, I’m still thinking about it. I like the way it looks
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Old 11-05-2019, 08:52 AM
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Cool

Remind which rack that is? Me like.
Surly 24 pack
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Surly 24 pack
Really?

Did you chop this and customize it?
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Old 11-05-2019, 12:51 PM
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Surly 24 pack
That thing looks fun.

Just a heads up surly issued an emergency recall on all 24 pack racks a few weeks back. Might be worth a look
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Old 11-05-2019, 02:05 PM
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Thanks, that is all centered around the silly super adjustable mounting hardware for the struts. I changed all that and make solid unadjustable bits too mount mine.


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That thing looks fun.

Just a heads up surly issued an emergency recall on all 24 pack racks a few weeks back. Might be worth a look
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What frame is that?
Cool bike!
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