Friday, March 22, 2013

The Freaks Come Out At Night

Tonight I manged to get out and join the LBS ride that was in the neighborhood.
I have been fortunate enough to have yet another Fatback come my way.  That's 3 in 3 weeks.
This pink steed was offered to me for an extended test ride with the option to buy at a very fair price.

Gypsy Nicholas told me what I should have know already, that I ought to thin out my stable in order to add a fatbike.  If you are looking for a quality used bike give me a shout, I've got a few that I'm looking to part with.

The ride tonight was great.  A dozen fine folks came together to roll through the woods on fatbikes.  Conversations were pleasant and effortless and a few eye catching bike bits came out of the woodwork.
First was a pair of powder coated Surly Rabbit Hole/Knard wheels.   These bits were not on a Krampus, but rather on a Pugsley (NeckRomancer if I'm not mistaken). Looked like a fun set of wheels to have for a fat bike, might have to do something like this some time  if I should choose to acquire the pink Fatback.

The other thing I spotted on the ride was these wheels on a Salsa Mukluk:

I  didn't get a chance to chat with the owner, but I did do some serious gawking.
Good gosh, look at the size of those cutouts!
100mm rims with Bud and Lou mounted up. 
This ride was ready for business
There was a pair of spokes, parallel to each other between each set of cut outs.
I love the creative thinking and the willingness to just go ahead and do it, the wheels seemed to be working just fine this evening.

 Trails were in great shape and it was really nice to get out and cruise around in the woods with a bunch of other bike appreciating folks.

1 comment:

  1. I don't think I could top what Anonymous of Cedar finace wrote above. In any case, though I've never met you, that pink Fatback suits you. Nicholas is correct that clearing away a few bikes for a fattie is a worthwhile course of action.