Miguel's fat-tired fopmobile

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Miguel's fat-tired fopmobile

This is a safe place for Miguel to ask idiotic questions about loosely mtb-related things. This way, the MTB thread stays clear for actual mtb-related shit and I don't have to read this shit.

Fri, 12/06/2013 - 16:40
NOVELTYNAME
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schwalbe super motos?
1x10?

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Fri, 12/06/2013 - 16:52
NOVELTYNAME
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i thought you guys likes fat tire fast bikes?

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Fri, 12/06/2013 - 16:52
VT regularbike
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Totally not the same as get rad bro mtb.

Miguel wrote:
i mean as long as we're spending money, lets just set the wallet on fire ok

Fri, 12/06/2013 - 17:05
liquify
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ILU Max

Fri, 12/06/2013 - 17:17
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is it a fopmobile if i actually ride it? you know, like, more than on the weekends?

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Fri, 12/06/2013 - 17:34
catdrew f

no

what you are looking for is a fop mobile

Fri, 12/06/2013 - 18:04
Flamandrio Schw...
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(Reply to #7)

mini-wini wrote:
i thought you guys likes fat tire fast bikes?

fast? not sure if srs

and on a related note if there's one thing that disappoints me about this forum it's the sickening love for shitty, heavy drop bar vintage MTB conversions (or whatever modern bike you claim is something else but is basically a shitty old mountain bike with drops and 1:1 gearing ie: most bikes that say surly on them). That said, carry on.

Fri, 12/06/2013 - 18:13
deadforkinglast
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Hey, if we wanna put slowbike hate in this thread, I'm all for that, too. Out of sight, out of mind.

Fri, 12/06/2013 - 18:30
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(Reply to #9)

lwkwafi wrote:
ILU Max

...shift like jesus making one set of footprints in the sand in your time of need

Fri, 12/06/2013 - 18:39
deadforkinglast
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<3

Fri, 12/06/2013 - 18:58
Larry Winget
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smiley

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Fri, 12/06/2013 - 19:13
anomaly

Just saying my thanks to Max. I am never coming back here. If Miguel comes back in the MTB thread without questions about a full suspension carbon 27.5" tire bike then I am going to delete all his posts.

Fri, 12/06/2013 - 19:15
hiljentaa
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Thank you for making this thread so that I can avoid it and the other embarrassing questions hopefully for eternity.

Fri, 12/06/2013 - 19:41
jimmythefly
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(Reply to #14)

Flamandrio Schwaschwa wrote:
mini-wini wrote:
i thought you guys likes fat tire fast bikes?

fast? not sure if srs

and on a related note if there's one thing that disappoints me about this forum it's the sickening love for shitty, heavy drop bar vintage MTB conversions (or whatever modern bike you claim is something else but is basically a shitty old mountain bike with drops and 1:1 gearing ie: most bikes that say surly on them). That said, carry on.

You rang?

deadforkinglast wrote:
But honestly, I have no idea how I am going to follow through on that plan and I already have a pretty rad bike. I think I just like fucking with my bikes.

Fri, 12/06/2013 - 20:06
Endpoint
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Employee wanted to build a 2nd set of wheels for his Ti Fargo. Wanted wheels with tires for gnar and set for touring. Convinced employee that stock wheels should be touring ones and he should totally build up Surly Rabbit Hole rims and mount gumwall Maxxis Ardent 29x2.4 tires. Looks ridic but awesome. Oh and front dyno hub. And red/white/blue spoke nipples. Now when confronted with the gnar he will choose to Fred. Pics to come.

Miguel... top that or gtfo with fat tire fopmobile talk.

Fri, 12/06/2013 - 22:02
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We'll see if money works out. Winter bike is going to make me broke for a while..

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Fri, 12/06/2013 - 23:41
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Pretty sure I could beat that if I did rasta splatter paint

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Fri, 12/06/2013 - 23:43
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(Reply to #18)

mini-wini wrote:
Winter bike is going to make me broke squeal with glee for a while evaN'eva..

Sat, 12/07/2013 - 00:27
NOVELTYNAME
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That too

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Sat, 12/07/2013 - 01:57
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Very excite

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Sat, 12/07/2013 - 01:57
randsome beast
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Here miggy miggy Soooooweeeeet

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Sat, 12/07/2013 - 08:55
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God damn thanks Max. I was wondering when this was gonna happen.

Sat, 12/07/2013 - 11:30
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deadforkinglast wrote:
This is a safe place for Miguel to ask idiotic questions about loosely mtb-related things. This way, the MTB thread stays clear for actual mtb-related shit and I don't have to read this shit.

what size crank length do i get? 170 vs 175?

if the bb shell is 68mm do i use a mtb crankset with a road bb?

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Thu, 12/19/2013 - 14:32
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40/28 vs 40/30/22? is mtb triple looked down upon like road triple?

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Thu, 12/19/2013 - 14:34
randsome beast
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In before Bbill tells you 200mm. 175 would be a good start.

Both road crank and BB. Road pedals and shoes too.

We are well past looking down on you so go triple, boldly. Or get a Wolfstooth ring and go 1 x 10

emor wrote:
RANDO LIFE IS LIFE ON THE EDGE

Thu, 12/19/2013 - 14:47
jimmythefly
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172.5, depends, 36/24

deadforkinglast wrote:
But honestly, I have no idea how I am going to follow through on that plan and I already have a pretty rad bike. I think I just like fucking with my bikes.

Thu, 12/19/2013 - 14:49
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wait, no, you cant use a road crank on a mtb. the bb shell is 68mm, do i just use spacers for the mtb crank?

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Thu, 12/19/2013 - 14:50
ryker

spacers included with mtb crank for use on 68mm shell

Thu, 12/19/2013 - 15:00
randsome beast
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Just seeing if you were paying attention. Obviously mtb BB, cranks, pedals, and shoes. They make 68mm mtb bb's

emor wrote:
RANDO LIFE IS LIFE ON THE EDGE

Thu, 12/19/2013 - 15:09
jimmythefly
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(Reply to #30)

mini-wini wrote:
wait, no, you cant use a road crank on a mtb. the bb shell is 68mm, do i just use spacers for the mtb crank?

WTF are you talking about? Of course you can use a road crank on a MTB.

If you're talking a bout a specific crank on a specific bb, then maybe not.

But so far you haven't asked specifics, only generalities, and so that's how I answered:

Yes, there exist some road cranks that will work on some mountain bikes.

deadforkinglast wrote:
But honestly, I have no idea how I am going to follow through on that plan and I already have a pretty rad bike. I think I just like fucking with my bikes.

Thu, 12/19/2013 - 15:49
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pretty sure there is a rule against using a road crank on a mtb

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Thu, 12/19/2013 - 15:52
VT regularbike
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You can definitely run into issues with chainring/ chainstay problems on some mtb frames when using road cranks.

Miguel wrote:
i mean as long as we're spending money, lets just set the wallet on fire ok

Thu, 12/19/2013 - 16:09
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I think mtn double vs triple is entirely personal preference/ terrain related.

I think tarck cannot definitively answer your questions because your fopmobile is somewhat vague at this point.
it's fully rigid? for adventure touring? whatever that means? are there gonna be alt bars of some sort?

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I mean, seriously. We're just a bunch of washed up bicycle burnout dipshits.

Thu, 12/19/2013 - 16:24
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well, i found a m970 triple for $150 but the rings look somewhat clapped. i can get a new xt double for ~$175. tryna figure out which i want to do.

all i really see this bike doing is trails, unimproved roads, and screwing around on the 60 acres my inlaws own (a bunch of hills, gravel, and stuff). ahearne bike does pretty much everything i want in that area except i want fatter tires (like 2.2-4 vs 700x35).

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Thu, 12/19/2013 - 16:49
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(Reply to #35)

Sneaky Viking wrote:
are there gonna be alt bars of some sort?

i have risers right now

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Thu, 12/19/2013 - 16:51
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(Reply to #36)

How fast do the fork legs on the ahearne widen out? Could you fit 650×50b under the thing?

Thu, 12/19/2013 - 17:39
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(Reply to #37)

Orc wrote:
How fast do the fork legs on the ahearne widen out? Could you fit 650×50b under the thing?

smiley

Thu, 12/19/2013 - 17:41
NoahGenda
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(Reply to #38)

Orc wrote:
How fast do the fork legs on the ahearne widen out? Could you fit 650×50b under the thing?

sensible ideas clearly arent for this thread

This is a thread for Mig to discuss yet another bike he wants but for no real clear reason

The best type of fit advice is internet fit advice.

Thu, 12/19/2013 - 18:33
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(Reply to #39)

mini-wini wrote:
well, i found a m970 triple for $150 but the rings look somewhat clapped. i can get a new xt double for ~$175. tryna figure out which i want to do.

all i really see this bike doing is trails, unimproved roads, and screwing around on the 60 acres my inlaws own (a bunch of hills, gravel, and stuff). ahearne bike does pretty much everything i want in that area except i want fatter tires (like 2.2-4 vs 700x35).

M970s are kinda a load of cock. I got my m985s for about the same. So either more hunting or go with the xts

You should probably just get a 29er hardtail in your size made in the past couple years

Thu, 12/19/2013 - 20:40
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Thu, 12/19/2013 - 23:55
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That's it?
Do I need to worry about kenda and tubeless?

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Fri, 12/20/2013 - 00:20
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(Reply to #42)

mini-wini wrote:
Do I need to worry about kenda and tubeless?

not at all if you get SCT versions and don't buy jackass fop rims

complete mtbs usually come with shitty OEM versions of good tires

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Fri, 12/20/2013 - 02:12
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(Reply to #43)

oogenssssss wrote:
You should probably just get a 29er hardtail in your size made in the past couple years

I thought this thread was separated from the mtn bike thread specifically so that this kind of helpful advice could be avoided

Mig, you should get a hambiek.

ckd wrote:
I mean, seriously. We're just a bunch of washed up bicycle burnout dipshits.

Fri, 12/20/2013 - 12:14
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The best type of fit advice is internet fit advice.

Fri, 12/20/2013 - 13:08
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noah, we're about the same size. are you gonna ride a 17" or 18" frame?

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Fri, 12/20/2013 - 13:38
deadforkinglast
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(Reply to #46)

Sneaky Viking wrote:
oogenssssss wrote:
You should probably just get a 29er hardtail in your size made in the past couple years

I thought this thread was separated from the mtn bike thread specifically so that this kind of helpful advice could be avoided

Mig, you should get a hambiek.

Sorry. Have you called Waterford?

Fri, 12/20/2013 - 16:42
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deadforkinglast wrote:
I don't have to read this shit.

im sorry i didnt read past the first post

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Fri, 12/20/2013 - 16:56
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Now I can dive in when the mood strikes me.

Fri, 12/20/2013 - 17:12
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:L

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Fri, 12/20/2013 - 17:24
oogens
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Well after brickphone.tumblr graced us with his fixie road bike Miguel's bike might only be the second stupidest bike FTW builds.

Fri, 12/20/2013 - 20:50

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