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That looks perfect - gets to be number 1 rider on a group ride in deep snow :)
 

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Somebody needs to make a modern version with 3 buds and 3 lous on 6 clownshoes. And don't give me any q-nonsense. Make it happen!
 

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To go along with their Moto-Bike bicycles, Yamaha built some fat bikes for testing. I think I remember reading that the tire (rubber) technology was the limiting factor.

 

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...Oh and might as well post the bike that started this all. 1965 Velo Solex made by Motobecane.
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Dang! I had a Solex like that when I was a kid. I used to deliver newspapers with it to the mansions on Lakeshore Drive on Michigan's Lake St. Clair.

That motor was a 2 cycle and spun a friction spindle that rested on the front tire. It would eat the sh!t out of your tire if you weren't careful with it.
 

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any idea when this picture was taken?

Yup, that's from a scan from my collection.

Ritchie built the bike a few years earlier. I'm sure I have seen a mention of it about 1919 or thereabouts.

Here's the full page:

 
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