No, you look to see whether there are any ice fishers out on it. Also, conveniently, the edges melt first. So if you can't get onto the ice without getting your feet wet, you'd best stay off altogether. :eekster:Velobike said:How do you know when the ice is thick enough - send out a fatbike noobie?
Great idea Ben--this place needs a fresh one.benwitt11 said:Here's a few of mine from yesterday's ride in fresh snow. Who's got recent photos to share?
Chris said he elevated the chain stays so he could run belt drive much easier. Photo of his bike with belt drive here. I'm sure though he had several reasons for doing so. There are some other tricks on the frame he pointed out to me that I'd probably butcher trying to relate to here, so I'll keep quiet. But he did say he dropped the bike off recently off at Mountain Bike Action and they will do an article on it. Chris is one of the founders of Yeti, and he's done this for so long that today he's more artist than mass production oriented when it come to frame building. Every one of his bikes is really impressive.Velobike said:Elevated chainstays gets around the problem of the chainstays flaring out in the way of the chainring. Neat solution.