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I got a new fat bike in the works. i have a X RD8 rear hub and it comes with some ugly gripshift. does anyone know if there is any triggers shifters or thumb shifters that will index correctly with it. i didnt even call them because i am sure they will say there is none.
 

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hah! I just got a lawwill yesterday!! doing a bit fo a 90's engineero-excess build.
(who so many frametubes? why so many links in the fork? why hydraulics? that kind of thing)

so those are the 47mm KH rims right?

Edit: shoulda checked the build thread before asking...
when your steerer's coming up short, take a look at those stupid crank bros headsets.
very very short stack height. PITA to install but they work well enough
Also, cane creek has some roadie top cup that're really short as well, the AER.
uses a glide bearing instead of rotating bearings. may or may not be tough enough for hardcore offroad, but may be worth looking into.

grab an extra 10mm just by switching from the CK to CB.
might be enough to slap a bmx stem on as it sits!
 

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I didn't have to bend the seat stays so I figured they would be ok since they are so beefy. I did need to reenforce the chain stays. I also wanted a kickstand mount for shows. Nothing worse than a bike at a show with no kickstand. ImageUploadedByTapatalk1338138712.558206.jpg ImageUploadedByTapatalk1338138724.434500.jpg ImageUploadedByTapatalk1338138734.769989.jpg

After making a gusset I TIG welded it in.
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$40 grinder, $400 TIG welder I am happy.
 

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BH I'm loving the look of this Fatty :D

Much respect to you for 'carjacking' your own bike :thumbsup:
 

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Sometimes you come up short,
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well no more for my 1 1/8 steerer tube users. first this is an aluminum steerer so it's inside diameter is fat. its about the same as the ID of a standard 1" threaded steerer found on most vintage bikes. i added this stem converter from profile.

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It slid right into my aluminum steerer, maybe it will fit your steerer too.

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Today I permanently attached the adapter to the steerer. I will have part two of the process soon. I have lots of pics in my build thread So visit it and enjoy.
 
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