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...or 'Schtickel v. 2.0, for short. ;)

I have been kicking around the idea of a fat bike for a long time. I really liked the idea alot, but didn't think I'd ever see the kind of snowfall that could justify such a dedicated bike. In recent years, however, it seems more and more folks are opting to ride them on dirt!
:thumbsup: :cornut:

From about the time that I received the first frame from Steve, I have had a couple tweaks in mind...as well as the pipe-dream of being able to run a fat wheel in back :).

Over the course of the winter, I mulled things over & came to the place where I could really see the possibility of building a bike that will see 29er wheels 80-90% of the time, while still affording me the opportunity to build up a full on fatty!

This frame will feature:

150mm Maxle rear
83mm BB shell
New 44mm head tube to run tapered steerer forks
A design around the new 140mm Reba
Hammerschmidt


The real magic, however, was how Steve Stickel managed to squeeze all of my requests for the 29 AM frame, along with a Hammerschmidt AND fat wheels into one package. Once again I am singing the guys praises...he is such a great builder to work with from start to finish! And his work...well, I think it speaks for itself.

Some concept art







Geometry I sent Steve



A Few Goodies




Build Pics







































Plenty of room!










We're almost there...then off to paint!!! :thumbsup:
 

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Bravo, man!

jncarpenter said:
...or 'Schtickel v. 2.0, for short. ;)

I have been kicking around the idea of a fat bike for a long time. I really liked the idea alot, but didn't think I'd ever see the kind of snowfall that could justify such a dedicated bike. In recent years, however, it seems more and more folks are opting to ride them on dirt!
:thumbsup: :cornut:

From about the time that I received the first frame from Steve, I have had a couple tweaks in mind...as well as the pipe-dream of being able to run a fat wheel in back :).

Over the course of the winter, I mulled things over & came to the place where I could really see the possibility of building a bike that will see 29er wheels 80-90% of the time, while still affording me the opportunity to build up a full on fatty!

This frame will feature:

150mm Maxle rear
83mm BB shell
New 44mm head tube to run tapered steerer forks
A design around the new 140mm Reba
Hammerschmidt


The real magic, however, was how Steve Stickel managed to squeeze all of my requests for the 29 AM frame, along with a Hammerschmidt AND fat wheels into one package. Once again I am singing the guys praises...he is such a great builder to work with from start to finish! And his work...well, I think it speaks for itself.

Some concept art

*bunch of sweet bike porn pics*

We're almost there...then off to paint!!! :thumbsup:
THis is focking sweet!!!

Well done!!

Please don't paint it white. That would make me cry.

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nicely done!

I am flattered you used the idea of my bike to build around it a phat version and its very hawt. It will compliment my stable nicely when sent to me as while we dont have snow, it will be perfect for cruising the local beaches checking out the hawties
 

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Teamdicky...you hit the nail on the head! :D

Thanks for the swell comments all...I am really gonna need your support for the next couple weeks (until delivery) ;)

Enel: how did you calculate that? The delta in A-C from sagged 140mm Reba to Enabler fork is 36mm (that's without considering the difference in diameter between fat wheel & 29er wheel). It might net a bit over 1* in HTA, but I doubt it will be.75" at the bb. Short answer...175mm crank arms :)

PS. ...and yes, this will be a very versatile frame (swiss army!). :thumbsup:
 
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