Weekly Dose of Fat Show Number 18 for Friday, August 22nd, 2014
This show is sponsored by the Surly, We really likes them Surly Bikes. Look for them at – http://surlybikes.com
Sticking with the local brewery theme we have Octoberfest from Lakefront Brewery this week thanks to J.K Livin’
Our friends from down Zion Cyclery way, including bandmaster Chris Daisy, are celebrating 50 years of making folks happy through cycling with a BIG sale. Check it out at http://zioncyclery.com
Interview with Nick from Fyxation
Weekly Dose of Internet Fat
Here’s a story on the Belted Blog about Frank Schneider of the Gates-Nicolai mountain bike team shredding a new Pinion gearbox equipped, belt drive fatbike in a gravel pit near Nicolai’s home base in Germany. Is this the future of fat-biking?
Norco is bringing the Sasquatch back. This time as a proper fat-bike. The new frame features suspension corrected geometry and a tapered head tube, a RockShox Bluto and Shimano SLX drivetrain. I’ll bet this one will be priced right. Look for more info down the Pike.
Cycle Monkey has completed the build of their first Rohloff XL/Ventana El Gordo, 170mm, belt drive fatbike that we discussed a couple of weeks ago when we had Neil on the show and the results look phenomenal. Trail oriented, this fat-bike has a Reverb dropper post and a Bluto fork up front to compliment the Rohloff/belt drive drivetrain.
Our buddy, Jeff O’Gara, has a new fat-bike frame built by Dave Wiseman to shred the trails around Decorah. Check out the pix here!
A couple of the more persistent fat-bike bloggers out there have new stories as well.
- http://coastkid.blogspot.com/2014/08/saturday-cycling-on-coast.html – Bruce takes a cpouple of Saturday rides on the Scotish Coast.
- http://joboo1967-joboo.blogspot.com/2014/08/iron-ore-and-gravel.html – JoBoo has a ride report from Iron Ore and gravel.
- http://coastkid.blogspot.com/2014/08/ace-weekend-at-home-friends-fatbikes.html – Fat-biking with friends.
If you write about fat-biking on the web and would like us to check out what you’ve got going, shoot me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we might just mention your stories on the show!
We’ve still got that Dog Days of Summer contest going on and this week’s secret word is, well, you’ll have to listen to the show but here are the details for the contest.
Thanks again to Surly and discover what J.K. learned when we looked up “Surly” on the Interwebs.
That’s what we have for this week! See you next time.