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Weekly Dose of Fat – 8-22-14 – with Nick Ginster – Show #18

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Weekly Dose of Fat Show Number 18 for Friday, August 22nd, 2014

Intros

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’

Beer Talk

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?
http://blog.carbondrivesystems.com/?p=7338

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.
http://cyclemonkeylab.blogspot.com/2014/08/ventana-el-gordo-with-rohloff-speedhub.html

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!
http://bikedecorah.blogspot.com/2014/08/look-out-there-is-new-sherriff-in-town.html 

A couple of the more persistent fat-bike bloggers out there have new stories as well.

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 greg@fat-bike.com 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.
http://fat-bike.com/2014/08/dog-days-of-summer-photovideosecret-word-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.

 

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