Weekly Dose of Fat – Show #103 – Bruce Matheson AKA The CoastKid


The Occasional Dose of Fat – Show Number 103 – Friday, May 20th 2016

Back in the studio ladies and gentlemen. It’s Sven, Gomez and JK.

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On the show this week:

  • We welcome Bruce Matheson (The Famous CoastKid!) back to the program.
  • We’ll take calls from our listener. Our 3rd caller will receive a new – (Surly Rally Sport Package), plus every caller gets a sample Tin of Uncle Dick’s Bead Slip.
  • And in this evening’s special segment we profile one of our new breed of Bike Black Ribbon Test Pilot – Mr. Dustin Carlson

Cheers! – A bit of beverage talk

Special Guest – Bruce Matheson AKA “The CoastKid”

Fatty Farm Field Report

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Fat-bike Links

Olov Sums Up the 2016 Winter in Swedish Lapland

Ben Weaver’s Winter on a Salsa Blackborrow. Guitars and banjos on a fat-bike




Bruce Updates His Old Pug With a Refitting of an Alfine IGH

More catching up with Bruce

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Special Segment – BBR Test Pilot – Dustin Carlson

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  • 5/27 Fat-Camp 13
  • 6/3 Open
  • 6/10 WDoF – 104
  • 6/17 Open
  • 6/24 Fat Camp 14
  • 7/1 WDoF – 105
  • 7/8 Open
  • 7/15 WDoF -106
  • 7/22 Fat Camp 15
  • 7/29 Open
  • 8/5 WDoF -107
  • 8/12 Open
  • 8/19 WDoF -108
  • 8/26 Fat Camp 16
  • 9/2 – WDoF – 109
  • 9/9 Open
  • 9/16 – WDoF 110 – Interbike Preview
  • 9/21 – 9/23 WDoF Live from Interbike?
  • 9/28 – Fat Camp 17

If you have an idea for a show to help us fill in the Open slots over the summer, let us know!

2 Responses to Weekly Dose of Fat – Show #103 – Bruce Matheson AKA The CoastKid

  1. Mike Williams May 21, 2016 at 7:44 am #

    WD-40 also works for winter riding, My fattie picks up lots of road grit and snow/ice so I spray the chain, cassette, chain ring, and derailleur(s) after every ride. I wipe off the crud and leave it for the next ride — the water displacement property ensures that the moisture is drawn out of the moving parts where it will evaporate (even at near freezing temperatures). Just make sure not to spray it into the bearings (e.g. an external BB).

    It is a light lubricant so I don’t even use chain lube — the WD-40 will more than do the job for one ride (I’d argue it is a better lube if you are willing to apply it every time — its definitely cheaper).

    I don’t (can’t) clean my chain for our 3 month season so chain wear was a real problem before I went the WD-40 route.

  2. Jeff price May 21, 2016 at 4:59 pm #

    Another great show guys. Was good to hear Bruce aka coastkid giving his expert tips on all things fat bike. And it’s good to work on earning those extra wings……….. 😉