Weekly Dose of Fat – Show # 104 – Jeff Gilmore from Beaver Sports in Fairbanks and Handlebar Talk With Callers

The Occasional Dose of Fat – Show Number 104 – Friday, June 10th, 2016


Riding down Whitefish Mountain Resort, Rider Hans Axelsen, Location Whitefish Montana, Photo Jon Kofal. Spring rain Brought 30 inches of wet snow above 5000 ft in 3 days. Riding down the ski run on what was left was wicked fun!

Crikies! We’ve got a caller filled show today with Jeff Gilmore from Beaver Sports in Fairbanks, AK as well as a plethora of folks talking about their favorite handlebars and grips.

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How about that new Gnome Dance Party groove from our music director Chris Daisy of Zion Cyclery! We’ve got it tacked on after the show!

On the show this week:

  • We start off the show with the event of the week
  • We welcome Team Fatback’s Ace Mechanic – Jeff Gilmore.
  • We check in with the Fatty Farm Field Report
  • We’ll take calls from our listeners. Our 3rd caller will receive a new – Surly Rally Sport Package
  • We Talk about Handlebars and how to properly tune your bar for ultimate shredabilty
  • And in this evening’s special segment we share some comedy direct from the open mic night at the Capyabara Lounge

The event of the WEEK!

24 Hours of Kincaid presented by Speedway Cycles – Saturday, June 18 &19th in Anchorage, AK.


Cheers! – A bit of beverage talk

SPECIAL GUEST – Jeff Gilmore


Fatty Farm Field Report

JK – The Fatty Farm Field Report is brought to by Quiring Cycles  the Quiring triple B is the fattest ride on two wheels featuring the new generation of 5.05 inch tires. Visit Quiring cycles dot net to see the next level of bicycle exploration

Chris Morton from Colorado wins the last beer opener from 1UpUSA with this Limerick:

There was a dude riding his fat Reeb
Who had been drinking way too much mead
He ran a roadblock
Hit a peacock
He said, next time “I’ll just stick with the weed”

We got a suggestion from our listener, David, to talk about handlebar choices for fatbikes. He noted that a number of Fat Bike pilots opt to run with slightly unusual handle bars. Bruce Matheson (aka CoastKid) runs with Jones Loop bars on some of his bikes

and even a drop bar on another

David says he always replace the straight bars on his new bikes with On One Mary Bars, because of the sheer comfort they provide.

So, Gomez, JK callers? What do you guys think about handlebars? We talk about that!

Fat-bike Links

From the World of Bruce

JoBoo and the Groms at Cuyuna

A look at one guys fatpacking setup

Fatventure Down Under

Plus Bike Links

Peter Sagan – Olympic MTB Race

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Say, Bye!

  • 5/27 Fat Camp 13
  • 6/3 Open
  • 6/10 WDoF – 104 – That this week, Folks!
  • 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

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