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Fat Bikes / Re: My 197 build
« on: July 02, 2017, 04:34:51 PM »
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Fat Bikes / Re: My 197 build
« on: February 21, 2017, 04:42:49 PM »
Quick update:

Bike weighed in at 23.2 final weight.
Raced it this past weekend and am very impressed with the whole bike. 

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Fat Bikes / Re: My 197 build
« on: February 05, 2017, 12:38:27 PM »
Bike is done.  Final weight is 23.25 lbs.  Using 4 oz of Stan's in the front and 5 in the back.  Just took it for a quick 5 mile ride on some local trails with about 2-3 inches of powder.  The bike feels incredibly stiff and fast.  Running 8psi in the front and 10 in the back. 


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Fat Bikes / My 197 build
« on: January 30, 2017, 07:50:38 PM »
Here is my build thread.  Goal was a relatively light weight fat bike I could ride anytime of the year here in New England, so here goes:

After some research I settled on the Carbonspeed 197.  I had emailed with Peter about frames and wheelsets and found him to be quite responsive.  So I ordered the frame, 029 fork, axles, headset and a 68mm carbon wheelset.  Everything arrived about 10 days after ordering.  I have to say I was very impressed with how well everything was packed.  Wheels came in their own box.  It took me a good 15 minutes just to removed the bubble wrap from the frame.  Everything looked great.  No blemishes.  Everything looks finished to a high degree.

My parts list:

Jumbo Jim 4.0 tires tubeless
RaceFace Next SL crank/BB with a 28T
RF Next bars
FSA SL-K stem
FSA SL-K post
XTR brakes/Ice tech rotors
SRAM XX1 shifter/cassette/chain/derailleur
Selle Italia SLR saddle
Time Atac xc-4 pedals

Routing the shifter housing was a slight pain.  Definitely easiest back to front.  Those chainstays are narrow!  Brake line much easier.  Awaiting a stem before cutting the steerer tube.  Wt. 23.4lbs.

Few pics. 













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29er / Re: XM Carbon Speed Wheels?
« on: January 26, 2017, 06:28:46 PM »
I just got my 68mm fat bike carbon wheelset from Carbonspeed today.  Literally just unboxed them.  They 'look' beautiful.  Can't see a single flaw.   

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Fat Bikes / Re: CS 197?
« on: January 24, 2017, 07:17:05 PM »
Tybiker, I'm looking for info on running the rear derailleur and rear brake lines.  Are there sleeves?  Any difficulties?  Do they rattle?

Sleeves? Do you mean internal guide sleeves? There aren't any of those, but there are plastic removable caps where the routing goes, which makes it easier to find the loose end when pushing through the frame. Mine have never rattled.

Yes, guide sleeves. 
My 197 is in transit.

How did you get the brake and cable lines through the holes in the frame?
Is there access on the underside of the BB?

There isn't access, but there is a lot of room on the inside of the frame near the bottom bracket. I just used a small metal hook and helped it through with the bottom bracket uninstalled. Takes a minute, but it's really not that bad. I started from the bottom of the chainstay and worked up towards the head tube.

Cool. 
How long did shipping take once it got to the shipper?

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Fat Bikes / Re: CS 197?
« on: January 24, 2017, 06:15:20 PM »
Tybiker, I'm looking for info on running the rear derailleur and rear brake lines.  Are there sleeves?  Any difficulties?  Do they rattle?

Sleeves? Do you mean internal guide sleeves? There aren't any of those, but there are plastic removable caps where the routing goes, which makes it easier to find the loose end when pushing through the frame. Mine have never rattled.

Yes, guide sleeves. 
My 197 is in transit.

How did you get the brake and cable lines through the holes in the frame?
Is there access on the underside of the BB?

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Fat Bikes / Re: CS 197?
« on: January 24, 2017, 11:56:21 AM »
Tybiker, I'm looking for info on running the rear derailleur and rear brake lines.  Are there sleeves?  Any difficulties?  Do they rattle?

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Fat Bikes / Re: CS 197?
« on: January 16, 2017, 10:46:11 AM »
Anyone know what size crank spindle is required to clear the chainstays if you are using a 1x setup?  I know its a 100mm BB shell but I'm not sure what will clear 190mm stays.  I'd prefer not to have to run a crank with a huge Q factor.

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29er / Re: Singlespeed rigid/rigid frame advice
« on: December 22, 2016, 09:11:30 AM »
I'll be using a 32/20, which is good for our New England terrain.

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29er / Re: My CS-057
« on: December 09, 2016, 02:26:31 PM »
Nice looking rig.  Couple questions for you as I am probably buying the same frame for a SS build.

How much did the frame weigh?
Any issues internally running the rear brake hose?

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29er / Re: Singlespeed rigid/rigid frame advice
« on: November 30, 2016, 06:48:09 AM »
My buddy's been using a surly and has no issues. Raced the Vermont 50 without skipping a beat.   The bike will always have a rigid fork on it.

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29er / Re: Singlespeed rigid/rigid frame advice
« on: November 29, 2016, 07:54:31 PM »
I saw your build in another thread.  I had never ridden such a light ss until recently.  Gotta have one now.

I was leaning towards a BSA.  Going to use a Next SL crankset.   

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29er / Re: CS-MB01 ordered... It has begun!!!!!!!
« on: November 29, 2016, 09:34:49 AM »
Did you weigh the frame and wheelset?

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29er / Re: Singlespeed rigid/rigid frame advice
« on: November 28, 2016, 08:42:50 PM »
I emailed Peter and he was very responsive in answering my questions regarding pricing and ordering. 

Any singlespeeders here?

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