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Trail maintenance fat bike
« on: March 21, 2017, 12:17:26 PM »
We are beginning to see many dead Ash trees come down that were damaged from the Emerald Ash Borer Beetle.  Most of the dead trees have not fallen yet. So, I think we are at the beginning of a long tiresome trail maintenance year.  I got tired of walking 6 miles of trail carrying a saw.  So, I mounted my chainsaw to the fat bike.  I also manipulated a small handlebar bag to fit as a rear pannier.  I had to lower the rear water bottle cage to accept a large bottle (the top of the bottle hit the top tube of the bike).  I did this by simply adding a Rivnut below the lower one.  I now use what was the lower cage mount as the upper mount and my new Rivnut is the lower mount. With this setup I can carry 2 large water bottles (33 oz each), 1/4 gal gas, bar oil, chain file, folding hand saw, lunch, misc tools, and put my clothes in it that I shed as the day warms up.

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« Last Edit: March 28, 2017, 06:16:47 PM by rangelinenaturepreserve »
If you wait for good weather to ride in Indiana you will be waiting forever.


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Re: Trail maintenance fat bike
« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2017, 03:32:26 PM »
Just get a big fat dummy from Surly.  Then you can carry the kitchen sink, a portable shower, a keg with taps and co2 and room for a rider.

Nice job BTW.


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