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How Fat can we go?

In today’s edition of “Look at our new, but dirty, stuff™” you’ll see some new tires for your really obese bike and a set of cranks that’ll work just swell with them. Let’s start with those tires that we’ve named the Bud & Lou, which happen to be a front (Bud) and rear (Lou) specific set of fat rubber sexyness. The MSRP for the tires will be $170.00 each.


Here’s Bud.


Bud likes to be out front, like the Croatian Bear. Bud is a 26” x 4.8” 120tpi tire with a folding bead. 


Here’s Lou.


Lou was designed to hang on your 6 (that’s the rear for those who haven’t seen Top Gun for awhile). Lou also happens to be a 26” x 4.8” 120tpi tire with a folding bead. Once again, Lou works great on the Moonlander because that’s what we designed it for. Both the Bud & Lou have a 7mm tread block height with 17.5% more traction than the Surly Nate. I know that because that’s what the enginerds told me and they can use their computers for things other than looking at bike porn. To make your life easier (and so I don’t get endless emails and phone calls about this) we have some measurements so you can determine if these tires will work on the rig of your dreams.


The following is an emergency update brought to you by our FnG Andy S. He likes to keep me on my toes.

  Casing Type Weight Rim Width Overall Diameter Knob Shoulder Width Max Casing Width Radius @ Knob Shoulder Width Radius @ Max Casing Width
Endomorph 27tpi 1335g 100 736 92 106 340 313
120tpi 1332g 82 736 90 99 345 319
120tpi K   65 736 88 91 349 325
Larry 27tpi 1400g 100 741 95 106 346 314
120tpi 1418g 82 741 93 98 345 318
120tpi K 1219g 65 741 91 92 343 323
  ultra 1134g            
Black Floyd 27tpi 1060g 100 738 96 107 342 314
120tpi 1150g 82 738 93 101 341 322
120tpi K   65 738 89 93 339 327
Nate 27tpi 1580g 100 749 103 108 345 320
120tpi   82 749 101 103 343 323
120tpi K   65 749 99 95 342 323
ultra 1304g 65 749 99 95 342 323
BFL 27tpi 2040g 100 756 109 114 347 320
120tpi 1425g 82 756 105 107 346 324
120tpi K 1340g 65 756 102 101 344 328
  ultra 1200g            
BUD 27tpi xxx 100 762 118 119 351 330
    82 762 116 113 351 336
      65 762 112 105 348 338
LOU 27tpi xxx 100 759 119 121 353 325
    82 759 116 111 350 326
      65 759 112 104 346 328


Here are a couple of comparison photos of the Bud & Lou next to a BFL on Moonlanders with Clown Shoes.



Now, moving right along to our new crankset that we are lovingly calling the OD Crank. OD can stand for whatever you’d like it to, no one seems to remember. The purpose and the function of this crankset is similar to the current MWOD crankset.  The OD crankset has an offset double chainring configuration, which allows you to run extra fat tires on your steed without sacrificing the inner and middle chainring sizes.  OD learned from its older brother Mr. Whirly, and this is the reason why the its design is focused on simplicity, durability, and the color black.  The spindle is permanently locked to the DS crank arm and the bolt pattern is a fixed 58/94 BCD for direct mounting the chainrings.  Plus, we are using durable sealed Enduro bearings in the external BB cups, which will keep things spinning smoothly across the South Pole or at the local apocalypse wasteland.  Below are the different complete configurations that the new crankset will be offered in.  33/22t chainrings and 180mm crank arms will be sold separately.  The chainrings are 9/10spd compatible.

1. 73mm BB --- 141.5 Spindle --- 39/26t Chainrings --- 175mm Arm Length --- BLACK
2. 73mm BB --- 141.5 Spindle --- 39/26t Chainrings --- 170mm Arm Length --- BLACK
3. 100mm BB (Pugsley) --- 168.5 Spindle --- 36/22t Chainrings --- 175mm Arm Length --- BLACK
4. 100mm BB (Pugsley) --- 168.5 Spindle --- 36/22t Chainrings --- 170mm Arm Length --- BLACK
5. 100mm BB (Moonlander) --- 183.5 Spindle --- 36/22t Chainrings --- 175mm Arm Length --- BLACK
6. 100mm BB (Moonalnder) --- 183.5 Spindle --- 36/22t Chainrings --- 170mm Arm Length --- BLACK


Pay no attention to the alligator in the background.


More to follow tomorrow.



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Bob is at heart a nice guy, a fact he tries hard to dispel by riding a Harley (and dressing like it), and by hunting deer, turkey, and others of God’s magnificent creatures, which he then eats because that is how you do that. He enforces Surly’s use of social media, which is not as funny as it may sound since many people in this group truly hate the very idea of social media.

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