|Okay, I want something like this to happen.....|
I've seen 1X1's with fat 24" wheels, 26"ers, 29"ers, and fat bike wheels. I've seen 1X1's with road bike wheels, and I've seen plenty of odd set ups as well. It has to be Surly's most user modded bike ever. So, I knew going into owning this old bike that it had a ton of potential.
I was inspired at Interbike a couple of years ago when I saw several 1X1's at Surly's tent set up with 26" Rabbit Hole 50mm wide rims and 26+ Dirt Wizard tires. It looked awesome, and I thought it might be fun to try one out, but I never got around to that. However; I never forgot about those rigs. Then at Frostbike I saw an Instigator shod with the same Rabbit Hole rims and this time, Knard 26+ tires. What a cool looking set up! Well, at that time buying a bike just to get "that look" without even knowing if I'd like it or not was totally out of the question.
So, now I have this 1X1 and it needs new wheels. So, I was thinking.... Maybe I should do some wide rims and big tires. Okay, hold on a minute! One big hurdle here with this old girl, and that is she's a rim braker. Hmm..... Well, something has popped up and I'll be making a new wheel set soon. Stay tuned for that coming up.......