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Alubooyah Fat Bike Build
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In case you missed it, check out my first Alubooyah fat bike build post

My Alubooyah fat bike frame and fork has finally shipped!  It should be arriving early next week. There were a few delays in the shipment of the order. Because I ordered the frame during the holidays, some of the crew at Boo Bicycles were on Christmas vacation, and the frame wasn’t able to be prepped until early January.

The frame was ready and prepped in early January, however there was some issues with the ordering of the fork. In my previous post, I mentioned that I had ordered a Whiteout Carbon Fork from 9:ZERO:7.   The fork was ordered, but it never arrived at Boo Bicycles so that it could be shipped to Minnesota. Apparently there was a mix up, and 9:ZERO:7 never sent the fork and then they were all out of stock with very little chance of the forks becoming available anytime soon.

Jacob at Boo Bicycles contacted me to let me know about the situation with the fork. He was very apologetic about the delay due to the distributors. Distributor delay is something I have to deal with often at my job as an engineer, so I understood the situation.

Salsa forkSince the fork I originally wanted was no longer available, Jacob gave me a list of comparable carbon forks to replace the Whiteout Carbon Fork.  I ended up settling on the Salsa Makwa Carbon Fork (pictured left). Even though the Salsa Makwa Fork was more expensive than the Whiteout Fork, Boo Bicycles covered the difference and didn’t charge me a dime.  What a bunch of stand up guys!

 

Now that that’s sorted out, my Alubooyah frame should be coming sometime early next week. Look out for an unboxing post soon!

Check out all of my bike build progress posts!

Photo Credit: Boo Bicycles

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Josh

Hi I’m Josh. I grew up in the Twins Cities and as a kid I rode my bike all over the west metro area, in addition to fixing up bikes for myself and others. Through these experiences, I developed a life-long passion for biking. Since then, I received a B.S. in Physics from Bethel University and met my wife Santi. When I was in college, I spent a lot of time building and collecting bikes in our tiny one-bedroom apartment in St. Paul. At one point, we had at least 6 bikes stuffed into the apartment. I’d have a bike build in progress on the floor of the living room and the rest of the bikes hanging on DIY storage racks. I built my first fat bike, a Salsa Mukluk 2, in that apartment. I’m currently working on an Alubooyah Fat Bike build.
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