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Re: WalMart, Fat Bikes, makes sense to me.

Postby mr_opjones » March 23rd, 2013, 9:12 am

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Re: WalMart, Fat Bikes, makes sense to me.

Postby G.Cook » April 2nd, 2013, 4:14 pm

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Re: WalMart, Fat Bikes, makes sense to me.

Postby CraveSingletrack » April 16th, 2013, 7:34 am

Sounds like a great training tool. Maybe get someone with fab experience to help with the rake issue? After pushing this around all winter, you'd be a beast on an xc rig.
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Re: WalMart, Fat Bikes, makes sense to me.

Postby mitmoe » April 28th, 2013, 10:15 pm

Judging a person and/or his ride based on price and where it was bought from.....with no knowledge of the bike is elitist and shallow. This thing hit the market and people instantly started bashing it....never even laying eyes on one. Those are the douchebags I'm speaking of. Encouraging someone to purchase the best they can afford and supporting your LBS is always the best idea.

I am employed, but over a two year time period without an income, I dug a pretty deep hole....I'm getting there slowly but surely.

I ordered a set of clamp on cantilever brake posts for the front I will get the rest of the brake parts next week, then I will have front brakes! The idea came from Manual Beastly, the guy who brought a Mongoose Beast to the Sea Otter Classic and stole the show! Check out the media on this guy and his bike...it's great! In a month or so I will get the disc brakes on the rear. I already have the hub, just need the rest. After that, I'm done upgrading for a while. Oh yea I forgot...I have a sealed YST BSA bottom bracket too for $8 waiting to go on. I think I saw somewhere there are good headsets for under $20 for this thing too.

Again, thanks for all the kind words.
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Re: WalMart, Fat Bikes, makes sense to me.

Postby mitmoe » April 30th, 2013, 4:22 pm

What are you doing for a rear disc brake mount?


Not sure yet. Most likely make one. I need to buy the brakes and then I can really see what is needed.
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Re: WalMart, Fat Bikes, makes sense to me.

Postby johanssont » May 2nd, 2013, 4:29 pm

I could lose the weight of that bike and still almost qualify for Clydesdale. Seems easier and more realistic to just spend ridiculous amounts of money to drop 3 lbs off the bike. I'm sure that 3 pounds of bike will make me faster than dropping the extra 40 lbs.
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Re: WalMart, Fat Bikes, makes sense to me.

Postby Steve_Balogh » May 3rd, 2013, 6:59 pm

Mike 373 wrote:http://m.bikemag.com/news/news-fat-and-furious/


Just noticed something in that article that I never noticed in the others, he has has all the reflectors still on the bike (even on the handlebar), and has was appears to be a crushed beer can in his spokes :lol:
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Re: WalMart, Fat Bikes, makes sense to me.

Postby bikerector » September 27th, 2013, 8:14 pm

In case any of you guys are interested in the Walmart fat bike, here's some more details.

http://fat-bike.com/2013/04/is-the-walm ... -that-bad/
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Re: WalMart, Fat Bikes, makes sense to me.

Postby mr_opjones » September 29th, 2013, 7:15 am

Went to check one out yesterday but they didn't have any in stock, 59 & mound
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