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    Adding Bluto 80mm to fatboy

    My LBS has offered to upgrade my fatboy with a Bluto 80mm, the new 150mm hub, spokes, truing and OTD for $900, this seems in line with what I have seen, and it comes with a full warranty, does this seem like a fair price? They started at 1200, and worked down to 900, we agreed on the hub, spokes and time frame. Just want to know if this is in the ball park for a turn key Bluto install on a fatboy.
    Thanks for any feedback.
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    Where is the 80mm bluto coming from

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    who gets to keep the original fork and front hub?

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    Get the front hub spacers so you can switch back
    It doesn't matter what I ride as long as I ride it Rubber Side Down●~●.

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    I will get all the original bits and discussed switching back.
    Thanks,

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    Adding Bluto 80mm to fatboy

    For that price and full warranty I'd do it.


    My current bike--2014 Trek Fuel EX 8 29er.

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    Thanks, I gave them the go ahead, and I have the lifetime warranty on the fatboy, bought it right before Specialized started there 3 month warranty program to save money. My fatboy, Camber and Roubaix all have the lifetime warranty, just in time.
    Thanks for the feedback. I will post the outcome when it is installed next week.
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    FGO

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    3 month warranty?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rjedoaks View Post
    3 month warranty?
    iz Special ed.
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    Why only 80? Just curious...
    Riding.....

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    Price, availability and I am 60 years old, specialized recommends the 80mm to maintain the geometry. 80mm will do for the riding I do, I just need a bit more air pressure in the front tire
    Cheers,
    (is there an old fart forum on here for rookie, old guys (:....?
    Thanks for the input, I did discuss the 100 and 120mm but went 80
    FGO

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