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    Great writeup!

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    taller rear

    Quote Originally Posted by vid1900 View Post
    Great writeup!
    Thanks to you for a great thread.

    I forgot to mention, replacing 4.0 with 4.50 rear tire effectively shifts ratios;
    11-tooth cog will be less used. However, generally reduced rolling resistance means higher average speed and no increased use of 36-tooth cog.

    I had anticipated replacing 30T chain ring with 28T, but no need.

    I also forgot to mention that,
    despite non-magnetic (stainless) Presta valve stem,
    corrosion was developing beneath rear rim retaining nut..?
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    Quote Originally Posted by blekenbleu View Post

    I also forgot to mention that,
    despite non-magnetic (stainless) Presta valve stem,
    corrosion was developing beneath rear rim retaining nut..?

    Stainless and Aluminum are NOT friends when damp.

    Guys who install antennas always have to put no-ox grease on fittings where aluminum touches stainless bolts.
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    Well my tear down and set up started well, pull the fork and cleaned and greased the bearings, no problem. took apart and greased the front wheel bearings and adjust tension, all good.

    And then...............

    Pulled the rear wheel and set aside, pulled the off side crank bolt and insert the crank puller and went to remove the crank, thought "wow they really torque them on there" but what can go wrong the crank puller is fool proof..............not so much. Started cranking in the push bolt and it actually threaded itself into the shaft that has the crank retaining bolt instead of pushing the crank off. Should have stopped cranking sooner but didn't think that it was possible for that to happen. Crank never moved a mm.

    I assumed (and still do) that there is just one size crank puller since the main body threaded right into the crank until it bottomed out.

    Any suggestions? will probably find a beefy washer that will fit under the push bolt and try again if no other option.

    On a side note, for ease of getting grease just where i want it to go will be hitting the vet supply and getting a syringe to use, be easier to be neat that way.
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    There is usually a little interchangeable cap on the puller, one smaller and one bigger to match the spindle size.

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    Quote Originally Posted by knarrly View Post
    Pulled the rear wheel and set aside, pulled the off side crank bolt and insert the crank puller and went to remove the crank, thought "wow they really torque them on there" but what can go wrong the crank puller is fool proof..............not so much. Started cranking in the push bolt and it actually threaded itself into the shaft that has the crank retaining bolt instead of pushing the crank off. Should have stopped cranking sooner but didn't think that it was possible for that to happen. Crank never moved a mm.

    I assumed (and still do) that there is just one size crank puller since the main body threaded right into the crank until it bottomed out.

    Any suggestions? will probably find a beefy washer that will fit under the push bolt and try again if no other option.
    That sounds REALLY stuck on.

    If you put a washer at the end, it might get forced down the threads from all that pressure.

    I'm going to recommend you take it to the LBS and give them the $5 to do it. No shame in that. They might have to re-thread it for you if the threads got torn up on the axle.

    Once they pull it, and you grease it upon reinstallation, it will come off easily for future service.

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    I pulled the threads out of my NDS crank arm the first time I tried removed it, even with the proper tool. All subsequent times I had to use a pulley puller to get it off.

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    Argus: A fat bike for the masses? Review & Assembly

    I messed the threading up on the non chain side crankset arm trying to pull them. Just left it alone for now been trying to find a replacement part tho mongoose/pacific cycling wants me to remove and send it to them for warranty replacement. Not sure they would warranty it cause I'm he one that damaged it. Afraid I may not get it back if they don't. Asked if I could just buy one informed me they don't sell them only warranty of parts. They recommend I go to a local bike shop and gave me the parts spec to use for a replacement part.

    I looked all over the net looking for just the arm no luck and really unsure of the sellers of 951 cranksets I have found.
    Info for crankset
    CR3 170 B 22/30/40 B N N SUOLO-951

    Anyone know a good replacement for this crankset. I would like to fully remove it and add NOx to BB threads for preventive maintenance.


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    Mongoose is pretty liberal with their warranty.

    A brand new arm should not be on so tight that a puller can not remove it without stripping all the threads.

    I'd send the arm back and get a brand new replacement.

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    27.5+ commuter

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    Those tires are way too skinny, MHO.
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    Well got thru my crank pulling issues and took it out for the first quick ride. First impression is that this is just the bike i was looking for.

    Have to put some more time in but probably go with a shorter stem and riser bar as in stock form i'm stetched out pretty far (have a short torso compared to most)




    but such is life unless you know yourself well and custom spec your bike.

    Mech disc aren't quite as strong as thought they would be but will put some miles in and see if i can tweek my set up of them as i break the bike in.
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    bravo!
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    Just ordered my Argus sport as my first fat bike this thread has been amazing. I get it today its actually at my house currently waiting on me. From the research I did and this thread sounds like it's a great bike for the money. I have a Raleigh Kodiak 2 as my full suspension bike it was a "budget" bike as well and has been more than worth the money. I will be doing some upgrades on it this winte. The Fat bike is to do some snow riding this winter just to stay active and something else to do instead of sitting around the house. Im still learning on the lingo and technical aspects of the bike world its a lot to take in. Hoping to do some upgrades on the argus also just not sure where to start on it yet.

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    Great instructions. I'm looking at the 2016(green) Argus Sport.
    I'm 5'7" with a 31" inseam and wondering if I should get a medium or small?

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    Medium with a short stem
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    Quote Originally Posted by smokersteve View Post
    Great instructions. I'm looking at the 2016(green) Argus Sport.
    I'm 5'7" with a 31" inseam and wondering if I should get a medium or small?
    I'm 5'6 with about a 29ish-30 inseam I got a small and it feels great for me however I am not a professional on fitment with bikes I just know it feels great riding on a small frame at my size love the bike also!!!


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    after the flood

    Quote Originally Posted by vid1900 View Post
    Stainless and Aluminum are NOT friends when damp.
    Public beach access has been resumed;
    waiting for low tide maximized available stretches.
    This was shot at the first groyne for which I dismounted;
    most upper ends had been beneath sand before Matthew.
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    Being my first fat ride in over 2 weeks,
    the Fzik Kurve saddle initially felt really hard
    but comfortable within a few minutes.
    Being among the first to venture back onto the beach,
    sand was quite smooth but soft under a crust
    on which the Snowshoe XXL front tire floated nicely,
    but it has developed a disappointing amount of runout.

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    Just a heads up for guys looking for a Large. I've been keeping my eye on the Small to drop back down to 550 for a couple months with no luck.

    $556
    Mongoose Argus 26" Fat Tire Bike, Dark Teal, 20"/Large https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01DW8T052..._mLadyb8H86Q7M

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    Quote Originally Posted by Erock503 View Post
    Just a heads up for guys looking for a Large. I've been keeping my eye on the Small to drop back down to 550 for a couple months with no luck.

    $556
    Mongoose Argus 26" Fat Tire Bike, Dark Teal, 20"/Large https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01DW8T052..._mLadyb8H86Q7M
    That's a good deal on the large never knew those dropped that low. I prefer the colors of the sport but obviously the components on the argus is better


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    Looks like the Argus Sport is no longer being sold by Nashbar (thanks for pointing that out, Tony).

    I hope everyone got one while the getting was good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vid1900 View Post
    Looks like the Argus Sport is no longer being sold by Nashbar (thanks for pointing that out, Tony).

    I hope everyone got one while the getting was good.
    Yea I went back to the site to get some specs on it and saw it was gone that was a few days after I got mine so I must have just made it


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    I have this exact Argus and want to do the same thing with the wheelset! How much was that set of wheels and where did you get it, please?

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    Where did you get these wheels!!!???? I want a set for my ARGUS!

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    Nashbar has just dropped the price on the Bluto equipped, Argus Expert to $1079 w/free shipping.

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    I've had to catch up with this thread, and all of the info and how-to's are awesome.

    my friend is loving his Argus sport, but after last weekends snow (and another 6-9 in this coming weekend, he's finding that the traction and stability limit of the stock juggernaut 4.0 is below what he'd like for blazing trail in deeper snow.

    I've had better luck on my rig with 4.8 Bud/Lou combo, but i'm not sure what the size limit is on the sport frame. from pictures earlier in the thread it appears there's clearance there, but what's the largest rear tire that fits with the stock drivetrain?

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    i like the experts F+R thru axles
    gold rims rock
    bluto's nice

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    largest rear tire

    Quote Originally Posted by Madcityfatty View Post
    what's the largest rear tire that fits with the stock drivetrain?
    An XXL (26x5.05) is too large (barely fits in front)
    and a 26x4.5 fits easily, so 26x4.8 is probably near the limit.

    You could try temporarily stuffing your 4.8 rear wheel into his Argus..

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    Hey all,

    Thinking of pulling the trigger on a Mongoose Argus Expert from Amazon. I'm sure this question has been asked/answered here before, but I did look through and tried to find the answer and couldn't.
    Does anyone have the weight of the 2017 model with the Bluto fork? I'm between the Mongoose and the DBack Oso Grande. I love the Bluto on the Argus, but wondering if it's significantly heavier than the DBack with no suspension, even though the DBack has wider tires. REI has the Oso Grande listed as like 34# in medium size, which I thought was pretty reasonable.
    Also it's hard to find sizing info on the Mongoose site. I'm 6'1" basically, with around a 33" inseam. Would the large be too big?

    Thanks in advance if anyone can answer my questions.

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    Well hell, there was one left on Amazon in a large, so I pulled the damn trigger. Gonna be here Tues. I know I didn't get the best deal at almost $1600, but it's starting to get pretty snowy here in NH, so it's time. It was a really, really hard decision between the Argus and the Oso Grande, partly because the Oso was cheaper, and partly because I like the slacker HTA on the Oso. But I really wanted a suspension fork, so there it is. Plus I like the black frame of the Argus better. Matches my Stache 9.6 frame a little better.
    Hopefully it's not over 40lbs. Lol.

    So my next question would be: has anyone tried setting up the Juggernauts that come on the 2017 model tubeless on those rims? And if so, how did it go?

    Thanks guys; looking forward to taking a spin on my first real fat bike.

    Cheers!

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    Cool to hear you got the Argus, Large should fit you well, may just need some fine tuning with stem length and so on. I want to say all stock it's around 34#'s, I switched mine to a 1x with a wolftooth narrow wide ring and it's just over 33#'s. But I have a few other changes too. we've set those wheels and tires up tubeless in the office here, it's not the easiest, getting as much gorilla tape to contact the outer parts of the rim is essential. Getto tubeless would be no problem.
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    Quote Originally Posted by skota23 View Post
    Cool to hear you got the Argus, Large should fit you well, may just need some fine tuning with stem length and so on. I want to say all stock it's around 34#'s, I switched mine to a 1x with a wolftooth narrow wide ring and it's just over 33#'s. But I have a few other changes too. we've set those wheels and tires up tubeless in the office here, it's not the easiest, getting as much gorilla tape to contact the outer parts of the rim is essential. Getto tubeless would be no problem.
    Good to hear on the size. And yeah I figured I'd just shorten the stem, which I would likely do anyway.

    Thanks for the input on tubeless. I'd really like to do it, but I may not bother until next season. Just ride it like it is and see how it goes. I work in a shop so get deals on wheels so maybe next year if I like it I'll throw some Bontrager Jackalopes on it or something else meant for tubeless.

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    Time flies: 2015 vs 2016 vs 2017 Argus

    Quote Originally Posted by vid1900 View Post
    Looks like the Argus Sport is no longer being sold by Nashbar
    2016 Argus Sport specifications are becoming harder to find..

    Has anyone ridden a 2017 Sport?
    Live comparison opportunities among vintages?

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    Hey all,

    So Argus got its first ride today. Was super fun, for the most part. However, I already busted the freehub; somehow a chunk came out of it and ended up in the pawls and it stopped functioning as it should. Sooo... here's my question:
    Anyone know what hubs are on the 2017 Argus Expert? There aren't any markings on the hubs, and I need to know so I can order the proper freehub body.
    My shop and I got it working again, but who knows for how long. I'll try to be mellow on it.

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    re: first ride freehub breakage

    Quote Originally Posted by bikerdirragon View Post
    I need to know so I can order the proper freehub body.
    If purchased from Nashbar, they provide strong customer support
    and should provide a replacement.
    Contact Information

    Otherwise, Pacific Bicycle should handle early life failures;
    you could contact them, including serial number and invoice date:
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    Quote Originally Posted by bikerdirragon View Post
    Hey all,

    So Argus got its first ride today. Was super fun, for the most part. However, I already busted the freehub; somehow a chunk came out of it and ended up in the pawls and it stopped functioning as it should. Sooo... here's my question:
    Anyone know what hubs are on the 2017 Argus Expert? There aren't any markings on the hubs, and I need to know so I can order the proper freehub body.
    My shop and I got it working again, but who knows for how long. I'll try to be mellow on it.
    I'm surprised you had this issue. I have been riding mine for a few months now and haven't had any issues with it at all.


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    Lauf Carbonara

    Quote Originally Posted by blekenbleu View Post
    I could be tempted by a cheap (used?) Lauf Carbonara fork
    Worldwide Cyclery offered 15% introductory discount
    from what was already competitive pricing.
    Gregg Kato's 'First Look: 2015 Mongoose Argus' claims that it has a
    "0 stack headset that allows you to put in an aftermarket headset adapter
    so you can upgrade it to a tapered fork."
    First Look: 2015 Mongoose Argus alloy framed fat bike - Mtbr.com

    .. but that is not quite accurate, at least for 2016 Argus Sport.

    Cane Creek EC44/40 lower bearing cup has an insertion depth of 12.mm,
    but the Argus Sport head tube lower insertion depth is only a little over 9mm.

    A belt sander removed nearly 3mm from EC44/40 cup insertion depth,
    then finished using a flat file and deburring tool.
    Argus fork and lower headset bearing located EC44/40 cup,
    then held square steel bar around cup lip to gradually tap in place
    using a small machine hammer.
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    Cane Creek's 40-series 52/40 crown race is too tight for my Carbonara;
    I did not think to first measure Lauf's crown diameter..
    Should probably instead use Cane Creek alloy 110-Series
    instead of steel 40-series.
    Cane Creek also has a 10-series polymer crown race,
    but it lacks the seal of 40 and 110 series.
    FWIW, these are not actually crown races,
    since Cane Creek uses cartridge bearings,
    which have their own inner and outer races.

    Argus spokes ~ 264mm and could be ~ 2mm longer.
    Spoke wrench is #2 or "C" (red).
    Park Tool spoke tension 25-26 left/disc side, 23-25 right.

    Argus fork with skewer and top cap 1070g
    Argus wheel & hub w/disc w/o liner 1760g
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    Argus hub 300g
    - spoke hole center radius 29mm
    - flanges are 88.5mm apart

    Carbonara with axle and expander plug 1200g
    Argus wheel + DT Swiss hub 1680g
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    DT Swiss 350 hub 216g
    - spoke hole center radius 29mm
    - flanges are 96mm apart.

    Both hubs have the same 29mm spoke hole center radius;
    spokes can be reused.
    The Internet has any number of wheel lacing How-To's
    that include "key spoke" discussion, but IMO there are 8 "key spokes",
    since the hub flops around until they are in place.
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    After those are in place, I proceed by installing successive adjacent spokes,
    paired for third crosses to minimize spoke bending.
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    During reassembly, I coated the valve stem hole in the rim with gasket shellac
    to combat corrosion.

    The Lauf fork is currently installed without cutting,
    using a 40mm carbon fiber headset spacer.
    Unlike others, Wheels Manufacturing's spacer clears Lauf's steerer tube.
    For the stem, Lauf's instructions specify carbon assembly compound,
    which was new to me.

    Having converted to Avid BB7 calipers,
    I need a 200mm rotor and 20mm post spacer.
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    rear bearing adjustment

    Side play was discovered at rear axle while testing after 200mm rotor installation for Carbonara. After reviewing vid1900's rear hub messages Argus: A fat bike for the masses? Review & Assembly, I dropped the rear wheel, found my 15mm cone wrench and 17mm box wrench, pulled the brake side rubber seal and started fiddling.

    Tightening the lock nut while holding the cone nut reduces end play from slightly loose to binding. The cone nut needed to be backed off about 1/2 turn from finger tight before tightening the lock nut.

    While this is my first fat bike, I have been maintaining road and mountain bikes for a long time, and am concerned that this hub seems relatively weak. A 190mm axle may stretch more than do 135mm axles, but this was after less than 500 miles. It had previously been adjusted when new then a week or so later.

    Planning ahead, the DT Swiss 350 Big Ride seems the lowest cost 190mm QR hub with strong reputation...

    FWIW, I was initially concerned that Argus' medium frame might be too small, but standover clearance is much reduced after tire and fork upgrades.

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    Cut Bars on short stem

    Removing 30mm from each end of original (2016 Argus Sport) Mongoose bars, replacing original stem with the shortest cheap stem on eBay and clamping that on uncut Lauf steerer tube puts grips about where I want them.
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    saddle tuning?

    I may have replaced the stock Argus Sport saddle too hastily.

    Until now, my favorite saddles have been
    Fi'zi:k's discontinued Kurve Bull, which is unpadded and was expensive,
    and WTB's more affordable Speed Comp, which is too padded.
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    (I might prefer, but have not tried, pricier Speed models.)

    Those two saddles have in common cutouts in their composite/polymer shells,
    so that covers behave like miniature hammocks for sit bones.
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    My Kurve Bull began creaking, so swapped on the Speed
    while the Fi'zi:k gets disassembled, cleaned, lubed and reassembled.
    When fetching the Speed, I noticed that the Mongoose saddle has
    1) screws to facilitate disassembly and reassembly
    2) star-shaped slices started in the shell beneath sit bones
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    Perhaps those slices could be enlarged and/or cut out for improved sit bone conformity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blekenbleu View Post
    screws to facilitate disassembly and reassembly
    ..or not. Screws merely secure trim, which helps staples resist being pulled loose.
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    Tuning surgery from the bottom will be less fun.

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    tuning in progress

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    Tuning surgery from the bottom will be less fun.
    Polymer shell is soft enough for X-acto blade to cut
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    rear fender

    Kenda Pro 4.5 throws more sand at BB and chainwheel than did Sport 4.0.
    BMI Karts & Parts sells 29" X 4.5" fenders in 2 colors on eBay.
    29" X 4.5" Red Motorcycle Fender Dirt Bike Mini Bike Custom Chopper New | eBay

    Fender radius is tight for Pro 4.5 but works cut down.
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    I just snagged a Medium 2017 Argus Comp on Amazon for $844 - the priced jump backed up to over $1k after I bought it. According to camelizer price watch thats the lowest it's been - score!

    LBS had no clue about the bike - dismissed me as soon as I said mongoose. Look forward to delivery next week!

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    If it weren't for a new bare frame I recently purchased, I'd be right there with you. Great bike. Don't listen to the snobs, the Argus is a lot of bike and on par with the big three. It's not a Dolo (which I also have).

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