Bighits urban assault Mongoose Beast
Sorry for the redirect, but it's the ugly truth.
47 lbs to 37lbs!
the dings it came with
the broken kickstand
the ugly truth about the tires.
Does it fit a bfl
How big are the stock tires
The adventures of bighit and his $200 Walmart fatbike | The UNDERGROUND!
Last edited by bighit; 05-15-2013 at 10:17 AM.
Bighits 37lb wallbeast
Oh forgot the pic.
Tire and tube swap drops around 10 pounds off the bike!? I can't be reading that correctly. Holy cow. How much would tires and tubes cost you?
7.5 lbs lost in the tire swap. I didn't do the tubes because I want the thick stock ones. If you swap to surly tubes you can drop another 1lb easy.
would be a great bike for running errands
if it got stollen I would be 95% less sad than if my 907 got Nicked
maybe up to 98% if it is a total POS
enjoy your bike man
if you have fun with it you are doing it right
yep its gonna go to all the places i dont want to park my moonlander.
Originally Posted by SlowerJoe
Oh holy crap. I need to get one now. Plus, those tires must be 3 TPI
'15 Specialized Fatboy
'14 Kona Zone Two
'13 Surly Big Dummy
That $30 deal ain't so good is it?
Seriously, you should see how light you can get it. lol
Originally Posted by bighit
How does the overall construction of the bike seam?
Frame, wheels, etc.
Just stick it in granny and start grinding.
The frame is very well made. The fork is off though. A swap to a moonlander one may do wonders or this bike. The wheels are built well. The hubs are a bit low end but serviceable. The bb is ok too.
More thoughts on the fork, please. Is it just your fork that is off (perhaps damaged in shipping) or is it the design you don't like? Thanks.
Originally Posted by bighit
Bighits 37lb Mongoose Beast
I think the head angle is off when they made it and it causes wheel flop.
When i put my wheel in i got to spread the stays and they are stiff little suckers. When the wheel is all the way in its way off i have to center it then tighten it up. A new fork like a moonlander fork is in order.
I'm not trying to discourage you in any way from building this, but...
With the cost of the new tires, seat, handle bars, etc - I'd be willing to bet you could find a used Pugs for the same price if you looked hard enough. Again, I have no problem with building this up and seeing what it's capable of, frankly I think it's neat. However, you might be pushing past the point of diminishing returns.
Because it's there, somewhere... really
Hikernks, If you knew bighit, like we know bighit, you would realize you have missed the point (if there is one).
Originally Posted by hikernks
Hint: He did this so you don't have to... vb
The older I get the better I was...
So much for the 48 pound turd (paraphrase) comments.
I'm waiting to see his chopper version of it....
Originally Posted by veloborealis
Apehangers, long suspension fork etc
As little bike as possible, as silent as possible.
Latitude: 57º36' Highlands, Scotland
He he. I must admit to having a sissy bar and ape hangers on mine already.
All the parts I used were from my stock. I didn't spend a cent on this bike, yet...
You mean a $200, 48 pound turd. For someone that had to go out and buy those tires, now it's a $500+ bike. Even with the cheaper of the light tire offerings it would nearly double the cost of the bike. Once someone like Trek puts out a "respectable" $799 fat bike they will own the mountain biking segment. I'll bet they would sell a boat load of bikes to the "serious" bikers here not willing to spend north of $1500 on a bike they aren't sure will see much use.
Originally Posted by bikeabuser
You're not a "serious" biker if you think that way, a new bike (any new bike) is just an excuse to fill up another slot in the garage. Fill the garage? Build a bigger garage....
Originally Posted by smithcreek
So true. We don't have a garage or room on our property or room to build one, so my limit is three bikes, which is a good or bad thing depending on your view. I recently asked a friend how many bikes he had and his answer was "uh... 13.... I think." As far as the "serious" comment goes, I think most people on a forum full of avid cyclists willing to shell out $200, knowing the quality, limitations of the design, and possible headaches of buying a Walmart bike would easily shell out a few hundred more for a fully capable fat bike to fill that slot in the garage.
Originally Posted by MendonCycleSmith
I was lookin at this for the one I'm making, They also make one thats 150 and 170 wide. Standard width just longer shaft. I wonder if it will fit inthe goose. I doubt it as the goose is already wide on the shell.
Sick Bike Parts
1993 Trek Multitrack 700
2011 Trek Hifi Plus
Bighit - I just about spit my coffee out when I read the stock tires are pushing 3000g nearly 6.5 lbs EACH. Again, no complaints with a $200 price point but oly-moley.
The Origin8 Devist8er 4.0 clocks in at around 2000g - and at $35 for a steel bead fattie I went for it. Those along with a 100mm x 1 1/8 quill stem (*25.4) pushes my total cost pert-near $300 while slowly shaving the lbs.
Everything should be arriving over the next few days so my red-beast should be on the road by nxt week.
geezus those're heavy tires!!
ah well, still the most fun 200$ should net you!
so, who here's old enough to remember how peeps shaved weight off their gazzis back in the day?
I remember someone saying they actually shaved (or sanded?) the sidewalls of their gazzis as there's a ton of extra rubber on there, can we do that with these lumpy mothers?
GO BIGHIT GO!!
If steel is real then aluminium is supercallafragiliniun!
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