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    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.
    The bb
    The tubes
    Does it fit a bfl
    How big are the stock tires


    The adventures of bighit and his $200 Walmart fatbike | The UNDERGROUND!
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    Bighits 37lb wallbeast

    Oh forgot the pic.Bighits 37lb Mongoose Beast-imageuploadedbytapatalk1364509884.637573.jpg

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    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?

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    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.

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    sweet
    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
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    Quote Originally Posted by SlowerJoe View Post
    sweet
    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.

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    Oh holy crap. I need to get one now. Plus, those tires must be 3 TPI
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    That $30 deal ain't so good is it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bighit View Post
    yep its gonna go to all the places i dont want to park my moonlander.
    Seriously, you should see how light you can get it. lol


    How does the overall construction of the bike seam?
    Frame, wheels, etc.
    Just stick it in granny and start grinding.

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    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.

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    drill the rims

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    Quote Originally Posted by bighit View Post
    The fork is off though.
    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.
    Out to ride

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    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.

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    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.

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    Because it's there, somewhere... really

    Quote Originally Posted by hikernks View Post
    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.
    Hikernks, If you knew bighit, like we know bighit, you would realize you have missed the point (if there is one).

    Hint: He did this so you don't have to... vb
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    So much for the 48 pound turd (paraphrase) comments.

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    Quote Originally Posted by veloborealis View Post
    Hikernks, If you knew bighit, like we know bighit, you would realize you have missed the point (if there is one).

    Hint: He did this so you don't have to... vb
    I'm waiting to see his chopper version of it....

    Apehangers, long suspension fork etc
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    Quote Originally Posted by bighit View Post
    When the wheel is all the way in its way off i have to center it then tighten it up
    funny I mentioned this about my wally cruiser experience and was called a liar. Quality control is non-existent on wally bikes.

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    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...

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    Quote Originally Posted by bikeabuser View Post
    So much for the 48 pound turd (paraphrase) comments.
    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smithcreek View Post
    "serious" bikers here not willing to spend north of $1500 on a bike they aren't sure will see much use.
    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....
    This is a Pugs not some carbon wannabee pretzel wagon!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MendonCycleSmith View Post
    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....
    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.

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    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.


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    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.

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