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    And have Adam Craig ride it, so we can add that to the merge. We haven't seen enough "FAT BIKE AT SEA OTTER!!!" threads yet.

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    I think we need a "Turd Polishing" sub-forum for this Walmart bike crap.
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    Honestly, to tinker and swap cheap parts...this is no different than all the other cheap Walmart mountain bikes that everyone bashes on. Except this one is fatty so it's cool....
    Interesting is all i have to say.

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    Someone needs to post a picture of their tubeless, lefty, Walmart bike.

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    Can I please get the source for the lefty to walgoose fat beast adapters?
    I want to put a $1000 fork on a $200 bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by autodoctor911 View Post
    Can I please get the source for the lefty to walgoose fat beast adapters?
    I want to put a $1000 fork on a $200 bike.
    Well, many have wasted the first $200, and from what I'm seeing some on here are wasting at least that much on top of the first amount, so why not another grand. Besides, my comment above was in fun. That said, many people put a lot of money into items not worthy of any additional money in all sorts of activities.

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    Quote Originally Posted by autodoctor911 View Post
    Can I please get the source for the lefty to walgoose fat beast adapters?
    I want to put a $1000 fork on a $200 bike.
    Ah, you're missing the point.

    You've got to make it yourself to be a true Manuel Beastly of Walgoose modification.
    As little bike as possible, as silent as possible.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Velobike View Post
    Ah, you're missing the point.

    You've got to make it yourself to be a true Manuel Beastly of Walgoose modification.
    Yeah, a piece of steel pipe and some hose clamps would work fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AC/BC View Post
    It's exactly what fat biking needed - something cheap, simple, reliable-enough, and servicable for kids.

    They likely wont have to the strength or weight to bend axles or break the coaster hub. They can grow into the bike and out of it too. Geared down a tad it should be rideable for most.
    I'm sure glad my Father didn't adhere to this philosophy. I grew up liking to ride.

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    Ok, How about some Gorilla tape and some bamboo instead.

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    I went to our local Walmart the other day and my local Walmart doesn't have any fat tire bikes. I don't think they even exist.

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    Many fatbikers come from different cycling backgrounds, some don't at all! I have no opinion on this walmart fatbike, but if i own one i couldn't justify to my self talking about a $200 walmart bike on the Internet

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    I'm getting one of these POS tomorrow. This is gonna suck. I hate myself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beachride View Post
    I'm getting one of these POS tomorrow. This is gonna suck. I hate myself.
    Your being a bit hard on yourself, I'm sure someone would be happy to take over the hating you

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    Quote Originally Posted by OFFcourse View Post
    Can someone put a lefty on a walgoose, run it tubeless so we can triple thread merge already!
    Not a lefty nor tubeless but...anyone notice the price difference between the Carver Ti PryBar and the Thomson units? Same bar but with different bends.

    Thomson Ti...$249.95

    Carver Ti...$99.95

    Mongoose effect upon the free market?

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    Quote Originally Posted by OFFcourse View Post
    Can someone put a lefty on a walgoose, run it tubeless so we can triple thread merge already!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sand Rat View Post
    Not a lefty nor tubeless but...anyone notice the price difference between the Carver Ti PryBar and the Thomson units? Same bar but with different bends.

    Thomson Ti...$249.95

    Carver Ti...$99.95

    Mongoose effect upon the free market?
    No, you're wrong. The Carver bar is 100g lighter.
    Not sure what this has to do with the W***Goose, though.
    Carver's been selling their Taiwan-built Ti frames and bars at low prices for years.
    And Thomson? Dumb move in my book to dilute their brand by selling Taiwan-made stuff, especially at those prices.

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    Can someone clue me in please?-rack2.jpg
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    Quote Originally Posted by MiniTrail View Post
    where's the pic of the jeep ?

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    Can someone clue me in please?-img952013032295135934.jpg

    Ignore?? never! Just couldn't post a pic from my smart-phone. This thing is pretty damn fun, especially after adding the winch.

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    very nice. wunnered if you were going to ignore that

    put an anti-FBFO turret on the roof and you'll be ready for anything

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    Quote Originally Posted by SmooveP View Post
    No, you're wrong. The Carver bar is 100g lighter.
    Not sure what this has to do with the W***Goose, though.
    Carver's been selling their Taiwan-built Ti frames and bars at low prices for years.
    And Thomson? Dumb move in my book to dilute their brand by selling Taiwan-made stuff, especially at those prices.
    There have been those who are hoping that the Mongoose FatWally would apply a downward price pressure on 'better' fat bikes.

    A quick review search of the Carver Ti PryBar turned up zero negative reports. Bikeman promotes it as being stiff.

    So...chances not looking so bright?

    On the upside...a promo for Carver? Thomson...I don't understand their price structure; appears like they are pricing on their brand, a loss in my book, too bad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sand Rat View Post
    There have been those who are hoping that the Mongoose FatWally would apply a downward price pressure on 'better' fat bikes.

    A quick review search of the Carver Ti PryBar turned up zero negative reports. Bikeman promotes it as being stiff.

    So...chances not looking so bright?

    On the upside...a promo for Carver? Thomson...I don't understand their price structure; appears like they are pricing on their brand, a loss in my book, too bad.
    I don't think many sane people are looking at that Walmart POS as a substitute for a decent fatbike. I'm not convinced fatbikes are overpriced myself. Tires and rims, maybe.

    I respect what Carver/Bikeman does. Good price, low hype and minus the cult of personality that some other brands cultivate. I'm sure their Ti bar is good. I've never broken a handlebar of any kind in 24 years of mountain biking, though.

    I've always liked Thomson's stuff. I've owned plenty of their stems and seatposts. I like the way they look and work, they're light enough, not too pricey and made in the USA. Just puzzled by their approach to the bars. I think I read that they plan to bring the manufacturing in house later on. If that's the case, why not wait until they're ready to do that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SmooveP View Post
    I think I read that they plan to bring the manufacturing in house later on. If that's the case, why not wait until they're ready to do that?
    If such is the case...a test to see if the market will support that move?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sand Rat View Post
    If such is the case...a test to see if the market will support that move?
    Found the article:
    Factory Tour: LH Thomson?s Massive Stem, Seatpost & Aerospace Machine Shop

    Says they plan to bring the carbon bar manufacturing in-house, but not the Ti.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MendonCycleSmith View Post
    Mad 'Shop skills are us......

    Wait just a second! Lefty's are cool, but nobody told me about a righty!! I want one!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shark View Post
    Wait just a second! Lefty's are cool, but nobody told me about a righty!! I want one!
    good eye. I missed that the first time.

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