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    Quote Originally Posted by Shark View Post
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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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    wheelies, beyond being the best way over any sort of obstacle, both above or below, are are the steedliest expresstion of joy

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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.

    Quote Originally Posted by MiniTrail View Post
    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
    Riding.....

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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!
    Riding.....

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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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    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!
    Sorry. Secret prototype for the U.K., Aus and related markets. Won't work on N.A. roads.

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    Do you have to use a left side drivetrain with it.
    Speaking of which, did they ever make a multispeed bike with left side drive(derailleur or otherwise)?

    If they did, I'm sure Velobike has one, or at least pictures of one.

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    Remember kids, believe everything you read or see on the internet.....
    This is a Pugs not some carbon wannabee pretzel wagon!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MendonCycleSmith View Post
    Remember kids, believe everything you read or see on the internet.....
    you'll get us locked
    Quote Originally Posted by davidarnott
    wheelies, beyond being the best way over any sort of obstacle, both above or below, are are the steedliest expresstion of joy

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    Quote Originally Posted by MendonCycleSmith View Post
    Mad 'Shop skills are us......
    While you were working on the mods, you could have added rear suspension.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alphazz View Post
    While you were working on the mods, you could have added rear suspension.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Canoe View Post
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    The lefty (or righty) front fork was great, but the rear suspension has me sold. I want one.

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    Don't use that bike for big jumps.

    It is not widely known but there is a fault with the differential spigot nut on the foophle valve. It is inadequately sintered and under extreme impact forces has been known to revert to its powder form.

    This causes the rider to slip backwards off the saddle but then lurch forward only to suffer gonadic extrophy from the Brookes saddle springs. This ends his riding career but equips him for a job as vocalist in a boy band. What happens to a female rider can't be discussed in a polite forum but is commonly called "goosing".

    And everyone knows you need big balls to do big jumps.
    As little bike as possible, as silent as possible.
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    Man, everyone knows, the industry already told us it's too difficult to do from an engineering standpoint.

    I tried when I was putting it together, but they were right, it is way too difficult....

    Looks like brighter minds than mine have the problem licked though, good show!
    This is a Pugs not some carbon wannabee pretzel wagon!!

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    looks like we got a new flavor with the surly fork deal. Lets see how many threads we can get on that before it dies
    Quote Originally Posted by davidarnott
    wheelies, beyond being the best way over any sort of obstacle, both above or below, are are the steedliest expresstion of joy

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