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    Re: Gravity Bullseye Monster

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    (of course Moab should be on almost everyone's bucket list)

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    Agreed. Moab is spectacular, and one of my favorite bike trips ever.
    Great post oldbear, Glad to hear everything is going well for you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by oldbear52 View Post
    Marna: I am not that computer savy to repost It. I will keep on writing and posting here if you see something you can print it out and put it on your blog and yahoo. com page. It's kinda hard when they only thing this laptop does is act as a portal to the web.
    On the bike front we are going to order a Gravity Bullseye monster for my oldest son who has autism. He can ride a bike and deserves one of these for himself. We are ordering in March cuz we gotta save for it. It will be a green 16 inch. He's currently riding a walgoose beat and keeps wanting me to lower the seat on mine to ride it Then the next bike is for my wife next fall after her surgery to remove a tumor. Your Humble Obedient Servant, OldBear
    Thank you!
    Good Luck to your and your family.....we all look forward to seeing your family, all sitting on their Fatties....out on the trial!

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    just wondering if any one tried a 100 mm on the front and a 80 on the back. i am waiting for my monster and am very worried about the 50 mm rims didnt see that till after order. want it for snow so any help would be great thanks so much

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    Gravity strikes again! JK

    Marna: I just looked at your blog. It is really neat, When we lived off grid at a radio station in SE Missouri we had solar power and propane generators. We also kept goats. We rode Mountain bikes on some sweet Ozark hills down there and some old BMX/beach cruisers a neighbor gave us. So we know what it's like to live in the woods off grid.

    I got some good news today from the Cardiologist. He told my that a recent ultrasound of my heart showed that it's function has improved 10%! All because of diet and a matte black Gravity Bullseye Monster! My weight drops steadily month by month, week by week and day by day. So anyone who has doubts I have physical proof!
    Peace OLDBEAR

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    congrats oldbear. Keep it up

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    Gravity Bullseye Monster PRO Bluto Fork FatBike

    This looks SWEET! SALE $1099.95 (List $2899)

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    Re: Gravity Bullseye Monster

    Well, bd came through with the warranty.
    This is exactly what I would have replaced it with. The 34t cog will be super useful with this much traction.
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    Hell of a jump, dawg. Even though they're baggy shorts, I'm surprised that you can fit your balls into them.

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    Bluto on a Monster? and upgrades too?

    WOW# now that bike is something to save for! when I get my taxes and va disability I can see one in gloss black coming my way! Nice components and sweet fork. Not that I need front suspension, but it will be nice to have for riding on rock gardens and tech sections in the Ozarks. Or should I get it in that electric blue? our '81 Honda Civic was that color and we will name the bike George. "And I will love him and pet him and make him my own." P$EACE the OLDBEAR

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    Dawg: Nice to see your got your parts, are you going to break it in soon?

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    Hi, I have been looking at this bike for beach riding - have an uninhabited 8 mile island nearby. Wonder how you think this bike would be on soft sand?

    Also I have a gimp leg from an injury and have to step thru the frame. Could you give me the distance from ground to lowest point on top tube?

    Thanks,

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    Depending on the size you want the 18" standover height is 29" and the 16" is 28". They don't make a "womens frame" in that style and the only wat to get that is custom or buy a beach cruiser.
    I have ridden My monster on some sand bars around here and the tires don't dig in like a 26 x 2.5 does. A bike with say 4" to 5" tires will carry you across or into sand buy the dig rate isn't deep enough to slow you down.The Monster comes stock with 4" tires and I weigh 259. My bike perform in sand and loose gravel excellently.
    On that line you might be able to squeeze into one of the Mango bikes a pair of 4" tires. that way it will ride easier over the path you choose. It all depends on your weight and riding style.
    In fact the BD folks stock a few mo0dels of fat bike beach cruisers with 3.5 Veerubber speedster tires that would most likely work for your beach rides.If you are interested in also riding off road on some sweet single track get a Gravity Bullseye Monster. .

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    Re: Gravity Bullseye Monster

    While I was waiting for parts I thought I would test out the versatility of the narrow(er) rims, and I must say I like it.

    These are some old 2.5s I had kicking around. The pictures don't really do any justice, but the wide rims give them a whole lot of volume and a nice square profile.
    Rides pretty nice. More like a burly skinny bike than a fat, but boy is it quick and responsive.
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    Thanks for the info. - I would step over as close to the nose of the saddle as possible since that is the lowest point- looks like that would be a couple of inches lower,

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    I'm really considering the single speed version. This is a a second bike for me, a beater, I realize I might be punishing myself but I really dont want to fall into an upgrade trap. Not that the bike requires it but that I will be super tempted to. I could see it being a good training tool to have a ss and the fat tires will help put a smile on my face while my legs are burning. I realize it will probably be a pain in the butt in the snow with ss but the more i think about it the more I realize I'm not going to be doing climbing in the snow. I'm in SJ, snow is hit or miss here. If it snows I might hit up a local flatish trail or ride it around town for fun. I'm not commuting or trying to climb ski trails or anything

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    Ive also convinced myself that the narrower rims are good for ss too as they are a little lighter. Id probably put some 3.7s on it.

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    My silver Bullseye Moster shipped and is to arrive Tue. Oh yeah.

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    Pasquale: Congrats! Be sure to post pics of it. I have decided to save for a Monster with a bluto and give my matte black one to my son.

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    Thanks! I will post pics.
    I almost changed the order to a Bluto one, but decided to stay with this. I can always get one with Bluto later and use this one for guests.

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    you're welcome. I will probably also use the regular Monster for anyone who comes to visit. Thanks for thge Idea. I can raise or lower the saddle to accomodate people from 5'9" to 6'0'". I will probably order mine in April. It will be the gloss black one. I like black bikes my last four were black except for the dolo.
    I have encounter on little snag with my front wheel, it loosened up am was shifting back and forth when I braked. I readjusted the cones and iot seems to solved the problem. and after 550 miles that'sthe only little problem I have had.
    I am getting new tires in December for a Christmas present . I am going to get 45north huskerdu's.. they seem to be a godn choice for my winter riding. Until the next time Keep the rubber siode down! FRED

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    Good report on the Monster! Sounds like it holds up well.

    I just looked up that tire since you mentioned it and it does look like a good tread design. Probably good for all year too.

    I like Silver, White or Black. So I prob will go gloss black too...once I sell my motorcycle. That may not be until the weather warms up again.

    Thanks again Fred

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    Quote Originally Posted by stumpy69 View Post
    just wondering if any one tried a 100 mm on the front and a 80 on the back. i am waiting for my monster and am very worried about the 50 mm rims didnt see that till after order. want it for snow so any help would be great thanks so much
    Somebody early in the thread mentioned that they did 80mm, but haven't heard on the 100mm front.

    For what it's worth, I just finally ordered a new wheelset with 80mm rims for myself. It's hard to beat $140 on Amazon. Check them out! Should be about on par with the quality of the stock hubs/rims but with extra width. I started kicking myself in the ass once we got snow on the ground for not having gone for wider rims in the first place. I'll report back later this week on how the new wheels fit, and Stumpy, I'll be sure to get you some numbers on the front fork clearance with 4" tires and the 80mm.

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    What was the issue? Not enough float with the narrower rims? What tires are you using?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hankscorpio View Post
    What was the issue? Not enough float with the narrower rims? What tires are you using?
    Yeah, primarily float. My daily commute is about 4 miles of cross-country ski trail, so I definitely started to notice that I wasn't getting as much float as some others, especially once I rode with my buddy on his carbon 907 @ 100mm. I've also been having problems with tire seating - no matter how many times I reset them on the narrower rims the wheel rolled as if the rim wasn't true.

    As far as tires go, I've got a 120tpi Nate in back and 120tpi Bontrager Hodag in front. Hoping that the Weinmann's will work for a tubeless setup also.

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    so you had problems with the 3.8's seating? that is concerning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hankscorpio View Post
    so you had problems with the 3.8's seating? that is concerning.
    It was definitely more noticeable on the Missions, but who knows. Might even just be user error - wouldn't be the first time I managed to butcher an otherwise simple task . Got any tips for getting tires to seat nicely?

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    Ha, sorrry, no not really. I claim to be an expert at nothing. I have put a tire on with noticeable kick before but I just took it off an did it again. I couldn't tell you what causes it or how to fix it.

    I'm really on the edge with this bike. Its not really about this bike vs another fat bike though. Its more like spend $400 bucks on this as a fun 2nd bike that can be used for a few different things and ride some easier local trails or keep the $400 bucks for w/e else

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    Got My Silver Monster.

    Anyone Else Like the look of Silver like I do?

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    And where I will take her...
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    What does everyone think of taking a Monster, putting 80mm wheels on, new stem, new bars, and a new saddle? Better option than just buying a Moto FB4 Comp?

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    BTW - this is a size 16in. I'm 5'8.5", My inseam measures 31.5". The standover height on this if you measure where you actually stand over it, in front of the seat, is 29". I could have possibly gone with 14" too for more clearance, but am happy with the 16".
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    Quote Originally Posted by rocklax View Post
    What does everyone think of taking a Monster, putting 80mm wheels on, new stem, new bars, and a new saddle? Better option than just buying a Moto FB4 Comp?
    not really/maybe? Take stem, bars, and saddle out of the equation. because those are really just fit things that you are likely to change on any bike. The question is going to be how much are you spending on the 80mm rims? the fb4 you are also getting 9 speed components, shimano over sram (which is a preference) and better brakes. They may not be the best brakes but the novella's suck.

    Long story short if you were to upgrade the gravity to the fb4 specs it would be more expensive then just buying the fb4. If you are happy with the gravity specced the way it is and you can get 80mm wheels for less than 200 then sure, do it.

    Also keep in mind the fb4 is offset

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    Silver is looking sharp, especially with the red rim cut outs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by porkloin View Post
    Got any tips for getting tires to seat nicely?
    I lay the wheel on its side and pump it up just enough for the tire to hold its shape, then i spin it and watch the bead to see where the low/high spots are on either side. if the tire pressure is low enough, you can push/pull on the sidewall and slide the bead so that it is even all the way around. then when you air it up, the beads pop in evenly. it's tedious and takes some practice, but it works.
    you could also try lubing up the beads with soapy water and airing them up to around 30 psi, just make sure there aren't any outstanding high spots before airing up or the bead might jump off the rim. ive never had that happen on a fat bike, but even with low volume tires, its loud enough to make your ears ring (and possibly merit a new set set of underpants)
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    That's a good point. Something I do that I didn't think about when you asked that question is when I put a new tire on (tubed) I seat it and air it up much higher than i would ride it. Like 40 psi. Than I spin it slowly to check it, then I put all my weight on it and rotate it a few inches at a time and keep putting weight on it to make sure its not going to pinch flat while riding

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    just go mine and have to say i am impressed, self-steer is bad till u get on the dirt than it is great. Anyone thinking about drilling the holes bigger with a step drill?

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    Does the self steer get better on pavement if you increase the psi?

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    yes it does get better but if you drop it down you sure can tell lol

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    Bullseye Monster Gear and tuning question.

    Have two questions:

    1) My bike has a two gear chainwheel, yet the front shifter is a three gear - is this normal or was I sent the wrong shifter?

    2) My chain keeps jumping 2 to 3 times when shifting down from 4th to 3rd. I tried adjusting the "H" when in 1st to make it slightly out board and another time where it is directly inline with gear. It still jumps - meaning that it doesnt go to another gear comopletly but just starts to then comes back to 3rd. It only does this under stress when riding it, not when on work stand. All other shifting is great. Any suggestions on how to tune it to eliminate this?

    Crankset: LASCO 22/32T 175MM ALLOY
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    Shifters: SRAM X4 TRIGGER

    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by stumpy69 View Post
    just wondering if any one tried a 100 mm on the front and a 80 on the back. i am waiting for my monster and am very worried about the 50 mm rims didnt see that till after order. want it for snow so any help would be great thanks so much

    Stumpy, got my 80mm rims in yesterday and snapped a couple photos. The increase in surface area from the 3.8"/4.0" tires was pretty astounding. The tires look and feel quite a bit beefier on the wider rims. Took it out on the trails today into some deep snow and felt a little bit more floaty.

    As far as the 100mm/80mm combo goes, I think it's possible. Here's my front fork with a Bontrager Hodag and an 80mm rim:
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    As you can see, there's still quite a bit of clearance there, so I don't doubt that you would be able to bump up to a 100mm. Alternatively, you might be able to run a 4.5/4.8 tire on a 80mm rim.

    In the rear, however, it's a totally different story. As akacoke said way earlier in the thread, 80mm with a 3.8 is just about the maximum for the rear. With mine I get chain rub on the tire in the double granny (lowest rear and lowest front), as you can see in this picture:

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    I don't mind too much, since the next gear on the rear clears just fine, and I haven't ever used the double granny on this bike since I bought it. Your mileage might vary with other tires though, since the Nate has some pretty burly side knobs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pasquale View Post
    Have two questions:

    1) My bike has a two gear chainwheel, yet the front shifter is a three gear - is this normal or was I sent the wrong shifter?

    2) My chain keeps jumping 2 to 3 times when shifting down from 4th to 3rd. I tried adjusting the "H" when in 1st to make it slightly out board and another time where it is directly inline with gear. It still jumps - meaning that it doesnt go to another gear comopletly but just starts to then comes back to 3rd. It only does this under stress when riding it, not when on work stand. All other shifting is great. Any suggestions on how to tune it to eliminate this?

    Crankset: LASCO 22/32T 175MM ALLOY
    Rear Derailleur: SRAM RD-X4-A1
    Shifters: SRAM X4 TRIGGER

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    1) My front shifter is the same - I assume everyone got a 3-gear click shifter despite only having two front rings.

    2) Is your rear derailleur cable too tight? Also, you won't want to adjust the H or L screws for indexing. Those only limit the horizontal movement of the derailleur (to prevent over or undershifting past the gears themselves) Instead, set your cable tension at a reasonable tightness (probably less tight than you'll want to) then use the barrel adjuster on the handlebars to set the indexing. You're spot on as far as the check goes, just make sure it looks straight in line with the gears. Sheldon Brown's article on derailleur adjustment is pretty good, so I'd check that out.

    Derailer Adjustment

    Edit: Oh yeah, and make sure your derailleur hanger is tight - mine was loose when it came. That'd definitely result in some autoshifting behavior. And if you get stumped, take it to your LBS!

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    Quote Originally Posted by porkloin View Post
    1) My front shifter is the same - I assume everyone got a 3-gear click shifter despite only having two front rings.

    2) Is your rear derailleur cable too tight? Also, you won't want to adjust the H or L screws for indexing. Those only limit the horizontal movement of the derailleur (to prevent over or undershifting past the gears themselves) Instead, set your cable tension at a reasonable tightness (probably less tight than you'll want to) then use the barrel adjuster on the handlebars to set the indexing. You're spot on as far as the check goes, just make sure it looks straight in line with the gears. Sheldon Brown's article on derailleur adjustment is pretty good, so I'd check that out.

    Derailer Adjustment

    Edit: Oh yeah, and make sure your derailleur hanger is tight - mine was loose when it came. That'd definitely result in some autoshifting behavior. And if you get stumped, take it to your LBS!
    Thanks so much! I will give those things a try tomorrow and for now read that article.

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    Thanks pork loin how do u like the new rims let us know how they hold up

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    my future love of my life

    check it out just saw the new Gravity Quigley FS FatBikes full suspension
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    Re: Gravity Bullseye Monster

    Quote Originally Posted by spicinit View Post
    check it out just saw the new Gravity Quigley FS FatBikes full suspension
    Yes, we know. If you want you can start a new thread about it, I know I am personally very interested, but let's keep this thread about the monster so that it doesn't end up like the massive bikes direct thread.
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    dirtdawg,

    Thanks for starting this thread and for the ongoing review of the Gravity Bullseye Monster. I was on the fence about getting this bike, but after reading your in-depth reviews and viewing all the awesome pictures, I ended up pulling the trigger and ordered one in silver last night.

    Bikes Direct have already shipped and emailed me with a tracking number. Can't wait to get the bike and start riding.

    Currently riding a Salsa Fargo but we're expecting snow pretty soon here in Minnesota. The Fargo will not do.

    I will upload some pics once I have the bike assembled and ready.

    Thanks again! Excellent thread! Ride Safe!

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    Gravity Bullseye Monster-fat-trail.jpgHey Tuareg - You'll like this bike and the silver looks great. Here is mine on trail...

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ID:	937325Hey Tuareg - You'll like this bike and the silver looks great. Here is mine on trail...
    Hi Pasquale! Yes, I saw pics of your silver monster on this post, and that is exactly why I went with the silver! Sweet looking bike!

    Hoping I don't have to wait too long for mine to come in. I already got a tracking number from BD, but status shows ready for UPS.

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    Should be quick - be sure to have someone sign for it since signature is required. I think I got mine in only 3 business days from when it shipped. I live in IL and it came from TX.

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    Did you paint the rims or are they upgrades?

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    Yeah I drilled them out bigger painted white and added orange duct tape I really like the white. I did find a set of the same rims already painted white with 3 in tires at bike island after I went through all the trouble. Go figure

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pasquale View Post
    Should be quick - be sure to have someone sign for it since signature is required. I think I got mine in only 3 business days from when it shipped. I live in IL and it came from TX.
    Got it! Checked on the status again and it is scheduled to be delivered upcoming Wednesday! I'll plan to work from home that day!

    We are expecting snow this Sunday.....perfect timing!

    I suppose I should switch out those Mission tires as they don't offer much of traction in the snow. Looking at either 45NRTH Husker Du or Panaracer Fat B Nimble. Any suggestions???

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    Greeting one and all! I got my Huskerdu's and had a neighbor who was a bike shop employee before coming
    g here for college mount them. I got to ride them for one day and they ride wonderful. (just can't wait for some snow). Recently I had a stroke and am now sidelined for six weeks doing the therapy thing. I lost some use on the left side, however they expect a full recovery. At the therapy clinic, I am riding a stationary bike. I do bring my own saddle and get strange looks form the thrapists and other patients. LOL So, everyone keep riding and I will keep on posting here and my other thread "Fatbiking and Health". Peace

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldbear52 View Post


    Greeting one and all! I got my Huskerdu's and had a neighbor who was a bike shop employee before coming
    g here for college mount them. I got to ride them for one day and they ride wonderful. (just can't wait for some snow). Recently I had a stroke and am now sidelined for six weeks doing the therapy thing. I lost some use on the left side, however they expect a full recovery. At the therapy clinic, I am riding a stationary bike. I do bring my own saddle and get strange looks form the thrapists and other patients. LOL So, everyone keep riding and I will keep on posting here and my other thread "Fatbiking and Health". Peace
    Hey OB good luck with the rehab, keep ridin' bro.

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    i got mine about two months ago used from a guy in town and it is so much fun to ride. i have had had all different types but this is fun to ride every where street and trail
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    Quote Originally Posted by oldbear52 View Post


    Greeting one and all! I got my Huskerdu's and had a neighbor who was a bike shop employee before coming
    g here for college mount them. I got to ride them for one day and they ride wonderful. (just can't wait for some snow). Recently I had a stroke and am now sidelined for six weeks doing the therapy thing. I lost some use on the left side, however they expect a full recovery. At the therapy clinic, I am riding a stationary bike. I do bring my own saddle and get strange looks form the thrapists and other patients. LOL So, everyone keep riding and I will keep on posting here and my other thread "Fatbiking and Health". Peace
    Hi Oldbear,
    Sorry to hear about your stroke. Hope you have a full and speedy recovery and are able to get back on your fat bike. I took a 6 month hiatus from riding due to back surgery and am just getting back into biking. More painful to not be able to ride than the surgery and recovery itself!

    Definitely leaning towards the Husker Du's. Better suited for Minnesota winters!

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    Quick question guys; how sturdy is the crankset and bottom bracket on this bike? I'm not necessarily a heavy rider but very aggressive and tend to stand quite a bit. Worried the crankset and bb may not be able to handle what I dish out....

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    Quote Originally Posted by stormscrambler View Post
    i got mine about two months ago used from a guy in town and it is so much fun to ride. i have had had all different types but this is fun to ride every where street and trail
    Sweet! More positive reviews from Bullseye riders! Seems I have made an excellent choice.

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    It is a charger spoon saddle from bike wagon it was $20 and I love it and its a 69 Cutlass

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    Quote Originally Posted by stumpy69 View Post
    It is a charger spoon saddle from bike wagon it was $20 and I love it and its a 69 Cutlass
    Great reviews on the Charge spoon. Very nice Cutlass!

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    Today was a good day, no an excellent day! I went to the hospital for rehab and worked out for an hour and then asked if I could ride the stationary bike for thirty minutes. the therapist set up the machine to replicate a road ride with moderate hills and I rode without a hitch. They said I was improving rapidly and should be back out on my bike in FOUR WEEKS. y heartrate, blood pressure, and Oxygen stay in the allowable range. I told the therapist that I owe it to fat biking on a regular basis and she agreed. They have internet at the clinic and I showed them what a fat bike looks like by going to the Bikesdirect website. One of the male therapists said he might get one. score another one for fat bikes! Above all else I owe a big debt of gratitude to fat biking in my ability to recover quickly. kepp on cycling Fred

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    tuareg: I weigh 248 and the cranks and bb holdup pretty well, and thanks for the encouragement. OLdbear aka Fred

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    the biggest complaint i have though is the brakes, i don't know if i am not used to manual disks or what but they are so weak, they have gotten better with some adjustments, i am at the point of getting new ones, any suggestions

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    I have to brag on bikesdirect.com and my FATTY BIKE, as well as ACME Bicycle Shop here in Rapid City, SD.

    I had a problem with my cassette, bikesdirect said to take it to a Bike Shop....my husband has worked on and built bikes in the past, also vehicles, changed motors and 4 W Drive in our truck...he is not an average bike owner who would not know how to fix them. Anyway, he could not fix the bike gear problem. Saturday we took my bike to the ACME Bike Shop in Rapid City, SD. They not only worked on it, but did it right away. Off we went to the Bike Path.

    Nope. Still had the problem. So we took it back. Again, they looked at it right away.

    To their surprise and to our surprise, we needed a new cassette for the back gears. They put one on and away I went (I LOVE THAT BIKE!)

    Deron contacted bikesdirect.com and they refunded the full amount for the parts and labor. We are quite thrilled!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marna_Kazmaier View Post
    I have to brag on bikesdirect.com and my FATTY BIKE, as well as ACME Bicycle Shop here in Rapid City, SD.

    I had a problem with my cassette, bikesdirect said to take it to a Bike Shop....my husband has worked on and built bikes in the past, also vehicles, changed motors and 4 W Drive in our truck...he is not an average bike owner who would not know how to fix them. Anyway, he could not fix the bike gear problem. Saturday we took my bike to the ACME Bike Shop in Rapid City, SD. They not only worked on it, but did it right away. Off we went to the Bike Path.

    Nope. Still had the problem. So we took it back. Again, they looked at it right away.

    To their surprise and to our surprise, we needed a new cassette for the back gears. They put one on and away I went (I LOVE THAT BIKE!)

    Deron contacted bikesdirect.com and they refunded the full amount for the parts and labor. We are quite thrilled!
    Thanks for sharing Marna - Can you describe the problem you had because I'm having chain skipping problems on mine in gears 6-7-8 when under moderate or greater load, like climbing a slope.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldbear52 View Post
    tuareg: I weigh 248 and the cranks and bb holdup pretty well, and thanks for the encouragement. OLdbear aka Fred
    Excellet! I will not worry about those parts and switch them out when they wear out.

    Glad you are recovering FAST Fred! Awesome news!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pasquale View Post
    Thanks for sharing Marna - Can you describe the problem you had because I'm having chain skipping problems on mine in gears 6-7-8 when under moderate or greater load, like climbing a slope.
    My bike was "slipping" when in several gears, worse in the third from the bottom. It did most of them, right out of the box. The bike shop found that the cassette (gears) were not correctly shaped. They changed it out in a short time and the bike rides great now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stormscrambler View Post
    the biggest complaint i have though is the brakes, i don't know if i am not used to manual disks or what but they are so weak, they have gotten better with some adjustments, i am at the point of getting new ones, any suggestions
    I'm not necessarily a fan of disc brakes in general. I have Avid BB7 disc brakes on my Salsa Fargo and I have yet to get them tuned to where they perform well. They are very weak as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marna_Kazmaier View Post
    My bike was "slipping" when in several gears, worse in the third from the bottom. It did most of them, right out of the box. The bike shop found that the cassette (gears) were not correctly shaped. They changed it out in a short time and the bike rides great now.
    "Slipping" is what I meant to say. That's exactly what I have and it was also worse at that same gear, 3rd from bottom. I wish these came with Shimano gears in back - I'd pay the extra $15- $20.

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    Marna, Can you tell me what the bill came to for parts and what the labor cost? I'll be going to my LBS to see if they come to the same conclusion and also compare what they charge. BD asked me to go to the LBS to have them check it out.

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pasquale View Post
    Marna, Can you tell me what the bill came to for parts and what the labor cost? I'll be going to my LBS to see if they come to the same conclusion and also compare what they charge. BD asked me to go to the LBS to have them check it out.

    Thanks
    I do not have it in front of me, and Deron took care of it all. But it was about/approx, with both, $70. We were expecting a higher bill for sure just walking into the bike shop with a bike not bought from them. But they were more than fair on the price and took care of us right away! If you go and take your bike, get a written (wht they did) receipt.

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    I have to say, when Deron, my husband, is ready for another bike, or FATTY, we will surely buy from BD again. We are very pleased. I LOVE that Big Green FATTY Monster! LOVE IT!

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    Marna, Thanks for the info. Just wanted an idea what to expect. I too love BD. I just bought another bike, a Fantom 29er LTD for my son. Putting it together tomorrow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pasquale View Post
    Marna, Thanks for the info. Just wanted an idea what to expect. I too love BD. I just bought another bike, a Fantom 29er LTD for my son. Putting it together tomorrow.
    I understand. When DB told us to take to to a LBS I was afraid it would cost us another couple hundred dollars. I am so glad they refunded us too. Fair, but still I was surprised.

    Be sure and contact them first. Let them tell you to take it to a LBS. I don't know if it matters or not, but why take the chance.

    Good Luck. I hope you get fixed up as well as I did.

    And funny....I have been looking (on line) at the 29"ers. But I think I will probably stay with this FATTY for a while anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marna_Kazmaier View Post
    I understand. When DB told us to take to to a LBS I was afraid it would cost us another couple hundred dollars. I am so glad they refunded us too. Fair, but still I was surprised.

    Be sure and contact them first. Let them tell you to take it to a LBS. I don't know if it matters or not, but why take the chance.

    Good Luck. I hope you get fixed up as well as I did.

    And funny....I have been looking (on line) at the 29"ers. But I think I will probably stay with this FATTY for a while anyway.
    Well, just got my silver Monster in today and unfortunately it has issues right out of the box. The front fork is bent inwards to where I cannot slip the wheel in and tighten it. The rear derailleur is bent into the spokes and the rear derailleur hanger is obviously bent as well. Funny, the box that it came packaged in does not show any signs of impact or wear, so something happened during the actual packaging of the bike.

    Time to contact BD and see how fast they will respond and what bike shop they will suggest taking the bike to for the necessary repairs. Bummed! I was hoping to get the bike assembled tonight and take it for a spin tomorrow. Not going to happen anytime soon! Gravity Bullseye Monster-img_6126.jpgGravity Bullseye Monster-img_6127.jpg
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    Tuareg: I really fell for you Bro. I was lucky with mine. I have a problem with my casette too. maybe I will call BD and see if they will replace it. It doesn't bother me as much as it used too, but, I am going to call.

    On the stroke front the Doctor said that I can ride the week of Christmas. I am so happy. Today they took my cane away and my left side is getti8ng stronger. I don't walk with a limp.

    Marna: How much snow do you have? I hope that your husband gets a fatty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fat beastard View Post
    I have had my monster for about 3 months now and have put about 500 miles on it. I love this thing.

    I am six one with a 32 inseam, bought the 20, wish I had bought the 18. I have been riding alot of rocks at the beach and the 20 feels big. The 18 probably would have been a betyer choice.

    when I recieved the bike the front fork was bent, tweaked during shipping. BD customer service was awesome and took care of it immediately. I replaced the cassette and chain at 400 miles, it was skipping bad and was shot, (salt water fun, but not good for bikes). I too swapped the bars and stem and put on a set of rock bros flats.

    I have a set of 80s on the way and will post pics when they arrive. Like others I replace as it breaks, or as I get bored. Good news is that most of the changes are from boredom, this is a well built bike for the cash. I am so glad I bought this bike and not the dolo. Love the beast for playing, love to ride yhe monster.
    Hi,

    Could you please explain how BD helped with the issue of the front fork being bent? My front fork is bent as well. My LBS does not want to work on the fork for liability reasons and recommend replacing the fork. Thanks.

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    Hi Fred! Fantastic news! Glad to hear you're making a speedy recovery and will be riding soon!

    Yes, frustrating experience, however, BD have been very responsive so far! Excellent customer service I must say. They have offered advice on how to fix the bent fork and even refund to apply towards the service at my LBS. They have also shipped out a replacement derailleur hanger. Couldn't be more happy with their service! Just working on figuring out how to get the bike rideable so that I can get out there and start riding!

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    the biggest complaint i have though is the brakes, i don't know if i am not used to manual disks or what but they are so weak, they have gotten better with some adjustments, i am at the point of getting new ones, any suggestions
    If you read the beginning of the thread, I had a similar opinion when my bike came in. It took about 50 miles for the brakes bed in, but they steadily got stronger and felt better. Now at 1000 miles they are still going strong and feeling good. I will upgrade to bb7's when it's time, but the pads aren't even showing any wear yet.
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    Hell of a jump, dawg. Even though they're baggy shorts, I'm surprised that you can fit your balls into them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tuareg View Post
    Well, just got my silver Monster in today and unfortunately it has issues right out of the box. The front fork is bent inwards to where I cannot slip the wheel in and tighten it. The rear derailleur is bent into the spokes and the rear derailleur hanger is obviously bent as well. Funny, the box that it came packaged in does not show any signs of impact or wear, so something happened during the actual packaging of the bike.

    Time to contact BD and see how fast they will respond and what bike shop they will suggest taking the bike to for the necessary repairs. Bummed! I was hoping to get the bike assembled tonight and take it for a spin tomorrow. Not going to happen anytime soon! Click image for larger version. 

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    That hanger could be salvaged with a straightening tool, but that fork looks bad! I would be very surprised if bd doesn't send you a new fork and a spare hanger no questions asked when they see those pictures.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtdawg21892 View Post
    That hanger could be salvaged with a straightening tool, but that fork looks bad! I would be very surprised if bd doesn't send you a new fork and a spare hanger no questions asked when they see those pictures.
    Hi dirtdawg,

    I suppose the hanger can be salvaged, except I don't have the straightening tool. I did email the pics to BD and they suggested carefully pulling at the fork legs to straighten them out. I did that and was able to slip the wheel through but it doesn't look right at all. The disc brake will not seat properly in the disc housing and the wheel is way off center. The fork legs look straight enough now but the stem appears off kilter. I don't think I want to play around with or trust this fork any longer.

    Gravity Bullseye Monster-img_6135.jpg

    In addition, after removing the protective packaging from around the derailleur and turning the bike upside down, found the cage of the derailleur to be badly warped.

    Gravity Bullseye Monster-img_6145.jpg

    I have emailed BD with these details and curious to find out what they have to say. They've been very reasonable to deal with so far. I'm getting a little frustrated though.

    By the way, I previously owned a Surly Pugsley Necromancer. I'm itching to find out how the Bullseye compares to that!
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    Tuareg: Did you get a response from Bikesdirect? I hope they send a replacement for that bent fork. It looks horrible. By the way are those rack bosses on the fork? must be something new for 2015. Has anybody else got those bosses on their bikes?

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    Tuareg: Did you get a response from Bikesdirect? I hope they send a replacement for that bent fork. It looks horrible. By the way are those rack bosses on the fork? must be something new for 2015. Has anybody else got those bosses on their bikes?
    I was looking at that too, but have been an addition for Rev 2. I don't miss them, but it would have been nice.
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    Yeah I drilled them out bigger painted white and added orange duct tape I really like the white. I did find a set of the same rims already painted white with 3 in tires at bike island after I went through all the trouble. Go figure
    What size did you drill the holes too? Any concern over the strength after doing that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marna_Kazmaier View Post
    I understand. When DB told us to take to to a LBS I was afraid it would cost us another couple hundred dollars. I am so glad they refunded us too. Fair, but still I was surprised.

    Be sure and contact them first. Let them tell you to take it to a LBS. I don't know if it matters or not, but why take the chance.

    Good Luck. I hope you get fixed up as well as I did.

    And funny....I have been looking (on line) at the 29"ers. But I think I will probably stay with this FATTY for a while anyway.
    I brought my Bike in to the LBS and he adjusted it but it still slipped really bad. He then replaced the rear cassaette with a Shimano CS-HG41-8 and the slipping was instantly gone...so nice, I love this bike. I sent BD this info and a scan of the receipt. Mine also came to $70 total. Thanks again Marna!

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    I only went 1\4 in bigger so no concerns

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    Quote Originally Posted by tuareg View Post
    Hi dirtdawg,

    I suppose the hanger can be salvaged, except I don't have the straightening tool. I did email the pics to BD and they suggested carefully pulling at the fork legs to straighten them out. I did that and was able to slip the wheel through but it doesn't look right at all. The disc brake will not seat properly in the disc housing and the wheel is way off center. The fork legs look straight enough now but the stem appears off kilter. I don't think I want to play around with or trust this fork any longer.

    In addition, after removing the protective packaging from around the derailleur and turning the bike upside down, found the cage of the derailleur to be badly warped.


    I have emailed BD with these details and curious to find out what they have to say. They've been very reasonable to deal with so far. I'm getting a little frustrated though.

    By the way, I previously owned a Surly Pugsley Necromancer. I'm itching to find out how the Bullseye compares to that!
    Dealt with same issue with BD. Derailleur bent into spokes and my fork was bent badly enough that the paint actually stress cracked. The fork measured only 4" when measured at the dropouts (should 5.5-6"). The derailleur hanger took the brunt so that was replaced.

    As far as the fork goes they also suggested multiple times that I just bend it back. They seemed to think I should just put my foot on it and yank it back into place. Said it was "simple" several times but I declined. I felt nothing would ever line up right and either way the paint was damaged. Seeing your situation now leads me think I as right.

    I suggest you hold out for a new fork, you paid what they asked for a bike in new condition. It took a bit of back and forth but BD appears to be coming through with a new fork. They were fairly responsive (even if they were a bit condescending) so I still give the service a good grade but a lot of bikes seem to be coming thru with bent derailleurs and forks.

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    Hi Fred. Yes, BD came through after seeing the pictures. They have already shipped out a new fork which I should be receiving on Monday. I will ship back the damaged fork to them. Those are indeed rack braze-ons on the fork.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtdawg21892 View Post
    I was looking at that too, but have been an addition for Rev 2. I don't miss them, but it would have been nice.
    I looked through other Monster images on this thread, and so far only the silver Monsters have the front fork braze-ons. See images of member Pasquale's silver Monster.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hardtale View Post
    Dealt with same issue with BD. Derailleur bent into spokes and my fork was bent badly enough that the paint actually stress cracked. The fork measured only 4" when measured at the dropouts (should 5.5-6"). The derailleur hanger took the brunt so that was replaced.

    As far as the fork goes they also suggested multiple times that I just bend it back. They seemed to think I should just put my foot on it and yank it back into place. Said it was "simple" several times but I declined. I felt nothing would ever line up right and either way the paint was damaged. Seeing your situation now leads me think I as right.

    I suggest you hold out for a new fork, you paid what they asked for a bike in new condition. It took a bit of back and forth but BD appears to be coming through with a new fork. They were fairly responsive (even if they were a bit condescending) so I still give the service a good grade but a lot of bikes seem to be coming thru with bent derailleurs and forks.
    Hi Hardtale,

    Yes, I was told exactly the same, and I did go through with the procedure to straighten the fork legs the best I could. You were right in suspecting that things would not line up properly. They certainly did not for me.

    A couple of email messages back and forth with BD and they shipped out a replacement fork to me. I'm so far impressed with their service and handling of the situation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pasquale View Post
    I brought my Bike in to the LBS and he adjusted it but it still slipped really bad. He then replaced the rear cassaette with a Shimano CS-HG41-8 and the slipping was instantly gone...so nice, I love this bike. I sent BD this info and a scan of the receipt. Mine also came to $70 total. Thanks again Marna!
    Pasquale,
    Thanks for posting the part number to the Shimano cassette! Makes it easy to locate the part online. Since I'm going to be replacing my bent derailleur hanger, I will replace the cassette as well so as to avoid the gear slipping issue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tuareg View Post
    A couple of email messages back and forth with BD and they shipped out a replacement fork to me. I'm so far impressed with their service and handling of the situation.
    I don't know how many people hey have answering service emails but seems they are working from a playbook. Good your getting a new one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hardtale View Post
    I don't know how many people hey have answering service emails but seems they are working from a playbook. Good your getting a new one.
    I agree. Having a customer service phone number would have made things a bit easier. Looking forward to putting the bike together!

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    Tuareg;
    congrats on having great success. looking forward to reading your riding experiences!

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    Tuareg;
    congrats on having great success. looking forward to reading your riding experiences!
    Thanks Fred!

    It has gotten a little crisp here in Minnesota. We already have snow on the ground and looking at below freezing temps. The Monster is going to be my daily winter work commuter. A little nervous about the stock Vee Mission tires. Most reviews seem to indicate that they are pretty much worthless in winters, but willing to at least try them out before ordering the Husker Du's.

    Will update the thread with ride details and pics once I'm up and running.

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    REFUND RECEIVED: Just received a refund from BD for the rear cassette and labor. Customer service has been amazing. This sort of response from a mail order business is crucial. We can't try the bikes out before buying them and items may get damaged in shipping, but knowing that BD customer service is there to make it right takes away any hesitation to order from them.

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    Had same rear cassete problem you could see that the teeth are not all the same shape emailed BD they are shipping a new one, WOW that is service.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stumpy69 View Post
    Had same rear cassete problem you could see that the teeth are not all the same shape emailed BD they are shipping a new one, WOW that is service.
    I agree completely! Fantastic customer service! Very satisfied with my purchase from BD and will not hesitate giving them future business. I received my replacement derailleur hanger on Friday and replacement fork on Monday. Put the bike together Tuesday and rode it into work today. Absolutely love it! Pics coming later this evening.

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    Tektro Novela's aren't the best brakes. I started out with those on my SS 29er and they weren't properly bedded...things screeched like crazy. Could hear me coming from a mile away. Switched over to Shimano Deores and all was better.

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    Send the whole thing back, the fork bend out job at a local bike shop is 30-$50 and the derailer hanger is at least $30. They'll try to flake you with a $40 credit. Get a return bike in better shape or get ready to get hosed.$$$$
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