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    Mongoose Beast review etc.... Walmart Fatty!


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    Nice write up. How is the gearing as is? Pretty typical for cruiser or slightly higher for climbing?

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    the gearing is steep- I could re-gear a bit easier or leave it. I ride 2:1 or harder ratio on a 29er even for hilly trails for a frame of reference.

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    ...pretty sure those are the same tires TommiSea sells...sans skulls...
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    Nice man, Can you post the pictures on here. So awesome!

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    my pictures are too large and I edited/posted from home on my way out the door to work. Feel free to resize them and post them so long as you put some disclaimer that they are mine.

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    Thanks for the write up, looks solid enough for me.

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    What's the width on the rear hub? Is it 135 or 170mm?

    Nevermind, I should have read closer. I see that it's 170mm. Too bad. If it was 135mm, I was thinking this could be converted to a geared townie with a nexxus hub

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    Looks even better then I thought it would.

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    just use the 3speed hub from sturmey archer... ist the same gearing to the nexus 3 speed... set the fist gear for climbs and the rest will fit pretty fine...

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    damn jealous.. way fatter than my pugs.. i'll trade you

    btw the saddle makes a huge difference.. just appearance wise, the bike looks way better without that cruiser saddle

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    Naysayers should now weigh-in, and tell you how B.A.D. your choice is.

    Thanks for the write-up, 2silent !!

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    Are you sure that frame is aluminum? Looks steely to me, and the wally description says so too.

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    the weld realy so look more like steel welds than aluminium welds...

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    Quote Originally Posted by bikeabuser View Post
    Naysayers should now weigh-in, and tell you how B.A.D. your choice is.
    Nay! Nay, say I!
    How is this any better than the $129 "mountain bikes" that they sell at Walmart?
    I wouldn't trust riding it off a 5" curb.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SmooveP View Post
    Nay! Nay, say I!
    How is this any better than the $129 "mountain bikes" that they sell at Walmart?
    I wouldn't trust riding it off a 5" curb.
    +1!

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    How sealed is the rear hub? I've never seen a nicely sealed SS coaster brake hub. Have fun rebuilding it every few months.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tibor View Post
    just use the 3speed hub from sturmey archer... ist the same gearing to the nexus 3 speed... set the fist gear for climbs and the rest will fit pretty fine...
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    Widening a alfine 35 mm is easy from what I uderstand, and it is a steel frame so cold setting it in a bit wouldn't be a problem either. Next paycheck I'm gonna own one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thumpy69 View Post
    Widening a alfine 35 mm is easy from what I uderstand
    You mean 135? And you want to widen an Alfine to 170?

    I haven't heard of that being done - I don't know why it would be easy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thumpy69 View Post
    The 185mm spec is the total axel length, not enough protrusion to use axel nuts with a 170mm (inside) width frame. The Hub OLD measurment on these is 132mm (to work with either 130 or 135mm with only minimal frame spreading).

    Cold-setting the w-goose steel rear down to 135mm would likely mess up the chainline unless you did it asymetrically, in which case the spoke dishing would be very un-even unless you also re-drilled new asymetric spoke holes in the rim to compensate.

    I dont know about widening an alfine, but widening a S-A hub requres buying a new and relativly expensive axle.

    Seems like using a IGH designed for 170mm OLD would be much better way to start-off.

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    There is a 170mm OLD Sturmey-Archer but it's a 3 speed.

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    (I haven't used it - decided not to go ahead with 170mm OLD bikes - too many limitations and heavier and more expensive parts)
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    I got mine today and the gearing needs to be replaced. Other than that there are gonna be a lot of new fat bikers out there, it's a hit for $200.

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