fixe at walmart

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  1. camlifter

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    That bike has plenty of clearance for a motor, I would use the free hub though.
     
  3. East82

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    Awesome find! thank you ...I currently have a schwinn legacy w/ an HT. Was looking for another bike for rig number 2 and thought of going with another cruiser, adding caliper brakes. But this bike is spot on.

    .wee.
     
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    For a $100 bucks im going down to wal-mart to check it out at least.
     
  5. camlifter

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    this should be a very ez bike to mount a kit too. haven't taken the rear wheel off yet but plan to see if i can remove the fixed sprocket and adapt a 44t kit sprocket to it. no rag joint or hub adaptor that way.
     
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    I thought about getting one, but I hated the colors!
     
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    yeah, me too. but i have a set of 700 rims in black to lace up to it and will repaint the fork and bars.
     
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    seems like a cheap and easy bike to build i saw them and i like the frame size dont care for color but let me know what yall come up with on the rear sprocket
     
  9. East82

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    Went to wally mart and checked it out ...light, simple design, thin frame, 10-speed style wheels. sprockets on each side, but looks like they can be removed fairly easily. The seat is one of those hard, tiny racing seats. Put one of the ugly ducks on layaway.

    reddd
     
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    Looking forward to the build report!
     
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    Most Walmart bike seats suck! The Bell seats with gel are decent.
     
  12. camlifter

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    took the rear wheel and fixie sprocket off. the sproket has a flange nut threaded on and the sprocket is also threaded on. a kit sprockets center hole will need to be bored a little so it can fit over the flange of the fixe sprocket. the mounting holes of the kit sprocket line right up with the teeth of the fixe, so 1/4 20 bolts can be used to hold it from spining, and all can be mounted up to the hub by threading it back on the hub. looks like it will be an easy way to mount a sprocket. i'll post pics when i get it done.
     
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    heres my fixe as a supermoto and a pic of the sprocket, need to pick up some proper button head bolts for the sprocket but you get the idea.
     

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    Looking at this post and the picks you posted, looks like you'll remove the fixe sprocket, slap on the 44T standard MB sprocket after the center hole's been enlarged, and then put back the fixe sprocket. Do I have it correct??

    I've got one of these fixe bikes on layaway and will be tackling this soon. Any insight is appreciated. Also, how do you go about enlarging the center hole on the 44T sprocket? --- Thanks
     
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    yes. thats how it's done. i used a boring bar on my mill to enlarge the center about .030" so it fit over the flange of the fixe sprocket. if you took your time it could be done with a half round file or a die grinder.
     
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    Might have to do one of these...

    Need any special tools to get that sprocket off?
     
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    no. i used channel lock pliers. theres a lock nut and then the sprocket also is threaded.
     
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    great - thanks

    How do you think it will stand up to a motor?
     
  19. camlifter

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    should be a lot better than the rag joint.
     
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    If your gonna buy a bike from Walmart which I wouldn't recommend purchasing a bike from Wally world the wheel base on all Wal-Marts 26" bikes are rather short putting your important areas very close to the tanks.
    "Support your local bike shop or Benny's at least However If I had to buy from Wally world Id go with the 29'R @ 6'5" 290 lbs I'd love to feel normal on a bike not like a 15 year old on a tricycle but this is just my 2ยข I was in there the other day while my buddy bought a 26" huffy beach cruiser just like my beach cruiser for 89 dollars

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