Walmart FatBikes

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  1. Crazy Horse

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    Red, and Green color's of the Mongoose Beast are soldout.

    Only Blue color available now, this is according to the Walmart website. As of April 1, 2013

    If you click on the link here and scroll over color choice you'll see a Sold Out popup,
    over the picture of the Red and Green colored Mongoose Beast.

    Is it possible that the only ordered 50-100 of these Mongoose Beast's?

    CCC, I can already see in my minds eye one of these Mongoose Beast builds motorized by you!

    Hopefully walmart can reorder more Mongoose Beast's if this bicycle is this popular.

    Good luck to those of you who haven't ordered their Beast yet, and to those who have.

    C.H.



     
  2. 16v4nrbrgr

    16v4nrbrgr New Member

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    hurry up and buy suckers, lol
     
  3. Crazy Horse

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    Thanks Paul, for sharing your experience with an Electric Power Assisted Bicycle!

    I too, think these bikes are a great alternative for those who want a Fat Tire Build, be it an Electric Power Assisted or Petro Piston Power Assisted.

    I haven't had the opportunity to start an Electric Power Assisted build, but I'll eventually get around to it.

    I agree with another member who posted a complete Fat Tire 26" Bicycle for only $200.00, the wheels alone would cost you that much if purchased separately.

    I personally like this Fat Bicycle, some will respond negatively some will respond positively for whatever type of motorizing one choose's for a build like this it's a winner!

    C.H.



     
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  4. 16v4nrbrgr

    16v4nrbrgr New Member

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    If they're selling this fast expect multiple generations of them, it's not like its the last time this hits the stores.

    simmer
     
  5. Crazy Horse

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    I concur 16v4nrbrgr, if Walmart see's that these are popular enough for them to make a profit, then they'll order twice as many for the followup Production runs!

    16v4nrbrgr, you know as well as I do just as with our schwinn stingray / occ choppers, they had a first, second, third, and fourth Production runs of the Schwinn OCC Pedalchopper.

    Yes and now here in Washington, D.C. you can buy the used Schwinn OCC Pedalchopper sold at Walmarts from 2004 thru 2006 all day long off Wash, D.C. Craigslist for $40 to $50 dollars a pop.

    I see some inexpensive Walmart Mongoose Beast's for sale on Craigslist here in Wash, D.C., in the near future.

    For some of us Builders these Mongoose Beasts, will be not to challenging to motorize.

    C.H.



     
  6. Velodrome

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    I wonder; if you bolted 2 of Pats hub adapters togather; could you clear the tire with a chain? laff Heh.. Im still thinking Magic Pie and a 15aH battery.
     
  7. dracothered

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    Look what was waiting for me when I got home.

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    That is a quarter on top of the tire...
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    Ready to ride...
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    After first ride...
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  8. lowracer

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    Darn that bike looks good!
    Must be them hughjass tires...
    -Low-
     
  9. 16v4nrbrgr

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    Excellent use of keyword product promotion, lol.

    oh wait

    Excellent use of keyword product promotion, lol.




    Hurry up and buy!


    This type of enthusiasm is how lemmings get into a boatload of trouble rotfl
     
  10. Crazy Horse

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    draco, give us a review please!

    How do the weld's look? How is the gearing easy to ride?

    How long did it take to assemble your Beast?

    Will you be ordering the rear disc hub? Chopperus has them!

    Will you be motorizing if so will you use 2 or 4-stroke, or go with Electric hub?

    I agree the Mongoose Beast looks BADA$$...Congrats on your new Toy.

    Peace Crazy Horse.
    P.S. Waiting impatiently for your review, LOL...



     
  11. dracothered

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    Review to come...
     
  12. Crazy Horse

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    Thank you, 16v.

    Pissing my pants, 16v4nrbrgr.

    I knew you'd catch this, well if it helps to get White-Trash-Mart to order another production run it was well worth it.

    Your post replies are informative / enlightening / enjoyable, 16v.

    Peace bro.

    C.H.
    P.S. I always try to promote Motorized Bicycling, Bikes, Parts, helpful information etc...etc.. that I believe will benefit us all.


     
  13. 16v4nrbrgr

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    Insert ad here ->

    Good to hear, and I hope you are planning on motorizing it, we would like to know if an in frame engine mounting is possible.
     
  14. Crazy Horse

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    you're finally ready to travel over the waters with these tires :D
     
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    Waiting for this, I could use one of these with the roads up here. Dont drool over this too long, you still have a wasp to finish and the weather man says spring is here (although I don't see it yet). :)
     
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    Was eyeing up a Schwinn Admiral at walley world tonight,,think its gonna be my next build,,v frame looks real close to a perfect match for a china girl mount,,139 bucks and the wheels where actually straight for a change...front and back caliper brakes is a must also :)

    Check it out guys!
     

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  18. dracothered

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    Ok here is the first impressions review of this bike.

    As you could all see from the picture of the box, this thing is huge. Even though I have seen pictures of it with someone on it still doesn't relate how big it is just sitting in the box. Even putting a quarter on the tire won't prepare you for how big it is. Trust me on this... laff

    Packaging
    I would have to say that they could have done better at packaging these bikes in their shipping boxes. There was several areas that the box got ripped open from either part of the bike poking out of the box or the box being punctured. They did the bare minimum of protecting the bikes finish from being damaged. I got lucky and only found one very small scrape in the paint. There is at least one person I know of that didn't fair as well.

    Fit and Finish
    The paint job looks to be well done and I haven't found any flaws in it as far as I can tell. It is more along the line of a powder coat look than a semi-gloss finish, but is pleasing to my eye in the color that they picked for the red paint finish.

    Though this does bring me to the one flaw I think there is in the finish that they blew it at and that is the decals. Because the finish is more like a powder coating the choice of the type of decals that they choose is bad. It is the type that has a clear background surrounding of the decal art work and is sticks out like a sore thumb.

    The construction of the bike seems to be done really well and all the welds that I looked at seem to be flawless for the most part. They look to be solid and no defects in them. Nothing seems to be bent or out of shape, but I did find one little dent in my handle bars which looks to have been there from the start before paint was applied. It is a very small ding and not that noticeable at first glance.

    Assemblies
    The parts that they build in the factory seem to be assembled well, but I think I need to adjust a couple items before I ride it much more than the short ride I took it on after assembling the bike.

    Assembling the Bike
    Once everything was pull out from the box and all the protective covering removed the bike was easy to assemble. The only tools I needed was an adjustable wrench, phillips screwdriver, 6mm allen wrench (I believe) and my brain.

    I installed the handle bars first so I could flip the bike upside down and install the rest of the items except for the seat. The seat doesn't really need to be installed to flip the bike over and have it stay up right (the rear wheel will work just fine at this point). Total time to put it together I think was at the most 20 minutes with about 10 minutes taking it out of the box. I didn't open up any of the areas that need grease, but they seem to move freely. I would still say you should check out the main areas for proper lube.

    Handling and Rideability
    The gearing seems to be about right, but it takes just a little bit to get going. On a flat surface it will be supper easy to do, but heading up a hill it will take a little to do it.. (This is where a three speed hub would come in handy.) The bike seems to be super easy in how it handle with the stock setup.

    I did feel a little cramp in using it as far as space goes between the seat, handle bars and pedals. Though I still think that could be addressed in doing some adjustments of the handle bars and seat.

    Now the handle bars and seat seem a little on the cheap side and I don't like the seat for sure but could live with the handle bars if I had to.

    Final Thoughts
    This is a great bike so far as long as you keep in mind it isn't going to be one of those High Dollar bikes that several have said it falls short of. It is fun to look at and fun to ride so far.

    What can you do with it as far as motorizing it, well I think that making it electric would be a snap. Mounting a gas engine on it looks to be a bit of a challenge, but I think it could be done at first glance. I can see the bottom down tube being a huge hurdle to get over, but that is some of the fun in motorizing a bike.

    I this bike for everyone, NO but it sure is fun.
     
  19. ProDigit

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    The bars aren't that big. I suppose with a universal mounting kit, you should be able to mount the motor.
    I see this bike as a great contender with a 66cc engine. It definitely is one that could go fast, if it wasn't for the braking issue.

    Put a disc brake on the front, and even I would be able to ride 35-40MPH on it!
     
  20. charliechaindrive.

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    Tadaa! Issue, solved.
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    Clamp on v brake bosses! .wee.
     

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