Walmart FatBikes

Discussion in 'Motorized Bicycle General Discussion' started by dracothered, Mar 27, 2013.

  1. dracothered

    dracothered New Member

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    This is the bike frame that inspired the changes to the Beast. It is a 70's era bike called the Pixie.
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    Before the owner striped it down and sold most of it.

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    He then sent me the frame and forks.

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    This is what I have done with it so far. It will get a different seat and a few other parts. As you can see I put 20" wheels on it instead of the 16" wheels.
     
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    Both are almost done...
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    wouldnt the big tires slow you down if you had a motor on it
     
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    The ones on it now wouldn't slow you down, but the ones that came on it might slow you some as they have more rolling resistance...
     
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    Here it is all painted up and almost done...
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    Some more pictures...

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    So will a china girl engine fit?
     
  9. mapbike

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    No way a china girl will fit on that bike unless you plan to give her a ride on the handlebars....LOL!

    Sorry couldn't help myself on that one.

    Seriously though, that bike is a prime candidate for a Dax Friction Drive set up or a home built setup maybe using a 79cc HF greyhound or predator rack mounted engine for rear wheel drive by chain or a jackshaft friction drive.

    the frame type and big tire limit an in frame build but it can still make a nice motorized rig with the right engineering.

    Kewl looking bike......

    Map
     
  10. Dan

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    Lookin' awesome Draco!
     
  11. dracothered

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    Thanks...

    This one is staying straight pedal bike, no engine.

    Though I might put an engine on this frame.
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    Not like this, but with the engine under the down tube in front of the crank.
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    Using parts from this bike...
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  12. Otero

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    Looks like I'm late jumping into this thread. I like the Stingray
    on steroids look, but my reasons for checking out the beast
    have nothing to do with motoring one. It's obviously the cheapest
    fat bike out there, and I' considering one for 'way-off-road' use.
    Has anyone out there tried to stick a derailleur on one of these
    things? I need a cheap version Surly. Stock, these look to be a
    ***** to pedal in terrain.
     
  13. Huffydavidson

    Huffydavidson STREETRACER/MANUFACTURER

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    Not really, Tony at Sunmotorbikes got it in the frame. I seen it on FB.
    He has the blue one..
     
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    Clown Shoes. that's funny mani. hehehe
     
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    ive seen that bike pictured with two different tire treads....what comes on one? is it by chance you get a smoother street tread?
     
  16. Otero

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    Well, I surfed my heart out searching for viable options to
    convert the Wally-world Beast into a no road/no trail
    wilderness bike. I came to the conclusion that, parts & labor,
    it is definitely not worth the hassle.
    However what I did find was that Bikes-Direct can get you
    A fully loaded Motobecane fantom FB4 for $695 if you order
    now as the price will go up in Feb. or Mar. Of course I have
    no idea where I'm gonna come up with $ 695, but compared
    to modifying the 'Beast' it's a real bargain.
     

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