Fat Fink II - Bye Bye Fatty

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  1. kingfish254

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    The Easter Bunny brought me a big green egg today!

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    My Walmart Mongoose Beast arrived. I went and picked it up from WM and had to ride home with the windows down after the tire rubber fumes gave me a headache in my car. It was packed very well and didn't have any scratches.

    Even if you have seen fat bikes before, you can't help but laugh when you open the box. This thing is absurd!!!

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    I just couldn't resist proping my king queen chopper seat on there for reference. If the frame didn't have such a short wheel base it could work. Maybe I'll have to build a Fat Flexy and extend the drops with a rear suspension. I guess I could ride it from the queen seat?

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    Re: Fat Fink - Walgoose Beast Fat Bike

    Wow!!!! I didn't realize that it had gone so far that the Easter Hare was a bad word!!! :shock: :shock:
     
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    Re: Fat Fink - Walgoose Beast Fat Bike

    I put my SunTour XC pedals on along with my Rat Fink bars, seat, and grips.

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    Couldn't wait to go for a ride.

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    This is gonna be fun to ride next St. Patrick's Day
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    Re: Fat Fink - Walgoose Beast Fat Bike

    First ride impression.
    - This is a super short frame (wheelbase wise that is). I think a laidback post or nanner seat is in order here, especially if I keep the Electra Fink cruiser bars. I'll probably also put a stem with a longer throw on it.
    - The gearing is way high. I will definitely go with a smaller chainring. It's fine once your going, but a bit sluggish off the line.
    - Comfort -I really like the comfort of the Fink cruiser seat on it. The bars work well too for a good upright cruiser riding position. The only problem is the shortness of the top tube. The big bars are a bit too close to me. I found myself riding with my hands way in front of the grips.
    - Coaster brake works fine.
    - Fairly maneuverable once you are rolling. It would be even moreso if my bars were so big.
    - Fun Factor - OH YEAH!!!! This is why I bought the bike and it delivers! You can't help but smile and the reaction that people have is about the same as when I ride Fugsley. This is going to be a cool bike to cruise on.

    Problem - Not sure what it is yet, but while I was riding, it almost felt like one of the cranks was loose just a bit. I checked it and they are tight. When I am stationary, I can't find anything that has improper moverment in the cranks, BB axle, rear wheel cog, rear axle, front axle, pedals. Nothing feels wrong. But when I was riding it, it just wasn't quite right. Guess I'll break down the BB and check out the bearings. I'll also check the rear wheel axle and cog.
     
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    Cool! i figured it wouldn't be long before you got one to play with :)
     
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    Re: Fat Fink - Walgoose Beast Fat Bike

    MO FATTA MO BETTA
     
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    Re: Fat Fink - Walgoose Beast Fat Bike MO FATTA MO BETTA

    Pulled the BB and it was bone dry! Not even a hint of any grease.
     
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    Re: Fat Fink - No BB Grease and Cross threaded bearing cup!

    :x The left BB bearing cup was also cross threaded.
    Rat Fink is out of commision already!
    Now I have to go through the hoops with Walmart to see if I can get a replacement (IN OUT OF STOCK GREEN)!!! :x
     
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    Re: Fat Fink - No BB Grease and Cross threaded bearing cup!

    What is the actual tire size that comes on those things? Are they 4" tires, or smaller?
     
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    Re: Fat Fink - No BB Grease and Cross threaded bearing cup!

    26" x 4" :mrgreen:
     
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    Re: Fat Fink - No BB Grease and Cross threaded bearing cup!

    Yeah, I would guess they would have to be 4" tubes from what I saw before I returned my bike.
     
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    Re: Fat Fink - No BB Grease and Cross threaded bearing cup!

    What did the person at the service desk at Walmart say about that bike? :shock:

    They have to be thinking...what the heck is this thing? :lol:
     
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    Re: Fat Fink - No BB Grease and Cross threaded bearing cup!

    She was hoping I wasn't returning it because she would have to take it to the back. I had already broken it back down and out it in the box. But she could see the big ole tires.
     
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    Re: Fat Fink - No BB Grease and Cross threaded bearing cup!

    Bummer to hear about your issues. It looks like a smooth, fun ride. Best of luck in dealing with Walmart.
     
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    Re: Fat Fink - No BB Grease and Cross threaded bearing cup!

    Returning the bike to customer service was a breeze. Eventually I will just order another online. Right now, I am going to hold off because I will need the shop space for my super secret RRBBO8 build in 30 days.
     
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    Re: Fat Fink - No BB Grease and Cross threaded bearing cup!

    I tried to get the broken bike, but they have already shipped it back.
    But now that they are available again, I went ahead and ordered another Green one.
    Fat Fink II is alive!
     
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    Re: Fat Fink - No BB Grease and Cross threaded bearing cup!

    I think the width of the BB is a problem, when the components are of this "quality". I packed the crank bearings and adjusted it, and after 3 miles it needs tightened already. Maybe it'll settle down once it's broken in. At least the bearings are in a retainer. Front wheel bearings aren't.
     
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    Re: Fat Fink - No BB Grease and Cross threaded bearing cup!

    Fat Fink II is on the way from San Pablo, CA. Expected delivery April 11th.
     
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    Re: Fat Fink - No BB Grease and Cross threaded bearing cup!

    Wow...that's interesting.

    I order one from Texas and it ships from Illinois.

    You order one from Georgia and it comes from California.

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