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    My Newest Fat Tire Bike - 7-Speeds, Dual Disc Brakes, No Fossil Fuels!

    This is a Mongoose Dolomite fat tire bike that I recently got. So how does this $249 WalMart bike compares to the $1,750 Surly Pugsley fat tire bike?

    Weight - Probably weighs about 15 lbs more (that's OK, I bought it for the exercise - maybe I can lose the extra 15 lbs that I am carrying around !)

    Component quality - Obviously not as good, but the Shimano shifter and mechanical disc brakes work good enough for my needs

    Value - Serious bike dudes will spend more than the cost of this entire bike just outfitting the Pugsley with a set of pedals (which are not even included on the Pugsley!). Great mileage without using fossil fuels (except I am almost old enough to be considered a fossil )

    Fun factor - Like a TW, riding this bike will put a smile on your face, plus it gets lots of looks and questions. It is just a fun bike to ride and is also a surprisingly capable bike for the price.

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    Lots more fancy than the Ebbanflood special I got. You got gears. Very nice. I like it.
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    I was looking at this today. Performance Bike - Fat Bikes - Category I think you got a good deal there.

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    The story of the Ebbanflood special and how I got sucked into ownership. https://tw200forum.com/forum/off-topi...tire-bike.html
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    You can add up to a 125cc engine to that for under $200 bucks. A few kids in my neighborhood have them. Pretty cool.

    Yeah, I always liked those fat tire bikes. I had 2.30's on my mt bike back in the 90's. but had problems with small stones/pebbles getting jammed up between my front Rock-Shock forks and the tire. Only had 1/16" clearance.
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    What frame sizes can you get ?I would love to screw around with that bike ,my vintage norco beach cruiser will be ebayed in a heartbeat ! Anybody want to send me one ?wally world up here doesn't have them .Also ,there is a guy trying to sell a mongoose he bought at toys are us in the states ,I would buy it but it originally sold for $200 and all he wants is $500.00 ,so if you haven't looked at toys are us ,they might have a better model for the same cash .His is orange but I can't remember the model .

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    I just looked at his add ,it's a mongoose dozer single speed .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Werloc View Post
    You can add up to a 125cc engine to that for under $200 bucks. A few kids in my neighborhood have them. Pretty cool.
    Hey Bob,

    I was wondering if it would be possible to squeeze in some type of an engine into this bike. If you get the chance could you snap a picture of one of the neighborhood kids' bikes? Just curious to see what type of engine might fit.

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    Brian

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    Did Bill balance those fat tires for you today?

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