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Post by desertbikes on Sept 3, 2019 20:46:45 GMT -7
Yup, I ordered this. $398 on an email "invitation". It really is a good deal. In fact the thing fits 26x4 27"Plus & 29er Plus. I already have upgrade part ready to go. Not top of the line but certainly an upgrade to the steel Wally bikes - Aluminum frame, 8 spd FreeHub (not freewheel) & replaceable derailleur hanger. Specs are below the photo
NOTE - competed bike with 29er Plus & 26er Fat wheels & observations on second page
The Dolomite will become the high-bar cruiser & the Hitch/Malus will be stripped of good parts & put out to pasture.
i guess ull be riding again in 2021 or so looking at ur dolomite rebuild time
A subdued guffaw to you. Yes that project has been protracted. At least I have & ride bikes. Perhaps you might post something regarding your own cycling exploits.
I've already a second set of wheels for it since it can fit 26x4 as well as 29x3.?? I can already see that hills & boulders are still best tackled with 26" fattys. 29er plus will go best in desert XC just as the old Mongoose Deception did. Although where it failed in sand & washes the 29er plus won't. Already found fork selections under $200 that fit the fatter 29s.
I'm sure it won't stop there but will see what's what.
Post by desertbikes on Sept 11, 2019 18:54:57 GMT -7
5 days to go. Finally down in the 70s at dawn so started on Dolomite today. Everything is full of sand - not unexpected since I don't have a shop (yet). All the new parts have been stored indoors so they're good. Just have to take down the axles & re-grease. Other that that, pretty much everything else is new anyway. Just the frame & wheels will be reused, and the wheels are off the Hitch when it was new. They might have 30 miles on them.
I'm curious where you purchased this bike. Maybe I've missed it. It also seems that 2 weeks to ship something is a long time these days.
Guess I didn't mention that - Bikes Direct www.bikesdirect.com/products/fat-bikes.htm A great place to window shop, get realistic cost for for various equipment levels & get ideas. Dorian initially delayed shipment for a few days. Normally you get a bike in 5 business days or less.
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Jun 3, 2020 7:02:09 GMT -7
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May 31, 2020 11:52:36 GMT -7
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May 29, 2020 19:58:40 GMT -7
lurker: i am an atheist. always been one. whole notion is silly. i won't know for sure until i die, and only if i'm wrong, because if i'm right i won't be knowing or doing much of anything (i'd say decomposing, but the plan is cremation) we'll see. or we won't.
May 28, 2020 12:26:27 GMT -7
desertbikes: Philosophers & physicists are rarely right, but never in doubt.
May 28, 2020 7:49:18 GMT -7
desertbikes: And for the record, Richard Dawkins is an arrogant prick too. He's part of the in-your-face atheist crowd whose religion IS literally, Atheism. Again, it take a huge amount of faith to presume you have all the answers.
May 28, 2020 7:48:04 GMT -7
desertbikes: I've got nothing against religion. How some sects of the major 3 faiths conduct themselves is another story. The bottom line tho, religion is faith, & you can't reason with faith. If God were proven, faith wouldn't be required. Poof! No more religion
May 24, 2020 12:05:37 GMT -7
lurker: DB, you want to start a religion thread i'll be right there but i suspect we'd just agree and that would be boring.
May 24, 2020 9:39:58 GMT -7
desertbikes: Yeah, misplaced anger aside, the devout Christians, while well-meaning, became the most annoying. Almost like they're picking that time to proselytize and know better than you what's beyond death. Truth? Life's a demolition derby. Wear a frickin helmet.
May 24, 2020 7:03:45 GMT -7
desertbikes: Thanks for the words guys. I don't say much to the ones left behind. Everything sounds like platitudes. A few days after my dad died, I wanted to throttle the next person that said, "I'm sorry for your loss" or, "they're in a better place now".
May 24, 2020 6:53:00 GMT -7
tomcat65: Those whose children are terminally ill, pay a huge price for our lessons in the value of life. For some, it's more than they can bear. In the end, the lesson changes. Favor is also not fair. God's gonna God, People gonna be human. Blessings on your family
May 23, 2020 7:09:58 GMT -7
desertbikes: The cousin died. At least she's not in pain anymore. A hospice always says how the person died peacefully. What else would one expect when the patient is pumped full of adivan & morphine.
May 22, 2020 14:50:10 GMT -7
lurker: there's a lot of death going around lately. yes, some of it is we're getting older, and the people we know are getting older too. lost two acquaintances myself in the last week or so. it seems especially unfair when it takes children.
May 20, 2020 12:02:22 GMT -7