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Discussion in 'FAT BIKES' started by udallcustombikes, Mar 10, 2015.

  1. udallcustombikes

    udallcustombikes Moderator

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    After an extended haitus due to other projects, bicycle burn-out and being priced out of the market by "American Pickers Syndrome" I am back.

    I have wanted a fat bike since I first saw a Surly Moonlander in one of my local bike shops several years ago. Since those are a bit out of my price range I decided to order a Wal-goose Dolomite.

    I originally ordered it thru wally-world but their site to store estimated my delivery three weeks out. After several phone calls to Walmart for any explanation as to the reason with no good answer I canceled my order and went to Amazon. Same price and free 2 day shipping.

    It arrived today and after assembling it I was ready to shake it down.

    I followed Randy's lead and pulled off the decals, regreased the bearings and swapped seats. My daughter's face pretty much sums up my feelings about the bike.
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  2. LukeTheJoker

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    Welcome back! What are your plans for it?

    Luke.
     
  3. udallcustombikes

    udallcustombikes Moderator

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    Gonna ride it for a while and see what I want to change. After that?
     
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  4. ndaway

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    I see your a little out of practice..that stretched front brake cable will be fixed by turning the backward fork around and that will put your caliper on the left..glad your back
     
  5. blown240

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    it should ride better with the fork turned around too!
     
  6. udallcustombikes

    udallcustombikes Moderator

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    I was in such a hurry to put it together I wasn't paying attention. I noticed that it was backwards as she was riding it and corrected my mistake. I have ridden it to work for the last two nights. This thing is a monster!
     
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  7. jerrykr

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    The parts will tell you what you want to replace. They break, that's your clue. Want to reduce weight? replace tires and tubes. Still, they make a fun bike. Glad to see you back!
     

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