Micargi Cyclone fatbike

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  1. Stevil

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    Ebay has a Macargi stretch Fatbike frame for sale @ $169. Turns out to be the frame for an electric
    bike priced @ $2500 ! Sorry no pics but somebody check this out to see if we can swap Dolomite
    parts on to a Way Cooler frame. No doubt a heavier,longer,more cumbersome bike then we'd like,but
    Way Cooler !!...Stevil:crazy:
     
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    they build great cruisers Love them and cheap
     
  4. wheelbender6

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    I considered buying a cool aluminum fat frame and transferring the parts from my fat Mongoose.
    -I think you will need to use a triple tree fork with that Micargi frame. Most other parts should swap.
     
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    Another thing I noticed...the Micargi frame appears to require a solid rear axle. If your Dolemite has a skewer on the rear wheel, you may need to buy a solid axle.
    -Also, I think the Dolemite has a bolt-on rear derailleur. The Micargi frame will require an axle mounted derailleur.
    -Does the Micargi frame have a rear disk mount? if not, you will need an adaptor for your rear disk.
    -You will need a longer chain, rear brake and shifter cable (unless you move the shifter to the top tube or seat tube, which I have done on some bikes).
    -None of these things are a huge expense, especially if you get used parts. Its just good to know what is required up front.
    -I have built several bikes from the frame up. There are always a few surprises and delays, but its the best way to have all the things you really want on a bike within your budget, IMHO.
     
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    I’m not sure the Micargi frame will take a rim over 80mm and the Mongoose hubs are really wide as well.
    I was going to do the same with my TSP Oldster, but the ‘Beast’ parts wouldn’t fit the frame, I donated the Beast last Christmas to a church and bought a set of 80mm rims.

    Many of the Macargi frames are limited to 3” (80mm) rim


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    It has 80mm rims though, which narrows the 4” tire a bit


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