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    anyone building really fat tyred cruisers?

    Looking at the new 2015 felt range I am in love with there fat cruiser bikes, a nice hybrid between the old style cruiser and the newer fat bike trend, I think it could catch on! I know there are folks building fat tyred bikes with a more street slick road bike tyre but I mean the fat knobblies etc something to make a new trend arise!

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    i think maybe sun makes one. i remember someone showing one with 3.5" tires, but i'm not sure if i'm remembering the right brand name. wouldn't dought one will pop up at walmart eventually. they've done 32's and 29er's (got one of those myself), so i can see it.

    right now i have the front and rear wheels/tires from my mongoose beast. i know i'll have one or maybe even both as spares when i'm done with my fatbike experiment. i may try to cobble up something for myself if an idea gels for me.

    edit: sun crusher. someone just mentioned it on a fat bike forum.
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    Just saw this On One Facebook.



    On-One Fatty Cruiser Sram X5 Fat Bike | On - One

    Of course I love cruising my local beaches on mine!

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    Fat Bike - Felt Bicycles the float looks good as does the EL Nino but its only single speed, although I would also love one of them with an electric hub fitted, the float looks mean as hell!

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    Upthread, there was mention/whispers of the various Walgeese (Mongoose Dolomite, Mongoose Beast, etc, sold at WallyWorld), as well as the Sun Crusher, which comes in a coaster version and a 7 speed derailer version, there's also these things: FAT TIRE BEACH CRUISER | sikkinc.com and probably a myriad of of other fat-tired anomalies that blur the line between cruiser and "serious" fatbikes.

    I think these bikes are interesting, but the performance ones moreso than the cruisers.... interesting enough to learn about and think about, but not interesting enough to actually buy one. I'm more likely to go mid-fat/ "+", like 26x2.8" tires on some 50 to 65mm rims.... but even there, I'm not too sure. I think a serious shortcoming of fat-bikes in general is the dearth of fat rims available as aftermarket items in a 36h drilling....

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    They don't work for me, personally. The big tires seem logical for serious snow or sand riding, but a bit much for the road. Seems like a lot of mass to propel on a bike intended for cruising. But that's just me.

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    A 29er with 700 X 50 tires can be fast and comfortable. Not a true fat bike but a good compromise.

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    Electric Fat Bike Cruiser

    Just finished my build. Started with a Mongoose Dolomite and turned it into more of a cruiser and then added electric power on the front wheel...












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    Wow that thing is sweet. What does the 8 ball shifter do?

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    Thanks! The shifter is not just for show, it actually operates the rear derailleur and changes the gears.


    Quote Originally Posted by Lastplace29er View Post
    Wow that thing is sweet. What does the 8 ball shifter do?

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    Quote Originally Posted by HankSC View Post
    Thanks! The shifter is not just for show, it actually operates the rear derailleur and changes the gears.
    That is a wild ride, man.

    I require MORE info (and pics) on that electric drive, please. How much power, how long does a charge last, etc etc.

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    Thanks! The electric drive is nothing too special. It's an EBikeKit 500W Direct Drive front hub motor and a 48V 12AH Lithium NCM battery. Average cruising speed is 15 to 20 MPH. Top speed is about 25 MPH. I haven't taken the battery all the way to zero yet but I think it will probably have a range from 20 to 30 miles.

    Quote Originally Posted by SquidPuppet View Post
    That is a wild ride, man.

    I require MORE info (and pics) on that electric drive, please. How much power, how long does a charge last, etc etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HankSC View Post
    Thanks! The electric drive is nothing too special. It's an EBikeKit 500W Direct Drive front hub motor and a 48V 12AH Lithium NCM battery. Average cruising speed is 15 to 20 MPH. Top speed is about 25 MPH. I haven't taken the battery all the way to zero yet but I think it will probably have a range from 20 to 30 miles.
    Thanks.

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    Here's my cruiser. I used the 4inch rims from the Mongoose Beast. Tires are project 346 26x2.35 inch stretched over the 4 inch rims.




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    I just got a Sun Baja Cruz with 3.5" tires. I'm 72 and haven't ridden in almost 60 and I'm having a heck of a fun time on it on asphalt, gravel and dirt roads and paths.

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    Will this work for you?:

    Phat Cycles - Beach Cruisers: Modified Bicycles - Bomber (Men's Fat Tire Bike)

    It also comes in a 7-speed model. No price on their website, so you'd have to visit a dealer to find out. To me the gearing on these looks a little low probably since its intended for sandy and snowy environments. I'll stick with my converted rigid MTB with 2.5 x 26 tires.
    Are we having fun yet?

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    The Soul Stomper's are using a 3.0 Duro street tires and the monster 4.7 Vee bulldozers. Crazy expensive 4.7 tires for the hard core.

    Fat Tire Beach Cruiser - SOUL STOMPER

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    That electric set up is sweet... where did you buy it. Super clean assembly.

    What’s going on with the red canister on the handlebars?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TRIGUYSOCAL View Post
    That electric set up is sweet... where did you buy it. Super clean assembly.

    What’s going on with the red canister on the handlebars?

    Thanks! The front hub motor and controls are from an EBike Kit.

    The red canister on the handlebars is a battery powered speaker. You can connect it via bluetooth to your phone or it also has an SD Card in it. Not super loud, but plenty loud enough to hear even over traffic noise.

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    Hello I'm new here and here is my cruizer.image.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joepasta View Post
    Hello I'm new here and here is my cruizer.image.jpg
    if you don't mind, what tires are these? and what size are they? thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Philphine View Post
    if you don't mind, what tires are these? and what size are they? thanks.
    Looks like a On One BSC 3.5"

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    I just put this together. 616 Muenzie


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