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Old 02-19-06, 01:15 AM   #1
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Drops on mt. fury!

Hey i wanna know what i need to do to install a set of road bars on a walmart roadmaster mt fury bike, lol, i know its stupid.....
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Old 02-19-06, 01:35 AM   #2
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Are you going to flip them up DWI style, too?



The Mt Fury I rode (fixing my nephews bike) had such a short top tube that drop bars wouldn't be able to turn without taking out the riders knees.
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Old 02-19-06, 02:39 PM   #3
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ya know man, your right lol it is crazy short...
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Old 02-19-06, 03:18 PM   #4
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God, I hate those bikes. I use to crush them like crazy. I'd hit a curb and BAM! Bent tire at about 2.5mph, probably. They're so mass-produced that it's not even funny. Roadmaster is NOT a good brand.
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I'd take the $53.95 that Walmart charges for a new mt fury and go to the (insert favorite charitable thrift) and get a decent bike, take the mrs out to dinner, and maybe even pocket a bit of leftover change.
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The stem clamp won't be the right diameter, for one.
The brake levers wont actuate the vbrakes, for two (unless you buy some diacampe v levers for more than the whole bike.
THe whole idea is ridiculous, for three.

Maybe you could take a roadmaster, give it an uncut threadless fork and new headset, and mount one of each of every single type of handlebar ever invented. THen make it a fixed gear. Then weld a sidecar onto it. Then give it a *****-horn. Then give it streamers. Only then does the absurd-funny : absurd-stupid ratio increase past 1.
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Then weld a sidecar onto it.
I'd have thought duct tape would be adequate.
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You are going to have to ignore the thinly veiled insults above but the upshot of all of the posts is the bike isn't worth doing any upgrades. Any half-decent set of drop bars would cost 80% of the cost of your bike and a new stem, shifters, brake levers, etc. would make the cost of conversion way, way beyond reasonable.

The recommendation to visit a few thrift shops to see if you can find a fair quality road bike is a good one. You will have a much better bike for much less money.
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I didn't mean to be insulting, lord knows, I've done some some cost-foolish time-wasting stunts myself.

My daily ride is a vintage Fuji Sagres that I paid 20 bucks for at the Salvation Army. Walmart doesn't have a bike that can even come close to comparing.
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You are going to have to ignore the thinly veiled insults above but the upshot of all of the posts is the bike isn't worth doing any upgrades. Any half-decent set of drop bars would cost 80% of the cost of your bike and a new stem, shifters, brake levers, etc. would make the cost of conversion way, way beyond reasonable.

The recommendation to visit a few thrift shops to see if you can find a fair quality road bike is a good one. You will have a much better bike for much less money.
+1, What Hillrider said.
I speak from experience as someone who purchased a 24 inch Mt. Fury for my son during his inbetween years. Save your money and look for a good used bike, sell the Mr. Fury and use that money to fix up the name brand bike.
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