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Forum: Fatbikes
07-16-22, 04:12 PM
Replies: 299
Views: 62,659
Posted By whipnet

To the backyard maintenance shop. ...

To the backyard maintenance shop.

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06-23-22, 03:10 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 3,534
Posted By whipnet

That was going to be my comment as well. 👍

That was going to be my comment as well. 👍
06-23-22, 11:03 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 3,534
Posted By whipnet

Speaking of Stanley, they used to make some great...

Speaking of Stanley, they used to make some great Made in USA tools. One of my favorites from the 1930's-40's is the Yankee screwdriver. Originally made by North Bros out of Philly and Stanley...
06-22-22, 11:41 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 3,534
Posted By whipnet

Yes the Made in USA Craftsman are great tools. I...

Yes the Made in USA Craftsman are great tools. I am a huge fan of the professional and industrial screwdrivers. Here's all of them. (Took me over 2 years to acquire all of them on eBay.)

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06-22-22, 09:20 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 3,534
Posted By whipnet

You can resell Snap-On hand tools, they hold...

You can resell Snap-On hand tools, they hold their value well. If you check eBay you'll see used Snap-On going for almost new prices.
I don't think you can say that about other tools, maybe vintage...
Forum: Fatbikes
06-14-22, 08:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 638
Posted By whipnet

Congrats and welcome to fatty world. *

Congrats and welcome to fatty world.

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06-12-22, 10:53 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 3,534
Posted By whipnet

Yes agreed. Strange choice of words. My brain...

Yes agreed. Strange choice of words. My brain was obviously other places at that moment.
The term they use is "at-risk". Not sure that is much better. (?) Kids that can't afford bikes is what I...
Forum: Fatbikes
06-08-22, 03:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 638
Posted By whipnet

I can't speak on the snow factor living in...

I can't speak on the snow factor living in Houston, but I do ride a fatty year round on MTB trails and I agree with prj71 that a front suspension is nice if you're riding on dirt and roots.
I have...
06-08-22, 01:52 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 3,534
Posted By whipnet

So we can call that a BSSO? *

So we can call that a BSSO?

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06-08-22, 08:26 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 3,534
Posted By whipnet

Park Tool makes their hand tools in the U.S.,...

Park Tool makes their hand tools in the U.S., that's enough for me. They also support many biking groups and associations including ones for disenfranchised kids. That's important to me.

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06-06-22, 01:33 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 3,534
Posted By whipnet

An engine lift? 😛

An engine lift? 😛
06-03-22, 01:08 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 3,534
Posted By whipnet

Understood, but to be frank, I am not going to...

Understood, but to be frank, I am not going to push the limits of some knock-off. I'll take my 80lbs Park Tool to be safe. 👍
06-03-22, 07:36 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 3,534
Posted By whipnet

Haha! It's a steel framed Mongoose tank..My Trek...

Haha! It's a steel framed Mongoose tank..My Trek fatty is much lighter, but I still put the Mongoose on the stand.

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06-02-22, 03:00 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 3,534
Posted By whipnet

I have fat-bikes, one weighing over 45lbs. The...

I have fat-bikes, one weighing over 45lbs. The Bike Hand would not cut it for me..

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05-30-22, 02:17 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 3,534
Posted By whipnet

A Chinese knock-off promoted on Amazon... Who...

A Chinese knock-off promoted on Amazon... Who could imagine? 😛

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Forum: Fatbikes
05-29-22, 11:22 AM
Replies: 299
Views: 62,659
Posted By whipnet

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05-28-22, 02:52 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 3,534
Posted By whipnet

Some here have never heard of R&D and how it's...

Some here have never heard of R&D and how it's not free. Some couldn't care less about the manufacturer that invest in the R&D going out of business unbeknownst that when that happens there will not...
05-25-22, 02:00 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,257
Posted By whipnet

Law are good. I subscribe to the law of physics...

Law are good. I subscribe to the law of physics and in every case a car is going to win over a bike in a collision regardless of who's right or wrong.
This is why I ride off-road 95% of the time.
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05-23-22, 03:07 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 3,534
Posted By whipnet

I wouldn't go as far as saying Park Tool is the...

I wouldn't go as far as saying Park Tool is the Snap-On of the bike industry, but they make a lot of their stuff in the US as well. (Not their stands, but most of their hand tools) for me in tools...
05-20-22, 01:21 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 3,534
Posted By whipnet

I have fat-bikes, so the Park PCS-10.3 for me....

I have fat-bikes, so the Park PCS-10.3 for me. Pricey but needed and worth it.

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Forum: Fatbikes
05-03-22, 02:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 950
Posted By whipnet

My next fatbike will be titanium. Looks cool and...

My next fatbike will be titanium. Looks cool and better than carbon for fatty's IMO.

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Forum: Fatbikes
05-03-22, 02:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,293
Posted By whipnet

Cool bike and I like the old school bear trap...

Cool bike and I like the old school bear trap peddles.
Forum: Fatbikes
04-04-22, 11:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,113
Posted By whipnet

Mongoose also has a 26x4.

Mongoose also has a 26x4.
03-29-22, 11:40 AM
Replies: 3,226
Views: 835,322
Posted By whipnet

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03-23-22, 11:06 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,070
Posted By whipnet

When I first got back into riding I thought it...

When I first got back into riding I thought it would be fun to ride with groups and like you I realized I couldn't keep up. I also didn't know at the time how unfriendly most road riders were.(lol)...
Forum: Fatbikes
03-20-22, 02:20 PM
Replies: 299
Views: 62,659
Posted By whipnet

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Forum: Fatbikes
03-14-22, 11:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 915
Posted By whipnet

I am not sure if its all fat tires, but I've been...

I am not sure if its all fat tires, but I've been waiting 2 months for a replacement Gnarwhal and not expecting it until October. :foo:

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Forum: Fatbikes
03-11-22, 09:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,120
Posted By whipnet

For your needs I would look at a Yamaha YZ80. ...

For your needs I would look at a Yamaha YZ80. :thumb:

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03-08-22, 04:36 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,552
Posted By whipnet

This ^^^

This ^^^
03-07-22, 05:01 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,469
Posted By whipnet

Always pins for me. They might bite, but nothing...

Always pins for me. They might bite, but nothing as bad as an old set of bear traps, especially the Hutch ones. I still have a round dotted scar on my chest from the 80's BMX days. :50:
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03-07-22, 04:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,416
Posted By whipnet

My Bontrager Rally has some sort of "WaveCel"...

My Bontrager Rally has some sort of "WaveCel" technology that collapses.
From their marketing: WaveCel is a collapsible cellular structure that lines the inside of the helmet. This...
03-07-22, 03:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 873
Posted By whipnet

This all sounds very "California" to...

This all sounds very "California" to me...
Forum: Fatbikes
03-07-22, 03:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,970
Posted By whipnet

Most who actually ride a fat-bike fall in love in...

Most who actually ride a fat-bike fall in love in them. I let people try mine and they always comment that they are much more agile than that they thought they would be.
I'm not out there setting...
01-18-22, 04:30 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,394
Posted By whipnet

This guy can totally shred flat, dry pavement and...

This guy can totally shred flat, dry pavement and circus rings!

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01-18-22, 09:28 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,394
Posted By whipnet

Dropper post here. I just drop it when I come to...

Dropper post here. I just drop it when I come to a.stop so I can firmly plant both feet. When I take off, just pop it back up.

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01-14-22, 08:56 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,294
Posted By whipnet

Cold air is more dense making winter winds even...

Cold air is more dense making winter winds even worse.

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01-14-22, 08:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 619
Posted By whipnet

Rock n Roll man. Nice bike. *

Rock n Roll man. Nice bike.

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Forum: Fatbikes
01-13-22, 10:32 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,293
Posted By whipnet

I am 6'1" and got the large. It's perfect.

I am 6'1" and got the large. It's perfect.
01-01-22, 09:02 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,758
Posted By whipnet

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Forum: Fatbikes
12-27-21, 05:24 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 11,943
Posted By whipnet

I recently received my Farley, but I rode a $400...

I recently received my Farley, but I rode a $400 Mongoose Malus hard on the trails for 2300 miles this year with no issues.

Now the difference between the two bikes is night and day, but it held...
Forum: Fatbikes
12-26-21, 08:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,293
Posted By whipnet

I guess this pics makes more sense with the name...

I guess this pics makes more sense with the name of the thread.


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Forum: Fatbikes
12-26-21, 08:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,293
Posted By whipnet

7 month wait, but finally arrived. ...

7 month wait, but finally arrived.


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Forum: Fatbikes
12-25-21, 06:41 PM
Replies: 299
Views: 62,659
Posted By whipnet

Finally arrived! ...

Finally arrived!

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Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-21, 11:20 AM
Replies: 258
Views: 12,043
Posted By whipnet

I ride a fat bike, so not only do I not get told...

I ride a fat bike, so not only do I not get told hi or waved to by roadies, I get dirty looks.

Maybe my tires make too much noise...
Forum: Fatbikes
06-28-21, 09:36 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,293
Posted By whipnet

I'm amazed at how agile fat bikes are... even my...

I'm amazed at how agile fat bikes are... even my tank of a Mongoose.
They're saying possibly as early as October for delivery for the Farley! Better than what I was told when I ordered it.
Forum: Fatbikes
06-17-21, 10:14 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,293
Posted By whipnet

I ride the mountain bike as well as paved trails...

I ride the mountain bike as well as paved trails in Houston, specifically NW Houston. You can YouTube Cypress Creek mountain biking to see the trails.

I originally bought the bike for exercise...
06-07-21, 11:40 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 8,467
Posted By whipnet

Does the friend you had to create an account for...

Does the friend you had to create an account for have the same friends as you? Maybe it's your friend's friends and Strava assumes you know them too.
I've personally have never seen this pop-up on...
Forum: Fatbikes
06-07-21, 09:33 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,293
Posted By whipnet

To be honest, I didn't find a lot in between....

To be honest, I didn't find a lot in between. There seem to less and less offers for fat bikes each year, so I figured I'd get one to last.
Forum: Fatbikes
06-02-21, 07:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,293
Posted By whipnet

Thanks and yeah a little shocked. Hoping they...

Thanks and yeah a little shocked. Hoping they are just setting far expectations.

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Forum: Fatbikes
06-01-21, 03:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,293
Posted By whipnet

Mongoose Malus to Trek Farley

Noob here. BMX'ed in the 80's, MTB'ed in the 90's, but after a stretch of no cycling bought me a cheap fat bike last year after covid took me to the brink, and I love it on the trails in NW Houston....
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