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Old 02-15-21, 06:04 AM
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Always wanted a fatbike!

Now I have one!

I picked up a ~2012 Sun Spider AT, sort of a cruiser fatbike.

I think it was someone's project, from the factory it had only a coaster brake & a 2 speed SA rear end. Someone installed (or most likely had installed) an 8 speed X-RD8 and a set of Avid BB7's. The SA has issues so I ordered an internal rebuild kit, I'll then rebuild the original to see how it works. Fun to ride so far...

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Old 02-15-21, 07:33 AM
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Congrats!
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Old 02-22-21, 06:52 AM
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Alleytom could you take and post a picture of the non-drive side on the rear? I'm curious to see what adapter plate or other was used for the rear disc caliper. Thanks!
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Old 02-24-21, 05:14 AM
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Hokiefyd, I hope this helps, it's an adaptor plate that the caliper is mounted to, there is a raised portion that fits into the dropout to help align it and keep it from rotating.

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Old 04-17-21, 02:34 PM
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Thought I'd post an update, in the last month or two I have gotten new hub internals, trigger shifter, handle bar & bar ends, pedals, seatpost, chain & stem and she's ready to roll, and let me tell you what a ride! She has rapidly become my favorite bike. I also swapped out the 22T chainring for a 32T, I think I'll be swapping the 22 back though, I donít really use gears 6, 7 & 8 with the big chainring, and I like the lower gears for the few hills here. The nice part is the workout I get with 10 miles on the fat bike is like 20 on one of my other bikes, and I can literally go anywhere on it. I also think I'll replace the tires with regular fat bike tires at some point, the spider pattern is not so grippy on dirt hills...



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Old 02-27-22, 03:36 AM
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You have a really awesome bicycle!
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Old 02-27-22, 10:58 AM
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GZ for your new bike.
Just an advice , replace zip ties with any brand of adhesive cable guide.
You can find online for cheap , for me they looks a lot better than the classic zip ties.

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congrats. I too have always wanted one for nicer winter days. Just can't seem to make the leap.
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vroom ....vroom ....oops, no engine ....sorry
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I love yellow bikes
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Old 03-07-22, 03:46 PM
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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 any KOM's, but I can keep up and enjoy every ride.

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Old 03-19-22, 07:28 PM
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Did you get the internal rebuild finished? Any notes from the overhaul?
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Old 03-20-22, 06:55 AM
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Originally Posted by mauricesnail View Post
Did you get the internal rebuild finished? Any notes from the overhaul?
I ended up installing a replacement internal hub, but within a few months I broke a tooth on the 4th speed planetary gear, the RK-8 is really delicate, you can't treat it rough at all... I cannibalized the original internals and rebuilt the hub. The bike is great for cruising, but I avoid anything rough, and no steep inclines etc... This website helped with the rebuild: S-A X-RK8 internal gear hub

I bought my Pugsley as a replacement, I'm kinda done with IGH bikes for now.
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Old 03-21-22, 04:33 PM
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Originally Posted by Alleytom View Post
I bought my Pugsley as a replacement, I'm kinda done with IGH bikes for now.
Thanks for the link, I had a pugsley 6 or so years ago. These days I'm feelin foolish for selling it
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Woa, beautiful chubby bike!
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