I getting ready to buy an Orion 8 crawler fat tire bike from lectriccycles.com soon.

sal

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Chris, operation manager @ lectriccycles very nice and charges reasonable price on upgrades, instead of keeping original parts and charging extra for upgrades. By working with customers needs, lectriccycles business will definitely grow. I met him thru Court recent 40+ minute visit. And also Chris and I talked on the phone. Court's review convinced me and feel comfortable in my decision. Will see what happens in my future build. For now, I'm getting the Orion fat tire bike with upgraded hydraulic brakes, Thudbuster seat, decent peddles, new 750w, 13 amp slim battery, 42t raceface, glossy black paint, etc. Also suspension forks, bafang c965 LCD display. New updated stuff at a reasonable price, nice employees, friendly and inviting atmosphere. Cheers.
 
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sal

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Did you get your bike? If so, how do you like it?
Yes, got my bike Thursday, had to do a little more assembly then expected. I still fine tuning a few stuff. I rode it very briefly at night, got it up to 20mph ( I haven't unlock the PAS yet to go faster). I was a little disappointed in the small scratch on the fork and the sticker decal coming off already. I since bought black enamel nail polish for scatch. Also, I over tightened and cracked the headset cap on handlebar ( since got a replacement). I will ride it more end of this week...
 
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J.R.

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So the bloom is off the rose, it was going to happen sooner or latter and you'll get more use of the touchup too! Enamel paint pens work very good for that as well, easy to control and very convienient.

Congrats on the new ride, looking forward to baby pics!
 

sal

Member
I'll try pocomo, every time I upload a picture of my new bike, this website say picture data too large. I will soon take some pictures in less resolution, smaller than 16m. Sorry for the delay. ...
 

Ravi Kempaiah

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I'll try pocomo, every time I upload a picture of my new bike, this website say picture data too large. I will soon take some pictures in less resolution, smaller than 16m. Sorry for the delay. ...

There is an easy way, open the picture on your desktop and use "Snipping tool" or screen capture and then upload that screen capture :)
 

pocomo

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I'll try pocomo, every time I upload a picture of my new bike, this website say picture data too large. I will soon take some pictures in less resolution, smaller than 16m. Sorry for the delay. ...

Dude, no apologies necessary :)
 

sal

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(Link Removed - Attachment No Longer Exists) (Link Removed - Attachment No Longer Exists) (Link Removed - Attachment No Longer Exists) (Link Removed - Attachment No Longer Exists) Here are some pics of my new bike: thanx Ravi, pomoco and J.R., all great input. I like the the front and back mudguards, but mounting them is a bit a challenge : The front guard suppose to be 2 , but I notice the back one rubs again the electric wires, so I choose to remove. Then the back guard not mounted thoroughly, shakes a bit....well it a project to improve. 9/10/15, Update, I now have dialed in everything on this bike, including the mudguards, I like it all a lot now. P.S. Chris @ lectriccycles has been great in offering fixes to all my questions and concerns, great customer service....he helped diagnosis a break issue I was having and fixed it quickly over the phone, wow, he knows his stuff. I have new pics below:
 

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Adrian

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Sal, is that front fork of yours mounted correctly?

Also, you may want to look a Big o Manufacturing, they have proper full fenders that actually work. Seem like they already have sets made for the Origin 8 crawler here; http://stores.bigomfg.com/origin-8-crawler/
I bought a custom set for my fatbike and I can highly recommend them - very robust.
 

pocomo

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Cool. I like the look of the new battery case, more compact and less goofy.

I agree with @Adrian - based on the orientation of the front dropouts it looks like the front tire is actually pointed backward in these photos. Did you have to rotate the fork during setup?
 

sal

Member
WHAT THE FORK! @#*! $ You guys are absolutely right, ☆ I feel like a gubber, I mounted the front forks reverse. I now corrected position, thanks all. I will soon give it a test drive in a few days. And thanxs Adrian on the Big O suggestion, not sure if it viable to mount on my 11/9 front shock absorber, I have an upgrade to the Orion 8 crawler standard forks.... Since Big O mudguards mount to bike frame and under fork, my 11/9 shock absorber has air lockout, giving it up and down movement. But still nice to know it works great for you.
 

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Adrian

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WHAT THE FORK! @#*! $ You guys are absolutely right, ☆ I feel like a gubber, I mounted the front forks reverse. I now corrected position, thanks all. I will soon give it a test drive in a few days. And thanxs Adrian on the Big O suggestion, not sure if it viable to mount on my 11/9 front shock absorber, I have an upgrade to the Orion 8 crawler standard forks.... Since Big O mudguards mount to bike frame and under fork, my 11/9 shock absorber has air lockout, giving it up and down movement. But still nice to know it works great for you.
Sal,

Big O will do a custom front fender if the original won't fit on the fork, so you have options.