Mongoose Beast Fat Bike build and ideas

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  1. yoothgeye

    yoothgeye I build stuff. Moderator

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    Deorman, how's the fit for you?

    Smoopy, if I bought an expensive bike at a shop I'd still be curious and check the bearings probably add even more grease too. I didn't buy this to pull it from the box and attack my local mountain bike trail, I bought a project. I don't think of this as a new car, this is used car territory.
     
  2. deorman

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    With the stem at the line, and the post close to an inch above it :roll: :lol: , pretty good. If the bars were lower or pulled back, I'd need a long throw stem or a bent seat post. I haven't ridden it more than a mile yet though. :|
     
  3. Houndog

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    I broke out the propane torch and Blued the frame,then a light mist of glitter on frame and a heavy coat on forks..
    Still waiting on more stickers for stickerbomb..also installed a 32t Truative crankset...and a 23t cog,,and a Zefal seat.
    I have an old ladys Hawthorne seat I plan on putting on,but I need to figure out to widen the rails on it..


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  4. Dr. Tankenstein

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    After 5 hours in the yard doing spring lawn stuff, I decided the old stickers weren't cutting it and besides they looked like this.
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    So, got a vintage set of Mongoose Expert Pro decals from Smoopy

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    ahhh....that's better

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    Next up a vintage yellow padded seat, yellow chain, yellow pedals and some pads for the stem and handlebars.

    See ya soon!

    Cheers,
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  5. Rat Rod

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    It's looking good!

    The Mongoose decal on the downtube looks awesome.
     
  6. dracothered

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    Yea looks great, this is one area that they could have done better on the decals instead of the cheesy looking ones they put on.
     
  7. Bill in Houston

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    deorman, how tall are you? i'm 6'3", and trying to figure out if there is any hope of fitting on one of these, and riding it pretty aggressively. thanks!
     
  8. kingfish254

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    Looking sharp Tank!
     
  9. Rat Rod

    Rat Rod Owner & Founder Head Honcho Moderator

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    Hey Bill....I'm about to receive a custom made layback seat post from member "slowriderz" this week.

    I'll be posting pics of how it turns out.

    He's our resident seat post guru...

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  10. Bill in Houston

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    Those are great-looking posts. As a mountain bike type of guy, I am wondering about banging my knees on the stem when I stand up on steep climbs.
     
  11. Randythe Rat

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    pulled all stickers off
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  12. deorman

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    @Bill in Houston: You got about an inch on me. Front triangle fore and aft is pretty close for steep climbing, even it were geared for the job. :|
     
  13. Rat Rod

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    Randy...love your transformation...the apes look awesome. :wink:
     
  14. yoothgeye

    yoothgeye I build stuff. Moderator

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    Still wondering if anyone makes sealed bearings for the euro bottom bracket, seems like most offerings are cartridge, which obviously won't work because of the wide spindle.

    Wondering if this will work or if it just works with BMX spindles... http://www.amazon.com/Eastern-Bikes-Eur ... =1-1-fkmr1
     
  15. Acustomizer

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    No more badges, added apes, flipped seat to sit further back, small 5 LED light mounted to fork. Plans for bananna seat and custom sissy bar.
     
  16. Randythe Rat

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    Thanks having fun with this bike.Its my first brand new bike and its a blast.
    Randy :D
     
  17. kingfish254

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    I think you need to find a way to mount those giant wings to the sissy bar!
     
  18. Bigcam59

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    that ...just...works!
    Now I HAVE to get one!
     
  19. jayblok

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    I have noticed on all the pictures you guys have posted of the Beast that the possibilities of large 50+ teeth chainrings are not a problem, especially with chainline alignment, just like the Walmart 32 inch monster
     
  20. kbollox

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    to answer anyone's crank questions: I put the Truvativ E4001 cranks that others have linked to. They went on without any issues and I used the stock 14m bolts to attach to the spindle. They are excellent cranks for all the torque it takes to push this Beast along. 32x18 gearing. Might go up to 32x20 if I need more spin but after ripping around last night I wouldn't bother till I pull the rear wheel again.

    The stock cranks are boat anchors and I had little confidence in the chainring, if that bends you're out of commission.

    I still want to pull, grease & adjust the bb and the rear hub.

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