Recent content by HRJG

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    Still Playing With the Mongoose Beast?

    It's weird that I keep coming back to this frame, I guess. But, I really like how it rides. The "one size fits a few" geometry is spot on for me. If I had the money, I would have a frame builder recreate the Beast in cromoly, with water bottle braze-ons, a Surly-style horizontal dropout (with...
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    Still Playing With the Mongoose Beast?

    New wheels and tires, for the snow...
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    Still Playing With the Mongoose Beast?

    Are you trying to sell a whole bike, or frame-only? I'm kinda looking for a second frame...
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    Still Playing With the Mongoose Beast?

    I got this cheap suspension fork off of eBay for $85, so I thought I’d put it on the Beast Plus, just for fun. Plus, I finally got some bmx chain ring bolts so that I could remove the outer ring.
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    Show Off Your Finished Huffy Cranbrook

    Here’s my recently-built Cranny. Flipped motorbike clubman bars, new seatpost for adequate extension, 3-piece crank converter and crank, Ritchey Moby Bite slicks, basket, rat-trap rear rack, bmx front brake w/vintage lever, etc. I love the flat white frame with satin black tinwork!
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    Mods on a Beast ?

    You could also just mount a mountain bike rear wheel with 135mm spacing, with the cogs removed. Not the prettiest option, but definitely the easiest. You could easily make a cover for the empty freehub body, to improve the aesthetics.
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    Still Playing With the Mongoose Beast?

    It actually rides really nicely, with these wheels. I got them off of eBay, with (different) tires, a couple of years ago. Less than $200, at the time...
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    Still Playing With the Mongoose Beast?

    It seems that the Beast modification has dropped off. I know it has been awhile, and my own multi-speed, disc-equipped Beast was dismantled, long ago. So, I understand the radio silence. But, I recently pulled the old frame out of the rafters, and re-imagined it as a single speed with 26x3”...
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    The Silk Purse Is Pretty Much Complete

    I have taken to referring to my Beast as the "Silk Purse", for what I trust are obvious reasons. This weekend, I put the finishing touches on it. I centered the axle and spaced out the droupout so that all five cogs are usable on the 13/34 freewheel... That gives me the same low gear on...
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    I Built Up a Bikes Direct (Motobecane) Fat Bike, Yesterday

    It is fully as nice as the Salsa Mukluk I had, for a couple of years. It is definitely worth the money (especially of you get the $695 version). Would i trade my Beast for one? No. My beast is my own creation, built on the shaky foundation provided by Walmart and Mongoose. It is far from...
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    I Built Up a Bikes Direct (Motobecane) Fat Bike, Yesterday

    The full story is on my blog, here: http://grinderswheels.blogspot.com/2013 ... ecane.html
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    Another Beast Build

    Sweet car! And, I agree about the van, for sure.
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    Another Beast Build

    Awesome work on the fork. (How about a full shot of the car...?)